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Finally got the exhaust done over the weekend.. In retrospec, I should have had it done at a shop, the welds would have been nicer, and it wouldn't have taken me a month. Oh well, most shops around here wouldn't touch it anyways since there is no cat.  The mufflers hang a touch lower than I hoped they would, but I'm still satisfied with it. I need to get the bumper trims to finish it off.

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And I'm not sure how to get video to embed since the last forum update, so here's a link. I'm definitely happy with how it sounds!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaUK3QD6-vw

 

 

After that, I got the rear brakes replaced and got to work on the wheels.. They are the original 16" meteors. They had been painted white previously, then someone painted them black, and then had several coats of black plastidip on them.. Each paint job seemed to have been prepped with an angle grinder or maybe a battle ax, hard to tell..  Either way, I had these sand blasted, wire wheeled, and stripped and got them as clean and bare as I could. There are still chips, gouges, and all kinds of imperfections, but they look better than before. From 10 ft, you can hardly tell... Or maybe 20-30 ft.. Depends how good your eyes are. They are only winter wheels anyways. Plans are to get pegs or something nice in the future.

The color goes well with Saffron.

 

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Changed the rear diff fluid (at least as much as is possible without a freakin drain plug) and drove it around last night. It was dark and rainy so no pictures, but there are a few things that I noticed right away that need to be addressed.

-Exhaust (or maybe driveshaft?) is contacting something when turning hard. Hopefully it's something simple. Don't feel like dropping $ on a driveshaft right now.

-Exhaust is also very loud inside. Not bad outside, but definitely resonates inside. Guessing it's because its a wagon. Hoping that some dynamat and insulation work under the carpet helps this.

Other than these 2 things, it seemed to run much better than when I started this project. Actually made boost and pulled decent at partial throttle. 

Still have a bunch of work to do, but at least it's movable and I can work on getting some of the other projects into storage before the snow hits. Than I'll get back to the Wagon. Still needs (at minimum) valve seals done, and interior put back together. I'm sure that I'll find a half million other things too lol. Probably not going to have this on the road before the snow flies this year. Just going to keep driving the 850 and I'm going to take my time and make sure that everything on this car is right.

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The tips dont seem to be, although I need to get some more rigid rubber hangers, the ones on the car are a little soft. The only rattle I hear is up closer to the front. I suspect it's coming from the exhaust contacting the carrier bearing bracket. Only does it when turning hard right. Should be able to adjust that clearance fairly easily.

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I would pull the AWD shaft real quick and see if the problem or clicking noise is still there.

The rubber around the carrier bearing gets weak and can let it contact things it shouldn't.  My 2000 did this when turning... at first... and it was a light clicking noise.

Saw an interesting DIY repair in where someone put window sealant all over it to stiffen it back up.  May try that with mine.  Just a thought.

 

Looks great... nice save! :)

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I really don't want to remove the shaft at this point if I don't have to, the AWD is the best part of this car with winter closing fast.. I wish I could rig up a go-pro or something under there just to see whats going on. When I was building the exhaust, I checked out the drive shaft, and it seemed to be in very good shape. The carrier bushing had very minimal deflection, and only when I was basically hanging from it. It is definitely not abnormally loose. 

I mean, if it needs to be replaced, it needs to be replaced.. I was just hoping to not have to do it yet lol. Already dumped enough $ in this one for this year.  was planning on replacing everything involved with the rear subframe sometime next year.. Guess that might just include the driveshaft too.

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In terms of torque you cannot apply close to what that carrier bear actually sees under load.  On my driveshaft, it feels fine, but once going down the road it's quiet.

It takes a few minutes to take it out **with the right tools.  http://www.harborfreight.com/7-pc-38-in-drive-metric-long-reach-hex-bit-socket-set-67890.html

 

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On 11/17/2015, 7:45:11, tuner4life said:

I really don't want to remove the shaft at this point if I don't have to, the AWD is the best part of this car with winter closing fast.. I wish I could rig up a go-pro or something under there just to see whats going on. When I was building the exhaust, I checked out the drive shaft, and it seemed to be in very good shape. The carrier bushing had very minimal deflection, and only when I was basically hanging from it. It is definitely not abnormally loose. 

I mean, if it needs to be replaced, it needs to be replaced.. I was just hoping to not have to do it yet lol. Already dumped enough $ in this one for this year.  was planning on replacing everything involved with the rear subframe sometime next year.. Guess that might just include the driveshaft too.

The best way to see it is from the outside! The shaft and connecting parts spins the whole time. It's only when there's a speed difference between the front and rear wheels that it engages. Not as instant as the S60r videos out there but pretty darn quick. 

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For sound deadening try peal-n-seal from lowes. Whole floor front to back with 3 rolls. 

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On 11/9/2015, 8:44:45, tuner4life said:

Finally got the exhaust done over the weekend.. In retrospec, I should have had it done at a shop, the welds would have been nicer, and it wouldn't have taken me a month. Oh well, most shops around here wouldn't touch it anyways since there is no cat.  The mufflers hang a touch lower than I hoped they would, but I'm still satisfied with it. I need to get the bumper trims to finish it off.

IMG_20151108_111131716_HDR_zpson7fkp5b.jIMG_20151108_111138063_HDR_zpszxhqym6c.jIMG_20151108_205340514_zpsjuphsm28.jpgwatch?v=qaUK3QD6-vw

 

 

And I'm not sure how to get video to embed since the last forum update, so here's a link. I'm definitely happy with how it sounds!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaUK3QD6-vw

 

 

After that, I got the rear brakes replaced and got to work on the wheels.. They are the original 16" meteors. They had been painted white previously, then someone painted them black, and then had several coats of black plastidip on them.. Each paint job seemed to have been prepped with an angle grinder or maybe a battle ax, hard to tell..  Either way, I had these sand blasted, wire wheeled, and stripped and got them as clean and bare as I could. There are still chips, gouges, and all kinds of imperfections, but they look better than before. From 10 ft, you can hardly tell... Or maybe 20-30 ft.. Depends how good your eyes are. They are only winter wheels anyways. Plans are to get pegs or something nice in the future.

The color goes well with Saffron.

 

IMG_20151108_205218140_zpsak46iwpq.jpg

IMG_20151108_205301788_zpsqebb9vxi.jpg

I have the same wheels and I need to repaint them.  What color did you use?  They look great.

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Thanks for the info on the paint. Your cars look great. I would love to have a c70.  There is a 2000 manual for sale near me that I would love to grab. 

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