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Forum: performance & modifications 05-12-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By ovlov760
Have you considered a 18T?

Have you considered a 18T?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By ovlov760
That was my experience with the kit provided for...

That was my experience with the kit provided for P80 cars. Maybe I also used pliars to squeeze the little tabs a bit.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By ovlov760
Can't they just be gently pulled apart?

Can't they just be gently pulled apart?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By ovlov760
Are you looking at the P2 V70/S60 (01-07) or P3...

Are you looking at the P2 V70/S60 (01-07) or P3 V70 (08-?15?)?

05-07 FWD 2.5T models should be relatively trouble free. The key with these cars is service records. 11k won't go as far with P3...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By ovlov760
I had the oil sump o-rings replaced but it did...

I had the oil sump o-rings replaced but it did not cure the tapping noise. The only cure I've discovered so far is warm days. On a 70 degree day there is no tapping noise even after the car has sat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-16-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 962
Posted By ovlov760
Is there another Volvo dealer or a Volvo friendly...

Is there another Volvo dealer or a Volvo friendly mechanic you can take it to for a second opinion? I would be hesitant to replace the ECU if that's just a shot in the dark on their part.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-23-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By ovlov760
A little update. The noise is still occurring...

A little update. The noise is still occurring but with less consistency if it's warmer out. We still have yet to see 60 degrees outside.

I tried IPD's little test for bad pick up seal o-rings,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By ovlov760
It's a good car. Those are the last of the truly...

It's a good car. Those are the last of the truly DIY friendly Volvo's IMHO.

There's not a whole lot to go wrong on in NA S70. Timing belt, tensioner and water-pump are very important maintenance...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By ovlov760
eBay is where I always find the best prices on...

eBay is where I always find the best prices on genuine Volvo spark plugs. Seems to always be some dealer blowing out there stock.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By ovlov760
Same here. I use a Windows 98 machine but it is...

Same here. I use a Windows 98 machine but it is connected to the internet.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-19-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,860
Posted By ovlov760
Sell the 240 and buy a C30 with a 6MT. It'll do...

Sell the 240 and buy a C30 with a 6MT. It'll do 30+ MPG easily.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-15-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By ovlov760
I would think any of the motors would be...

I would think any of the motors would be compatible, but you'd probably be better off with a later model T5 motor out of a HPT S60.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By ovlov760
V70 cold start tapping noise

Recently my 1998 V70 AWD with a LPT motor has started making a tapping noise during cold starts. It lasts about 2 minutes before going away. The tapping noise does speed up when revving the motor. ...
Forum: showroom 01-14-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 591
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Posted By ovlov760
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: showroom 01-13-2019, 07:02 PM
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Posted By ovlov760
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nW2s9xQ/0/9401...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nW2s9xQ/0/940100ff/XL/i-nW2s9xQ-XL.jpg
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By ovlov760
That's how it always works out. I don't know...

That's how it always works out.

I don't know how fast a V70 would have been. Some P2 cars seem to feel much peppier than others with comparable service records imho.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By ovlov760
The Legacy 2.5GT wagon always sounded fun.

The Legacy 2.5GT wagon always sounded fun.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By ovlov760
My only concern would be the head gasket.

My only concern would be the head gasket.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By ovlov760
It's hard to say without pulling the codes. ...

It's hard to say without pulling the codes. There's definitely a better than average chance that it is related to the throttle body.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-03-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,312
Posted By ovlov760
Did you make your own throttle spool cover?

Did you make your own throttle spool cover?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-31-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By ovlov760
I just replaced the throttle body on a family...

I just replaced the throttle body on a family members '04 S60 2.5T with a xemodex unit. It was a significant savings over what the Chicago area dealer quoted for the job.

Xemodex claims they...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,898
Posted By ovlov760
I would look for the lowest mileage MY 06 or 07...

I would look for the lowest mileage MY 06 or 07 you can find. The more maintenance records the better.

You probably should budget for:
Timing belt, tensioner and waterpump replacement. It's...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,610
Posted By ovlov760
Better to seek answers about this on...

Better to seek answers about this on brickboard.com
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-18-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By ovlov760
^^^^ I think it's actually more likely than a...

^^^^
I think it's actually more likely than a blown HG with those cars.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By ovlov760
I didn't have good luck getting LED brake, side...

I didn't have good luck getting LED brake, side marker or taillight bulbs to play nice with my V70. I think the bulb failure circuit was the issue.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-13-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By ovlov760
Pull them with a code reader. You could also get...

