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  1. Watch out you'll double the mileage in two months at this pace. Custom stealth door pod for the WB. Paint is custom matched to the factory mirror cap.
    4 points
  2. I finally got the ride height dialed how I wanted it. This is all the way down on the Maxpeedingrods front coil overs for anyone who cares. I removed the lower adjusting collars, and the spring perch is now tightened down directly against the lower body of the coil-over. This is the stance I've wanted to achieve for a decade and the crazy thing is that it drives way smoother than the R which is on Koni Yellows and IPD springs.. Anyways, it's all aligned now, and the A/C is charged and working. All is good with this car right now.
    4 points
  3. Wagon is looking pretty good man. I like the aux lights. That's a fitting and no doubt memorable pic of the church. A little glimpse of solace in this time of mourning...and hopefully healing. Good luck to you guys. I've thought of your post often as we have small kids and it's reminded me of how lucky I am.
    3 points
  4. Still very much in transition but here is where I am currently. Completed a LENGTHY stage 0. This car came to me as a time capsule, and not all in a good way. Original plugs, wires cap and rotor. Wires were dated 1996. TME springs looked good but were very tired so I swapped them out with Eibach. Installed C70 subframe and all the braces, swapped out the headlights and corners for C70 jewels. Decided to sell the Nebulas and go with 17" wheels and used the money I made by selling the two BBK's on....you guessed it a BBK. Still have to install the rears. The only issue I am currently
    3 points
  5. beautiful and well done ^ Got the R inspected this am! it passed! yay! first time its been legal in 4 years! still at 111k miles. time to start fixing shit now and tooooning it more
    3 points
  6. Drove it to work this morning after selling the XC70 this past weekend. First thing I did when I got to work was order a stock catback for it. Other things I noted/need to be replaced and what's up next for it: Boost doesn't seem to build as strong as it should. Ordered a replacement CBV and factory rubber intercooler hoses. I also have all new vac lines for it. Cruise control doesn't work. Front speakers are intermittent. It has some Infiniti speakers, so I'm assuming they're just not plugged in. The green window track things are broken on the rear PS window
    3 points
  7. search on google just for this site... 850 trailer harness site:volvospeed.com
    2 points
  8. Hi, it's been 10 years or so since Ive done it. From what i remember the boot unclups and slides down, and the knob you dont have to push it up or down, slide the tool in to release the clips, and pull the knob firmly off. Thanks for your interest, even after all these years. Happy to see my thread still helping.
    2 points
  9. bought pegs 😐😢 put the pierburg tcv in the R (removed a working mac90) - nothing noticeable drove it 80 miles on it in a week - making an effort to drive it once a day at min. feels great!
    2 points
  10. 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.
    2 points
  11. The 850 has an accessory connector under the driver side dash; not sure if the S70 does? Look around under the driver's side dash until you find the Grn wire w/Ylw tracer. Test it with test light or volt meter but it should be hot in RUN and START key positions. http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/173823-wideband-power-connecting/?do=findComment&comment=2427914
    1 point
  12. . . Let's make this the best... Volvos at the Farm yet! Volvo & SAAB meet, people's choice car show, raffle, and fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. All vintage and modern Swedish cars including daily drivers are welcome! For those who want to show their car, categories will include Vintage, Performance, Modern, and Daily Driver. We're excited to catch up with our Swedish car friends and reach new fundraising goals for the Alzheimer's Association. Spectators welcome! The Farm at Carter Hill is located along Route 66 in a rural country setting. It’s a s
    1 point
  13. Pro tip for a loved xc70. Get some s60 sport seats. What a difference to everyday use!
    1 point
  14. +1 to the copper pipe method. This is what I used and it worked great! Just be calm and gentle... not something I'm good at when it comes to tedious work like this. I used a piece that I cut in half and squeezed it to fit the shifter, then pried up on it with a wrench.
