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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 levi_850 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:42 am

Updated my factory headlights with projectors.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by shiloh51933 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:11 am

levi_850 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:42 am
Updated my factory headlights with projectors.

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Is that a retrofit?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Kileman » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:41 pm

I replaced wiper arms because old ones were bent
Next Im going to finish my rear speaker fitments, trying to fit 6,5" on rear doors

Should also find out where and why is my coolant leaking out
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Post by smacknab » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:31 pm

Did my inner and outer tie rods and sway bar links. I found out that if you take both your end links off other sway bar swings up and makes it pretty difficult to get back on. I also struggled alot with getting the new boot over the inner tie rod.. not sure if I even got it all the way on.. After I got an alignment and the wheels balanced, turns out I have another free alignment within 3 months, so I might do the struts and shocks in April.

Also swapped my coils and Sparkplugs (Bosch and Volvo) which pretty much has this car at stage zero. All that's left is I could probably clean the injectors, and the last bigger project left would be redoing some (or all) of the hard brake lines.
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Post by erikv11 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 am

Was in Phoenix and did fluids, filters, spark plugs and repaired an exhaust hanger on the S70. Brought down and swapped in a tail light for them. I only see this car once or twice a year, always surprised how well it drives when I get there.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:01 am

Replaced the control arms and struts in the S70 yesterday. Fortunately the control arms didn't put up much of a fight and I got it all done in an hour and a half, and it drives great now! Once I do a quick alignment it'll be even better. The Sachs struts are courtesy of my cousin's old V70... one of my favorite junkyard finds. They still look and ride like new. They feel WORLDS better than the crap that was in the car.

All that's left to do now is replace the gear selector bulb and put some fresh gas in it. I may replace the fuel filter and rear shocks, but that depends on how well it runs after some fresh gas and a bottle of Techron. The filter is cheap and easy enough, so I'll probably do it for good measure. I'm really sad I'm not keeping this one, this would make an awesome daily driver! 253k miles and it runs and drives like it has 75k miles.
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
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 99commutervolvos70 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:13 am

99commutervolvos70 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 am
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:04 am
You checked the wastegate with the pressure setting, correct? Most Mityvac models only do vacuum.

I believe the GLT should be set to 2 PSI, but I'd have to confirm that.
Yes, the mightyvac I used only has a vacuum gauge on it. I basically wanted to check if the diaphragm was leaking, which it is not. When i applied pressure to the wastegate actuator it moved and held.

This issue just happend recently, so I am thinking it may not be a setting issue. I haven't touched anything turbo related in the 60k that I have had it. The car has over 277k on it. The wastegate actuator DOES look to be very shiny and "new" looking (doesn't look like it has 277k on it), would love to get one of those deals from Ipd and check the base setting.

For now, I think I will just hook the wastegate actuator directly to the port on the turbo and see if it reaches the 2psi setting. I installed a new pierburg TCV and a Bosch Boost sensor.

I drive this car every day a minimum of 80 miles a day, so I will eventually get to the bottom of it :D
Well I made some progress, I adjusted the wastegate actuator rod to compensate for the loose wastegate. It now will not hit boost cut. It will initially spike to about 8 or 9 psi, then levels off to 6 psi. I know the proper fix would be to get a good used exhaust housing, but I am just trying to nurse this car to hit 300k 8)
here are a few videos
https://youtu.be/48nR8zOHNt4
https://youtu.be/7Vm9ovP7JiY
https://youtu.be/q7HMmPziAKY

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:24 pm

That looks better! You should have no problem running it like that. A little overshoot like you’re seeing now is perfectly safe.
I’ll have to check one of my spare turbos, that might actually be a normal amount of play (I know, I was surprised when I first discovered that too).
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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 my98s70glt » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:53 pm

Installed new strut brace... overall went smooth even though I had to jam the passenger side of brace a bit.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:18 pm

Darn. That strut brace is my secret 50 HP boost I need pass the Rs....
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