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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 bmdubya1198 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:35 pm

smacknab wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Pulled my runner cover with an autobody friend to find this. He says it's manageable and I was hoping to get 5 years out of the car so I guess I'm tackling this next.

I'm going to check out a s70 that just arrived at junk lot to see about cutting off a donor piece. I have a thread going if anyone has any tips
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I imagine this is what my cousin's old wagon would have looked like if we removed the rocker covers before crushing it.
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Fri May 15, 2020 5:01 pm
Got my freon evacuated in preparation for ac compressor replacement. While the freon machine was working, mechanic buddy sid he noticed the radiator leaking due to residue around the top. I glanced at it and decided to replace the radiator too since it was 15yrs old and the brand is unknown. After closer inspection what he was seeing was the top plastic cap of the intercooler. The top cap is soaked in oily dirt residue and Im at a loss to explain how or why. Thoughts? I havent experienced any boost issues. I suppose there could be a leak but I dont know how it could get on the front side too?
That's relatively normal. It's probably what has soaked through the IC hoses. As long as you don't have any boost issues, I say go ahead and clean it up and run it!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am

I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Tue May 19, 2020 8:34 pm

Noticed that thermostat gasket had started leaking a bit so I decided to replace that and also all the coolant hoses that were starting to look a bit rotten.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by smacknab » Wed May 20, 2020 7:48 am

kallekula wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am
I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
Looks good, alot of people on the on the FB v70 group paint them an ugly saturated bright red or blue
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Wed May 20, 2020 7:58 am

smacknab wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:48 am
kallekula wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am
I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
Looks good, alot of people on the on the FB v70 group paint them an ugly saturated bright red or blue
Last night I painted some of the engine plastic too. Not sure what I think about it yet.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed May 20, 2020 9:17 am

kallekula wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:58 am
Last night I painted some of the engine plastic too. Not sure what I think about it yet.
I like it! The gray looks nice.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by RickHaleParker » Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm

kallekula wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am
I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
I think it would pop if you polish the Aluminum head with Stove Black wood stove polish. I cannot say for sure how well Stove Black will work on Aluminum. You might want to test it on a piece of scrap Aluminum before you commit to it. If it works ... Black intake also?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Wed May 20, 2020 10:55 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm
kallekula wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:36 am
I painted my fuel rail cover in gun metal gray.
I think it would pop if you polish the Aluminum head with Stove Black wood stove polish. I cannot say for sure how well Stove Black will work on Aluminum. You might want to test it on a piece of scrap Aluminum before you commit to it. If it works ... Black intake also?
Wow! ok. I'm not really the wax-on wax-off type of guy. Im the guy that's awkwardly ocd about oil leaks :lol: As long as the mechanical works perfect I don't care what it looks like, almost. This painting was just a corona boredom kind of thing.

Anyway, very interesting tips. I think I will youtube that stuff right away. Not sure about intake color but who knows. Maybe I'll try learning a little bit photo shop so I can get some ideas.

Thank you and have a nice evening Sir!

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by kallekula » Wed May 20, 2020 11:04 pm

kallekula wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Noticed that thermostat gasket had started leaking a bit so I decided to replace that and also all the coolant hoses that were starting to look a bit rotten.
A little follow up:
The thermostat rubber seal was rock hard and fell to pieces when I took it off. The brand was for sure Reinz because it came in a head gasket kit of brand Victor Reinz that I bought and used 8 years ago. The engine has only been driven 50K miles since then.
Should that be called normal or bad quality?

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed May 20, 2020 11:07 pm

I’d say 50k miles for an aftermarket thermostat gasket that costs probably $2 is good. I mean, the OE gaskets usually last longer, but I guess 50k isn’t too bad.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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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