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RobT5M

Robs s70 Project

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Hey guys, Rob here. 
I figured it was time to go ahead and make a thread since this car has been around the community and finally down here in FL for the last 8 years. 

At one point this used to be my daily, now ive moved on to a 2018 S60 and it has become more of a project/fun/love/hate car. 

It's had a lot of work and a lot done to it so I guess a little back tracking is warranted. 

Originally a 1998 s70 2.3 T5 Automatic. 
Around 2010 I added a OBX Exhaust system, 18t, WideBand, ARD blue custom Tune, various other little things. 
Around 2013? it went from a 18t to a K24, Manual swap, and RN swap.  The RN recieved a rebuilt top/bottom using new parts and seals before install as well as the tranny. (Lol Tranny)
Eariler this year (Feb 2018), I managed to kill the engine coming home from a large volvo meet in Orlando (over 120 volvos so I guess thats large)
(enter the new daily thanks to winter park volvo (chris is my new bestie))
Ordered up an 02 2.4LPT engine since there were no 2.3's in stock anywhere, and it sat in my garage with the s70 for close to 8 months...  (Hey at least the detail I got before the meet in Feb lasted 8 months riiiiiggghhhttt?)
After finally getting tired and life back on track from a number of bad events, I sent the car and engine off to Maitland Importers (enter Alan <3 )  
A week and $2k later, I got 1 s70 back with almost nothing for me to worry about, new control arms, endlinks, engine professionally installed, etc. etc. 
And this catches us up to now.  October 2018 :D 

 

Current plans / set up for the car. 
(bold installed) (not bold not installed)

2002 2.4 LPT 
K24 Turbo
OBX 3" downpipe / cat back exhaust
2.5" Intercooler piping with front mount
M56
Snapp intake pipe

3" MAF (Currently looking, likely hit a JY for this part)
COP conversion
VastTuning Tune
800cc Injectors (waiting on the mailman)
W200 Fuel Pump (waiting to see what Aaron wants to do for base map)
Water Meth System (Would love some input on what to go with)

Suspension
IPD springs
Koni Yellow Struts
Blisten HD rear shocks
Upper UMP Strut Brace

Trunk Brace
IPD brace that goes under the car (yeah I totally forgot its name)

Extras
320mm front brakes (have brand new brakes, pads, lines, brackets, just need rotors and wheels)
New wheels because those wont fit with what I have </3 sad no more comets or porps
New Headliner (wonder what pattern ill go with this time around)
New sunroof assembly (have it just need to swap old one)
New boost gauge (cant see my prosport during the day... weird af)

 

 

 

Pictures <3

 

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Finished the COP install last night.  Pretty quick install. 

 

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I'll keep posting as things happen. 

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Not much happened over the weekend.  

Installed new cops. 
Buttoned up the vanity cover
Pulled the bumper off to replace fogs and check to see where I had put the ballasts (need new bulbs apparently not ballasts.. so new ones will be here tomorrow.) 
Cleaned up the wiring a bit which isnt pictured. 
And drove it a good bit, even the base tune feels nicer than the old tune that was in it. 

Oh and I added a sticker because that adds like 500hp on its own and were going for big gains. 

 

Picked up a stock airbox to figure something out with. 
Need to either find mine, or a new ecu box cover so I can clean that up. 
Looks like injectors are in the mail so pump and injectors will go on at the same time.  
Heading to Jacksonville this weekend so nothing will get done this weekend. 

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On 10/29/2018 at 5:27 PM, Iuricp said:

Congrats from portugal,your s70 looks good

 

Thanks <3

 

Time dependent but likely put the new bulbs in the fogs and fuel pump in tonight. 
Leaving for the weekend tomorrow mid afternoon from work so yeah nothing going on this weekend. </3 
After that its time for logging and fixing little stuff like new headliner, new sunroof assem, and some misc stuff. 

 

Fuel Injectors came in today. :) 

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Did you find the larger MAF?  I have one if you would like to buy it.  Will include pig tail.

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Nope, I never made it to the JY. 
I did find a mirror switch on a volvo sales page.  

Believe I really just need the actual housing.  
I'll shoot you a PM

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sweet injectors! those are exactly what i would upgrade to next if i do anything other than my current 20t - are you going to hardwire them in or use the ev14 adapters? 

are you going to do the dw200? if so, could you share your plans for that as well?

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5 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

sweet injectors! those are exactly what i would upgrade to next if i do anything other than my current 20t - are you going to hardwire them in or use the ev14 adapters? 

are you going to do the dw200? if so, could you share your plans for that as well?

You got it. 

Going to be driving on E85 from now on. 
Will also have a map for 93 + WMI if I can't get E85 since its not very common around here. 

Tossing the DW200 in Monday night I expect, then sending the first rounds of data logs to Aaron.  
I'll try to remember to take some pictures and do a write up on the DW200 as it seems like this is the way the P80 community is going now.  

I am using the adapters as per Aarons recommendation since he is tuning the car. 

 

 

 

Possibly picking up a 3" Maf housing today once I get to Jacksonville for the night. 

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DW200 is in and drove it to work, first log is today on the way home. 
Getting excited as it comes together. 

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On 11/2/2018 at 11:09 AM, RobT5M said:

Possibly picking up a 3" Maf housing today once I get to Jacksonville for the night. 

What 3" MAF housing are you referring to?  The S90 is 2.75" and the 540i one is 3.25" ID.  Your setup should support the latter I would think w/o issue.

Very nice BTW; should be a good runner!  :tup:

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On 11/9/2018 at 7:54 PM, gdog said:

What 3" MAF housing are you referring to?  The S90 is 2.75" and the 540i one is 3.25" ID.  Your setup should support the latter I would think w/o issue.

Very nice BTW; should be a good runner!  :tup:

Honestly not sure what MAF I have at home right now, ill measure it when I get home. 

Thanks. 

 

 

Little progress over the weekend. 
Finally got rid of the shit LED's the PO of my cluster had in there, upgraded to canbus ones, no more rave party on my dash when driving at night. 
Flashed a new tune to it and sent a log back to Aaron. 
New Front O2 sensor. 
Fixed a bunch of cracks and breaks in the dash from having someone do the evap system last year this time. 
Did a bunch of little stuff ontop of started to clean up the garage to have more work room and set up a table as a bench.   

Need to locate a headliner board so I can swap all my interior roof trim's and sunroof out all in one go. 

Anyways, pics from what little I took. 

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And yes the S70 parks in the garage while the S80 sits outside. 
LOL

 

 

 

Random cat pic. 

 

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