Andy's 2000 V70 R


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On 3/5/2019 at 4:49 PM, RBoy8 said:

You were sending it so hard you made it go boom cause #nofucksgiven. :cool:

😂 something like that. I’m unclear on the exact moment that I noticed the problem but I think that I continued to drive it for close to 3 weeks afterwards #oops

On 3/5/2019 at 5:15 PM, Commander Riker said:

Will be interested in a overall rebuild cost if you get one.  Good luck with the rebuild.  🙂

Thanks Lucas. It’s been up and running correctly for ~2 months now, and I’ve been really happy with it.  I can text you the details of the swap but it was in the $1500 range. It was $600 for the engine plus I spent about $800 in maintenance parts. 

On 3/5/2019 at 6:05 PM, Zappo said:

Yeah, I know that sound.  Sounds like a rock in the valve train; worse as you rev it and quiet as it comes back down to idle.

Salvage what you can for the next build!

That’s exactly the sound!  There really isn’t too much worth saving from this motor, if I built a motor I’ll start with a later RN like the 04 2.3 that’s in the car now. 

On 3/6/2019 at 12:52 AM, Andzey said:

I had a thread somewhere here on vs on my donor engine disassembly where conrod bearing was friction welded to the crank, I guess your engine would experience same after some time. The engine was extremely dirty, so I thought clogged crank oil passages caused oil starvation, but wooden oil pan o rings could be responsible as well

I looked up those photos you posted and wow! That is the worst neglect/damage I’ve ever seen to one of these motors, just crazy that someone ignored it for so long. 

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Got a little free time to get this thing all cleaned up and I gotta say that I still love how this wagon looks. Even ~2 years after buying it, I still find myself spending an embarrassing amount of time admiring the way the paint shifts color and has so many different highlights and tones based on how the light hits it. 

 

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23 hours ago, B_Dub said:

Your car is stunning, I’d stare at it, too!

Thanks Brandon! 

8 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

mmmmm mmmmm!

Love it

What center caps ya got?

Thanks greg! Just plain black center caps for the winter but I have nice BBS ones like this picture for when I put my summers on 

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On 4/9/2019 at 11:24 AM, Commander Riker said:

Uuuuuuuugh.  Stahp.  You're making me want to fix mine.  It sits with no drivetrain.  😞

Fix it Lucas!

On 4/9/2019 at 1:25 PM, BlackT5 said:

Fix it Lucas!

Fix it Lucas!!

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I took advantage of some free time and the nice weather this past weekend to get my big front brake kit installed, and did a little bit of “while I’m in there” work too:

I started the project by stripping and cleaning the front spindles that were originally on this R when I bought it. Since this wagon never saw road salt until I bought it,  the spindles even have some of the factory paint left. None of the other cars I’ve worked on were in this kind of shape! 

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Spend a while taping off all the “critical” surfaces and they’re ready for paint: 

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After several coats of high temp primer and silver paint, they’re ready for new FAG hub assemblies to be installed:

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Here are the details on the actual brake package. The setup I made uses Brembo 4 piston monoblock calipers from a 997 911 Carerra S. These are the same calipers that were used on the 996 Turbo and have 36/44mm pistons. I have custom adapter brackets that @Timbo Slice machined for me so the calipers can bolt onto the stock front spindle. I’m using Stoptech Sport “309” pads with 330mm x 32mm rotors from an 04-07 S60/V70 R, and custom braided stainless brake lines.  I previously ran Porterfield R4S pads, which were amazing when warm but weren’t as effective when cold. This car is a daily driver so I switched to the Stoptech pads in hopes of adding some low-temp bite without giving up high temp performance  - only time will tell how they compare to the R4S. 

I chose Stoptech slotted rotors that will be a substantial upgrade over the factory 302mm x 26mm rotors. The increased swept area and rotor thickness create more area for heat dissipation, which ensures consistent performance when used aggressively.  The larger 330mm rotor weigh about 5 lbs more than the stock 302mm rotor, but the weight penalty is well worth the increased performance.

Two noteworthy benefits of using Stoptech rotors. One, they have coated hats and vents, which will protect them from rusting and keeps everything looking good. Two, all the exposed surfaces are fully machined after casting so the dimensional tolerances and weights are more consistent than other rotors. 

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I assembled the brakes onto the fresh spindle/hub assembly

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and installed them on the car

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My car is filthy so I’m not going to post a full car photo :laugh: 

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The finished product sitting pretty

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After driving for a couple years with 302s, it feels great to have a more capable brake setup again

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Those spindles tho! Very nice, and as always very great attention to detail in your work and your write-up. You remind of Big Will in that way. Speaking of, where is he?

The rotors are awesome. My only nag is that they rust on the untreated surface just where the hat and rotor face meet. It’s just a mil or two and probably nobody notices but me, but I do. All in all they’re fantastic though, and great info about their performance and heat shedding ability.

I’ll be interested in your feedback on the pads. I’ve only run Textar semi-metallic, which iPd sells and provided with their old Porsche BBK. I think they’re fantastic. Relatively low dust, no noise except under 4mm pad depth, and great grabbers.

Great job Andy!

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On 5/28/2019 at 6:23 PM, Brad850 said:

You keeping the calipers red Andy? Would look sweet matched to your paint.

They’ll stay red for the time being. If and/or when I refinish them in the future, I’ll look at color matching them but that’s down the road a bit. Good idea though!!

22 hours ago, B_Dub said:

Those spindles tho! Very nice, and as always very great attention to detail in your work and your write-up. You remind of Big Will in that way. Speaking of, where is he?

The rotors are awesome. My only nag is that they rust on the untreated surface just where the hat and rotor face meet. It’s just a mil or two and probably nobody notices but me, but I do. All in all they’re fantastic though, and great info about their performance and heat shedding ability.

I’ll be interested in your feedback on the pads. I’ve only run Textar semi-metallic, which iPd sells and provided with their old Porsche BBK. I think they’re fantastic. Relatively low dust, no noise except under 4mm pad depth, and great grabbers.

Great job Andy!

Thanks for compliments, and I really appreciate the comparison to Will! He’s been an awesome source of info to this community over the years, so that’s high praise as far as I’m concerned. I’m not sure what he’s up to lately, I haven’t seen anything for him in a while. Good in the info on the rotors. I’ll keep an eye out and if they need it, wire wheel them when I clean my calipers haha. 

This setup is already better in cold rainy weather than the solid rotors and R4S pads ever were - I think that’s more the slotted rotors but not sure. 

7 hours ago, Commander Riker said:

Damn it looks good to be a gangster

Thanks 😂

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