F15 X5 and E30 Activities


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4 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

beautiful - wanna make projector kits for the 850's now? hehe

I would - but I won’t. And here’s why: very broadly speaking, Volvo 850 owners are too cheap to pay the cost for what it would be. There aren’t enough adult 850 enthusiasts to make it worthwhile. 

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Some nighttime cruise pics. I just need this weather to cooperate so I can start driving the e30 and get the Volvo in the garage for some maintenance. 
 

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850's turn. The plan subframe bushing inserts, delta link bushings, inner tie rods, rebuild the turbo, front and rear engine mounts, heater hoses, turbo coolant hoses, and replace the evaporator/fix dash  mounts.

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It was disgusting. Pushing so much oil through. I tried rebuilding it but the inner rubber o-ring I got seemed like it was too big and the cartridge wouldn't go in and trashed the o-ring. Decided I didn't have time to dick around with it and bought a rebuilt CHRA. Everything else looks awesome after soaking in simple green for a few days.

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This job wasn't terrible. Used the OEM tool to remove them. The tool worked worth a shit for pressing the new ones in and I spent way more time than I should have trying to make it work. Eventually with a hammer and block of wood the new ones went in in about 15 mins. 

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e30 is on daily duty while I wrap up the 850. And it's pretty fantastic.

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good work as usual!

That fucking tool lol. I broke the shear pins on mine after doing one side lol. Took me a solid hour to really figure the tool out then went to the hardware store and got a replacement pin. I had more trouble getting them out then in. Did you replace with OEM ones or another brand? I used OEM ones that I bought 3+ years ago and had on the shelf haha. My links actually weren't in the worst shape. But glad I did it. Did you do the other delta link bushings too?

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2 hours ago, gmsgltr said:

good work as usual!

That fucking tool lol. I broke the shear pins on mine after doing one side lol. Took me a solid hour to really figure the tool out then went to the hardware store and got a replacement pin. I had more trouble getting them out then in. Did you replace with OEM ones or another brand? I used OEM ones that I bought 3+ years ago and had on the shelf haha. My links actually weren't in the worst shape. But glad I did it. Did you do the other delta link bushings too?

Yeah, I did both. I think they were Febi. They were both a bitch. Of course if I were to do it again, it would be a lot quicker, but it still sucked. I don't see how anyone succesfully puts those back in with the tool. 

 

Is there a way to change the transmission fluid without doing that whole runaround drain and fill flush thing? I need to replace the cooler lines and I want to drain the fluid, do new lines, and fill it up. Is the dipstick accurate to put some in, run it, check the level, add some more, etc. etc. 

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2 hours ago, gilber33 said:

Yeah, I did both. I think they were Febi. They were both a oh yeah!. Of course if I were to do it again, it would be a lot quicker, but it still sucked. I don't see how anyone succesfully puts those back in with the tool. 

 

Is there a way to change the transmission fluid without doing that whole runaround drain and fill flush thing? I need to replace the cooler lines and I want to drain the fluid, do new lines, and fill it up. Is the dipstick accurate to put some in, run it, check the level, add some more, etc. etc. 

Drain and fill from the output line on the transmission is nice in that it pumps it out for you. sadly filling is LAME and tedious. Do really keep track of fluid in / out. Exchanged the stuff on my newer xc70 and it wouldn't move in the cold cold until it got warm. That darn fluid level.... If it wasn't the kitchen scale - next time I would consider weighing all the fluid I took out and making sure I added that much (at least) going back in. 

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16 hours ago, gilber33 said:

Yeah, I did both. I think they were Febi. They were both a bitch. Of course if I were to do it again, it would be a lot quicker, but it still sucked. I don't see how anyone succesfully puts those back in with the tool. 

oh i meant deeez - did you do these too? These were a pain too for me. Getting at that end bolt.

 

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14 hours ago, apeacock said:

Drain and fill from the output line on the transmission is nice in that it pumps it out for you. sadly filling is LAME and tedious. Do really keep track of fluid in / out. Exchanged the stuff on my newer xc70 and it wouldn't move in the cold cold until it got warm. That darn fluid level.... If it wasn't the kitchen scale - next time I would consider weighing all the fluid I took out and making sure I added that much (at least) going back in. 

So the best thing I can do is drain it and keep track of how much is drained out and add that much back to it?

I saw some write-ups for the doing the flush, and I just don't have the time or energy to add that to the list of things I'm already doing.

1 hour ago, gmsgltr said:

oh i meant deeez - did you do these too? These were a pain too for me. Getting at that end bolt.

 

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The PO at some point actually did those.

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On 5/19/2022 at 10:32 AM, gilber33 said:

So the best thing I can do is drain it and keep track of how much is drained out and add that much back to it?

I saw some write-ups for the doing the flush, and I just don't have the time or energy to add that to the list of things I'm already doing.

The PO at some point actually did those.

I agree it's a pain to say the least. Time or money right? Do I toil away at this? Or pay someone else to do it!?

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7 hours ago, apeacock said:

I agree it's a pain to say the least. Time or money right? Do I toil away at this? Or pay someone else to do it!?

Both cooler lines are weeping and need to be replaced. That's just a job for another time. 

Dash out to replace the evaporator and fix the exploded dash mounts. Going to glue them back in place and then do fiber glass to reinforce all of them. 

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Turbo rebuilt and back in. Tried a rebuild kit and I don't know if my chra was just to dirty and crusty or what, but it went back together like shit. So I ordered a rebuilt chra to save time and energy. I cannot stress enough how disgusting this area was. Spent more time than I needed cleaning it all. But at least it's all clean and dry now.

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On 5/25/2022 at 7:31 AM, caanglin said:

Both cars are coming along nicely. 👍
I don't think I ever owned a P80 without a squeaky dash. 😢

Thank you. 

I did one layer of fiberglass last night and I think it's going to do the trick. I'll do another layer just to be safe. 

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