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Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,637
Posted By Benjam83
I'm in for this one being a manufacturing defect....

I'm in for this one being a manufacturing defect. This is not a new design, given that this is a '01 C70. I installed IPD bars on my '99 xc70 ages ago.

While it was a pain in the ass to...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 269,155
Posted By Benjam83
Yo girl....I herd u like bananas....

Yo girl....I herd u like bananas....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-25-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,605
Posted By Benjam83
Would the one on the right be for "packaging...

Would the one on the right be for "packaging issues" where there just isn't much room under the hood? That's the only benefit that I can come up with...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By Benjam83
Yoshi's stuff is sweet...and i regret that it has...

Yoshi's stuff is sweet...and i regret that it has to be under the car, but meh....

Buy them, you'll like them...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,884
Posted By Benjam83
I think it's getting close. I just received an...

I think it's getting close. I just received an email a couple days ago asking for my mailing address...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,578
Posted By Benjam83
Yeah, what are those? 225s?

Yeah, what are those? 225s?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-30-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,282
Posted By Benjam83
I've never done the Greens....I've heard they're...

I've never done the Greens....I've heard they're not that great....

I put EBC reds on my wife's Outback and they work well for a daily. They don't dust very bad. And there was no discernible for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Benjam83
Sloppy shifter bushings? Is it grinding the...

Sloppy shifter bushings?

Is it grinding the gears? Does the clutch feel like it's engaging/disengaging properly? Or are you just not able to physically get it into the next gear?

Check clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,738
Posted By Benjam83
You're right....you need more aero-drag....

You're right....you need more aero-drag....
Forum: performance & modifications 02-09-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By Benjam83
The pad selection should be a bit better than...

The pad selection should be a bit better than with the older cars. But of course it's personal preference....

I've used EBC YellowStuff pads in the past and really like them. They tolerate heat...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-08-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By Benjam83
Here's some more info.... ...

Here's some more info....

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=175584&page=2
Forum: projects & restorations 12-22-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 135,184
Posted By Benjam83
Just like that? boom! :lol: I don't...

Just like that? boom!

:lol:

I don't remember the last time I had 2 weekends in consecutive months free, let alone 2 consecutive weekends free...

I do get what you mean though... and I'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By Benjam83
This Hybrid version is still pretty new. Ben has...

This Hybrid version is still pretty new. Ben has a good reputation for making high quality parts. I've purchased from him and was quite happy, and will likely purchase from him again.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 269,155
Posted By Benjam83
sad panda....

sad panda....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Benjam83
"Continuously..." Even when the car is...

"Continuously..."

Even when the car is off......


1. Verify temp....if temp is normal, stop here.
2. verify cooling system functionality
....a. does cooling fan kick on?
....b. is water...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By Benjam83
Clean your grounds.... bad grounds cause all...

Clean your grounds....

bad grounds cause all kinds of wonky issues...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-06-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By Benjam83
If a bear falls in the woods, does the pope hear...

If a bear falls in the woods, does the pope hear it?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By Benjam83
My NA has one. Original tranny (for now), not...

My NA has one. Original tranny (for now), not performance oriented....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-29-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By Benjam83
Thin sheet metal, in addition to free flowing...

Thin sheet metal, in addition to free flowing design, which won't restrict noise coming out of the intake.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,562
Posted By Benjam83
The tranny doesn't rely on coolant. I just...

The tranny doesn't rely on coolant. I just happens to have a tranny cooler, that cools tranny fluid, that is also connected to (or part of...) the radiator.

But if the water pump dies, that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,562
Posted By Benjam83
So, it's all fixed? I don't know why a water...

So, it's all fixed?

I don't know why a water pump issue would affect the trans fluid....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,562
Posted By Benjam83
I've never seen pink tranny fluid in an old RWD...

I've never seen pink tranny fluid in an old RWD Volvo trans, unless it was brand new. I'd be worried if it was any color other than black, lol.

At the end of the day, it's more about what your...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By Benjam83
advice....hmmmmm.... Don't put an m47 behind...

advice....hmmmmm....

Don't put an m47 behind a turbo motor, unless you plan on never ever making boost....

transmission lives matter...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-16-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,685
Posted By Benjam83
Sooooo....I love that....a lot... I'm...

Sooooo....I love that....a lot...

I'm assuming that's photochopped? Seems unlikely that a TBer could have done something this cool...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
Posted By Benjam83
Yeah, I did. The car wasn't anywhere near...

Yeah, I did. The car wasn't anywhere near as..."wallowy" (is that a word? **** yeah, it is....)

And given my car at the time was a 940 SE, it had the IRS rear, so I could only do the IPD sway up...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
Posted By Benjam83
It was only at full lock and it wasn't awful.... ...

