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Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ovlov760
Hopefully he did a stage zero before the mods. ...

Hopefully he did a stage zero before the mods. These cars are sensitive to worn ignition components when you start modding them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ovlov760
A wideband sensor and gauge will let you know if...

A wideband sensor and gauge will let you know if your air to fuel ratio is safe.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ovlov760
You could even try going to .024 or .025.

You could even try going to .024 or .025.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ovlov760
I've had the exact same experience with my former...

I've had the exact same experience with my former 850 T5. Altering the gap on my spark plugs fixed it instantly. I'd start with the known 5 cylinder issues you can fix for free.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
My boost issue is fixed. I replaced the upper...

My boost issue is fixed. I replaced the upper hard pipe and two of the rubber intercooler hoses. I have no idea which one was the offender. My "knock light" started flashing when I surpassed...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ovlov760
Check the condition and gap of your spark plugs. ...

Check the condition and gap of your spark plugs. IIRC the factory gap is .028. If you're running more boost you may want to narrow that down to .026.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By ovlov760
If it's anything like the automatic shift knob in...

If it's anything like the automatic shift knob in these cars it gets pulled up and off. The auto ones do contain a switch mechanism so I imagine they're even more fragile.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By ovlov760
This. A S60R with a blown motor is worth...

This.

A S60R with a blown motor is worth scrap value IMHO. A pristine '07 6-speed V70R with a blown motor... now we're a bit closer to reality but still on the high side.

You can find runner...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,584
Posted By ovlov760
A Mitsubishi Fuso?

A Mitsubishi Fuso?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By ovlov760
Kinugawa is good. I have one of their WG...

Kinugawa is good. I have one of their WG actuators on my 16T.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By ovlov760
Another thumbs up for forge cbv replacements.

Another thumbs up for forge cbv replacements.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-30-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By ovlov760
Are you sure? My 97 850 with M4.3 did have...

Are you sure? My 97 850 with M4.3 did have immobilizer. It can be a pain when there's a wiring issue.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,737
Posted By ovlov760
Five cylinder drone seems impossible to...

Five cylinder drone seems impossible to completely avoid imho. At least they sound great when you mash the gas pedal.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By ovlov760
IIRC the T3 uses paper gaskets for the oil feed...

IIRC the T3 uses paper gaskets for the oil feed and drain. If it's water cooled you'll also need crush washers.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-13-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I replaced the throttle body gasket and cleaned...

I replaced the throttle body gasket and cleaned the throttle body. I think this may have fixed my boost issues. I need to log at WOT to be sure. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I was able to find the right rotors and pads for...

I was able to find the right rotors and pads for this car at FCP for $99. FCP says its the wrong part but the part numbers match up with what's on the car. Apparently there was an update to for the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By ovlov760
The t cam ought to be one of the easiest cams to...

The t cam ought to be one of the easiest cams to aquire for next to no $$$. If you're worried about the condition of yours, I would just find another one to run. You'll also need shims.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By ovlov760
The dealer says it needs a new lock. :grrr:

The dealer says it needs a new lock. :grrr:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By ovlov760
My one experience with a TD04 has been mostly...

My one experience with a TD04 has been mostly positive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By ovlov760
Rear door wont open '09 P3 XC70

Today when I tried to open the rear drivers side door of my XC70, it wouldn't open. The door also wont open from the inside. The child safety stuff is deactivated.

My Autel scanner says the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By ovlov760
My local dealer charges about $70 for a four...

My local dealer charges about $70 for a four wheel alignment... same as the tire store chains. Volvo frequently sends out coupons for those types of basic service.

I'd be weary of the fact they...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-04-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I finally around to replacing the PCV system on...

I finally around to replacing the PCV system on this car. I decided to try the idea of replacing the brittle plastic breather box hose with 5/8" heater hose as other people have done. The whole...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-29-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
Still working with vast to get this car tuned. I...

Still working with vast to get this car tuned. I haven't been able to hit the targeted boost levels. To date I've replaced the tcv and tested for boost leaks with no luck.

Last night I...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I found green LED lights that I think are a...

I found green LED lights that I think are a closer match to OEM. Still too green, but close enough I guess.

The LED lamps appear quite dim inside the dimmer switch given the direction the light...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-09-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I decided the wisest thing to do was get this...

I decided the wisest thing to do was get this thing tuned. I ordered a tune from vast. I'm still in the data logging stage but so far things are going well.

I also replaced the plastic ECU vent...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By ovlov760
I was always under the impression that it wasn't...

I was always under the impression that it wasn't very common for whiteblocks to blow a hg outside of being overheated.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
Thanks. A smarter person probably would have...

