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  1. 6 points
    Hi Guys, It's been a while. figured I'd update those who still use the forums. I bought a 2013 S60 T5 AWD, with only 38k miles on it back in October and have been adding parts to it for Carlisle 2k19. The other day I got my set of BBS CIR's on my S60 and painted the calipers gold. A few other mods include R-Design rear diffuser, Magnaflow custom axleback, R-Design trunklid spoiler, H&R Springs, K&N filter (if that even counts..), a few other things. But it's so comfortable and It's my favorite car I've owned so far. Pictures attached.
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    Yeah, I think the 99 XC should be the same as the 99 R angle gear I have in there right now. Last night I finished assembling everything and got it ready to start up. It fired on the first try, and no leaks either! I was (still am, to be honest) ecstatic. This project was a lot more involved that I originally expected. I spent all my free time working on it over the last week and that took a toll on me both physically and mentally. I’m really happy it’s done. I’ll drive it home tonight once I finish cleaning my tools and spare parts up
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    Yesterday at work. also some bonus pictures from the last month.
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    Put about 6,000km on the car since I last posted, and it has continued being good to me! A couple weeks ago I replaced both rear wheel bearings and parking brake pads and hardware, along with the final original engine mount - the passenger side one, and trunk struts. It's nice that I've only had to spend about $300 on parts for the last 12,000km of driving... After the mechanical work I spent a day and a half detailing the interior and exterior. I haven't been as lucky with the cosmetic stuff as the mechanical - the clear coat on the rear wing has begun to fail pretty badly, the headliner droop actually came apart at the rear window so it's taped up for the time being, and back in May someone appears to have dropped a bike onto my driver's side rear door and left a nice big dent! That said, those are terribly difficult or expensive fixes, and the car still cleans up like this 🙂
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    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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    2 years project done
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    you cant get flamed on vs anymore, there isnt anybody here to flame you 😞
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    Meanwhile - new header. With some help of my tuner and moral support of dyno guy(not in pictures):lol: Also new bigger cooler Little test run before another dyno:oogle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QQQ5rQ1ZpY Then new dyno.. result? 425whp@21psi All good.. exept it wanting to detonate every moment possible, ended things there and headed home. On the way did a pull and blew a headgasket... atleast seemed like that at the beginning. As the next day we had raceday... i took it apart. Head seemed fine.. block also fine.. headgasket obviously gone but then we noticed 1. cylinder piston seemed kinda tilted like it can't possibly be unless something is wrong. So it came clear.. one of the rods was bent. Had a theory about how it pulled water from other cylinder to intake just to push it into this cylinder and having hydro lock.. seemed more likely to bend a rod that way it was bent. Anyway.. took the engine out, piston out and put in another rod and all back together. With help of some friends i had it back running by midnight and that was it for the day. Raceday's goal was to make atleast 12 second pass as my previous best was 13,6s. Jumping ahead.. i ran 13,1 so didn't reach my goal.. and also broke the engine again. (As before, the sheet is in KW) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyn5hQhvBYQ For now, new engine is almost done :) This weekend is new race so also going to dyno in few days. Closed deck 81mm block; maxpeeding forged rods; B5234t pistons machined down and polished; D5 93,2mm crank Gives me 2401cc so should be fun.
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    And just like that two becomes three... Wrapped up a lot of small things, like:replaced the driver's side seat belt with my old modified one (has a passenger lockable buckle and belt wound onto a driver side case), completed pedal box swap to add the clutch pedal, clutch master and piping, shifter in, carpet back in, headliner back in, some trim pieces in, main wiring harness in place but needs to be modified to remove TCM, finished heater core, heater lines, turbo coolant and oil feed lines, Not major things, but they needed done. Waiting for the downpipe to complete the exhaust, three weeks out.
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    and that one is extra sexy. love the rear window louvers and the color/wheel combo!
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    Working on fixing the pics - starting from the beginning.
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    Its the little details that kill ya... Install the downpipe, the exhaust hangers are rotted out, so order replacements. Installed them Dipstick is missing, Go to pick n pull, get one, get home and realize your engine is a B5244T3 not at T2, throw the dipstick as far as you can across the yard, check Row52 for an '01-03 P2 Install new Snabb intake pipe, cant find PTC valve to insert, spend 2 hours tearing garage apart looking for it only to realize you sold it with the old intake pipe... stew in corner for a bit My whole day went like this. Steps forward, steps back. Just need to get this done so I can justify all this irritation with blissful shifting and SUCK-BANG-BLOW sounds
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    From the Ithaca trip -- was good to see some of the guys again!
