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It's been a while, (Staind, circa 2001 running through my head), didn't really lose interest in cars/the volvo lyfe, I started med school so my time perusing forums here is limited but I do miss the shenanigans and trolling.
Picked this up a few weeks ago. Will update things/photos as they get done, bought this for a daily and so I can work on the 850 pretty regularly without worrying about not finishing things when I start them, and so I could sell my coral to my kid brother.
2006 Electric silver/Nordkap V70R M66
I also have about 100 pictures my father and I took throughout the weekend trip, once organized, I'll upload a link should anyone want to see them.
Cannot say thank you enough to Tom, Nick at Re-volv, and celebrity mechanic Brandon for all the help with everything!
If you need one (these all go bad), you probably know by now that the system in the '99 and 2000 S/V 70's are Denso...but Bosch makes the front 02 Sensor too. But this one is the original Denso (made in Japan... like my name here... lol) I thought I needed this and bought it on eBay (dealer wants $350 for one- FCP wants close to $200 for the same part). I saw the positive ratings and the numbers on the box so I know I was good with this one. This is coming by Friday but I'm going to have to send it back at my expense as well as 20% restocking fee.....sort of not looking good for me. But this is where we can both profit. Here is what I have coming to me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/142260189339?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
It's still a great deal off of eBay but I'll do it better!! Rather than paying to send it back to the seller ($15 loss) as well as pay for shipping (more loss), I'll send it to you at my cost and you pay $70 for it. I would rather sell it to someone here. I will say I might be willing to take a little less for it, but not much. It will be new in a box (unopened) and guaranteed to fit and work! If you low ball me I'll just send it back to the seller on eBay. This is the best deal I have found so far for a brand new OEM Front 02 sensor for these cars.
Let me know soon. I do have a limited time before I have to make a decision regarding whether to send it back or not.
I'm looking into swapping my auto to manual in my 99 S70 T5.
I'm in the process of sourcing parts and came across an M56 gearbox from a 2001 C70 2.4
My question is would this gearbox work? Are all M56 gearboxes the same regardless of its paired engine?
I know that there is a M56H and an M56L, but from what I read I gather either will be fine, its just a final drive ratio difference between the 2.
Ideally I was looking for an M56 from a 1999 or 2000 S70 T5 so I'll know for sure that it'll work, but that's hard to find.
Pretty new to the Forums here but they have helped me out immensely with owning a V70 98 Volvo and I can typically rely on the information from these forums to be quite accurate. So let's just get into it I guess.
About a month ago I started noticing smoke coming from the engine bay, it wasn't that much - pretty faint- by this time there was no smell or anything just a little bit of smoke, pulled over, got out, looked under the hood, everything was good. About 2 weeks ago I started noticing a strange smell in the cabin of the Volvo - and this is when I haven't driven it - it's been sitting all night, I get in and BOOM - super bad smell almost like gasoline or oil (I can't tell which). Open up the hood and notice that there is a lot of oil on the top part of the engine. At this point I thought that maybe I had a faulty oil cap - so I bought a new one and continued on. About 5 days ago, I notice the oil from the top of the engine was still present but I don't seem to be LOOSING ANY when I check my dipstick, HOWEVER, there are drops on the ground where I park overnight, the drops are near the very front nose of the engine. I get in my car - I'd say about 28 miles total, Engine starts smoking, I start smelling this horrible smell and it's coming from the engine and smells like it's in the cabin as well. Open the hood, and there is literally oil everywhere. Appears that the smoke is coming from the very very back of the engine - If you can imagine it is CLOSEST to the cabin. The smell is pretty overpowering, and it seems like the only time this happens is when there is a lot of load on the Volvo - like if I am going fast (accelerating) or if I'm taking corners fast, Even getting off the highway and stopping at the first red light there will be smoke coming from the engine and a horrible burning smell.
Among the whole leaking some kind of oil, having a bad smell and smoking everywhere I go, I have a massive amount of P Codes, I've Googled what each of them mean but if any of you mechanically inclined gentlemen could tell me - maybe there is a correlation between the leak and any of these P Codes?
P0108 X'S 2 (MANIFOLD ABSOLUTE PRESSURE - HIGH CIRCUIT)
P0442 - (FUEL EVAP LEAK -SMALL)
P0455 X'S 2 - (EVAP EMISSIONS CONTROL - LARGE LEAK)
I am aware that I need to fix the sensor that distributes the gas ratio to the engine because when the Volvo is on a steep incline up a hill, she can barely get enough power to go up it, and as soon as I put it in 3rd gear the Check Engine light just flashes on and off until I reach the very top of the hill.
Let me know if you guys need any more detail, I hope this was kind of detailed enough - if not let me know. Oh, and by the way, THERE IS NO MILKYNESS IN MY OIL AND THERE IS NO OIL CRUD IN MY COOLANT RESERVOIR! - NO SIGNS OF BAD HEAD GASKET THUS FAR, thank you! :)