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  1. There are multiple reasons for why Volvo did things in such a way. It's unreasonable to expect a design that had to take into account multiple constraints - price, weight, packaging, production feasibility and volume - to work well when subjected to conditions outside of the design parameters. What adavantage is to be had by welding the freewheeling unit solid? Will changes be made to the braking system to account for the modification?
  2. On very slippery surfaces it does not surprise me that you can get no ABS action but lock up the wheels. Design limitations and such. Clearly the easiest course of action would be to read the codes. In lieu of that there are a few more things that can be checked. As the system randomly turns on when turning there might be something wrong with the wiring for the front sensors. While the sensor(s) l/r can be fine, the plug or wires to the plug can fail. Or one of the tone rings has an issue. I have seen them crack from corrosion, miss teeth or not sit properly on the axle(s).
  3. The ABS is part of how the braking system was designed so removal would be ill advised. Beside providing ABS functionality the unit also handles the EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) so you'd worsen the cars braking capabilities. Does the ABS not work at all or does it engage every single time you brake? You have a speedometer output so the system hasn't failed entirely. An age related failure point besides cold solder joints in the control unit is the main connector and related wiring. If any of the pins in the big connector are corroded / misaligned / have insufficient cont
  4. Did this happen while you were operating the door or was the glass already broken? There is a bit of an issue with headlight theft with the S80/V70/XC70 (and also the S/V60 & XC60). Window gets smashed, bonnet gets released and 30sec later the car has no headlights. Broadly speaking the pattern and location indicate some sort of impact near the middle of the window. Because of how the glass is attached to the scissor mechanism - by two rubber lined clamps that get tightened onto the glass - a failure caused by overtightening would cause cracks to appear from below the window belt
  5. Most likely it would negatively contribute to downforce. The position of the roofbox is mostly between the axles but more towards / over the rear axle. Assuming an average human density of 985kg/m³, an estimated volume of 16 cubic ft. (0,45m³) for the roofbox and allowing for at minimum a 1/3 loss of volume due to parts of human not coming in convenient shapes this means approx. 310,275kg of weight is added to the vehicle. Plus another 15 to 20kg (33lbs-44lbs) for the roofbox itself. This is far to much and completely over the ~75kg (165lbs) limit as per the owner's manual for the pictur
  6. The new Volvo engines - done first by Geely. Uh oh. B3154T = JLH-3G15TD = TX5 range extender And that KC2 looks a lot like SPA...
  7. f-you bucket says (direct quote): "We have listened to you, and significantly lowered the price of the Photobucket plan offerings. For a limited time all of your 3rd Party Hosted Images have been restored." What a surprise that their new business direction didn't turn out as well as they had hoped.
  8. Have you tried turning it off and on again?
  9. The rear seat back catch was not covered in plastic when new. To be absolutely clear I am talking about the metal part attached to the body of the car. There will be a rubber 'cover' slipped onto the catch that sits between the base of the catch and the plastic cover panel, presumably to prevent direct contact (e.g. noise) and also act as a spacer. The rear seat back latch isn't covered in plastic either BUT there is a small rubber / rubbery type ...thing in the latch that is used as an endstop. Presumably it also prevents rattles because it prohibits front to back movement when the latch
  10. It's turning black at the edges, you should do something about that.
  11. Aww... that sucks. Is the puddle under the car the result of two drips or did you determine it has to be leaking on both sides due to the size of the puddle? I too suffered a leak and noticed it only when I came back to a small puddle. A closer look revealed the issue to be with the feed line connection near the fuel filter. I had some trouble pinpointing the leak as the fuel had been blown all over the rear axle and exhaust during driving. Reseated it and it was fine. Ofcourse a short while later the actual metal line failed... Point is: Maybe the connector wasn't seated 100% a
  12. Congratulations on completing the project. It's great that you took the time to take pictures and generally share this experience with us. Best of luck with the car. May it bring joy to you for many years to come. About the ABS: Could be as simple as the big connector not making contact. Either because it's not locked in right, a terminal got damaged (bent / corrosion) or a broken wire. Damage to the pump wiring due to corrosion/aging of the insulation is also a possibility.
  13. Drift cars tend to have a different set of issues compared to a street car. Like staying in one piece for an extended period of time... I do not doubt your abilities or experience. I question if it is wise to do all this work and than go "meh" on the last leg of the journey. This has nothing to do with overtightening clamps or cable ties. The standard clamps will dig into rubber hoses. The cable ties will rub through what they hold together. Wether this because a problem sooner or later is up for debate. A little wiggle room / slack is a good idea, as is additional protection from (o
  14. @tuner4life: All first generation C70 models (coupé and convertible) have 4 bolt control arms, as do all P80 AWD models (850, S70, V70) and all P80 cars equipped with a diesel engine (850, S70, V70). In those cases the model year does not matter. What kind of clamps are you using? It almost looks like the normal style with the punched through holes. I'd recommend changing these to smooth-type ones. A lot of the original hose clamps were supplied by ABA and are of the smooth, e.g. no punched through holes, type. They are more expensive but reduce stress in the contact area. They make
  15. Very neat. I wonder how much of this Volvo has preserved in their archives and what has been lost. So many strange and wonderful things they did in the '90s...