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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by DeadEric » Sun May 05, 2019 7:33 am

Well, I got the parts I needed yesterday, now I just need to make time to get them in, haha. I'll post if it makes a difference.

If I remember I'll look up the adjustment specs for yours and see if it's adjustable.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by jvl » Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 pm

Finally got VIDA to work!
So glad that I can now just lookup part numbers and put them in google when I need to buy parts! No more comparing different parts online and wondering which one fits my car! :D :D


1999 V70XC. Stock, except.... I like tinkering:
electronics
2nd battery (with isolator)
2200w pure sine wave inverter
LED Work lights in tailgate
LED traffic advisor
RC parking lights

audio
stock tweeters front and back
8" underseat powered sub

camping extras
'drawer system' in trunk
solar panel on roofrack



Feel free to PM for pics

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by ZionXIX » Sun May 05, 2019 5:35 pm

jvl wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Finally got VIDA to work!
So glad that I can now just lookup part numbers and put them in google when I need to buy parts! No more comparing different parts online and wondering which one fits my car! :D :D
Is that a difficult task?



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:22 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:35 pm
jvl wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Finally got VIDA to work!
So glad that I can now just lookup part numbers and put them in google when I need to buy parts! No more comparing different parts online and wondering which one fits my car! :D :D
Is that a difficult task?
It can be. It wasn't too challenging to get it to work on my Windows 10 laptop (which is known to be a bit of a challenge) but RickHaleParker's patch got me up and running pretty quickly and easily!
Saab TIS2000 was much more of a challenge to get working properly. I had to do that on one of my old XP desktops since that absolutely does not work on anything newer.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


Need used parts? PM me!

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sun May 05, 2019 10:28 pm

To celebrate my S70 hitting 270k miles, she got a full timing service. And I'm glad I did it know. A good friend helped me out (if you read this you know who you are THANKS!!) and made this job go a lot more smoothly. PO claimed he did the timing belt and cam seals around 200k miles, and once we got the cover off we discovered a true hack job. Cam sprockets were on wrong making lining up the timing marks impossible. Once we sorted that, we found an OE replacement waterpump with tons of old gasket left behind. Timing belt was starting to crack. But the most concerning of all, the hydraulic tensioner was badly corroded and the tensioner pulley was very much on its way out (stiff and screeching). So definitely glad I got this job done today. And of course to add insult to injury, the new Volvo waterpump gasket I bought arrived broken in two places (my fault for not inspecting it upon delivery). Unfortunately I needed the car and we only had one choice but to use it. Slathered it in Permetex seelant, installed the water pump to torque spec, and prayed to the Volvo gods for no leaks... prayed a lot.


'98 S70 T5M - 270,000+mi - forever a project
'99 S70 "AWD" - 218,000+mi - project
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by jvl » Mon May 06, 2019 7:14 am

ZionXIX wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:35 pm
jvl wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Finally got VIDA to work!
So glad that I can now just lookup part numbers and put them in google when I need to buy parts! No more comparing different parts online and wondering which one fits my car! :D :D
Is that a difficult task?

Well, no, it is not difficult but does require many specific steps. I had to setup a virtual machine that runs Win7 Pro SP3 and then install Vida + required patches. So, not difficult, but time consuming nonetheless!


1999 V70XC. Stock, except.... I like tinkering:
electronics
2nd battery (with isolator)
2200w pure sine wave inverter
LED Work lights in tailgate
LED traffic advisor
RC parking lights

audio
stock tweeters front and back
8" underseat powered sub

camping extras
'drawer system' in trunk
solar panel on roofrack



Feel free to PM for pics

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Mon May 06, 2019 3:25 pm

I rolled Evita the S70 from ALB to Smith College and back, then to PHL and back, then to Smith and back on Sunday

Elapsed miles was 960, 30 mpg. I still have cooling group refresh to do, and dash BSR repair.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by yanga001 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:31 pm

Replaced the top motor bushing with a home made clamp, car is once again smooth and dash noises have vanished.


1998 V70 N/A Auto (Workhorse)
1999 S70 T5 Auto(Project)

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:18 pm

Picked up an egg crate and a set of jewels for the R today. Unfortunately I can’t drive her right now due to the bad ETM. I’ll just have to spend the money on a Xemodex once the S90 sells.
Jewels will go on once I polish up the lenses and fix the pigtails that somebody chopped off. But the grille is on at least!
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


Need used parts? PM me!

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Thu May 09, 2019 7:35 am

Appreciate that, June and I will like that view....


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