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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 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:28 pm

You usually pay a nominal fee if anything.

You can also buy them from Erie VoVo pulled with a warranty, too.

Imagine saving 10 hours driving and 5-6 hours work in a junkyard

Today, did a big New England loop,through CT, RI, MA and deposited into the karmic bucket. Back to ALB at 2359. The P80 seats win again
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:51 am

smacknab wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Do they have that red frame for free to use at pick and pulls or if that yours and you have to bring it to the yard? I've never been to one so I'm just curious.

Nice job on the grabbing the manual trans!
Yeah, it’s free for use on the yard. You just ask them up front and the bring it over with the forklift.
First time I’ve used it, I was surprised how easy it lifts the engine up! I’ve only ever used hydraulic jack style engine hoists before.

I was really happy the guy brought the transmission up to the front with the forklift, I was beat after pulling it! No way I was going to take it myself in the wheelbarrow.
Even loaded in in my car with the forklift... that was nerve wracking, but he did it with no damage!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:06 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:51 am
smacknab wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Do they have that red frame for free to use at pick and pulls or if that yours and you have to bring it to the yard? I've never been to one so I'm just curious.

Nice job on the grabbing the manual trans!
Yeah, it’s free for use on the yard. You just ask them up front and the bring it over with the forklift.
First time I’ve used it, I was surprised how easy it lifts the engine up! I’ve only ever used hydraulic jack style engine hoists before.

I was really happy the guy brought the transmission up to the front with the forklift, I was beat after pulling it! No way I was going to take it myself in the wheelbarrow.
Even loaded in in my car with the forklift... that was nerve wracking, but he did it with no damage!
That sounds way easier than I thought it would be!

Also, am I reading your tag right that you're going to pull the 5 speed out of your car to put in a 6 speed?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:34 am

smacknab wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Do they have that red frame for free to use at pick and pulls or if that yours and you have to bring it to the yard? I've never been to one so I'm just curious.

Nice job on the grabbing the manual trans!
Yes, the pick n pulls usually have carts, wheelbarrows and crane lifts of some type to help you get engines and so forth. Sometimes the staff will even help you remove large items like that.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am

smacknab wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:06 am

That sounds way easier than I thought it would be!

Also, am I reading your tag right that you're going to pull the 5 speed out of your car to put in a 6 speed?
That's the plan! Once I have another daily driver (likely the 940) and I've gathered the parts I need, I'm going to pull the engine and M56 and bolt on the M66. At the same time, I'll swap in the P2R water pipe and K24 w/ R exhaust manifold, which will be rebuilt with the hybrid billet compressor wheel w/ 71mm exducer by Nick Knight at Duke City Turbobricks in Albuquerque. It'll be expensive, but well worth it, I think!
Working on gathering parts now... now that I have the M66, I need an angle gear, driveshaft, passenger side axle, clutch disk, slave cylinder, and the shifter cables. I got the shifter from the S60R, but the cables were damaged... which I discovered after pulling them, of course!
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2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
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

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Cookeh » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:27 pm

On a much more tame note, I took it for its yearly MOT. A pass, with an advisory for a 1mm hole in the weld between backbox and tailpipe. No hard feelings, original exhaust on 194k. Must be replaced, so currently hunting a new mid-section. Bosul is OE for my car, but the UK arm went bust years ago. Klarius are widely available with a 3 year warranty, but I am unaware of what their quality is like.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:41 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am

That's the plan! Once I have another daily driver (likely the 940) and I've gathered the parts I need, I'm going to pull the engine and M56 and bolt on the M66. At the same time, I'll swap in the P2R water pipe and K24 w/ R exhaust manifold, which will be rebuilt with the hybrid billet compressor wheel w/ 71mm exducer by Nick Knight at Duke City Turbobricks in Albuquerque. It'll be expensive, but well worth it, I think!
Working on gathering parts now... now that I have the M66, I need an angle gear, driveshaft, passenger side axle, clutch disk, slave cylinder, and the shifter cables. I got the shifter from the S60R, but the cables were damaged... which I discovered after pulling them, of course!
I admire the effort! Having never dropped a transmission I thought it seemed like alot of work for 1 extra gear, but it seems like you're rebuilding quite a bit. If I can ask, what is your home garage setup like?

I have some car-guy friends but before I got my Volvo I never really saw cars as much more than a necessary evil of living in modern society. My 4-5 months of ownership with my 99 s70 m56 has taken me from 'must learn how to do more than an oil change and air filter' to 'when I buy a house it has to have a garage'.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:55 am

smacknab wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:41 am
I admire the effort! Having never dropped a transmission I thought it seemed like alot of work for 1 extra gear, but it seems like you're rebuilding quite a bit. If I can ask, what is your home garage setup like?

I have some car-guy friends but before I got my Volvo I never really saw cars as much more than a necessary evil of living in modern society. My 4-5 months of ownership with my 99 s70 m56 has taken me from 'must learn how to do more than an oil change and air filter' to 'when I buy a house it has to have a garage'.
It's less about the extra gear and more about the AWD. It's something that's bothered me since I first did the M56 swap, and as much as I love the M56 and don't want to add even more weight to my already extremely heavy car, I would prefer to use the AWD. I mean, what's a V70R without AWD? Haha
That was my thinking originally though... I already have the M56 and I really don't think I need the extra gear (I usually keep it in 4th anyway, I rarely use 5th except on the highway), but I like the idea of bringing back the AWD. More traction for more power!

We have a 2 car attached garage, which I've mostly kicked my dad out of due to my car stuff :mrgreen: . Fortunately he doesn't mind too much! I wish I had more space, but it's enough to work with for projects like this.
My cousin's co-workers (he's a mechanic at the VW dealer) were very impressed with my setup when they saw some pictures during the M56 swap on his car, but I guess I don't see it because I'm used to it! They loved my 20 ton shop press! I've also got a parts washer, 26 gallon compressor, engine hoist, transmission jack, and plenty of other specialty tools, along with the normal assortment of hand tools. My Harbor Freight US General 5 drawer roll cart is one of my favorite things, definitely a great buy if you want an affordable tool box that you can roll around the garage.
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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 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:29 am

I mean, what's a V70R without AWD?
Volvo shortens that acronym to T5, then puts it on the back of the car so you can see it.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Rattnalle » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:34 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:29 am
I mean, what's a V70R without AWD?
Volvo shortens that acronym to T5, then puts it on the back of the car so you can see it.

Off to polish my waterfall....
Perfectly reasonable. I've always thought AWD stands for Added Weight, Don't.

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