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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 06:15 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Not a bad suggestion, and the thought did occur...

Not a bad suggestion, and the thought did occur to me. Assuming we're talking about the connector at the throttle body itself, I gave it a little bit of a wiggle, but stopped short of disconnecting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By kyle242gt
Ambient was 85-95F. Not much WOT, but who knows...

Ambient was 85-95F. Not much WOT, but who knows what ETM does.

I'm thinking either cumulative high knock count (we run regular at sea level without issue) or cumulative injector cycle max due...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By kyle242gt
Hey fam. Did it again. :help: After last...

Hey fam. Did it again. :help:

After last year's fiasco, it just sorta poofed out of my mind and that was that. We're now at 165K.

Same codes, same exact experience, slightly similar trip...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2020, 04:31 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Live auction!! 575... 775... and DONE at...

Live auction!! 575... 775...

and DONE at 775. Wonder where it'll go next.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2020, 04:00 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
!dayum! how's something like that wind up on...

!dayum! how's something like that wind up on Copart?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2020, 01:55 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
New wheels and tires ate most of that 5K. ...

New wheels and tires ate most of that 5K.

Two hours left to bid!!! It's only $375!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2020, 01:52 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Hey Colin! It'll probably be on copart somewhere...

Hey Colin! It'll probably be on copart somewhere sometime...

:party: oh sh<z>it check it out:
https://www.copart.com/lot/28470690
Forum: projects & restorations 02-14-2020, 09:13 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
:cameron: that was its agreed value. :neener:...

:cameron: that was its agreed value. :neener: :lol:

Sue? Sheesh, I'm glad the horse I spooked with my nonsense didn't break a leg. The property isn't abandoned, but it's definitely... "legacy"....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2020, 08:24 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words. Sort of...

Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words. Sort of expected to get :mods: yelled at :mods:

It's definitely fixable, hell, the tow driver was drooling over it before I even showed him what was under...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2020, 04:01 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Time for bittersweet closure on a decade of my...

Time for bittersweet closure on a decade of my life. Through this time, I learned to weld, form, hammer & dolly, which I'd never done with any skill before. I also upped my game on wiring,...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2019, 01:39 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Thanks for the review, Toybox. Sorry you didn't...

Thanks for the review, Toybox. Sorry you didn't get to thrash on it, that's where it really shines. Agree that the car really is an answer in search of a question.

Alternator was indeed dead...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-14-2019, 12:34 AM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Back in one piece and the most glaring faults...

Back in one piece and the most glaring faults fixed. Want it? PM me!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2019, 11:34 AM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Fixed the diff issue. The upper link (see this...

Fixed the diff issue. The upper link (see this post (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4637499&postcount=156) for visual aids) is held together with nuts on either end. The forward side...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2019, 12:16 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
...actually, I was more thinking of what to do...

...actually, I was more thinking of what to do with the car in general, once it's back in one piece. Kind of done with it, and though it's a neat piece of my life, I don't really have the space to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By kyle242gt
Thanks for the help! Cam tool like so? ...

Thanks for the help!

Cam tool like so?
https://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-2864-Locking-Volvo/dp/B00BWB06AK

Admittedly last time I did the Tbelt I had to re-set it about four times because it was...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By kyle242gt
2004 v70 2.5T front main leak?

Hi all - we have a 2004 V70 2.5T with about 160K on it. Changing the oil recently, found some seepage near the crank.

Well, now it's starting to drip, so I guess I have to fix something.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
Disc - assumed to be an OEM pan gasket spacer...

Disc - assumed to be an OEM pan gasket spacer that somehow got into an oil gallery. Calling Fox Mulder...?
Ring - gasket spacer from current rubber gasket that fell in during teardown.

New oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 05:33 PM
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Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
Pulled the engine out. Pleased that things went...

Pulled the engine out. Pleased that things went pretty smoothly; a good endorsement of the engineering of the pieces. Only oddball thing to remove was the driver's side header, due to interference...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2019, 08:26 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Started today, finally... life gets in the way. ...

Started today, finally... life gets in the way. Tried finagling the oil pan out with the engine bolted down, not a chance. Removed mount bolts, lifted as far as their was room, and :hahano: clearly...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2019, 08:36 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
The oil pump twist-n-fail is evidently not all...

The oil pump twist-n-fail is evidently not all that unusual.

Still haven't done the teardown... have been busy with typical summer stuff. But I suspect there's a wee little chunk-o-crud in there...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By kyle242gt
Thanks guys - I have a buddy with an indy shop...

Thanks guys - I have a buddy with an indy shop that should be able to hook me up with an ETA if it comes to that. For now, we'll watch and wait; if it recurs, I'll pull it apart, clean the terminals...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By kyle242gt
2004 V70 - Reduced Engine Performance, Engine System Service Required

:wave: Hi all -

2004 V70 2.5T, 157K on it. Maintenance up to date, but not obsessively so.

We live at sea level, feed it 87 just because.

Topped up with 1/3 tank gas at 3K' elevation (at a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2019, 01:48 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Bro does a lot more driving than I do, and has a...

Bro does a lot more driving than I do, and has a much higher threshold for annoyance at old cars' shenanigans. So he put on about 1K miles commuting in it. Then it spontaneously had zero oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-05-2019, 08:51 PM
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Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
The plot thickens! The brackets are only welded...

The plot thickens! The brackets are only welded on one side, and apparently the QC guy didn't catch the fact that this one was poorly welded. Combo of MIG and TIG to get penetration and decent...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 02:48 PM
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Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
Lower mount, which is why I was kind of...

Lower mount, which is why I was kind of surprised. I figured my jamoke-designed upper mount cobbling and 300# of tq would cause the upper to fail. Shows what I know.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 01:25 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Yeah, that's what I've got. I think of the upper...

