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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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1992 - 1997 850, including 850 R, 850 T-5R, 850 T-5, 850 GLT
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 »

Speaking of mounts... replaced the trashed iPd torque rod bushing with a Powerflex today. Much better!
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How old was that one? Any change in vibration perception?
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Im vary of those never-ever-breaking powerflex or whatever the material/brand. Doesn’t it cause engine vibrations?

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Changed out the voltage regulator from a worn out bosch to a transpo ib520. Did an oil change and transmission drain and fill. Have to tackle the exhaust next week.

Full load readings went from 12 < on old reg to 12.5 V with all loads present. Had a .3 drop on battery + cable so that needs to be dealt with eventually. Atleast my battery will consistently charge under normal loading.
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yanga001 wrote: 01 Jul 2022, 14:50 Changed out the voltage regulator from a worn out bosch to a transpo ib520. Did an oil change and transmission drain and fill. Have to tackle the exhaust next week.

Full load readings went from 12 < on old reg to 12.5 V with all loads present. Had a .3 drop on battery + cable so that needs to be dealt with eventually. Atleast my battery will consistently charge under normal loading.
I have one to change out too.... not sure if it's the same part number or not. I also need to to the oil and ATF.
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Post by abscate »

FCP had Bosch on sale for about $44 last week?
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

BlackBart wrote: 01 Jul 2022, 12:12 How old was that one? Any change in vibration perception?
It's only a year or two old, believe it or not. I'm really disappointed by the quality of the iPd bushing. It was definitely vibrating more than it was before. I felt like it was feeling kinda harsh for a while, then I noticed the chewed up bushing while I was doing other stuff under the hood and it all made sense. I still haven't driven it yet since replacing the bushing, but I'll drive it today and see how much better it is!
kallekula wrote: 01 Jul 2022, 12:32 Im vary of those never-ever-breaking powerflex or whatever the material/brand. Doesn’t it cause engine vibrations?
They do, but not a whole lot. My car has more NVH than the typical P80 because I have the poly bushings on this torque rod, the lower torque rod, and delrin subframe bushings. I don't mind it, but some may not like it. I'm sure with an auto trans, it would be a little annoying sitting in gear on the brakes.
After putting poly transmission mounts on my E46, nothing like this will phase me. Those genuinely made me think I had a severely unbalanced flywheel or something else horribly wrong. The vibrations were unbearable. Put some stock rubber ones back, the car feels great now. I would never recommend those poly trans mounts on a BMW!
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Took a couple pictures in the early morning
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Drove it to get coffee..... will get it washed later today.
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Post by Goupil »

While trying to diagnose other things, I noticed my battery voltage was quite low, even when the car running.

It would appear that someone ( :mrgreen: ) forgot to tighten the alternator terminal bolt, that would do !
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