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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 reihotep » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:36 pm

Well, I went outside to look at my 2004 V70 that I just bought on friday. It's my first Volvo! I'm taking it for a ~6 hour drive tomorrow to get it home, hoping it will all go smoothly. I love this car so far.

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Edit: did the image link wrong at first. Now you can see my V70!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:01 pm

abscate wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Darn. That strut brace is my secret 50 HP boost I need pass the Rs....
My cousin actually has one on his T5... can confirm it's faster. But we haven't actually tested this theory head to head yet...

Once my K24 and M66 are in the car, that will change!
reihotep wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Well, I went outside to look at my 2004 V70 that I just bought on friday. It's my first Volvo! I'm taking it for a ~6 hour drive tomorrow to get it home, hoping it will all go smoothly. I love this car so far.

Image

Edit: did the image link wrong at first. Now you can see my V70!
Looking good! That's a great color.
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 abscate » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:12 pm

It looks like the classy Barents Blue, colour code....466
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by reihotep » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 am

Thanks bmdubya1198.

It got us home safely through a snowstorm and 0C slippery, wet snow yesterday.

I'm very happy with the colour. Abscate, I googled the colour code and it looks like you're right.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:53 am

reihotep wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 am
Thanks bmdubya1198.

It got us home safely through a snowstorm and 0C slippery, wet snow yesterday.

I'm very happy with the colour. Abscate, I googled the colour code and it looks like you're right.
I’ve got the 2005 version in 466 over here in Far Western Norway.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by reihotep » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:13 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:53 am
reihotep wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 am
Thanks bmdubya1198.

It got us home safely through a snowstorm and 0C slippery, wet snow yesterday.

I'm very happy with the colour. Abscate, I googled the colour code and it looks like you're right.
I’ve got the 2005 version in 466 over here in Far Western Norway.
Ah, thats how you recognised it so quick!

How do you like your 2005 version? I'm over here in the middle of Norway. I'm really happy with mine so far, although it needs a wash after yesterdays roadtrip to bring it home. It doesn't seem to be as thirsty as I feared it might be, at least not when driving mostly economically.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by SlowLane » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:07 pm

Well, not today, but this last weekend I:
  • Pulled the droopy sagging headliner out of my wagon in preparation for replacing it with the un-saggy one that's been taking up room in my garage for the last couple o' years.
  • Dropped the sunroof assembly to try and fix it so it would slide all the way back.
  • Discovered the reason why the sunroof wouldn't slide back. Broken bits in both slider mechanisms. Unrepairable :x
  • Tripped out to the local Pick'n'Pull in my Westy to source a working sunroof. First time driving the Westy in months. 8)
  • Figured out how to wire up a Makita LXT power pack to test 850 sunroofs in situ. :wink:
  • Found a good one in a '98 S70, which I started to pull before I thought "just how the bleep am I going to get this thing out of this car? Are the door openings large enough?"
  • Shifted my attentions to a '95 855 which had an achingly clean interior. Makita-tested the sunroof. Painstakingly extracted the pristine headliner and stowed it in a nearby XC70 for safekeeping (hopefully it's still there next weekend. It was hellaciously windy last weekend. Would not have wanted to try carrying a wagon headliner in that).
  • Extracted the sunroof from the '95 and scurried off to the checkout. Scored a cargo mat and a keyless entry fob from that car too.
  • Got home and installed the new sunroof so the wife's S80 could get back in the garage.
Now I hurt.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:47 pm

reihotep wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:13 pm
abscate wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:53 am
reihotep wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 am
Thanks bmdubya1198.

It got us home safely through a snowstorm and 0C slippery, wet snow yesterday.

I'm very happy with the colour. Abscate, I googled the colour code and it looks like you're right.
I’ve got the 2005 version in 466 over here in Far Western Norway.
Ah, thats how you recognised it so quick!

How do you like your 2005 version? I'm over here in the middle of Norway. I'm really happy with mine so far, although it needs a wash after yesterdays roadtrip to bring it home. It doesn't seem to be as thirsty as I feared it might be, at least not when driving mostly economically.

I get well over 30 mpg ( about 8 liters/ 100 km or better) which is good for a big estate car.

Do you have a 5 speed like mine, too?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:49 pm

Drove the T5 round trip to Boston to tell MIT how to mix Xrays and THz rays.
I have a cool job with cool customers

Boston weather was snotty.

Did the 245,00 mile oil and filter change on return - pulled car into driveway, drained, started dinner before she got home.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by ZionXIX » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:32 pm

So for a while now I've been trying to track down a loud noise on the passenger side of the engine bay. The sound changes pitches when the AC is turned on. I was suspicious of the AC pulley bearing and decided to do the AC delete with the oreillys serpentine belt #K060495. Its fits very well and my engine is quiet again after many years of noise making.

I also had to rig up my own serpentine tension tool because of course I waited until all the stores were closed and despite saying "I need to get one of those tools or make one" for years and I still haven't.

So now that the AC is "out of the loop" I can freely spin the pulley and it spins very well for a good 10-15 seconds before stopping. I hear a slight metal on metal sliding/scraping noise.
As far as I can tell that bearing is free. I bought a replacement bearing some time ago but it's really difficult to turn. Should a new bearing have that much resistance?
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