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Old 09-06-2015, 12:23 PM   #151
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This may sound a bit crazy, but use hairspray to seal your intercooler pipes. It sets up slowly and isnt as strong as glue, but I have used it quite a few times with great success.
I think I've heard about that before. I'll try that if just cleaning it up doesn't do the trick. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:56 PM   #152
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Couldn't help but notice you placed a brand new AC compressor... and now I'm wondering how cold your AC is at the vents? Would you say its modern car good ... or still typical of a 90s volvo?




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A few things taken care of before the VCOA Midsommar Meet. In the past couple months I've done a diff fluid service, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, and most recently this:



New OEM AC compressor. The wife preferred we have AC for the trip, since she's use to modern vehicles. Probably do the tranny fluid, since we'll be on the road for the weekend. I have some new polish and sealant to try out, but this Saturday I have an appt to take a couple of remaining dings out. We'll see if I get to the full clay bar and polish, but it's pretty much ready for the show.

Kinda bummed the M90 swap isn't ready and I haven't clocked and bracketed the 15g, but at this point it doesn't really bother me. Bite size projects are easier to do at this point in my life and the motivation to do the m90 and 15g swap is there, just have to find the time to do it right. The car is running stellar and like I said in the previous post, I've been doing some wire-brushing, cleaning and painting of engine bay stuff. Just getting things sorted well and cleaned up is pretty satisfying.

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Old 09-07-2015, 12:55 AM   #153
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I'd say it's 90s volvo cold. It works really well until you stop moving for a little while, then it's only good. It's not as cold as my dd 4runner, but then again it doesn't really get driven on 90+ degree days so it doesn't have to be.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:57 PM   #154
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Finished the EGR delete and Yoshifab CCV/catch can installation. Mr. Babbs hooked me up with a modded, non-EGR EZK chip and had it shipped to me super fast for super cheap; big thanks to him. Let it idle and warm up, let it sit and then took it for a drive. Check engine light didn't come on, so it looks like it was a successful couple weekends of work. There's always other projects to tackle tho.

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Old 09-15-2015, 03:44 PM   #155
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:01 PM   #156
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:13 PM   #157
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Did you spit shine that thing, damn, looks good!
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:26 AM   #158
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Photoshop! That thing is filthy in person.























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Old 09-21-2015, 11:51 AM   #159
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Thanks guys. I can say that the EGR delete definitely seemed to pep the car up. I've been disappointed in the lack of urgency this car has with the mods it has. It seems like it's finally developed slight traction issues in certain situations. It's not as quick as my old 740t, but it finally feels sturgeonfacingly quick for what it is. I've decided that the T5 injectors aren't up to snuff and the AW annoys me even more now. Looking forward to the 15g and M90 swaps, hopefully by spring those will be done and it'll be close to what I had in mind when I decided to slotted this into the project car role.

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Lol. Took it to Cars and Coffee this last weekend without detailing it and felt like an abject failure. I did put a brand new OEM front bumper on it. Dude, it's so dang crispy.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #160
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:42 PM   #161
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I've had an extra valve cover sitting downstairs for a while. I decided I needed to balance out the day yesterday with an manly activity after a daddy-daughter date dress shopping with my 3yo daughter.


Just your standard wrinkle finish with the letters sanded off. I'll hit the letters with some polish some time in the not too distant future. Didn't get any good pictures of it on the car, battery was dead. Looks good tho.

:edit: Pic from this morning.

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Old 11-11-2015, 12:02 PM   #162
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Bought some wheels this morning... Pics to follow when they arrive.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:25 PM   #163
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i love your build... so inspiring.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:27 PM   #164
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i love your build... so inspiring.
Wow, thanks. I feel like it's pretty mild right now, and I'm slow... but I enjoy the details. Hopefully by the spring it'll be more inspiringer. I really hope I can keep the motivation on boil through the winter. The struggle is real tho.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:11 PM   #165
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Got the wheels a day early. 17x8 BBS RG-R, 5x120, et40, forged, ~17lbs a piece.

The seller just taped some cardboard to the face and let er ride, but it looks like they got here unscathed. Look to be in really good shape, he said they only have about 10k miles on them. I have a cheapo ebay adapter for testfitting purposes left over from the 740. I'll check the room front and rear and then order some adapters, probably from Motorsports Tech. Disregard the stretched 215 40s on them right now, I'll be putting some appropriate rubber on them.






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Old 11-17-2015, 07:09 PM   #166
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:31 PM   #167
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:52 PM   #168
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Those are going to look great!
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:24 PM   #169
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Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to spring. Hopefully the car will be a little less invisible at cars and coffee.

So many factors when you're buying used wheels; cost, condition, width, offset, redrill vs adapt, weight, style, cost. I love 2 and 3 piece wheels with a nice lip, but I decided I really wanted something well under 20lbs a corner. To get a multipiece wheel that weighs around what these do, I'd easily have twice what I have in these. I love the spoke style of these, more aggressive than the Style 5s on my old 740 and the offset will allow me to put them where i want with adapters. Pretty stoked.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:14 PM   #170
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Put a straight pipe in place of the rear muffler and swapped over some old tires since the perfos are off. Str8 misfit yo.

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Old 11-25-2015, 03:46 PM   #171
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Dunno how I missed this.

Beautiful work! It's ridiculously clean.

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Man those BBS looks great on there!
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:36 PM   #173
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Thanks, adapters should be here Wednesday. Got some Michelin Pilot Super Sports mounted today. So going from 16x6.5 Perfos with 205-55s conti DWs to 17x8 BBS RG-Rs with 225-45s, looks like the new setup is the same weight if not slightly lighter on a bathroom scale.

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Old 12-07-2015, 12:21 AM   #174
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Well, the car is laid up for the winter. Took apart the exhaust over the weekend for a few reasons. I went ahead and chopped a bit out of height out of the downpipe as the center section of the exhaust was was sitting too low for my tastes. Bonus is that I'll be able to redo one of the crappier welds I did on it.

I'm also finally adding a 3" magnaflow cat (sorry Gaia) and I'll go ahead and add a flex section while I'm at it. The impetus for all this was simply adding a bung for the AEM Failsafe wideband I got recently. Seeing as solid stretches of time aren't the easiest to find and how slow i usually work, this should be a month long process.

:Edit: Who's the mod for the showroom section? I need to change the title of this.

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