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Old 09-05-2017, 04:52 PM   #51
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:48 PM   #52
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What is the model # of the Kenwood HU and where did you source it?
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:26 AM   #53
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Got it from crutchfield, it's the DDX374BT. Decent unit, nice features.. does what I want and has a KNOB for adjusting volume. Saw lots of buttons for volume on touchscreen receivers definitely wanted a knob for volume.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:14 AM   #54
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Looks like someone doesn't like the AUT climate control.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:22 AM   #55
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The car looks great!
I became a P80 fan after I picked up my '96 GLT as a "beater". That car is getting scrapped, but the wife and I both have turbo P80's now. Her's is a '97 855GLT LPT, and mine is a '97 854 T5 (Getting a manual swap when I get the parts out of the '96).

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Old 09-06-2017, 11:38 AM   #56
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Looks like someone doesn't like the AUT climate control.
Does the auto actually work?? I've never tried it TBH.. I'm usually either freezing my ass off or mildly yet uncomfortably warm

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The car looks great!
I became a P80 fan after I picked up my '96 GLT as a "beater". That car is getting scrapped, but the wife and I both have turbo P80's now. Her's is a '97 855GLT LPT, and mine is a '97 854 T5 (Getting a manual swap when I get the parts out of the '96).

Jealous of all the mods on your car.
Thanks! And same here! I got my '96 GLT for $500 and barely made it home with all the water coming out of the heater core. I became a fan gradually after replacing most of the mechanical bits, almost all of the electronics, and the entire interior. Turned out to be a great DD. Put a lot of hours into making that car driveable again..

The P80 interior rattles are hard to get along with, but everything else is so nice about them I'm content with the P80 chassis as a DD.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:57 PM   #57
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Thanks! And same here! I got my '96 GLT for $500 and barely made it home with all the water coming out of the heater core. I became a fan gradually after replacing most of the mechanical bits, almost all of the electronics, and the entire interior. Turned out to be a great DD. Put a lot of hours into making that car driveable again..

The P80 interior rattles are hard to get along with, but everything else is so nice about them I'm content with the P80 chassis as a DD.
I probably paid too much for my '96 GLT, considering the condition, but it was a manual, which was the most important bit. It wound up (eventually) being mechanically sound and a solid driver. It was just kinda battered externally and slow. I learned a lot about the platform working on it and was comfortable enough to put the wife in one last year.

I did a full interior swap on mine...Full grey R interior with a new headliner and dyeing to get rid of the light interior roof. Now I have to pull it all again to swap out the tan interior in the T5 The dashes are annoyingly brittle, but at least easy to remove.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:30 PM   #58
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Does the auto actually work?
Yup. And there's a little knob that lets you take the vents off your face or not.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:21 PM   #59
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Nothing stupid about that. Does that coolant reservoir light up when you pop the hood?

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Old 09-08-2017, 02:04 AM   #60
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Nothing stupid about that. Does that coolant reservoir light up when you pop the hood?
LOL its a flashlight to show the color is emerald green. It was dark out. I've heard folks say Volvo coolant is more blue than green in the past but it is certainly green.. at least to my eyes.

And the only thing stupid about buying it is I can barely store all the cars I have already. It's a matter of time before my office park manager gets pissed off at me but I'll just keep sending her flowers hahah

Hind sight on the head unit.. kinda wish I'd have paid some extra coin and got one that's GPS compatible but oh well. Rarely drive long trips in this car anyway so not really high on the priority list.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:39 AM   #61
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p80s are underrated on the brick forum, very advanced cars for their time and practical also, however in a much different way than bricks
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:49 PM   #62
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Agreed! Not a total pain to work on, options are all pre wired, good engine/trans (durable, at least). Very brick-esque but with a touch of modernism.

Dangit. Used the auto controls for about a day and a half, worked okay keeping it a constant temperature but now drivers side vents only blow warm even set to manual face blasting cold. It'll probably come around later on today or tomorrow.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:58 PM   #63
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They don't get much love on here, but they are a good compromise between somewhat modern and still possible to work on.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:05 PM   #64
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They're great to work on and reliable.

As for the coolant: it may be very diluted or you may have had some other coolant in there as well. I just filled the Amazon with a new jug of Volvo coolant and it's a dark green, almost blue color.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:12 PM   #65
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The pentosin Volvo coolant I have is deep blue.
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:02 PM   #66
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They're great to work on and reliable.

As for the coolant: it may be very diluted or you may have had some other coolant in there as well. I just filled the Amazon with a new jug of Volvo coolant and it's a dark green, almost blue color.
any 850 or v70 NA would be a dream daily driver on a budget. essentially a Swedish corolla .
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:23 PM   #67
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Eh, not sure on the coolant. I got 2 gallons of Volvo brand concentrate from FCP (do88 will only warranty the radiator if OEM coolant is used) and mixed 50/50 right on the money with distilled* water. Drained rad and lower hose, drained block drain on the back of the engine, filled two times with straight water and drained both lower hose and block drain both times. Don't much care about the color but hope it isn't bootleg warranty-voiding **** hahah!

edit: fixed diluted to distilled, autocorrect..

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Old 09-11-2017, 12:40 PM   #68
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Blue coolant is ethylen-glycol and the green coolant is propylen-glycol, wich is used in the newer volvos. They both work fine each on their own, just dont mix them or you will have a seriuous problem
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:28 PM   #69
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The newest Volvo coolant is a blue-green, I think they reformulated it.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:14 PM   #70
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Looks gorgeous
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Little update, first gear is definitely dying. As long as I don't "get on it" in first everything is fine. Accelerates normally and shifts well into 2nd. If I try to get into boost in first gear all it does is slip or "run off". Current plan is to flush and perhaps install a cooler... which I should have done in the first place. So yay for transmission-breaking hp but boo I broke first gear.

I have a spare auto trans in the garage but would really prefer a manual swap, so one may expect to see a "Manual swap party" in the Events section some time early next year. From what I see, these cars get a lot faster with a 5 speed swap rather than staying with the slush-o-matic. Last time I was at the j/y I found a couple manual 850s and now it's cooled off enough during the day to get in there "nice and deep like" and pull a trans. Automatic is still on the table though. We'll see.

Got her up to 145 the other day (closed course blah blah) and all the other gears seem nice and strong
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