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Everything posted by ruecatinat

  1. Nice pickup, the color combo is great - is that the 4.4i / twin turbo V8 in those? Always liked X5s but I couldn't get past the fuel costs. Did you look at the Lexus RX at all? I was talking with a friend who was in a similar situation as you concerning the car seats / second row captains and the RX slots nicely between the smaller Q5 / X3 and the bigger 3-row Q7 / Atlas, etc.
  2. God I miss 850s. Went through a VW phase, now own an old crappy Lexus, thankfully still have two Volvos still in the family. One in my household...old pictures but I don't really mod / change things up. Wife's 2013 C30 T5:
  3. Very cool, will be even better with an M66!!! It's a Spektrum color, 91 Blue. It's the OEM winter wheel and tire package, can't even fit my finger in the gap between the caliper and the inside of the wheel. Honestly this thing has enough power stock, I'm driving this alongside a 90 hp TDI and a 150hp Beetle so it's enough to get me in trouble. It is called '91 Blue after all!
  4. Out of the Volvo game for a while longer... 2018 Golf R, 6spd manual with Driver Assist
  5. Says the guy with two VWs Is VS Tapatalk compatible? I've only ever browsed at a computer...
  6. Mostly the whole forum...getting more and more rare to see older 850/V70/S70 cars on the road - most of us who owned one in their prime have gone in to different things
  7. You'll miss the mechanic, responsive and kinetic feeling of the M3, but the MK6 R is one of the best cars to have if you're only going to have one.
  8. Looking for an 850 wagon? I've probably said this before watching your fleet change over the years but too bad I'm 9 hours away in a different country...
  9. I have an old VW diesel for the commuting MPGs but I want an 850 wagon for weekend hauling, around town driving and highway trips.
  10. This is amazing, one of these days I need another 850 only this time it should be a wagon!
  11. I'd say leave it stock and enjoy - all the new stuff past 2000 (my old V50 included) was too computerized to me. Great fun if you have ViDA (which I do) but I couldn't even swap out the stereo head unit. They're great, advanced cars compared to the P80s but not worth messing with. AWD should be great in this weather we're having!
  12. After I finally got rid of the blue one I'm done with S/V70s Congrats on your new wagon, after my V50 blew up I miss wagon life...
  13. Tell me about it, I've looked casually since I wrote mine off in 2014 and can't find anything I really want I'd take another N/A but ideally I'm in the market for a turbo wagon with a manual which is near impossible even when they were more prevalent I'm wondering if somehow, someway I could import one
  14. Glad it helped, I recently went through a DMF to SMF conversion, mixing and matching flywheels on my VW so the whole thing is fresh in my mind. I need to get another 850...
  15. I think you need the R DMF as well if you go that route, have you read this?
  16. Toasted the engine in the V50 2.4i, coolant hose popped off on the highway and it overheated. Looks like the last Volvo in the family is about leave...
  17. Wet/Dry vac for the house and to clean out the cars before major snow hits...
  18. It's all a bunch of VWs and BMWs in here now (partially to blame for that, sold another Volvo off last night) You actually still have Volvos, why not post more?
  19. I've heard people bang it out in a weekend - I think I remember when Chilled Man was in his prime modding / parting days he was doing them in 5-6 hours but I could be wrong If you want me to look at anything on my car you have my number / IG
  20. Mine's a 99 NA with the old style spin-on oil filter, if it matters...
  21. Cloth seats, yeah, but it was an insurance write-off because I rear-ended someone in October 2014...probably not the same car. I was thinking you'd stumbled across it in a big yard
  22. I'm quite sure all the S70s are M56H - I think even my 97 850 was an H, but correct me if I'm wrong... If I remember correctly there are early 99's which may not have the internal slave - if you really want to know I can check no problem To be fair I was asking you about a swap even before the motor was an issue...that thing is asking for a manual!
  23. Wonder if that's my old car (the 850) If you want parts from my S70 we can work something out I'm about to put it up for sale again but you have first shot if you want the whole thing or even bits and pieces - I was keeping it until our dieselgate VW went in but we found a car to replace it quick so I never put it back on the road
  24. Nothing like it... Every time I look at my S70 and see a little bit of coolant I do the Want an M56 swap for one of those yellows yet?!
  25. Wow, the mileage that motor has on it is next level...hoping you have some fun with the rebuild and turn that car into a monster for another 400,000KM!