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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 bmdubya1198 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 pm

That thing’s finally going to the crusher... it’s got 260ish k miles and it ran great, but the clutch hydraulics were pretty bad (couldn’t shift over like 3000 RPM and it didn’t grab well) and the body is pretty rusty... it was a NY car until the PO moved down here and sold it to my cousin not long after.
But he got a good 25k miles out of it! Not bad for a $600 car with absolute minimal repairs over that time!


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 WhatAmIDoing » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:47 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:09 pm
That thing’s finally going to the crusher... it’s got 260ish k miles and it ran great, but the clutch hydraulics were pretty bad (couldn’t shift over like 3000 RPM and it didn’t grab well) and the body is pretty rusty... it was a NY car until the PO moved down here and sold it to my cousin not long after.
But he got a good 25k miles out of it! Not bad for a $600 car with absolute minimal repairs over that time!
does it have a beige interior? I need to replace some interior bits I've broken. :lol:


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'99 S70 "AWD" - 218,000+mi - project
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:47 am

WhatAmIDoing wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:47 pm
does it have a beige interior? I need to replace some interior bits I've broken. :lol:
It does not, it's charcoal.


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 brunocerous » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:46 am

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑
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!
What a beauty! I'm drooling over those wheels, too. :)


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1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 am

He's got the Columbas on backwards

:D


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Dangerous! It’ll take off if you’re not careful!


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by 1998v70xcbill » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:21 pm

FLXC90 wrote: ↑
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)
Mine fell out too, seal was fine. I know the seal is cheap and available locally. Had car apart, and seal looked good. So it went back in. I will keep an eye on it, (I did know it was leaking), very easy to replace. Hardest part was getting the plugs wires off the distrubutor cap. Checked crankcase pressure and all good. Checked turbo pressure and it topped out at 4 psig.



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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm

Lol it's a heap of junk, but it was one of the most reliable cars ever! He's holding onto the sticker bombed fender to put on a wall. He only did that because it was dented up.
As for the wheels, he needs to take the white plastidip off, they're a clean set of Perfos. I love them though, one of my favorite Volvo wheels.
Not sure if he's holding onto them or not... he swaps wheels between his cars like crazy. He also has a set of Canistos in the mix (they came on this car when he bought it last year) and Pegs on his S70 T5. These might end up on his 240, but the Propus Cs he has look awesome on that car. Plus they match my V70R's wheels!


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 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:15 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 am
He's got the Columbas on backwards

:D
Wait, are those Columba’s or Perfos?


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:23 am

Look like Perfos to me.



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