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    Here's the story behind my new-to-me 2000 V70 R. Its gonna be a long post, and picture heavy too! This thread will serve as a continuation of sorts of my 1999 V70 R build, which can be read here: The conclusion to that thread will come later this summer, as I will be pulling all the modifications of my 99 R, and transferring them to the 00 R. Now, onto the details of my new Venetian Red 00 R! My friend sent me the for sale ad on Facebook: Here's a couple of the photos from the listing: After spending a few weeks negotiating with the seller, I bought a one way flight to Denver, packed some tools in my bag (I did, however, forgot to pack underwear ) and went to visit some friends before picking up a car and driving it 1900 miles across the country back to New York!!! I landed in Denver Friday evening (May 12) in the early evening. While there, I got to check out the murals of the Denver Airport, and see all the other bits that are the basis for a long list of conspiracy theories. Here's how it sat when I picked it up from the seller at a shopping center a short walk from my friends apartment. Shortly after taking delivery of my R, I went on a hike in up Golden with my friends. The views were stunning to say the least. After lots of fun touring around the Denver area on Saturday, I packed my stuff into the car and started driving back to NY on Sunday morning (May 14th) with plans to stop at my friend's place in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Here are some photos from the drive Sunday. Nebraska was wide open, flat, and very easy to drive through: Drove through miles of turbines in Iowa (despite the picture being of a singular turbine). There's a Don Quixote joke here somewhere.... Cruising towards Cedar Falls, Iowa and got to watch the sun set Sunday's drive was about 800 miles, which took about 12 hours, and the drive home was off to a great, relatively easy start. Here's how my car sat outside my buddy's place in Iowa on Monday morning When I left Iowa Monday morning, my destination was headed to Anthony's (@apeacock) house near Buffalo, NY. Monday held about 850 miles of driving, which was about 13 hours of driving. Stopped for gas in PA. I had a hard time with card reader on the pumps though.... Made it to Anthony's around 10pm, did a quick test drive, and immediately face-planted into the extremely comfortable bed in Anthony's guest room. Monday morning before I left his house, Anthony took a cool photo of my wagon with his two wagons (99 R and 00 XC) Made good time on my way back to Troy on Tuesday morning - at this point, 300 miles seemed like a short drive to me I got to enjoy some really nice views in the mountains in western NY: Here's how the odometer when I made it home: The entire trip was 1960 miles, and I managed an average of 26.8 mpg at an average speed of 70 mph. All of this was calculated from the trip computer. And here's how my two wagons sat when I got the office on Tuesday at noon: Earlier tonight I got it registered in NY, so now the build can begin. Stay tuned, this should be a fun project and I'm very excited to get working on it
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    I'll just leave this here
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    Got everything back up and running. 250 miles on the new motor. Fixed my leaks, rattles, bled my brakes, fixed my AC and scheduled inspection!
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    Its a beautiful day down here in Atlanta, so the vert got her first bath since coming to atlanta in Sept of 15 and she got 100 miles put on her. Sad day today, removed the NE Crew Decal i had on her since 2008 IMG_20170708_084138 IMG_20170708_084152 volvo content up down
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    Drove my T-5R for the first time Took my S70 out to get some groceries and blow the dust off. It's been parked since Oct. Replaced the passenger side axle in my Laser
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    My first and last volvos.
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    Installed 4 new tires and aligned it myself. There is no greater satisfaction than aligning your car perfectly.
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    Boost by gear knob installed. Button up 2.2bar (590hp/550nm) and no wheelspin on 3.gear. Button down 2.6bar (666hp/620nm) and its still good to drive flatout on higher gears. Max boost 2.8bar (707hp/655nm) is on traction limit (4.gear) and on some roads it still spins tires @ 240km/h / 150mph. :D http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o143/VulvaS40T4/boostbygearknob_zpscw7tbpbh.jpg
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    Working on a few minor things now. Addressing the power issue, the TCV seems to function only part of the time. Only when cold, which doesn't take long. Spoke with MAC valves and I'm now getting one made more for warmer environments. I think the place I had it was a bad one and it just cooked itself. I've been working on getting an OEM strut bar and it arrived from overseas this week
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    There's your problem... ever watched a freight train go 0-60? Takes about 30 minutes.
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    ^ Mud flaps should be painted body color... Trust me;)
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    Let's bring this up to date. Dealing with a bodyshop was a nightmare, after numerous broken promises I finally picked up my parts just to find out that the color is off. It's not that bad ,so I'm gonna have to live with it. Also found early 850 at the PNP that had rad support that is not fiberglass and is nice and smooth, looks much better than my old one. So took the front end apart. Again New one on top IPD prep cut and buff Good to go Badges will go back eventually Also installed these sidestripes and windshield sunstrip for IPD Garage sale So that's about it. Recently installed ARD NA tune and have been putting plenty miles on it since. I'm gonna have to replace both axles pretty soon, but otherwise it runs and drives top notch.
