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  2. Hi Everyone, This Saturday's forecast is currently partly cloudy and 80 degrees. A fantastic day to bring your Volvo, camera, and ideas to the 2018 Davis Meet Volunteer Appreciation Day at the California Auto Museum: Car Show, Museum Tour, Lunch, & Planning Meeting on Saturday, June 9, 2018 starting at 9:00 AM! For our 2018 Davis Meet volunteers that RSVP'ed and reserved a lunch selection: Lunch will be made available starting at 11:30 AM. Your lunch cost will be covered by the SacVCOA & GGVCOA. If you were NOT a 2018 Davis Meet volunteer & RSVP'ed and reserved a lunch selection: Lunch will be made available starting at 11:30 AM. Cash only is accepted for payment and smaller bills are appreciated as we have a limited amount of change. If you did not RSVP: Please bring your own lunch. To explore local restaurants in the area, please explore this searchable custom Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1RkDxq74SQ4wImApzP2VzeCZdetFfL9oK&ll=38.571718760488174%2C-121.50825201108398&z=14 If you wish to tour the California Automobile Museum, you will need to cover the cost of your own admission. Adults (18 - 64): $10.00 For more information: https://www.calautomuseum.org/visit/admission-hours-and-directions/ Event Schedule: We will gather in front of the Museum beginning at 9:00 AM for an informal car show. The museum opens at 10:00 AM, (free admission for 2018 Davis Meet volunteers / $10.00 for non-volunteers). We will meet in the conference room (to the South of the front entrance) between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM for lunch (lunch options discussed above). Lunch will be followed by our mid-year planning session at around 1:00 PM to discuss the events of the last half of the year-- come and join us if you have an idea for the future or would like to participate! --- Event Location: California Automobile Museum 2200 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818 Google Map (will open in new tab/window) https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1RkDxq74SQ4wImApzP2VzeCZdetFfL9oK&ll=38.571718760488174%2C-121.50825201108398&z=14 --- Event Flyer: SacVCOAFlyerCAM_June18 (Google Doc at Google Drive): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VuJnOSVga5LaEFqkwdewdk-jjGqGbIfEffcYT_jCRf0 Preview available on the website here: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer --- Looking forward to seeing you all on June 9th! Take care, volvie!
  3. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well and looking forward to the 2018 Davis Meet Volunteer Appreciation Day at the California Auto Museum: Car Show, Museum Tour, Lunch, & Planning Meeting on Saturday, June 9, 2018 starting at 9:00 AM! A friendly reminder that reservations with a lunch selection choice are required by Saturday, June 2nd. --- Need more information? Event Flyer: SacVCOAFlyerCAM_June18 (Google Doc at Google Drive): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VuJnOSVga5LaEFqkwdewdk-jjGqGbIfEffcYT_jCRf0 Preview available on the website here: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer --- Ready to RSVP? To RSVP and reserve your selections, please fill out one Google Form per person by Saturday, June 2nd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ1mcjLTYWd7ZjLSmQqVZuGPvG8COPr4YwZTDQSUGzI_jSVw/viewform Your reservation is a financial obligation. Please contact us ASAP and cancel if you are unable to attend. --- Have questions or need to cancel? Contact Us, Attention Jeff Molander: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus#CUF --- Looking forward to seeing you all on June 9th! Take care, volvie!
  4. Hi guys, pretty new here so sorry if I posted in the wrong section. I have a 2000 V70R and I've done all I could with the transmission before rebuilding the whole thing. 1. 3 SL solenoid change our done by a local transmission shop. 2. Additional 3x ATF drain/fills to make the fluid back to clear pink. I used Toyota Type 4 fluid. 3. B4 servo cover update. 4. I need a vida dice to do the TCM update. Pulling batteries doesn't seem to cut out. Car shifts pretty smooth after I pull the battery but has shift flares again after a 60kms or so. I've tried to warm up the car first by shifting manually from L 3 4 then when it's warm, it seems to shift really well. I still find that it doesn't like to downshift going uphill and it feels reluctant to accelerate, I'm hoping vida dice TCM update will complete all my blood and sweat poured into this girl. Anyone in the Vancouver, BC Canada area? I'm hoping if I can borrow their Vida Dice to do the TCM update.
