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    why don't you take a picture, it will last longer
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  1. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Thanks Mikey Appreciate it Josh!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I’ve had my boost gauge tied into that line for years, always worked well for me.
  8. Replaced the AC receiver/drier and orifice tube, changed the engine oil, and replaced the dying evap purge valve.
  9. 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.
  10. Click the threads in my signature
  11. 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.
  12. Grocery getter getting groceries
  13. You probably won’t notice much of a difference over the 19T. I expect you’d run into pre-turbo exhaust backpressure related issues before seeing any noticeable power improvement over a 19T. An engine is an air pump - you need to move air into and out of it to make power. By continuing to enlarge the compressor wheel, you’re trying to feed more air in, without an increase in flow out of the engine. The turbine wheel is recognized to be the most restrictive part of the turbo/exhaust system, so without increasing the flow through the turbine, you’re ultimately limited with how much air, and therefore torque/power, you can make.
  14. From earlier today at Ithaca Euro Meet with @AJp80 Had a fantastic time, weather was perfect and it was awesome to see both @apeacock @lookforjoe again
  15. andyb5

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    They’ll stay red for the time being. If and/or when I refinish them in the future, I’ll look at color matching them but that’s down the road a bit. Good idea though!! Thanks for compliments, and I really appreciate the comparison to Will! He’s been an awesome source of info to this community over the years, so that’s high praise as far as I’m concerned. I’m not sure what he’s up to lately, I haven’t seen anything for him in a while. Good in the info on the rotors. I’ll keep an eye out and if they need it, wire wheel them when I clean my calipers haha. This setup is already better in cold rainy weather than the solid rotors and R4S pads ever were - I think that’s more the slotted rotors but not sure. Thanks 😂