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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By dorvin
I picked up a '12 S60 with a T5 this spring for a...

I picked up a '12 S60 with a T5 this spring for a killer deal. It was at 122k on the original timing belt. I was nervous as hell driving it home on that belt, convinced it was going to snap before I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By dorvin
I replaced the original plastic valve on my 740...

I replaced the original plastic valve on my 740 with the Delco all metal unit. It's been working fine for about a year now, no issues.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By dorvin
That's really nice they come with bushings...

That's really nice they come with bushings installed. Curious to hear how long those hold up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,538
Posted By dorvin
Is that same tool sometimes referred to as the...

Is that same tool sometimes referred to as the Gen 2 wheel bearing puller/installer?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,635
Posted By dorvin
Nicely done. Curious to see if gas mileages...

Nicely done. Curious to see if gas mileages changes or improves at all.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By dorvin
I did, my apologies for not updating this thread....

I did, my apologies for not updating this thread. My experience probably won't be of too much value, since both of my original speakers were blown. However, these slipped right in and installed...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,129
Posted By dorvin
My bet would be on the cam seal. Can you bend the...

My bet would be on the cam seal. Can you bend the plastic timing belt cover backing forward a bit to see the cam and seal?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,160
Posted By dorvin
Glad to hear you're rolling right along following...

Glad to hear you're rolling right along following this minor hiccup!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 100,763
Posted By dorvin
Impressive build, nice work!

Impressive build, nice work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,828
Posted By dorvin
I snagged Michelin Defenders for my 240, and went...

I snagged Michelin Defenders for my 240, and went a little weird with Vredestein Quatrac 5 winter tires for the 740. Kinda regret the Vredesteins, not because of the quality of the tire (they're...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By dorvin
Couldn't agree more, wire with alligator clips is...

Couldn't agree more, wire with alligator clips is just about mandatory in any of these cars for quirks that crop up at the wrong time.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-26-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By dorvin
I had these symptoms on my 850 at the most...

I had these symptoms on my 850 at the most inopportune time. It ended up being the fuel pump relay under the hood near the windshield. I was able to confirm by making a jumper out of wire and clips...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By dorvin
Yep, pretty sure it is. I hadn't browsed their...

Yep, pretty sure it is. I hadn't browsed their speaker selections before, and figured I'd give them a shot. The thought of new speakers that easily fit the stock location is extra appealing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By dorvin
Interesting, I didn't know Swedish Car Parts was...

Interesting, I didn't know Swedish Car Parts was offering something like this. I might just order a pair to try them out. The original speakers in my 240 are trash, and I'd like to keep it somewhat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By dorvin
I never knew 850s from certain regions had this...

I never knew 850s from certain regions had this feature. That's awesome.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,651
Posted By dorvin
I think that looks great as it is!

I think that looks great as it is!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By dorvin
Not sure how late the practice was followed, but...

Not sure how late the practice was followed, but on my '91 740, I had to scrape away some of the black underbody coating in order to find the differential info sticker.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 30,211
Posted By dorvin
Did the ABS master cylinder you received have one...

Did the ABS master cylinder you received have one of the ports blocked off? Searching for a replacement ABS master cylinder myself, I came across another thread with these pictures:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By dorvin
I second this, standard green coolant that you...

I second this, standard green coolant that you can still get everywhere.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,271
Posted By dorvin
Was the tranny mount replaced with the engine...

Was the tranny mount replaced with the engine mounts at the same time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,172
Posted By dorvin
I'm interested as well. Looked at the most...

I'm interested as well. Looked at the most popular covers on amazon a few weeks back, and most of the reviews scared me off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-09-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,109
Posted By dorvin
Just for reference, the non-turbo models are 2"...

Just for reference, the non-turbo models are 2" diameter, and turbos are 2.25" right?
Forum: showroom 10-07-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 30,920
Posted By dorvin
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-07-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,589
Posted By dorvin
Any updates with this build?

Any updates with this build?
Forum: showroom 09-30-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,748
Posted By dorvin
I added that exact sub to my 740 under the...

I added that exact sub to my 740 under the drivers seat. It sticks out a bit, and folks sitting in the backseat have to be a little careful, but it fits well enough. It adds plenty to the overall...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 37,976
Posted By dorvin
I love seeing updates to this thread! Nice work,...

