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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?

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On Monday (Sept 30, 2019) I FINALLY bought the car I wanted, 1998 v70 xc, black, ugly hood, 144k miles.
1. Yesterday, I stripped out the headliner (cloth came halfway off on hwy, I stripped the rest off at travel plaza) and almost all the interior. Got the carpet vacuumed.
2. Today I personally shampooed the carpet and rugs with non-concentrate Dawn, a $1 scrub brush, and a wet/dry shop-vac.
3. I am about to clean up the dashboard and the entire middle console, reinstall the mc.
Tomorrow, my car is getting an oil change. I will be getting a new oil dipstick in the mail and then an STP oil filter (AutoZone) and a couple jugs of Mobile 1 5W-30 full synthetic oil (Walmart). I have lots more to post from now til before Thanksgiving.
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1998 V70 XC black (Mi:143,995/151K, The Storm)
1998 V70 XC white ($50, junk, getting crushed soon)

Plans for The Storm: universal enclosed trailer with original fusebox and unique climate control system.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

Nice find! I've wanted an XC for a while, but I just don't have any more space for another car.

...that said, if all goes well today and the '01 is sold, I'll probably have another Volvo by Monday lol.
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
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00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
93 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
98 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
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Post by kallekula »

I put sound deadening material in one front door.
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Very cool, K.
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CIK7 wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:07 am On Monday (Sept 30, 2019) I FINALLY bought the car I wanted, 1998 v70 xc, black, ugly hood, 144k miles...

I have lots more to post from now til before Thanksgiving.
Congratulations 🍾

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Post by bmdubya1198 »

Sold the S60! Time to find something else... :D
matthew1 wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:39 pm Post photos if you have ‘em.
Yes, please do!
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
93 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
98 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
95 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
01 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
88 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
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I’ve got your stone black 1998 hood on ice up here in NY...
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Was really hoping there was a ‘is’ under that price sticker. Wife didn’t think joke was funny , even after explanation of what a Polestar was. :roll:
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Stu70 wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:09 pm Was really hoping there was a ‘is’ under that price sticker. Wife didn’t think joke was funny , even after explanation of what a Polestar was. :roll:
:lol: Reminds me of the endurance race episode of Top Gear...
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00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 200k
03 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 118k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 174k
92 245 Base White/Beige 249k
98 V70 GLT Black/Beige 205k
99 BMW 528i
84 BMW 318i
01 Mountaineer 5.0
Sold-
00 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
91 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 175k
93 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
98 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
95 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
01 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
88 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by FireFox31 »

I finally found what's been causing my front brake to stick shut. The car has been sitting for a year because I haven't had time to work on this problem. With this tackled, I can go figure out why the rear calipers are stuck open, then finish overhauling the entire braking system. Then I'll finally get my car through state inspection, a year and a half late.
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