It was only at full lock and it wasn't awful.... It was just enough to take the pain off that spot on the bar.

It was worth it to me, for the bar not having paint in that one spot....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-09-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
Posted By Benjam83
I had 16x7.5 with 225 tires....they rubbed at...

I had 16x7.5 with 225 tires....they rubbed at full lock. big whoop...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,765
Posted By Benjam83
Dude's 6'1", but has a 38" inseam....

Dude's 6'1", but has a 38" inseam....
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,186
Posted By Benjam83
The trick is getting the amount of...

The trick is getting the amount of expansion/volume of the tank correct.

Back when I had my 940 with the 5.0L, the coolant level was always at the bottom of the tank. It wasn't actually low,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,527
Posted By Benjam83
I think Dougie-Doug put S40 or V50 seats in this...

I think Dougie-Doug put S40 or V50 seats in this project 245....Look up Hank Scorpio's most recent/current project thread...I think there's some info in there.

He does do things the right way...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By Benjam83
Mmmmm....needz moar vidz...

Mmmmm....needz moar vidz...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,292
Posted By Benjam83
Likely a tolerance stack-up issue. A tired...

Likely a tolerance stack-up issue. A tired bushing with some play here...a tired bushing with some play there...

If you end up changing out 3 or 4 pairs of bushings, all of that play in the...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,649
Posted By Benjam83
Ah yes, the old "While I'm at it...." thought...

Ah yes, the old "While I'm at it...." thought process.

I like it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,951
Posted By Benjam83
You going with a different material? Or going...

You going with a different material? Or going for a stock look?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,787
Posted By Benjam83
didn't the manual Turbo/Super Tbirds have a...

didn't the manual Turbo/Super Tbirds have a hydraulic setup on their T5s?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By Benjam83
Ding! This is what I was going to suggest. ...

Ding! This is what I was going to suggest. Drill a hole...not a huge one, just a hole in the middle, so grease can go between the two halves. Weld a nut on, over the hole, for the zerk fitting to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-19-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By Benjam83
Probably at the same time that cherry bomb...

Probably at the same time that cherry bomb "resonator" was put in before the axle.
Forum: showroom 04-11-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By Benjam83
Wow, that's really good looking....

Wow, that's really good looking....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By Benjam83
I'm interested in this also. I bought an m47...

I'm interested in this also. I bought an m47 that is a total question mark, and figured I'd go through it, and then use it to replace the one in my 240.

Then, while it's still fresh in my head,...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-11-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By Benjam83
It was my understanding that it bolts right...

It was my understanding that it bolts right up....all the threaded holes should be there...

I've had a 940SE and a 780....both have the IRS...and I liked them both. In stock form, the IRS is nice...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,852
Posted By Benjam83
What are your goals? I used to be on the side...

What are your goals? I used to be on the side of, "yeah, upgrade...why not?"

But now, if you're not going to use the upgrade, why do it?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-31-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,446
Posted By Benjam83
Direct airflow through the DS rear window and...

Direct airflow through the DS rear window and through the hole where the back seat used to be, into the trunk? Or are you just going to continue through the trunk lid?

What will tech inspection...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By Benjam83
If you're going to drop the 940 T for a 960/SV90,...

If you're going to drop the 940 T for a 960/SV90, get one that has like 40k miles on it. They're still out there and they still sell pretty cheaply. I just saw one sell for $3k with 41k miles on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By Benjam83
No, like the pic in the first post...

No, like the pic in the first post here....Anything like that?

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329038
Forum: performance & modifications 03-16-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,091
Posted By Benjam83
For real. Most exhausts don't rust from the...

For real. Most exhausts don't rust from the outside....because all of the condensation from start-up isn't heated up enough to evacuate it from the exhaust system. So it condenses and sits and...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 238,898
Posted By Benjam83
It's so curvy... I'll bet it doesn't even...

It's so curvy...

I'll bet it doesn't even prevent rust on it's own (re: leak fluids).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Benjam83
If you go test drive it, and the gearbox feels...

If you go test drive it, and the gearbox feels like mush....it's an m47. If it feels like a gearbox should, it's an m90, lol.

I was thinking that all of the 16v cars left the factory with an...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-07-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,000
Posted By Benjam83
Ok, so you've said it....twice then. Your car...

Ok, so you've said it....twice then. Your car has 30 year old rubber bushings.





Nah....gotta be something else...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,029
Posted By Benjam83
How much? I always need an excuse to come to DM.

How much? I always need an excuse to come to DM.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,981
Posted By Benjam83
I got the IPD exhaust years ago, when I wouldn't...

I got the IPD exhaust years ago, when I wouldn't have minded the volume increase. Maybe I'm old now....

Bars, yes...get them.
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