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    I am new to the site and was wondering if anyone could help me with a question. I have a 98 C70 and i am gonna get an Aftermarket CD player installed in it. I was wondering if anyone might know if there are any parts or adapters that i might need to purchase to make it work. I have heard of people having trouble installing stereos in Volvos because the stock stereos are so complex. Anyways if anyone has any answers to my question please send me a message or comment on my blog. Thanks

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    Chappy444
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    Just finished my fIrst week of driving a Volvo.

    I just bought a 2004 S60R/auto ( I wanted the 6 speed but the wife may have to drive it soo...) It is still a freakin' blast to drive and the look on the faces of the kids with the chipped-out Hoda Civics with the coffee can exhaust as I drive away form them at the light is priceless... what a sleeper this car is.

    I did the research and found that this model is a bit more to own per mile (+/- .70), the reliabiltiy, safety, and performace are comperable or better than any of the oher cars in this class, for about a third less dollars.

    At 64,000 miles I have a concern about the 60,000 mile service

    This was a one owner car that came with most, if not all, of the service records. But there is no record of the 60k service being done. I have the original owners name, addy, and phone number from the back of the owners manual, but I am hesitant to call and ask about the car and the last service.

    My questions are;

    Is there a way to tell if the 60k service has been done?

    Are there any items or issues to look out for with this model?

    I live just north of Baltimore, MD, any members and/or events in my area????

    thanks for the info.

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    Just a few days ago, put the TD05 Turbo (running 15PSI) on (Mitsubishi GSX turbo) and a new Inter Cooler, the first few installs were S80 breaks, a hood scoop for the intake vents, and a Light throw push button five speed with a larger 5th gear, and an AutoMeter boost gauge. Next on the line up, new intakes (loosing a LOT of engine power because of the bad intakes, the turbo is basically blowing hot air instead of cold, the intercooler helps, but it's not as good as it could be) anti strut bars, and anti slip differentials... All in all, it's a great, reliable car...

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    andrew_the_fox
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    This Week

    The Bad

    My bank account is near empty

    My bike has a flat tire

    I'm running my car on about a shot glass worth of gasoline

    I am in the middle of failing a Statistics Exam

    The Good

    19T + downpipe should arrive by the end of next week

    Got a B on my Spanish Exam

    Got a check to cash from work

    Got a new mattress :D

    Lost another three pounds (for a total of -48lbs)

    Theres going to be a crazy party at my friends house all weekend

    The weather is supposed to be good all weekend

    At least the good outweighs the bad this week :)

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    I recently had an a$$ hole smash my car soo im gettin rid of an Eclipse 20gb in dash dvd/cd/memorystick 6.5 touch screen w/ cables for rear camera/ game hook up / or anthing else that uses an a/v input. I have the manual but no box. It ran me $1500 , but make an offer and you just may have it in your hands a.s.a.p. I also have an Alpine 4 way amplifier with power cables / fuse and ground cable complete box set in package w/ manual (make an offer). O yea I also have a Infinity basslink sub, was the best purchase compack and sounded great inless ur where looking to make ur car rattle like tin can full of rocks, it won't produce that much power sorry. The only thing I have w/ that is the manual and the 2 postion stands it came with. If anybody wants more info let me know i tried to make a classified for it but this site wouldnt let me... maybe im alittle P.O about some a$$ that cant drive an over size piece of well you know .... where the rims on the suv are worth more then the suv it self you know who you are :P

  1. VolvoKid4Life
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    Starting the clean up. I am going to paint it black.

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    The front end of my car over my head.

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    Mostly taped up for paint.

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    polar
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    Hey post wat ur curently listening to or some of ur favorite bands

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    Im very interested in getting into the volvo club, i am looking at a 1999 C70 coupe with 56,000 miles on it what should or could i do to it if i did get it. I live in charlotte NC and do not know where i would get this type of work done if i did get this car. any suggestions or comments.....?

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    I have been diagnosed with a 4th Shift Noid Cylander stuck in the off position by the internal computer. Any recommendations for repair in San Diego that won't break the bank?

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    So far the car has the following:

    -Stylin' Motors Silicon Vac. Lines

    -Autometer CF Boost Gauge

    -XC Grille.

    New tires are in the shop...Continental ContiExtremeContacts 225/45. I have 3 17" Pegs already refinished in Duplicolor Silver. The third wheel ships out tomorrow, so the Pegs should be on the car by next friday.

