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  1. I'm hoping the need for the wagon will return in the future.
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  2. Been a good while but the wagons keep rolling. Still have the black 98 project good grief that I RN swapped many moons ago, still 18T and ARD Blue Tune(lol, works great?), currently 220,000 miles, 70k on the RN swap build. Sold it to my buddy for a few years, got hit at a light and sat due to bent tailgate. I got it back two years ago and swapped XC bumpers from my old nautic xc, did a bunch of regular work to it since but mostly just drive it. The nautic xc died many years ago due to sibling neglect, she has been relegated to parts car. I bought a 240 for a simpler Volvo experience and quite love the contrast between it and the V70. Did a cheap headlight change, B Cam, new exhaust, got 2 M47s in the garage with full swap kit ready. Rebuilt my RX7 again, added a 2nd Gen Cummins Dually and Crossfire Injection Corvette!! Still tinkering with motorcycles too. I have a list of stuff to do to the V70, some routine maintenance, possible paint or at least dip, thinking about finally doing the M66 swap and big turbo build that I've been squirreling away parts for. It's an old car and shows, clear coat is falling off, a lot of quirks inside with doors, locks, windows,etc... But this thing still just runs, drives great and still hauls ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD, quite happy that it's held up to the test of time despite being used hard and put away wet regularly. Anyways just wanted to say hi, been reading around lately and really glad to see some of the same guys still here, some coming back after a while like me, glad to see that you guys don't stop rolling. Here is what it looked like when I got it back, pretty much the same. Tailgate and bumper swap
    4 points
  3. Picked up a 04 Xc90 for a good price just after Christmas 2020 because I needed a 7 seater on hand. hit a deer with it going to my parents house Christmas Eve 2021. On the interstate. No injuries inside the car thankfully. We were 7 miles from home and we were able to make it to our destination. insurance totaled it out and just before the close of 2021 I picked up this 07 v8 sport to replace it. so far I’m very happy with the purchase.
    4 points
  4. I picked up this 07 V8 sport right before the close of the year.
    4 points
  5. Made it to the Dyno today with a few other Volvo guys. High level parts list: B5234T9 K24 japanifold Green Injectors N/A Intake + TB IPD Turbo back do88 intercooler Vast tune (COP and dual VVT) It's hard to find good info on these cars anymore. I'm very happy with the project, but curious if there's anything to be done with smoothing out the power band. Anyone know the consensus on the N intake manifold vs the RN manifold?
    3 points
  6. Laufen X-fit AT tires 245/70r17 Pads, rotors and lines for all 4 corners
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  7. Not sure if this is allowed with how people like to talk about their feelings these days, but I was summoned yet no longer have a Volvo. So here I am.
    2 points
  8. We will see how the outback does lol. Calling for 4 more inches at cabin.
    2 points
  9. I’ve done the M66 swap on both my 99 and 00 Rs, helped a friend M66 swap his 99 R, helped a friend M66 swap his 98 R, and helped two friends M56 swap their 98 S70 T5s. My build threads have most of the info you’re looking for on how M66 swap one of these wagons. It’s not too crazy, especially since the 98 electronics are so easy to sort out. As @Ihatespeedbumpsmentioned, P1 awd models are the easiest source of an M66. Expect the whole swap to cost about $1,500 to $2,000; even if done on a budget.
    2 points
  10. that was a fast sale - you really cleaned that car up too, good luck with the cx5 and s70 - nice combo of cars there
    2 points
  11. It’s hard for once you get an SUV, granted I’ll never get rid of the avant
    2 points
  12. Bitter sweet for sure. A job well done, nonetheless.
    2 points
  13. Speedspeed.com rambonespeed.com cuntspeed.com are all available
    1 point
  14. Hello, Since it appears you can no longer order these new, even aftermarket, I am looking to see if anyone has a working used one they are willing to sell. Thanks,
    1 point
  15. Hope you find one, im not sure when the next time ill be hitting a yard is or id pull one for you.
    1 point
  16. Water pump - Sold Safety net - Sold
    1 point
  17. Hmm, that is interesting. I'm pretty sure my 2000 had the angled antenna. That seems to be on most of them that I see.
