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by anmartin44
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Financial Distress Parts Program
Replies: 73
Views: 19793

Re: Financial Distress Parts Pool

I have two 850 parts cars and various parts from s/v70. I am in Chehalis Washington. I can donate parts. I am in the middle of a manual swap but that means a lot of parts are pulled. Let me know if I can help.
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: Thinking buying a Volvo 144?
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Thinking buying a Volvo 144?

Mine wasn't a column shift so I didn't run into any trans tunnel issues. You may have some issue due tot the fact your car was not originally equipt with manual. You may have to cut a hole in you trans tunnel depending on if your manual tranny has a short throw or a long shifter. just make sure you ...
by anmartin44
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: High revs, car wont start after driving p0117 code
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: High revs, car wont start after driving p0117 code

Sounds pretty typical of ECT. Make sure you get an OEM one as the aftermarket one are hit or miss. Probably should replace you thermostat as well .
by anmartin44
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97' 850 T5 Sedan with 737K original miles!
Replies: 16
Views: 876

Re: 97' 850 T5 Sedan with 737K original miles!

The engine in my 94 na has never been cracked open and it's getting close to 280k. Gives me hope!
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Getting only 15-16 MPG combined driving...
Replies: 86
Views: 12500

Re: Getting only 15-16 MPG combined driving...

When was the last time you changed your air filter? Let's keep it simple first!
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Skating issues after IPD sway install
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Skating issues after IPD sway install

If you install a bigger anyi sway bar then you should really install the HD or better endlinks. I've had the Meyle HD ones on two different cars and they are a good upgrade. Both cars have them on almost 50 k miles with no signs of play.
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Subframe is Bent - but just a little
Replies: 7
Views: 1952

Re: Subframe is Bent - but just a little

if you do replace it, it's not super hard if you have a cherry picker. mainly just the four subframe bolts and then unbolt the steering rack, control arms, swaybar endlinks and mounts and drops right down with a couple jacks. i was able to take it off by myself but you'll need two people to remount.
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant swoosh!
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Coolant swoosh!

Have you recently drained the coolant and refilled? Every time I have changed a radiator in one of these it has done that on he first test drive. the heater core has to fill up and I believe that sound is the water pump pushing water thru the system. Just been my experience.
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 T5 rattle noise coming from front of the motor.
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: 95 850 T5 rattle noise coming from front of the motor.

I'm pretty sure an NA won't throw the cat code due to it not having an o2 sensor after the the cat. mine was completely blown out and i never got any codes.
by anmartin44
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Rare cars you've seen on the road recently
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Rare cars you've seen on the road recently

Not the rarest car out there but not common in the sticks where i'm from. This is my wife's cousins Lotus Elise. I'm an average size guy and it was difficult to get down into.
by anmartin44
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Installing 850 Cabin Air Filter
Replies: 29
Views: 18157

Re: Installing 850 Cabin Air Filter

Here's the filter from my dads 98 v70 with 132k miles. Pretty sure it was original. It was so clogged the blower would squeal at higher speeds and the defrost was quite ineffective.
by anmartin44
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Phantom Oil Leak After Car Parked for 10 days
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Phantom Oil Leak After Car Parked for 10 days

check your oil drain plug and sealing washer. maybe you have a tiny leak that doesnt surface until the completely cools for a extended period of time. heat tends to expand things and seal them up.
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best of the breed heading for the graveyard
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Best of the breed heading for the graveyard

You could have at least tried to salvage the paint! does that thing still have the third row seat?
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best of the breed heading for the graveyard
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: Best of the breed heading for the graveyard

If they have to go that's what they should look like!
by anmartin44
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fix Splash Guard?
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: Fix Splash Guard?

exhaust strapping + drill + small bolt and nut= ~$4. Or the afformentioned drill with a ziptie as JRL said.
by anmartin44
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: volvo 850 blown head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: volvo 850 blown head gasket

If you can replace the head gasket by yourself then it is probably cheaper to do that. Only 97 glt's have turbos so the glt with the 5-speed is probably a 95-96 model non turbo and should swap in wih no issue. if the motor is good in the parts car i would just swap the whole engine and tranny as a u...
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: POLL: When did your odometer fail?
Replies: 24
Views: 3623

Re: POLL: When did your odometer fail?

we've had four '94 850's in our family and both of the VDO gears failed at 160 k and 185k but neither of the yazaki cluster gears have failed and they're at 257k and 190k.
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Noise - RESOLVED W/S gasket !!
Replies: 48
Views: 4856

Re: I give up....

