Hello, I am new in the car world and don’t know much about cars yet. I am looking to get my first track car. Maybe a few mods.
Anyway I fond this old 850 R that hasn’t moved for 10 to 15 years. I contacted the owner and he would like to get rid of it for cheep. Like 700$.
I don’t really know what I am getting into yet. Would it be worth it to restore it?
I live in Montréal so we have harsh winter.
P.s. it’s a manual transmission.
Sorry for bad English I am a French Canadian
What’s up guys!
I’m looking to buy a used 240mm 850r/early x70 pressure plate, p/n 272 218
i have a local shop that is willing to rebuild it for me with beefier diaphragm for more 00mph !
Cant find locally here im Montreal Canada, so seller must be willing to ship to Montreal! 🙏🏼
brick on 🧱🌪🇸🇪🦌
For sale. 1997 Volvo 850R wagon with 17” Pegasus wheels.
Everything is complete and in good condition. Runs strong, shifts smooth but needs a lil’ TLC. Mileage is about 190,000. (Broken Odo shows 139,000)
Asking $2000 obo.
Located in Oceanside, CA
I’ve had my car for a while now and the one thing I’ve watched to learn is diy tuning I purchase the vagcom cable it’s a nice 30 dollar on I did tons of research online because I didn’t want one that sucks I was hopping to use my older obd2 scanner as a pass through to my laptop because it has a usb on the bottom but I couldn’t get it to work, I downloaded tunerpro rt I downloaded the xdf the bins and the adx from the m4.4 wiki and have read the m4.3 wiki I own a battery charger that will easily bring the battery past 13.5v and I have the software that supposedly converts a m4.4 Ecu to not frei from the ac being turned on so now I’m ready to go to the junkyard and get a couple ecus to learn on I’m not going to tune my ecu because it is an original R ecu and I’m afraid to ruin it but I may try to copy the bin from it so I have an r tune, the only real upgrade on the car is the tcv valve is one off of a 06 Saab but it’s the same as the newer Volvo’s but I’m wondering if it is worth it to plug in a m4.4 ecu and deal with all the conversion stuff or just tune another m4.3 ecu maybe find a m4.4 car and grab the injectors too if so which injectors should I look for also I there is a walbro 255 in the Saab that I could use is that worth the trouble to put in the car, I’m not looking to bend rods or pay 300 bucks to have someone do the work that I want to learn and be proficient at I’m very knowledgeable in carburetors and old stuff like that but I really want to learn the ecu stuff especially the oem systems it feels like that is the one thing that holds me back in Being a mechanic
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. :)