I'm in the UK and took my car for it's annual MOT test. The diff in the gearbox failed while they were road testing the car. It's a 2002 S60 2.0T, 89000 miles, manual gearbox, petrol. Obviously I want to minimise cost and a new gearbox would be very expensive. How do I minimise cost here - can the diff be replaced or repaired? (it's not something I can do). Could I find out the part number of the diff and buy a replacement from ebay (used is fine) and get someone to fit it?
Any suggestions very welcome! I don't want to ditch the car as I just spent £700 on new suspension arms and MOT!
I wasnt sure where to post this exactly, but i figure some of you might appreciate this. if you where at ipd last weekend, you might have seen me there!
I havent started a build thread for it, but i am making a whiteblock swap thread over on TB right now including this project.
98 t5 block, custom clutch disc for a foxbody t5 trans, motronic 4.4 with COP and wideband lambda, stock trimmed harness, cut 960 pan, custom mounts, toyota alternator. i dont have a solid video of it yet, but i figure this weekend after i get the exhaust on it and the wideband hooked up, ill see about making something.
New to the forum and need some advice from you volvo loving gurus. I was looking on craigslist for a comfortable familyish project car and ended up buying a 2006 S60 T5 with the m66 6 speed. I got a screaming deal on it because it has a broken timing belt. I didn't know how awesome this particular model was until i started doing a bit of research. That led to the desire to do more then just fix the bent valves. While trying to find a good used head (not easy to find on this dual cvvt model) I stumbled across a wrecking yard 2 1/2 hours away that has a 06 s60r. I started thinking about what upgrades I could salvage from it and decided to go get the brakes, bumpers, and side skirts. I get there and the side skirts are gone and the rear bumper lower trim was missing so i decided to bail on the body parts. The salesman I called in advance to make sure the parts were available felt really bad amd said "I'll make you a good deal on whatever parts you want" I decided to take full advantage of this and ended up with the following off the s60r: Calipers, rotors, Instrument cluster, steering wheel and complete motor (suppose to run excellent). Total investment at this point $1600 ! Im trying to decide what to do next. I would like 300hp to the wheels but the tune and supporting mods are a bit pricey and at this point im thinking i would like to get it drivable for under 1k additional budget. I'm thinking of ordering timing kit, clutch kit, mt90 trans fluid, high flow Down Pipe. I want your opinions of what would be best to do with budget in mind. I'm unsure of how much HP the stock replacement clutch (30783259)can handle. Also i leak down tested the replacement s60r motor and the valves are sealing amazingly well but 1 cylinder has 25% loss past the rings. Wrecking yard said they compression tested it and it was 140 psi across the board (I call bs). So i start looking the motor over and checked the low cylinder with a boroscope and it looks beautiful! Super nice honing marks still with no visible scratches. The oil looks like 10k used diesel oil (super black). Im thinking the lack of maintenance may have caused buildup on the rings. Im currently soaking that cylinder in marvel mystery oil hoping the may fix the leak down results on that cylinder. I've never been interested in volvos (uncommon cars where i live) until this purchase. So after 2 weeks of reading these boards my brain hurts. All that being said what would you guys do? I realize i wont get the car where i want it with only 1k current budget but i would like to make it easy for when I've got the cash for the tune and exhaust.
2004 Volvo S60R MT 58k
$8,000 Black with Gobi leather Every option except headed front seats and Navigation. All original no mods. Originally titled in Texas 3 owner car. After 19k car was bought by Stadel Volvo in East Petersburg Pa. Car was a certified per owned car when purchased by my father (2nd owner) Have window sticker. Throughout his ownership Volvo did all required maintenance. All brakes, rotors and pads were replaced prior to extended warranty running out. I purchased the car at 51k. Since then Volvo replaced 2 rear hubs and did 4 wheel alignment. (Steering wheel they never centered it) At 54k I flushed the power steering fluid. I added IPD R style boost gauge. All 4 tires were replaced with new Pirelli All season tires all have less then 2k. Custom wood insert with hinges was made for trunk to accommodate a full size spare. All 5 rims are 18x8 pegs with Pirelli tires 4 rims were painted dark grey (Have 18x8 bright silver pegs on my 740 if the grey color wasn’t for you) Also have original factory donut Painted front grill black Car has carpet and formed rubber floor mats for front and rear Minor accident Audi SUV brushed passenger front quarter fender Insurance paid for fender to be buffed out and resprayed to match total insurance cost was $1700 still have receipt Great car, beautiful car not even a door ding in body. Issues: The display will show alarm service needed sometimes I don’t know why it locks and alarm works. Sometimes passenger window if u press up it will go up and come down about 1 inch Serpentine belt and tensioner and timing belt and tensioner are due to be replaced next year. Car is not close to replacement by milage but both are only 15 year belts. Please note I can change the belts for right buyer it’s $350 in parts I’m asking a lower price knowing belts need future change Only reason car has so little miles I have 7 vehicles Only reason for sale I have 7 vehicles call or text: 5 seven 0 - 7 zero 9- four 33 nine. U can PM me but I’m rarely online
Hi everyone, just joined the forum and hoping I can get some help😁Just purchased my first car, a 94 850 T5 and looking at some different wheels. I had a quick look on here and people are saying that 17x7 and around a 38-40mm offset is the most you’ll be able to fit on an 850. Currently I’m looking at these V50 wheels, the issue is that they are 17x7.5 and have an offset of 52.50. I really quite like them and for $400 for a set of 5 it seems like a good deal. Does anyone know if I can get these to fit/what modifications I’ll have to do? Also, I hear something about late model wheels not fitting because of their hubcentric sizes or something?
The tires on them are 225/45/17 if that helps, I read 225 is as much tire as you can get on an 850 aswell. Any help is appreciated!