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Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By scottalot
Been working for a glass co. for fifteen years.....

Been working for a glass co. for fifteen years.. Anytime we have to order bent glass it is very expensive - half the price is shipping. It comes in a wood crate that is foam filled in the bottom,...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,400
Posted By scottalot
Wanted to let everyone know that their help...

Wanted to let everyone know that their help pitched in to get the job done :) Was the number 7 coil. Really nothing to the job - biggest part was removing the center console, which was nothing in...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,400
Posted By scottalot
I like the idea of just changing the coil and...

I like the idea of just changing the coil and then checking it. Will pass the info. to the owner and hope to help him solve his issues asap. Thnaks again for the helpful replies and whatnot. I fully...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,400
Posted By scottalot
Hopefully, this weekend will be the weekend to...

Hopefully, this weekend will be the weekend to handle this plug issue. The owner (my pal) wants to just do the plug number 7, boot, and coil. He's not keeping the Van much longer before retirement...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,400
Posted By scottalot
Well, given all of the pros and cons here I...

Well, given all of the pros and cons here I believe we're going for it. He has a second mode of transportation so its not terrible stressful. I will make sure to pre-oil the plugs and take all...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,400
Posted By scottalot
Thanks for the tips and pdf everyone. I am not...

Thanks for the tips and pdf everyone. I am not looking forward to this. Hopefully we don't have any plug breakage issues. His Van only has 60k on it but they are all city miles.. Little nervous about...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,400
Posted By scottalot
Ford Mechanics help pls. 800.00 for plugs

Got a bud that has a 2004 Ford E-350 Work Van with the 5.4 liter Gas engine. Has 60,000 miles on it at the moment. Started running rough the other day and he took it to Advance and they pulled codes...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thanks for the tip on parts :) I am a fan of...

Thanks for the tip on parts :)
I am a fan of the Sub's and could see myself driving one one day.. I'll keep my eyes peeled for a red one on the road..
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Finally got some time in on the car Friday...

Finally got some time in on the car Friday evening. Changed the nasty looking oil/filter, got the Antenna up, cleaned up the inside a little and replaced the material on the back dash.. Oil that came...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Well, for my sake I hope I don't have to 'work'...

Well, for my sake I hope I don't have to 'work' to much on this 240. Nevertheless, if & when I do, because I'm sure that day will come. I am very glad that its an easy vehicle to repair.. Hopefully,...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Wasn't planning on getting one quite this old.....

Wasn't planning on getting one quite this old.. But when it came up for sale, with the low price, low miles considering age, and seems to run and drive well, I figured what the heck - why not..
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Forum: The Garage 03-21-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Riverland Terrace is a great area and you're...

Riverland Terrace is a great area and you're right that is something to see this time of the year.. The Oaks really are awesome :)

Not sure that I want to search the heater Fan switch, I take it...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
I'm sure you're right.. Honestly, I was just...

I'm sure you're right.. Honestly, I was just happy the dang thing cooled air at all.. On the flip side, the heater worked well this morning :D
Oddly, its a rarity for me to even use AC in my...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thanks, its hidden in the photo angles but its...

Thanks, its hidden in the photo angles but its got a few dents and dings, but what would you expect for a car of this age and price. I agree the plastic wheels are pretty shotty, may have to keep my...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
The Girl :)

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Forum: The Garage 03-19-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Ahh, good advice on the Tranny flush.. Will check...

Ahh, good advice on the Tranny flush.. Will check that for sure and flush if it hasn't been done already.. It shifts great, was very surprised out how smoothe yet strong the Transmission feels.. Will...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thanks for the link.. That looks perfect :D As...

Thanks for the link.. That looks perfect :D
As for service, it was just gone through, belts, fluids, even has new wiper blades.. Got a feeling the sale price just covered the service work...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thanks fellas, I really like it.. Its an...

Thanks fellas, I really like it.. Its an automatic, I need to put a new radio in it as the one in there right now doesn't work.. That's ok though, a trip to Walmart and that will be handled.. I'm...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Wow, Thanks for the link and that is a good...

Wow, Thanks for the link and that is a good looking car.. LOL WHICH WOULD FIGURE as I just bought a vehicle today.. Can you guess what it is????? A VOLVO :rofl:roflGOt a 1991 Volvo 240 Sedan. Not the...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Well, looked at two Jeeps today and bother were a...