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    Man, that's fugly, but good job for the DIY ingenuity!
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    Hey. That is an M4.3 bin - the "T5-R" was a 1995 model only. In addition, that's the European bin - the US spec is 628 (both for automatic transmissions). If you're picking bin files from Motronic Suite, you need the ones that are 128kB. You have to be really careful with this stuff, dude. Messing this up can potentially cause catastrophic damage to your engine. Literally. Please read as much as you can, and make sure you follow instructions. If you're looking for a stock bin file that will up your power a bit, then the stock 607 (automatic) or 608 (manual) bins are as high as you can go on M4.4. Those are 236 hp from factory. - S
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    Lots of cleaning today. The engine bay had all 230k miles of dirt and oil stuck up in every cranny. Made a list of all the parts needed to complete the changeover to manual before the engine can go in. I'll order them up tomorrow. Decided to change out the heater core while I'm at it. Since the engine has Evan's waterless in it before; I'm planning on flushing it and to use the Evan's again. If the old heater core were to stay, it would have to be removed and flushed out and preped for the waterless anyway. Might as well put a new one in there to avoid the blowout. The Ronal R-39 18" wheels are being powder coated this week. One was curbed a bit ago, so once the wheels were stripped, I took the one curbed to a repair shop. They filled and filed it so perfectly, that I had a hard time finding the curbed area. Having them done in "Anthracite" since I think the hyper silver whey were originally really does not go with the laser blue. Once the bay was clean, I installed the IPD front sway bar. I cannot seem to find the HD Sway Bar Ends, but I think that is because the the passenger side kept loosening and breaking. I think I threw them out out of frustration. Might have to buy new ones... Almost clean... when the wheels get back, I'll roll the car out and pressure wash the rest of the grime off
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    Winter mode engage
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    Andy, headlights are the windows to the soul.
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    Price: $2250 OBO. Certainly willing to work out a deal if you'd like to buy the M56H Swap Kit as well. Selling a beloved, fast, fun 1997 850R (854R) Sedan. I'm the third owner, car was originally sold here in San Francisco Bay Area, had a brief stint in Connecticut (i think 6-ish months), then was a Sacramento car before I purchased it about four years ago. I wouldn't hesitate driving it across country (I did about 600 miles in it about a month ago). Stats: 1997 850R 158890 miles 189 White Exterior: X70 Door Handles (The front two are in the kit of parts) Engine: 18T White Injectors FCP Sport Silicone Couplers Silicone Boost Lines Ford Focus RS BL3Z-9K378-A Turbo Control Valve ARD Tune iPd Exhaust Suspension: H&R Lowering Springs with new-ish Monroe Sensa-Trac (~15k miles) Genuine Volvo Strut Brace Interior: Aftermarket Unit with USB Input Aux USB ports (5V/3A) Antenna Up/Down Switch Homelink Mirrors Lighted Map Light Every bulb on dash has been changed. What doesn't work / issues: -Driver's Seat Back (there is a brand new cable included with the purchase of the car - not pictured.). -Engine Ticks Randomly (compression verified at 140 +/- 5psi), highly suspect this is due to oil pick up tube and o-rings. Started about 2k miles ago. -Oil Leaking from Turbo return line. -Paint could use a polish (hey, it's a 23 year old car!). -Has the standard 850 dash rattles. -Door handles in front don't match (the correct handles from a X70 car are included with the purchase of the car). Some recent work: -Re-sealed the top half of the cam carrier cover. -Replaced the door lock actuator on fuel tank door. -Oil changed recently, along with fuel filter. Comes with: Two boxes worth of spare parts (see last photo of spread). Many things that are spares or useful for making the car perfect.
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    Replaced the driver seat belt so I can drive the car again. $500 new, $23 wrecking yard. Luckily I found a few in the yard. First one I pulled did the same thing mine does, not unwind, but the second one works fine. Then I installed a short shift in the spider.
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    Guess they hit everywhere! Pretty cool.
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    Bought another S60. Only 106k miles and a binder of service records!
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    Paid $2,000 for this 04 v70, two owners with almost 69,000 miles on it.
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    I have that size with zero issues. Nerd
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    Coming together. Should be running on the road tomorrow if my front caliper adapters show up. Untitled by britt edward, on Flickr Untitled by britt edward, on Flickr Untitled by britt edward, on Flickr
  30. 1 point
    Pics or it didn't happen
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    I would go a step further and assert that earlier iterations of my RN swaps *never* ran properly with VVT disabled/ blocked off. Part of this was surely inferior tuning by MTE, but if you have the option I would absolutely recommend tuning for the VVT, especially on later RN dual VVT heads. Oh, and make sure VAST tunes your car.
