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  1. Installed a set of Kaplhenke Racing delrin bushings in my subframe
    4 points
  2. I have had this same issue and fried a Cyl 2 coilpack when flashing the very first time I installed COP. In my case this was due to a 10k SMD resistor on the B10 line missing from old outdated instructions I have used, without those instructions mentioning to disconnect the coilpacks during flashing. That is to say, I believe the new instructions simply say not to flash with the coilpacks connected, but on my ECU it was fixed by adding that 10k resistor on the B10 line - it mitigates the 5v output to Cyl 2 during flashing. Unfortunately, and even when looking through my backups, I ha
    3 points
  3. I'm running the C70 vert subframe with no modifications whatsoever, bolted right up. Here's a comparison picture I made way back that shows everything is there:
    3 points
  4. Brain, what's up man. Lovely family you have bro! I have the 855 still, but parked in a garage for years, as usual. And I have the A4 Avant back. K04 and body repairs done. Just dialing in the tune.
    3 points
  5. Took it on a mountain run. Now to change the oil and button up a couple of things to get it ready for Road Atlanta.
    3 points
  6. Drove it some more today. There is a little plastic isolator between the bottom of the spring and the height adjuster. None between the top of the spring and the LUXE steer bearing. Heard a tiny bit of metal on metal "squeaking." Might try spraying a little WD40 up there. The Luxe steer bearing does have a plastic isolator between the bearing and strut mount. Got the final ride height adjustment done before my 4 wheel alignment tomorrow. 25.5" from ground to fender in front and 26" from ground to fender in rear. So happy I raised the car up. Now the control arms and axles are flat with th
    3 points
  7. I have Ben's rear perches with some 8" 700lb/in springs (due to 0.675 motion rear) and QA1 shocks. The front shocks are f***ing amazing. Literally worth every penny. I cannot explain how much it changed the car (as well as replacing entire front with OEM stuff). Im not kidding you instead of lambo hunting I have been pot hole / man cover hunting and have yet to find anything that can phase the front. It handles any pot hole / bump in the road like a champ with it on full soft. Haven't played with stiffen up the settings yet. See no need yet on the street. No more spine shattering front su
    2 points
  8. I just got another 98 T5M to play with but for a daily driver I went domestic with a ATS Coupe. Loving it if I do say so myself. Definitely not the Caddy I remember,.
    2 points
  9. Some pics from the 944 Barn Tail of the Dragon Run Suspension: Paragon front coil-overs with 425lb Hyperco springs 30mm Sway Away rear torsion bars (re-indexed 2 splines) Koni yellows Turbo sway bars KLA front strut brace HRE 535 225/50-16 Falken RT615K+ Cup 1 Rep's 225/45-17 / 255/40-17 Falken RT615K+ Alignment: Front: -3.5° 1/8" toe out Rear: -2.5° 1/16" toe in Brakes: Stainless lines Serbo blanks Hawk HP Plus pads ATE Type 200/Amber Engine: Stock Drive train: Only944 shift lever Only944 short shift kit
    2 points
  10. Exactly my experience as well. I got rid of the IPD's I had and swapped for H&R's which were definitely more comfortable. 1.25" as Greg mentioned. I ran Sachs struts without issue.
    2 points
  11. Got her plated this morning. Just took it for its first tank of gas under my ownership. Custom plate should be here in the coming weeks, but for now, endless summer since its already in the mid 90s here and it matches the color. Tossing a UCF plate on the S70 with custom verbiage too since it looks like thats sticking around for a bit as well. Ordered a few parts for it that should be here between now and next week. Picking up load bars and a few other goodies this weekend from a local friend/member. On the hunt for a driver door still, so if anyone finds
    1 point
  12. A little while back I got a Kenwood DNR876S head unit. Pretty sweet little touchscreen setup with integral Garmin GPS and CarPlay / Android Auto, plus the usual mix of radio, usb, aux input, etc. No CD/DVD player though. Pictured is wireless CarPlay with navigation and streaming audio (no USB connection needed). Plus it pairs up automatically when I get in the car. Definitely nice to get some more capable and modern ICE for daily driver duties then the single-DIN that came in the car.
