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  3. Yeah, I'm gonna be sure to keep a closer eye on my HF 20 ton press from now on. That must have been scary! Wish I could find a face shield, but those are unobtainium these days.
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  5. Yes I did get very lucky. However I was standing as far to the side as I could With my arms fully stretched out which is why I think I avoided getting hurt. Definitely learned my lesson. It’s definitely opened my eyes up to slowing down a little and taking more time to think things through.
  6. Angle gear is noisy. Haven't pulled it yet but probably shot, been running FWD for a couple years presumably due to bad collar, and it just got noisy.
  7. No need to open. Yous is with immobilizer This should be European model
  8. Thanks - much appreciated 🙂 it’s not possible to see the internal components of my key as the moulded case is still intact, but it does look like your second picture. My key has ‘MADE IN UK’, & ‘Ymos’ stamped on it.
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  10. You can determine if your car have immobilizer by looking at the keys. First is without
  11. Dang Matt - once those height pins started bending, you should have stopped using that press. Very lucky you didn't kill yourself dude. IF you do repair the jack for jobs under 20 tons, I have found that the x70 AWD axle shaft fits in the press frame height holes. I cut a pair of dead axles down to a suitable length & use them with my 20 ton press. Much better steel than the HF-supplied crap. I appreciate that you document mistakes, it is all part of the process & I dislike videos where they zip over the actual steps & hide mistakes. Better to be honest. However you REALLY need to take care of yourself first!
  12. How can one determine if an immobilizer is fitted? I need to replace a worn ignition switch on a Volvo S70 (built Aug 1997). Volvo spare parts have two switches available - one for cars with an immobilizer, and one for cars without.
  13. Projects been a little slow waiting on parts, but still going!!
  14. Yes, it was the Drivers Gallery Cars and Coffee.
  15. Thanks everyone for sharing.... The car is sold.
  16. gmsgltr

    Impulse Buy T5M

    lol awesome man cant wait to read/see more
  17. OP- Sent an email regarding door panels. All others- If OP isn’t into shipping would anyone be receptive to picking these up on my behalf and shipping them to me?
  18. B_Dub

    Impulse Buy T5M

    Thanks, and my thoughts exactly. Cruiser that still looks good enough to drop by a cars and coffee and not sully up the place, if there is ever such a thing as cars and coffee again. It is really kind of neat and novel to drive around in a stock T5... I kind of forgot how nice a job Volvo did with these right out of the box, lol. 😂😂 No doubt, and I’m pretty sure meth use creates some nice open sores, so kind of a win/win. I’ll more thoroughly cover the Saff’s new engine build soon... long story short is it looks like either a cracked block or head gasket failure on the motor from last summer, and I had regretted not going full-in with Darton sleeves the first go around so I decided just to do this right. The higher compression will greatly improve low-end umph and the cams will improve the top-end. Keeping the gen2 Garrett gtx3071r because I *really* like the turbo and Aaron also suspects we’ll be able to coax a bit more power out of this setup and get me well over 500 awhp, which is silly. I am addicted to Volvos and allergic to money, so here I am.
  19. If its just the error lamp/MIL you want to disable, set 0xF3AB (IAC open fault) & 0xF3AC (IAC close fault) to 0 in the upper & lower banks.
  20. gmsgltr

    Impulse Buy T5M

    dont cut or burn - just do meth. you now know EXACTLY where to get it. This is awesome, but I am more interested in what Aaron is doing to the saf! Do share on that soon!
  21. andyb5

    Impulse Buy T5M

    This is awesome, excited to see where it goes. Seems like the perfect car for a nice stereo to solidify its status as a nice cruiser
  22. B_Dub

    Impulse Buy T5M

    Maybe it was out of boredom; The Saff is back in Denver with Aaron getting a heart transplant, Darton sleeves, Wiseco 10:1 pistons, 2.56 liter, new rods, KM cams... that’s a story for a later date. But I don’t curently have a Volvo to drive and I get kinda twitchy and angsty when I don’t have a Volvo to drive. Jane’s p3 na XC70 does not really count. Maybe it was out of jealousy; My co-worker Eliot has a clean black on black ‘98 S70t5a that always makes me long for the uber clean ‘98 s70 t5m (also black on black) that I stupidly sold 7 years ago to buy Ben Kaplan’s spendy coilovers for the Saff. It made sense at the time, but lord have I questioned that decision subsequently. It had an R bumper and springs and yellow konis (which don’t seem to exist anymore?!&@$), and it was owned by a doctor and only serviced at a dealership and it even had non delaminated door panels and it was immaculate and I sold it because I was dumb. And still am, to be fair. Maybe dumber. Happens with age. Regardless, I found a 161k bone stock ‘98 S70 T5M down in Grants Pass, a quaint meth-driven Southern Oregon hamlet. Did I mention they like their meth? The fella who was selling it knew enough to know it was a somewhat rare car with the factory m56, but he didn’t want an arm and a leg for the car and after talking with him for 45 minutes I knew he loved it and cared for it and that I wasn’t insane to send a deposit and book a one-way flight to nearby Medford. I swear most people who buy one way tickets to Medford, Oregon are doing so with the express purpose of transporting meth or sticky-icky or both back up to Portland. But not me, no sir. My addiction is far more dangerous and difficult to kick. Scary virus-laden plane ride: Craigslist pics: The plan is to keep this one stock, or mostly stock. Famous bleeping last words, right? But srsly... the Saff scratches that itch and then some. So, the plan when I bought this one was to lower, put on the Heicos that used to weigh the poor Saff down with their 28 pounds of girthy 10-spoky goodness, R bumper (I have a spare), paint correction and Jewels. So this weekend the car got full stage zero: -Bosch cap and rotor -Bosch plugs -Bougi wires (this b-itch is bad and bougi) -Bosch fuel filter -Bluebox PCV, complete -Air and cabin filters Previous owner replaced the Tbelt and water pump with an Aisin kit 8,000 miles ago, so happy day. Previous owner did not replace cam seals at that time, and now I get to do that because mr. cam seal is leaking, not so happy day. That will be later. Also put some H&R’s on along with the Heicos. Today on my lunch break I dropped the car off at my paint guy’s place for R bumper, re-spray rear bumper, rear spoiler, door trim, roof trim, PDR, and paint correction. Should have it back Friday. All that’s missing are the Jewels, which I’m hoping to grab from Will the Scott, and some R door panels. Who has em? Can’t find any on this coast and everyone that has them on SS are on the other coast and don’t want to ship. Anyway, I impulsively bought another Volvo and I’m a little bit ashamed and might go cut myself or ask a bum to put a cigarette out on my arm. Because, well, that’s what sick people do.
  23. I'm narrowing down to the issue with the fuel pump. It will be PITA as I have AWD and I will be partially dropping the sub frame. I know about cutting an opening under the seat but I will try to do it the right way.
  24. Sweet S70! Was that the Cars and Coffee at Drivers Gallery? I almost went to that but decided not to last minute. Cool to see another local!
  25. Another week, another flat. This is why I run crap tires for the summer. Worked on replacing the exhaust on the spider, header back. It fought me trying to remove the old exhaust. Need to get smaller bolts as the stock ones don't fit with the larger pipe now. Nothing is ever truly bolt-on.
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