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    Time to update this. A lot have been done to the car and even though I had a pretty good reason to believe it might never run again, it does. And I successfully made it to IPD Garage sale. So I wanted to relocate battery to the trunk, and was planning to fit the box either outside or in the tire well, but I certainly liked Dougy's way, which allows to keep my spare and have all the trunk room -so that's what I did. Here it is: Kill switch doesn't work, so still have to work on that
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    Not sure if this was really mentioned/explained, but the reasoning for copies of some maps between the two banks is for speed optimization. Because the 8051 Micro controller being used only has a 16-bit address bus, and the AN28F010 flash chip needs a 17-bit address bus, when the cpu is executing code and needs to switch banks a routine to change that 17th address line is run. If I remember correctly the 17th bit line is multiplexed with some other function. The M4.4 system has double the memory as M4.3, but does not need all that space. That's why there are copies of maps commonly referenced by the software, so that way the CPU doesn't need to switch banks which could potentially mess with operation of the engine. So essentially, if you edit a map, make sure you are editing both, otherwise the car will run off the original tune's values when executing code from the other bank.
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    Ooohh I see my thread has been unlocked so I guess it's time for a MAJOR update. We're gonna skip to the highlights since it's been so long. Got a set of proper T-5R mats: and a T-5R owner's manual pouch: And Titans Discovered it is an ex-press car, which explains the mysterious 3 years and 86k miles during which there were no entries on the vehicle history report: On the cover of Motor Trend Oh yeah of course they Vmaxed it And then they did it again a couple months later. Removed Bilstein HDs and replaced with sachs up front and Nivos in the back with OEM yellow marked springs all around. Super happy with the way this rides given that my local roads are absolute shiit. Installed some stickers to make it look slow......because what could possibly be slower than socialism, old sailboats, and safety? I've gotten passed on double yellows with this setup lol so these have to be worth like -200 bhp. Fixed my odometer (after the first owner already did that once) and spun it up to the correct mileage (as of August 2016 lol): Installed a center speaker (no I didn't hack up the original dash pad, I still have it safely stored away along with an SC-811 I got for this car). ........and a 4x50w amp Added a cargo cover: Wrapped the Titans in Pirelli PZero All Season Plus and threw in some e-codes and then took it on a 2k mile trip. Oh yeah, I got a 6kw generator we inherited in the back along with all our luggage that I drove 1k miles home with. Getting some good use out of those Nivos! Went to buy a cargo mat and ended up coming home with a second set of Titans....... Had a collision with a deer November 2016 And then this happened on the drive home afterwards......had to drive it almost 200 miles this way...................................... The offending plug: Did some stuff on the laser cutters at my co-op job Put it on my Perfos for the winter And started accumulating parts Installed pre-recall intercooler piping And then put it on Antlias since I needed to go get it inspected in January and the tires on the Perfos were junk Went shopping in the Work70 Then turned that into this 4 months later finally got around to installing the silver badge stickers I made Still need to get my new Motorsport badge on though Got new panels Redid the front end because something didn't feel right last time I drove it 302s Attempt #1 at matching the paint #fail PCV Attempt #2 at matching paint #success (at least it's good enough for now until I have lots of $$$$$$ to throw at this problem) Discovered that I don't have a 628 ECU. Got a box from Skandix With lots of new toys (some of this is for a semi-secret project for my R so don't mind that stuff) Gave up on that white hood because the whole middle of it was caved in and I didn't catch that in the JY. Got this blue one which is much better. Time for an alignment. Staggered wheels yo Then broke out the fans and my great grandmother's vacuum cleaner. And this way cool spray gun Then overdressed myself in protective gear because someone who should have known what they were talking about told me that I probably wouldn't be able to see for the clouds of overspray......would do this without the bag over my head next time. Installing the new panels Leaving for Carlisle an hour after I finished sanding and polishing the new panels (they're still not done...lol. ran out of time to take out all the orange peel....). Making use of the roof racks for the family business to deliver sail track to a customer.......who is also a Volvo enthusiast. Camped out at a SS member's house in PA on the way to Carlisle. This is my T-5R's best impersonation of all its twins who live out in the PacNW. Hanging out with its ex-garage mate at Carlisle And also with Bobby's T-5R The convoy to breakfast. And pit stop with Will for ethanol free gas before the drive home Bought some broken rear window shades and made these really slick brass clips that will never break........gotta have those rare Volvo accessories for mom, too. Added a switch box between my Grom and CD changer. Kinda messy but proof of concept was successful. Still need to make this a MUCH cleaner install. Took a cool picture of it Blew some oil out of the intercooler piping on the drive home from Carlisle. Yikes my turbo needs help. Oil pan reseal time and GOODBYE poly trans torque mount Ditched these things and threw in some Delrin bushings. Wow what a difference! Not sure what you're waiting for if you are not running Delrin bushings yet.......they will change your life. It's like a whole new car. Took it to Mystic Seaport to set up for the WoodenBoat Show. Family Business perks FTW. Can you find it among the masses of 19th century artifacts? Took it on another 2000 mile trip. Depo E-Codes doing well on the rural roads of the Eastern Shore. Then the wheel bearing started failing........about 1/6 of the way into the trip. Met its new playmate when we got to NC 284k on the way home. Wheel bearing slated for this weekend. Ok that pretty much covers the big stories from the last 16 months!
