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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By dorvin
Couldn't agree more, wire with alligator clips is...

Couldn't agree more, wire with alligator clips is just about mandatory in any of these cars for quirks that crop up at the wrong time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By dorvin
I had these symptoms on my 850 at the most...

I had these symptoms on my 850 at the most inopportune time. It ended up being the fuel pump relay under the hood near the windshield. I was able to confirm by making a jumper out of wire and clips...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By dorvin
Yep, pretty sure it is. I hadn't browsed their...

Yep, pretty sure it is. I hadn't browsed their speaker selections before, and figured I'd give them a shot. The thought of new speakers that easily fit the stock location is extra appealing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By dorvin
Interesting, I didn't know Swedish Car Parts was...

Interesting, I didn't know Swedish Car Parts was offering something like this. I might just order a pair to try them out. The original speakers in my 240 are trash, and I'd like to keep it somewhat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By dorvin
I never knew 850s from certain regions had this...

I never knew 850s from certain regions had this feature. That's awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By dorvin
I think that looks great as it is!

I think that looks great as it is!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By dorvin
Not sure how late the practice was followed, but...

Not sure how late the practice was followed, but on my '91 740, I had to scrape away some of the black underbody coating in order to find the differential info sticker.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,950
Posted By dorvin
Did the ABS master cylinder you received have one...

Did the ABS master cylinder you received have one of the ports blocked off? Searching for a replacement ABS master cylinder myself, I came across another thread with these pictures:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By dorvin
I second this, standard green coolant that you...

I second this, standard green coolant that you can still get everywhere.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By dorvin
Was the tranny mount replaced with the engine...

Was the tranny mount replaced with the engine mounts at the same time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By dorvin
I'm interested as well. Looked at the most...

I'm interested as well. Looked at the most popular covers on amazon a few weeks back, and most of the reviews scared me off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,992
Posted By dorvin
Just for reference, the non-turbo models are 2"...

Just for reference, the non-turbo models are 2" diameter, and turbos are 2.25" right?
Forum: showroom 10-07-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,942
Posted By dorvin
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,411
Posted By dorvin
Any updates with this build?

Any updates with this build?
Forum: showroom 09-30-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,068
Posted By dorvin
I added that exact sub to my 740 under the...

I added that exact sub to my 740 under the drivers seat. It sticks out a bit, and folks sitting in the backseat have to be a little careful, but it fits well enough. It adds plenty to the overall...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,971
Posted By dorvin
I love seeing updates to this thread! Nice work,...

I love seeing updates to this thread! Nice work, that's a beautiful 760.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By dorvin
One of these may be worthwhile install while...

One of these may be worthwhile install while you're back there too:

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5561/103560-volvo-rear-cam-seal-retainer-ipd-103560

However, I'd make sure your PCV system...
Forum: website & board 09-18-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,142
Posted By dorvin
Done!

Done!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,411
Posted By dorvin
Just throwing in another good word for the Irwin...

Just throwing in another good word for the Irwin extractors. Used them to get rear differential fill and drain bolts out on my 740. They worked perfectly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By dorvin
It has arrived! :cool:

It has arrived! :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By dorvin
Short and to the point, with good views of the...

Short and to the point, with good views of the area. Nice work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By dorvin
For that exact reason, I'm starting to stock up...

For that exact reason, I'm starting to stock up on these reproduced parts that may not be available in five or ten years.. Because if you don't have a room filled with Volvo parts you don't intend to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By dorvin
swedishautoparts.com - Gone?

Browsing for parts today, it appears that swedishautoparts has closed: https://www.swedishautoparts.com/

Does anyone have any more information?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By dorvin
Now that is something I needed to come across....

Now that is something I needed to come across. Thank you!

The post detailing this in DET17's excellent build thread. I recommend reading through the entire thing, but if you're strapped for time,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,317
Posted By dorvin
I swear I've crawled over that entire FAQ, and...

I swear I've crawled over that entire FAQ, and missed that section. Thank you!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 168,308
Posted By dorvin
I continue to love this thread more and more....

I continue to love this thread more and more. Great work with everything you've done so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,849
Posted By dorvin
I'm also curious about this eventually. The...

