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

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:41 am

abscate wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:25 am
Test

Thread should be good now

I think I fat fingered a lock on my last post , sorry about that.
Good, I was worried this thread was just going to be all about you now!

Day 2 now of my evaporator replacement, and I'm currently about 50% done. It's been MISERABLE. Anyone who knows me knows that I refuse to let anyone else work on my cars, and I do everything myself except for wheel alignments, tire mounting/balancing, and machine work, but this job is one I will never do again. For a couple hundred bucks, I would love to let someone else take care of this as long as I get a guarantee it's done right. It's so ridiculous that you have to remove the entire climate control box to get to the evaporator... I had no idea it was this involved. Seriously, I've pulled complete drivetrains faster than this. I can have a Miata engine and transmission out in 2 hours max.
What really sucks is that I still need to reinforce my dash mounts with fiberglass. Fortunately I was able to glue the anchors back in place since they weren't too destroyed, but I still want to reinforce them.

In other news, I picked up a 3 Pilot Sports for the new S60 yesterday for $20/piece off a local Volvo enthusiast. All I need is the front pair, and I'll transfer the current Continentals to the '01 since those tires are beyond awful. It worked out perfectly, the '03 already has a pair of fairly new Pilot Sports on the rear, so now it'll have a complete set.


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 Clemens » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:23 pm

Replaced the turbo diaphramg, the TCV and some hoses on my 94T5M. This seems to have cured the strange boost problem I´ve had ever since I got it.
Also did an oil and filter change. And changed some of the power steering fluid.
Additionally I did an oil and filter change, changed some of the power steering fluid and drained and refilled the ATF on my 96R.

Great weekend for people like us...


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

Post by Rattnalle » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:43 pm

Last day of the holiday. I've done about 6500 km of driving during the last six weeks or so. Zero hickups.



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

Post by abscate » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:41 am
abscate wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:25 am
Test

Thread should be good now

I think I fat fingered a lock on my last post , sorry about that.
Good, I was worried this thread was just going to be all about you now!

Day 2 now of my evaporator replacement, and I'm currently about 50% done. It's been MISERABLE. Anyone who knows me knows that I refuse to let anyone else work on my cars, and I do everything myself except for wheel alignments, tire mounting/balancing, and machine work, but this job is one I will never do again. For a couple hundred bucks, I would love to let someone else take care of this as long as I get a guarantee it's done right. It's so ridiculous that you have to remove the entire climate control box to get to the evaporator... I had no idea it was this involved. Seriously, I've pulled complete drivetrains faster than this. I can have a Miata engine and transmission out in 2 hours max.
What really sucks is that I still need to reinforce my dash mounts with fiberglass. Fortunately I was able to glue the anchors back in place since they weren't too destroyed, but I still want to reinforce them.

In other news, I picked up a 3 Pilot Sports for the new S60 yesterday for $20/piece off a local Volvo enthusiast. All I need is the front pair, and I'll transfer the current Continentals to the '01 since those tires are beyond awful. It worked out perfectly, the '03 already has a pair of fairly new Pilot Sports on the rear, so now it'll have a complete set.

The problem is it’s $2000. Stupid labor rate is the same as smart labor rate

The next one you do will take 1/2 the time, though.


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

Post by Chuck W » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Finished up the delta link bushing refresh on the wife's '97 GLT.

Both of the inner bushings were broken.

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Figured out the quick way to do the outer bushings. Even with the tool, they can be a bear. Just drill through the upper part of the outer plastic sleeve. They pull right out with the tool. A bit of dish soap aids in the reinstallation.

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We should be good for a while now...

Installed this guy under there as well.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:09 pm

abscate wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm

The problem is it’s $2000. Stupid labor rate is the same as smart labor rate

The next one you do will take 1/2 the time, though.
Yeah, I definitely believe that... it’s a big job. Granted, I’ve taken quite a few breaks to do other stuff (helped my cousin swap out his rear brakes on his S70 he just got back on the road with a new Xemodex ETM, that only took 20 minutes though. Also helped my dad bleed the brakes on his E39 which also got new rear brakes today) but this project is going on 3 days.
I’m also repairing the dash, so that makes it take longer.

Honestly though now that I’ve cooled down, it’s really not THAT bad of a job. It’s just a lot of disassembly. All I still need to do is install the lower dash and all of the other stuff (radio, ECC, etc). I’m hoping to get that PAG oil smell cleared out of the car once I can run the AC and use one of those air freshener foggers. Then I’ll air it out for a day. Mid 90s this week... I’ll need that AC!

Anyway, have a look at this expansion valve! I’m glad I decided to change it along with the receiver drier!
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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 BlackBart » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:10 am

I practiced with my new Griot's polisher.....

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Post by ZionXIX » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Spent the afternoon trying to diagnose why my low speed fan doesn't seem to work.

Things I'm noticing:
At 206F the overflow tank is filled to the top
At 208F the lid begins leaking
Turning on the AC engage the fan and brings the temps down quick.
The yellow wires for the center relay plug were crammed full of whatever orange insulating rubber material was originally put in there. It wasn't doing its job anymore so I removed them from the plug housing and connected them directly to the relay pins.

Things I've tested:
Low speed and high speed both come on if I ground out the yellow wires on the relay.
The yellow wires correspond to A7 and A22 of the ECU. I am measures 3-5 ohms for both wires up to the ecu.
I tried switching the yellow wires
I swapped out the relay for a spare
I tested the relay outside the car with a meter.

Also changed out the thermostat today. A craftsman T40 ended up doing the trick. The new one is made in Germany where as the previous one is stamped France.

Conclusions:
Theory 1: bad ground --> cleaned as many as I could find a few weeks ago with a brass wire drill brush.
Theory 2: ECU is not grounding the relay properly = bad ECU
Theory 3: I could have 2 bad relays
Theory 4: reservoir cap is not holding enough pressure, not sure what they are supposed to withstand or what temps activate the fan.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by abscate » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:12 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:09 pm
abscate wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm

The problem is it’s $2000. Stupid labor rate is the same as smart labor rate

The next one you do will take 1/2 the time, though.
Yeah, I definitely believe that... it’s a big job. Granted, I’ve taken quite a few breaks to do other stuff (helped my cousin swap out his rear brakes on his S70 he just got back on the road with a new Xemodex ETM, that only took 20 minutes though. Also helped my dad bleed the brakes on his E39 which also got new rear brakes today) but this project is going on 3 days.
I’m also repairing the dash, so that makes it take longer.

Honestly though now that I’ve cooled down, it’s really not THAT bad of a job. It’s just a lot of disassembly. All I still need to do is install the lower dash and all of the other stuff (radio, ECC, etc). I’m hoping to get that PAG oil smell cleared out of the car once I can run the AC and use one of those air freshener foggers. Then I’ll air it out for a day. Mid 90s this week... I’ll need that AC!

Anyway, have a look at this expansion valve! I’m glad I decided to change it along with the receiver drier!
Errr , now we know why we don’t use “stop leak’ in a “COTS “ or orfice type AC

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

Post by abscate » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:23 pm

The upstate NY triangles...ALB ....SYR.....ROC.....ITHACA.......CORNING......ALB

0500-1930 in the P80 seat. I’m so glad I didn’t sell this car


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