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  1. Sure, disabling works by only unplugging the solenoid. My worries are about S60R spring-less exhaust hub, how the early P80 ME7 would addapt it
  2. Andzey

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Thanks! They are somehow cool, somehow stupid. Acceptable on timeattack monsters, but would also be sweet on swedemetal if trimmed correctly with good taste? Imo the best receipt for our vagon's headlight is taking old jewels, new lenses and morimoto hids.
  3. Hi guys! I was about to swapping the head from my 1999 early RN to 2005 S60R. Accordingly I would delete the intake VTT and leave operational exhaust VVT. There are some doubts with the VVT hub itself. The early version hub coming from my 1999 engine has back-spring therefore it is fully back rotated to max retarded position, while B5245T4 hubs rotate freely without any back-pressure. Do you have any guess, how would my 1999 ECU and solenoid react on spring-less hub, or are there any success stories of swapping later (2004-07) RN VVT cams and hubs into earlier RN engines?
  4. Andzey

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    Do you know anything about that extraordinary unit on the right? Owner's FB or IG account? Would love to see the whole bodywork. Besides, what is the right keyword searching these flaps on corners of front bumper?
  5. When finetuning any aftermarket WGA, one must set the cranking pressure and WGA arm length. I recently purchased piston type Forge WGA and realized it has massive pressure-movement hysteresis. In other words - to move the piston, the air pressure must deal not only with the spring but also the piston seal resistance, as in every medical syringe. This leads to the situation, where you have two different arm positions at the same pressurized WGA, depending from which side you are approaching. If you increase the pressure from low to high, you reach the cranking pressure with less arm movement, vice versa If you pump the WGA beyond and then reduce the pressure, reaching the same cranking pressure in the direction from high-to-low, you reach the cranking pressure with the arm moved more outwards. This issue should be non-relevant to the Diaphragm type WGA. The other question is the spring stiffness rate, oppositing the air pressure. Every ECU (ME7) and TCV (stock Pierburg) determines the correct cranking pressure preset. I guess it should remain as from factory in all cases, even if the car is re-tuned. Also the WGA rod should move within the cranking pressure value, shouldn't it? So what do you think, what is your experience with piston vs diaphragm design, and aren't all these high stiffness rate springs only canceling out ECU control ?
  6. Gonna add some salt here.. Long story short, I was searching for the best ever head Volvo produced (with thermostat, double vvt and long spark plugs) and any-wear-still-rebore-able 81mm block First criteria returned B5254T4 and B5244T5 while the secind criteria only leaves you with that se ond late version T5 engine. Needless to say that they both are becoming rare and expensive- UK asks up to 750 GBP and one must concern they'd be pushed to the limit for 12-15 years nonstop. Still there are good news - in the scrap yards are plenty of B5204T5 2005+ with head and block identical to B5244T5 and you can get them for 100-200 Euros, at least in my neighborhood N Europe. Verdict: B5204T5 is a perfect donor.
  7. With some minor cutting, those cans could be hidden beneath windshield plastic, near cabin filter for passenger side, and side by side with fuse box for driver
  8. This is the worst location of the nitrogen reservoirs, you are constantly cooking them. I used my the same way until got recommendation by Thomas from TME Sweden, when ordered springs for ohlins road kit. That was the first thing he mentioned when discussed its adjustments and shoch damper settings
  9. Meanwhile in my neighborhood
  10. Where do you buy methanol in Estonia? How much does it cost? In Latvia we have extended network of LPG filling stations, im thinking towards building liquid LPG injection for same reason - lowering intake temp and reduce knock risk.
  11. or you can look for 05-07 t5 k24 turbo as well
  12. 20 degrees advanced, not retarded 😉 any comments on this one? got lean, fuel starvation?
  13. Whats the point of this mod? Building boost before releasing clutch?
  14. There was time when oxygen sensor and injectors was progress. Now people choose upon bluetooth and touchscreens. sad..
  15. more dech height of D5 would allow longer rods = less piston velocity and acceleration, longer time at top dead center. This is both good and bad. If you want play with dynamic compression ratio by turning crazy cam angles, shorter rod/ stroke ratio will be more beneficial.