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What did you do to your Volvo today?

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

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 99commutervolvos70 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm

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Replaced the Front Brake pads and Rotors on my '99 GLT
I went with Textar again, Since Powerstop dropped the ball and sent the wrong pads.
I really wanted to see If the powerstop pads kick out less dust...
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by erikv11 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:36 pm

99commutervolvos70 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:00 pm
20200313_120939.jpgReplaced the Front Brake pads and Rotors on my '99 GLT
I went with Textar again, Since Powerstop dropped the ball and sent the wrong pads.
I really wanted to see If the powerstop pads kick out less dust...
Wow look at those brake parts. California living.
'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
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:59 pm

Ahh... new rotors look so nice!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
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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Post by brunocerous » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:25 pm

Finally removed my headliner, which had started to resemble a droopy circus tent, and rather liked the bare-metal look enough to put back all the plastic trim for now. Is it me, or does it resemble the exterior of that Back to the Future car, the DeLorean?

I botched removal of one the sun visor clips, trying to twist it off instead of lifting it up, but managed to remove it intact.
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2000 V70 headliner removed
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Could be trouble or just slow speed kid hauling in cold weather. Get it out onto Death Race I287, get it up to 90 mph for 30 minutes (stay in slow lane so you don't impede traffic) then come back and show us your dipstick again, staying at least 500 meters from schools.
Ha! I should definitely do that in second gear, yes?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:47 pm

abscate wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 am
The tool can be bought at FCP for about $80, but if you just put the tool on and crank on it, it will break.

Fire, drilling, and lube are your friends on the delta links.
I paid a guy $500 to do mine since I was in a time pinch. Said it took him over 16 hours with 2 guys working on it over 3 days. I'm assuming that translates into a week if I did it. I think time savings and frustration spared alone made that repair bill worth it.
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'99 S70 "AWD" - 220,000+mi - wrecked :cry:
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:14 am

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:47 pm
abscate wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:10 am
The tool can be bought at FCP for about $80, but if you just put the tool on and crank on it, it will break.

Fire, drilling, and lube are your friends on the delta links.
I paid a guy $500 to do mine since I was in a time pinch. Said it took him over 16 hours with 2 guys working on it over 3 days. I'm assuming that translates into a week if I did it. I think time savings and frustration spared alone made that repair bill worth it.
Well spent. Nasty job when it goes bad
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:24 pm

Solved the mystery of Evita's interior lights funkiness!!!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Stu70 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:27 pm

.... and .... it was theeeee...?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm

Stu70 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:27 pm
.... and .... it was theeeee...?
You will have to read the thread - only the Tease here...
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by volvolugnut » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:12 pm

Come on. At least give everyone a link to your post.
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