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Old 05-02-2019, 03:06 PM   #401
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I'm going junkyarding this weekend and hopefully finding a s90 to rob stuff from. I'd like a spare ECU anyways incase i brick mine trying to flash it. I'm married to the 960/S90 loom by this point as I replaced the entire disintegrated engine bay harness with the s90 harness. I'm about a day away from patching it to the 740 dash harness and firing this thing up.

Well if thats the case with the speeduino, I'll look into an MS3 kit if I get that far. Depends on what the stock ECU can support.
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:00 PM   #402
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I've thought of snagging an M4.4 harness from a 5-cyl and just adding wires to it for my setup, but for now, I've got other things to do.

Just finished these :



Yeah, it's not lifting a volvo, but it will be soon. I tested them on my DD just in case anything went catastrophically wrong, lol.
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:10 PM   #403
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Time to put the lift to work! I'm installing some Boge TurboGas/Sachs Advantage struts up front, and I have to say that whoever decided that the brake lines would have to come off in order to remove the struts deserves a swift kick in the nads. Yes I know you don't have to remove the housings to do the job, but everything under my car is caked in decades of dirt...so cleaning happens at the same time.

The gland nuts that came with the Sachs Advantage cartridges don't fit at all (coarse thread), but my stockers came off easily and were re-useable. I guess the early housings have different threads vs. the ABS ones? Either way, the job is done and the 15A strut plates went in as well. I'm waiting for a new caliper to arrive, because since I took them off, I need to bleed them...and obviously one of them snapped off as I was trying to open it.

After that I took a break to do some yard work...and the starter on my riding mower died. ARG. It's been an expensive day :(.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:27 PM   #404
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I won the 'rebuilt caliper lottery' today. The Raybestos caliper I ordered from Rockauto has both dimples where they should be. It looks like I might be driving my Volvo to work on friday .
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:53 PM   #405
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...and spoke too soon.

It must have been a caliper for the solid rotor, even though I specificially ordered one for the vented setup. It would not fit over the rotor, so I had to 'alter' it. I was then having issues bleeding it (my own fault, learned that later) so got frustrated and managed to get the snapped off bleeder out of the OG caliper. I cannibalized the 'new' part for it's bleeders and pins and put the old one back on. After figuring out how to bleed these fershlugginner calipers, everything is now cool...except I'm out $60 for the rebuilt caliper. Live and learn I guess.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:40 PM   #406
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It's been a glorious, but cloudy, day. I drove the car for the first time this year, since I was too sick *cough* to go to work today ;). Everything is working great, nothing's leaking, and I even washed it.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:46 PM   #407
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Best.

Weekend.

EVER.

My wife was visiting a friend in Toronto for the weekend, so all I did was work on my car, drive my car, go to the junkyard, eat chips and cheese curds, go to Princess Auto (Canadian version of Harbor Freight), and drive my car. I mean...I love my wife, but a sunny weekend with ONLY car stuff?! That's a once-a-year thing! :D

I also built a DIY power bleeder and tapped my spare B6304 block for a turbo oil return. Basically, I only came in the house to feed the cats, lol.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:18 AM   #408
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Congrats to your best weekend

Hopefully the next second best will come soon, Kay
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:52 PM   #409
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Hit up the local yard today and found TWO sets of T5 blues! Now I've got injectors for my eventual +T6 .

I also installed my H4 quad headlight conversion and a trans temp gauge. Tomorrow I'll be swapping to some 15" wheels to see if a newly-developed mega-shake in the steering wheel is tire related. Not too happy with that, since my 15's are fugly :(.

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Old 06-03-2019, 03:01 PM   #410
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F**k.
Collapsed soft lines on the pass side. Looks like a long weekend of brake bleeding ahead.

Although, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the chinese 'light' switch that I got off Amazon fits the stock foglight blank perfectly. It's a 100% match, size-wise . Now I can get to installing my fogs.

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