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97 850 GLT

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97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:46 pm

October 2014-
Replace heater hoses and turbo (lower - outlet?) hose w/ OEM.
Replace A/C evaporator - BEHR
Replace dash/odometer lights
Replace heater core - BEHR
Fixed dash mounts w/ JB weld product

Aug 2014:
Front Brakes - NAPA/ATE rotors, pads, and replaced rubber brake lines. Flush/bleed fluid
Gas tank filler neck rubber seal replaced.
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:50 pm

Aqua Pearl Blue - color code 431


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2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:59 pm

Filling in maintenance log since purchase in Nov 2012. The $1,000 car.
Summer 2013-
Flush coolant- replaced radiator hoses, expansion tank hoses, upper turbo hose. Still to do - lower turbo hose and heater hoses. - Lower hose completed October 2014
Cap and Rotor- plugs were fine, wires are from 8/2011 so left those.
Drivers axle/cv & Axle seal- from EuroParts. Made in China unit so will monitor.
Replacement seats from '99 70 series. All electrics work. No SIPS
PCV replacement w/ 5/8" heater hose. Some vacuum lines replaced.
Tranny Drain and Fill x 1 - should do it a couple of more times as fluid was dirty/brown. Then attempt flush after several drain and fills.
Replaced starter with used unit while doing PCV.
Power steering fluid flush with Valvoline High Mileage Auto Transmission Stop Leak.


Karl
1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:57 am

11/9/2014 -
Oil Change NAPA 5w30 synthetic and NAPA Gold Filter - ~183,000 miles

Fixed Odometer Gear


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1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Bougicord Spark plug Wires
Bosch Super Plus copper plugs - gap 0.028"
BWD (advance auto) Distributor Cap and Rotor. Bosch cap broke when I was removing the original spark plug wires.
Replace cam seal behind distributor with Elring seal.

Sounded good and seems to run nicely. Will check gas mileage.

From inspection at Tires Plus, when getting tire fixed, rear ball joint (delta link) needs to be replaced.


Karl
1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:25 pm

December 2014. Replace upper Radiator hose again with Dayco hose from Autozone. URO hose that was approx. 2 yrs old was weeping and leaking.


Karl
1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

combatkarl
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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Sat May 23, 2015 8:52 pm

186,111 miles
-Oil Filter Change- NAPA 10/30 Synthetic w/ NAPA Gold Filter
-Replaced passenger drive/CV axle w/ USA brand from CarQuest. It was the same part number and axle that FCP Euro had. CARQuest price was ~$60 and only a $5 core-charge. Could possibly have original axle rebuilt by Marty at Raxles. Raxles did not have any Volvo axles in stock.
-Replaced axle seal. FCP Euro part
-Replaced rear rotors/pads w/ Salvage yard parts that looked very good.
-Replaced rear parking brake shoes and hardware with parts from FCP Euro. Parking brake still doesn't work. Need to check cable operation.
Clicking noise when turning right - to turn stop - check turn stops- saw a note to dab grease on turn stop and control arm where turn stop contacts control arm.

Still to do:
A/C drier - vacuum system recharge.
ECC codes - try replacement units from salvage yard
Fix radio antennae - got bent in car wash
Find drivers door - seen lots of blue colors but nothing matches Aqua Pearl Blue - 431.


Karl
1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:00 am

Load clicking when turning. Most posts point to bad cv axle. Checked the driver's side which was replaced with "USA" brand from eEuroparts in Summer 2013- about 2yrs ago. Outer boot is torn already. I saved the original axle which I sent sent to Marty at Raxle's for a rebuild. I also used a USA brand axle this spring from CARQUEST- wonder how long it will last.


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1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:10 pm

9/11/2015- Finally completed Delta Links replacement along with Anchorage mounts.
FCP parts
Delta Links - Febi red box item (made in china)
Anchorage mounts - Pro Parts Sweden
Bilstein rear Shocks from Rockymountain euro.
NAPA rear shock mounts
Replaced driver side rubber brake hose. Brake bleed completed
Adjusted parking brake
New Rear brake rotors from O'Reilly. Pads okay.
4 Wheel Alignment - Firestone
Right (passenger) control arm replaced - due to bad ball joint.

Still to do-
-axle replacement from Raxles-drivers side.
-Replace driver front door due to rust hole and worn hinges, door strap.
-Noticed the thermostat housing/upper radiator hose junction appears to be leaking. Lots of dried "crumbles" of antifreeze. May need to replace housing unit as hose was replaced.



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Re: 97 850 GLT

Post by combatkarl » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:43 am

10/25/2015
187,500 Oil Change- NAPA Synth 5-30/ NAPA oil filter


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1997 Volvo 850 GLT
2001 Honda Odyssey
1999 Mazda Miata
2012 Dodge Journey
1984 Honda Nighthawk S bike

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