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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

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amblerman wrote: Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:33 pm Changed the front brakes on my 2006 Honda accord. While doing that I decided to bleed all 4 corners.
It needed it. Fluid was way darker than I had hoped. Much darker.

While I had everything out, I decided to bleed the brakes on my s70 since I've owned the car for 2+ years and I had no idea when it was done. When I got the car, the pads looked recently changed based on the thickness. The fluid was quite nice looking coming out so I probably didn't need to do it. But it's done and I can stop worrying about that job.

Bleeding brakes on the s70 was easier than on the honda. The bleeder valves are just a hair longer on the volvo which made all the difference . On the honda I was fighting keeping the hose on the bleeder nipple while I turned the wrench. Not so on the volvo.

I forgot to mention that I did this with a Motive bleeder system and it worked quite well. (bought from FCP)

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Swapped the rear view mirror glass on the 01 S60 today. Fortunately I got a good one from the junkyard... I pulled the UEM and separated the old mirror yesterday and attempted to install the new glass I had, but I ended up cracking it because I didn't realize the newer style glass with the plastic backing didn't quite clear the mirror housing.
Trimmed two alignment nubs for the PCB and it's all good now!

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'07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
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'92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
'99 BMW 528i
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Cookeh wrote: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am
Clemens wrote: Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:14 pm on my 94 without bumpstops on the a-arms it did rub. and that was without lowering springs.
I believe that they didn't rub on the S70, because that was the standard size for S70ies, at least for the european market.
Blast, that's annoying. In 205/50/16 the only two premium tyre choices I have are the Hankook Ventus Prime 3s or the Goodyear Efficient grips. I can't get most of the new tyres in a 50 profile (CSC6s/Primacy 4s/PS4s/or most winter tyres). Admittedly, both the Hankooks and Goodyears are very good tyres, but the price hike between profiles is ridiculous. EfficientGrips, for example, are £94 ea in 50 profile or £49 ea in 55 profile.
Thing is though: if you are mindful that you don't turn the steering wheel to full lock you should get away with it. You will need to inspect the inner wheelhousings occasionally.
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Picked up a pair of coil springs for $20 from a local former owner of a 1998 V70.

Anyone know what brand they might be? Supposedly made in Sweden. ProParts?
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Probably not Pro Parts... most of their stuff isn't made in Sweden (at least I don't think so). It may be Lesjofors, those are made in Sweden.
'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
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Scantech. It’s the second step of the 12 step process from URO to Genuine Volvo parts.

The “ Made in Sweden” gives you hope.
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Scantech is what evolved into URO, isn't it? Or maybe ProParts... dunno, they're all at the first few steps!
'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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My name is xxxxxxx, and I'm driving a $50,000 car that I think $5 parts will fix as good as new....

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abscate wrote: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:56 pm My name is xxxxxxx, and I'm driving a $50,000 car that I think $5 parts will fix as good as new....

MVS: Hello, xxxxxx ( all together)
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abscate wrote: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:56 pm My name is xxxxxxx, and I'm driving a $50,000 car that I think $5 parts will fix as good as new....

MVS: Hello, xxxxxx ( all together)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

You should see what comes up on some of the Volvo Facebook pages I'm on. Between using cheap parts and general stupid questions... those who post on forums tend to at least do a LITTLE research before posting a new thread!
'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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