Here's the story behind my new-to-me 2000 V70 R. Its gonna be a long post, and picture heavy too!
This thread will serve as a continuation of sorts of my 1999 V70 R build, which can be read here:
The conclusion to that thread will come later this summer, as I will be pulling all the modifications of my 99 R, and transferring them to the 00 R. Now, onto the details of my new Venetian Red 00 R!
My friend sent me the for sale ad on Facebook:
Here's a couple of the photos from the listing:
After spending a few weeks negotiating with the seller, I bought a one way flight to Denver, packed some tools in my bag (I did, however, forgot to pack underwear ) and went to visit some friends before picking up a car and driving it 1900 miles across the country back to New York!!!
I landed in Denver Friday evening (May 12) in the early evening. While there, I got to check out the murals of the Denver Airport, and see all the other bits that are the basis for a long list of conspiracy theories.
Here's how it sat when I picked it up from the seller at a shopping center a short walk from my friends apartment.
Shortly after taking delivery of my R, I went on a hike in up Golden with my friends. The views were stunning to say the least.
After lots of fun touring around the Denver area on Saturday, I packed my stuff into the car and started driving back to NY on Sunday morning (May 14th) with plans to stop at my friend's place in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Here are some photos from the drive Sunday. Nebraska was wide open, flat, and very easy to drive through:
Drove through miles of turbines in Iowa (despite the picture being of a singular turbine). There's a Don Quixote joke here somewhere....
Cruising towards Cedar Falls, Iowa and got to watch the sun set
Sunday's drive was about 800 miles, which took about 12 hours, and the drive home was off to a great, relatively easy start.
Here's how my car sat outside my buddy's place in Iowa on Monday morning
When I left Iowa Monday morning, my destination was headed to Anthony's (@apeacock) house near Buffalo, NY. Monday held about 850 miles of driving, which was about 13 hours of driving.
Stopped for gas in PA. I had a hard time with card reader on the pumps though....
Made it to Anthony's around 10pm, took him for a quick test drive, and then face-planted into the extremely comfortable bed in his guest room.
Monday morning before I left his house, Anthony took this photo of our wagons together
Made good time on my way back to Troy on Tuesday morning - at this point, 300 miles seemed like a short drive to me I got to enjoy some really nice views in the mountains in western NY:
Here's how the odometer when I made it home:
The entire trip was 1960 miles, and I managed an average of 26.8 mpg at an average speed of 70 mph. All of this was calculated from the trip computer.
And here's how my two wagons sat when I got the office on Tuesday at noon:
Earlier tonight I got it registered in NY, so now the build can begin. Stay tuned, this should be a fun project and I'm very excited to get working on it
I am working on a campaign to bring back the 5cyl Engine but need others to join in and also make the same case to Volvo for going with a 5cyl version of the new 4cyl engine.
I am a loyal long time Volvo owner. I have owned 12 different Volvos over the years and have learned a lot about them and have done a lot of work myself.
We purchased 2 new 2016 Volvo XC70's and I am very surprised with some of the issues we are having but I’m not here to complain about the issues I’m having. In fact I thought maybe I can turn this into something positive so I created an article page about mistakes I believe Volvo is making with the goal of letting Volvo know how a long time owner feels about the new vehicles.
One of the mistakes I believe Volvo is making is going to a 4cyl which I explain on my website. I am hoping to convince Volvo to go back to a 5cyl engine but I need help from other Volvo owners and potential future buyers to contact Volvo saying the same thing.
My problem with the new 4cyl in our 2 new XC70's is although it is an aggressive engine and sounds good for a 4cyl is that fuel economy has been very disappointing. I believe this is because the amount of boost Volvo has to run to make up for having one less cylinder when instead Volvo could have went with a 5cyl version of this engine and run less boost for the same amount of horsepower with the same fuel economy.
I thought Volvo went to a 4cyl because fuel economy was supposed to be better but we feel like we can get better fuel economy from our old 2005 5cyl Volvos. I started thinking if Volvo has to run more boost to make up for having one less cylinder which brings down fuel economy with the new engines then what is the point and why not go to a 5cyl version with less boost? Now Volvo is talking about an electric supercharger and I feel they are needlessly complicating things and could have reliability issues down the road. If you drive a newer Volvo turbo the response is almost instant so I feel this is unnecessary.
I then started thinking about how this has possibly also hurt sales because I know some people would never buy a luxury vehicle with a 4cyl engine.
This is the article page about mistakes I believe Volvo is making and using the 5cyl instead . . .
