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New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by 850 LPT » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:12 pm

E Showell wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Hey Dirk -- If you happen to come across a spare 3960 driver's side seat switch holder, keep me in mind. Thanks, Evan
Hi Evan, I will have an extra when I'm done swapping seats. Let me check the condition and I will let you know.

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96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 115k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 229k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by E Showell » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:06 pm

Thanks, Dirk.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
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'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by 850 LPT » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:08 pm

Getting back to my project this weekend. I've been busy yesterday taking things apart for the following purposes:
- replace busted spring seat passenger side
- replace leaking CV axle seal in transmission passenger side
- replace trans. oil with Redline MTL
- all new front brakes
- replace rusted dust shield for front brakes

The CV axle came out super easy, which I'm glad about. Both of them look like they have been replaced not to long ago. The boots are in fine shape.
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A few weeks ago I replaced the parking brake cables also. So nice to have that done.

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96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 115k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 229k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by markone » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:12 pm

Looking good, Dirk!
1997 850 Sedan NA, manual trans, 268k miles
1998 V70XC AWD, turbo/auto 165k miles
1998 V70, NA/manual trans, 351k miles
2005 BMW X3 3.0i, auto, 135k miles
2010 Toyota Highlander AWD, 91k miles
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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by 850 LPT » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:17 am

Got everything buttoned up last Saturday, and the car is back on the ground.
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While I changed out the axle seal I noticed that a P80 AWD angle gear shaft collar has the PERFECT dimensions to drive in the new seal. I'm glad I kept the stripped one from my 98' V70XC, this made the job super easy.
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Next is getting the new exhaust installed along with a new fuel filter. Looking at the total cost for this project so far I think I am passing the market value threshold. Just another case that proofs that resurrecting one of these cars makes no financial sense. :shock:

But you guys know that already...

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96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 115k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 229k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by smacknab » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:06 pm

850 LPT wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:17 am
Looking at the total cost for this project so far I think I am passing the market value threshold. Just another case that proofs that resurrecting one of these cars makes no financial sense. :shock:

But you guys know that already...

Dirk
I sure do.. I'm probably 2-3k past the kbb 'perfect condition' value on my car. But I've learned a tooon (I started with zero car knowledge) so I mentality calculate that as education/hobby/personal enrichment. Ultimately the car will only make sense if i use it as my primary vehicle for atleast 3 years. Soo it'll be the shared vehicle for my fiance and I so I guess that'll help with the accounting lol.

How do you calculate, or justify, the costs of fixing up one of these cars?

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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:38 pm

If you spend 2000 on fixing up a Volvo you get a car that will not depreciate, and can give 100k miles of service.

A low end Kia will cost you that in 6 months payments but will be depreciating the whole time.

If you drive 10000 miles the first year, that’s 20 cpm for repair costs, not bad.
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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by JimBee » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:19 pm

Superfluous information, since you have a perfect seal set in the form of a gear shaft collar—but somebody who doesn't have one of those lying around might be interested to know that a short length of 2 inch diameter PVC plumbing waste pipe is exactly that size.

Home Depot sells 2 foot lengths which is a handy length for the passenger side. You can put a PVC cap on the outward end of the pipe to tap with a hammer, or just use the bare end for tapping lightly with a medium weight hammer.

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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:47 am

I have gotten scrap pieces for free from Lowe’s from people who have had cut to length pipe.

Yes, Dirk is a cheapskate.
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Re: New to me 99' S70, base, 5-speed, 209k

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:49 am

I had heard about the PVC pipe trick, but I was too lazy to drag my butt to Home Depot only to find out they don't have any scrap laying around. I certainly didn't want to pay for it :o
Plus, the angle gear collar has a nice weight to it, which helps reducing bounce back on the hammer blows :wink:

More progress: the new Starla exhaust and the Bosch fuel filter are now installed.

And I have some loose plans for the weekend to take the front seats out and start cleaning the carpet and headliner.

Dirk
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 115k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 229k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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