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2001 - 2007 V70
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Re: What do you think?

Post by - Pete - » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:28 pm

Crunch crunch. It tends to happen in winter.
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Re: What do you think?

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:04 pm

Worst case it ****might**** need another 1500-2000 to refresh everything to new. From there, you can expect 300,000 miles from that car
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Re: What do you think?

Post by CaptainWeenieWagon » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:14 pm

What kind of upgrades can I do instead of just replacing?
Any sites I may need to familiarize myself with?

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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:52 pm

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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
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2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
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Re: What do you think?

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:11 pm

CaptainWeenieWagon wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:14 pm
What kind of upgrades can I do instead of just replacing?
Any sites I may need to familiarize myself with?
This is a high end car with high quality parts

Most of the “ upgrades” are inferior parts compared to OEM
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Re: What do you think?

Post by Georgeandkira » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Some will say "Volvo brakes only". Others go with lower dust options as an "upgrade".
I say Bilstein shocks and struts are an upgrade.
Many praise the thicker sway bars sold by IPD.
Many go zonkers over audio options.
There's plenty to do before you optimize your new ride.

You must visually inspect both rear parking brake hardware sets (left & right).
Also perform a glove test on the oil filler neck. This relates to the PCV system
You should do at least one transmission drain and fill (automatic, no?) to see & smell how foul the fluid is. If you've heard that our trannie fluid is "lifetime", you must have that section of your brain removed.
The coolant may be due for a refresh due to age or contamination.
Any service records? You likely need to replace the timing belt. You may be overdue for a complete "Stage 0" tune up.
The cabin air filter in any car can be overlooked.
A brake fluid flush and pin lube might be in order.
Check the spare for air and make sure the jack and wrench are there.

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Re: What do you think?

Post by volvolugnut » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:07 pm

Check the battery age and battery cable condition. These cars must have top condition battery to function properly. Confirm the charging system is strong. Obtain a code reader for Volvo or the full Vida Dice setup.
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Re: What do you think?

Post by CaptainWeenieWagon » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:15 pm

So I need to replace a broken shifter in this automatic 04 V70 and I was wondering if anyone knows of any other options that fit? I can get an original for $32 on eBay. Just wanted something different. I have a spare lone shifting rod that I purchased to use a shifter I already had but no dice. Doesn't fit. Thank you for your time!

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Re: What do you think?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:21 pm

The stock one is probably your best bet.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What do you think?

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:29 am

Grab one from a junkyard, wonder how it broke?
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