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Old 09-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default I Kinda Bought a 945 Turbo

Finally.

Finally I have a wagon.


Canuckvolvo originally imported this car from New Jersey in 2004. It spent the better part of a decade in Calgary before he moved to British Columbia. Then, in the last few days of July 2013, at 177,560 miles (284,096 kms) it became mine. Mine!

Since this is a 1995 car, it's got a few goodies that set it apart from previous 940s. '95-'98 940s saw little improvements all over the place, bringing them closer to the massive 960 facelift in 1995. These additions include the glass moonroof, power seats with memory, new door soundproofing, and ambiguous non-turbo badging. Also, they no longer have boost gauges. The only way to tell that it was a factory turbo car was to look under the hood. Weird marketing tactics to sell more 850s, apparently.

How it sits currently, more or less:


Winter mode:


New rims shortly after I got the car:


When I picked up the car, here along with my old one:


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Engine
  • Rebuilt 530 head, OEM rear cam seal retainer (came with car)
  • Block-mounted 001 ignition distributor (came with car)
  • Kingsborne Wire Werks 8mm ignition wires in red with boot insulators, custom coil wire for block-mounted distributor
  • iPd Turbo Camshaft
  • Nuke Performance adjustable cam gear in blue, advanced 5°
  • DeeWorks stainless steel cam gear washer kit
  • Gates Racing kevlar timing belt in blue
  • B-Rod's modified upper B230FT timing cover for adjustable cam gears
  • B-Rod's custom painted B230FT valve cover in metallic tan and beige
  • Custom painted valve cover nuts in burnt orange
  • DeeWorks billet turbo 8-valve engine CBV vacuum line bracket in gunmetal
  • Silicone Intakes silicone vacuum lines in red
  • iPd billet engine oil cap in silver
  • iPd magnetic oil pan drain plug
  • ÜRO polyurethane alternator bushings in blue
  • Custom painted alternator guard in gold
  • Custom 8 AWG alternator ground wire to battery
  • Trust GReddy Oil Catch Can 1000
  • Stock air box delete, AEM 3" Dryflow cone filter, AEM Dryflow filter wrap
  • '92 Volvo 960 012 3" air mass meter
  • do88 Volvo 700/900 reinforced silicone turbo intake hose for 3" air mass meter in blue
  • thelostartof-chipped 954 ECU, 6,500 RPM redline ver.
  • thelostartof-chipped 204 gold box EZK
  • do88 Volvo 700/900 Turbo reinforced silicone idle air control valve hoses in red
  • OEM Volvo 75 kPa coolant expansion tank cap in black (came with black 150 kPa one)
  • do88 Volvo 700/940 Turbo reinforced silicone radiator hose kit in blue
  • do88 Volvo 940 reinforced silicone heater hose (water pump to heater core) in blue
  • Custom painted front cover plate and cover panel deflector in colour code #400 Beige Metallic (in honour of my first car), custom painted radiator support brackets in burnt orange
  • Auto Meter Sport-Comp (narrowband) LED air/fuel ratio gauge (came with car)
Turbo/Exhaust
  • VDO 15 PSI analogue boost gauge (came with car)
  • Modified 3" thelostartof exhaust: modified stock downpipe to 3" cat/pipes/Dynomax muffler, adapted iPd Big Bore stainless exhaust tip by TME Sweden
  • Perrin manual boost controller in red, set around 10 PSI
Suspension
  • iPd 25mm front/25mm rear anti-sway bars (came with car)
  • iPd 25mm anti-sway bar saddle and end links mounting kit with polyurethane bushings in blue
  • iPd Sport Lowering Springs (Blue Version)
  • Bilstein HD front strut inserts
  • Bilstein HD rear shocks
  • iPd adjustable upper strut tower brace by TME Sweden
  • '95+ Volvo 960 front control arm braces
  • Cherry Turbo lower chassis brace in red
  • iPd adjustable panhard rod in blue with polyurethane bushings
  • iPd Front Bushing Kit (polyurethane front strut rod bushings, rubber inner control arm stay bushings, rubber inner control arm bushings)
Wheels/Tires
  • Summers: 17"x7.5" ET20 TSW Blades
    • BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S rubber, 225/45R17 94H M+S with silver valve stems
    • Custom gold paint and clear coat
    • Custom painted centre hex nuts in blue
    • Custom painted fake RAYS billet aluminum valve stem caps in blue
    • TSW centre cap inserts
    • TSW rim decals
  • Winters: 15"x7" ET20 OEM Volvo Multi-X
    • Gislaved Nord*Frost 5 rubber, 195/65R15 91T M+S
