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  1. Rough clutch pedal

    I've checked out Geevs' car and my pedal feels exactly the same once warmed up. Smooth when it's cold, then has this kind of bumpiness when depressing the pedal once everything is warmed up. My pedal didn't feel like this until a week or two after I finished my manual swap. I don't find it noticeable while driving the car
  2. Sventastic's 850R Daily Driver Project

    Yeah it wasn't too bad looking back, but in the moment it felt like a long time (of course)... I just wanted to start driving it, hence why I skipped the reverse lights and throttle cable for now... Including the turbo swap, seals, mounts, everything else I replaced, and everything I did two or three times like installing the shifter and pedals, it was roughly 75 hours of work. The 4 speed is pretty bulletproof and good for highway cruising, but I just hated first and second gear ratios so so much. Made it impossible to have fun around town. My 850R with the automatic was also a complete dog compared to my S70 T5 - stomping second gear was noticeably slower. That may have been down to boost leaks which I've now inadvertently fixed! I haven't noticed too much difference in rpm on the highway, maybe 200rpm? An rpm calculator says the AW42 should be at 2150rpm at 100km/h, and the M56 at 2350rpm I'm not sure I know what you mean by gear rattle so I'd have to say no, I haven't noticed any rattles? I do notice a clacking noise when slowly going over big speedbumps in first gear, must be pressure plate/clutch/flywheel because it doesn't make the noise when the clutch pedal is depressed
  3. Sventastic's 850R Daily Driver Project

    Which ratios do you not agree with as much now? I think I'll be in the honeymoon phase for awhile with it... Man those Porsche brakes must be amazing. That seems like a pretty epic upgrade. I love the look of your car, it's too nice and not fair haha. What suspension and intercooler are you running? Front-mount looks so mean. Yeah it's great! 10km each way and it's just as fast as driving due to traffic. This job is only for the summer though, back to school in the fall.
  4. Sventastic's 850R Daily Driver Project

    Thanks, best thing I've ever done to the car by a long shot! It was pretty cool to have the engine out just sitting on a pallet to work on. Changing the rear main seal was a bit harrowing, but no leaks yet! All told, it was 4 weeks beginning to end, but thankfully I bike to work :) The manual transmission brings such a giant change to the car's character, the 4 speed auto is an absolute dog in comparison with its asinine gear ratios. 8 years with that transmission was more than enough!
  5. Sventastic's 850R Daily Driver Project

    Next plans for this car are to finish up the little things... In terms of the manual swap I still need to wire up the reverse lights, install the manual throttle cable, and I've delayed cruise control for now since I rarely use it anyways. Beyond that, I bought an entire set of seats and a dash that are all in fantastic shape. The e-brake needs adjustment since it barely holds the car on a slight incline. Antenna mast needs replacement since it's been stuck halfway up for a year and a half now. Might switch out the BCS for the TCV from my '98 S70 T5. I seem to have a coolant leak which needs more investigation - appears it may be the hose that goes from the expansion tank around towards the hard line at the rear of the engine where it splits to feed the turbo. The upper torque bushing is disintegrating so I'd like to get a poly replacement. Any recommendations for that? Cosmetically, the grille needs a repaint, and the whole car needs a solid clay/polish/wax and interior detail. I'm considering going somewhat aggressive on the polish to cut down to a new layer and help slow down the oxidation. With how infrequently I polish the car (hasn't been done since Feb 2017), I think I can afford to be a bit aggressive to remove scratches. I may also remove the pinstripes (and I'd really like to remove the stupid IPD SR5T decal on the back), but I'm worried they'll leave a deeper red line behind unless I polish deep enough to match. The alcantara on the new driver's seat needs a lot of work to remove the pilling. I'm running out of weekends before I need to head back to school, so I likely won't get to all of this, I'll have to prioritize!
  6. Sventastic's 850R Daily Driver Project

    M56 swap finally happened! Along with a basically new 16T, blue injectors, Vast Tuning R M4.4 manual tune, R clutch, release bearing, clutch fork ball seat, hydraulic engine mounts, rear main seal, rad hoses and expansion tank, heater core junction, turbo oil return gasket, silicone vacuum hoses, and 215/45 Firestone Indy 500 tires. All the goodies The first bit of progress on a Friday after work Day 2 was spent in frustration trying to break the axle nuts loose. Ended up buying a 36" 3/4 drive breaker bar to take care of that, after breaking a 24" bar. Day 3 saw some better results! Day 4 after work the shiny new turbs got installed Day 5 Day 6 Engine back in 1 week after removal! And then, in week 2 things slowed down a fair bit. The pedals I got seemed to be from an earlier model year which used a different brake light sensor and bracket, and the shifter ball seat turned out to be broken. With Mark's help, I got 1996 pedals and another shifter assembly later that week. Got the engine bay mostly sorted during that time Replaced the e-brake handle with one that didn't look and feel like garbage By the end of week 3 it was all back together, and (much to my surprise), it started up on the first try! Unfortunately the heater core junction was leaking like crazy, so I ordered a new one of those. Got the new tires and air filter installed while I waited for the junction Once the new junction was installed, everything was good to go and it was time to drive the shite out of it. I put over 2000km on it in the first two weeks! I barely drive that much in two months typically. Got the new tune and blue injectors installed after the first 800km. Happy. As. A. Clam.
  7. 1998 S70 T5 SE Part-out

    Update to this part-out! All prices in Canadian $ - currently $100CAD = $76USD Stainless steel door sills - $100 16T turbo with 259,000km, minimal radial play, some axial play - $180 15G turbo with 246,000km, minimal play in both directions - $200 21mm 850R rear sway bar - $80 S/V70 Waterfall grille - $30 IPD black mesh 850 grille - $50 S/V70 eggcrate grille - $90 4x50W under-seat amp with harness - make an offer @Burn-E I never ended up PM'ing you about those window switches, sorry about that. Let me know if you're still interested... The poor thing got taken away in January
  8. How Your Car Sits

    2000km on the manual swap in the first 2 weeks
  9. Can a mod please unlock my thread

    Yeah he hasn't been online for a few months... I think I'll just make a new thread, it's all good!
  10. How Your Car Sits

    My 850R wheel is 395mm, S70 wheel is ~373-375mm. I'm curious on the euro 850 diameter too... What do you mean you'd have to get the euro 850 wheel matched?
  11. Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Ah yes, my favourite kind of piston :D Stoked for you on this rebuild
  12. M56 not engaging in 1st or 2nd

    You're sure the white shifter ball seat is not broken and lifting up? I had a broken one and it would lift and block the shifter from getting into 1st or 2nd. But you said you tried to manually put it into first, I'm assuming by adjusting the links on top of the transmission, and were unsuccessful. So that would unfortunately seem to lead to it being an internal issue...
  13. I'd like to get my part-out for sale post going again but it has been archived. Could a mod please un-archive this thread for me? Thanks :) Link:
  14. How Your Car Sits

    Agreed! A black walnut S/V70 wheel would also fit in really well (at least in a T5-R/850R)
  15. To Resurface or Not To Resurface? Flywheel for M56

    $75 sounds really high, I paid $60CAD ($45USD) to have mine done. See if you can haggle them a bit? I think it's worth doing, it's cheap insurance (relative to having it cause problems after it's all back together) as Harry said...