    I have a 3BarRacing MBC waiting to go on the car. I can put it on once the new tires get on, because the tires on right now are roasted. I will set it to 12 psi.

    Next mods will be either an OMP Strut Brace or VIVA Bov kit.

    Finish.

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    08/06/07 ABS Module removal.

    I removed the memory module. It took about an hour to locate and remove the ABS module. Pretty tight fit under the brake booster. I found some great instructions for the removal process from http://www.modulemaster.com/volvoabsremoval.html.

    I am sending this abs module in for a rebuild. This appears to be a cost effective alternative to having the dealer do the repair. I didn't actually go to the dealer for an estimate but I have heard from reliable sources that the repair would be at in the $500-600 range. The rebuild will cost less than $140.00.

    I am not a mechanic but rather a self proclaimed "tinkerer" and this is in my scope of repair projects. Simple removal and replacement of the defective part. It does require a small 1/4" drive E-5 torx socket wrench. I used a 5/32" - 6 sided socket being extremely careful not to strip the head of the bolts. Pretty tight area to work in. I pulled the fuse box out of the way to get easier access. I will probably remove the air intake box when reinstalling the rebuilt module.

    8/17/07 Rebuilt ABS module arrives in the mail!!

    The rebuilt module arrived well packaged from Module Master. I removed the plastic bags that I used to cover the electrical connectors and then started the re install. It's important to not be rushed but rather take a leisurely pace to get all of the connections and screws tightened down. It's a tight fit and you have to be a bit flexible. After the reinstall remember to put the fuse back in the fusebox and fire up the motor. The ABS light is off!! :) Good repair. Simple remove and replace. I recommend Module Master for their good work!

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    Are there any volvo preformance oriented owners in alabama?

    i have a 1996 850 turbo r stock, save for a aftermarket air filter and exaust(in prosses) any help, i do not want to max out my car but a body kit would be nice. any help on the little things would be good

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    Why Hyundai should buy Volvo!

    One could argue the finer points of safety in favor of each company, but both bring to market a superior product where the synergies could prove overwhelmingly impossible to overlook.

    Hyundai has luxury products ready to roll, but no distribution system. Of course there are 750 plus Hyundai dealers in the US already, but few are prepared to accommodate high-end clientele. Plus keep in mind the US is only 1 market and Volvo has a worldwide distribution system where reputation and safety are its bellwether stalwarts and Volvo could absolutely flourish with an influx with the latest in Korean craftsmanship. And while an 8 billion dollar price tag is a lot to swallow, Hyundai could easily spend twice that developing a worldwide distribution system that may take decades to mirror the innovative safety image Volvo enjoys today. No doubt the Korean products deserve greater respect, but if it takes 10 to 15 years and billions of dollars to get what could be had right now with Volvo, you have to wonder why the two don’t mate.

    And the answer is PRIDE. The Koreans seem bent on following in the steps of Toyota and building their own empire, but the Japanese didn’t stumble quite as hard as Hyundai did out of the gates. And Hyundai’s President Chung’s time table is running short at 70ish years old. While he may avoid jail time, he will be the last. The Korean people are not so quietly revolting against family run chaebols, and while Chung knows the pendulum swings both ways with laborer’s rights and their union’s strikes, he is too old (and too smart) to wait for the disastrous repeat of American Labor pricing itself right out of manufacturing, a fate the Korean Unions are blindly headed toward at breakneck speed.

    So Volvo offers overseas production capacity the Koreans desperately need to offset their strong won woes, their distribution problems, their labor problems, and it’s a much quicker fix to a no-longer deserved reputation angst. Every blind product test proves Hyundai will outsell even the best of the competition so a Volvo badge could only help. The distribution system would be a win-win for Hyundai with both current Volvo dealerships dying to get their hands on a Hyundai franchise giving them access to new markets and Hyundai Dealers wanting even more of a better thing.

    But the answer is still PRIDE. Hyundai has brought three superior products to market in the Azera, Entourage and most recently, the Veracruz. All three are considered best in class by various auto aficionados, but sales have been lackluster. Unlike Korea where almost 70% of the market is owned by Hyundai and getting a new Hyundai model is almost like getting a new iPhone, Americans simply aren’t aware of the product yet and the Koreans don’t understand it (and are reluctant to spend the money to get the message out). Maybe a Volvo badge is just what the product needs, but will the Koreans admit it?

