Swededemon number 14 or SD14 has arrived.. two weeks early! Last Friday I visited the dealer to show off the pimped XC60 which has been designated SD12 btw, The brushed aluminium accents were painted piano black,
The trunk liner was painted white,
The 20" Polestar rims were glass blasted because I didn't like the color used, will become black like the accents now but slightly matte. While chatting outside on the parking lot a truck arrived with two Volvo's on it one being heavily wrapped in a protection "suit".. Only the Cabron Edition and the XC90's are being delivered in this wrap at the moment so I was a bit surprised.
Turned out the be a pretty loaded D4 showroom car. The dealer checked the status of my order but no chassis number was present yet and delivery was set for week 38, The week of September 14. Last Tuesday I visited the dealer again for some technical information and while driving toward the dealer building I could see the earlier delivered D4 already unpacked on the parking behind the building but right next to it there was another wrapped V40 ..
I thought no way but it turned out to be my ordered V40 which was delivered about half an hour earlier. This was big surprise specially because no chassis number was available before the weekend. Next day I visited again helping unpack the car just because I was curious :-)
Just because sludge has a tendency to pile up in dead ends. More so in the head but still. As long as the threads of the sensors stick out from the bottom they will be sitting in clean oil a while longer.
Started rewiring the car. First the rear. Parking lights, tail lights, number plate lights, fog light, backup/reversing lights, turn signal lights and brake lights.
After that the main front loom. This is the loom running from the fuse/relay box to the steering column, wipers, front lights and also hold wires for the motormanagement, OBD and some other stuff. Most has been removed.
Starting the puzzle,
Empty fuse/relay box to start,
After some time...
What is left for now after putting it back in the car,
Also stripped the light and hazard switches from the dash loom and added them to the main loom. What is working now, Parking lights, turn signal lights, low beam, high beam, hazard function, horns, wiper all modes. Also added wires for the fan relay, coolant and brake fluid levels, dash turn signal indicators and the fuel pump relay wired to standalone specs which is different from how Motronic is handling the fuel pump. Using OEM fuse locations for powering the standalone and engine stuff. Added a new radiator,
Sourced some bits and bolts from the junk yard for fixing the headlights, fan, shifter cables and some other small stuff. Also horns from an Alter 1 850 and a fuel rail from a 10v with an old style 300Kpa FPR. Swapped the injectors from the RN rail and went creative matching the fuel lines to the rail with the VVT solenoid in place,
Missing PS pump, alternator, top engine mount, a few wires and a hose,