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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
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:21 pm

Sold the GLT. Going to complete the sale tomorrow, but I feel like she's going to a good home. I've had the car almost 4 years (just a few weeks away from a full 4 years) and it was my first car, I'm definitely going to miss it. I'll tell the new owner to let me know when he decides to sell it!

The good to come out of it is that I'll have one more driveway space and I'll be able to get the R on the road full time as a daily driver. The AC evaporator is on the way, so I'll knock out that job within the next week or so, and I'll be ordering a Snabb intercooler tomorrow so I can finally fix the boost leak. Then to figure out those two codes that continue to haunt me... :cry:


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 106k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it

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

Post by abscate » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:43 pm

Complete hose refresh on Evita. Coolant change too. At 159,900 miles

Managed to use some 3/4 inch PEX clamps on 19mm hoses


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

Post by BlackBart » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:33 pm

I changed the turbo vacuum lines and did some tidying.

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Post by ZionXIX » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:58 pm

Had a good morning at the junkyard. Found a hood in my color with no dents at all. Also found a 12mm socket in the engine bay. Just what I needed to remove the hood. Washed the hood at the carwash on the way home and installed right away. Then I got ambitious and decided to swap my parts car taillights in. They are in such good condition all i had to do was clean them with some acetone and then spray a layer of clear uv resistant rustoleum. I don't think my lights have ever looked this good.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm

Nice find!

And WOW, those taillights were bad!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 106k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it

Need used parts? PM me!

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

Post by ZionXIX » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:16 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Nice find!

And WOW, those taillights were bad!
What year did the plastic change in the tail lights? I was told the later years had a change to a more durable plastic.

I think next I'm going to swap out the front doors and heatgun/paint the trim and bumpers.

Still looking for a way to restore the headlight reflectors.



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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:05 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:16 pm
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Nice find!

And WOW, those taillights were bad!
What year did the plastic change in the tail lights? I was told the later years had a change to a more durable plastic.

I think next I'm going to swap out the front doors and heatgun/paint the trim and bumpers.

Still looking for a way to restore the headlight reflectors.
I'm not sure. The V70 has the clear turn signals and those aren't prone to fading, but I don't know if the 855 taillights were ever updated.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 106k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it

Need used parts? PM me!

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

Post by brunocerous » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:16 pm

I put the compression tester on the T5 and got just above 150psi (dry) on the first four cylinders and ~146psi on No. 5.

Took it for another spin and nearly froze from the AC.

BlackBart wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:33 pm
I changed the turbo vacuum lines and did some tidying
That is quite possibly the spiffiest engine bay I've ever seen on a P80. Nice!
ZionXIX wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Had a good morning at the junkyard. Found a hood in my color with no dents at all. Also found a 12mm socket in the engine bay. Just what I needed to remove the hood. Washed the hood at the carwash on the way home and installed right away. Then I got ambitious and decided to swap my parts car taillights in. They are in such good condition all i had to do was clean them with some acetone and then spray a layer of clear uv resistant rustoleum. I don't think my lights have ever looked this good.
Looks like night and day. What a great find!


2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
1999 V70 XC AWD, AT (RIP)
1998 S70 T5, AT (RIP)

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

Post by abscate » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:37 am

Question. When you do a hose R/R And flush replace the coolant with genuine Volvo coolant, and your new coolant looks like 25% dilution yellow coolant, what’s the next step?

Answer. Flush out the old coolant you were saving on the shelf for Neil, and flush, and replace with green Volvo new stuff


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

Post by kallekula » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 am

Changed valve cover gaskets on my bimmer. Also painted the covers black with VHT wrinkle plus.
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S70 2000 Base
V70 XC AWD 2001 *SOLD*
V70 2001 N/A *SOLD*
S40 2005 2.4i *RIP*
XC90 2005 2.5T FWD *SOLD*
S70 1999 T5 *SOLD*
BMW 540i 2002

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