Thanks. A smarter person probably would have crushed it. :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I finally got around to replacing burnt out...

I finally got around to replacing burnt out instrument cluster bulbs. I originally intended to use the IPD led kit, but the OEM bulbs are almost $40 less. ...
Forum: showroom 05-30-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By ovlov760
Looks nice. I like that blue.

Looks nice. I like that blue.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I like the LED bulbs. They are plug and play. ...

I like the LED bulbs. They are plug and play. The dust caps even still fit. I did find that most of the adjustments on one side no longer work, but it sounds like that's common for p80 cars two...
Forum: showroom 05-26-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,375
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Posted By ovlov760
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nTdgrbS/0/6495...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nTdgrbS/0/649583d7/XL/i-nTdgrbS-XL.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I also replaced the shift knob button with a new...

I also replaced the shift knob button with a new one.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-h4DQjSD/0/4ae73a7e/XL/i-h4DQjSD-XL.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I decided to be stupendously stupid and swap the...

I decided to be stupendously stupid and swap the turbo again. I falsely believed there wasn't much that could be done with the LPT motors, but I have since learned that's not true. I swapped over a...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By ovlov760
Not to my knowledge. Installing the quaife unit...

Not to my knowledge. Installing the quaife unit from the AWD P1 parts bin is a popular mod.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By ovlov760
The parking lots of Ikea, Crate & Barrel and vape...

The parking lots of Ikea, Crate & Barrel and vape shops. I never have to spend a penny. :-P

Ipd, fcp, tasca, rockauto and the local dealer.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By ovlov760
I guess I wouldn't go that far. A C30 T5M...

I guess I wouldn't go that far.

A C30 T5M with a tune+good rubber is a lot of fun to drive.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By ovlov760
I don't think the people on here were ever the...

I don't think the people on here were ever the target market for these cars.

The C30 was priced out of the reach of its target market. The interior quality of the C30 didn't match its MSRP.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By ovlov760
I read that earlier. I didn't think the Elevate...

I read that earlier. I didn't think the Elevate conversion got crushed by Elevate though.

The U.S. spec C30 also got a much less flexible computer for tuning purposes. :-(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By ovlov760
I don't know if it helps you, but I have a 13G...

I don't know if it helps you, but I have a 13G from a V70 that you could have for the cost of shipping. It builds boost fine but it does use oil so I would recommend a rebuild kit.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By ovlov760
I'd choose the 850R over a 740 turbo. The P80...

I'd choose the 850R over a 740 turbo. The P80 series has more creature comforts and is easier to extract power from. I also think it's getting very hard to find examples of either model that are...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By ovlov760
I went ahead and popped the T5 computer in my...

I went ahead and popped the T5 computer in my car. It did bump the boost up to 9-10psi which seems to help with top end grunt.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By ovlov760
I do have M4.4. I don't have an ECU that's...

I do have M4.4. I don't have an ECU that's modified like vast sells.

What's not completely clear to me in that article is if putting a charger on the car is enough, or if I also have to mess...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By ovlov760
After looking back at some nearly ten year old...

After looking back at some nearly ten year old theads, I think I can actually do this. It would be better if the car had a 16T but I think the 13T will do fine at stock T5 boost levels.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By ovlov760
More bewst from LPT 2.4?

The car in question is a 98 V70 AWD with the 2.4 lpt motor. The 13G turbo was replaced with a 13T.

It would be nice to have a bit more power now that I'm done with stage 0. I wondered if I could...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
I learned the 4 wheel brake kit that RockAuto...

I learned the 4 wheel brake kit that RockAuto sells for his car contains the wrong rotors/pads for the rears. :grrr:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,714
Posted By ovlov760
I don't remember having a TRACS button on the...

I don't remember having a TRACS button on the dash of my 760TIC but I could just have a bad memory. The 850 series did get TRACS/ABS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By ovlov760
Hard to tell from the photos but it does look...

Hard to tell from the photos but it does look kinda like further disassembly and soldering might be required.

In my personal experience, Volvo's dash bulbs tend to be neo-wedge t3, t4, t4-t4.7...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
My theory that my clunk was coming from the...

My theory that my clunk was coming from the exhaust was completely wrong. I fixed the clamp situation with a strap band clamp, but the sound was still present.

On a lark I tried tapping the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,324
Posted By ovlov760
Dealer aligned the car. The dealer also said...

Dealer aligned the car. The dealer also said they couldn't get the right rear camber within spec. They claim the car needs new rear control arms, knuckle bushings and possibly a rear subframe. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,389
Posted By ovlov760
More bang for your buck with 5 Tesla battery...

More bang for your buck with 5 Tesla battery packs. One feeding each cylinder.
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