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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm

Looks great.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:19 pm

kallekula wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
I replaced my non-existent roof moldings with a pair that I picked up from the boneyard. Before I did that they were cleaned with alcohol and given two coats of Plasti-Dip. I am quite pleased with the result this time 👍
That looks good. My rubber moldings were doing well until it got cold. Now the rubber is pealing off everywhere.Thought about stripping them, masking off the area, and coating them in flexseal.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Peevarino » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:27 pm

That face when you’re swapping out aged vacuum lines from your turbo and you break the plastic PCV to PTC pipe.

That was technically yesterday, so today I cut off a small piece of spare oil cooler hose and black permatexed it back together.

I guess in a few weeks (2 probably) I’ll be posting some edited obscenity about replacing the PCV system on my car. Planning on buying OEM Volvo necessities and doing the 5/8 hose version, I really hate the idea of getting more plastic piping. Pretty sure PO skimped and bought URO replacement parts when it was last changed 2 or three years ago.

Also found out why PO red rtv’d the vacuum tree, original bolt head sheared off and it wasn’t repaired, bolt still in there. Figure I’ll cover the hole and drill a new one or drill out old and helicoil it. Always an adventure.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Eddystone » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:48 am

Or...What did you screw up on your Volvo recently?

So, this week I solved the Evaporative Emissions code I've been half-heartedly messing around with for a year. Replaced hose from purge valve to canister in front fender a long time back with cheap vinyl hose I had on hand. Bad decision. Hose held up ok, but in putting the canister back in, the hose got kinked and pinched shut. Subsequently found little black 2-inch hose up behind fuel filter crumbly and most likely leaking. Replaced that, but I had unknowingly introduced a new problem when the vinyl hose pinched shut. Replaced long hose under fender with proper fuel hose, and the code seems to begone for good. MORAL 1: It's usually something simple and you don't have to understand the entire timing and function of the evap system. MORAL 2: Don't inject new problems and variables by taking shortcuts when you know better.

Next, I had thought about inspecting the front engine mount (by pulleys) in my 98 V70 and replacing it. Didn't do it. It failed. When I replaced it, I found an OEM Volvo mount had failed and also found a big chunk of rubber from the PREVIOUS disintegrated non-OEM engine mount. So I am at least on my third front engine mount or fourth if you count the one that came when the car was delivered. Hope this Rein mount holds up. Front engine mount is a blessedly straightforward job. Car now back to it's normal silky smooth operation.

Lifter ticking was mostly the result of having started the engine with one side of the car jacked up looking for exhaust leaks and having way too little oil in the crankcase. Once car was level, 1.5 quarts added and run a bit, the lifter noise virtually disappeared.

So, I both solved and created problems, did a poor job of troubleshooting by cutting corners,and finally got the car right. I should know from my system troubleshooting days that you sometimes have to go back and double check what you think you have eliminated, and you can't not double check just because you have to drill out all the plastic rivets in the left front fender liner. All squared away, now.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:34 pm

Glad you figured out the ticking! Low oil will certainly do it!

I finished up the starter replacement on the XC90 this morning that I started last night. What a pain! Not a bad job, but it's extremely tedious. That water outlet is a giant pain to get to with the stiff wiring harness in the way. I definitely know how Volvo made a V8 look so at home in the XC90's engine bay... they packaged that engine incredibly tight. Little 60 degree V8 with everything mounted as close together as possible. No wonder the starters get weak... they're exposed to TONS of heat where they sit.
The positive of having to drain the coolant was that I finally got the chance to fill it with the proper coolant. It had some nasty looking green stuff, fresh Zerex G-05 went in. I was also very lucky to have the gasket for that water outlet sitting on the shelf for the impending timing cover re-seal... I wasn't anticipating removing that, so I didn't bother getting a new one. Glad I hoard Volvo parts!

Anyway, it cranks right up now with no hesitation! It was getting too weak with this cooler weather, so it was time to finally replace it before it left my mom stranded!

I also did a 3rd ATF drain and fill on the S60, this time I reset the fluid counter and adaptation in VIDA. I didn't think to do that the last time (I had it in my head that it needed a software update, which I can't do without a subscription) but it seems to be shifting better now. My brother (who drives the car) has been complaining about it hanging shifts again, so hopefully this will improve it. The car is loving this cooler weather though, I haven't really driven it much since it was humid and in the 90s. Cool air makes a world of difference for turbo cars!


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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 160k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:38 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:19 pm
kallekula wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
I replaced my non-existent roof moldings with a pair that I picked up from the boneyard. Before I did that they were cleaned with alcohol and given two coats of Plasti-Dip. I am quite pleased with the result this time 👍
That looks good. My rubber moldings were doing well until it got cold. Now the rubber is pealing off everywhere.Thought about stripping them, masking off the area, and coating them in flexseal.
The last time I found a good pair for my wagon at the pick n pull they got all twisted up trying to get them out of the yard and transported home



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by MoVolvos » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm

kallekula wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
I replaced my non-existent roof moldings with a pair that I picked up from the boneyard. Before I did that they were cleaned with alcohol and given two coats of Plasti-Dip. I am quite pleased with the result this time 👍
Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option?


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:14 pm

MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm
kallekula wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
I replaced my non-existent roof moldings with a pair that I picked up from the boneyard. Before I did that they were cleaned with alcohol and given two coats of Plasti-Dip. I am quite pleased with the result this time 👍
Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option?
I think they come standard?



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by MoVolvos » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:45 pm

kallekula wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:14 pm
MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm
kallekula wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
I replaced my non-existent roof moldings with a pair that I picked up from the boneyard. Before I did that they were cleaned with alcohol and given two coats of Plasti-Dip. I am quite pleased with the result this time 👍
Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option?
I think they come standard?
So I need to find 4 or those :( although the C30 is very clean despite not having them.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:09 pm

MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:45 pm
kallekula wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:14 pm
MoVolvos wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm


Both my 03 S80 T6 and 08 C30 T5 do not have those? The 03 however seems like it may have had something? Are those an option?
I think they come standard?
So I need to find 4 or those :( although the C30 is very clean despite not having them.
Oh what I meant was that they're prob std on my S70. On your cars I have no idea.



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