    1 point
  13. Let us know if it works any better Thanks bud, it's a long work in progress lol. Ok, from the images you posted it is sending the wrong letter to engage logging. If you see it says 0x74 and below it says 't'. It needs to send an 'l' so if you just change that 't' to an 'l' it should change the 0x74 to 0x6C and should work. Then in the ADX Header Data tab change the Connection command to 'Engage logging' and change the Monitor command to 'Listen for data frame'. That should remove the listen silence and give you a faster data stream. Hope this helps
    1 point
  14. Forget the double swaybar, there's no room for that. And the mounting would be more or less of a hack
    1 point
  15. At that price, just make your own. Materials shouldnt run more than $50
    1 point
  16. Really appreciate it - pretty much the conclusions I'd drawn when I went down there today to compare notes with my mechanic. I think I'm good - did have Dave Barton ship out one of his coil pack wiring pig tails since looking for a new 01 Harness was futile. Thanks again for all the help.
    1 point
  17. You're welcome for the cleaning suggestions. My steering wheel is clean, but I still am deep cleaning the shit out of it when I remove it.
    1 point
  18. This thread may be of interest to you http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/172357-abs-pump-wire-insulation-dissolving-sos/
    1 point
  19. Now that I've cleared my head everything is quite simple. Modified the 609 bin since I have an LPT but it threw faulty wiring code between aw50 and m4.4. Funny actually since the car is manual. Tried this: Sounds great, didn't work. Codes came up still. Then I ditched the 609 bin and went for the 608 bin, copy/pasted the VE and ignition tables + did some other stuff and voilá! It threw codes from the accelerometer, tank pressure sensor and from the outside temperature sensor. Disabled those, new flash and now completely code free. Idling fine with 613cc injectors.
    1 point
  20. The seat and steering wheel are significantly better. It is truly impressive how gross some people let their cars get. Like the PO was holding that steering wheel every day with it like that. Gross.
    1 point
  21. Done with the driver seat for now. Im having a delima, debating between finding a replacement, or refinishing this one. From what ive seen, to fill the cracks really isnt a whole lot of work, and I have other cars so even if it took longer or a whole weekend for the curing process it wouldnt be an inconvenience. Ok so yesterdays progress and this mornings quick work. Finished scrubbing the driver seat, its so much cleaner now and thats awesome. We'll see if im as "Done" as I say I am with cleaning because id love to really get into all the nooks at some point.
    1 point
  22. For what I can say, I also have the european model with IMMO3 and had no issues with flashing apart from some 10-20% write fails. I just stop the flashing process, restart it and it succeeds. Maybe worth cleaning your ground points on the chassis too (measure the voltage drop between the battery minus lead and the ECU GND - it should be less than 100mV with ECU operational)
    1 point
  23. you should disconnect the immo box and bypass the wire anyway.
    1 point
  24. Following up, bought a drill brush kit. Arrived late yesterday and got to use it real quick today along with some cleaner. UM WOW.... so after just a few minutes, the seat is already a few shades lighter. Brush got to dirty to continue, so went to the break room and cleaned them out. Going to order another white brush, and a couple for the carpet as well because it works so well. Also, Finally looked long enough at the radio to remember. HU-803. Anyone have tips for an aftermarket headunit replacement? Looking for a back up cam.
    1 point
  25. Sorry for the delay it has been pouring here all day. So I scrubbed the steering wheel this morning for a good 30-40 minutes, then worked on the driver door panel and arm rest. Arm rest was pretty dark as well, I didnt take a photo of it when I just ran out to the car. Heading to the DMV tomorrow to get it registered and plated so we can start using it for baby shower gift hauling this weekend lol. So its Transformation Tuesday riiiiight???
