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Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,477
Posted By nedc
I've got a set...PM me if you're interested.

I've got a set...PM me if you're interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,601
Posted By nedc
This is what i would do...and have done. Parallel...

This is what i would do...and have done. Parallel flow condenser and propane mix refrigerant will get the job done for the least $$$. Change your receiver/dryer after your change out the condenser,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By nedc
Very nice save. I don't mind putting $$ and...

Very nice save. I don't mind putting $$ and effort into old Volvos if they at least look good cosmetically...and this on does. Mind telling us how much you had to pay for such a low mileage example?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-03-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By nedc
If you spray 2K clear outside- which I have done-...

If you spray 2K clear outside- which I have done- be advised that it is extremely sticky before it flashes which could be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes or so. During that time ANY debris, insects,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By nedc
Thanks-good to know.

Thanks-good to know.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By nedc
FWD struts-difference between L and R?

I just recently replaced the front struts on my 2005 XC90 2.5T FWD. I noticed the old, original struts had stickers marked 'left side' and 'right side'. The replacements didn't and in looking up the...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 121,350
Posted By nedc
I've enjoyed watching you transform this 940T...

I've enjoyed watching you transform this 940T into your own personal vision of what a 'grandpa' series can become, but I think at this point you have to rename it 'Project moderately expensive...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By nedc
Well, i can't dig up the part #- it's in one of...

Well, i can't dig up the part #- it's in one of my notebooks somewhere. This was a few years ago and for a 92 965 we had at the time. Fan was still working fine when I sold it. Seems like the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By nedc
One made for a Chevy which you can get for around...

One made for a Chevy which you can get for around $25.00 at any Autozone, etc. will work just fine. I'll try and dig up the specific one I got and post the info.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,814
Posted By nedc
Interesting...thanks for posting that how to. How...

Interesting...thanks for posting that how to. How old is the battery? Mine is a bit over 5 yrs. old and the cold weather has made it a bit sluggish. May be a good candidate for 'rejuvination'.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By nedc
Wow, sorry to hear of your troubles with this...

Wow, sorry to hear of your troubles with this car. Just goes to show that low miles does not always mean a car is in good shape. I don't have any good advice, but since you're this deep into it may...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-25-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,997
Posted By nedc
Wow-that's a lot of keys!

Wow-that's a lot of keys!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-17-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By nedc
Have you checked alternator output or battery...

Have you checked alternator output or battery condition? Not likely the issue, but easy enough to check.
Forum: showroom 10-03-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,328
Posted By nedc
How many hundreds of lbs. of bacon did y'all...

How many hundreds of lbs. of bacon did y'all consume? LOL Thanks for the pics, looks like a beautiful place. Maybe next year....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By nedc
You are right...and that's a good thing for us...

You are right...and that's a good thing for us DIYers who have XC90s. I bought a neglected and slightly bent 2005 XC90 2.5T last year and a few trips to the junk yard saved me thousands of $$. Easy...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By nedc
You should be able to go up to 12psi or so...

You should be able to go up to 12psi or so safely-not on 87 octane though.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By nedc
Sounds like a big job. I was under the impression...

Sounds like a big job. I was under the impression that you could use all the parts from a manual 540i, which are fairly easy to find here in the US. Would love to hear your driving impressions when...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By nedc
Those are some cool cars you have. Did you do the...

Those are some cool cars you have. Did you do the BMW E32 5 speed swap yourself or buy it that way? I have a 93 740i and would love to drive one with a manual trans just to see what it is like. Love...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 54,070
Posted By nedc
I'd add the mbc and see what happens. It's easy...

I'd add the mbc and see what happens. It's easy enough to do and will probably help plus make it easy to adjust boost level up or down. Car looks great...I'm in the white 940T club also!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-25-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By nedc
I've got a good B23FT if you're interested. These...

I've got a good B23FT if you're interested. These one year only motors are supposed to have forged crank, rods and pistons- would be a good basis to build off of. PM me if interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,640
Posted By nedc
I think the danger is that an old, moisture laden...

I think the danger is that an old, moisture laden drier bag can deteriorate/break up and send pieces of it throughout the system. I may be wrong about that-never had it happen to me and i have reused...
Forum: showroom 02-13-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By nedc
Don't want to burst your bubble, but you might...

Don't want to burst your bubble, but you might want to think about a T-belt replacement since that rubber band is now about 21 years old. Should be a 75K mile interval on that year I think, but I...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By nedc
Around 12 lbs. on each, using an mbc.

Around 12 lbs. on each, using an mbc.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-11-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By nedc
Just to follow up- I finally got the banjo bolts...

Just to follow up- I finally got the banjo bolts in. Turns out the water port threads had a bit of rust buildup, so I oiled up the bolts and threaded them in without the fittings first, after that...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By nedc
OK, thanks guys...now at least I know they should...

