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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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Rattnalle wrote: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am Did the 330' km oil change last week and yesterday I ordered a stage 1 optimisation for the car. Been thinking about it since i got it. When I caught myself looking at BMW V8s longingly I realised it was time for some more oomph :roll:

252hp/410Nm. It'll be interesting.
Now it's in and there's a clear difference. They've made the throttle response a bit sharper which adds to the feeling I guess but when flooring it there's a very clear difference in power. Going for a longer drive this weekend but so far I'm very happy with the results :-)
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That track bar bushing is a PITA to change when the bolt/adjustment cam is seized inside the thing. That seemed like a lot of work just to be able to adjust the toe alignment back there. After fussing with it 3 hours + 4 or 5 drill bits destroyed I decided that I had met my match, dug out the angle grinder and sacrificed the track bar. I had a spare on hand.
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On a side note. Rode with a friend for the weekend to a campground in southern Indiana/Brown county in his '15 5-0 Mustang. Aside from the classic exterior styling reminiscent of the '60s mustangs that I admit does look 'neat', I wasn't terribly impressed with the car. Skip the detail below if you're not interested my more detailed take of the "5-0 Ford Mustang"

Interior has a cheap hard plasticy look-feel, side windows flop around disconcertingly when opening/closing the doors. Visibility both forward and rear is awful.
He got stuck in the mud where he tried to park at the campground (I would never have tried to park in that spot that everyone else was passing up). I got a look underneath in the course of getting it pulled out by a tractor. No tow hook or solid provision for getting pulled that I could see. Every potentially suitable point to attach a rope/chain looked risky. He stomped on the gas a couple times attempting to show off during the drive down. Last few miles across a winding hilly country road to the campground he commented how fun the car is to drive on that sort of road. Not so great handling, ride quality, and poor forward visibility when cresting a steep hill resulted in an 'unbalanced' experience that I thought more scary than fun.
I don't seem to appreciate how the larger displacement NA both feels and sounds under hard acceleration. I'm so used to the low end torquey turbo on the S60. The larger displacement 5-L NA on the Mustang comes across more like a marketing gimmick once experienced. Frankly, what that vehicle needs is something more along the lines of the B6294T Volvo T6. But I suppose something between 2.8-3.5L wouldn't entice dimwits to the dealer lot quite as well.
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mrbrian200 wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:19 amOn a side note. Rode with a friend for the weekend to a campground in southern Indiana/Brown county in his '15 5-0 Mustang. Aside from the classic exterior styling reminiscent of the '60s mustangs that I admit does look 'neat', I wasn't terribly impressed with the car. Skip the detail below if you're not interested my more detailed take of the "5-0 Ford Mustang"
I'm a car guy. I love reading things like this about any make/model. At 17 I fell in love with Car & Driver. I went to the local library and practically memorized every issue going back five or ten years, every C&D issue the library could get.

Thanks for your thoughts on this 5.0. The car magazines don't have "real" talk about current models with miles on them. They only write about the brand new cars, and in ways that don't anger their advertisers.

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Ive rented a couple of these, and the interior is really poorly done, I agree.
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matthew1 wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:44 amI'm a car guy. I love reading things like this about any make/model. At 17 I fell in love with Car & Driver. I went to the local library and practically memorized every issue going back five or ten years, every C&D issue the library could get.
I know your problem. I memorized every car out the window of my dad's station wagon. I started poring over Road & Track about 1972. Kept them all. Moved them to college (?!?).

It's a sickness. Then I discovered Alfa Romeos. So so sick.
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Sick fun and sick maintenance I presume :o :lol:

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Removed and reseated BCM electronic connector - intermittant BCM-0070

SCored a total deal at Lowes - opened box Bosch 18V impact screwdriver for $50 - they had stuffed a tool bag, two 18V batteries and charger into the box, plus a set of bits. Tool like new!
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Rattnalle wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:00 am
Rattnalle wrote: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am Did the 330' km oil change last week and yesterday I ordered a stage 1 optimisation for the car. Been thinking about it since i got it. When I caught myself looking at BMW V8s longingly I realised it was time for some more oomph :roll:

252hp/410Nm. It'll be interesting.
Now it's in and there's a clear difference. They've made the throttle response a bit sharper which adds to the feeling I guess but when flooring it there's a very clear difference in power. Going for a longer drive this weekend but so far I'm very happy with the results :-)
Rattnalle, what brand/model ECU tune did you get?

Any further thoughts?
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matthew1 wrote: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:08 pm
Rattnalle wrote: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:00 am
Rattnalle wrote: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am Did the 330' km oil change last week and yesterday I ordered a stage 1 optimisation for the car. Been thinking about it since i got it. When I caught myself looking at BMW V8s longingly I realised it was time for some more oomph :roll:

252hp/410Nm. It'll be interesting.
Now it's in and there's a clear difference. They've made the throttle response a bit sharper which adds to the feeling I guess but when flooring it there's a very clear difference in power. Going for a longer drive this weekend but so far I'm very happy with the results :-)
Rattnalle, what brand/model ECU tune did you get?

Any further thoughts?
BSR. They're the big one over here for most car brands. A plug and play tune using their little OBD computer to load it myself.

There's a clear difference when overtaking, especially when already at a decent speed say 80 kph. I'll do some driving with a well loaded car this weekend, should be even more noticeable then. I'll get back with some more thoughts in a few weeks I've put a couple thousand km on it.
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Got pulled over by Five-Oh at 2200hpurs for no tail lights

Very pleasant cop told me to use my emergency flashers home.

I recall a fuse wemt on the REM on this car, will hunt for thread.

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