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98 S70, N/A, 5-Speed, Dark Blue, purchased with 156K 7/24/2015

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98 S70, N/A, 5-Speed, Dark Blue, purchased with 156K 7/24/2015

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:11 pm

Never saw this feature before.

Purchased: 7/24/2015 in Nyack, NY (Car had a NJ title.)
On Craigslist for $1000, listed as a ("2000 S70") but it was a 98.
Was able to get the car for $800. Saw that it needed a PCV change pretty badly and had one bad axle and another Napa axle. Non-OEM wires, ripped driver's seat, driver's side window wouldn't work. A/C wasn't working. Drove it up and down the block and got a feel for it. It felt very "loose" and "clunky."But the clutch felt strong. And being that it was a 5-speed and my wife wanted a manual Volvo, I went for it. Checked the oil, it wasn't milky. Coolant reservoir tank was fine, coolant level didn't go up and down. Had a receipt for a Timing Belt change that was done in 2008 at 90K. But no stickers to be found anywhere. Brakes were pretty bad. Shocks and struts were rather bouncy. No leaks underneath though. Was able to drive the car from Nyack to Queens with no problems. In hindsight, the I should have paid closer to $500-600 for the car. (Considering the approximately $2000 spent on repairs, and counting!)

I actually never took a picture of the car when I purchased it. But I did take a picture of this:
S70_3.jpg
We're at 162K right now. (Yeah, we don't drive much!) We're coming up on the one year anniversary of having our Volvo!

Here's what she looks like right now:
S70.jpg
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1998 Volvo S70, N/A, 5-speed, 180K

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Re: 98 S70, N/A, 5-Speed, Dark Blue, purchased with 156K 7/24/2015

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:54 am

My very first order:
Oil Drain Plug Washer (18x24mm) - Elring 977751
Most of the oil change places I've used around here reuse washers and overtorque the oil pan bolt, or simply do not use washers. Figured I would go the washer route with our Volvo.

Volvo Tune Up Kit For Non Turbo (850 S70 V70)
I've done tuneups before. The car had non-oem everything. Figured this was a given. (I once spent $700 for someone to do something similar to my Integra so I figured I should definitely take care of this myself.) Car felt great afterwards.

Volvo Fuel Filter (850 C70 S70 V70) - Mahle 30671182 $15.99
This was my first fuel filter replacement. I must say, I don't "like" the Volvo fuel line connectors. They seem to unspecific. But after much grunting, I was able to get it off and replace it. It was the original filter. What came out of the filter was grit and dark brown fuel. I don't know if my car appreciates this change, but I'd like to think she does.

Volvo Oil Filter (240 242 244 245 740 850 940 960 S70 V70) - Mann 3517857
Hopeful? Absolutely! 8)

Volvo Air Distribution Hose ECU Cooling (850 C70 S70 V70) - Genuine Volvo 8619305
Probably not necessary. I noticed this hose was completely torn so I decided to get a new one. This was before I knew you could simply tape it up since it's not crucial.

$250

Feeling hopeful. She bounces all over the place. But hopeful. Engine purrs. Engine roars.
Volvo Brake Kit 11" (850 C70 V70 S70) - Bosch VBBRAKEKIT3
In hindsight, did I really need to spend all this extra on an OEM-like brake kit? ABSOLUTELY! (Probably not. But stopping power/efficiency are important to me.)

Volvo Brake Hardware Kit Rear (240 242 244 245 740 940) - ATE 272643
Audi Volvo Brake Hardware Kit Front - Better Brakes 18.159
Volvo Parking Brake Hardware Kit
I've done brakes on so many cars. I've always found it best to replace all hardware.

Volvo PCV Breather System Kit (850 S70 V70 Non Turbo) - 850T300
First really big job. Holy moly. Bent over the hood for six hours... It was hell. But... she started right up afterwards. So all went according to plan. This was the job that really convinced me that I could own a Volvo.

$487

(My wife ordered a set of tires sometime after this...the worst tire you can buy for this car, General Altimaxes ($400 altogether, balanced and installed)

Of course, I broke my air intake hose doing the PCV... I pick up a thermostat, it is what RSPI tells us to do when you first purchase a P80. (But really, I just wanted free shipping...)
Volvo Thermostat 90 Degrees (850 S40 S60 S70 S80 V70 XC70) - Wahler 271417
Volvo Air Intake Hose (850 S70 V70) Genuine Volvo 917930


$63

Time to get on that front end... Take care of the clunks the looseness and the steering that is out of control... It does. Except. I have no strut action...
Volvo Tie Rod End Left (960 C70 S70 V70 850) - Meyle 271598
Volvo Tie Rod End Right (960 C70 S70 V70 850) - Meyle 271599
Volvo Tie Rod Inner SMI Rack Front Inner(V70 C70 S70) - Meyle 9191410
Volvo Steering Rack Bellow (C70 S70 V70) - Lemforder 9191409
Volvo Vacuum Hose Connector URO Parts 9125615
Volvo Control Arm Front Left 2 Bolt Mount (850 S70 V70) - Febi 8628495
Volvo Control Arm Front Right 2 Bolt Mount (850 S70 V70) - Febi 8628496

$181 (Best $181 spent thus far. Immediately changes the car...)

More later... only $1381 in... :o
1998 Volvo S70, N/A, 5-speed, 180K

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