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    Decided to repair all 4 broken dash mounts and start the interior color conversion.
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    I don't go to the forums as I work on my own cars and don't need to meet people to do my work. I do vape but only the juices that your mother sends me and you don't want to know where she gets them from (hint its about 2 inches from her butthole). I do agree the S70 was nice but sometimes its time to move on. G
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    Still waiting on the engine. Apparently my block is too worn so I need to take a spare to the shop. Hopefully its ready by the end of the week. Did some prep in the mean time. Finished up my ms3 pro PNP modules. Got the car running and everything, they worked out great. Need to make another revision then they should be for sale by the end of august.
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    Whatever Kevin recommends.. he's practically a certified tire rack test driver.
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    ^that is a really weird looking C70.
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    Bought the last oak/arena non leather seat bottom in the world. New seat heater grid going in too.
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    Please, let us know when Trump decides to be president.
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    Hey everyone! I've been working on this car for over a year now, with the intended purpose of drifting it. I took it out of a field, cleaned it up, converted it to megasquirt, 263 lph intank fuel pump, 440cc injectors and 16 PSI (on skinny rods, and through an M46). I'm no master driver, but I did get some pretty fun runs in, and overall don't think I did too bad for my first drift event!
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    Son drove the S60P for a couple of days and decided to clean it a bit..
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    No don't. You have the look nailed. I wouldn't change it.
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    Photobucket has been slow as shit the last five years. Hope they crash and burn
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    Photobucket has a adopted a new business model. The monkey YOU-business model, as pioneered by Comcast. The tl;dr is: pay $399 per year so that pictures can be linked ('3rd party hosting') I don't know what they are thinking. Their service is not worth that much money, nobody will spend this much money to link pictures in some thread on some forum, competitors are asking less for the same service. It has broken, so to speak, informative forum posts all over the internet. Many threads on VS included. Request to the mods: May I be permitted one (1) swear word for this post please?
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    Ding! Milestone
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    There's just something about Volans and red that go so well together.
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    Hey Timo, Sounds great, but maybe a little loud at times...1400 to 1600 rpms under a load makes the resonator, well, resonate. Highway speeds are fine. I've heard others remark that they removed resonator and kept muffler with good results, too. That way there isn't as much noise inside the cabin. But in my neck of the woods, it sounds like most of the other trucks.
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    Latest addition, sold the 854r. '07 w/120k.
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    From this weekend... also drove it to work today :) They looked better on my phone. Potato shots. :(
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    I painted the nismo wheels a dark steel color and threw them on. 19x9.5 fronts with 245/40s and 19x10.5 rear with 275/35s. I love how they turned out. Breaking out my inner douche for Eric. ;-)
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    There are actually several out there JRL. You plug them into the changer input and a power supply. Those out there that are P80 stereo savvy know exactly what I am speaking of.
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    Going over what I've done to the E36 M3. Hopefully after getting the rear RSR's on and getting some Eibach sways and Hawk HP Plus pads I'm done. Hopefully. Engine: RK Tune w/ burble Afe Intake Bimmerworld ASC Delete Boot M50 Manifold w/Bimmerworld Install Kit eBay Header Custom Cat-less Mid-Section Active Autowerke Cat-back Aluminum Radiator – CX Racing Bimmerworld Fan Delete Kit Transmission: New OEM clutch kit ECS Shifter Rebuild/Upgrade Kit Suspension: Z3 Rack Delrin Steering Bushing ST Coilovers OEM X-Brace Whiteline Front Strut-bar SPC Camber Plates Godspeed Rear Camber Arms ECS Poly Trailing Arm Bushings (W/Limiters) ECS Poly Differential Bushings Powerflex Front Control Arm Bushings, F/R Sway-bar Bushings, F/R Sub-frame Bushings HD Rear Strut Mounts w/Reinforcement Plates 15mm Spacers (Front) OZ Ultraleggera 18x8 – 18x9 225/40-18 Federal RSR (Front) 255/35-18 Nankang NS2 (Rear) Who pays money for these shit ass tires?!!? Brakes: Zimmer Rotors OEM Brake Pads Stainless Steel Lines Ate Amber Fluid Interior: Grams Wideband Corbeau FX1 Pro Personal Neo Grinta Wheel TRM Shift-knob Bav Sound Stage 1 Speakers
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    Ahhhhh shit, shoes arrived
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    Just read through a few pages of this and it still baffles me that anyone who can accept the laws of science when it comes to working on a car and what's possible can completely throw that away and believe in the concept of religion. Atheism for the win