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What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!

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Re: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!

Post by tyguyc »

I put off my winters because I believe that my almost new all seasons will get me through the next month.

Hope that it pays off.

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Post by ndphotonl »

I still need to change the control arms on my S80...
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Post by tyguyc »

Harping back to my post 2 posts ago, I was wrong.

I had a set of snow tires and was being lazy. We had 2 18" snow storms in 36 hours early December, it was awesome.

I drove to work the first day of the storm as I normally drive (like a jerk) and all of the turns were very slick.

I (thankfully) didn't hit anything or anyone but I could have been in so much more control had I had my blizzacks on.

I ended up dragging my jack into the snow and doing a winter tire changeover while it was snowing.

The next commute in was so much better, I had all the traction I could reasonably ask for.

I really shouldn't have put it off, now the question is, when should I switch back?

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Post by volvolugnut »

I have put off doing any major car work on the vehicles that currently run and drive. I am a bit concerned I will get something apart and create a problem I can't fix with tools, parts, supplies on hand.
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Post by MoVolvos »

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The FCP coolant tank and stainless brake line set came a day late (FEDEX problem) and took the wind of getting that thing back on the road. Instead of working on it today went to Costco to avoid the line on Saturday. Hoping for tomorrow.
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Post by tyguyc »

Almost Easter and still haven't switched back to the all seasons I have. Turns out I'm just lazy. Oh this also does not put me in good light but my low washer fluid message is still yelling at me.

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Post by subzerocarfanatic »

Rattnalle wrote: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:58 am
hethaerto wrote: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 am Luckily in TN safety inspections are not required. However, it's easier to buy a well-maintained car in states that do require it.
So do you just drive around until you yourself decide the car isn't worth keeping or are there still rules but you need to be stopped and checked by chance for anyone to find out if you're following them or not?
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Post by jonesg »

I didn't install the new control arm ....
that I bought 5 years ago.
I'll get a good 10 years out of it.

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Post by abscate »

jonesg wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:43 pm I didn't install the new control arm ....
that I bought 5 years ago.
I'll get a good 10 years out of it.
:D :D :D

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Post by 2000c70hpt »

ndphotonl wrote: Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:34 pm I still need to change the control arms on my S80...
I hear ya. Still have to do them on my xc90 and a trans fluid dump and fill
2000 C70 hpt with 140k
2008 xc90 t6 non turbo with 170k

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