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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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Robert needs our Love

Post by abscate »

I think everyone here knows Robert Spinner through his dedication to Volvos and his vast array of DIY videos.

He needs our love right now. More to come.
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Post by foggydogg »

Posted a little note over on the non-car talk forum earlier too.
Folks following his YouTube adventures know he's in Vegas at the moment. That's a long way from the rest of his family, so he's dealing with this alone.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
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Post by Clemens »

Is his heart messing up again?
Summer: 1996 855 R
Winter: 1994 855 T5M
Donor: 1995 854 10V

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Post by abscate »

Dianne is in ICU with a serious medical emergency, per Roberts post on social media.
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Post by BlackBart »

Oh man.......

He's such a good guy.
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Post by scot850 »

Oh Boy! Have Robert and Dianne been through the wars health wise. For 2 such big hearted people life has surely not been fair to these two wonderful people.

My thoughts are with them both.

Neil.
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Post by Clemens »

All the best to the spinners!
Having my father in law diagnosed with a brain tumor yesterday makes me realize once again how short our lives are ....
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Post by Chuck W »

Oh no!
'97 854 T5 - Manual Swap/M4.4/COP/P2R Brakes/16T/ chassis bracing/ XC70 nose swap
'97 855 GLT - Hers. RN swap/16T/COP/VVT/exhaust/302s/Flashed M4.4/ chassis bracing/ 2 kid seats
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Post by FireFox31 »

Thanks for the update. I'll be thinking of the Spinners and wishing them the best. And to Clemens's family, I hope you can navigate the cancer care system for the best outcome for your father-in-law.

I recently spoke to a kind woman who had lost her husband quite suddenly. "Life is short. Do the things." she told me. Makes me wish I'd get that P2 V70R and enjoy it while I'm able.
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Post by foggydogg »



In the midst of all this sadness, a laugh-out-loud moment at ca. 13:17.
69 1800s, @500k Death by Rust
94 850 Turbo, T-boned, ambulance for me, crusher for it
97 850T5 project
98 V70R, Junkyard rescue
98 V70GLT x2, parts cars
00 V70xc x2, both now dead
62 122s four door, 2l, FI head, discs up front, ipd swaybars
56 445 Duett basket project
1950 Studebaker 2R10 flatbed, T9 crashbox

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