    1 point
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    1 point
  19. Today I learned that there are apparently two different brass brackets that attach the electric antenna module to the rear trunk panel of the car. Every S70 I worked until now the antenna exited perpendicular to the rear quarter panel of the car. The bracket for it looks like this: And the antenna looks like this: But apparently there’s another setup where the bracket lacks the hole in the middle that water evacuation tube goes through and instead is triangular and forces you to flip the antenna module around. It also means the antenna sits at something like an 80° angle toward the rear as it exits the hole in the quarter panel. Had me totally flummoxed as I kept flipping around the bracket trying to figure out how to attach it so the antenna would be perpendicular. When I finally found a picture of the bracket with the hole in the middle - which I had forgotten about I realized they were different. The nut secures the antenna to the top of the quarter panel also has an angle to it. And to prove it’s not a fluke here’s another S70 with same setup: I never realized this and genuinely curious on the rationale because I can’t find a product break / model year and all 3 of the S70s I’ve owned were/are 98s and two were T5s.
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  20. they had nice aluminum trim in them too really nice car and ahead of the game in 2007
    1 point
  21. Nice find! The V8 Sport is the one to have.
    1 point
  22. Shit the way he was talking, youd think he was working for them. FINALLY SOME VOLVO CONTENT! lol Looks good! Black interior!?
    1 point
  23. you will need to clone the immobilizer from your factory ECU to the used ECUs for these to work in your car
    1 point
  24. Yep, having the new car, I want to cover my ass. It has a rear camera also. I got the hardwire kit for the Parking Lot protection.. Amaz had the best price. probably try to install this weekend.
    1 point
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  26. I'm 15 and, through a deal, got a 98 R that needs some work and I really want to manual swap it but I'd like to keep the AWD. From what I've found so far the transmissions I could use are the m58 and m66. I'm not entirely sure about the transmissions and was wondering if someone here could help me figure out what I need.
    1 point
  27. M58 is going to be damn near impossible to find as it was only in Canada and Europe. You can use the M66 from an AWD P1 for a mostly bolt up swap. Donor cars would be 04.5+ S40 and V50 AWD models. These have also become increasingly rare as well. I believe @lookforjoe did a write up on the swap some years ago on this forum.
    1 point
  28. Sorta. The lingering reason why I originally bought it, and the fact that reason is no longer there, and being reminded by it daily, helped push it out the door for me. Definitely didnt realize how hard it was hitting me until after it left yesterday. At this stage/point in the wagons stay with me, ive invested more than I care to say anymore, both financially and mentally but mainly financially. The new owner got a mechanically sound vehicle, I got some cash which ill put towards the S70. Now I have a reliable brand new with a warranty, daily driver, so I can turn my full attention to the S70. For now though, im going to take a little break from wrenching, my wife has stated she would like to do absolutely nothing this weekend so we'll see how that goes. Honestly we'll see, I do like the P3 XC70s / V90s. But for now, I have the Mazda as a daily, and the S70 to dump money into. Thanks. Yeah thats what im thinking too, though the wagon definitely made it easier to haul a lot of stuff in 1 go.
    1 point
  29. threw in the towel huh? dang
    1 point
  30. What is it you're wanting to know? M58 is 5speed M66 is 6speed Ultimately both are relatively easy to do, especially on a 98. Your issue might be finding a pedal for it, at least that used to be the snag when swapping the 98s. Also your title is a bit confusing. Is this NA? Naturally Aspirated? If so its not an R unfortunately. And if it is an R, its not Naturally Aspirated (NA). Post some more photos when you get a chance, and welcome to the forum. You'll likely find all the best information here.
    1 point
  31. New owner picking up the wagon today so this ends the Dad wagon saga. Little bit of a bitter sweet goodbye, obviously I lost my ass on the wagon with well over double what it sold for invested. Decided to heat gun the front and rear bumper trim Saturday, so I guess the last thing done. New owner is getting the wing and a few other parts including the fog light kit I had for it.
    1 point
  32. The more I read about bench bleeding on the e30 it seems to be pretty evenly split. But I read severaly people say that with a power bleeder (not vacuum bleeder) that bench bleeding wasn't necessary. Print No. 2 came out almost perfect yesterday. My measurements for the holes were a mm off but simply enlarged them with a drill bit. The 944 booster sits flush against the firewall and pushes against the clutch hose from the reservoir. Made a 5mm spacer and it fits much better!
    1 point
  33. Is this a scenario where to get him to appear I need to build a pyre of burning Saab parts and declare the words Fudge Brownie 3 times while spinning around like a dervish? His 50th birthday is coming up on Jan 15th maybe he needs a visit from the ghosts of Volvospeed past? I believe their names are: R Bumper, Pegs, and HIDz
    1 point
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  35. The current fleet. I really want to swap out the XC60 for a V60.
    1 point