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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.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:27 am

MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option?
Those are just for P80s, neither of your cars should have those. P2s have rain gutters there, with body colored plastic trim. I'm not sure about P1s, but I'm sure yours is probably correct.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:33 am

Used it as tool box for my Girl Beetle Radiator Job

Step 1. Remove front of car.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by MoVolvos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 am

kallekula wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:09 pm
MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:45 pm
kallekula wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:14 pm


I think they come standard?
So I need to find 4 or those :( although the C30 is very clean despite not having them.
Oh what I meant was that they're prob std on my S70. On your cars I have no idea.
Thanks, I'll do some research on mine.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by MoVolvos » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:47 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:27 am
MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option?
Those are just for P80s, neither of your cars should have those. P2s have rain gutters there, with body colored plastic trim. I'm not sure about P1s, but I'm sure yours is probably correct.
Thank you.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am

abscate wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:33 am
Used it as tool box for my Girl Beetle Radiator Job

Step 1. Remove front of car.

......
I thought the Beetle engine was air cooled and in the back? :P


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:26 pm

Headliner time !
I did a bad job in the front lining up with the handles holes, but it's not sagging in the back anymore and that's all I care about :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:11 pm

Water cooled New Beetle. 180 HP turbo charged i4 and 5 speeds. Quite zippy. Always on time to a Taylor Swift concert and easy to find amidst all the Miatas


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:47 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am
I thought the Beetle engine was air cooled and in the back? :P
They are... his is a Girl Beetle :mrgreen:


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 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
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:39 pm

While looking for the source of my loud exhaust note, I found two minor coolant leaks. The rubber hose from the bottom of the coolant bottle is seeping at the clamp on the metal pipe. The second is slightly worse than minor. Coolant is leaking around and behind the the thermostat housing. Coolant may also be leaking out around the ECT.
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Bonus: The lost pic of my shiny new rear rotor(s).
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:33 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:47 pm
WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am
I thought the Beetle engine was air cooled and in the back? :P
They are... his is a Girl Beetle :mrgreen:
:lol:


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