Big Will

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Big Will last won the day on January 28 2015

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  1. Looking fantastic. Love the stance.
  2. Finding those fuel hoses for the AWDs is definitely becoming challenging to put it mildly!
  3. Haha fair enough. The Volvo stuff does work amazingly well I agree. When Ben and I were doing my engine rebuild we initially tried to use the Victor Reinz equivalent just to install the brass vent on the angle gear (same mod that you and did to the rear diff) and it did absolutely nothing...I might as well have just put a dab of water on it. Then we used the Volvo stuff and case closed. Oh and for the rear swaybar endlinks, I believe that Moog also makes them and sometimes Rockauto has those so that's a quality option.
  4. I'm so impressed by the care you're taking to prep and then protect all the parts. Well done! Maybe someone else can chime in but I thought you can use a more standard sealant on the rear diff just like on the gearbox and angle gear rather than the Volvo anaerobic stuff? I can't think of the stuff I have but I'm pretty sure it's gray.
  5. You mind posting up or PMing me a part number for that fuel line. $993 is absolutely insane. I imagine the 99 has some different lines than the 98 as the fuel line setup is different but still curious to see what's available here in Germany and at what prices. Thanks in advance!
  6. Well-documented. It sucks that a lot of the fuel parts are NLA now but your solution looks pretty robust.
  7. Thank you. I don't mind some stains and don't expect them to be literally mint - I can always clean them. :)
  8. If you do end up parting this nice sedan I would be interested in original floor mats and the "info" switch.
  9. Best of luck! Where have you located the jacks out of curiosity?
  10. You've done an awesome job with the project. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing it.
  11. H - just saw the news. Very sorry to hear you're parting it out. It's an amazing car and I think I speak for everyone to say thanks for spending so much time documenting and researching which has benefited so many of us. Look forward to seeing your next project!
  12. Yea that should be what's referred to sometimes as the crush collar. The same type of thing exists in the rear diff if you need to change that big seal facing forward.
  13. Hi all, Just want to jump in here for a minute on the Ohlins. I can say from experience that if you unhook the line from the shock you will lose some pressure. Ideally you wouldn't do that. However, if you do end up doing that, just make sure you go to a repair shop that deals with Ohlins (probably easiest to find a motorcycle shop) and have the reservoirs recharged. When you do so make sure you jack up the car a little bit. They should be at 145-150 PSI. It's really easy to do. Just remove the screw from the end of the chamber and don't lose the little o-ring on it. Then you'll recharge it via a needle (like for a basketball pump) with nitrogen. This can be done on the car, just make sure it's not sitting on the ground. You won't have to have the shocks rebuilt if you unhook the line...that's a little extreme. If they had 75 or 100K on them then that might be a different conversation but not brand new. As for springs, you can also use the Euro R stock springs which I believe were pn:9200184 but I'm not 100% sure those are still available. Hope that helps!
  14. Looks like some good work! Following this thread with interest.