    • Custom gold paint and clear coat
    • '12+ OEM Volvo R-Design iron mark centre caps in black
  • Gorilla spline drive lug nuts in blue
Exterior
  • '95+ Volvo 940/960/S90/V90 glass moonroof (came with car from factory)
  • Calgary Volvo Club decal on the tailgate (came with car)
  • Tinted rear windows (came with car), replaced rear right drop window (no tint) after break-in
  • Stock roof rack delete with iPd roof rack hole plug kit (came with car)
  • Volvo-branded roof rack towers by Thule in silver, early Thule 300 locking knobs, 50" load bars, various attachments, Volvo-branded Thule Big Mouth bike carriers, late-model Thule fairing, Volvo-branded Thule Mountaineer I box
  • Volvo P80 S70/V70/C70 angled front licence plate spacers in front and rear
  • VMS Racing billet licence plate nuts front in orange, rear in blue
  • RSI stainless licence plate badge in rear
  • '95+ Volvo 960/S90/V90 smooth door handles (came with car)
  • '90 Volvo 740 SE aero body kit
  • Custom "945 Turbo" badge in gunmetal
  • Custom conversion to one-year only '90 Volvo 740 Turbo front-end: custom painted eggcrate grille in black with chrome GLE frame and '00 Volvo V40 emblem, headlight trim, hood
  • 200K High Mileage badge (miles) with smokeyfan1000's grille bracket
  • Early Volvo 700 Turbo "Jurbo" grille badge
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 snowcap, painted black
  • '98 Volvo V90 rear tailgate latch with key, painted black
  • '95+ Volvo 960/V90 rear tailgate wiper arm, painted black
  • '01 Volvo S40 misting front washer nozzles
Exterior Lighting
  • OEM '90+ Volvo 740 LHD E-code glass headlights (came with car)
  • 35W 6000K bi-xenon HID headlights, slim digital ballast setup
  • OEM E-code corner lights
  • Dual rear fog lights (came with car)
  • OEM '98 Volvo V90 taillights
  • White CREE projector LED front running lights, red LED brake lights/rear fog lights, white CREE projector LED reverse lights, white LED rear licence plate lights
  • LED turn signal relay, yellow LED turn signals
  • OEM Volvo clear side markers, yellow LEDs, wired as running lights and alternating blinkers
Interior
  • Darth Vader LEGO minifig hanging from rear view mirror that the previous owner forbids me to remove (came with car)
  • eBay wood trim decal kit, dash and all doors (came with car)
  • Single A-pillar gauge pod (came with car)
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 moulded plastic floor mats in black
  • Courtesy handle for driver, clothes hooks in tan for both front courtesy handles
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 coin compartment in black
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 pen tray in black
  • OEM Volvo Roma steering wheel, MOMO/Grant steering wheel adapter, Volvo 740 non-air-bag horn ring
  • OEM Volvo horn button for MOMO steering wheels
  • '92 Volvo 960 collapsible emergency reflector triangle kit
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 leather cup holder armrest in tan
  • OEM Volvo 700/900 moulded plastic wagon trunk mat in black
  • Napolex Broadway 300R blue glass wide convex rear-view mirror
  • 15A's custom Volvo 780 Bertone double DIN radio mounting frame with LED voltmeter
  • Front and rear door speaker cover grilles in late-model tan
  • '95+ Volvo 960/S90/V90 "Volvo" door sill strips
  • iPd tailgate panel repair/reinforcement kit
  • '95+ Volvo 940/960/V90 deluxe cargo cover with parcel shelf in tan
  • C600 5.0MP/1080P dash cam
  • Capdase Racer Mount T2 cigarette port charger/holder, upgraded with modified Qi wireless charging with one-handed auto-lock
Interior Lighting
  • Lighted window switches on all doors (came with car)
  • The Tuning-Shop (eBay UK) stainless steel gauge rings, red LED dash lights, red LED ambient temperature gauge light
  • White LED lights in dome lamp, cargo area, glove box, centre console rear panel w/ seat belt reminder light and custom red LEDs
  • Dash lighting Volvo 740 bulb socket conversions, red LED climate control unit lights, dash switch lights, fuse area/cigarette lighter light
Entertainment
  • JVC KS-RF150 12-disc RF modulator CD changer (came with car)
  • JVC KW-XR610 double DIN CD deck
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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When I picked it up:



The first full day of wagon ownership...



