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Old 05-31-2020, 11:15 PM   #151
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Installed my repainted and rust-free coolant overflow tray.






I touched up the spots where the tray touches the body. Practiced using my cup brush while the paint dried.



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Old 06-04-2020, 11:19 PM   #152
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Well, this has been a difficult day. Found out I bought the wrong reservoir hose and not enough overflow tubing. Correct orders have been placed, but that was ten bucks wasted. Might be putting some stuff up on the classified ads. Smoke-free home, kept in dry storage, etc etc.

In happier news I broke the fuel filter loose. I underestimated how much gas one of those bad boys holds and now my whole garage smells like gasoline. Oh well, a win's a win.
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:34 PM   #153
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I swear you spend more time on cleaning then actually fixing/replacing parts. That has always been my experience. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:43 PM   #154
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Progress is looking good! Cleaning is part of the process, It's much nicer to work with clean parts than parts coated in oil and dirt. Less crap to fall in your eyes when you are under it too.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:43 AM   #155
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Thanks for the encouragement! Bet you'll never guess what happens in this update... :D

New overflow hose has been cut and now I just need the new radiator hose to arrive from Sweden at some point. Harness is coming out without a fight, which is a nice surprise. The oil pressure sending unit's wires pretty much disintegrated without much force.

Busied myself refinishing the oil cooler bracket. I took off 99% of the rust but there's still a small amount of pitting remaining. Hopefully I've slopped on enough coats of Rustoleum semi-gloss high-heat to keep it from rusting for a little longer. Not my favorite paint with how it chips, but it looks the part.











Cleaned up the fuel filter bracket as well. I think I might know a McMaster-Carr P/N that replaces one of the gaskets.



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Old 07-13-2020, 04:14 AM   #156
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New grommet installed! As I said in the thread I have going in the Maintenance section, the gasket is a little smaller, but it's nothing a thin bead of gorilla glue won't fix. That should get it to hold.

Currently doing my homework for the harness install. Dave Barton included a lot more information than I was expecting, but I dug up an old post from hiperfauto who had the page showing where the different connectors/plugs are located. That was the final piece I needed. I will also need to order a new female connector since the RH. one disintegrated as I took it off.

I also took the roof rack off to get it all cleaned up but I sheared one of the carriage bolts off. It would probably make more sense to just buy a new one, but $8 for some new bolts and some grinding & paint sounds more fun.
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Old 07-21-2020, 09:38 PM   #157
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New fuel filter in along with the new grommet installed.



Took the roof rack off to do some light clean up. The outer side fared a lot better than the inner side, though the surprising thing is that it didn't trap any of the salt surf. Some light discoloration on the roof, but nothing too bad. Pictures taken after light clean-up. Time to lay down some rust-stabilizing spray on.







Time to tackle this beast next! (Also the battery tray)




Is the trick to drop the glove box, disconnect whatever's in the dash, and push the grommet out OR is there a better way?
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Old 07-22-2020, 01:04 AM   #158
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You shouldn’t have to disconnect anything inside the car, just remove the glovebox and the insulation pad under the dash and push the grommet through.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:04 PM   #159
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You shouldn’t have to disconnect anything inside the car, just remove the glovebox and the insulation pad under the dash and push the grommet through.
Thanks for the tip. It worked like a charm. Now I have to save up my pennies for replacement pigtails having exhausted this month's Volvo budget.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:24 PM   #160
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