I love seeing updates to this thread! Nice work, that's a beautiful 760.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,963
Posted By dorvin
One of these may be worthwhile install while...

One of these may be worthwhile install while you're back there too:

https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5561/103560-volvo-rear-cam-seal-retainer-ipd-103560

However, I'd make sure your PCV system...
Forum: website & board 09-18-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 54,370
Posted By dorvin
Done!

Done!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,680
Posted By dorvin
Just throwing in another good word for the Irwin...

Just throwing in another good word for the Irwin extractors. Used them to get rear differential fill and drain bolts out on my 740. They worked perfectly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,402
Posted By dorvin
It has arrived! :cool:

It has arrived! :cool:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,474
Posted By dorvin
Short and to the point, with good views of the...

Short and to the point, with good views of the area. Nice work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By dorvin
For that exact reason, I'm starting to stock up...

For that exact reason, I'm starting to stock up on these reproduced parts that may not be available in five or ten years.. Because if you don't have a room filled with Volvo parts you don't intend to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By dorvin
swedishautoparts.com - Gone?

Browsing for parts today, it appears that swedishautoparts has closed: https://www.swedishautoparts.com/

Does anyone have any more information?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,903
Posted By dorvin
Now that is something I needed to come across....

Now that is something I needed to come across. Thank you!

The post detailing this in DET17's excellent build thread. I recommend reading through the entire thing, but if you're strapped for time,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,106
Posted By dorvin
I swear I've crawled over that entire FAQ, and...

I swear I've crawled over that entire FAQ, and missed that section. Thank you!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 248,420
Posted By dorvin
I continue to love this thread more and more....

I continue to love this thread more and more. Great work with everything you've done so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,090
Posted By dorvin
I'm also curious about this eventually. The...

I'm also curious about this eventually. The leather on my drivers seat is one plop from splitting in the middle.
Forum: website & board 06-17-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,898
Posted By dorvin
Welcome to the forum! A ton of knowledge and...

Welcome to the forum! A ton of knowledge and insight shared here over the years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,414
Posted By dorvin
Having largely considered the AC system in my...

Having largely considered the AC system in my Volvos not worth an attempt to fix, I am now slowly collecting any and all information, hoping to get some sweet sweet conditioned air.

Thank you for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,400
Posted By dorvin
Thank you for making this overview. I was...

Thank you for making this overview. I was rear-ended in my 240 last summer, and haven't gotten around to adjusting the bumper to have it sit straight.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,018
Posted By dorvin
A while ago I asked the same question about...

A while ago I asked the same question about removing seals, and someone suggested using a paint can opener. Like this:

https://i.imgur.com/fOoHyZnm.jpg

Generally these can be found at hardware...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,589
Posted By dorvin
It might just be me, but I'm not seeing any...

It might just be me, but I'm not seeing any pictures.

Nonetheless, interesting build. Excited to see this come together.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,239
Posted By dorvin
Definitely doable with the exhaust in place, but...

Definitely doable with the exhaust in place, but just be prepared to try it a few times before its situated correctly.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 102,069
Posted By dorvin
Nice work, that looks great!

Nice work, that looks great!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-31-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By dorvin
Is the tag on the drivers side of the rear axle...

Is the tag on the drivers side of the rear axle on 740s?
Forum: showroom 03-11-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 119,963
Posted By dorvin
Damn this thread has been an interesting read! ...

Damn this thread has been an interesting read!

Keep up the good work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-09-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,098
Posted By dorvin
If you plan on doing a flush with a hose, make...

If you plan on doing a flush with a hose, make sure you turn the heat up all the way so you get flow through the heater core as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-27-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,800
Posted By dorvin
Man, I'd love to have one of these, I miss the...

Man, I'd love to have one of these, I miss the ambient gauge on my 850.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,381
Posted By dorvin
Perhaps you could pose for a few pictures with...

Perhaps you could pose for a few pictures with your son, like this?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Gas_Stealers_Beware_1974.jpg

Seriously though, I'd be wary of fitting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,381
Posted By dorvin
I like the way you think.

I like the way you think.
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