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I'm Back - 2001 S40

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It has been a while since I visited or posted on S40Concepts.net or 30fourty50.  Anyway, my son just bought his first car and first Volvo.  It is an '01 S40 with only 56K miles.  Literally, it is the proverbial little old lady bingo night car.  It has some cosmetic issues but nothing too bad.  Mechanically it seems very solid.  

Anyway, it is good to see the forum is still going and a few familiar names.

Stan

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What happened to all the great info from S40Concepts that used to be here?  There was a wealth of info there.

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Weird... I see it remembered my name and profile info.  A real shame loosing the old threads. It was such a valuable resource for the S/V40 community.

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I still have my V50 T5 and now my son's S40.  The V50 has 190K miles and I thought about replacing it.  I started fixing it up for my son; fixed the A/C, replaced an axle, and strut bearings/mounts and it is riding better than it should.  Then he found the S40 so I'm going the distance with this one.

What is Carlos driving these days?

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1 hour ago, sks40 said:

I still have my V50 T5 and now my son's S40.  The V50 has 190K miles and I thought about replacing it.  I started fixing it up for my son; fixed the A/C, replaced an axle, and strut bearings/mounts and it is riding better than it should.  Then he found the S40 so I'm going the distance with this one.

What is Carlos driving these days?

Well, he bought back his S40.  He was driving the Nissan Frontier Pro-4X as far I remember.

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We replaced the front brake rotors and pads, cleaned/lubed the rear brakes, flushed brake fluid and oil change yesterday.  This car sat for a while, likely on grass, and has a lot of rust under the hood, exhaust and brakes.  I am wondering if the car was exposed to salt water but I don't see any evidence that water got to the interior.  The caliper brackets are very rusty and I had to pry the brake pads off.  I am not sure how the brakes were even working.  

I was able to clean/polish the sliding surfaces.  Fortunately the guide pins were still sliding nicely.  Someone had left the brake fluid cap just sitting on top and not screwed down.  The fluid looked a little nasty so we flushed with new.

The brakes look nasty but are working much better and the car is faster.  Apparently they brakes had been dragging.

I still need to replace the flex pipe and it looks like the turbo oil line is leaking a little.

Stan

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Also, the check engine light is on, P0442 small evap leak.  We replaced the gas cap that had a cracked gasket with a genuine Volvo cap but still have the code.  Any ideas?  Purge valve?

Thanks

Stan

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19 minutes ago, sks40 said:

Also, the check engine light is on, P0442 small evap leak.  We replaced the gas cap that had a cracked gasket with a genuine Volvo cap but still have the code.  Any ideas?  Purge valve?

Thanks

Stan

Yea every little hose and elbow associated with fuel delivery/evap system in the bay, I'll post pics tomorrow when I get back out there 

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