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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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850 LPT wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 am That's an awesome looking R.
I didn't know there was a date code on the ETM. My 99' has a yellow label one, I have to check the date on that.
Thanks!
Yeah, the yellow label ETMs are the newer ones that I believe are supposed to be improved. If you look at the second line down on the left just above the Magneti Marelli logo, it'll have two numbers and a "W", then two more numbers. That's the year and week. So for example, 99W46 would be 46th week of 1999.
This article shows it: https://blog.fcpeuro.com/3-reasons-a-19 ... -great-buy
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 8:20 am
850 LPT wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 am That's an awesome looking R.
I didn't know there was a date code on the ETM. My 99' has a yellow label one, I have to check the date on that.
Thanks!
Yeah, the yellow label ETMs are the newer ones that I believe are supposed to be improved. If you look at the second line down on the left just above the Magneti Marelli logo, it'll have two numbers and a "W", then two more numbers. That's the year and week. So for example, 99W46 would be 46th week of 1999.
This article shows it: https://blog.fcpeuro.com/3-reasons-a-19 ... -great-buy
Thanks for the link!
Great article written by Alex Fiehl. I once bought a black Volvo 850 5-speed from him.
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I’ve read here the design is exactly the same. I do think the Mtbf is about 150k , notwithstanding the biased failure data here
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Had my son help me with the foam cannon.
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You can wash the kids too...
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abscate wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 4:26 am You can wash the kids too...
Dude... genius!
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abscate wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 11:53 pm I’ve read here the design is exactly the same. I do think the Mtbf is about 150k , notwithstanding the biased failure data here
I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same. Why improve something when you'll be able to sell more crappy ones?
'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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TheOtherside wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 1:58 am Had my son help me with the foam cannon.
You missed a spot ... the Kids's ride.
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RickHaleParker wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 9:42 am
TheOtherside wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 1:58 am Had my son help me with the foam cannon.
You missed a spot ... the Kids's ride.
Lol. I have some old Griots Garage bottles filled with water. He sprays his Little Tykes truck and wipes it down every time we go outside. Haha.

At least he stopped spraying his younger brother in the face... lol.
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Ahhh... gotta love my R. Always keeping me on my toes. Constant stress and anger is the goal of this car! Now I need to polish this fender after I just washed and applied sealant last night.

Good thing this corner light wasn't a jewel. I'd be straight up furious if it was.
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'00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 199k
'03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 117k
'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
'91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
'01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
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