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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-28-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By volvostud
Buying Used XC90 _ help understanding reports

I'm pretty in the know on Volvo's having owned 12 of them so far. But what I don't know is carfax and used cars. I know to avoid former rental cars and I know everyone prefers one owner direct sales...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
SO the service writer is an idiot and his boss is...

SO the service writer is an idiot and his boss is gonna hear about it. He called me on Wednesday afternoon to say that they had installed the fuel pump (under recall) but that his tech had told him...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
Blown fuel pump. Happens to be the model covered...

Blown fuel pump. Happens to be the model covered in the recall, so no cost there. maybe I can get them to cover my tow.

They said the engine is running a little rough still, with a check engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
So thoughts then on no pressure if not the...

So thoughts then on no pressure if not the pressure switch? I'm not hearing any spin up on the pump, so guessing that must be it either dead pump or dead electric leading to pump. Is the small round...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
So thoughts then on no pressure if not the...

So thoughts then on no pressure if not the pressure switch? I'm not hearing any spin up on the pump, so guessing that must be it either dead pump or dead electric leading to pump. Is the small round...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
Talk about understatement, finally the dash has a...

Talk about understatement, finally the dash has a ' Reduced engine performance' warning. No change with five more gallons of gas. Tapped on the gas tank and filter with no change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
Talk about understatement, finally the dash has a...

Talk about understatement, finally the dash has a ' Reduced engine performance' warning. No change with five more gallons of gas. Tapped on the gas tank and filter with no change.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
None when engine is off and no gas or liquid...

None when engine is off and no gas or liquid dripping.

So one thought, how likely is it that the tank would show ~30% and actually be empty? Parked fairly flat.

If no fuel at rail, guessing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,947
Posted By volvostud
Need Help ASAP - S60 just died

My wife drove into to visit me in Houston while I am working on a project here. About 2 hours ago she went to leave. Started her 2003 S60 2.4T and set the AC to full blast. The car ran for a few...
Forum: showroom 02-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By volvostud
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictur...

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/vehicle-pictures/2009/volvo/xc70/5936-061-front-center-divider-480.jpg

Problem is even the universal stuff is not exactly the right size. and there is not...
Forum: showroom 02-22-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By volvostud
Building a locking Console - 2010 XC70

I've been trying to figure out a safe and secure way to lock up my valuables should I have to leave my car unattended. The need became more clear this morning when I discovered my ipod and GPS...
Forum: showroom 01-28-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,692
Posted By volvostud
A friend here in Austin has one they have talked...

A friend here in Austin has one they have talked about selling. In great shape they want 20kish for it. I was like ISH.


Would be totally awesome, but not very useful.
Forum: showroom 01-05-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,849
Posted By volvostud
Last Q on the wheels, Size and width? Guessing...

Last Q on the wheels, Size and width? Guessing 17x7?
Forum: showroom 01-04-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,849
Posted By volvostud
How are the wheels working out for you? I'd love...

How are the wheels working out for you? I'd love to throw some more modern steelies on my 68 wagon but am always worried about appropriate backspacing.
Forum: showroom 12-06-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By volvostud
If you decide not to use it, PM me. If it will...

If you decide not to use it, PM me. If it will fit my Amazon I'd rock it.
Forum: showroom 11-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,441
Posted By volvostud
Speak for yourself. I just sorta like the guy.

Speak for yourself. I just sorta like the guy.
Forum: showroom 11-15-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,441
Posted By volvostud
For the time I'll be down to just the S60, xc70,...

For the time I'll be down to just the S60, xc70, and 122. There are plans for another wagon, but not yours unless it comes in a 250$ rolling chassis version.
Forum: showroom 11-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,441
Posted By volvostud
Speaking of, when you haters wanna swap all the...

Speaking of, when you haters wanna swap all the good stuff off my 240? I am almost done returning the interior to stock then all I have is the headlights. Then she goes on CL.

IPD Sport exhaust...
Forum: showroom 09-30-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
I know I was kidding. So sent the same...

I know I was kidding.

So sent the same photos to my dealer and still havn't gotten a response. Might be time to find a new dealer. Tonight I'll look and see if it has gotten any worse.

It...
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
Barely. Picked up the week the deal went through,...

Barely. Picked up the week the deal went through, so this one is still make in Sweden.

I plan on collecting an oil sample for testing prior to the first oil change.
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
Nice Ninja edit. So it spent 2 weeks at the...

Nice Ninja edit.

So it spent 2 weeks at the port in Brussels then another month at the port in Baltimore. In addition to the 10 days crossing the Atlantic.

Fortunately it is in TX, where we...
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
SMW. Soccer Mom Wagon.

SMW. Soccer Mom Wagon.
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
Would the dealer have done that when we picked...

Would the dealer have done that when we picked the car up? I can't imagine that is part of their normal pre-pickup routine.

Maybe Volvo shipping before it left the US. Cleaned up to meet US...
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
That is what I thought at first, but it is so...

That is what I thought at first, but it is so universal, on just about everything, that I figured maybe they got a coat of paint, or seal or something.
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,963
Posted By volvostud
New Volvo Oxidizing Aluminum Fail

Our overseas delivery XC70 finally made it to Austin last week. This weekend I finally popped the hood to check out the T6. I was a little surprised to find the following:
...
Forum: showroom 09-27-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 203,159
Posted By volvostud
Will you be my friend? I love my bone stock...