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Old 09-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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Came with E-codes and clear corners! Sold the corners and replaced them with the coloured ones though.





I've since tossed the clear tails and the iPd/TME Sweden turbo exhaust as well.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Heh.



I'm still unsure as to what wheels these are. They were manufactured by CSA of Australia, and are either called Diplomats or Stars (Momo Star replicas).

They are not Geminis.



Block-mounted distributor mod:

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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As a 1995 car, it's got a few goodies such as the glass moonroof, the power seats with memory and ambiguous non-turbo badging. Also doesn't have a boost gauge. The only way to tell that it was a factory turbo car was to look under the hood. Weird marketing ideas.
I was told in '95 (last year the 940 was offered in US) that volvo was just trying to use up parts so a lot of the cars got funky dash(gauges)/emblems/wheel combinations.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #6
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Yup, so I heard as well. Apparently that was their way to upsell the 850 Turbo.

Here's the interior when I got it. Look at those fake wood trim decals! The little Lego Darth Vader I have to keep, by command of Canuckvolvo. It's still called Darth Wagon, though with the tinted windows, I've been told "Darth Hearse" is another possible name.



Emissions testing is brutal for older cars here, especially modified ones. Darth passed with no issues, thankfully. It was the its first time ever and likely the last time it will ever have to do it, as the program is being phased out soon.



Also found these winners in the glove box...


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Old 09-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #8
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Very nice wagon, I like it

Those rims look very similar to a set of mine, same size too 15x6,5 ET18 or something. I

bought them used from a volvo dealer some years ago but they are not OEM. Not bad BTW

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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Congrats; very nice platform & mods, too.

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #10
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Very excited to watch this build.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #11
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Thanks, all!

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Very nice wagon, I like it

Those rims look very similar to a set of mine, same size too 15x6,5 ET18 or something. I

bought them used from a volvo dealer some years ago but they are not OEM. Not bad BTW

From the pic, it looks like it's ET22? There are a lot of markings on your wheel.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:58 PM   #12
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Sweet! Needs e-codes with fogs though
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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Overplayed lol...going to swap a 1990 740 eggcrate on to it, since all you Europeans do 940 front-end conversions on your 740s. #hipster
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From the pic, it looks like it's ET22? There are a lot of markings on your wheel.

Ahahah I think you are on right! they are ET22

They are Canonica Big Star rims. AKA the fake Gemini

Very nice car BTW! and I agree with Rada, with some E-Code lights it would be perfect
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It does have E-codes right now, just the non-fog ones.

Oddly enough, I probably have all the non-fog E-codes in Vancouver in my possession, if not all of BC. Pretty sure a few cars back East have these E-Codes too.
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Nice easy to read thread. Cool find, your going to love having a wagon around!
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What does this mean for your awesome sedan? You pretty much are the only reason I like that colour, and your sedan was a leader in making me like 7's.
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Nice easy to read thread. Cool find, your going to love having a wagon around!
Thanks! I already love it and will never go back to a sedan. Unless I have to.
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What does this mean for your awesome sedan? You pretty much are the only reason I like that colour, and your sedan was a leader in making me like 7's.
Selling it! Thanks for the support though!
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First week of ownership and I took it camping:





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I need a new tent, but in the meantime...





Heh.



The car was great, but it did bottom out a few times in the campground and then the rear main seal blew on the highway. Barely made it to the ferry home, then found a pool of oil under the car when we docked at the mainland.

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Took the TSW Blades out of storage and put tires on them, as well as got some tires for a set of Hydras. They will go on the old car to be sold. :(

I love how all this fits in the wagon! :-)



Swapping as much good stuff from the gold car as possible, including the intake and the HIDs.


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This was a lot more annoying and sketchy to do than I thought. Installed the OEM Roma wheel in place of the ugly, stock steering wheel. Still feel uneasy about taking out the airbag though...





And got the the TSWs on!

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Car came with an aftermarket CD changer...



...in which I found some CDs hahaha



Started the process of putting in fender sidemarkers. Just waiting on the wiring to come in now.

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Next up was swapping the TLAO exhaust from the gold car over. The lady and I drove the cars to her dad's shop. She thought the 740 was fun to drive!



Raised the car. Let's look at the dirty underside haha



Here are the two exhausts out.


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Threw in the Cherry Turbo lower chassis brace:



Girlfriend's dad though it would be hilarious to put this exhaust tip on...I disagree haha

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