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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
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:53 pm

Picked up some Atlantis wheels from the junkyard today. I was going to put them on my R, but I don't know yet.
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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
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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 abscate » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:13 am

Don’t forget to draw an R o;the wheel with sharpie

Don’t think about rolling those tires , remember they die in 5 years now ( the biggest marketing scam in auto since magnets on fuel lines)


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 am

Goupil wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Tried fixing my washer fluid light staying on this morning, without any success. Sensor might be faulty.
Sometimes the float gets stuck. I was able to dislodge mine with a magnet. I have a friend who used a screwdriver (or any long object) to just lever it unstuck. Both easy, just take the fill spout out.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:30 am

abscate wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:13 am
Don’t forget to draw an R o;the wheel with sharpie

Don’t think about rolling those tires , remember they die in 5 years now ( the biggest marketing scam in auto since magnets on fuel lines)
Lol that would be a requirement! I still need to write an R on the Propus wheels that are on it.

The tires are good though, year-old Michelins with 5-6/32". I wouldn't run them anyway if I put them on the car, they're 235/60s. Great for an XC90, way too big for a P80!


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 yanga001 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:45 pm

Did the first drain and fill on my 98 v70 and it made a huge difference (320k km's). Prior there were jerks during some shifting situations but the first drain seems to have brought an end to that. Fluid did not have any metal bits in it so i think i caught it just in time.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by brunocerous » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:29 pm

Finally got the ride height on the T5 back to stock with Lesjöfors HD springs (thanks, Abscate!), new OE spring spacers and closeout shocks.

I had ordered new shock mounts, but I got impatient waiting for them. Thankfully, the existing ones looked good, with no cracks or other visible damage, from the top at least.

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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.
That's a great find ... and trailer! Any chance you'll part out the wheels?
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Followed a Chevy pickup home for 280 miles in my new 1998 V70

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2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:43 am

I may we’ll have extra steel wheels by late fall, duly noted. My scrap guy is 5 miles away so I can drag it there and pull wheels in the yard and then sadly watch that beautiful body get picked up by a magnet


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by raivis_rsn » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:43 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Picked up some Atlantis wheels from the junkyard today. I was going to put them on my R, but I don't know yet.
Is it OEM cargo mat or some kind of aftermarket?



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Clemens » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 am

Evita looks way better than the van and that white econobox...


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:01 pm

Cookeh wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 am
Goupil wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Tried fixing my washer fluid light staying on this morning, without any success. Sensor might be faulty.
Sometimes the float gets stuck. I was able to dislodge mine with a magnet. I have a friend who used a screwdriver (or any long object) to just lever it unstuck. Both easy, just take the fill spout out.
I got the whole reservoir out (doesn't take much time) and I can hear the float moving, so I guess it's in working condition ?


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