    1 point
  15. Worked like a charm, many thanks. πŸ˜„ I used the copper pipe method for the boot and 2 pliers to get leverage to get the knob off without breaking the ball seat. Laws of physics at its finest. 😁
    1 point
  16. 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
  17. Hi, ive just replaced my gear collar but took a week of persuasion to get the knob off after reading this and many other forums on the technique. You need to pop the black bit near the brake handle up and pop your finger in to assist popping the boot base off the console. Once done pull it all the way up inside out as far as it can. wd40 penetrating spray up to the plastic block. One guy used a pipe cut in half I ended up using a couple of small screw driver to help the plastic clips outwards. I was then able to know how of the gear bar insert and pull down. I used the same meth
    1 point
  18. 450 mile round drip drive. 1 Tank of gas No issues. Picked up some NLA OE+ parts at Volvo Ocala along the drive :3 Let's see if I can get them on the car before the baby gets here.
    1 point
  19. You won't know the extent of the damage until you open it up. I bent all my rods for the same reason, failed boost controller and over boost. The only damage I actually had were the rods. Pistons were fine and no cylinder damage. I had the rods replaced and the rod bearings, everything else was stock. It was machined and balanced at a machine shop and it ran great. No break in either since I was running the same pistons and rings. I was running an 18t at the time. If you are changing the rods, might as well upgrade the pistons as well. Then you are free to upgrade the turbo at
    1 point
  20. What exactly is the issue with the regulator? I don't own a C70, so I'm no expert on this topic, but I've repaired a few window regulators in my day. Online I found window regulator repair kits for less than $100, and full regulator assemblies for many $100s! Also find it a little surprising that they found the switch bad and it needs a regulator; can't say for sure maybe these guys are just shot-gunning the estimate to make sure they cover everything before they tear into it. If they've never done one of these before (which is likely?) maybe they're overwhelmed by all the cable m
    1 point
  21. Thanks guys! I love the C70. It's really just another, less practical P80. But it has way less rattles than a wagon, and worst window regulators.. Pick your battles I guess. They definitely don't get the love they deserve.
    1 point
  22. Got the alert on my phone at 6am Wednesday. Drove out this morning and pulled it. Driver door check. Also..... fuel pump died 3 miles from the yard.
    1 point
  23. Probably a better chance going to Swedespeed and posting there for information on that platform.
    1 point
  24. really nice - i think i want a c70
    1 point
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  26. Well the $1800 ready to go Wagon is now the $4000 wagon after almost 2k in repairs yesterday. Upon inspection it was found the subframe was pretty fucked. So while having that replaced had everything else also done that it needed. PCV Timing belt kit with cam and crank seals Subframe with all mounts Fuel line cover bunch of other stuff. Drove home like a totally different car. No more rough idle or wonky steering. No more loud whine that the PO said was the steering pump (the idle pulley was on its way out). Have a lead on a door or 2 up in GA, so having som
    1 point
  27. Cool Rob $1953 later................... Timing belt Cam/Crank seals PCV Fuel line cover Subframe All engine mounts Some misc stuff.....
    1 point
  28. Yes agree with icc014 I replace my grey grab handle this year and ordered a couple on 2 dollars to you as the old ones need to be broken off the old trim. Mark
    1 point
  29. Yeah. And no disrespect to the 850s, but after playing with a manual, rwd car, modifying an auto (even manual) fwd is not appealing. It will be a great daily that will be loads of fun, though. I've been casually looking for a while, and yes, you are totally right, finding one that isn't beat or overly modified is very difficult. Update on this one: I got the passenger side seat fixed with a new switch and the driver side seat seems to be completely fine. I am embarrassed to say that I do not think there was anything wrong with the seat (the passenger seat switch was bad
    1 point
  30. Lookin so fresh and so clean!!
    1 point
  31. So happy to have the pair of these both back on the road at the same time!
    1 point
  32. I ended up getting a 2001 V70 T5. I wanted an 850 just because of the tuning options BUT ill learn to love this one after I replace the trans. Im doing some reading up on tuners now.
    1 point