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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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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:
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So the girl beetle is faster than the old air cooled beetles... got it!

Those 1.8s are great engines though. My cousin at the VW dealer loves working on those almost as much as the 2.slow and 2.5!
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I replaced the timing belt, front camshaft seal and belt tensioner on the '83 245. Getting it back into main fleet duty after several years parked. Runs well now but needs the flame trap cleaned and hoses replaced. Replaced the instruments with turbo instruments with tachometer a couple weeks ago. Of course I had to adjust the odometer UP to the correct mileage of 257,000.

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White lightning beats the smog station again. Flawless victory. 👍😀💥
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:44 am So the girl beetle is faster than the old air cooled beetles... got it!

Those 1.8s are great engines though. My cousin at the VW dealer loves working on those almost as much as the 2.slow and 2.5!
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kallekula wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:02 pm White lightning beats the smog station again. Flawless victory. 👍😀💥
Beautiful Car. Kind of like June's white S80 T6. Does CA still use the in-ground Dyno rollers on the drive wheels?
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I love those old GTIs... I really want a VW. I've been looking at Corrados lately... almost picked one up, but ended up buying the S70 because I have a Volvo addiction!

$30 off a Smog test? How much do they charge you guys for those that they can give you $30 OFF the price? Emissions testing here costs $30. $14 for my Miata and 940 since they're older than '95 and only need safety inspections.
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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:04 pm I love those old GTIs... I really want a VW. I've been looking at Corrados lately... almost picked one up, but ended up buying the S70 because I have a Volvo addiction!

$30 off a Smog test? How much do they charge you guys for those that they can give you $30 OFF the price? Emissions testing here costs $30. $14 for my Miata and 940 since they're older than '95 and only need safety inspections.
The price was not regulated when I left CA 4 years ago. Anywhere from $80 to $30 dollars plus California Emissions Certificate Fee of $8.25. They always charge more for vans, trucks and SUV's.

$30 for Wake County, NC.
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MoVolvos wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:28 pm
kallekula wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:02 pm White lightning beats the smog station again. Flawless victory. 👍😀💥
Beautiful Car. Kind of like June's white S80 T6. Does CA still use the in-ground Dyno rollers on the drive wheels?
I think so yes, I wasn't paying too much attention though. Where I used to smog they had rollers.

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bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:04 pm I love those old GTIs... I really want a VW. I've been looking at Corrados lately... almost picked one up, but ended up buying the S70 because I have a Volvo addiction!

$30 off a Smog test? How much do they charge you guys for those that they can give you $30 OFF the price? Emissions testing here costs $30. $14 for my Miata and 940 since they're older than '95 and only need safety inspections.
$46 out the door plus I got a free car wash worth $10 😀

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