  5. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well! Mark your calendars to join us for the 2018 Davis Meet Volunteer Appreciation Day at the California Auto Museum: Car Show, Museum Tour, Lunch, & Planning Meeting on Saturday, June 9, 2018. --- A message from Jeff Molander, SacVCOA Planning Committee: This is a special recognition day for everyone who volunteered and helped to support the 2018 Davis Meet on behalf of the Sacramento and Golden Gate VCOA chapters on April 28th - 29th. This was our largest Davis Meet ever, with more than 165 cars and many more Volvo enthusiasts in attendance. Although we are recognizing our Davis Meet volunteers, all Volvo owners and enthusiasts are welcome! For our 2018 Davis Meet volunteers the Sacramento and Golden Gate chapters are: Providing a free access to the auto museum between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, and Covering the cost of a box lunch of your choosing from Hannibal’s Catering. If you were not a 2018 Davis Meet volunteer: You may tour the museum if you wish (the museum opens at 10:00 AM), but at your cost of $10.00 for adults, We will provide a box lunch of your choosing from Hannibal’s Catering, but at your cost ($10.00 to $13.00). RSVPs with a lunch selection choice are required by Saturday, June 2nd. Event Schedule: We will gather in front of the Museum beginning at 9:00 AM for an informal car show. The museum opens at 10:00 AM, (free admission for 2018 Davis Meet volunteers / $10.00 for non-volunteers). We will meet in the conference room (to the South of the front entrance) between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM for lunch (lunch options discussed above). Lunch will be followed by our mid-year planning session at around 1:00 PM to discuss the events of the last half of the year-- come and join us if you have an idea for the future or would like to participate! --- Event Location: California Automobile Museum 2200 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818 Google Map (will open in new tab/window) https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1RkDxq74SQ4wImApzP2VzeCZdetFfL9oK&ll=38.571718760488174%2C-121.50825201108398&z=14 Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM: California Auto Museum (in front of building) 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Informal Car Show (in front of building) 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Museum tour (on your own) 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch (in conference room) 1:00 PM: SacVCOA Planning Meeting (in conference room) Cost: For our 2018 Davis Meet volunteers the Sacramento and Golden Gate chapters are: Providing a free access to the auto museum between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, and Covering the cost of a box lunch of your choosing from Hannibal’s Catering. If you were not a 2018 Davis Meet volunteer: You may tour the museum if you wish (the museum opens at 10:00 AM), but at your cost of $10.00 for adults, We will provide a box lunch of your choosing from Hannibal’s Catering, but at your cost ($10.00 to $13.00). Notes: This is a special recognition day for everyone who volunteered and helped to support the 2018 Davis Meet on behalf of the Sacramento and Golden Gate VCOA chapters on April 28th - 29th. All Volvo owners & enthusiasts are welcome! RSVPs with a lunch selection choice are required by Saturday, June 2nd. Your reservation is a financial obligation. Please contact us ASAP and cancel if you are unable to attend. Event Flyer: SacVCOAFlyerCAM_June18 (Google Doc at Google Drive): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VuJnOSVga5LaEFqkwdewdk-jjGqGbIfEffcYT_jCRf0 Preview available on the website here: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer RSVP: To RSVP and reserve your selections, please fill out one Google Form per person by Saturday, June 2nd: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQ1mcjLTYWd7ZjLSmQqVZuGPvG8COPr4YwZTDQSUGzI_jSVw/viewform If you have questions, or need to cancel, please contact: Jeff Molander, SacVCOA Planning Committee, http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/contactus#CUF Your reservation is a financial obligation. Please contact us ASAP and cancel if you are unable to attend. --- Looking forward to seeing you all on June 9th! Take care, volvie!
  6. Well guys, thanks for the advice. I'am going to "bite the bullet" and start repairs. Like you say, " there isn't really anything else out there like it" and "as long as it looks and drives well, and is reliable" , which it is, I'am rolling on too. Still looking for that reasonable, crack mechanic close by. Will keep you posted on my odyssey. Can't give it up!