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    Nice one! What constant are you running now? Its a shame that the info isn't right for the VXR injectors as I too bought them in the hope they were 470cc. Happy Easter!
  33. 1 point
    step by step, bit by bit.. LAZERLAMPS comes in
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    Yeah, all the spring force is against the collar. The collar engages several of the threads at once so it helps to spreads the force out.
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    Lookin good Brandon/Aaron!! I’m excited to see it all come together
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    It's a bit off topic, but anyway.. 🙂 That's a nice one. I have "too big" pipes in and from the turbo (4" (100mm) into the turbo and 3" from turbo thru intercooler and manifold). Idle was crap with those volumes from MAF to manifold. Solution: MAF after intercooler (measures perfect even if it is in a "boosted pipe"). Bennefits: Perfect idle, Nice response, I can keep big-sized pipes for low pressure drop. Downsides: Not good for year around use in cold climate, ice can be present in the air after the intercooler. My car is a summer car so there is no drawbacks for me. I have used it for a couple of years, works epic for me! I can use open dumpvalves together with my Turbo + Eaton Supercharger setup without issues. // Turboforslund
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    Question regarding the current state of A/C; have any additional maps pertaining to corrections on fueling/ignition/anything engine related when switching A/C been found in the past years? Ever since I switched to M4.4 (Piet's AC mod) from my M4.3 car, my engine will show weird idling behavior as long as the A/C is on. More precisely, with A/C on, as long as I'm still rolling, but with the clutch depressed, the engine will drop down to 2000RPM exactly and idle there. Only after i've come to a complete stop, the RPM's will drop to normal ~900rpm idle after a second or so. Or i'd have to force the RPM down with with shifting to a higher gear, if I force it to 1000 RPM it will stay there. So when driving with A/C towards a traffic light, or in erratic slow traffic where I clutch&roll a lot, I'll be idling at an annoying 2000RPM most of the time. The one A/C correction table I have right now doesn't seem to do much, zeroing it out gives no change, and it seems like something is actively controlling the idler to target 2000rpm. Sound familiar to anyone?
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    Drove out to Re-Volv and picked up the replacement engine from Nick yesterday. It’s a B5234T9 with 127k from an 04 C70 - this is exactly the engine I was looking for! When it came time to unload the engine from the truck I rented, the shop’s lift couldn’t quite go high enough to allow me to drive the truck out so I had to enlist a couple friends to help
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    Yeah, Aaron (TMM9) from VAST with the handiwork! Nope! The 4t4 was fun, but looking for a bit more powa... you’ll like that turbo tho. Have you installed it yet? -Brandon
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    Yes, do! Like both of those wheels, but yeah, comets are the best looking stock wheels IMO.
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    Another summer has come and gone. Besides a few small quirks that are persisting, I haven't had too many issues lately (KNOCKING ON WOOD AS HARD AS POSSIBLE AS I TYPE THIS) and have been driving this daily most of the summer. Over the past weekend, it was time to put it back into "winter mode". I jacked it up, applied nearly a gallon of Fluid Film to the undercarriage and inside of the rockers and every other orifice possible. (this is an annual thing I do, but I forgot how much of a pain/mess it is). Anyways, that should slow the rust down as much as anything. Also changed the Comets out for Andrasteas with Dunlap WinterMaxx tires. Also swapped the R-bumper out for the beater XC bumper (which I still haven't got around to painting). Going to stay prettymuch as-is until spring. I may work on some stereo upgrades and replace a blower fan that is on it's way out. Once spring is here, I'm going to be changing up the front half of the exhaust and downpipe, replacing the dead ABS hydraulic unit/pump, and maybe getting a tune. That is all.
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    How about more old volvo wagon content! Replaced oil cooler lines, brakes, endlinks, tie rods. I need to get a damn lift, crawling around is getting old lol.
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    98 V70R Booty Untitled by britt edward, on Flickr
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    DAT WALL DOE^ Here is me racing my 855R, "Wait, I have to connect my battery. Wait, I need a jump. Ok, wait, my throttle plate gets stuck sometimes, ok wait im not finished tuning."
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    I know this is for non-car photography, but here are a couple I've taken with my new D750.
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    http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/notifications/options/ That will let you see how your settings are configured. Other thing to check is make sure they are not being sent to a spam folder.