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Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:34 pm

The hood would be about $50.00 at a pick-n-pull.
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Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by matthew1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:40 pm

Sorry hear about this, Shihab. A little work and your 850 will be back.
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1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:50 pm

A 1995 850 with only 80,000 miles in Atlanta, GA for only $850. He could keep the blue one for spare parts.
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Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by erikv11 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:02 pm

Fair chance it reads 80k, and the trip odometer is stuck at zero ... unless they know how to use the underhood diagnostics
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'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 140k
'98 S70 NA, 205k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 275k
'06 S60 R, 155k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, but I think this is what's going to happen:

Yesterday we went to the junkyard, they had 3 850's. I pulled the headlights off of one of them. It's not PERFECT condition, but I cleaned it up, and it should fare me well. I also found an 850 that was almost exactly, if not 100% like mine. Same color, same wheels, same wagon, and surprise surprise: it had a hood.
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Also, "new" headlights:
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Honestly, if I lost this car, I would get another wagon. Getting a sedan just ruins the point of having a Volvo for me. Wagons only. :D



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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:08 pm

End of the year. Well, let's recap everything that I've done, and everything that needs to be done in the next year:

Since January 2018:

Started driving the car (Feb.)
Oil & Filter change
New starter
New rear left brake caliper
New taillights
New distributor
Another oil change
Rear passengers door lock mechanism
Front left turn lamp assembly
Shifter knob
-accident-
Junkyard headlight

And various other things not worth mentioning

For 2019:

Rear drivers side door lock mechanism
New hood latch mechanism
Find and fix vacuum leak (help)
New hood
Fix that pesky coolant leak going on somewhere
Body panels for tailgate
Various other broken plastic bits

And that's only to list a few. Happy Holidays to everyone!



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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by misha » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:51 pm

I told you that it would be perfect if you would find a car with matching colour at junkyard! ;)

Where is the grill?! 8)


'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by shihabafi » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:59 pm

misha wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:51 pm
I told you that it would be perfect if you would find a car with matching colour at junkyard! ;)

Where is the grill?! 8)
I haven't put it on yet because the hood latch is broken, and I'm too scared I won't be able to open the hood anymore...



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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by misha » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Re-use the one from your old hood....or you mean on the one behind headlight?


'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

Post by ZionXIX » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:15 pm

You made out like a bandit with that hood. I would do terrible things to find a dent free hood in my color.



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