1998 Volvo V70 AWD

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:14

I cleaned and installed the floor mats as well as the front seat bolt covers. Now that the interior is nice and clean, the headliner stains really stand out. I need to see if I can get it any cleaner.
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby Shadowden » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:14

rewrap that thing in some sick SDM material. Maybe prancing mooses!

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon May 15, 2017 9:14

I messed with the car on Friday. I installed the replacement tail lights and the roof rails. I didn't want them to get broken sitting around my garage.

I also got the car running so I could move it and my pickup around. I pulled the plugs and gave them a quick clean. Two things were confirmed, the PCV system is clogged and the car is burning coolant. One thing that makes me happy is the motor is firing on all cylinders. I'm also happy that the car went into drive and reverse without a problem but I didn't take the car above 5mph.

Things observed:
-There was quite a bit of oil under the spark plug cover including 3 of the plug holes filled with oil.
-Plugs were very oil fouled.
-PVC system very clogged, oil was spraying out the oil cap.
-Coolant cloud out exhaust.
-Coolant on ground when system pressurized, I didn't have a chance to investigate. I'm sure it is related to the reason the head gasket blew.
-Turbo is spooling and boosting.
-Coolant was low and oil is chocolate milk. I already knew this.
-Car tries to stall at idle.
-Car has check engine light (obviously).
-ABS/ Trac lights are on.

One weird thing that I've never seen before is the hazard switch is jammed and making a horrible noise. At first I thought is was the tape deck because it sounded a little like that but louder. I'm going to try and pull it and see if I can clean it, if not I'll pull one from the junk yard.

I have not checked the codes yet, I still need to get a cable for my laptop. Once I get that done, I'll post the list of codes.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu May 18, 2017 9:14

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1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon May 22, 2017 9:14

About the only thing I did to the car is try and remove an old sticker from the lift gate. I got it about 1/3 done. I need to get a plastic scraper and some goof off. I also plan to remove the pinstriping at the same time.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby Shadowden » Wed May 24, 2017 9:14

I have an eraser wheel you can use.

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Wed May 24, 2017 9:14

oooo, You have one of those? I may have to borrow it.

I'm taking the week of June 19th off so I can work on the truck and start on the car.
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1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue May 30, 2017 9:14

I picked up some good finds at the pull and pay over the weekend.
Japanifold (it's made in japan) and heat shield out of an '04 S60R. It is a much better flowing exhaust manifold than what was stock.
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I also picked up an SC-901 radio with a center channel speaker and dolby processor. Also in the picture are side marker lights with wiring out of a '99. I like the look of side markers instead of cheap plastic Volvo emblems that came on the US '98s.
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I got an NA throttle body to put on the car as well.The turbo TB is 55mm and NA TB is 65mm. The TB bolts right up but will require me to port the intake. I will need to modify the plate, replace with a 960 plate, or custom make one because the NA TB has a plastic wedge that will need to go.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby Huzer » Tue May 30, 2017 9:14

Nice. Lots of fun stuff there. Are you still working on stockpiling what you need?

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue May 30, 2017 9:14

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Here is a picture comparing the two manifolds. The one on the bottom is what I have stock in the car. Apparently it will help with spool up. I only payed $25 for it and they sell for $150-200 on ebay.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Tue May 30, 2017 9:14

Huzer wrote:Nice. Lots of fun stuff there. Are you still working on stockpiling what you need?

I am still stockpiling.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:14

I did some work on the car on Sunday. I installed the SC-901 radio which was the top of the line radio available in these cars. It is actually made by Alpine and is a huge sound improvement over the SC-816 which was in the car. The radio requires an external amp (4x50) which is also an alpine unit and installs under the seat. I have one lined up that I'll be purchasing from Canada later this week. I also installed the optional center channel speaker and Dolby processor which required a different dash top. While I had the dash top off I swapped out the instrument cluster so I now have the optional trip computer but I added 21k miles to the car, lol (I need to figure out how to have it adjusted).
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I also installed the old school iPd grill insert that I picked up from the junk yard a while back. I sanded it and painted it semigloss black since it was pealing silver. Even though I haven't changed out the headlights or the front fender yet, I think it changes the look of the car completely. I'm thinking of getting a prancing moose emblem for the grill to complete the look.
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1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:14

I installed the Dynaudio dash tweeters last night. I wanted to get them put in so they wouldn't get ruined in the garage. I'm going to get the steering wheel installed next.

Next on the list is the front fender and headlights. I also need to start pulling the motor apart so I can inspect the head and rebuild it. I'll send it out to have it leak tested but I'll do the actual rebuild myself including valve lapping.

I'm taking a full week off in a couple of weeks to work on the cars. I need to pull the intake and oil pan off my truck to clean, paint, and reseal first. I also have a few other small projects to do on it before I start on the Volvo.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:14

I'm working on my parts list for the engine work.

-Victor Reinz - Head Gasket Set
-Volvo - valve stem seals - 20
-Ajusa - Cylinder Head Bolt Set
-Contitech - Timing Belt Kit - P80EARLYKIT2P7 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 252wp-oega
-Volvo - PCV Breather System Kit
-Volvo - Engine Oil Filler Cap Gasket'
-Mahle - Fuel Filter
-Mahle - Oil Filter
-Volvo - Spark Plug Kit
-Bosch - Cap, Rotor
-Bougicord - Spark Plug Wire Set
-aFe - Air Filter
-Do88 - Radiator and heater hoses
-Behr - Heater Core
-Volvo - Heater Hose Junction
-Wahler - Thermostat 87 Degrees
-Castrol - 0w40 synthetic
-Valvoline MaxLife dextron 3+ ATF
-Siliconeintakes.com - Vacuum Hoses
-Volvo - collar sleeve/coupler 31256008

I didn't include any performance upgrades on this list. Also I may need a radiator and I want to add a transmission cooler.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70 AWD

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:14

Looks like everyone says only use Volvo brand head gasket and seals
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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