OK, thanks guys...now at least I know they should work, just a matter of getting them started I guess.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,592
Posted By nedc
Quick 13c to 15G question

I'm having a bitch of a time getting the water/oil line banjo bolts started on my 15G swap (940T was a 13c). The 15G I'm using did not come with banjo bolts and I assumed the ones from the 13c would...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By nedc
Yeah, definitely nivomats- I put them on myself a...

Yeah, definitely nivomats- I put them on myself a few years ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By nedc
Judging Nivomat condition

I rarely drive my wife's 960 wagon, but I drove it yesterday and noticed it seemed quite a bit more 'bouncy' than I remember. I did the bounce test on the rear and the car continues to bounce up and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-21-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 95,653
Posted By nedc
How did you flush the intercooler? I was going to...

How did you flush the intercooler? I was going to do it on my 94 940T but the center outlet intercooler looks like it would be a PITA to pull. your car is impressive!
Forum: showroom 09-01-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,450
Posted By nedc
That pic w/ the welder backdrop is awesome. Some...

That pic w/ the welder backdrop is awesome. Some nice graffiti...thanks for sharing.
Forum: showroom 08-31-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,450
Posted By nedc
Probably one of, if not the best 940T in the...

Probably one of, if not the best 940T in the country. Impressive work. I would think with all the $$$ & work you're putting into this, you plan on keeping it for a looong time?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-16-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,833
Posted By nedc
Also be aware that if you intercool and turn up...

Also be aware that if you intercool and turn up the boost, your stock non intercooler clutch & pressure plate may not be up to the task. Kind of a 'one thing leads to another' scenario. You can use...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-05-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,733
Posted By nedc
Good on you for rescuing another Volvo destined...

Good on you for rescuing another Volvo destined for the scrap yard. I've done it a few times too. May not make much sense to most people, but there is a sense of satisfaction in saving one...at least...
Forum: showroom 04-15-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,450
Posted By nedc
Beautiful car. How big are those wheels? 19"? To...

Beautiful car. How big are those wheels? 19"? To my eyes, tint is all it needs to be perfect.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By nedc
On older (1980 or so) 240 steering racks, there...

On older (1980 or so) 240 steering racks, there was a L/R 'balance' adjustment you could make on the rack. Not sure if newer racks have that feature. If you jack the car up w/ both front wheels off...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-18-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By nedc
In my younger and dumber days, I towed a 245 on a...

In my younger and dumber days, I towed a 245 on a dolly w/ a 245. Kinda scary and could have easily gotten away from me if i pushed it. Wouldn't do it again-no margin of error. So, if you're really...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,542
Posted By nedc
Take the turbo inlet hose off and see if the...

Take the turbo inlet hose off and see if the wheel will spin. If it spins freely, the turbo should work unless the wastegate is stuck open or something funky like that. change the oil and gas (maybe...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By nedc
I did find one pair in an unopened bag-PM me if...

I did find one pair in an unopened bag-PM me if interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By nedc
Yes, I remember that quirk-I'll take a look...

Yes, I remember that quirk-I'll take a look tomorrow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By nedc
I have a box of NOS boots i bought many years...

I have a box of NOS boots i bought many years ago. Tell me what the CAM boots look like and I'll see if I have any.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,185
Posted By nedc
That sounds really good...how much louder is it...

That sounds really good...how much louder is it inside the car vs. stock. Reason I ask is I bought a 960 one time that had an aftermarket cat w/ the built in pipes that lead to the manifolds. Stock...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By nedc
Fuel pump noise- likely intank pump and/or filter...

Fuel pump noise- likely intank pump and/or filter as others have said. Idle problems-check ALL the intercooler hoses, esp. if they are original.
Sounds like a $1100-1200 car to me. A/c might need...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,679
Posted By nedc
I have a Volvo metal one I'll never use. PM me if...

I have a Volvo metal one I'll never use. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,491
Posted By nedc
John V- thanks for the laugh!!!

John V- thanks for the laugh!!!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,711
Posted By nedc
Wow...a lot of work, but you'll have something...

Wow...a lot of work, but you'll have something very unique at the end. look the look of the 164- I used to own one.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,131
Posted By nedc
I've been using Envirosafe for years...works well...

I've been using Envirosafe for years...works well but seems like it's easier for it to 'escape' if there is any hint of a leaky area. Those A6's weigh a ton, but get the job done! plus, I think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By nedc
Expect ALL valves to be bent, so yeah JY head....

Expect ALL valves to be bent, so yeah JY head. Don't forget to use NEW headbolts!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By nedc
This- I had a 95 that did this. The door lock...

This- I had a 95 that did this. The door lock solenoid gets 'loose' and the slightest movement will trigger it. After you get locked out of your car a few times, you will go to the junkyard, pull one...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By nedc
You need that gasket unless you like tranny fluid...

You need that gasket unless you like tranny fluid leaks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By nedc
I put a 95 engine in a 92 960 a few years ago....

I put a 95 engine in a 92 960 a few years ago. Grab the ECU...I think the only difference was EGR or something like that. Ran fine w/ the 92 ECU but threw a code- was (and still is) fine w/ the 95...
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