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andyb5 last won the day on October 27 2019

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About andyb5

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    why don't you take a picture, it will last longer
  • Birthday 03/18/1991

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  1. Awesome work so far Matt, just got caught up on a bunch of videos and have a couple more to go. Really enjoying seeing apply some serious engineering to this old AWD system - I’m excited to see where you take it when you get out on the track!
  2. What do you typically use the display for Greg? We don’t do much video so I wasn’t too concerned about that when selecting the TV for our conference room. This was a “low cost/proof of concept” option for us before a more significant office renovation in a couple years from now. We had a projector that we got tired of dealing with finding the right adapter/connection for whichever device someone was using. Now the TV is set up to have wireless connections for any and all devices so life is good.
  3. A cold one 😂 Me too, but I don’t love how everyone immediately forgets how to drive once the first snow flake falls.
  4. Nice buys Greg, sounds like it’ll be a cool setup! I ordered a 75” Vizio for our conference room at work a week ago and during the research I did, all the Sony stuff seemed really nice.
  5. We got 14” of snow so far, and it’s still falling
  6. M12 Stubby 3/8" Impact M12 Die Grinder M12 XC6.0 battery Took advantage of some Cyber Monday deals and pulled the trigger on a couple tools I had been considering. Anyone else do any shopping today?
  7. 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
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    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.
  9. 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.
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    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)
  11. That completely sucks Brad. Looks like the bumper, corners and IC all survived though?
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    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.
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    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Thanks Mikey Appreciate it Josh!