Yeah, that's what I've got. I think of the upper mount as one, but obviously (now, anyway, haha) that it has to be two separate links to allow for articulation. POS Miata back in one piece, just...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-27-2018, 12:50 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Not too much rust, other than some surface stuff....

Not too much rust, other than some surface stuff. Haven't yet seen *exactly* how it was originally welded... the cellphone pics look like a single bead on one side of the control arm mount. Makes...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2018, 01:16 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Bro took the car for stress testing, commuted...

Bro took the car for stress testing, commuted about 200 miles over the course of a couple weeks. Steering and radiator did fine, in fact the whole car did pretty good. He did remark on the lack of...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
NASA - came from Woodenpudden, nice surprise, and...

NASA - came from Woodenpudden, nice surprise, and while "remove before liftoff" doesn't really work for an ignition key, the nuance is there at least.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2018, 01:19 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Here's a short video, sorry about the audio...

Here's a short video, sorry about the audio quality.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uh2X-er2JQo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media;...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2018, 06:12 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Sheetmetal back on. The interface between nose,...

Sheetmetal back on. The interface between nose, fender, hood is a little wonky on the passenger side; I have a gap of about 1/4". Trying to decide if I want to take things apart and massage a...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-24-2018, 01:04 AM
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Posted By kyle242gt
If "art" includes the drunken doodles of a...

If "art" includes the drunken doodles of a maniac, then I concur! :ahoy:

Shook it down some today, got gas, antifreeze, oil change stuff for V70. Zero drama, except that created by the freak in...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2018, 09:30 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
I then patched the nose at the top where I'd...

I then patched the nose at the top where I'd previously cut it out. It lays on top of the radiator frame. So, the radiator supports the frame supports the body supports the frame supports the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2018, 09:22 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Slow motion is better than no motion. ...

Slow motion is better than no motion.

Radiator support welded in and done.

Radiator frame welded together, but bolt-in. That way I can get it clear of the car when removing the engine. One of...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-08-2018, 01:08 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Moving forward! In the process of lining things...

Moving forward! In the process of lining things up (measuring and thinking as always) found the driver's side front wheel about 3/4" further back than the passenger side. Crossmember skewed as...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2018, 06:45 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Yeah, I really need to learn to weld the silver...

Yeah, I really need to learn to weld the silver stuff. That would open up lots of options.

However! Another day measuring and thinking yielded some progress. My cat is helpful in that regard.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2018, 07:48 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
measuring and thinking. Thinking I might just...

measuring and thinking. Thinking I might just have to learn to weld aluminum, because that'd really simplify things.
Lower hose is into the steering gear. Might be able to get under with a little...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2018, 08:20 PM
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Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
Some progress. Back to measuring, thinking,...

Some progress. Back to measuring, thinking, engineering, reverse engineering, and always searching for Occam's Razor.

Obviously the radiator is too big for the inner sheetmetal of the nose. And...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
It has a radiator, it's just an ebay special...

It has a radiator, it's just an ebay special designed for a Civic. It was the only option that (mostly) fit the car. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-24-2018, 04:45 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
:nod: I'd like to get one too. Hard thing is...

:nod: I'd like to get one too. Hard thing is finding a co-conspirator and a place to hoon. This is so stupidly loud that I basically zip around the block and then hide.

Steering is pretty well...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2018, 06:46 PM
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Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
And here's what I wound up with:...

And here's what I wound up with: https://www.ebay.com/itm/352470105670

Outlet is in the right spot. Should be easy enough :x: to hit from the driver's side waterpump inlet with a flex hose... ...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2018, 04:12 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Back in one piece, took it for a quick shakedown...

Back in one piece, took it for a quick shakedown sans mufflers. Alignment isn't quite right, but it doesn't try to swap ends when getting on the gas anymore. :rockon: that's a win.

There's a...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-20-2018, 07:50 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Oil filter thing was ... interesting. Putting...

Oil filter thing was ... interesting. Putting the remote adapter on, the hose barbs ended about 1" from the frame rail, not enough room for hoses. Ideal would be one of these:...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2018, 04:17 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
:nod: that's all I'll do. Get the toe right about...

:nod: that's all I'll do. Get the toe right about zero, maybe a touch of toe-in. Eyeball the camber. Trust caster to Dog. If (when) the steering wheel is offcenter, I figure I can play with the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-18-2018, 03:25 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
I had a LOT of bump toe, like an inch or more, on...

I had a LOT of bump toe, like an inch or more, on major rear weight shift (wonder how that happens). Additionally, it wasn't exactly even, since the rack wasn't centered exactly. So, jump on the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 10:02 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Funny thing! The tierods aren't adjustable, just...

Funny thing! The tierods aren't adjustable, just the draglink. Figure that one out. :roll:

Alignment is ??probably?? pretty okay; I did lower it a couple inches, but there's really no bumptoe...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 07:31 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
And the finished product.

And the finished product.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2018, 07:30 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
All told, I think I prefer MIG to TIG. So much...

All told, I think I prefer MIG to TIG. So much easier to get access to tight spots, and one-hand mockup is a breeze. TIG is nice for detail work and being sure you get good penetration, but with my...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-03-2018, 04:22 PM
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Posted By kyle242gt
Cut off the input shaft from the Subaru rack,...

Cut off the input shaft from the Subaru rack, ground it down to presssfit inside the Volvo column, tigged them together.

I'll put a pin in the column between the two pieces, but I'm sure they're...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 294,313
Posted By kyle242gt
That's what she said? Wait... Yep, stock...

That's what she said? Wait...

Yep, stock steering, which is what I should have done from the getgo.
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