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  1. Sounds like your engine is fine. Would recommend a high mileage oil like Valvoline Max Life; I'm running 10-40 year round now. That should cut down on consumption a bit.
  2. Wait, what? VS was down?! Who did the re-solder? I've had to do mine multiple times now. You've got to clean off ALL the old solder first, or it will just break again (ask me how I know.. ). Look at the solder joints with a magnifier; you'll see the cracks if you look carefully. Or @Matty Moo could take care of you too:
  3. Hola y bienvenido!
  4. gdog

    How Your Car Sits

    That bites big bananas!! Seeing Marlon cry makes me sad too..
  5. Both those codes refer to the front O2 sensor so not sure why you replaced the rear too? My guess is you may have an intermittent open circuit in the front O2 sensor wiring to the ECU. Main suspect would be the ecu side wiring near the connector. Ohm it out from the ecu pins to the O2 connector harness side. The front O2 two pins at the ecu are: A32: + or signal A33: - or reference If that checks out, might be worth trying a known good ecu. Related links:
  6. @Oreo931 helped me out last time I needed a thread un-archived.
  7. Yes, there's your problem. Not only is your rad clogged, but also your heater core. Now you need to remove the rad and do an aggressive flush on the whole system to try and get that crap out there. Just replace the heater core while at it if it has over 100K miles on it, since it is due. Why go for do88 rad? The OEM behr is fine and almost half the price. These cars have plenty of radiator capacity stock. Unless you're pumping up the pwr and going racing, I don't see the need. Ck the water pump by taking off the tank cap and watching for water circulation in the tank as you rev the engine. Don't see any? Then I'd suspect your pump has lost its impeller. If you want some do88 stuff, get their intercooler instead.
  8. Just PM one or more of the site admins.
  9. Not common AFAIK. What's entailed in "flashed ECUs"? Do you have anyone's mods incorporated?
  10. So I dissected this tasca order some more to see where the exorbitant shipping was coming from. At first I thought it was maybe the head gasket since it is kind of bulky. So I trimmed my order to just the head gasket, but then the shipping was only $11.52, so that's not it. It's the 20 valve guide seals! Didn't think these things were that heavy? I know they're not bulky!
  11. Well based on all the positive feedback, I was ready to place my first tasca order, until I saw this: Over $70 shipping for a head gasket, 4 cam seals, and 20 valve guide seals?!! Does it come in a gold box? May as well go to the dealer and keep it local.
  12. Thanks Andy! They have lots of engines. Looking at this: What's the diff between the B5234T3 and B5234T9 engines? They appear to have the same specs but the latter seem to be more available for some reason. B5234T3 The B5234T3[75] is a 2.3 L (2,319 cc) straight-five. Bore is 81 mm (3.2 in) and stroke is 90 mm (3.5 in) with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It is turbocharged and intercooled with a power output of 240 PS (176 kW; 236 hp) at 5100 rpm and 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2400–5100 rpm. Model years 1997 and 1998 are equipped with Bosch Motronic 4.4 engine management, model years 1999 and up are equipped with Bosch ME7 engine management. Also added for the 1999 model year was variable valve timing for the exhaust cam. For model year 2001 and up power output was increased to 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 5200 rpm with 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2400–5200 rpm. Applications:[102] 1997[75]–2000[103] Volvo S70 badged as S70 T5 1998 Volvo S70 badged as S70 R[nb 4] 1997–2000[103] Volvo V70 badged as V70 T5 1998 Volvo V70 badged as V70 R[nb 5] 1998–2002 Volvo C70[87] badged as C70 T5 (convertible) 1997[104]–2002 Volvo C70[87] badged as C70 T5 (coupé) 2000–2004 Volvo V70 II badged as V70 T5[50] 2001–2004 Volvo S60 badged as S60 T5 B5234T9 The B5234T9 is a 2.3 L (2,319 cc) straight-five. Bore is 81 mm (3.2 in) and stroke is 90 mm (3.5 in) with a compression ratio of 8.5:1. It is turbocharged and intercooled with a power output of 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 5400 rpm and 330 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2400–5100 rpm.[115] It is equipped with Bosch ME7 engine management. Applications: 2003–2005 Volvo C70 badged as C70 T5 (convertible)
  13. Does anyone use tasca anymore? I've never used them, but I've heard others on the forums think they're great. But every time I've looked at their website, I don't see how you would find the parts you're looking for. I enter my car MY, model, etc. enter what part I want into the search box, and then it returns results for GM, Mazda, etc. cars; WTH??! And they get terrible reviews on customer service too.
  14. Thanks for the input guys! But after thinking about it, I may just have blown head gasket. The low compression is on cyls 1 and 2; i.e. adjacent to each other. What do you think? Will likely still look for RN replacement long term, but this is my daily; can't really afford to have it down for a long project right now.