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  2. Hi I have a 2001 s40 with the 5 speed transmission can I use the 01’ transmission from a Fwd v70 or they are different?
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  4. I check in every couple of months or so. Funny thing I still get subscription notification emails periodically from old threads. Always a pleasant surprise.
  5. I still check in, but not as frequently as I should. If Mike ups my pay then I'd b here every day
  6. I love this forum and am bummed about the decline in activity here. I suppose it’s the natural course for a niche enthusiast community devoted to aging and (somewhat) rare vehicles, especially with the proliferation of social media. It got me wondering, who still comes here and how often? (I check in or reference archives here once a month, I’d bet. Contribute much less frequently)
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  8. It's been a while since I visited here, I had to replace a DRL so naturally this is the place to go for knowledge..... A 'reintroduction' is probably in order. We bought our R on October 29th 2003, it is just short of 200k miles. I planned on keeping it until all three of our kids learned how to drive a manual with it before we let it go. Our oldest learned in 2010...it cost us a clutch. She is now a Navy Officer stationed on a ship in Rota Spain....she finally realized the importance of knowing how to drive with a manual transmission. Our middle one is Tomas, some may remember his three year fight with leukemia from 07-10. He is now 16 and has mastered the manual transmission without destroying it. Anna turns 16 next summer, she will be number three. I'm not sure if I will get rid of the car when she learns how to drive it. I'm seriously thinking about having it rebuilt/upgraded from the ground up. This car has been the focal point of this family ever since we bought it. We have had four other cars since getting the R but only the R was there for the chemo runs, emergency room runs, range time, senior prom, commissioning and so many other life events that have defined our family.
  9. This was a great upgrade for my 1998 V70R. It REALLY woke the car up. It has the SAS pump delete option already installed. It looks exactly like this: https://www.eurosporttuning.com/autoparts/engine-parts/ecu-upgrade/ard-ecu-upgrade-green-tune-stage-2.html $200 and free shipping inside the U.S. Contact me using skipthompson at hotmail dot com
  10. Apologies for the very long unload of details here, but possibly my V70R journey will help another poor soul out there avoid selling their ride in frustration! I have a 2004 V70R that has given me many years of great driving pleasure, but about a year ago coughed up the "Reduced Engine Performance" message at the end of a 4-hour highway session in heavy rain and went into limp-mode: Heart-in-mouth, I pulled over safely, and turned the car off-and-on, which cleared the message and restored normal operation. Since then, the car has been an increasingly cantankerous electronic fault-code generating machine, with everything from "No Oil Pressure, Stop Safely" to innumerable OBDII codes such as "Random Misfire", EVAP, throttle position-sensor, etc. My mechanic ended up replacing the ETM since many of the codes implicated that, and the limp-mode symptoms did disappear for a while, but then began to arise again. As the car had previously had a driver's foot-well flood which took out the SUM module (why the hell is there a CAN-bus module under the carpeting in the foot-well?) and caused a lot of scary codes and messages, I assumed these issues might be due to some corrosion or other problems with the wiring harness, especially as my (quite good) mechanic could never isolate a fault. Then I got the "Alarm System Service Required" message, which basically came on every morning, and then cleared for the rest of the day (internet wisdom suggested this was a dying/dead NiCad battery in the driver's wheel-well). The "Alarm System.." message I could live with, but I also got weekly check-engines which were a random selection of Misfire, EVAP, and throttle-sensor errors, to the point where my mechanic was considering another ETM replacement, which I could not believe should be needed (though would likely have been under warranty). There were many strange voodoo-like aspects to the limp-mode symptom, including that it would be triggered by hitting a pot-hole, heavy-rain, and even a high degree of correlation with one particularly sharp right-turn I had to take on my daily commute (literally three days in a row in exactly that spot!) Then I started getting "Chassis Settings Service Required" which is what I got when the SUM module was flooded, and at that point I was starting to consider ditching this car. The AC clutch was failing, and we've had about a month of 90 degree weather in Ottawa, so this seemed like "Time To Die" as Roy Batty said in Bladerunner, but I needed the car for a few more trips and decided to give it one last session with the mechanic and at least get the AC working again. Despite my opinion that the "Chassis Settings.." message was the least likely to be repairable, I asked my guy to look into it (my code-reader doesn't recognize the SUM module), and there were apparently a dozen or so sensor-codes. However, he found that I needed new sway-bar end-links, and in the process of fixing that noticed that one of the sensors on the passenger-side wheel was wrapped around the drive axle and that the wiring had been shredded. He moved and repaired the wiring, and this fixed the "Chassis Settings.." message. All good! But I also noticed that for the first time in 4 months, the "Alarm System.." messages were gone. And, it's been over a week with no Check Engine! A bit too soon to tell if the limp-mode is gone, but I'm beginning to have a theory: It's possible that the shredded wiring in the passenger-side wheel was exposing the sensor-bus of the car to random electrical noise. Water, salt, bumps, even sharp turns would generate electrical signals which the computers could interpret as random crap. I'm beginning to think (hope!) that the car is actually just fine and that a single set of wires was the source of the problem! I will give an update after a few more weeks of driving, but I wanted to publicize this information to the group in case others are struggling with similarly vexing electronic gremlins: All these sensors are electrically on the same bus (witness how the "Alarm System.." message can end up with non-functional sunroof situations), and so it's worth looking for a seemingly unrelated sensor problem when the OBDII codes are telling you something that doesn't make sense! grant..
  11. I’m looking for the subwoofer that sits on the spare tire. let me know if you or someone you know may have the setup. thanks again Can do PayPal asap
  12. I’m looking for the subwoofer that sits on the spare tire. let me know if you or someone you know may have the setup. thanks again Can do PayPal asap
  13. Secret pressure points! And video
  14. Hey guys! Any ides on the removal of the front headrests in a V70R model? Nordkapp/ Titanium metallic Any help here would be greatly appreciated!!! Cheers
  15. So back to my back left rear tyre noise..... Definitely 55-80kms\hr seems the internet says most likely tyres but they are pilot 3 and last set never made this train track noise? Think only 40k on them..... Have rotated tyres Next is to have someone drive behind to see if any thing looks odd.... Feeling no different in steering wheel.....
  16. to think i could have bought this beauty for about the same amount as i spent reviving my 40 around the same time period
  17. Well friends, just to keep you updated on my 2004 V70R, 124000 mi. Ended up buying a remanufactured steering rack at a quarter of the price of new. Gave the job to a local shop, It did not go well. Got it back and its good except there seems to be less resistance in the steering wheel. A sensor/ solenoid came with the rack and was replaced. It was not OEM. Could this sensor control the resistance in the wheel? What is this part called and what is the Volvo part no? Maybe an OEM sensor would restore the original feel? I am also thinking of replacing the breather system with an IPD kit as the next project. Would appreciate any input on either topic. Still looking for that crack mechanic nearby!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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!
  23. 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!
  24. 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!
  25. 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!
  26. 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!
  27. If you do the exhaust you will love it. Making it harder to let go of it.
  28. 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.
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