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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:23 pm

THERE ya go!
ex-1984 245T wagon
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Is it time for a 1964 122 wagon?

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:48 am

The secret to our long marriage is we date twice a week. She goes on Tuesday’s, me on Fridays.
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by famfeld » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:26 pm

I finally got a good used steering rack installed and got the subframe back up and everything back together. Completed a multi-day repair project that I would like to share as a write-up since I documented pretty well with photos.

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Post by erikv11 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:03 pm

Power steering fluid was low again on the S60R, right about two years since the last time I had to fill it up while on a trip to MN because of groaning from the PS pump. I pulled the reservoir and found it leaking at the small hose, but everywhere else was dry. So I tightened the factory worm clamp - definitely was too loose - and topped up the fluid. Hopefully this cures it.
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:46 pm

drum beat beat.........


Oettinger.......oettingker..........oetiker.....

I managed to rinse and repeat my taillights going out again, fixed again by removing Fuse 5 from the REM and scraping terminals with knife. This crops up every two years. Very strange.
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by SlowLane » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:36 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:46 pm
fixed ... by removing Fuse ... and scraping terminals with knife. This crops up every two years. Very strange.
Have you tried Stabilant or De-Oxit?
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by - Pete - » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:59 pm

Strange indeed. I’ll have to remember that one.
Did some lighting tasks over here as well.

I cut some holes in the V70 front bumper the other day. It just seemed like it needed it.
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Then I decided I didn’t like them anymore. These filled the holes nicely.
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Couple other things I monkeyed with too to get things up and running. NONE of this would have been possible without the finalizing touches from Yagger! Thank you so much Sergey!

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Final product = functional fogs + can use with brights/high beams. Dealer price on these was $285 light kit + $115 for programming. I got my lights off eBay UK & paid Yagger to remote configure CEM, total of 1/3 the cost.

Very nice of Volvo to pre-wire these cars for fog lights.

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Also did dual fog light setup on V70R w/PIAA LP270’s.

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by ant398 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:27 pm

Cured an abs/anti-slip fault with a new rear wheel bearing on my new to me 2005 xc70.

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by Poppafranku » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:06 am

Swapped out the exhaust camshaft rear seal on the T5 I bought just one month ago that was quite literally puking oil anywhere I parked.
Was an absolute pain because the last person who fiddled with it took the trouble of removing everything related to the seal, but didn't actually change it and instead slathered the camshaft position sensor and it's cover in silicone, so I had to replace that too.
My back still hurts

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:07 pm

Locked my self out of the 2005 tailgate

The REM relay wiring went bad on this, and it locked itself after several uses (probably inertial closing of the lock ring)

I’ve removed the inner trim so that I can pop it as needed

I really like having a key on the tailgate, or an internal handle
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