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1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:25 am

Cylinder Head Gasket recommendations 3531017

Elwis set with lots of other stuff $114

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Genuiine Volvo - FCP doesn't have a listing here??
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:27 am

850 LPT wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Steve, when an engine overheats like this one, does one ever have to be concerned about the bottom end?

Btw, I am seriously impressed by your work.
Awww, Gee... :oops:

I think we have had three bottom ends go bad on the history of this forum, They are really tough. The head goes way before anything in the block gets to damage temperatures.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by markone » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:05 pm

I dunno about hazard pay. You could be soldiering onward here- minus 5 degrees this morning. Balmy eight degrees as the sun begins to fade.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by smacknab » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:12 pm

I firmly believe that head gasket jobs should only be done in sub 15 degree weather
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:08 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:45 am
Omen minute low flame. $160 less a few bad boys saved. I think most will come out easily. Kudos to Volvo for high quality steel studs
Something for your wish list, $15.00 - $20.00 .

Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:01 pm

With propane and wrench I’ve got 7 studs put in 20 minutes. The last three will get double nutted, MAPP or oxy acetylene and another 30 minutes to get out.

So 10 studs will take one hour at $150’ an hour labor, or $15 per stud

I knew $16 a stud was a ripoff......

It’s like these shops have done this before ...
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by BlackBart » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:11 pm

How did I miss this? All this happened in a week?! Impressive. White shirt reminds me of classic Indy mechanics - that's the look!

I finally bought a $49 HF(fright) impact gun to get a 24mm suspension nut off of a Land Rover. Felt a little guilty it was so easy. But the book says 184 ft-lbs, and it was not coming off with pipes and breaker bars, heat, PB, anything.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm

Harbor Fright

That’s a BlackBart Classic (tm)
I dunno about hazard pay. You could be soldiering onward here- minus 5 degrees this morning. Balmy eight degrees as the sun begins to fade.
Thank goodness I’m in the Deep South. Maple syrup isn’t going to flow at those temps.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by markone » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:03 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Thank goodness I’m in the Deep South. Maple syrup isn’t going to flow at those temps.
I'm going to have to move the syrup from the breakfast table into the refrigerator to warm up. Minus 20 this morning.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:00 am

Yikes. That’s -29C for our EU friends. That’s respectable cold even for SE FIN NOR!

Double nutted the last three exhaust studs and 60 more seconds of propane, all came out easily. Much better torque than vice grip.

Good quality steel studs are the savior here. Thanks Volvo.

Head is ready for shop
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