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Herman and Operation 30MPG

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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callahanoffroad
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Year and Model: 1995 850
Location: St. Louis Missouri
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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by callahanoffroad » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:16 pm

Sunday funday update

New brake pads are finally installed. New hub is installed. New quick struts installed. Brake lines not installed. Nor the thermostat.

Oh and I finally installed my Snabb short shifter.
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New Snabb short shifter
Looks great but more importantly the car shifts like a manual should. Crisp and precise. No more vaguely hunting for gears. It stays in place too which is a big plus. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MODIFICATION.

Another cool this is I found out first hand that Volvo really did prewire every car for every option. Here's the underside of my center console
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Heated seat wires
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Misc floating wires
I looked under my seats and they are all wired up as well. I wonder if I could just pop in the switches and have front and rear heated seats...


Author, Chef, and Shade Tree Mechanic

1995 Volvo 850, Non-Turbo, VVIS, LH FI, Green, 215,000 miles. Herman. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... =1&t=84393

1996 Volvo 850, died at 280,000

Founder of: CookingForChemo.Org

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ZionXIX
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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by ZionXIX » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 pm

I wish my turbo was wired for a passenger power seat. I pulled carpet, opened the wiring loom....nothing. Thought about wiring it to the seat heater wires.



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callahanoffroad
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Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:25 pm
Year and Model: 1995 850
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Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Post by callahanoffroad » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:09 am

ZionXIX wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:25 pm
I wish my turbo was wired for a passenger power seat. I pulled carpet, opened the wiring loom....nothing. Thought about wiring it to the seat heater wires.
A power passenger seat would be really nice!


Author, Chef, and Shade Tree Mechanic

1995 Volvo 850, Non-Turbo, VVIS, LH FI, Green, 215,000 miles. Herman. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... =1&t=84393

1996 Volvo 850, died at 280,000

Founder of: CookingForChemo.Org

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