What Did You Do To Your Car Today.


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15 hours ago, Ol' Dirty Noodle said:

I might be joining the X5 crew… 3 pedals though 😈

There have been one or two around here for sale recently, so pissed I missed out on them.

19 hours ago, T5power said:

Excellent man! It's good to see these X5's are getting the love they finally deserve. Especially the M54 engines, they really are great motors. 

I do miss the classic Volvo scene, but damn do I love this S90. I just put my BBS wheels on a few days ago, I swear you can feel the weight being lifted off of the car compared to the Cratus wheels, which are like 8 lbs heavier per wheel.  Pic below:

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For sure, I love M54s. I would have loved to find a V8, but the M54 is a much more reliable engine than the M62 or N62.

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hehe they are a thing of beauty

i got interrupted so still didnt do them - maybe today. they shouldn't be hard to do or time consuming. 

will have my koni yellow/ipd set up for sale soon and EST cat back exhaust and a bunch of other things ive changed out

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Fired the S70 up, filled it up with E85, took a powerwasher to it, checked all the fluids, aired up the tires, took it for a short drive.

Sending it next weekend to the body shop for paint on the roof, might get the splitter done while there, or might just re plastidip it, and definitely the trunk handle.
Rented another garage so I can stick it in there and work on it.  

Might have it detailed at the shop after paint so I can get the paint all squared away all the way around it.
Forget how much fun this car is, but that $70 gas bill is yikes lol.

 

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12 hours ago, RobT5M said:

Sending it next weekend to the body shop for paint on the roof,

What issues do you have with the roof paint?  I am curious to see if it is the same as what I have.  I am getting white spots and it is starting to flake.

 

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9 hours ago, Zappo said:

What issues do you have with the roof paint?  I am curious to see if it is the same as what I have.  I am getting white spots and it is starting to flake.

 

Yep, it started a couple years ago and spread over the last 2-3 years since its been sitting outside in the sun. 
No issues while it was parked in the garage lol, aka why its going back into a garage.

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2 hours ago, Zappo said:

Okay, mine is nothing compared to that.  How much is the respray going to cost you?

So it started out obviously, wayyyyy smaller, and ended up spreading over the last 3 years since its been sitting in the sun mostly for the last 2.5 or so. 
Previously I had it garaged so it didnt spread much if any.

I'll have to find out, my price is different than others, feel free to pm me about it.
But this will be a correct paint job, sanded down, primed, painted, not just sanded a bit and painted over.  Want it done correctly since ill either keep it for a few more years, or sell it shortly after and rather not have someone in my community have an issue a few years later.

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Cold... lol, it feels like almost 90 today here.

So I picked up an '08 S40 the other day for $550 as a non-runner. After seeing there were no suspicious codes on VIDA, I discovered the steering column lock to be the culprit. It seems the chiseling of the shear bolts shook it loose and I was able to start it. Runs pretty well! Full tank of gas too, bonus! I cleaned it up and sprayed some electrical contact lubricant inside it, hopefully that'll keep it working. So far so good... it seems to move smoothly and quickly.

I wasn't sure about it at first, but I kinda dig the color. Chameleon blue metallic. It looks awesome in the sun.

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8 hours ago, bmdubya1198 said:

Cold... lol, it feels like almost 90 today here.

It was down to 32 yesterday morning.  The race tires understeer at 2 mph.  The fact they were on the wear bars didn't help either.  :P

 

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