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What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

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Post by abscate » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:50 pm

Evita returned 29.9 mpg at 65-70 mph and ran sweet to Boston and back, her purge valve is clacking and P0442 is pending, so some evap TLC is planned. I’m running 91 93 octane on her since she owes me very little. Replaced cup holder with spare from parts car....kaching!

I think her Starla exhaust (?) rumbles at idle but is quieter on highway/ motorway / Pike/ freeway/ Autbahn/DeathRace NJ, but that's got no data behind it
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:38 am

abscate wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:50 pm
Evita returned 29.9 mpg at 65-70 mph and ran sweet to Boston and back, her purge valve is clacking and P0442 is pending, so some evap TLC is planned. I’m running 91 93 octane on her since she owes me very little. Replaced cup holder with spare from parts car....kaching!

I think her Starla exhaust (?) rumbles at idle but is quieter on highway/ motorway / Pike/ freeway/ Autbahn/DeathRace NJ, but that's got no data behind it
“Deathrace NJ” :lol:
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I found stainless crimp clamps at a NAPA that were just big enough to fit on the CV boots. Not sure all NAPAs carry the same stock though.
I’ll have to check NAPA, they usually have that kind of stuff. For now it seems like my giant zip tie is doing the job, so I’m happy!


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Post by WhatAmIDoing » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:47 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:38 am
WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:28 am

I found stainless crimp clamps at a NAPA that were just big enough to fit on the CV boots. Not sure all NAPAs carry the same stock though.
I’ll have to check NAPA, they usually have that kind of stuff. For now it seems like my giant zip tie is doing the job, so I’m happy!
The same NAPA also had a full selection of Liqui Moly, Rowe, and Pentosin fluids, as well as Mann filters, which really surprised me considering I have never seen anyone driving an import in that particular area. Definitely made me want to check out NAPAs more often.


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Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:30 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:47 pm
The same NAPA also had a full selection of Liqui Moly, Rowe, and Pentosin fluids, as well as Mann filters, which really surprised me considering I have never seen anyone driving an import in that particular area. Definitely made me want to check out NAPAs more often.
Same at my NAPA. I’ve seen Pentosin, LiquiMoly, and I sometimes buy Mann filters there. I think I’ve seen Rowe as well.


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Post by ZionXIX » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:14 pm

Changed out my upper radiator hose after spending the last fewdays pouring a quart of fluid into my cooling system before every drive.
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:34 am

That old hose looks nasty! I'd say it was time for a new one!


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Post by ZionXIX » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:16 am

It's so nice to drive around without coolant hemorrhaging anxiety



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Post by WhatAmIDoing » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:42 am

ZionXIX wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:16 am
It's so nice to drive around without coolant hemorrhaging anxiety
My aftermarket lower rad hose is turning to mush already after 2 years and oozing coolant all over the road. New one from FCP on the way. Not a good feeling dumping a quart of Volvo coolant in every few days.


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Post by abscate » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:58 am

My parents impressed on me the importance of quality in rubbers: Shoes, Coats, Tires, ground sheets, Roof coverings, coolant hoses, and other products.

(cover your eyes June..)

If you eat too much while working on your Volvo, you can get Mann Boobs..
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Your humor is hilarious. :D



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