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    pro_star
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    (note to all, I originally did this as a myspace blog...just figured since it was car related I'd post it in here as well :)

    Now, this is only of mods I am contemplating doing, of course getting the car running incredibly beautifully stock is my first priority before I start playin around with things. But...I just wanted to throw my so-far wish list out there so we can all be shocked and amazed at what I wish to do to my volvo.

    Tinting and stereo. The stock stereo sucks. hands down. It does not work properly. So I want to upgrade to a mp3 cd player. Now I don't really feel the urge to put in a bug freakin sub or anything, I think I can get away with leaving the speakers stock...and that's fine by me.

    Grill...

    http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?s...8792&st=200

    on the red wagon...unf. just...unf.

    I want to switch over my turn indicators so that they look white...so it just looks cleaner....the back lights I think I'm gonna leave alone...I know at some point in time I'll need a new exhaust tip...the one on now has DEFINATLY seen better days...but I think i'll put that off till I need new muffler anyway. lowering...maybe an inch or two...get some lower profile tires and some sassy rims...MAYBE. Engine work...well...good god. I don't know near enough at this point in time to say exactly what would work best with my car, and what I should be getting...so I'll just say I'm very happy I still have a working turbo and she still has the scoot! I don't think I'll need to do too much to her engine anyway..except replace the turbo when that eventually DOES blow...how many km do those things usually last? and lastly...SUSPENSION AND SHOCKS...ahh...let's stop my car from creaking! I know she's a ten year old car...but I don't like her sounding like one!

    That is my wish list as it stands now. Who knows, I may change things later on, I may add or remove things...but as it stands, this is my list.

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    can anyone hook me up with a rear spolier for my 740?

  4. Did the following today:

    install new polyeurathane bushing & upper firewall motor mount.

    changed oil with Mobil 10w30 syntec blend. used mann oem filter.

    tomorrow:

    fuel filter. inspect spark plugs. add coolant to expansion tank.

  5. ultra_runner
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    Sorry to keep you guys hanging. Just I have some things at work that are creating 16-18 hour days for the past couple months. I have been working it piece meal when I can.

    So as you know, I took that damn dashboard out again. I hate that damn dashboard. I almost gave up on that damn dashboard. The tabs broke again and the upper trim near the windshield is cracked and breaking (on that damn dashboard). I actually have a good dashboard from a '98 S70. Much better construction and material than my damn '97 850 dashboard. Unfortunately, it would need to be heavily modified to fit the good S70 dash in place of my damn 850 dash. There will be a time and place when I replace the entire damn dashboard. 'nuff said.

    Last night I wrestled that damn dashboard back in. As mentioned, there were a few things I modified in the wires and cables inside that damn dash. I also mounted my Alpine Ipod interface box in a perfect location.

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    Second, I installed the ashtray gauge pod custom made by Owned. Quality product there and sets right under my other three gauges.

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    I got the "A" gauge pod all sorted out. Hey - my oil pressure is already 44 pounds!!!

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    Here is where we stand. Everything is 95% wired up. Interior is pretty much done (again). Sorry to bore you guys will lame stuff like this. I promise there will be some exciting pics coming shortly.

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    Scott C.

  6. as a follow up to the last entry - the electrical portion of the ignition switch didn't solve my instrument panel light problem. Went to dealer to get a new rheostat switch . . . $177!! as i had it out i dropped it too, breaking the slider like a knucklehead. I won one on ebay for 8 dollars, but i am suspicious that when it comes it won't fix the problem.

    I did the cabin filter last weekend & ended up having the fuel filter done & seat back cable w/ an oil change. Really didn't need to do the seat back cable but hey.

    this week the wife filled the tank and parked in front of the house (we live on a hill). i noticed fuel leak the next morning, seems like the same problems as the threads here w/ fuel tank leaks @ the top of the tank so i need to take a good look to see if i need to replace that hose. Its tooo damn cold out right now though.

    I did manager to get out there and pull & clear my codes so here they are recorded.

    #A1 - transmission: --- 2, 3, 2 (missing spedometer signal) i believe this is old, previous owner pulled the instrument cluster out to replace lights.

