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You got a part number or link for that part?  What's it called?  Couldn't find it via search on their site.

I finally left it off the mrs' S70 after about the 3rd time she ripped it off in a parking lot.

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I got it from FCP. Their part number was 9190835.. It was $70.99.  Looking in my order history I found it, but it looks like they've discontinued it since then, They now only show the OEM version. Guess I got lucky.

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Since the C70 got new wheels, we applied some trickle-down economics and the Comets from the C70 now belong to the V70R. I'm a little excited to get some pictures of the cars together this weekend for the first time with them both looking decent. For now here are a couple pictures from the drive to work this morning. Car is still dirty, but the wheels are clean. The wife wants to repaint them in the darker grey that Comets came in overseas.

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Not it's time to gather up all the parts for the rear subframe/fuel system/exhaust/suspension overhaul coming this fall.

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The R always felt a little sluggish compared to the C70. I just chalked it up to the AWD and weight, but my OCD wouldn't let me leave it alone. I remembered that when I put everything together the last time, I couldn't find my IPD cam gear adjustment tool, so I just lined everything up how it came apart and figured I would deal with it later. Well later has now been over a year, and I finally found my the cam tool. I checked where the cams were set and holy crap, no wonder it felt anemic! The intake cam was 1 degree advanced, and the exhaust cam was almost 5 degrees retarded!!  I reset them both to +2 deg advanced as a baseline from reading through some other threads here and on MVS. There wasn't a ton of good info as to where they should have been set. Either way, +2 deg for both cams really made a huge difference. The surge of power that I'm used to around 3k rpm in the C70 was now actually noticeable in the R. I drove it to work for a day and felt that it could still use a bit more adjustment. I played with it some more last night and settled on +2 advanced on the exhaust cam and right at zero deg advanced/retarded for the intake cam. It really feels like it's running correctly now. The only issue is that it feels like it surges slightly and cuts boost back a little bit at WOT in the higher RPMs. Might be due to my restrictive home made exhaust. Guess we'll figure that out when it gets changed this fall. For now, it's exciting to drive again!

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It's great to see how much you've done for this car and how much love you've put into it.  Really shows.

 

 

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They both look phenomenal!

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Both cars look great!!

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You do good work!  Really like what you've done; I need to stop down and get some timing pointers, lol!

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Will do!  I'll be in touch and we can figure out a date, thanks!

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Did some much needed interior detailing over the weekend. Something that I have been meaning to do for a while now, but kept getting overlooked was to clean up the pilling on the suede portions of the seats. I had read somewhere that a "sweater shaver" was the preferred tool to do this. I didn't have one and kept forgetting to look. Turns out my own mother had one all along. 

 

So here is the tool I used:

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Here is the driver's seat before I started:

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The right (in the picture) is mostly done and the left has been untouched. Not perfect, but definitely an improvement.

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And the final product. It's not perfect, but definitely got the worst of the pilling and took several years of age off of the suede..

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I will still need to replace the covers at some point in the future, but they are good enough for several more years. (yes, the pass side is discolored. Not sure why, it's been like that since we've owned it)

 

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Looks good!  That passenger alcantara can likely be cleaned up with a white cotton wash cloth, small pail of warm water with some dawn dish soap. Scrub the alcantara with the damp washcloth. Work on the entire seat and dunk and ring out the cloth. Blot and wipe dry with fresh paper towels; repeat until the paper towels are clean. Alcantara is an amazing man made synthetic that readily cleans up. Run a fan overnight or park in the sun with windows down to dry. Feel free to call me if I can help. 

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