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

Post by kallekula » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:02 am

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:42 pm

Just added another one to the collection... only made it 2 days with less than 5 Volvos on the driveway!


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 ZionXIX » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:02 pm

kallekula wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:02 am
Polished headlight lenses

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Nice work. Any specific product?

I wish I could restore my headlight reflectors.



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

Post by kallekula » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:13 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:02 pm
kallekula wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:02 am
Polished headlight lenses

20190802_091435.jpg20190802_095116.jpg
Nice work. Any specific product?

I wish I could restore my headlight reflectors.
Mother's headlight restoration kit. It contains everything u need.


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V70 2001 N/A *SOLD*
S40 2005 2.4i *RIP*
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S70 1999 T5 *SOLD*
BMW 540i 2002

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:19 pm

Washed my newest Volvo a little bit ago. I need to clay it and polish it, but overall it's in really good shape! Only 106k miles and a binder of service records. I very rarely pay asking price on cars, but I think this one was worth it!
It'll be for my brother, and I'm going to fix up the '01 to sell. The '01 is in good shape overall, but this car needs less work and has less than half the miles of the other one. It was even dealer maintained up until the previous owner!
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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 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:26 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Nice find sir!


Anyone had any luck just buying aftermarket headlight and changing over the reflectors? Eeuroparts has Uro headlights for $69 each right now.



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Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:32 pm

I replaced the B+ fuse box cable and lo and behold the mysterious codes are gone! I don't know why I didn't do it sooner... I guess since I had only 0.01V drop, I didn't worry about it. Dare I say it seems even my cluster warning lights are all slightly brighter now too, like they should be!
Upon removing the terminal from the fuse box, I quickly discovered it was due for replacement! I noticed it was corroded and I saw a broken strand a day or two ago, but I didn't know it was this bad. The wire coating was melted together and the lug was slightly discolored.

Checked again at idle, still 0.01V drop from B+ to fuse box B+.

Also replaced a lower door trim piece on the silver S60. Cosmetically complete now! All I need to do now is replace the driver door lower trim since the front screw anchor is broken. Stupid me didn't realize ends were screwed in at the junkyard and I damaged the only trim piece they had, the rest of the S60s were facelift models. Fortunately I learned from that and didn't do the same thing with the rear door trim!
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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 ZionXIX » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:28 am

So got to work early and am sitting here idling for about 10min when I see smoke coming from under the hood. Dash temp is reading normal. Pop the hood only to see the coolant reservoir overflowing. What's going on? I've suspected a bad thermostat but not a bad temp sensor.



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

Post by abscate » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:38 am

You probably caught it hot but not overheated yet. Bad thermostat a definite possibility and first thing to try after reviewing history.


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

Post by ZionXIX » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:38 am
You probably caught it hot but not overheated yet. Bad thermostat a definite possibility and first thing to try after reviewing history.
So do you think my temp sensor is probably fine? I have a thermostat just haven't swapped it yet.



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