I'm also curious about this eventually. The leather on my drivers seat is one plop from splitting in the middle.
Forum: website & board 06-17-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,731
Posted By dorvin
Welcome to the forum! A ton of knowledge and...

Welcome to the forum! A ton of knowledge and insight shared here over the years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,563
Posted By dorvin
Having largely considered the AC system in my...

Having largely considered the AC system in my Volvos not worth an attempt to fix, I am now slowly collecting any and all information, hoping to get some sweet sweet conditioned air.

Thank you for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,336
Posted By dorvin
Thank you for making this overview. I was...

Thank you for making this overview. I was rear-ended in my 240 last summer, and haven't gotten around to adjusting the bumper to have it sit straight.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By dorvin
A while ago I asked the same question about...

A while ago I asked the same question about removing seals, and someone suggested using a paint can opener. Like this:

https://i.imgur.com/fOoHyZnm.jpg

Generally these can be found at hardware...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,411
Posted By dorvin
It might just be me, but I'm not seeing any...

It might just be me, but I'm not seeing any pictures.

Nonetheless, interesting build. Excited to see this come together.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By dorvin
Definitely doable with the exhaust in place, but...

Definitely doable with the exhaust in place, but just be prepared to try it a few times before its situated correctly.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 49,403
Posted By dorvin
Nice work, that looks great!

Nice work, that looks great!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By dorvin
Is the tag on the drivers side of the rear axle...

Is the tag on the drivers side of the rear axle on 740s?
Forum: showroom 03-11-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 97,946
Posted By dorvin
Damn this thread has been an interesting read! ...

Damn this thread has been an interesting read!

Keep up the good work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,640
Posted By dorvin
If you plan on doing a flush with a hose, make...

If you plan on doing a flush with a hose, make sure you turn the heat up all the way so you get flow through the heater core as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,685
Posted By dorvin
Man, I'd love to have one of these, I miss the...

Man, I'd love to have one of these, I miss the ambient gauge on my 850.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,302
Posted By dorvin
Perhaps you could pose for a few pictures with...

Perhaps you could pose for a few pictures with your son, like this?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Gas_Stealers_Beware_1974.jpg

Seriously though, I'd be wary of fitting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,302
Posted By dorvin
I like the way you think.

I like the way you think.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By dorvin
I can't say for sure, I don't believe 10 valves...

I can't say for sure, I don't believe 10 valves were an option in state-side 850s, so I haven't had my hands on one before.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By dorvin
I had similar behavior on my '97 850 while I had...

I had similar behavior on my '97 850 while I had it. It was the fuel pump relay. I believe there's a way to jump the relay to test this theory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLoO-D4yOcU
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By dorvin
That's good to know. For whatever reason, when...

That's good to know. For whatever reason, when checking the fluid levels in my AW70s I always seem to get a different reading each and every time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-27-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By dorvin
Nice work! A death sentenced 240 lives to see...

Nice work! A death sentenced 240 lives to see another day.
Forum: showroom 01-22-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,160,690
Posted By dorvin
My 740 during the visit home over Christmas: ...

My 740 during the visit home over Christmas:

https://i.imgur.com/7Vuj1aQl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uh7kF7bl.jpg

Should I tint the windows?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By dorvin
Does the kickdown cable still have the rubber...

Does the kickdown cable still have the rubber nipple on the throttle body end to keep out debris?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By dorvin
I'd recommend lubing it with ATF since that cable...

I'd recommend lubing it with ATF since that cable feeds directly into the transmission. Any lubricant you put into the cable will eventually be mixing in with the ATF.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,345
Posted By dorvin
When I first got into Volvos I thought buying a...

When I first got into Volvos I thought buying a pallet of filters at once was unnecessary.. Now I'm thinking I should just clear a spot on the shelf for a pack.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,345
Posted By dorvin
Thank you for the info, I saw the black filters...

Thank you for the info, I saw the black filters available on Amazon and wondered what the difference was.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-24-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By dorvin
If you end up replacing, I'll add another +1 to...

If you end up replacing, I'll add another +1 to the Nissens available. The original radiator in my 740 cracked at the top hose soon after I bought it, swapped in a Nissens, and haven't had an issue.
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