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First Volvo: 850R

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Hey guys! I just purchased a 1996 850R as a little side project. It's my first Volvo, and I'm excited to fix it up a bit. Need to change the heater core, PCV, flush all the fluids/oil, new plugs, etc.. Drove it home, and it drove really well for being parked for 3 months.

Planning on a few go-fast parts; new intercooler, boost controller, brakes, and a more efficient exhaust. I've already placed a few orders online, so I'll try and post updates on my progress. If you have any cool parts you want to sell, let me know. :)




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13 hours ago, tuner4life said:

Looks like a really clean place to start! 

MR2 looks nice to!

Thanks! The 850R has some clearcoat issues, but nothing a little elbow grease won't fix. Changed the oil, filter, spark plugs, and bypassed the heater core today.

I currently have 2 MR2s, a Celica Supra, and a Prius. Lots of Toyotas here at the house haha.


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Gotta love it!  I've got a 1997 RSP SC300 na-t, 1997 LS400, 1985 Celica GTS, and a 1991 Cressida with a 1UZ. Might even say I'm more of a Toyota guy than Volvo but shh.. lol

Your 850 looks nicer than anything around here. Gotta love socal!

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