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  1. Here's a thread on the topic that I recall (was thinking about doing this project for awhile, but I eventually found a good turbo wagon): Unfortunately, not a lot of detail in there from what I saw. I'd still like to do this because N/A are the only cars you can get in the states w/o sunroofs. I'd love to lose mine..
  2. Agree w/your assessment; not worth replacing the whole assembly. Whatever adhesive you use to patch, add some kind of mesh/fabric to increase strength. JB weld by itself won't likely hold it. FWIW.
  3. You referring to this one; yes? https://www.___.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=90076 // this is matthews volvo site in case you didn't know.. not sure why it does this when you link this site.. https://www.amazon.com/Pierburg-7-22908-03-0-BOOST-CONTROL-PORSCHE/dp/B00FA364EI
  4. Was doing maintenance on the '96 850 T5 and noticed the wires on the ARD TCV are starting to decompose. Is this P1 Pierburg a good replacement? https://blog.fcpeuro.com/p1-volvo-turbo-control-valve-tcv-replacement or other options?
  5. Love the pickup conversion!! Though don't think Joan Claybrook would approve..
  6. Glovebox latch on the 855 gave it up today so figured out how to open it w/o any damage; pretty cool! FYI
  7. Only recall one other person running LPG with DIY VS tuning and think they were in the Netherlands? I'd ping @Piet if you can. I assume that's the wideband mod you're referring to?
  8. Yeah, I'd be interested too. The S70 has a chronic oil leak at front of engine (i.e. passenger side) under the timing belt cover. Thought it was cam seals so replaced all four, but they're dry now. Last time I looked at it (a few months ago) thoroughly cleaned everything in that area under the cover w/brake clean then let it idle for half an hour. Couldn't find any leaks. But after it's driven for some period of time, oil is sprayed all over the right front of the engine bay. Drips down onto the rt front axle, LCA, etc. Need to have cardboard under the car when it's parked in the garage and have to change that every month or so. Thinking either head gasket, or maybe crankcase pressure builds while driving (passes glove test) and it's blowing out the front crank seal? Don't know; the search continues.. Let me know if you have suggestions.
  9. Can't comment on N vs RN intake manifold, but would think Aaron at vast would be a good resource, and/or Matt (@SimplyVolvo). I'd imagine the RN would flow a bit better but that's a guess on my part. If looking for dialing in mo' pwr, can suggest adding meth/H2O injection. That will allow more timing to be applied before detonation kicks in. Edit; sorry, meant to say the RN would flow a bit better; fixed above. Again, defer to others who have more than an opinion on the subject..
  10. OK, come on, where did you find this needle in a haystack? You're telling me you just eyed the local CL and there it was? We found our '98 S70 GLT with only 50K miles on it, but that was over ten years ago!! And it was like a 2-3 year search to boot. Give me some tips man..? And this is back; WTH?!
  11. Assuming no one was hurt; yes? Don't let it die, it's an olive for crying out loud! It actually doesn't look too bad..
  12. If it was running that rich you likely have gas diluted engine oil. Pull the dipstick and smell the oil; if it smells like gas, change the oil and filter. Gas in the oil will make it run like sh*t and fail smog test; FYI.
  13. Woah dude, just watched this larry david episode!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3QDMTO443w Maybe this is OK in FL man, but.. JK, of course..
  14. Yep, mine is auto as well. I wonder if that's a connection? Very few people are running M4.4 on autos AFAIK.
  15. Had mine disabled for years now. I think it's too sensitive TBH. When I first started M4.4 DIY tuning, had same experience as on your GLT; random phantom misfire codes. Finally just disabled it and haven't looked back. But if you do start experiencing real misfires, then you can turn it back on; hopefully will help locate which cyl is misfiring. BTW is the GLT an auto or manual trans? Wonder if that's common.