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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:42 pm

I love 940s, I can't wait to start driving this one. Only thing that would make it better is if it was a wagon!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
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
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by amblerman » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:26 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:23 pm

Nice score! I always love finding like-new parts at the junkyard.

Picked up a '91 940 turbo today to serve as a daily driver while my R is down for the M66 swap. I was going to use my '93, but when this came up for sale I just couldn't pass it up.

Volvo #7 on the driveway now... :lol:

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Even has the right grille :D
What is going down there? Why/how are you finding all these cool cars.. and next you're going to tell us you picked it up for like $53.
:D

More info on the 940 ? Miles, condition, etc.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:38 pm

amblerman wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:26 pm
What is going down there? Why/how are you finding all these cool cars.. and next you're going to tell us you picked it up for like $53.
:D

More info on the 940 ? Miles, condition, etc.
:lol: I have a sixth sense... sniffing out cheap Volvos!

Close... $400! It's pretty nice overall for the price, it drives great! Nice and tight. I just need to diagnose what sounds like a rattling heat shield and replace the drive shaft center support bearing. It could use a heater core too, the heat feels good but it smells like coolant. Coolant level hasn't gone down though, so that's a good sign. The head was redone about a year ago, then it just sat. Even found a black widow in the engine bay that I haven't been able to re-home... it runs away every time I try to pick it up on a stick and get it out of there.
My dad drove it the 30 or so minutes home, even he likes how it drives! And he was complaining when I dragged him down to look at yet another car :lol: .
Only has 172k miles, and the odometer works!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
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 abscate » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:42 pm

Met a champion college athlete driving a cool 5 speed V70 and chuckled all the way home thinking she doesn’t even know what her real championship will be yet, but she most assuredly will be another.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Chuck W » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:40 pm

Messed around in the cold and dark (also not feeling well myself) getting the alternator reinstalled after the hardware arrived today.

I get it together and something with the idler pulley just is not right. After putting things away for the night and thawing out a bit over dinner, I realized my mistake.

That long lower bolt threads into the idler pulley bracket...I had put a nut on it, thus causing the idler puller bracket to sit tilted.
*smacks forehead*

Not sure how I forgot that...

Now I get to undo half of my work to remove that nut.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:22 pm

Off topic but kinda for my volvo. I will be moving to a new house in a couple of weeks and was thinking doing a garage floor coating. Has anyone tried any of the diy kind and has long last results?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:20 pm

Got the S70 running today after dropping the engine in yesterday. It runs pretty well! I need to button up a few things and figure out why it's running a little rough, but other than that it sounds good. I can't tell if it's a vacuum leak or the ETM. VIDA will tell me that tomorrow!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 109k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 165k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
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 abscate » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:45 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Got the S70 running today after dropping the engine in yesterday. It runs pretty well! I need to button up a few things and figure out why it's running a little rough, but other than that it sounds good. I can't tell if it's a vacuum leak or the ETM. VIDA will tell me that tomorrow!
Wait , where did this one come from ? Have you posted pictures?

It’s not a contest , but I hereby match your Mystic Silver with a V70..

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 am

Did a 6 hour grind around NY and MA in the magical P80 seat , feeling like a 30 year old!

A late afternoon kerfuffle on 128 was stop and go for 30 minutes, so got to exercise my idle in1st gear technique. You calculate the space you need to idle in first with no clutch and let the space open and close accordingly.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:51 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 am
You calculate the space you need to idle in first with no clutch and let the space open and close accordingly.
That's what I do in traffic as well :lol:
Of course there are always some annoying people that cut in front of you only to ruin your plans. Or the ones behind you getting seriously impatient.
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 115k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 229k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
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