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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 abscate » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:21 am

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Due to some oil getting spilled on my FCP return box, I now have a brand new Mann, not opened in dirty box, cartridge oil filter for a 99-00 P80 (and possibly other models). Mann Oil Filter HU819x free to good home, I have no use for it. E Showell, abscate and kahl have first dibs to balance the karma debts. Will hold for 96 hours, after that it goes to first user to PM me a mailing address. Happy Holidays!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by LOB » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 am

Was at the semiannual Norwegian safety inspection today... Allegedly I need to change the rear delta link bushings (the ones difficult to remove) and the front wishbones (actually only the ball joint but since I haven't upgraded to the aluminum wishbones I'll have to replace it all.) I haven't heard any noise or rattling from the rear or the front but who am I to know...
Looking forward to spend some hours in the garage!



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:34 am

It's great how other countries actually inspect cars for roadworthiness and make you replace worn parts... in most states in the US, they basically check that the horn works, at least some of the lights work, and the car moves under its own power. It's nice when you have a modified car that can't pass safety/emissions for lack of an airbag or emissions equipment, but for the people who neglect their cars, it's awful. And typically people that build cars like that keep the suspension and whatnot in good shape, so we're not a risk to other drivers!

I'm sure those inspections can be a little bit of a pain though sometimes.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:02 am

LOB -

How long do you have to do these repairs? Is there a grace period and you go in for re-inspection? Does a sticker tell the Gendarme that you have (or have not) finished this repair?

As others have said, this would be a useful safety incentive in the US. I can see, however, where this would really affect a low income person with no reserves and who needs this car for work and kids. It's that rock or a hard place decision between potential danger vs losing that job.


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Post by LOB » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:13 am

bmdubya1198;
Yes the inspections indeed fill a purpose. Especially in the Nordic countries where we use salt and the cars get corroded. I Norway you can have your car checked at a licensed garage but I prefer to visit an independent testing garage that doesn't perform the repair and hence have no incentive to find up faults just to make money. In Sweden it's only independent testing firms but an annual test. However they are a bit to rigid. For example I have to remove the HID bulbs in the high beam headlight and the LED auxiliary light before every inspection since the HID are not original to the car and the LEDs doesn't have the correct sticker on it. The chance of me spotting an elk at a distance with the lawful configuration is slim...



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Post by LOB » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:30 pm

BlackBart: The car has to be re-inspected within two months. After two months you have to turn in the license plates. The Norwegian police doesn't really care of the state of the car as long as it's not something extraordinary (like using summer tires during winter conditions). The semiannual inspection is supposed to take care of the safety aspect of cars. In Sweden the police is overloaded with a recent rise in crime and they don't priorities traffic or vehicles (I'm swedish living in Norway).

The unsocial aspect of a costly annual inspection isn't that apparent in Sweden since you can get by without a car in Swedish suburbs where the poor people are living (the opposite of the situation in the US). The unsocial aspect of driving in Sweden is more that people in the countryside needs to use a large portion of their income on expensive gas (1.8 USD per liter, 7 USD per gallon). In Norway everyone is pretty rich in petrodollars.... Ok not rich but the "poor" in Norway can always afford a functional car if they priorities.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by 1998v70xcbill » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:12 pm

Going to add pressure guage to crankcase, to check pressure during wot (wide open thro). Blew shaft seal from cam shaft recently.
After that I'll check turbo pressure. Thinking I may neeed aux crankcase vent, (thinking with check valve).



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by FLXC90 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:57 pm

1998v70xcbill wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Going to add pressure guage to crankcase, to check pressure during wot (wide open thro). Blew shaft seal from cam shaft recently.
After that I'll check turbo pressure. Thinking I may neeed aux crankcase vent, (thinking with check valve).
Was your seal dried to rock hard? If so it's not really a pressure problem. Pulled the cam seal on my 98 N/A after doing my PCV, and the intake cam seal literally fell out. The exhaust cam seal gave little resistance, and both were crusty. Fresh seals lasted through me, my son, and the dummy my son sold it to, who left it abandoned in a parking lot, where it was impounded and I expect, destroyed.

New seals are cheap, easy to install, no adhesive required, and last about 240,000 miles. (when I swapped mine)


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:20 pm

Last night's project... now to wait for my cousin to get over here and finish cleaning his mess!

Cameo appearance from the manly Miata!
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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 abscate » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 pm

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