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Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

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Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

Post by CSDentonTX » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:40 pm

In January 2020: Replaced coolant overflow reservoir level sensor (did not turn off warning light) :(

Inspected under cover, to find oil leaking that appears to be leaking from oil fill cap. Replaced gasket to oil fill cap with IPD.

Replaced washer fluid cap with aftermarket from IPD.

Inspected engine mounts, found one appears squished and a little wire has come off that wraps around it. The other appears good at first glance, but as both are 25 years old, I'm thinking I'm going to replace them.

Found leak in fuel rail has come back.

To do list:
•patch fuel rail
•replace fuel injector o-rings
•motor mounts
•replace coolant overflow tank (hopefully that will make the light go off)
•replace antenna mast
•new oil dipstick
•replace struts
•figure out how to fix front passenger seat which is stuck in backmost position
1995 Volvo 960 Pearl Red 418-2
88,100 miles, "Sunday Driver"
Texas, USA

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Re: Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

Post by CSDentonTX » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:16 am

Fuel rail end cap patched again with JB Weld on Feb 15. Appears to be holding.
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Re: Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

Post by CSDentonTX » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:25 am

Coolant expansion tank replaced last night with Meyle 9122997 from FPC Euro. This indeed fixed the light on the dash. Has added benefit that it is now more translucent, so I can see level more clearly. On the old one, the float is rattling around in there, but clearly wasn't doing its job.

Added to to-do list:
•Replace trunk lid shocks
1995 Volvo 960 Pearl Red 418-2
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Re: Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

Post by CSDentonTX » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:07 pm

Current to-do list:

•replace fuel injector o-rings (purchased)
•replace spark plugs
•replace trunk lid shocks
•motor mounts (purchased)
•replace antenna mast
•new oil dipstick (plastic broke where it holds onto the metal shaft, and who knows where the pieces went...into the oil pan?)
•replace struts
•figure out how to fix front passenger seat which is stuck in backmost position
•inspect and/or replace brake lines

Maybes
•replace knuckle bumper (9140490)
•replace thermostat (no current problems)
1995 Volvo 960 Pearl Red 418-2
88,100 miles, "Sunday Driver"
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Re: Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

Post by CSDentonTX » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:21 am

Done in March: Replaced dome light with used one from guy on Facebook. This proved easier than fixing the old one.
Attempted fix of door handle on driver side. This just didn't work. Need spring, and cannot see how to do this. Broke plastic screw access cover on door pull handle. :(
Replaced trunk lid shocks with Meyle from FCP Euro..

•replace fuel injector o-rings (purchased)
•replace spark plugs
•motor mounts (purchased)
•replace antenna mast
•new oil dipstick (plastic broke where it holds onto the metal shaft, and who knows where the pieces went...into the oil pan?)
•replace struts
•replace sway bar end links (purchased)
•figure out how to fix front passenger seat which is stuck in backmost position
•inspect and/or replace brake lines (purchased)
•re-attach plastic belly pan

Maybes
•replace knuckle bumper (9140490)
•replace thermostat (no current problems)
1995 Volvo 960 Pearl Red 418-2
88,100 miles, "Sunday Driver"
Texas, USA

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Re: Nana's 1995 960 Sedan, Regal Red Metallic 418-2

Post by CSDentonTX » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:50 am

Done April 18, 2020:
Replaced dipstick.
Changed oil with Castrol full synthetic 5w40 and Mann filter. Found washer and plug clearly aftermarket as washer was attached to plug somehow.
Earlier in the week reattached belly pan with bolts purchased from guy on Facebook. Found I could not attach back two because the nuts that are brazed on the crossmember seem to be missing.

Started to replace spark plugs only to find out that spark plug package from IPD was pretty much mangled in shipment (or before), and one of them had crushed electrode. Contacted IPD for a replacement. He said they have loose ones available and would mail me one.
Repaired fuel rail leak for third time in six months. Started to remove, but lost front bolt down in engine somewhere. :(

To-do:

•replace fuel injector o-rings (purchased)
•replace spark plugs (purchased)
•motor mounts (purchased)
•replace antenna mast
•replace struts (purchased)
•replace sway bar end links (purchased)
•figure out how to fix front passenger seat which is stuck in backmost position
•inspect and/or replace brake lines (purchased)

Maybes
•replace knuckle bumper (9140490)
•replace thermostat (no current problems)
1995 Volvo 960 Pearl Red 418-2
88,100 miles, "Sunday Driver"
Texas, USA

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