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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 volvolugnut » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:35 pm

You guys are going to give us a bad reputation. At least buy the dental picks from the flea market where there is a middle man getting them from who knows where.

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2001 V70 T5, 1986 244DL, 1983 245DL, 1975 245DL, 1959 PV544, multiple parts cars.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:52 pm

volvolugnut wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:35 pm
You guys are going to give us a bad reputation. At least buy the dental picks from the flea market where there is a middle man getting them from who knows where.

volvolugnut
Ah, good call!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
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 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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?

Post by abscate » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:19 am

Took an hour from half day work before TG and harvested:

Rear bumper cover
Rear bumper
Brackets in good shape

Dropped fuel tank without cutting any lines

Rear axle looks brand new - will harvest entire thing.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Goupil » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:54 am

Installed Heko wind deflectors
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and I bought the wrong radiator and didn't figure out until I was ready to swap it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by brunocerous » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 pm

Finally got around to replacing the transmission mount I’d ordered a few months ago for the ‘00 V70 (AKA the Silver Bullet). Nice to see the “Volvo” ground off the Hutchinson part.

The bushing on the old one was cracked and spongy. My guess is that it was probably original.

Also changed the oil, which was a bit darker than I’d like, after 4,900 miles in 11 months. There was a bit of sludge in the filter housing, which I cleaned out.
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Later, I saw this license plate ... on the wrong car?
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2004 XC90 AWD
2000 V70, base, MT, 'The Silver Bullet'
1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
1998 V70 T5, AT, project
1999 V70 XC AWD, AT (RIP)
1998 S70 T5, AT (RIP)

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:04 am

Lol I can't tell if that's just a coincidence or he actually had a V70. If it's the latter, change your tag, guy!!!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
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
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:55 pm

Haven't done anything to the real Volvo but I got a 1/18 850 T5R
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It might end up on my V70 dash, no risk of paint fading with the piss yellow color :mrgreen:


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:17 pm

Love it! I need one!

I've been trying to find that Hot Wheels T-5R, but I haven't seen it at any Walmarts around here.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 191k
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
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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?

Post by default » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:00 pm

Heater core. And since I only watched the how to video once I didn’t remember where to clamp the lines off so I’m really glad I had a full jug of euro fluid after my impromptu coolant bath. Fun times.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by xtwister » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:17 pm

changed the hatch struts on the v70 They were leaking like a siv. Trim panels had sticky gunk on them. Took longer than the 20 minutes I thought it would take. The old ones would stay up around 80% of time.. 20% I would do the awkward use of my head to keep it up... lol



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