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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, including 850 R, 850 T-5R, 850 T-5, 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?

Post by abscate »

Goupil wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 05:18 While trying to diagnose other things, I noticed my battery voltage was quite low, even when the car running.

It would appear that someone ( :mrgreen: ) forgot to tighten the alternator terminal bolt, that would do !
I’ve had that same bad mechanic Mr Someone in my garage
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

abscate wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 05:25
Goupil wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 05:18 While trying to diagnose other things, I noticed my battery voltage was quite low, even when the car running.

It would appear that someone ( :mrgreen: ) forgot to tighten the alternator terminal bolt, that would do !
I’ve had that same bad mechanic Mr Someone in my garage
Yeah, that guy makes his way around...
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Post by Goupil »

That guy did a nice one again

I was having some idle issue, especially after driving, sometimes as high as 3k rpm.
Searched for a vacuum leak, changed a few things...
Today I finally realised the throttle body wasn't springing properly back home. At this point I knew

The unnamed guy put some shop towels in the intercooler during disassembly to avoid getting stuff in there, and forgot to remove one :roll:

Suddenly works a lot better :lol:
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scot850 wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 20:12 Do question the sanity of repairing vs buying the stupid expensive bulbs from Volvo!
Yeah, I paid $11 to FCP and got the bulb. Perhaps it's a lot more expensive north of the border. I've got to spend my time repairing higher value parts like my CVVT solenoid.
Bob Morton wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 03:22 Took a couple pictures in the early morning
Looks smart with those white wheels. If I look very closely, I can almost see the C70 frame brace.
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I realized a few days ago when it rained, that the Dodge Shadow wiper arms that I installed a few weeks ago weren't working right.
They seemed way loose. Messed around with it for awhile, but I couldn't see what the problem was; son looks at it, pops some plastic part out of the blade and reassembles it all. Like in 30 sec ! All done, and I gained the additional 1" on the wiping field on the passenger side I wanted.
However ( there's always a catch ), the drivers side arm makes contact with the underside of the hood edge when It's straight up and down. I hadn't noticed this before, so it's not so straight forward of a modification as I thought. Took about and hour of peening and filing to get it to where it clears.
On the plus side, the blades can be changed out with the hood closed, just like on the stock arms.
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Murphy Someone is devious and always busy somewhere.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

volvolugnut wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 15:15 Murphy Someone is devious and always busy somewhere.
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That he is!
Goupil wrote: 03 Jul 2022, 12:25 That guy did a nice one again

I was having some idle issue, especially after driving, sometimes as high as 3k rpm.
Searched for a vacuum leak, changed a few things...
Today I finally realised the throttle body wasn't springing properly back home. At this point I knew

The unnamed guy put some shop towels in the intercooler during disassembly to avoid getting stuff in there, and forgot to remove one :roll:

Suddenly works a lot better :lol:
You don't have to feel bad about that one, I hear about this happening VERY often. I haven't managed to do it myself. Yet...
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91 944 Turbo 175k
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84 BMW 318i
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Post by foggydogg »

Shiny new 9474483
Not cheap, but I couldn't have fabricated one out of flat plate for less, especially since bending heavy gauge stock to a precise angle is ...challenging.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

I've been trying to figure out how to make a C70 SF brace work with that bracket, but I'm too lazy to try to make it work. I think I'm going to wait until I put in a full FWD exhaust system, being that I have no AWD components left on my car.
00 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 207k
07 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 195k
08 S40 2.4i Chameleon Blue/Quartz 214k
92 245 White/Beige 249k
91 944 Turbo 175k
03 BMW X5 3.0i
01 330Ci
99 BMW 528iT
84 BMW 318i
Sold-
03 S60 2.4T
00 S70 GLT
98 V70 GLT
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98 S90
95 850 GLT
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Post by FireFox31 »

foggydogg wrote: 04 Jul 2022, 06:15 Shiny new 9474483
Not cheap, but I couldn't have fabricated one out of flat plate for less
It's great that the part is still available. I always wonder if some parts are in low demand so there's a supply of them waiting to be used up, but they'll never be made again. And I wonder if some parts which have no supply sit and gather back orders until there's enough demand to justify another production run. But that would be a low volume run requiring setup and tooling. So yeah, obtaining new parts for 20+ year old cars mystifies me. But I kind of want to buy a stockpile...
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