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Everything posted by gilber33

  1. He sets up one of these in the shop while he works. As long as you put out a couple bowls of food and water, kids are usually fine for a while.
  2. It's really cool. She has been waiting to get an XC90 in June for a few years, but was unsure with three kids and looking at other brands that offered the second row captain seats. Volvo announced they were doing it and she was so excited. If I moved on the from the wagon, I would be looking for the same XC90 you are. Anyways. Back on topic. I still have the e30. It's stripped down for the winter - patching rust holes, reinstalling and refreshing the whole AC system, rebuilding the rear subframe, all new brake lines, calipers, rotors, and pads, sound deadening the interior, wheel bearings, etc. When Katerhine gets her XC90 in June, I'll be adding another fun car to the garage (not quite sure what yet).
  3. 2020. It's the first year where they introduced the 6 seater XC90. So the second row of seats are captains. Easier to put two in the second row and the oldest in the third row. I was thinking about getting an P2 XC90, but the P3 XC70 is actually wider in the rear seat. The three car seats fit better in the 70 than they do in the 90. I was also looking at the new V60s and V90s, but same story, they're like two inches narrower in the rear seat hip room than the XC70 - which is a lot when you have to fit three car seats. So I'll be sticking with the XC70.
  4. If it was up to Katherine, she'd have a small herd of children. She stays home with them, so we don't have the ridiculous costs of daycare thankfully. And she's getting the new 6-seater XC90 this year to better accomodate the family.
  5. It gets worse with 3 kids. Three Across in the XC70.
  6. 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.
  7. The e30 at Road America. Whole family fits in it (for a few more months at least).
  8. Trailing arm bushing in the XC70. There's a special tool to press in a new one that runs $250+. Just pulled the whole thing and took it to a small volvo shop. In the e30 I changed the transmission fluid with a mixture of gear oil and ATF which seems to have eliminated the gear rattle from the lightweight flywheel.
  9. Tomorrow night I start working on the PS trailing arm bushing in the XC70. 😩
  10. Yup. 08 with the 3.2l. I really like it. I love the interior on these and their relatively minimalist design. Fits 2 car seats in the back with enough room for the middle portion of the rear seat to folders down to pass stuff through. And one of my favorite parts is the storage under the floor in the trunk. It's a very functional car.
  11. I posted what I was going to my wife's Volvo. To appease the Volvo Gods, wash to rinse off the salt. But more importantly, new steering wheel for the fun car.
  12. So why don't you drive it? Good lord people still say "caRs". That is the dumbest volvo thing I can think of. Doing the pcv on Katherine's XC90. I can't even. And my bmw is slowly going back together.
  13. It was broken when I went outside. No sign of impact, nothing in the car touched, nothing on the ground in or around the area of the car. I still have my headlights. it's also already fixed.
  14. XC70 didn't care for the -26° we had this morning apparently
  15. Hitch for the XC70 Lightweight flywheel and spare drivetrain for the e30.
  16. Warm enough to clean the car outside today.
  17. New family friendly daily.
  18. Rear seats and door cards are original red leather, the front seats were recovered and are vinyl. Still look really good though.
  19. It seems like the non volvo content gradually increases in here. Haha. Unfortunately I can't help there. Have had the e30 out and driven a couple times to work with it. A few minor things need attention, but it's working.