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1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm

I haven't had good luck with those wraps or cement on my Miata. The car sounds like hell with the rotted out stock exhaust. I really need to get a new cat back... I gotta talk to my parts guy and see if he has any nice aftermarket ones laying around.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:05 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Both my 1999s have bandaged front muffler to cat joints for about 25 usd repairs. I used exhaust cement and fiberglass pack wrap on the joint
That's not an option here. There's a whole 2 inches of pipe missing. Ideally need to replace at 4 inch section of pipe.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by abscate » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:47 am

A missing piece is easier than a hole. Get to Advance and you can get Premade repair sections in the right diameter.

Cement up, slip muffler back, slip,repair on, two clamps.

It will last a year or two.

It is easiest to Jack the car up on one side at front and back as high as you can, jack stands or ramps of course.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:02 pm

abscate wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:47 am
A missing piece is easier than a hole. Get to Advance and you can get Premade repair sections in the right diameter.

Cement up, slip muffler back, slip,repair on, two clamps.

It will last a year or two.

It is easiest to Jack the car up on one side at front and back as high as you can, jack stands or ramps of course.
That's what I would have done, but I measured the OD at 62mm, roughly 2 7/16". The only thing that will fit over it has an ID of 2 1/2", but I think that will leave too much of a gap to clamp on properly.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by abscate » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:28 pm

The silicate cement or glass wrap will fill that perfectly.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Well... this took a dramatic turn. Driving home early Monday morning, going around a wet turn, felt the front wheels suddenly lock causing the car to spin out, nose dive into the embankment, spin around again, and striking a tree with the front passenger door.

Damage report: bottom of bumper ripped off, radiator sandwich mangled, fan shroud touching intake manifold, battery where intake is suppose to be, hood doesn't line up to close, 2 of 3 hood latches broken, all coolant leaked out, most of oil leaked out, both corner lights and driver headlight busted, passenger door mangled, rocker panel mangled, dash cracked, windshield shattered, A pillar looks deformed, both front axles mangled, transmission shot, bearings found on the ground... you get the idea.

Conclusion: Totaled, time to part it out like originally intended. Pictures to come later.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by clifford06 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:39 pm

Sorry to hear. Hope you are OK ! Part it and be done !



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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:40 pm

Wow, that sucks! I guess a part out is the best option at this point, doesn't sound like it would be easy to get back together.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:47 pm

If the A-pillar is bent, I'm not sure the frame is salvageable without compromising the structural integrity of the car. Even if the frame was intact, it would be much easier to find another volvo than find and swap in a new drive line. Got my eye on a rebuilt 144 and a 760 Turbo.


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Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:49 pm

Oooh... a 144 would be sweet! And 760 turbos are pretty hard to find these days... either one would be cool!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige :mrgreen: 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


Need used parts? PM me!

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