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Everything posted by gdog

  1. Love the pickup conversion!! Though don't think Joan Claybrook would approve..
  2. Well there was a new one on ebay last night, but now it's gone; Frik!! Guess repairing is now only option; fun. Did just find this guy's site FWIW: He's got some home made repair stuff for volvos; e.g.
  3. Not anymore. P/N is 6818224. NLA at dealer and not listed at FCP or IPD sites. Ebay looks to be the only option..
  4. Glovebox latch on the 855 gave it up today so figured out how to open it w/o any damage; pretty cool! FYI
  5. Well you keep your 850 around long enough and stuff starts to break. Glovebox latch gave up on me today so figured Robert DIY and others have done utubes on this, and they have, but from all those it seemed like best method was hack-sawing the hasp off by sawing through a slit between glovebox door and the dash. Sure that will work, but kind of a PITA and you're going to bung up your dash and/or the glovebox door at least a little in the process. So I kept looking and found the good old credit card trick on this site: Didn't have any credit cards laying around I wanted to cut up, but did have some aluminum flashing for a house project and figured that should work. And it did! Now I just have to either fix the latch or buy a new one. But that's a project for another day; went ahead and closed it back up, since I'm now confident I can reopen when needed. Even inspired me to make a (poorly edited) video. Sorry for the novice vid skills, but hope this helps someone.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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..
  9. Your 417 does not look like pic in first post IMO. Yours looks darker.
  10. I think 412 and 417 are a bit darker than what OP is looking for. Just for reference, here's my 412, a fairly common color on the 850: The color I've always pined for is the 421, aka "olive". Quite rare in the states, more common in Europe from what I've seen. But that's more of a green. IMO the 412 is more of a blue, but the Mrs says it's more green; i.e. ymmv depending on your personal rods and cones..
  11. 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?!
  12. 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..
  13. 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.
  14. Woah dude, just watched this larry david episode!! Maybe this is OK in FL man, but.. JK, of course..
  15. Yep, mine is auto as well. I wonder if that's a connection? Very few people are running M4.4 on autos AFAIK.
  16. 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.
  17. Anyone else still seeing this? Been happening to me for at least a week. Doesn't seem to be a browser issue; tried FF, chrome, and opera.
  18. I got to start trolling JYs again.. good stuff!!
  19. Yep, feel the same about my 855T! They ain't making any more of them..
  20. Well, I was about to say, "Awesome Man-Cave dude!!" until I saw this ^^^ Ah well, it's all good, right?
  21. The 609/610 ecu is for the 1998 MY S/V70 GLT (2.4L LPT) turbo (yes?), but which is for the auto trans? The 609 or 610? TIA! Looks like I can use the 609 for either trans then? Cool! NM then..
  22. Can't start a new topic in Volvospeed News so will reply here.. Curious why VS site is still in-secure (non-https) in this day and age?
  23. It's pre-1999 MY so should be able to reset SRS with vol-fcr (hopefully you still have it?). And yes, it will set the light (I think; haven't actually done that) for the SIPs system. Good to see you back in the pre-99 MY P80 game!! No mods huh? We'll see how long that lasts.. What MY is this one BTW? Or did I miss it?