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Old 08-31-2017, 08:43 PM   #1476
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Unless you break the cardinal rule "only one not running vehicle at a time", break that and your prowess moves its a$$ to the couch.
Can confirm, I'm currently at 3.


....but she likes my running ones and that I keep hers running so I'm somehow miraculously in her good books.

OH I KNOW WHY....none of the non-runners are in the driveway
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:44 PM   #1477
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E-codes. A guy in Europe has the lights, signals, trims, wiring for $300. But his seller review is so-so.

Came across this great HID thread.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=318235


And then went to FCP.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...embly-left-240


Thoughts / suggestions? Worth the effort?
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:08 AM   #1478
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Hey, thanks. Great insight / much appreciated.

As my family will attest, I have long struggled with hanging on to stuff. I've had dirt bikes, loved them but run out of time to play, and sold them. Had hot rods, broke them and run out of money to fix them, and sold them. I don't seem to do well with things that sit around. I'm aware of the defect (impatience) and am working to address. The DL has been good, as access is good (out in the garage or chatting on TB) and the cost reasonable.

I would love to do the coast to coast road trip in the car. Camp in the back. Take the roads less traveled. That would be awesome.

My perception is that most non-car (normal?) people don't put much value the satisfaction of improving a car then driving it someplace. While the trip and the destination are vital, the thrill of using something you fixed is more so (to me).

Soo, going forward. I still have a "list" of stuff to fix. And winter busyness is just around the corner. But I am conscious of the fact that I will need "direction" for the next stage of Volvo fun. Now that she's approaching reliability and functionality, what next? Fix the body? Plus T the motor? T5 trans? The heater effort has reminded me that the task should (when possible) be interesting / fun. I've been at low point with the car as I soldier on with (or flat ignore) a task I don't enjoy.

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I will be chewed out for this, but adding a plus T did add some unnecessary complexity to my otherwise reliable car. oil, coolant lines, extra heat, not much power with my 13c turbo from 940 turbo. I would recommend a plus T but at the same time maintaining a vehicle takes priority in your case. sounds like your gearbox is still holding up. i have had luck with my m47 even with turbo
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:36 AM   #1479
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E-codes. A guy in Europe has the lights, signals, trims, wiring for $300. But his seller review is so-so.

Came across this great HID thread.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=318235


And then went to FCP.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...embly-left-240


Thoughts / suggestions? Worth the effort?
If you can somehow get E-Codes for less than that, go for it! I know I want em. The big thing with the halogens is to make sure you're getting as much voltage to the plug as possible. Bulbs are designed to be run at 13v. I am in the process of planning out my attack plan for rewiring and utilizing extra relays to get the most out of the halogens.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:48 AM   #1480
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Good stuff. Thx!
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:11 PM   #1481
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I am in the process of planning out my attack plan for rewiring and utilizing extra relays to get the most out of the halogens.
Sooo going by the Daniel stern lighting wiring diagram?
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:07 PM   #1482
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Been a rough patch. Really frustrated with work / life balance. At a point in life where the income / out-go has a decent balance, but there is no time to enjoy it. I've resigned myself to the likelihood that this will not change until retirement. It is what it is.

Further thoughts on project direction: I've been giving serious thought to buying a 740/940, swapping the turbo motor and parting-out the balance. For the time being, I've decided to continue to focus improving the cars functionality / reliability and appearance. That should be enough to keep me busy / interested.


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Old 09-11-2017, 09:09 PM   #1483
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Never been thrilled about having the fire extinguisher in the way back under the trap door. Not sure where I'll put it, but I like the look of these mounts.


http://www.firesupplydepot.com/amere...r-bracket.html





http://www.firesupplydepot.com/amere...r-bracket.html


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Old 09-11-2017, 09:17 PM   #1484
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I have one of these little bad boys right next to the driver's seat down next to the seatbelt reel.

No bracket or anything, it just nests in there, and is ready to go at a moment's notice...

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:26 PM   #1485
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Well heck. Here's me trying to be all scientific...

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:29 PM   #1486
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Ya the 2 C cell maglight kinda wedges it in there..
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:45 AM   #1487
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Ya the 2 C cell maglight kinda wedges it in there..
Meaning he's got two life saving objects next to his seat...a fire killer and a human killer.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:16 AM   #1488
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:53 AM   #1489
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Same as ken. Minus the mag light.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:59 PM   #1490
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Ordered $175 worth of Dynamat Superlite sound deadening. 48 SF.

After talking to Wgusler here in Florida, it sounds like a worthwhile effort. As it is, the car is noisy! Especially in fifth gear. Be nice to be able to hear the radio on the trip to Davis.

No better time than now as the interior is apart. Hope it beats me home.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:03 PM   #1491
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Always wanted to go that route but I'm too cheap to spend the money on it. Let me know how it turns out.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:08 PM   #1492
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Meaning he's got two life saving objects next to his seat...a fire killer and a human killer.
Lol the mag light is just for illumination, the mercator K55K in my pocket is what cuts the cake.

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How does the 740 two-speed fan relay work? Will the Saab T work? Seems like it would need a "low" and a "high" temp sensor?

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How does the 740 two-speed fan relay work? Will the Saab T work? Seems like it would need a "low" and a "high" temp sensor?

Thx,
Two pins for low and high speed. Ground the low one and the fan kicks on low. Ground both or just high and the fan will go on high. The way I did it was a Saab T in the upper hose and a manual switch for high, mainly since I didn't bother wiring it into the AC to turn on automatically. You could also probably find a 2 speed temp sensor on eBay.
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Ahh. So the factory had the second fan speed triggered by the A/C? Not some "melt down imminent" secondary temp sensor?
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Ahh. So the factory had the second fan speed triggered by the A/C? Not some "melt down imminent" secondary temp sensor?
I dunno how it was factory. That's just my setup. My last radiator also had an overheat switch in the corner so I wired that to high speed, but the original rad I swapped in doesn't have that.
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