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1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

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Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:58 pm

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It was fun again at the airport.
No worries as to the viability of the car this year.

I have addressed most of the known issues to this year/mileage Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon.

There will be more. It will be 20 soon. Next year it will be of drinking age.

I will post the video of the run when it is in the proper format.

A few photos. The snow tires still on, while having the runway with my RC Plane friends.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:13 pm

Titans.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:46 pm

Was going to post a video, but the format did not seem to be accepted.
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Oh, the left "eye brow" disappeared over the winter. I have a couple sets on order.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:59 am

A nice update. Driving most of the Summer on the Titan rims was more fun than I had expected.
Michigan roads had changed the "Fun".
A few more weeks, I will put the snows back.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:01 pm

I am still running the Titans this winter, I should have put the snows back on yesterday while it was warm.

I will when I get a chance. Michigan pothole season is here.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:59 pm

I've just come home from my friends garage having installed the above snows.

The Titans are filthy and will be nicely cleaned by the time the potholes are filled. If they do. Michigan is having a bit of a problem with road repair funding.
Drivers side axle is next on the agenda. Both boots are torn. No issues yet, just a matter of time.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:38 pm

The snows were still on at the airport last spring when I was allowed to run it down the runway.
Later, In July I had the Titans on with Conti-Pros.
Still ran about the same .
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The snows were installed at the perfect time. We are getting the largest snowfall of the year today, after 60 degree weather last week.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Wed May 11, 2016 2:18 pm

The previous owner had some Bondo work done on the drivers front fender which is now coming through.
Ihad a couple fenders in storage so I cleaned one up, bought some pinstripe, and took care of that ugly.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Wed May 11, 2016 2:31 pm

A new acquaintance, Volvo enthusiast, gave me an n extra MBV he had on hand.

It installed in about 15 minutes.
It seems to be limited by the amount of boost the ECU allows, 628 R ECU.

I am still experimenting.
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The boost gauge was calibrating. This is not an accurate reading.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

Ben850
Posts: 1613
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:53 pm
Year and Model: 1996 850 R Wagon
Location: Michigan
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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Wed May 11, 2016 2:48 pm

It's coming time to put the Titans back on. I will wait a couple more weeks for some road repairs to be finished.
In the mean time, the "snows" give a smoother ride over the bums and pot holes.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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