Is there a wind deflector on top of the car for the sunroof? the double stick tape can wear out and wind can cause noises. have you banged around on the headliner to see if you reproduce any noises? there are also plastic inserts to cover the sunroof tracks that can rattle around.
by anmartin44
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: massive oil leak on our c70
Replies: 17
Views: 2578

Re: massive oil leak on our c70

possibly turbo oil hose. clean everything up the best you can and then get under the car and try to see the backside of the engine after you run for a little while.
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mysterious whining...
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Mysterious whining...

better safe than sorry. the post i was talkin about is over on turbobricks.com.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthrea ... eous+noise
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mysterious whining...
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Mysterious whining...

is that the blue belt? someone just recently posted this same issue after installing this belt. apparently it's normal for the belt to make a little whine for a couple hundred miles or so after the switch. I dont know this from personal experience but search the posts back a couple months and you sh...
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo mysteries
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Volvo mysteries

The red light you are talking about is on the instrument cluster, right? It is a temperature indicator for cold or icy conditions. There is also a red light in the middle of your dash by the windshield that will blink when you lock the car but should never be on when you are driving.
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo mysteries
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Volvo mysteries

1). could a number of things...check fuel pump relay, fuel pressure regulator, cam position sensor, and possibly fuel pump. it sounds fuel related. theres a valve at the end of the fuel rail where you can check to see if you have pressure next time it dies. 2) not reall sure hear cause i dont have t...
by anmartin44
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Noise - RESOLVED W/S gasket !!
Replies: 48
Views: 4856

Re: I give up....

If i recall there are little sensors above/beside the "oh sh!t" handles above the front doors that will buzz and also cause the AC and REC lights to flash. prob not the main source of your noise but worth looking into.
by anmartin44
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Noise - RESOLVED W/S gasket !!
Replies: 48
Views: 4856

Re: I give up....

Check lower engine mount under timing belt.
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Noise - RESOLVED W/S gasket !!
Replies: 48
Views: 4856

Re: I give up....

In the video it sounds like it's coming from deep inside the dash. is there any vibration associated with noise? check all of your motor mounts, especially the ones on top of the engine and under the crank pulley by the passenger wheel.
by anmartin44
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can a 850 tow an 850?
Replies: 14
Views: 1498

Re: Can a 850 tow an 850?

This is one of those " would you rather" situations. would you rather rent a truck or smoke your brakes and significantly strain your drivetrain? I mean it could prob do it but the risk of damaging the tranny along with the decreased braking power deter me. 850 tow hitches are meant for pulling smal...
by anmartin44
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strut noise?
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Strut noise?

glad to hear you got it figured out!
by anmartin44
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strut noise?
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Strut noise?

any news on this?
by anmartin44
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: High pitched noise while driving over 30mph
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: High pitched noise while driving over 30mph

Wheel and tire condition? How about door seals?
by anmartin44
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant leak! '96 850 turbo, front of engine...
Replies: 22
Views: 2509

Re: Coolant leak! '96 850 turbo, front of engine...

did you tighten the hose clamp on the lower hose?
by anmartin44
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: Thinking buying a Volvo 144?
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: Thinking buying a Volvo 144?

140 series are good cars. there are several different engine/trns/fuel system combinations but all relatively simple and parts ar still available thru IPDUSA and fcpeuro to name a few. do a quick google search to see the difference in styling and maybe that will help determine what year it is you're...
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strut noise?
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Strut noise?

Another thought, you never mentioned anything about changing the ball joints/control arms. bad ball joints clunk.
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strut noise?
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Strut noise?

odd indeed. did you put the cross shaped nut back on before you put the strut nut on top? the only thing i can think of is that the cross nut is loose or missing. it keeps the strut tight to the spring seat.
by anmartin44
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone got one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Anyone got one of these?

that funny you guys take them off too. i leave the throttle cover and the top cover off as well. i find the torx bolts a pain to get off and the cover just hides any oil you may have creeping out of your oil cap.
by anmartin44
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strut noise?
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Strut noise?

if you can, get the Meyle HD endlinks from FCPeuro(link at top of the page). They're about the same price as stock replacements but should hold up better ($20 each).
by anmartin44
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strut noise?
Replies: 20
Views: 2904

Re: Strut noise?

if you replaced the bearings, mounts and struts, then it is almost for sure your sway bar endlinks. they connect your sway bar to the struts. they can feel tight when u tug on them and still be toast. they certainly need to be replaced if they are original to the car.
by anmartin44
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2340

Re: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?

Here's a couple of pics of the finished product. I really like he way it turned out even though it's still in winter mode! Can't wait to put the Persus wheels on in a couple of months.
by anmartin44
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2340

Re: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?

Springs are on, test drive is done, and the results are good! Took me about 3.5 hours from start to finish. It's kinda nice when you dont have use spring compressors to install the springs. It actually drove much better and felt less clunky going over bumps than before, but maybe thats just because ...
by anmartin44
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2340

Re: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?