Will you be my friend?

I love my bone stock 100% original wagon, but when I started looking for an amazon a few years ago, this was much closer to what I wanted to do. Not that I have the skills...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,888
Posted By volvostud
Clean our your inbox Jared. I gots notes to send...

Clean our your inbox Jared. I gots notes to send you.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,888
Posted By volvostud
PM me the name of the PO's mechanic. I got some...

PM me the name of the PO's mechanic. I got some super shoddy work that needs doing.

Kidding about needing work. But I do wanna know who to avoid.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-03-2010, 02:23 PM
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Views: 292,982
Posted By volvostud
I want that so bad it hurts.

I want that so bad it hurts.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-01-2010, 03:48 PM
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Views: 1,624
Posted By volvostud
Painting wheels - giving some 3d shade

http://www.volvocars.com/imageweb/661722d7-dd0c-46ed-950a-0b088ff87d8d.jpg

That is the goal. The promo photo for the volvo XC70 Merac.

This is a more realistic photo:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,311
Posted By volvostud
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=212...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=212619&highlight=melt

I'll try some of this stuff tonight.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,311
Posted By volvostud
Melting fuses - Fuel Pump

My 91 240.

So the last year or so I've been going through fuses on the main fuel pump. At first I thought I was blowing them, but I just looked at the few I still had in the door pocket and it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,221
Posted By volvostud
THe problem is finding an 1800 rear end to swap...

THe problem is finding an 1800 rear end to swap in. I had one lined up, but it fell through.

I've got a 68 220, so it will take the 1800 with minimal effort.

I've got an M41 to install, so...
Forum: showroom 08-26-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,481
Posted By volvostud
You mean like this: ...

You mean like this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3962969899_a209748ae2_z.jpg?zz=1
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By volvostud
Relays seem like a lot of work for nothing....

Relays seem like a lot of work for nothing. Unless you are running some superstar bulbs back there.
Nothing special needed, but you'll probably want to rewire from the front back, since 28yrs have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,221
Posted By volvostud
Amazon rear gear change

Anyone have insight on doing a rear gearing change on an amazon wagon? Possible? Can it be done with just a gear swap, or the whole rear-end?

Why oh why did they gear these things so poorly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,819
Posted By volvostud
That is certainly the plan.

That is certainly the plan.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,819
Posted By volvostud
OH yeah- What is part 11? It's a copper...

OH yeah-

What is part 11? It's a copper coil. It looked like somebody had punched it with a flat screwdriver. Mechanic pointed it out and asked if we had ever had anyone work on the shifter...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,819
Posted By volvostud
KLow was right. I went over there yesterday...

KLow was right. I went over there yesterday after work to see what was really wrong. Broken Detents.

I skipped the middle man in the front office and just went out to speak with the wrench. He...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By volvostud
I can feel my front end shimmy a little bit when...

I can feel my front end shimmy a little bit when I turn hard into parkinglots, usually worse when the lot is higher or lower than the road I am on. I blame bushings/ball joints, as the car is still...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By volvostud
Dead bushings, ball joints, etc.

Dead bushings, ball joints, etc.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 331,273
Posted By volvostud
Perhaps you could start a different thread where...

Perhaps you could start a different thread where you just list out all your favorite chemicals.

I've got a handful of different rubber bits that either need to be replaced or refurbished on my...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,819
Posted By volvostud
Have you had anything else in there go bad? ...

Have you had anything else in there go bad?

I'm headed over to the shop at lunch today to verify with my own eyes that the whole shift assembly is toast and needing to be replaced.

These folks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,819
Posted By volvostud
Bad to worse. Never a good thing when the...

Bad to worse.

Never a good thing when the mechanic describes a part on your car as 'hand grenaded'. So they were in replacing the shift cable and found that there were a number of bits associated...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By volvostud
Driveshaft bearing going out?

Where about is there a bearing in the drive assembly that would turn even at 500 rpm with the car in neutral headed down a hill?

I noticed a sound that was very similar to a greaseless bearing...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,354
Posted By volvostud
Did you mod that airbox? If so, what was the...

Did you mod that airbox? If so, what was the donor box? I've got an extra 3" K&N laying around and could put it to good use.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,819
Posted By volvostud
The popping into GT was only one of the problems....

The popping into GT was only one of the problems. Getting the thing to move up and down through PRND was a b***h too. Granted I don't think they had actually pulled the console off when they made the...
Forum: showroom 08-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By volvostud
Yeah it is already leather wrapped. A real nice...

Yeah it is already leather wrapped. A real nice wheel, but beige. They discolor rather quickly. We got the Not in the USA brown leather interior, so I want a wheel wrap that is about the same color...
Forum: showroom 08-17-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By volvostud
Anyone do auto upholstery work?

My new xc70 shows up this week and I'm trying to figure out how to put a wheelskin on the beige power steering wheel.

http://images.autoshopper.com/WA/ab%20barrvolv/photos/YV1960AS9A1120892-5.jpg...
Forum: events 08-17-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,741
Posted By volvostud
Looks like a white beemer is required for this...

Looks like a white beemer is required for this event. Too bad.
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