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1998 V70 Xc From The Beginning... to the End

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Thats wallpaper quality right there, looks nice!

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Just to update what's in the works.

Car has been off the road since Jan, with a melted piston or two a-farmboy.gif

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'04 block is being built;
Wiseco 81.5mm coated pistons, 147mm H-Beam rods from RSI.

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Enem Y21 cams with old style (non-VVT) gears. Custom adjustable gears being developed.

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'04 (Gates, Kevlar) T/belt, tensioner, etc being used.
KU SM flywheel & Spec stg. III full face clutch going in.

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M66 AWD Gripper LSD scheduled to be ordered (after specifications are clarified w/Gripper), thru RSI also. EDIT: Quaife 14J Feb2013

New secondary can to replace my copper one - top seam split when CC pressure went through the roof after piston failure

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Precison PTE 6262 BB turbo going in

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all pipes reworked, oil feed & water lines to Tial, -4 AN SS braided lines.

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Revised (again) DP with Tial MVR44

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Airbox remade in aluminum - 7" OD tube, tapered 1/2" to 6.5" @ nose end. Will have side & front inlet. Front inlet picks up below header panel, into cut out front bumper bar.

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custom 180amp reverse-rotation alternator, new Bosch starter

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from bodyshop Mon.)

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Used 3 XC grilles to fabricate new setup

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WI reservoir in left frame rail

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Evolve Hood Vents

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VEMS in the works - this will install after the motor is run in on TTCop

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Engine harnesses have been prepped to swap over when ready

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Side & Torque Engine mounts have been poly -filled

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NRG torque damper will also go in

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CJ's Delrin Subframe mounts also going in.

Hopefully motor all comes together this coming week.

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:D i love this car. can't wait to see it done!

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One simple question:

Carlisle?

As in will you/it make it...

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everything finally installed about 2 weeks ago.

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revised torque rod mount after aluminum snapped

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But, new Spec clutch let loose on a WOT run (after 400+ miles motor & clutch run-in), revved to 9600 (according to logs), and now have bent valve on #3, metal particles in oil, and a clutch that won't disengage. Tear down by the weekend, hopefully. More info in the

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Installed sprung Spec stage III disc

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shimmed PP to correct 9mm depth

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replaced all the intake valves with genuine Volvo

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added baffles to the pan like the S60R pan

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Back together & running for 100 miles or so now, seems OK so far.

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About 8K on motor since install. 60-100 is now 4.3sec.

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Mods since then:

S60T5 (05) Sport drivers seat. 01 sport pass seat

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Treadstone TR-1235 IC

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3" piping

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Airbox lower intake

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larger volume fuel rail

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Ford vacuum pump for crankcase

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check valves for cam cover vents

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delay relay and boost pressure switch

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Fuel pressure sender on rail for data logging. Now I know I need more fuel. Ordered an 044 Bosch pump to add externally.

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I would love to see the reaction of a tech if you were to drop it off at a dealer for maintenance.

This car is insane Hussein! Do you feel like you're getting it to be as reliable as it is powerful ?

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Thanks, guys.

I would love to see the reaction of a tech if you were to drop it off at a dealer for maintenance.

This car is insane Hussein! Do you feel like you're getting it to be as reliable as it is powerful ?

It is reliable. The ONLY issue I have with drivability is a cold start problem. If the temps are zero or below, it starts too rich and doesn't auto set the higher idle - I have to hold the rpms at around 1800 to clear it otherwise it will stall & set a misfire CEL. Adam at TT is working with me on that. EDIT Cold start CEL resolved as of -5% CSE tune revision (early Feb2013).

Bay pics

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then with revised hotside over motor

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Your XC70 is the TRUTH!!! Why have you not submitted your car to Euro Tuner or European Car Magazines for a feature? VW's, Audis, Beemers and Benzes get featured all day, everyday in those mags and the Swedish representation has been minimal. I know Euro Tuner Magazine once stated at one time that they were seeking more Swedish (and Italian) featured cars whether they be SAABs or Volvos but, not many were being submitted by tuner shops or enthusiast for that matter.

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