    1 point
  26. Good evening everyone! Its been a long time since iv been in the volvo game. I see so much has changed from ARD going out of business to many other things. iv been in the Mopar thing over the past few years and I'm getting tired of it. Been trying to find volvo 850's on and off here in Arkansas with no luck. BUT im selling my Chrysler 300 and getting back into volvos now that im smarter as an auto enthusiast. Im looking forward to getting back wrenching on white blocks (if you guys still call them that) .
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  27. Welcome back! It's slow here most days, but there are still some of us kicking around. ARD has been gone for a bit now, but there are much better tuners now that are actually tuning correctly and more in-depth with better understanding. P80s have been hard to locate lately, and the price has definitely increased over the last 5-10 years substantially. Locally im seeing stock 98 s70s and v70s go for 4-6k with 140-200k miles on them. 850s are commanding between 3500-6000 as well. YMMV of course, but good luck! Couldnt find a p80 v70 to save my life, so bought a P2 for wh
    1 point
  28. Im glad to see this is still up!
    1 point
  29. My car did the same thing years ago, pronounced clunk when in reverse and turning in one direction. Ended up being the Viscous Coupler. Rear propeller (drive) shaft center support bearing failure can also cause similar noise, but the fact that it only happens in reverse and when turning leads me to suspect faulty Viscous Coupler (torque tube).
    1 point
  30. Ok so I left for too long and forgot most of what I thought I knew. The IPD project that I just bought has old skool TME springs on it and they are a little lower than I am comfortable with. All 4 corners are actually tucked. I seem to remember HRE or Eibachs being a little more mild. Am I correct here? Let me know fellas. Gary
    1 point
  31. Installed the new hot side today. Tuning starts anew. All I can say is epic fail; my guess is it's been melting down for some time..
    1 point
  32. Upper spring seats. They wear out and make noise. You probably don't need to replace the upper strut mounts, just the seats. You will need a strut spring compressor to replace them.
    1 point
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  34. dude - love this ride
    1 point
  35. Oh, dont fret. If the s70 sells quickly, its going to fund another Volvo project, as well as keep me in Volvo's.
    1 point
  36. You have built, in my opinion, the most rad version of a T5R ever. Best part is, it looks so unassuming.
    1 point
  37. I had H&R springs on my v70 t5m for 35k miles and they were great - mild drop, reputable brand, paired well with cheapo monroe struts/shocks for daily driver use. They dropped the car about 1.25"
    1 point
  38. Made some big moves on the front end... can't even begin to explain the difference it made. At this point pretty much every part has been replaced with a Genuine OEM Volvo part.
    1 point
  39. The OG is back??
    1 point
  40. Although this thing annoys me sometimes, it does clean up pretty nicely. I finally got around to editing some photos from this fall and wanted to share them since I think they do a great job of showing the how incredible this paint color is during golden hour.
    1 point
  41. Well, I got her home weekend before last. I cant remember if I poste4d about it but I saw an ad on Autotrader for a 98 T5m but had no pictures. I emailed the guy for a month with no reply and I had given up on it and out of the blue one day he replied. Said it was a former IPD project car and it had 72000 miles. https://www.ipdusa.com/blogs/17/1998-Volvo-S70-T5 I did some research to find that not only was it an IPD project car but it was featured in a 4 page spread in European Car Magazine. It had every bolt on that IPD sold at that time including a Brembo BBK and a skid plate, TME tune,
    1 point
  42. The current fleet. I really want to swap out the XC60 for a V60.
    1 point
  43. Put together a quick video on he DOs and DONTS of PCV system while I am refurbishing mine.
    1 point
  44. Drove. It. To work. Hooked up a compressor and blew out all the dust and leaves from the engine bay as well as trunk area. Time to clean it up, fix a couple small things, and sell it.
    -1 points