  7. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well, had a safe drive home, and had a great night's rest! Thank You: Thank you to all the Volunteers and Sponsors who made this year such a tremendous success! And, thank you to everyone that came out! We had a great time and look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 Davis Meet Weekend Events! --- Saturday Photos: 2018 Davis Meet Weekend Saturday Fast Drive Photos by Steven Cox (at Google Photos): https://photos.app.goo.gl/v6b61z3HJTF2HiG76 http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/photos --- Updates: Stay tuned for more updates as we finalize the car counts, confirm volunteer lists, compile the awards list information, go through our photos, and submit an article to Rolling Magazine! As information becomes available, the 2018 Davis Meet Weekend Past Event Coverage will be updated here: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/2018-past-events#M4a And, final highlights will be compiled here: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/past-events --- Event Photographers & Videographers: Interested in sharing your photos and videos with the SacVCOA, GGVCOA, and/or submitting photos for publication consideration in Rolling Magazine? If you would like to submit photos to Rolling Magazine for publication consideration, please contact us before sharing your photos online. For more information, please: Contact Us, Attention: Elizabeth Brown, Davis Photographer Coordinator: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/contact-us --- Have feedback, ideas, or suggestions for the 2019 Davis Meet Weekend Events? Interested in joining the team and contributing to the Event's success? Let us know! Contact Us, Attention: Elizabeth Brown, Davis Communication Coordinator: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/contact-us Take care, volvie!
  8. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well and enjoy your travels to the 19th Annual Davis Meet Weekend! --- 2018 Davis Meet Weekend Updates, & Reminders! http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/ --- Updates: Saturday A-La-Carte Events: Scenic Drive (Fast and Slow Groups): The event maps have been finalized and added as PDFs for ease of reference on the day of the event! Note: The route includes roads popular with cycling groups and is near busy hiking / running trails. Please be aware and share the road. http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sat --- Reminders: Sunday Davis Car Show & Swap Meet: 1. Volunteers: More Volunteers are needed on Sunday morning to help with front gate check-in, parking, and registration operations on Sunday morning from 6:50 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/volunteers If you can help, please Contact Us, Attention: Jon Manji, Volunteer Coordinator: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/contact-us Thank you to all volunteers-- your time and contributions are appreciated and make this event possible! 2. Pre-Registrants: Please bring your show registration, swap meet space, and/or t-shirt pre-order receipt(s) with you to the show! 3. Sunday Davis Car Show Day-of-Event Registration information: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sun#TOC-Car-Show-Participant-Registration 4. T-shirt orders will be available for pickup at the registration table from 9 a.m. until the close of the show. Please bring your payment receipt with you. A few t-shirts will be for sale in a limited range of sizes. http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sun#TOC-Davis-Show-T-Shirts-Available-by-Pre-Order --- We look forward to seeing you this Saturday and Sunday! Take care, volvie!
  9. I have loads of sympathy, and maybe a little bit of help - at least in the form of perspective. I'm the original owner of an '07 R that now has 195,000 miles. At 150,000 miles I dumped dosh into her. New Olhins all 4 corners, angle gear, linkages etc....all normal wear and tear. Spend about $10k in total and have no regrets. The car drives better than the day I bought it. Today, I installed an Apline iLX-107 stereo and did a bunch of routine maintenance. So long as the car looks and drives well, and is reliable, I'm rolling on. By my calculations, my maintenance costs are still lower than buying anything comparable. As Docv70r said, not much out there that rivals the V70R. The key to the longevity of my ownership is that I have a crack mechanic. He's a certified Volvo tech with 30 years under his belt. He's a fixer, and he's ridiculously reasonable (by local standards - labor at $50/hour). If you can find an independent where you are, the pain of ownership will be greatly reduced, and the joy enhanced. And if you want to ship it back east for my guy to address, I've no doubt he'd be delighted to sort you out. Wishing you many miles of smiles!
