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How did I convince myself to do this?

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How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by smacknab » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:08 pm

I wanted to learn how to work on my own car.. do my own brakes, maybe swap a starter or an alternator you know? But here I am 8 months later. Constantly disassembling and reassembling what feels like the largest Lego build of my life. Still, as disheartening dealing with a 200k mile European car can be, it's been alot of fun.
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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:28 pm

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Couple of places in this job crows feet wrenches are really useful.

Accumulator tightening

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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by erikv11 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:50 pm

What I see in that photo: Extra pedal, correct shifter.

No need to complain!

I'd highly recommend taking on the dash mounts while you have it apart. That's what I'd do if I ever got up the nerve to do an evap core job.
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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:07 pm

Aren’t you sending me a Doctor to MGH with a Volvo?

Perfect stop,off at my place for an evap,dinner after potato fudge
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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by abscate » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:36 am

Have a real good look at the recirc air door flap motor and plastic linkage while you have that HVAC out

If you can buy it cheap new I would replace.

They do break and are hard ( impossible?) to do in car.
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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by smacknab » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:35 am

abscate wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:36 am
Have a real good look at the recirc air door flap motor and plastic linkage while you have that HVAC out

If you can buy it cheap new I would replace.

They do break and are hard ( impossible?) to do in car.
That's exactly the little flap door that I broke when trying to get the unit out.... I'll look for a part number on the unit and see if I can find it
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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by abscate » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:23 am

Try 6808655
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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by scot850 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:12 am

Check the whole main flap assembly. I found it broke because the driver's side flap seal had turned to a sticky goo making it stick when closed and making more strain on the motor and flap. That is not available and has not been for many years. I had to pull on from a scrap car to get a good one. That may be a challenge with the age of the vehicles now. To replace required opening the whole heater box if I recall correctly.

Tackling the dash mounts even if they have not failed is worth doing as there is a good chance if they are not broken they will when you re-install. I think abscate had a write up on how to do that.

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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by Eddystone » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:48 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Evil MVS PEOPLE

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56005&hilit=1999+v70+t5&start=0

Couple of places in this job crows feet wrenches are really useful.

Accumulator tightening

Office tube hard line tightening.

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Re: How did I convince myself to do this?

Post by scot850 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:43 pm

:lol: :lol: AS to why you did it, it usually comes down to alcohol or too much time on your hands! LoL

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