Pulled from another site: "I am now the owner of a 1998 Volvo V70 AWD Pewter Silver/Light Taupe with 191k miles on it. This will be an ongoing project with plans to this becoming a daily driver. I purchased the car on Saturday January 21, 2017 for a whopping $250. The car will need a head gasket (milk shake oil), timing belt kit with water pump, PCV breather system, accessory belt, all coolant hoses, plugs, wires, and cap/rotor. Once I have the head removed I will be able to see if the car needs a head rebuild. The car also need some serious interior cleaning and a left front fender. The car came with good records that ended in about 2011. I'll be contacting the shop that did the more recent work and see if they can give me more info on the car. I'm wondering if the PCV and timing belt were actually done. The car has new brakes and shocks, no oil leaks, no rust, and a fairly clean looking motor. I do need to get an electric fan and replace all the vacuum lines."
I also picked up a set of ABM headlights with HID conversion for $100 from the guy.
I'm sitting at a total investment of $420 including the rental trailer. This should be a good project car.
My first project was the interior. I started by vacuuming the carpets only to find out I had to pull the seats. After pulling the seats I found the center console needed to be pulled. After that I found I needed to pull the carpet to clean the pad. After that I found I needed to clean the metal pan. I don't know how anyone could keep their car this dirty. I'm not going to be able to save the carpet and I'm going to need to source a clean used carpet.
Under the rear seats:
Under the driver's seat:
What the car looks like after:
After a whole ton of work and pulling stuff from the junk yard. I have a really nice clean interior.
2x Kaplhenke 8" 350lb springs, came off of my 98 V70R and was used in conjunction with their perches.
Some surface rust and chipped paint, but still solid.
Selling because I went to 450lb springs.
1999 V70 R - Needed a VS build thread.
Wagon is a Canadian, originally tested by a rental car company and thankfully for me was rejected. Purchased in 2012 I'm the third owner. Vehicle thad a full service history that would put other anal Volvo owners to shame.
Mods list run down
Ohlins Road holding kit Front - Rebuilt by PSI, Performance Shock Inc in California.
Ohlins Road holding kit Rear
TME Awd Springs -
IPD Front 25mm Sway bar
IPD Rear Bar
IPD Strut tower brace
Solid-ish Top engine mount
Poly Firewall Mount.
Ceika 330mm large 6pot Front set -Street Grey Pads
Porsche 330mm 4pot rear brakes - Textar Porsche 996 Pads
Stev0 Tune running 20-24
BW EFR 7064 Turbo Smart CBV and Dual port wastegate
Snabb Reverse intercooler piping kit
Custom Inlet tube mated to 3.5" maf housing
VR exhaust manifold - Milled Flat to fit T3 Turbo
Custom DP from Aaron
Magnaflow rear mufflers
Do88 intercooler -
Borbet LV5 with Bridgestone Potenzas.
Many thanks to Bmac,Steve, Hussein, and anyone else for answering the endless questions.
Car came with its drive shaft pre-removed but included. 12 total wheels and tires, a brand new set of R mats in the volvo box, and a stack of service receipts totaling 26,000 CAD.
Purchased at 121,000 miles currently 152k on everything.
March 2014 - Acquired many nice parts through the winter. Met Bmac and got everything installed and then had Steve tune it the same evening. Long day but everything has held together like new since then.
Snabb kit was a oh yeah! to install, lower pipe need to sit just right to make it all work.
18" of space was nice but we almost needed more.
Clamshell was not surprisingly rusted closed.
ugly ugly welds but it went in perfectly. Did require cutting the old downpipe to clear the angle gear.
Bens BIG turbo
Manifold and turbo and exhaust removed.
Nice new nuts and reused the washers.
Huge difference in design.
Sway bars are such a nice improvement on this car
Reused a front bar from VS, rear can be had new without buying the set (just ask)
Practice Safe Turboing
Tint and Clear Bra - No surprise it doesn't show up in pictures. The Tint Shop of Rochester NY did a great job. Happy to protect the newly painted front end. (barely visible below)
'Winning' Only two volvos that weekend so I can't be too happy.
Fitting some poly bushings to rattle my fillings out.
Sticker from the EST customer bbq day
Nice little paint job under the hood
Nothing Special but it does the job
Prep the Front shocks for service
Found a guide form what what i can't believe is 10 years ago. Thankfully the pictures are still up http://v70r.com/forums/topic/1667-ohlins-strutspring-install/
Had to get a offset box wrench but it was really the only tool for the job.
Rear set still brand new in box. Really excited to get this all in and be on the road
Not sure if VS works this way but Saving this space for suspension and brakes when they go on.
By JA VOLVO
I am getting my windshield replaced on Friday. What should come with the windshield?
I remember reading at some point that the correct windshield should have the rain guides on the left and right sides of the windshield already attached. Anyone know?
Also, should they replace the seals/moldings on the top and bottom?
I have never had a windshield replaced, so new territory here. Thanks
Hey I'm going to buy my first volvo tomorrow, a cherry v70R, however I do have one issue no manual transmission, so as I have read around I found out quite a bit but also still have a few questions.
One and this is definitely number one how hard is this swap? I'm not mechanicly stupid... I V8swaped a ford ranger when I was 15 by myself... but I'm also not the "master mechanic" I thought I was then, i ran into A LOT of problems... so to avoid amother mess like that I don't want to bite off more than I can chew.
Two, how much fabrication work is needed?
Three I don't want a zombie car I found a few posts about other country's being blessed with a manual version of this car(idk if I misread or not) But by zombie car I mean I don't want a 95 850 this, s70 that, a thing off a third gen, all smashed into a single car, I would like to stay (as close to) volvo (as possible)
Four, from the guys who did it, how much did it. Cost you?
Notes: it MUST stay AWD.