    #A2 - engine: --- 2, 3, 2 (long term fuel trim @ idle) & 1, 2, 1 (missing or faulty MAF signal)

    #A3 - ABS: ---- 2, 1, 3 (no left rear signal on moving: off) & 2, 1, 4 (no right rear signal on moving: off)

    so i'll give it a bit of time & see which come back, may only be the A2 codes.

    Have a couple of other issues though that still need to be addressed besides the instrument lights & the fuel tank leak. Still need to solve the scrapping sound in the engine, sounds very much like it is coming from the alternator. I checked the power steering fluid and it is not low. Also, i am still getting a lot of blue smoke @ startup and am going to need to address this as well. I have had to put a bit of coolent into it recently so that may not be a good sign, though i'll keep researching on volvo speed for that issue - flame trap?

    i also still need to set by boost controller, so i don't bend any bars.

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    so i went and had the car evaluated for damage today. he pushed the spare tire well in and did other cosmetic damage to the 855. i think im gonna have the guy clean up the front end when it goes into the shop. im tired and think im gonna make a smoothie. maybe thatll cheer me up. love bill

    feeling :huh: :huh:

  7. found some good wholesale sites on the net for parts more than half off the dealership parts department, but ho hard is it to put these things on what speciality tools do i need???

    anyone?

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    S60RDUDE
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    For more pictures of my ride hit up my photo bucket!

    Photobucket!

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    DGKS40T5
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    Does anyone have suggestions on inexpensive modification ideas for a 2005 S40 T5 FWD?... Im a Freshman in college and dont have much money but would like to upgrade my car.

    Thanks

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    Hello fellow member, here is my story concerning my Volvo.

    I own a 1994 early version 850 non turbo sedan, automatic. Now my ride needs alot of work, it is my project car my only car and I plan on maintaining and keeping if lord willing for as long as possible.

    Lets see what has happened and what I have done thus far. I was rear ended in May of 2005 gpt a nice new bumper:D. Then a few days later, my own absent mindedness, I changed my oil and did not close my hood properly, guess what happened. Yep, my hood flew up, luckily it did not smash into the windshield but it did warp the hood, one of the hood hinges and left a deep grove on the top of the passanger side. It did not look pretty but I was able to get the hood down and closed but the hood did not sit right, lol. Drove like that for a few months luckily I found a local junk yard that had a 96 850 and I bought a hood with the hinges for 80 bucks.

    Then on new years eve/new years day, someone backed into the driver side front door of my car :angry: . I had insurance take care of the door and the shop only charged me 250 to paint and mount the new hood.

    I have changed my wires and spark plugs, front O2 sensor and I gutted my car cleaned up the inside, removed the dash to install a new A/C evap; not an easy job trust me and I replaced the head liner.

    I need to replace my suspension, about to order parts from FCP groton,plan on buying some samco hoses, have bought a new water pump and timing belt with all pulleys etc... .

    Oh yeah on wednesday I bent my rim, the dealer wants 400 to 700 depending on the type of rim. looks like I am buying a new set of rims for the car, lol...

    I plan on driving to canada for xmas, love that drive, it will be my first time with this car.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on any service I should do before the trip??

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    My 2002 V70 T5's warranty expired 9.5k miles ago. Since then, I've had to replace all of the ignition coils and the fuel pump- while on vaction. Does anyone know if Volvo designs their componenets to fail after reaching the 50k mile mark?

    I've heard nothing from Volvo. I'm beginning to think that the vehicle sitting in my garage is not a total P.O.S. that will only continue to give me problems.

    If anyone from Volvo is out there- please reassure me that my $40k+ vehicle will last- at least until it is paid off.

    If anyone has a friend interested in buying a Volvo- TELL THEM TO BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!! I assumed, incorrectly, that Vovlo produced a quality prodect and that I didn't need it. Wrong!!

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    Crazy Auntie Di
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    Am I crazy? I want to drive my '82 wagon for the rest of my life, but with 289 thousand miles Irene (my car) is a getting a little worn out! She still looks good though. I was thinking about swapping the enigne to a Mustang 289 or 302. Does anyone know of a conversion kit for something like that? You see, Xzibit hasn't called me back, so that just leaves me and my new mechanic to pimp ride. My ex-husband is a Volvo mechanic so Irene was, for most of her life, very well cared for. My ex thinks I'm nuts to even try this. (That makes me want to do it even more!) If you have any suggestions or know where I can find out about conversion kits, or know someone who sells them please post it!!!