Mistakes I Feel Volvo Is Making
I'm hoping I can get others to contact Volvo and tell them that they agree and that Volvo should go to a 5cyl version of the new engine. I would really like to get Volvo owners, fans and potential future Volvo buyers to contact Volvo and maybe take to social media about bringing back the 5cyl with a hash tag #BringBackThe5Cyl
I don't feel like I can do it alone and would need help from other Volvo owners and fans that I am hoping can also join in and get through to Volvo and hopefully we can get Volvo to bring back the 5cyl!
1999 V70 R - Needed a VS build thread.
Wagon is a Canadian, originally tested by a rental car company and thankfully for me was rejected. Purchased in 2012 I'm the third owner. Vehicle thad a full service history that would put other anal Volvo owners to shame.
Mods list run down
Ohlins Road holding kit Front - Rebuilt by PSI, Performance Shock Inc in California.
Ohlins Road holding kit Rear
TME Awd Springs -
IPD Front 25mm Sway bar
IPD Rear Bar
IPD Strut tower brace
Solid-ish Top engine mount
Poly Firewall Mount.
Ceika 330mm large 6pot Front set -Street Grey Pads
Porsche 330mm 4pot rear brakes - Textar Porsche 996 Pads
Stev0 Tune running 20-24
BW EFR 7064 Turbo Smart CBV and Dual port wastegate
Snabb Reverse intercooler piping kit
Custom Inlet tube mated to 3.5" maf housing
VR exhaust manifold - Milled Flat to fit T3 Turbo
Custom DP from Aaron
Magnaflow rear mufflers
Do88 intercooler -
Borbet LV5 with Bridgestone Potenzas.
Many thanks to Bmac,Steve, Hussein, and anyone else for answering the endless questions.
Car came with its drive shaft pre-removed but included. 12 total wheels and tires, a brand new set of R mats in the volvo box, and a stack of service receipts totaling 26,000 CAD.
Purchased at 121,000 miles currently 152k on everything.
March 2014 - Acquired many nice parts through the winter. Met Bmac and got everything installed and then had Steve tune it the same evening. Long day but everything has held together like new since then.
Snabb kit was a oh yeah! to install, lower pipe need to sit just right to make it all work.
18" of space was nice but we almost needed more.
Clamshell was not surprisingly rusted closed.
ugly ugly welds but it went in perfectly. Did require cutting the old downpipe to clear the angle gear.
Bens BIG turbo
Manifold and turbo and exhaust removed.
Nice new nuts and reused the washers.
Huge difference in design.
Sway bars are such a nice improvement on this car
Reused a front bar from VS, rear can be had new without buying the set (just ask)
Practice Safe Turboing
Tint and Clear Bra - No surprise it doesn't show up in pictures. The Tint Shop of Rochester NY did a great job. Happy to protect the newly painted front end. (barely visible below)
'Winning' Only two volvos that weekend so I can't be too happy.
Fitting some poly bushings to rattle my fillings out.
Sticker from the EST customer bbq day
Nice little paint job under the hood
Nothing Special but it does the job
Prep the Front shocks for service
Found a guide form what what i can't believe is 10 years ago. Thankfully the pictures are still up http://v70r.com/forums/topic/1667-ohlins-strutspring-install/
Had to get a offset box wrench but it was really the only tool for the job.
Rear set still brand new in box. Really excited to get this all in and be on the road
Not sure if VS works this way but Saving this space for suspension and brakes when they go on.
Hey guys. I’m currently about to purchase a 850 Awd in regent red (I think that’s the colour). I’m just wondering what I should look out for if there is anything. I have a 94 T5 so I’m pretty confident, just entirely unsure about the awd system. Also what kind of power figures can I expect to push through this awd system, and what’s the torque split? I’m guessing it’s front bias? Again I have no experience with the awd, only the fwd so any help is appreciated. If anyone could point me in the right direction for aftermarket parts for the awd that would be sweet.
I’m planning on around 400awhp and daily driven. Yes I know this will be a fairly substantial build but I have nothing but time. Thanks for any help👍🏾
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
OBX 3" downpipe / cat back exhaust
2.5" Intercooler piping with front mount
Snapp intake pipe
3" MAF (Currently looking, likely hit a JY for this part)
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)
Koni Yellow Struts
Blisten HD rear shocks
Upper UMP Strut Brace
IPD brace that goes under the car (yeah I totally forgot its name)
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)
Finished the COP install last night. Pretty quick install.
I'll keep posting as things happen.