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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

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Post by abscate » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:54 am

Drove ALB to BUF across beautiful upstate NY leaves,

I think winter gas is here as I only got 32 mpg at 70 mph
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Post by tyguyc » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:02 am

Finished up installing my new tone ring that I ordered from parts geek. and all seems happy after I took a quick drive around the block.
Used my phone to do the alignment, as I took some measurements before I took it apart.

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Post by gcha8e » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:46 pm

I recently purchased a cheap electric torque wrench for working on the S60. So today I used it to do a quick job on rotating the tires, which is a first. Yes, very simple, but basically the wrench paid for itself in one use, haha!

Lately I have completed the installation of the second control arm on the right side. This went better than the first go, on the left. The job also included completion of replacing all the top and bottom torque mounts and the right side engine mount. As well as the re-greasing of the inner CV boots on both front axles. This cost me a few hundred in parts and tools and A LOT of hours of work, but it was fun.

Off to post on the AM radio problem! Good luck all!

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Post by E Showell » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:56 pm

Picked up Ruby Red from the body shop -- repainting the roof after Safelight scratched the crap out of it on a windshield replacement. New slogan? "Safelight repair, Safelight deface" -- Had my body shop guy belly laughing.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
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Post by Jibbaman150 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Checking valve clearances, getting head ready to go back in. Also might hang a picture of Robert from my rear view mirror..

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:09 pm

Jibbaman150 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Checking valve clearances, getting head ready to go back in. Also might hang a picture of Robert from my rear view mirror..
:D :D :D
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:49 am

E Showell wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Picked up Ruby Red from the body shop -- repainting the roof after Safelight scratched the crap out of it on a windshield replacement. New slogan? "Safelight repair, Safelight deface" -- Had my body shop guy belly laughing.
What’s the book rate for a roof paint and clear coat to match?

I’ll guess $550
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Post by tyguyc » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:49 am

abscate wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:49 am
E Showell wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Picked up Ruby Red from the body shop -- repainting the roof after Safelight scratched the crap out of it on a windshield replacement. New slogan? "Safelight repair, Safelight deface" -- Had my body shop guy belly laughing.
What’s the book rate for a roof paint and clear coat to match?

I’ll guess $550
I'll Play, price is right rules??
assuming its not AMMCO, $650.

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 am

Its NJ, so labor rates are usually high.

The insider information I have is the customer is E "The Hatchetman" S, so Im guessing he did well even billing to "Safeway repair, Safeway Deface"
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 am

I think it was in the $580 range. I'd have to check the initial estimate, since I never saw the final invoice. Safelight paid directly.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)

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