  10. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well and looking forward to the official start of the 2018 Davis Meet Weekend! We're now a couple days away! Saturday, April 28, 2018- Saturday A-La-Carte Events Sunday, April 29, 2018- Sunday Davis Car Show & Swap Meet http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org ----- Pre-Registration Reminder: If you have not yet Pre-Registered, a friendly reminder that the 19th Annual Davis Meet Weekend Pre-Registration closes tonight (April 25th) at midnight! ----- Call for Volunteers & Photographers: This year's show is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet! As the show grows, so does the need for volunteers! --- Volunteers: Interested in contributing to the show's success? Join the team! We especially need volunteers to help with front gate check-in, parking, and registration operations on Sunday morning from 6:50 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/volunteers Let us know how you can help! Please Contact Us, Attention: Jon Manji, Volunteer Coordinator: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/contact-us --- Photographers: Plan on bringing your camera to 2018 Davis Meet Weekend and interested in sharing your photos? Please: -Reply to this post. -Or, Contact Us, Attention: Elizabeth Brown, Photographer Coordinator: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/contact-us We would love to submit your photos for publication consideration to Rolling Magazine as well as display them on the Chapter websites / social media! Questions about how your photos will be used? Check out the SacVCOA Policies, including Photo / Video and Social Media Policies here: http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/policies --- Looking forward to seeing you all on April 28th and 29th! Take care, volvie!
  11. If you do the exhaust you will love it. Making it harder to let go of it.
  12. Steering rack, you can get a rebuild. I think I did fom somewhere in Indiana. I am pretty sure it was less than 250, maybe even 179. BUT you need to make sure the solenoid is there or get transferred, otherwise steering will be way to light, like an old Jaguar. I would let the rear main seal leak until it got real bad or you have issues with the clutch. How is your angle gear? They go bad, splines just rust away. I can assure you the outpour of money won't stop. I have put as much in repairs as the used purchase price. It a love hate relationship. I love the car, I hate fixing it. It was a daily driver. 190000 miles now. Basically stock, with IPD exhaust. Don't do that, or you will never get today of it. I love the sound! Good luck whatever you do.
  13. I was in a similar situation with my old '07 V70R - loved that car, but had all sorts of "little" problems that were going to add up big time. Luckily, my car was still worth a reasonable amount - so I decided to sell her - picked up a beautiful Porsche 964 as a replacement so I wasn't complaining. However, I still miss the V70R and if I could have I would have kept it. There really isn't anything else like it out there. You'd likely have to spend a whole lot more than $5K to get into something even close to as nice as the v70r. Of course, you may be playing the "what goes next" game with it too - if as well maintained as you say, most will be wear and tear items. That said, if you don't need the size of the Volvo, there are some other fun and cars out there like Golf R, WRX / STI, etc. Good luck!
  14. Need help or sympathy. Just put new tires on my 2004 v70r with 123k miles. Went to get it aligned and found it needed inner tie rod ends. It appears the steering rack is leaking into the boot. New steering rack? costly to say the least. also it looks like the rear main seal is leaking as Iam seeing oil leaking out the bell housing weep hole. Plus the pvc system probably should be replaced. The car has been meticulously maintained from the getgo. Too many parts to list. the car runs excellent and always has, and is clean. Most awesome, fun car I have ever owned. So here I am at the crossroads. Do I dump probably 5k into it or cut my losses. Can't do the work myself. Don't have a lift or proficiency to due it myself. HELP!!
  15. Need help or sympathy. Just put new tires on 2004 v70r with 123k. Went to get it aligned and found it needed inner tie rod ends. It appears the steering rack is leaking into the boot. New steering rack? costly to say the least. Also looks like the rear main seal is leaking as Iam seeing oil coming out the bell housing weep hole. Plus the pvc system probably should be replaced. The car has been meticulously maintained from the getgo. To many parts to list. The car runs excellent and is clean. Most awesome, fun car I have ever owned. So here I am at the crossroads. Do I dump, probably 5K into it, or cut my losses. Can't do the work myself, don't have a lift and not that proficient. HELP!
  16. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well! A friendly 2018 Davis Meet Weekend reminder: There is one week left for Saturday RSVPs and Sunday Pre-Registration! http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/ --- Saturday will be A-La-Carte Events: -Cars & Coffee, hosted by Niello Volvo of Sacramento (Participation limited to Volvo-bodied and Volvo-powered vehicles) -Scenic Drive for Fast Group -Scenic Drive for Slow Group -7th Annual Pre-Davis BBQ Party Saturday Event RSVPs are now open and close Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Need more information?: Saturday Details: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sat Ready to RSVP?: GGVCOA Information: http://www.ggvcoa.com/information/ --- Sunday is the Davis Car Show & Swap Meet. Sunday Car Show Pre-Registrations are now open and close Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Note: Day-of-event registrations will be available.) Sunday Swap Vendor Pre-Registrations are now open and close Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (or until filled). (Note: Day-of-event registrations will not be available.) Need more information?: Sunday Details: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sun Ready to Pre-Register?: GGVCOA Information: http://www.ggvcoa.com/information/ --- Interested in contributing to the 19th Annual Davis Meet Weekend as a Volunteer? Let us know! http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/volunteers --- Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980336568907780/ --- Looking forward to seeing you at the 19th Annual Davis Meet Weekend! Take care, volvie!
