I Love Volvos...I cannot lie

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by STBNE, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Well it looks like we joined the club. This was a gift for my stepdaughter to get through college. I have some issues to take care of though.
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  2. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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  3. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    The Volvo SUV has come a long way...:lol3 IMG_1941.JPG
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  4. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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  5. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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  6. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    Love the BAT site..All vehicles are quality photographed...with well written descriptions....:bmwrider
  7. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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  8. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    Sold for $12250...wow...
  9. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    From the pile of old magazines in the garage. I'd forgotten about this concept car.
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  10. pzvt

    pzvt Been here awhile

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    That is the minimum to get to daily driver. What do people spend for a rotisserie restore.? A majority of the problem to keep these on the road.
  11. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    The ford years definitely improved reliability in some areas and reduced build quality in others. We are on our 4th Volvo..

    2000 S40. Great interior, most comfortable seats of any car I’ve ever driven, many many cross country trips in that car. Eventually got to the point where the engine was incapable of keeping oil contained inside no matter what and trust me I did everything to keep up.

    1st Gen XC60, almost every suspension component was stamped FoMoCo. Had the front axle spline problem and ate an axle pretty prematurely but was under warranty. Was a pretty good car otherwise.

    2nd Gen XC60, wheel bearing failed at 50k. No other problems, love the car.

    Our 240DL was just about perfect but every suspension component wore out at the same time and wasn’t interested in putting any money in it.
  12. spuh

    spuh Been here awhile

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    Really? The only improvement I can recall is interior plastics. What else?
  13. leavundst

    leavundst Been here awhile Supporter

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    We got this as a loaner for a few weeks. Excited to try out the co-pilot feature. So far the turbo lag seems really bad but maybe just need to adjust.

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  14. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Ahh yes, I nearly forgot the dusty dry rotting plastics in the 240 and the stalks and knobs in the S40 that melted in the sun.
  15. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile

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    At VIR yesterday.

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  16. hpsVFR

    hpsVFR Hoosier Daddy Supporter

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    Here's a question: how hard is a head gasket on an '02 white block I-5? Presumably the major difficulty is in setting the valve timing afterwards? Or are there other special requirements?
  17. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

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    If it’s the same/similar engine that’s in the 850 series, you need a special cam alignment/holding tool/fixture and a very specific tube of sealant. I bought one on eBay for about $60, the tube of adhesive was $50. Job was easy with the correct tools. Do the timing belt and water pump while you’re in there.
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  18. 2WhldZEN

    2WhldZEN If it don't go-chrome it! Supporter

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    Did this on a 98 a few years back. In addition to the timing tool...theres a tool that pulls the cam cover tight while you torque the bolts.
    Should be able to get everything in a kit.
  19. hpsVFR

    hpsVFR Hoosier Daddy Supporter

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    According to the folks at IPD, 2000 forward engines all have variable valve timing, so you need more tools to hold everything together when the head is removed. Their tool kit is on sale for $220. Head gasket kit from Mahle looks to be another $250 or so.

    The car I was looking at sold before I got there ('02 Ocean Race XC70), so it's moot.

    My '04 XC70 seems to be developing a whine under load though, so who knows what purchases might be in my future?:bluduh
  20. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Found on a VW site.
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