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  1. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Yup. The funny part is that when I looked up the Bosch part number, it turns out that they’re not ceramic, they’re semi-metallic and FCP’s site is wrong. I adjusted my post to reflect this. The pads I used are Volvo part #30648382, Bosch part #BP-795. The generic pad shape is D795, which can be cross referenced with any manufacturers catalog to check availability. Brembo, Jurid, Stoptech, and others all offer pads for this caliper
  2. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Good point, and one I hadn’t thought of. Although I thought these cars actually have 3 circuits - the fronts are on their own independent circuits and the rears are on 1 combined circuit. New rear pads/rotors got installed this weekend. I went with Centric rotors and Bosch semi-metallic pads. I also replaced both parking brake cables and installed new parking brake shoes. Those will require some adjustment to be properly working, but I'm just happy the old cables are gone. The sheath had cracked in a couple spots on each cable, and consequently the cables were bound up and causing the shoes to drag on the drum.
  3. x2 SKF rear wheel bearings x2 parking brake cables x2 Centric vented rear rotors Bosch ceramic rear pads My ebay heatercore is leaking and I'd rather spend the extra money to get a Behr that'll last longer and have a lifetime warranty if it doesn't last that long.
  4. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Got a good wash in a couple weeks ago, and gave everything a coat of CarPro Reload to help maintain the protection the CarPro CQuartz ceramic coating offers. Reload is awesome, I can't recommend it enough for a "spray wax" type application once every month or two to keep everything glossy and sealed up. The results are pretty legit Then a few days later on my way to work (while the forum was "frozen") the biggest "oh shit" moment I've ever had with this car happened. I was behind a dump truck heading towards a red light down the hill next to my apartment when the brake pedal went soft and traveled another inch towards the firewall. Realizing this meant something had significantly failed in my brake system, I downshifted and stood on the brake pedal to get the car safely stopped without hitting the truck in front of me. After successfully holding the stop on the hill, I was able to turn and limp up the hill about half a mile home without needing my brakes. A quick walk around the car revealed brake fluid splattered on the frame rail behind my passenger side rear wheel. I stick my phone up behind the wheel and this is what I found: The stock rubber hose (factory original to the best of my knowledge) had failed close to the caliper. It was a matter of time for these hoses - the outer rubber and fabric lining had deteriorated to nearly the point of failure at a couple other points too. Moral of the story - don't trust 20 year old rubber. I had a set of braided lines I was planning to install, so a couple days later, I took advantage of a sunny Saturday to get the braided lines installed. They didn't get delivered in time to install that day, but I have new pads/rotors and ebrake cables/shoes/hardware to install on the rear. The calipers are both in good shape, so no further work needed on those. Hit 219,00 miles on the chassis earlier this week. That makes it 10,000 miles since installing the B5234T9 in January, so a total of 137k on the engine. (I'm mostly typing all that out so I can refer back to it at some point in the future)
  5. That completely sucks Brad. Looks like the bumper, corners and IC all survived though?
  6. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Owner’s IG is nickbelmonte, he’s got a lot of photos there Thanks greg, I gotta finish up rebuilding the dual projector retrofit I had on my old car. I’ve honestly been wondering how long it’d take you guys to give me shit for the ABM turns 😂 Yup, Brad nailed it! I’m gonna run retrofits, I have all the parts, just need to stop being lazy. Also I have 1 jewel, but I would need to buy the other and get matching corners. Yeah, jewels are the easy/clean/OEM+ option and they’re popular for good reason but I’m doing something a little different. Check out some of the earlier photos of my 99 R for details.
  7. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Thanks Mikey Appreciate it Josh!
  8. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    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
  9. At a local car show earlier today. It was quite a show. There were 415 cars entered, and the host venue ran out of show parking and had to turn people away. For an American-car centric show, I got a surprising number of people asking me about my car.
  10. I've ordered from Tasca tons of times over the last decade or so, never once had a problem. I think my last order was only a month or so ago. I've never had shipping be too crazy, but I'm only a couple hours away in NY. I usually order wear items (ie, spark plugs) from FCP but if its something that I won't need to replace (ie, angle gear vent, rear window molding) then I order from Tasca. They're one of, if not the, cheapest option for OEM parts. Their site isn't the most user friendly, so part numbers are your best bet to efficiently find what you need. When I lived in RI, I would go to their physical dealership as well, but it's been years since I've done that.
  11. Not completely true. The T9 came in 03/04 C70s, so it mounts just like any other early whiteblock. For the same model year, the T9 isn’t any different than the T3 but the T9s are more readily available for whatever reason. Im running an 04 T9 in my 00 R. Took some minor modifications to ancillary parts install but nothing crazy. Check my thread for some photos.
  12. I searched for my 04 2.3 from reputable suppliers that could provide some history, such as a compression test, on the engine. V&S Auto Dismantlers in California was a really good option but unfortunately they were on the wrong side of the country. I talked to one of their reps about a couple different engines that I was interested in. The added shipping costs made it more realistic for me to find more local instead. I ended up getting mine from Re-Volv in Massachusetts.
  13. Replaced the AC receiver/drier and orifice tube, changed the engine oil, and replaced the dying evap purge valve.
  14. In June my girlfriend and I went on vacation to Ireland and Portugal, we had no issues with any kind of anti-American sentiment in either country.
  15. Wow, if it wasn’t for bad luck, you’d have no luck at all. Sorry to hear about all the trouble you’ve been having George.