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  1. Glad someone could use it instead of it sitting on a shelf.
  2. Might be making this the annual thing I do for myself. But getting ready to do 6 days and ~4,000 miles in the e30 in September.
  3. No I didn't. But I do whatever I want.
  4. I paid $7,500 for the 850R. The midwest is a p80 desert, especially for R's.
  5. Did this really need its own new thread? Couldn’t you have just updated the thread you started about the car??
  6. Really excited to get the suspension refreshed and some maintenance things taken care of.
  7. Thank you. I got a temporary refund issued by the bank. And I’ve given them pictures and emails. Waiting on someone to do a third party letter giving their opinion of the work done. I agree. I went with red in the first place because the door panels were already that color, but in the end, I don’t miss the red.
  8. That seems to be the general sentiment about them. I don't know if I could personally ever get over the mental block that they look like they would tip over. 😬
  9. I already have the IPD springs. I've had this combo in the past on the S70 T5M and I didn't mind it. If it's too much I'll swap them with something else. The red ones are an SE and the black ones are LXB. But with that said, the SE's are very similar with just the bottom seat bolster being a different shape. Now, what the upholsterer did to the them I have NO idea. When I brought them in, the skins had no rips and were in good shape. All they had to do was take the skins off, trace some new pieces and put them on. How they ended up like this is beyond me. They're terrible.
  10. So, I don't think the motor is bad. This morning when I had the heat on it would blow warm out both sides and then the driver side would gradually get cooler. If I turned the heat temp all the way up (to red) it would start blowing hot. So I wonder if there's something up with the temp sensor by the DS grab handle that is giving the HVAC unit false readings. Something to mess with. My e30 is getting closer to being done so I can start driving it. I have a large list of things to do on the 850: Full front suspension refresh with Koni Srt's and IPD springs all around. New O
  11. Thank you! With the rubber blocks I wouldn't be as worried about it (probably still wouldn't though). You can actually see in the one picture my BMW has reinforcements around the pinch weld that help support it. But I would be so hesitant to lift or support the 850 from the pinch welds.
  12. For what it's worth, I got these instead of the quick jack: You can see how much height is left on the jack stand. It says they have a full height of 24". They are extremely sturdy. I was under the car wrestling the exhaust and transmission and never felt the car wiggle. They're fantastic.
  13. I was really considering one of those, but I'm not sure I'd ever feel confident under one. They look like they could tip really easily.
  14. Can anyone confirm if there are only two of the climate control flap motors? No. 42 in this diagram: I had heat on the PS this morning and ambient air on the DS. First time it's done this. I turned the car off and started it and it was working normal again. So I'm assuming it's a motor going out and not the flap arm breaking. Either way, it looks like it's the same PN motor that does the recirc and control the dual CC. The dash needs to come out eventually to fix broken mounts and to put in a new evaporator.
  15. It does for me, too. I guess I was thinking more in terms of the 99.9% of people that don't do google searches that way and would thought that VS not coming up in searches isn't helping the forum stay alive. I also don't know how the results are generated on a search and why some sites come up and others don't. But it's weird. Volvospeed used to always come up first when I would search volvo related things. Now it doesn't at all.