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  1. rats, linking from google photos is probably not a great move then.
  2. This method worked well for me. Mine didn't crack until I did the m66 swap and removed the center support of the dash (imagine that) Worth the time to be able to hear the other potential squeaks now!
  3. I agree it's a pain to say the least. Time or money right? Do I toil away at this? Or pay someone else to do it!?
  4. How is the JRZ riding for you?
  5. Drain and fill from the output line on the transmission is nice in that it pumps it out for you. sadly filling is LAME and tedious. Do really keep track of fluid in / out. Exchanged the stuff on my newer xc70 and it wouldn't move in the cold cold until it got warm. That darn fluid level.... If it wasn't the kitchen scale - next time I would consider weighing all the fluid I took out and making sure I added that much (at least) going back in.
  6. Fine time at Carlisle this year. Here it is not having the bumper and rear tires removed to be trailered home Also - Further wire clean up and re wrap with the DEI sleeve kit. I've found that the yellow p2 circular mount works well to balance NVH and style points for the top mount.
  7. Some minor bits updates. Trying to stop the exhaust flex noise, made an attempt with stiffer upper engine mounts (torque rod mounts I know) still present though. Sends some more NVH into the cabin but perhaps worth running for a little bit. I changed the bulkhead one to a 2000 style larger mount after buying the larger Powerflex version without knowing it. Also went with the black race front mount purely because it's black and not purple which would have been a bit strange. Maybe Ill get over that though sad😁 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VDg8XhBv3nCJphfk9 I also went back to the OEM CBV for the EFR turbo. Wanted to see if that would change the impact of building boost. Not really any noticeable changes. Everything feels more powerful jumping from the p2 cars back into this. Next improvement will be maybe making more of the intake out of metal so i can regain some intake noise. Right now a lot of it is dampened I think by the silicone couplers. They also don't fit just as perfect as you might want so the airbox can rattle at the right engine speed. After that would be re covering the visible engine harness wires in some better sleeves. Currently they are covered in coroplast tape, great stuff but something else would be more attractive. Thinking of de pinning the coil leads and doing it that way versus slip over stuff. Could be fun Still can't remember how to properly insert the photos either. Did some nice wrinkle coat on the mounts and engine lift point as well. Came out nice! The silver spray paint was starting to show it's age.
  8. lol the moment I skipped to he jumps into the other car. NICE
  9. RATS! So my neighbors never seem to pickup their dog poop, and I know it's not a 100% cause for them being around. But in the garage, in what I presumed to be a relatively safe space, RATS. I saw one of these marks years ago thinking, ok something hit the car, after a wash yesterday 5 seperate marks with I would say 2 different bite sizes on the hood. Next 1-2 years I think the whole car might get sprayed again, if not that then the front clip and roof for sure. Looks like a cover is in order for when it's inside.
  10. Fuggin a bro. At first i'm like, did the new welds break??
  11. Pro tip for a loved xc70. Get some s60 sport seats. What a difference to everyday use!
  12. lesson learned. TO get further engagement from the Ohlins raise the rear springs, don't lower them. Tried 25mm from the sub frame, then 15, bounciest ride of my life. People drove around me on the road. Brought it up to where the 8" springs touch the perches, then down again 10mm and it's great. 32mm or there about from the sub frame, it's got a rake again, and it's a bit tall, however it rides great right now.
  13. Hmm I was more asking, do they make an increase in noise (metal on metal fitment) or are they contributing to any other NVH. But maybe this answers that.
  14. All for the better parts, I enjoy the moog sway bar links as they have a wrench hold and I never trust the torx on a salt drive car. Any experience with noise or harshness from the strut bearings? Consider a set as I need to sent away my Ohlins for a leak.
  15. Just hoping that these ones do the trick! would like to not buy literally a 5th set of springs. At highway speed is was mint. Like I said 25mm right now going to bring it down to 16 next and see how that goes.