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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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?

Post by E Showell » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:31 pm

Put it up for sale. See classifieds.


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'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?

Post by Stu70 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:04 am

In New Zealand new cars require a yearly check and once a vehicle is over 5 years old it is checked every 6 months - all details are on a database and a sticker is then placed on the windscreen when it is next due. It is illegal to operate a vehicle on the road without a current warrant if fitness (WOF) and yearly registration ( oddly we don’t require a driver to be insured ????)
No emission testing yet just entirely mechanically sound , safety items are working and all lights are correct and level. If I was to change to 320mm brakes or to increase tire size more than 10%,uprate turbo or change anything that the car didn’t have from new I require certification - a full in depth inspection $$$$.
Yet no compulsory insurance ? You can’t sue here either. Your insurance company pays for you and then goes after the other guys company or goes after them privately. We have a national health Corp that covers any injuries ( you can come for a vacation and if you injure yourself or have a heart attack we will cover you !!!)
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1998 S70 10v BiFuel “it’s a what??”

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:43 am

#autoamericanhealthcaresystembot

I hear you have to wait 6 years to see a Doctor under Socialism health care

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:51 am

Stu70 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:04 am
In New Zealand new cars require a yearly check and once a vehicle is over 5 years old it is checked every 6 months - all details are on a database and a sticker is then placed on the windscreen when it is next due. It is illegal to operate a vehicle on the road without a current warrant if fitness (WOF) and yearly registration ( oddly we don’t require a driver to be insured ????)
No emission testing yet just entirely mechanically sound , safety items are working and all lights are correct and level. If I was to change to 320mm brakes or to increase tire size more than 10%,uprate turbo or change anything that the car didn’t have from new I require certification - a full in depth inspection $$$$.
Yet no compulsory insurance ? You can’t sue here either. Your insurance company pays for you and then goes after the other guys company or goes after them privately. We have a national health Corp that covers any injuries ( you can come for a vacation and if you injure yourself or have a heart attack we will cover you !!!)
Gotcha. I have experience with something similar yes. Here though, all we have to worry about is emissions.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:14 am

Steve, that sounds like a longish tow. All we'd have to do is change the head gasket on my old R engine and you could drop 305 ponies in her and have a sleeper😜


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'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?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:02 am

It’s killing me To part this one out with the shape the body is in but it’s not economical to restore at this point.

I have three locals with Stone Black V70s so the parts cache has good value

I cant imagine I’ll cash out as well as I did on the 99 but If I do, I’ll send bucks back to last owner since he let it go cheap after taking parts too. Last one I got lucks and sold all the metal for about 4x Harry’s prices in week one, engine And trans in week two. I never even got them off the trailer.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:18 am

Man, I still have tons of stuff from my 850. That part out was slow going. Fortunately I didn't pay anything for the car, so I didn't care too much... I really should have taken the cat and transmission out of it though, I sold the shell with the block and transmission still attached for $80. My cousin got that for just the cat out of his S70 the other day!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
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?

Post by Goupil » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Tried fixing my washer fluid light staying on this morning, without any success. Sensor might be faulty.

I then decided to mount the stock rear springs I got with the car when I bought it, instead of the cheap lowering one currently on the car.
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Get one in, lower the car back onto the ground...it sits even lower :?
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After a bit of help from facebook folks and google, it appears my car was originally fitted with Nivomats :mrgreen: I thought the nivo springs were thinner than the ones I had... :roll:
To justify the 2h spent working on this I at least got the adjustable spring perches unstuck, no more Cali lean :lol:
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Also took a picture which I think looks quite good, thanks HDR mode :P
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1998 Volvo V70 B5254T manual 193hp - 319 000 km

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Evita at college and CLARKE, the new 98 donor that will live this fall, and then live on in other cars.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:08 pm

I hope she likes it.


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'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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