Well, looked at two Jeeps today and bother were a bust. Bother advertised perfect condition, blah blah blah. First one only had 102k on it.. Must have spent its life submerged in salt h2o, rusted...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
I have seen a couple Std Cab Stick Toyota's for...

I have seen a couple Std Cab Stick Toyota's for sale. One, the best around here, was a 99' with 130k on it for 5G's. Some normal wear and tear, small dent in the front bumper- would have to replace...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Mr. Canoehead, I have kept an eye out on the...

Mr. Canoehead, I have kept an eye out on the Rangers. I'm kind of over the Dodge thing for now as I've had three in my time. Mostly Rams, but for the whole I feel like the suspension on them is not...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Well, I must admit, at this point I'm really just...

Well, I must admit, at this point I'm really just ending my Volvo search.. Should rename the thread Toyota/Honda haha..

We're on the same page when it comes to vehicles. I just want something...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
With all of that said I'm really leaning towards...

With all of that said I'm really leaning towards the Toyota's and Hondas now.. Either an accord or Camry, but would really prefer a Stick shift - Ext. Cab 6cyl Toyota P/up.. They are out there, its...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
foxtrapper

Thanks Foxtrapper, I think.. I say think because--- I am at this point a little confused LOL. I took in a good portion of your reply but got a little lost in the beginning. I don't mind tooling with...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Great Schools for the children. I never...

Great Schools for the children. I never personally went to either but have known many people whom did.. You would be familiar with my stomping grounds then - James Island..



I really...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Very good to know for those confused help me...

Very good to know for those confused help me moments :D



Also, thanks for the sites and area to get parts and find help/info on. Will be very useful once I get my Volvo and start picking at...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
[QUOTE=tdvt;20924120]The reason I asked is that I...

[QUOTE=tdvt;20924120]The reason I asked is that I lived in Charleston for 14 years. There is a long history of Volvo's there & as you say, in that climate you really don't need AWD.

Yes, no AWD...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thank you very much for the wealth of knowledge...

Thank you very much for the wealth of knowledge related to me search. I will keep all of this in mind while I continue my search ..

Chucktown = Charleston SC, A good place to live if I don't say...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Looking hard, thanks for the Brickboard.com link,...

Looking hard, thanks for the Brickboard.com link, looks like a great little forum for Volvo knowledge. Also found a few for sale in the classifieds at that site. Gonna register and see if I can maybe...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
It would seem the car reviews al acattered all...

It would seem the car reviews al acattered all over the place. I really can't decide at this point which is the best way to go. I only need the car/truck/whatever to get me 4 miles twice daily and...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
First off, Funny you mention Toyota Pickups as...

First off, Funny you mention Toyota Pickups as that is something else I have on my list but have failed to mention. I really like the late 90's-early 00 models w/ extended cab. I know they run...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
I don't really need an all AWD myself. However,...

I don't really need an all AWD myself. However, if I find a good car for the money I'm not to discouraged by it. Its weird to have to replace all tires if one goes out.. I do not know much about this...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
With all this info. it drives a hard bargin as to...

With all this info. it drives a hard bargin as to what is best. I guess, it really does come down to how it was treated, maintained, and driven. I'm really in no major hurry to buy. My wife on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
While we're talking Station Wagons.. What's the...

While we're talking Station Wagons.. What's the general feeling when it comes to Volkswagen's? Say the 2003 ish models..
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thanks everyone for the replies and good info....

Thanks everyone for the replies and good info. I'm looking all over the place for either an older Volvo Wagon or a Subaru with moderately low miles. I fond a 2006 Suzuki Forenza Wagon right on my...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
You make for a tempting example of ownership :) I...

You make for a tempting example of ownership :) I have always liked those as well.. If I do buy one it will be a wagon for sure. If you all can't tell I'm itching for a wagon. Sold the big truck and...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Thanks everyone for the replies.. Those were...

Thanks everyone for the replies.. Those were enough to scare me away from a newer Volvo.. I do like the older ones still and have known many to run forever and ever..

I do like the Subaru wagons...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,001
Posted By scottalot
Volvo Car Knowledge Needed

Looking at buying a new to me used car or truch since I sold my truck. Really don't care to much which one I get.

I do have some draw towards the Volvo Station Wagons, my age is showing lol..
...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By scottalot
Well that is seriously screwed up!!! I hope that...

Well that is seriously screwed up!!! I hope that old lady went back to the rip-off mechanic place and beat em' over the head with her over sized old lady purse :D
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