Pull them with a code reader. You could also get a ChinaBay Vida/Dice box if you want more in depth information.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-11-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,047
Posted By ovlov760
Because of growing issues with the electrical and...

Because of growing issues with the electrical and aiming systems of the factory headlights, I bought a pair of aftermarket TYC units to replace them. I was glad to see that TYC made some needed...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,047
Posted By ovlov760
I cut off the dual muffler setup and replaced it...

I cut off the dual muffler setup and replaced it with a single dynomax muffler. I moved the exhaust outlet to the drivers side. It's a bit louder but it also feels peppier during WOT....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By ovlov760
The last time I bought a key for an older Volvo...

The last time I bought a key for an older Volvo at the dealer they had to order it from overseas. I don't think they could make them though.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By ovlov760
I wondered that myself but it's not discussed in...

I wondered that myself but it's not discussed in VIDA.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By ovlov760
I assume you're struggling with the banjo bolts...

I assume you're struggling with the banjo bolts on the turbo? Just be patient and make sure the banjo bolts are threading in correctly. You may want to pick up a ratcheting stubby wrench for them. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By ovlov760
This is what VIDA says on the subject. ...

This is what VIDA says on the subject.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-mgmBQXM/0/b2001f5c/X3/i-mgmBQXM-X3.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By ovlov760
15-16psi would be more appropriate for a 15G or...

15-16psi would be more appropriate for a 15G or 16T.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By ovlov760
Hopefully he did a stage zero before the mods. ...

Hopefully he did a stage zero before the mods. These cars are sensitive to worn ignition components when you start modding them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By ovlov760
A wideband sensor and gauge will let you know if...

A wideband sensor and gauge will let you know if your air to fuel ratio is safe.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By ovlov760
You could even try going to .024 or .025.

You could even try going to .024 or .025.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By ovlov760
I've had the exact same experience with my former...

I've had the exact same experience with my former 850 T5. Altering the gap on my spark plugs fixed it instantly. I'd start with the known 5 cylinder issues you can fix for free.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,047
Posted By ovlov760
My boost issue is fixed. I replaced the upper...

My boost issue is fixed. I replaced the upper hard pipe and two of the rubber intercooler hoses. I have no idea which one was the offender. My "knock light" started flashing when I surpassed...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By ovlov760
Check the condition and gap of your spark plugs. ...

Check the condition and gap of your spark plugs. IIRC the factory gap is .028. If you're running more boost you may want to narrow that down to .026.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By ovlov760
If it's anything like the automatic shift knob in...

If it's anything like the automatic shift knob in these cars it gets pulled up and off. The auto ones do contain a switch mechanism so I imagine they're even more fragile.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By ovlov760
This. A S60R with a blown motor is worth...

This.

A S60R with a blown motor is worth scrap value IMHO. A pristine '07 6-speed V70R with a blown motor... now we're a bit closer to reality but still on the high side.

You can find runner...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,853
Posted By ovlov760
A Mitsubishi Fuso?

A Mitsubishi Fuso?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,747
Posted By ovlov760
Kinugawa is good. I have one of their WG...

Kinugawa is good. I have one of their WG actuators on my 16T.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,747
Posted By ovlov760
Another thumbs up for forge cbv replacements.

Another thumbs up for forge cbv replacements.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By ovlov760
Are you sure? My 97 850 with M4.3 did have...

Are you sure? My 97 850 with M4.3 did have immobilizer. It can be a pain when there's a wiring issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,721
Posted By ovlov760
Five cylinder drone seems impossible to...

Five cylinder drone seems impossible to completely avoid imho. At least they sound great when you mash the gas pedal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By ovlov760
IIRC the T3 uses paper gaskets for the oil feed...

IIRC the T3 uses paper gaskets for the oil feed and drain. If it's water cooled you'll also need crush washers.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,047
Posted By ovlov760
I replaced the throttle body gasket and cleaned...

I replaced the throttle body gasket and cleaned the throttle body. I think this may have fixed my boost issues. I need to log at WOT to be sure. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,047
Posted By ovlov760
I was able to find the right rotors and pads for...

I was able to find the right rotors and pads for this car at FCP for $99. FCP says its the wrong part but the part numbers match up with what's on the car. Apparently there was an update to for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By ovlov760
The t cam ought to be one of the easiest cams to...

The t cam ought to be one of the easiest cams to aquire for next to no $$$. If you're worried about the condition of yours, I would just find another one to run. You'll also need shims.
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