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First Snow

jeeze, i feel like a new parent right now taking pictures of practically everything... anyway, she got some canadian weather : ) So far, the chill hasnt been too bad. I do need to get a longer extendo cord tho Need some practice with the camera settings, its a process... deffo a new parent

VVolfSocks

VVolfSocks in General Love

First Post

still learning how this format works lol, posting this again as an entry rather than about Purchased my S70 a couple months ago as a daily, recently started modifying it while it holds that job. it's been interesting, to say the least.   So far, ive added a custom exhaust, rebuilt turbo with an analog gauge, and fixed the odd dents acquired over time.   Currently rocking a spray can red paint job to prevent rust over winter, which will be polished to a consistent shine... eventual

VVolfSocks

VVolfSocks in Progression

muh 850 vlog

I figured I would document my wrenching adventures as I have been wrenching exclusively on both RWD and FWD Volvo's for several years now to pass the time (and money).  I test drove a cheap 1995 Volvo 850 turbo on craigslist and became addicted to boosting in a T5, the car was faster than I thought it would be (honestly).  I bought the car, my first 850 turbo, for $900 from this chick who dented the left-front fender, broke the left-front fender, and a loud tick coming from the motor (which

boosted moose

boosted moose

Best V70 model, engine, year, tranny?

Best (used 2003 & up) V70, model, engine, tranny for reliability? Hey all (newbie here). Lookin to buy a Volvo wagon. What's the most reliable /best value year (2003 & up) model, auto? or manual? and engine? THANKS VERY MUCH! Past Volvos: 1968 P1800 (dark green)  -  1985 245 turbo (silver)

Volvo's vulva uvula

Volvo's vulva uvula

Confused

So my 2001 Volvo v70 cross country turbo,was running rough, some  misfiring.So changed the spark plugs,mind you,one at a time,gapped at .028,  new boots and spring coils.Started car as soon as all were replaced,great it  started. went inside to wash up and take it around the block,10 mins time.  Car will only crank like it's going to start but will not turn over!  Help!!

Danielle

Danielle

Ecm And Cem Swap On Newer Volvo

I just wanted to let people that a cem and the Ecm can now be purchased used and placed into other cars. I purchases a 2012 with a damaged CEM and had a used one reprogrammed. Volvo released the software for this to be done. I used Xemodex to do this transfer. They were very quick but expensive. Around $575 with a used module from them. Better than towing car to dealer and paying their prices.

kumagan

kumagan

98 S70 T5 Manual Upgrade

So, i have a 98 S70 T5 manual. its lowered on ipds and bilstein struts. cold air with down pipe and exhaust... my next plan is to do an ECU and an inter cooler and Reverse inter cooler piping kit. im planning on doing it in steps.. which should i do first or be more effective? i know the ECU would help big time but im gonna do that after i do the inter cooler or reverse inter cooler piping kit. so which one is more effective, just an aftermarket inter cooler or a reverse inter cooler piping kit?

Bryce_T5

Bryce_T5

Grinding/rattling In Front Drivers Side Wheel. Help!

Okay so I have a 2004 Volvo s60, just had it inspected so im assuming this problem doesn't have anything to do with any parts that would need to be good for inspection. It sounds like my front drivers side tire is going to fly off my car >:0. Anyway, its making a grinding noise (pretty loud) as well as a rattling noise when im driving slow speeds or turning left. If i ride my breaks a little bit, the noise instantly goes away, and if the car is in park turning my steering wheel all the way ar

brianna_s60

brianna_s60

2000 Volvo S70 Glt

I cannot remove my key from the ignition. Key won't go to the "0" position. My shifter was replaced four years ago and the button is all the way out. Its an automatic transmission and has 175K for mileage. Trying to remove the key without having to take to dealer to have that entire system replaced which quoted at $600+. Please Help

briansvolvo2

briansvolvo2

Xc90

I'm Looking into buying an XC90 but I have read some bad reviews. I was wanting to get some help and input on common problems with these vehicles, which engine is best and what to look for before and during a test drive. The year models I have been looking at are between '04 and '07. Thanks a lot!

msfdff914

msfdff914

No Boost Until 3800 Rpm Volvo 850 T5

I recently brought my car out from storage and after driving it i notice that on the boost gauge it will not build boost until very high RPM's (3800-4000) and when it does it is only reading 3-5psi and it doesn't seem to hold the pressure at WOT the car has a full 3" turbo back exhaust big flow cats and mufflers, and the turbo was upgraded to a 19T any thoughts would be great,

JO-JO

JO-JO

Radio Lock Code Volvo S70

Hey folks, after my 1998 S70 had some electrical problems related to the battery fixed, my radio locked itself and doesn't work anymore. My local dealer wants to charge me for a simple lookup, so I figured I'd try here. My radio is an SC-813 with the serial V01030 V8050603C. Thanks! Mikael My email is: byltaxseden@gmail.com I just need the code - now it is in lock mode

volvoph

volvoph

2005 Xc90 Dem Problem

I got fault code DEM-0007 (Hydraulic pressure, Incorrect value ) Does anyone know if replacing the pressure sensor on the DEM would solve this problem? Thanks, Crow

Crow

Crow

Exhaust

Hey every one, Im new to volvos, and Im looking for sensible and proper alternatives to repairing my exhaust. I own a, 98 v70 r and, I would like to know a cheap and sensible way to repair it. Also, I would like something with a great sound if possible. My price range would be around 150-250. Please let me know her or threw text (401)651-8616. Thanks for the help.

edubbie98v70r

edubbie98v70r

1996 Volvo 850 Turbo

Hi can anyone help please! I have a 1996 Volvo 850 turbo and I was driving and went to excelarate when it lost power I pulled over to find out that my turbo hose on the top right hand side had come loose. The car was still running when I put the hose back on and when I did it shut off and wouldn't start back up can somebody any body please help!!!!!! Thanks

Bobthebulder

Bobthebulder

Great Body Work!

Hello everyone, was wondering if i could get help with this car, does anyone know about this great looking car? I luv this spoiler, toyota GT, Eclipse? any ideas? and this rear bumper it looks like a front bumper cut and glued to the bottom then the top part filled with bondo? Nice work Also the rear truck was filled. Great look, one of the best out there. Mr.Steve

Mr.Steve2013

Mr.Steve2013

I Love Google

I love google. All seriousness I know they do tons of stupid moves. Most recently the delayed launch of google+ for business comes to mind. Before that there was the whole no google+ access for apps users. All of that aside, google is an amazing company. Look how much information they sort on a daily basis. I tell people all the time, "unless google's servers are all down I do not want to hear a stupid comment from you". Anyone who seriously thinks google sucks must have no idea how much is goin

Che'_Moderator

Che'_Moderator

Never To Take Something Or Put Something In Their Mouth When They Are Not Sure What It Is

What could 10 year olds be putting in their mouths? Coins, glue, dirt, keys? Nope! This could mean so much, but in Washington DC this is what you tell 10 year olds who are caught doing blow at school. Cocaine, not just for mommy and daddy anymore. Thomson Elementary School Principal Albert Dupont sent a letter to parents last week asking them to stress to their children: "NEVER to take something or put something in their mouth when they are not sure what it is." http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIM

Che'_Moderator

Che'_Moderator