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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 brunocerous » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:40 am

Today I went to look for the engine serial number on the '98 T5 to figure out what timing belt to order and found this illegible sticker.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:01 pm

You might have to lift the aluminum heat shield and get the serial number off the block , Bruno

Do you know the engine number break for belt? I think it also might be as simple as the mechanical adjuster vs the grenade type hydraulic one,
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Post by brunocerous » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:32 pm

Oh, good point! I have the hydraulic tensioner. The belt number and tensioner both split after SN 1226127. Is that a safe enough bet?

I can see the plate where the SN is etched, but it'll need some brake cleaner to read it.
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Post by subzerocarfanatic » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:22 pm

Thought I would start posting a few pictures of my upgrades or refurbishing I should say on our 2000 C70 Convertible.
I came across a really great deal ( $125) on a basically new looking set of OEM Volvo Headlamps and corner turn signal lamps,
they look so nice after installation.
I upgraded the bulbs to PIAA bulbs for the low beam,boy can I tell a difference,they are brighter and more crisp white color.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:08 pm

abscate wrote:
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You might have to lift the aluminum heat shield and get the serial number off the block , Bruno

Do you know the engine number break for belt? I think it also might be as simple as the mechanical adjuster vs the grenade type hydraulic one,


That would fit 1035178 it looks like? Early hydraulic tensioner. Also cam timing marks are notches angled in about 45 degrees vsstraight up on th later one.

Engine break is at 1266196

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:59 pm

I think the belt PN depends on the tensioner style. If you have a hydraulic tensioner, go ahead and order the older style kit.

Wow, those headlights look brand new!
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:03 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:59 pm
I think the belt PN depends on the tensioner style. If you have a hydraulic tensioner, go ahead and order the older style kit.
It does. When I did my '98 C70 I counted the teeth to make sure they sent the right one. There is a difference in belt length due to the a difference in the position of the tensioners.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:47 am

Yesterday I finished up replacing the driver side wiring harness in my friend's '99 C70. Somehow the wiring for the trunk light shorted out and melted, and the power wire for the trunk light was melted all the way up to the dash connector. Crazy!
After putting everything back together and test driving, fuse 15 is no longer blowing while driving like it was before the meltdown. I'd call it a success!

He got very lucky that this didn't cause any more damage, it was isolated to this harness. I also replaced the trunk harness for good measure since a ground wire was all crumbled. Crazy how many issues come up on these low mileage cars that you really don't see on high mileage cars, this car only has 68k miles!
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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 subzerocarfanatic » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:40 pm

How do the rear side panels release,and the side panel speakers as well.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:21 pm

subzerocarfanatic wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:40 pm
How do the rear side panels release,and the side panel speakers as well.
You have to remove the rear seat bottom and back (bottom just lifts up after tugging up under the front, then 2 12 or 13mm bolts for the back, then it lifts up and out) then there are two phillips head clips to unscrew. Then, there are two clips on the front side (near the door) that need to be popped out, then you can lift the panel upward to release the clips along the window sill.

I saw a diagram with arrows pointing to the clips the other day when I had to remove the rear side panel on a coupe, but I can't find it now. It's pretty easy once you feel around and pull on it a little.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 197k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 113k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 171k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 174k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
1999 BMW 528i
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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