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Old 10-07-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default New To me C30

After a 3 year hiatus from Volvo I am back in one and I am in love.

Plans: Fix the rear wheels. LED Tails with more Lumenz (since the tint actually looks good on this one). Fix the suspension and various oil leaks while keeping an eye out for some decent seat replacements. Oh, and quiet down the exhaust as it's 3'' straight pipe right now. Sounds amazing above 3k, but before it hits the sweet spot you have to endure the wet fart noises.

It has most of the power bolt on goodies, intake, inter cooler, flash, exhaust. It's quick enough for a DD.

It needs a swaybars badly (maybe because of the 10'' rimpz in the back?) so I will keep an eye out for that one.
If anyone has a set of 18" MIDIR rims for this car I would love to trade you.



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Old 10-07-2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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Oooh, what wheels are those?

I changed from the stock 18s to some powdercoated Propus wheels, after bending one of the 18"s on my first weekend of ownership.

For a DD, with tiny brakes, it doesn't need big wheels like the R.

Whats wrong with the seats?

Which oil leaks does it have? I guess the camseals like to go on these


Edit, wow, the best picture I have is in the rain after loading it up to go canoeing....

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Old 10-07-2019, 05:11 PM   #3
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Car is cool. Rear poke looks 0/10 though. 18x9s should look really good on it.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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Nice purchase, that's the combo I want if I'm ever able to get myself one.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:14 PM   #5
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Oooh, what wheels are those?


Whats wrong with the seats?

Which oil leaks does it have? I guess the camseals like to go on these

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Seats are not in the best shape.

Well. I fixed the oil pan since I busted it the second day I had it. It's speaking somewhere from the top, probably cam seals as you mentioned
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:06 PM   #6
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Nice looking car, good score. Of course I agree the rear rims are a bit silly, but still...great score. I really like the white and black combo.

My nitpick is tinted rear lights, not a fan even if they look good.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:05 PM   #7
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I’ve always love the C30 in white. If I ever had one that would be the only color I’d want, maybe black. Sounds like you have good plans for it, starting with the rear poke. I too, like the non tinted taillights, at the end of the day it’s your car, enjoy it!
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I passed a clean one of these up for $600 with a blown engine. I had 4 cars in the driveway at the time, and I'm focused on my 242, but still...
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:09 AM   #9
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Car is cool. Rear poke looks 0/10 though. 18x9s should look really good on it.
agreed, nice looking little car but too much wheel.
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Solid cars. Great find Fige
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:59 PM   #11
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If you find the cam seals are leaking (which is likely), replace the PCV oil trap/filter housing assembly. They fail allowing excessive crank case pressure, popping the seals. Does the engine make a whistle sound? That's an obvious sign of failure of the box. Sometimes its just venting out the cam seals though, and you won't hear anything. The whistle would go away with the dipstick pulled.

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If you find the cam seals are leaking (which is likely), replace the PCV oil trap/filter housing assembly. They fail allowing excessive crank case pressure, popping the seals. Does the engine make a whistle sound? That's an obvious sign of failure of the box. Sometimes its just venting out the cam seals though, and you won't hear anything. The whistle would go away with the dipstick pulled.

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Only whistle from the turbo.

Yeah. Not looking forward to doing cam seals at all. Is the cam hold down tool necessary? I'm reading mixed results
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:41 PM   #13
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I bet the C30 will be the 242 of the next 10 years. Gonna be hard to find soon i think.
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I bet the C30 will be the 242 of the next 10 years. Gonna be hard to find soon i think.
I do think it is one of the prettiest models Volvo has made the last 30 years. Right next to the v70R
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Only whistle from the turbo.

Yeah. Not looking forward to doing cam seals at all. Is the cam hold down tool necessary? I'm reading mixed results
They're not bad. I would strongly recommend the lock tools. It will be a life saver. I think you can get them cheap on amazon. I personally wouldn't attempt them without the tools.

Change the filter housing anyways while you're refreshing the car.

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The whistle would go away with the dipstick pulled.
That's almost sig-worthy.

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