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  1. 4 points
    I haven't updated this much since I've just been driving and enjoying the car. (this section of road is prettymuch closed to traffic due to a bridge repair but I have to use it to get to my house so it's been nice and abandoned lately ) I've been daily driving it all summer and it has been a champ. Just rolled over 262k miles. The 18" wheels are definitely the best looking size for these cars, but due to some road construction on my daily commute, I am going to throw the 17" comets back on for the rest of the season before winter. I pulled it in the shop to catch up on some pesky little things that have been stacking up. I'll post about them as I go, but here's the list: -Install 3" IPD downpipe to replace the old EST piece. -replace o2 sensors -rebuild oil cooler lines and ATF cooler lines -Swap out complete ABS unit (all sensors good, and computer has been rebuilt/replaces multiple times, but still have ABS/TCS light -Re-lube brake calipers and adjust e-brake -Re-work better mounts for IPD skid-plate. Rubber expansion plugs no longer holding well. -Check over suspension and replace any parts if necessary (I think rear outer toe rods from Yother are wearing out). -Re-attach tailgate interior panels -Right front window motor getting weak -etc? The first thing I am working on is the exhaust. I got this done over the weekend. The new downpipe is evidently an early (possibly the first) IPD 3" downpipe for AWD P80s and was built by CJ Yother. I bought it from "Saffron-R" over on Swedespeed over a year ago because my old one was rattling. I only got the front section, so I used a tapered reducer to adapt it to the 2.5" "rest of the exhaust". I haven't started the car yet but I anticipate a deeper sound and slightly better flow. Should be fun. I will be making an ad for the old EST downpipe soon. And installed on the car. I am still waiting for the new 02 sensors to show up. The front one won't come out of the old downpipe, and the rear sensor at some point got tangled up in the prop shaft and the wires got shredded. I guess that would explain why the CEL wouldn't go away. I've got this nice 90 deg o2 spacer on the new pipe in hopes to avoid the CEL due to lack of cat.
  2. 4 points
    Since everything is being ported into PHP7 I decided to make my life easier and merge down a few sites. S40 Concepts, S60R and V70R.com are being merged into VS. If you had a paid membership on any of those forums it will carry over. Members originally on VS may see a few errors if you had accounts on the other forums. If you did post it up here and I will address as I can. Permissions and forums are rebuilding now so there will be errors. We are talking over 5 million cells so this will take a while.
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    you cant get flamed on vs anymore, there isnt anybody here to flame you 😞
  5. 3 points
    So, I've been lazy in updating this thread over the summer. Here's what's happened since my last post May. @AJp80 and I took a ride out to Ithaca for the annual Euro meet. It's always a great time to see everyone and catch up with @lookforjoe @apeacock @sconeman and many others at the show. Here's a couple of random shots from around town this summer I replaced my AC compressor, drier, and orifice tube. The orifice tube was gross - as far as I can tell it's original to the car so I'm glad I replaced it after all these years. After all that the AC blows ice cold again Finally installed the set of XC roof rails from my 99 R to get rid of the peeling roof strips that have been on the car since I bought it. The roof strips before were in rough shape: And I made a stop at IKEA on the way to Swedish Car Day at Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline MA So, I actually got to meet @Big Will at Swedish Car Day! He was in Connecticut visiting from Arizona and decided to come up to SCD with @B Mac to hang out at the show. After talking online for a decade or so (woah, I think I'm getting old ) we were both excited to put faces to the name. Anyways, Will's doing well, and his wagon is still as awesome as ever. Here's the only photo I took at SCD. Two weekends ago, I signed up for a big (~415 cars before they ran out of room) annual car show here in the Capital Region. I had a great time and it was cool talking to non-Volvo people about my car. On my way home from the show, I finally took a few nice (non-phone) photos of my wagon for the first time since I bought it DSC_0294 by Andy Buresh, on Flickr DSC_0314 by Andy Buresh, on Flickr DSC_0319 by Andy Buresh, on Flickr DSC_0323 by Andy Buresh, on Flickr
  6. 2 points
    Boston Volvo has pretty good pricing as well and never had an issue with customer service (other than that thick Bahsten accent).
  7. 2 points
    These are reps that came with the car. Good enough for me at this point in my life. Very few if any car parts have come into our current house. Now that I have adequate garage space, it really hasn't been an issue.
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    no, because he didnt make the thread. it would be too easy to use that thread
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    Fun time at the Poconos. 159mph official trap but didn't let out until 173 🙂
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    708WHP now 🙂 Another roll race sunday. 165mph goal.
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    Man, that's fugly, but good job for the DIY ingenuity!
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    Hola y bienvenido!
  14. 1 point
    I took mine to a local hydraulic shop. The reused the ends and set me up with seriously HD arctic-rated hose. Nary a drop! And a LOT less than OEM.
  15. 1 point
    Andy, headlights are the windows to the soul.
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    canards - thats what they are called Andy I love your car/wheels/color but what are ya gonna do with the headlights? 😛
  17. 1 point
    Just purchased Volvo #24 2011 XC60
  18. 1 point
    I think I've dumped 20k into my 850 over a course of 10 years. And it still probably wouldn't fetch over 4k.
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    Can't blame ya... people care too much about resale value. If you want to build a car, build a car! Just don't expect to recover your funds. I know I couldn't make any money on my V70R, but that's not stopping me from dumping more money into it.
  20. 1 point
    i always respond to the PMs asking for unarchiving. feel free to PM me if you need anything further.
  21. 1 point
    The e30 at Road America. Whole family fits in it (for a few more months at least).
  22. 1 point
    Aren't these the same things?
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    I have my eye's on you.
  24. 1 point
    Merge is complete and stats and search index are rebuilding now.
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    That would require Che', and he is rarely around.
  27. 1 point
    Dash cam for the S70. Free.99 thanks to review exchange lol. Loving it so far, new 128gb card comes in for it today so ill have a video up of it later this week. Installed the dashcam Sunday.
  28. 1 point
    Took my own photo because the guys at the local cars and coffee don't know what it is/could care less.
  29. 1 point
    The replacement bike. 1986 Alan Record, then immediately ordered new brake cables, Brooks C15, cork bar tape, new tires, etc... Let the restoration begin.
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    From your references, I'm assuming you're talking about the engine oil cooler lines. I would definitely NOT recommend deleting them. I find it very odd you've gone through two sets in 169K miles; these were new OEM volvo lines? I rebuilt both my engine and transmission oil cooler lines for less than $60 or so total and wasn't that difficult either. Dry as a bone ever since. http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/173439-damn-oil-cooler-lines/ Full credit to @tuner4life who was my inspiration. Related post about when I did the trans cooler lines: http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/173679-weepy-oil-cooler-line-repair/
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