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  1. I don't know anything about anything, but if you drop a 500hp 5 cylinder into a 240, please keep us posted! Check turbobricks, jagsthatrun, sts machining.
  2. Thanks for all the info. Safe to assume than, that a 98 V70 would require a trip to the dealer to access the programming tool?
  3. This is my assumption too, and corroborates what I've read online. I'll keep trying as time permits...
  4. Hahaha, just tried again tonight but all I managed to accomplish was setting off the alarm while switching batteries around in the remotes- a fun game to be playing with the alarm blaring. The resulting angry texts from my wife were tonight’s nightcap.
  5. Thanks for the response, I’ll try again tonight. here’s the remote. Says OEM factory, and appears identical to mine, though it doesn’t specifically say V70. https://www.ebay.com/itm/172788153637
  6. 1998 V70. It has the little red LED light that blinks when the car is alarmed. I have a functioning remote, everything works. I just bought another as mine is pretty ratty, and it would be nice to have a backup anyway. Instead of transferring the guts over to the new remote, I'm trying to just program it directly to the car. I've reviewed this VS thread, as well as some on Volvoforums, and MVS, but can't get any traction. I have tried the following, but have been unsuccessful. Any further suggestions? "If you have a red security light in the dash of your vehicle, you will be able to manually program this remote. If you do not have a red security light in the dash of your vehicle then you will have to take this to the dealer for programming. To manually program this remote, ensure that all doors, hood, and trunk are closed. Insert key into ignition, turn key to position #2 and back to off at least 5 times in ten seconds. The LED indicator should start to flash, leave ignition on. Once indicator starts you have 15 seconds to program remote. Press the lock button on the remote. The indicator LED lighting for about 2 seconds acknowledges the programming."
  7. Laminate really has come a long way and as much as I love to hate it, it is a good choice for a lot of applications. We have laminate upstairs and oak downstairs (wtf?) and the laminate still looks brand new. It predates us, so it's at least 5 years old. The oak could use a refinishing at this point although it's unrivaled in its warmth. If you like wood, nothing beats the real thing. If you don't really care, then laminate makes a lot more sense. I think it gets a bad rap because it tries to be emulate wood, usually not very well. Especially if it's a sheet product as opposed to plank laminate.
  8. I believe tunes can be mapped for better fuel economy, yes. In my experience the various maps were chosen with the ignition on but the engine off, and using the gas pedal to scroll through the maps. You could work with a tuner to load several maps into an ecu, including one for MPG. I do not notice any increase in fuel economy in the standard maps...but YMMV.
  9. I think the 19t will be pretty family friendly anyway, up until around 3k rpm. I'm not a tuner and won't profess to know what can be done, but I have an ARD Blue tune as well as a tune from Vast Tuning, and they're both friendly at lower rpm, until that turbo (18t in my case) wakes up.
  10. I've already got a set in my reverse lights! Tks tho!
  11. No, not fixed. I just took the bulb out warning light from the dash. That's not a long term solution but it was easy enough to reach under the dash and pull out the bulb. My solution will likely to be to purchase canbus lights, rather than add resistors. I'm sure the process is simple to add resistors but it just seems easier to swap the lights, and these were cheap so not really a loss. I wonder if these bulbs could be used elsewhere on the car w/o triggering a warning..?