  17. welcome. the '00 is a great car. what color int?
  18. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well! A friendly 2018 Davis Meet Weekend reminder: There is one week left to pre-order an event T-shirt! http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/ --- T-Shirt Pre-Sales: (Very limited sizes & quantities will be available at the show, so if you want a T-shirt, it is best to pre-order!) All shirts must be picked up at the show-- remember to bring your sales receipt! Need more information?: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sun#TOC-Davis-Show-T-Shirts-Available-by-Pre-Order Ready to order?: http://www.ggvcoa.com/information/ --- Important Dates: Pre-Event: Tuesday, April 17, 2018- T-Shirt Pre-Sales close Wednesday, April 25, 2018- Saturday RSVPs & Sunday Pre-Registration closes Event: Saturday, April 28, 2018- Saturday A-La-Carte Events Sunday, April 29, 2018- Sunday Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Add these dates to your calendar to set personalized notifications / reminders: http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t268-sac-volvo-club-event-calendar --- Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980336568907780/ --- We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th! Take care, volvie!
  19. its a great car, why would you NOT sell it?
  20. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well! A 2018 Davis Meet Weekend update! http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/ --- Event Poster: A 13" x 19" poster is included with each registration! Check it out here: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sun#TOC-Davis-Show-Poster A limited number of additional copies will be available at the Sunday event for $5 each while they last. --- Important Dates: Pre-Event: Tuesday, April 17, 2018- T-Shirt Pre-Sales close Wednesday, April 25, 2018- Saturday RSVPs & Sunday Pre-Registration closes Event: Saturday, April 28, 2018- Saturday A-La-Carte Events Sunday, April 29, 2018- Sunday Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Add these dates to your calendar to set personalized notifications / reminders: http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t268-sac-volvo-club-event-calendar --- Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980336568907780/ --- We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th! Take care, volvie!
  21. I have the exact same question! Im also wondering about using a 2.3 T5 block to replace my 2.5.
  22. Hi Everyone, Hope you are well! A couple 2018 Davis Meet Weekend updates! http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/ --- T-Shirt Pre-Sales are now open! Davis Meet Weekend Event T-Shirts available through Pre-Order. (Very limited sizes & quantities will be available at the show, so if you want a T-shirt, it is best to pre-order!) All shirts must be picked up at the show-- remember to bring your sales receipt! Need more information?: http://davis.sacvolvoclub.org/sun#TOC-Davis-Show-T-Shirts-Available-by-Pre-Order Ready to order?: http://www.ggvcoa.com/information/ --- Important Dates: Pre-Event: Tuesday, April 17, 2018- T-Shirt Pre-Sales close Wednesday, April 25, 2018- Saturday RSVPs & Sunday Pre-Registration closes Event: Saturday, April 28, 2018- Saturday A-La-Carte Events Sunday, April 29, 2018- Sunday Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Add these dates to your calendar to set personalized notifications / reminders: http://forum.sacvolvoclub.org/t268-sac-volvo-club-event-calendar --- Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980336568907780/ --- We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th! Take care, volvie!
  23. exhaust manifold flange differ from turbo inlet flange. downpipe exhaust flange differ from turbo outlet flange. Better way and direct bolt on, use T4 turbocharger
  24. My son has a 2005 XC70 and a 2005 S80 FWD that were both purchased totaled. From research I've determined both have the same 2.5 B5254T2 with a 14T turbo. My question is how many modifications are involved above and beyond just bolting it in (if this can be done) IE exhaust modification, ECU reprogram etc.
  25. Let me know if you go ahead with parting it out, I have just bought one and I have a shopping list.....
  26. Has anyone changed their rightside when standing at the back facing forwards, position sensor. It appears to be pop riveted to the cradle, but how you remove them????/then re attach the new one. Just wondering if anyone has done this repair and what method they used.... Cheers Bob
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