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What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

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, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by E Showell » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Steve -- I'm petitioning for a rename for Evita to Lazarus -- back from the dead.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:50 pm

E Showell wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Steve -- I'm petitioning for a rename for Evita to Lazarus -- back from the dead.
How about Phoenicia....female Phoenix? Everything else in my house is female, And I haven’t seen the low fuel light in years.....
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by E Showell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 am

I could get behind that.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by raivis_rsn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:33 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:50 pm
And I haven’t seen the low fuel light in years.....
Your bulb is burnt out :lol:

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Post by ZionXIX » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:16 pm

Re shaped the door latch pin so that it never falls off again. Had to remove the door locking mechanism to install the pin. I hope to never do it again.

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Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Just got back from a 971-mile drive (Queens - Pittsburgh - Meadville) and back. Had to drive back in a snowstorm on 76 and 78. It was mostly slow going. But, it was pretty empty which is kind of fun during white out conditions! What wasn't fun was almost getting into two accidents on the drive back. The first involved an Infiniti driver going at least 80 who came up on me out of nowhere, passed me, and decided to pass the semi in front of me on the right... he (or she!) missed a deer by about half a foot. The second involved exiting 76 to get some gas. I made my way up the offramp coming to a full-stop (downshifted all the way to first gear!) before preceding to make a left turn towards the Love's. When all of a sudden, a big white pickup truck, comes flying towards me. He (or she!) was not slowing down... Luckily, I was able to accelerate and not skid off the road. I did skid a little but I was able to correct and make my way towards the gas station...
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 pm

WOW that's filthy! Gotta love the salt up north!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 pm
WOW that's filthy! Gotta love the salt up north!
At least it's not red/orange clay on dirt roads =)
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:20 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 pm
WOW that's filthy! Gotta love the salt up north!
At least it's not red/orange clay on dirt roads =)
Yeah, I like the look of that better than clay. Yuck...
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by Rattnalle » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:32 pm

I wasn't anywhere near that but washed it today anyway. Now it's nice and shiny again.

Last time the car was that dirty I had done a bit more than 2000 km of mostly salty winter driving between washes. Picture below.
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