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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by MoVolvos » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:59 am

tyguyc wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:04 am
MoVolvos wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:28 pm
tyguyc wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Finally cleaned off my radio knob with hand sanitizer. So. Much. Better.
Did it have the sticky coating and if so were you able to completely remove it?
Indeed. and also Indeed.

I used purell, not that it really matters. and took two paper towels to get everything off my fingers.
OK, Got It. GLOVES! Thanks.


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by tyguyc » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:08 am

If you wanted to avoid the gloves, doing it near a sink may be a smart move. that way you can just wash your hands after.



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:25 pm

If you use Akebono ceramic brake pads you will practically never have to clean your wheels again (at least not of brake dust).


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by tyguyc » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:41 pm

E Showell wrote:
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If you use Akebono ceramic brake pads you will practically never have to clean your wheels again (at least not of brake dust).
But what if you like cleaning the brake dust off your rims? What produces the most brake dust? and wont chew through rotors?



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by Rattnalle » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:39 am

tyguyc wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:41 pm
E Showell wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:25 pm
If you use Akebono ceramic brake pads you will practically never have to clean your wheels again (at least not of brake dust).
But what if you like cleaning the brake dust off your rims? What produces the most brake dust? and wont chew through rotors?
My Spanish made Bosch pads certainly seem to do the trick so far :D

ATE Ceramic pads are on the list for next time anything needs replacement. Or by spring. Depends a bit on how long I think I'll keep the car. Though there really isn't anything wrong with it and anything to match it's power/weight ratio is going to be either expensive or as old.



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by GlennG2759 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:21 pm

Started LCA, Ball joint, Inner & Outer tie rods today on my '06 V70. Went with all Lemforder parts except inner tie rods (TRW). Broke down one side, taking the struts out will make job a little more roomier. Rear LCA (hockey puck) bushing shot, as well as tie rod end. I think I read somebody used 2" PVC pipe for installing ball joint, it does fit perfectly over ball joints boot protector sleeve. With one threaded end and 2" threaded galvanized cap for pounding on, it just might work.



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:25 pm

Press available up in the North Country if you get stuck (or your balls, I mean, Ball joints)

Route 32, just South of Albany


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Post by GlennG2759 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:45 pm

Thanks abscate, I'm about 50 mins. south of you and I might take you up on that. I just sent my daughter to get parts for PVC try. I'll let you know.
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by MoVolvos » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:38 pm

GlennG2759 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:45 pm
I just sent my daughter to get parts for PVC try. I'll let you know.
Glenn
Great job Dad, teaching your daughter to be handy!


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by GlennG2759 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm

Iinstalled new ball joints in steering knuckles on my '06 V70. Used 2" by 4" galvanized pipe with cap, worked perfect. About half dozen shots with a 5 lb. hammer and they were home.
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