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1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by abscate » Mon May 26, 2014 4:49 pm

Ben850 wrote:Test drive went well today. Weather is going to be in the teens this week, so next week will be favorable for transferring the Wagon back to the daily driver.
The ECU took only a few seconds to realize the new injectors and airflow.

The R ECU will have to wait until next week.
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Ben ..watch the inboard corner of the coolant hose on the sharp edge of the fuel rail cover for chafe. Is that corner of aluminum safely free of the hose?


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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:55 pm

That hose is the 5/8" heater hose that is substituting for the PCV line from the oil trap to the PTC nipple.
I ran it that way as to not kink it anywhere along the route.

You can see a black one of the same size in the before photo. The N/A manifold is slightly larger so I had to change the routing just a little.
I will keep an eye on it, but it would only be moving with the engine because it is connected to itself, so I don't believe it will even rub much, unless the top radiator hose puts pressure on it.

The top torque arm bushing mount is solid as well.

Thanks for pointing it out though.


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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:13 pm

I found a guy customizing spark plug covers on e-bay.

They look pretty interesting so I went ahead with one.

It was reasonably priced. I did add a heavy coat of oil and gas resistant engine clearcoat because it appeared to be paint and sticker only.
I think it's a creative graphic. I'll give it some time to grow on me.

It looks pretty good with all the other blue stuff. I can always change back.
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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:39 pm

Finally got back to the hood in the back yard today.
finished sanding, priming and clear coating the hood.

Also blacked out the grille. This is the third one now. The spare will go to the T-5R project as I will retire the sedans old hood and have an extra.

Musical hoods.
The new hood goes on the wagon.

The Wagon hood goes on the Sedan.

The sedan hood goes to storage.

Sedan grille goes to T-5R project.
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Work site.
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Grille prepped.
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Grille painted.
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Hood clear coated. Rub out tomorrow.


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1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:13 pm

I finally fixed the power issue to the ECC unit after reading schematics, testing for continuity, swapping parts and inventing tools.

I chased it back to a damaged contact at the fuse box where the previous owner had learned about ground apparently.
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Previous owner getting creative with the fan motor wiring.
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He did something to this circuit as well.
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There were a couple burnt spots at the fuse box, but the bad contact turned out to be on the side of the fuse that was not burnt. It seems it was just spread too wide and made intermittent connection.

I went in with some dentist tool type pokers and tightened up the contacts.

I am on to the accumulator canister which I knew would be some trouble. The quick release side was amazingly easy after reading some of the troubles that people have encountered.
The large coupling with the hose from the compressor is just as difficult as I've heard.

I am done with it for today, but plan to have everything done by tomorrow.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:53 pm

Used bolt cutters today to separate the dryer canister at the hex weld.

From there I used a large crescent wrench on the hose, and my 500 ft. lb. Bosch cordless torque wrench on the canister hex. Done.

Didn't take pictures. pretty boring.

4oz. of PAG 46 oil in the new accumulator, fill charge of 143a after 45 minute vacuum.

Cold air!


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:36 pm

I imagine 1,200 miles or so to be put on in this coming week. If any leaks are still present in the refrigeration system, I am sure to find out.

Festivals to bring the party.
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Parked in a world of... well you know.
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It is bringing the party.
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Before the insanity.
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They sometimes even help to put your boat in the water
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And the days end like this.
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I think I had neglected to mention the 150 MPH hydroplane race going on at this venue before the band went on.
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They Fly Boats.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:15 pm

The wagon did great on a recent mini tour of approximately 800 miles in two days.

Glad I was able to take care of the climate control power issue in order to be able to change out the accumulator/dryer and charge the air condition system.

Today I felt like getting something out of the way, which was the V70 roof molding. My roof trim was beginning to crack up and peel and I've been patching it with Gaff tape.

The V70 rails have a rain diverter track along the windshield so the water, washer fluid, snow or whatever, doesn't come inside the front windows if the happen to be opened at all.
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They have been sitting around since last year.
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I cleaned them up with alcohol and used the new Armor All trim restorer.
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Cleaned out the track and got rid of the years of dirty wax along the old trim.
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They look great and should be pleasantly functional.
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I plan on grabbing some from an S70 for the Sedan/s
I washed it as well. A coat of the polymer sealer polish on the painted hood.
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Clean car ready for a busy weekend in the Michigan thumb.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:57 pm

After a pleasant period of summer travel, I am enjoying the fruits of the labor. The wagon has become a useful and practical vehicle with regards to my summer travels. On the work clock as well as pleasure.

I have missed so many photo opportunities. This is not really the appropriate thread, so only a couple to indicate the work done. (Show it off a little)
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Lake Huron at Saginaw Bay. Michigan thumb. Caseville. Perfect weather.
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Parrot headed chaos only beginning. Day two of ten for their festival.
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The natives recovering from cabin fever.
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Day like da gumbo spicy.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: 1996 850 Turbo Wagon White

Post by Ben850 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:16 pm

So at the end of the season a heater hose failed luckily a half mile from home.
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After the whole summer.
These and the turbo coolant return hose were the only ones I had not replaced.

Now taken care of both.


1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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