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Old 06-05-2018, 05:15 PM   #3651
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Not a problem. Glad to help.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:27 PM   #3652
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Didn't expect to see this guy on Speedhunters!

http://www.speedhunters.com/2018/06/...e-proof-volvo/

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Old 06-26-2018, 04:16 PM   #3653
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https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...627529918.html



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1998 volvo v70r
condition: good
cylinders: 5 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 200000
paint color: silver
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon
I'm selling my 98 Volvo. This is a great car that has quite a lot of power. You wouldn't know it is 20 years old. I am only the second owner of this vehicle and I purchased it in January of this year. It was previously a one owner, local car. The car itself is in fantastic shape. The odometer just kicked over 200,000kms just a few days ago. It still has a lot of life left in it. It makes the usual moans and groans of a 20 year old car but it drives fantastic. The turbo still works and sounds awesome. It's interior features such as heat, AC, seat warmers, power windows, seat adjustment all work without issues. The radio works great too and is a CD player, but no AUX. The AWD was terrific in the snow this winter and it ran without issue. Could probably use some snow tires though when not driving in the city.
This car would be ideal for someone looking for a reliable vehicle that can use it for camping trips or needs extra room in the back. I used the car to transport my tools utilising the folding seats in the back as well.
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:04 PM   #3654
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https://abbotsford.craigslist.ca/pts...657021986.html

Some cool 200 bits, especially the louvers!
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:49 PM   #3655
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https://abbotsford.craigslist.ca/pts...657021986.html

Some cool 200 bits, especially the louvers!
I think he knows what he has
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:12 PM   #3656
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I think he knows what he has
I know I'd be calling about the louvers if I still had my 240
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:29 PM   #3657
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I know I'd be calling about the louvers if I still had my 240
I wasn't being facetious
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:31 AM   #3658
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I wasn't being facetious
I get it.

Off topic - any of you guys ever check out the Carbs & Coffee meets on the North Shore? It moves around but is always early in the morning. Sunday Aug 5th from 8-10AM up top of Mt. Seymour this week. Not usually much Volvo content but that's easily fixable.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:17 PM   #3659
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Vancouver Brickers.

I need to take the wife's Mazda 6 in for a wheel alignment. Where would the locals take their wives' daily for a good wheel alignment?
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:25 AM   #3660
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Depends on how far you're willing to go and how much you want to pay. Why does it need an alignment?
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #3661
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Time for new tires, and the fronts seem to be wearing out quite a bit faster on the outside edges. The PO did provide some service records, and there were some issues with uneven wear with the front tires. He seemed to think it was just a Mazda6 thing, but I might as well take it in and check before I drop a grand on summers and winters.

I don't mind a bit of travel around the lower mainland.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:52 AM   #3662
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I use West Coast Alignment since they had decent reviews, are really close for me, and are conveniently close to good coffee and craft beer. I've heard good things about Dales but I try to avoid Langley unless absolutely necessary.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:55 PM   #3663
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Sounds like it's out of alignment alright. Might want to check the front end for issues too; no point doing a wheel alignment until after any repairs/new tires are done.

I've heard good things about Dales before, but apparently they aren't so good now. I've had a bad experience with them a couple of years back too, and so have a few of my customers more recently, for what it's worth.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:32 AM   #3664
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https://comoxvalley.craigslist.ca/ct...652863657.html

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Old 08-10-2018, 12:28 PM   #3665
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$2,100, maybe....but $21,000?!?

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Old 08-10-2018, 01:55 PM   #3666
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I'm pretty sure they didn't have these in the showroom:
A quarter million kilometers.
Dings in the doors and fenders.
Cracks in the instrument bezel.
Missing cigarette lighter.
Missing trim clips holding up the kick panel.
Black brake fluid.
Incorrect floor mats.
Worn out seat foam.
Broken map pockets (well some of them probably did break in the showroom...).
Dents in the brightwork.
Missing tranny dipstick?


Nice enough car, but if you claim it's "Showroom Condition" and put a showroom price on it -- a 245 cost less than twenty grand in 1990[1], then I'm going to get all nitpicky.

Even if you do get 400,000 km out of it, it's still 60% worn out.

[1] https://www.michigan.gov/documents/1...ca_19829_7.pdf
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:22 PM   #3667
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Anyone familiar with who this is/can vouch for the work?

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/...637259600.html
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #3668
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Anyone familiar with who this is/can vouch for the work?

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/...637259600.html
Pretty decent price actually. I wonder what gear set is in there.

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Old 08-10-2018, 08:24 PM   #3669
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Obviously, he knows what he has.

Saw this today.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/...664814710.html

Tempting, but without the crunchy tailgate
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:32 PM   #3670
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Pretty decent price actually. I wonder what gear set is in there.

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Sounds like stock Ford V8 ratios.

1352-218 Ford 1993 MY GT V8 5.0 WC Y 3.15 3.35 1.99 1.33 1.00 0.68
(from http://www.britishv8.org/articles/bo...t5-id-tags.htm)

Close ratio gear sets are available, but it would make more sense to start with a core.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:05 PM   #3671
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1990 Volvo 740 GLE 16 Valve - $1200

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...667930734.html

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Old 08-17-2018, 11:34 AM   #3672
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If that's the same white 16v that's been in and out of the shop by my work I'd say it's been pretty well gone over by now. Poor thing was there for about a month last time. The ads map shows a location about 4 minutes from the shop so I think it might be the same car. I saw them test driving a week or so ago and it sounded healthy and moved out nicely. If it was the same car.


Just looked at the ad again, it's the same car.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:24 AM   #3673
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I have one here in NZ, highly recommended. Driving wise, it's the most fun of my 5 Volvos. Just add boost Youtube video of what only a MIG locked diff did to the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds3wSdXyf9Q

Bone stock auto with worn out shocks and stock 4.1 rear, bar the diff being welded!

Has a G80 in it now, which isn't great, but better than nothing, just.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:33 AM   #3674
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So this just happened this afternoon. 5 ton truck doing about 30-40. We were sitting still in traffic, saw him coming in the rear view, and then BAM.

Car is obviously a total loss due to old rusty 240.

I'm bummed, but really it was a rust bucket I was only hanging onto because it was a $200 car that gave me no grief for 2 years.
After 2 years I did give it a new drive train, not cause it was worth it, just cause i liked it.
Oh well, on to the next.

This happened as we are trying to move over to the island for mid September, wife got a job offer shes gotta take. This will complicate things slightly.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:34 AM   #3675
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And I already have a $400 solution. pics tomorrow.
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