Thanks for making a relavent comment to the thread.
by anmartin44
Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1147
Views: 430426

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

I don't think i've posted this one up yet...
My 1974 144-
by anmartin44
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Compression readings and things done to improve them
Replies: 19
Views: 2254

Re: Compression readings and things done to improve them

+1. how does it run? do you have any codes? sounds like your gauge is whack. i wouldn't trust those numbers. the numbers are however, pretty even so that's good. i dont see any reason to replace or rebuild an engine if it runs fine. does it burn a lot of oil or something?
by anmartin44
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I sure thought the fuel pump relay would be it
Replies: 48
Views: 4750

Re: I sure thought the fuel pump relay would be it

Go through and tighten all the clamps on the intercooler hoses and check for cracks on the bottom sided of the intercooler. Have you done a compression check? I had a car that ran fine at idle but crapped out under load. It was dead on two cylinders. that happened due to my brother-in-law's wife run...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hesitation when I get on the gas.
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Hesitation when I get on the gas.

Make sure your muffler isn't plugged as well. If something sits in the back yard for 9 months little critters will make nests in any hole they can get into.
by anmartin44
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Axle popped out (was RIP Transmission?)
Replies: 35
Views: 6668

Re: RIP Transmission?

my o'reilly auto passenger reman axle was about $70 with core and it has been fine for over 30k miles in the last couple of years.
by anmartin44
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2340

Re: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?

I have no idea if they're progressive or not. i'll post before and after pics once i get them on. They must not have had very many sets of them because they were only up on their website for about 4 hours before they were nowhere to be found.
by anmartin44
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2340

Pro Parts Sweden Lowering springs?

I don't know anything about this brand but FCP had them on overstock clearance for $70 so I ordered them anyway at that price. They say they are good for a 1.6 inch drop all the way the around. Has anyone had any experience with these or have any pictures?

Andrew
by anmartin44
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 T5R front end noise (sounds like tire rubbing)...
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: 850 T5R front end noise (sounds like tire rubbing)...

Glad you got it fixed! You should enjoy that one!
by anmartin44
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Axle popped out (was RIP Transmission?)
Replies: 35
Views: 6668

Re: RIP Transmission?

It does look like the tip broke off. Is the end nicely machined or could it have been eaten? maybe drain and fill the tranny and make sure there's no chunks in there.
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 T5R front end noise (sounds like tire rubbing)...
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: 850 T5R front end noise (sounds like tire rubbing)...

the axle nut shouldn't really be oily...unless PO lubed it up to get the nut off before. Not sure on that one. did you try to re-torquing the alxle nut just to make sure it's not slightly loose?
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 T5R front end noise (sounds like tire rubbing)...
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

Re: 850 T5R front end noise (sounds like tire rubbing) help.

Inner fender cover? check to see if it has all of it little plastic nuts. the wider tires on the R's and even the turbo's can rub when turning. Wheel bearing would really only make noise if you were turning left when there's direct load on the right wheel.
by anmartin44
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My 850 Wont start... Cant figure out why ?
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: My 850 Wont start... Cant figure out why ?

did you replace all those things after it wouldn't start? is there any codes or check engine light? is there fuel pressure at the rail?
by anmartin44
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 OBD code 0120 sudden death
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: 95 850 OBD code 0120 sudden death

sounds like your pcv system is ready for overhaul. if there is oil all over the CPS then the crankcase pressure is probably blowing oil by the cam seal behind the CPS. if the PCV system is blocked, a new oil cap and ring will just compound the problem at the cam seal. check you alternator as well. t...
by anmartin44
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Considering S70 as a winter driver
Replies: 15
Views: 3464

Re: Considering S70 as a winter driver

I've never gotten stuck even in 8-12 in of snow with my winter studded tires on the front. tires make a huge difference.
by anmartin44
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: white smoke from exhaust manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Re: white smoke from exhaust manifold

Did you check to make sure your exhaust is not plugged? How long did it set? Critters can make nests in there if sits too long. Did you flush the fuel system? Keep checking all your vaccum hoses as they can cause this sort of thing. Are you losing fluids of any kind?
This is D-jet correct?
by anmartin44
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Solve the leaking ATF mystery on the $400 850
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

Re: Solve the leaking ATF mystery on the $400 850

Perhaps a mouse ate through a tranny line! One of the most clogged i've ever seen but not the worst!
by anmartin44
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: Just found a 1700 in bad condition and I kind of want it
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: Just found a 1700 in bad condition and I kind of want it

if it is in as bad of shape as you say, the owner should pay you to take it. If the drivetrain is still there and has not been underwater then it is worth saving for parts. Where are you at?
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I spent over $3K on suspension work/RF wheel still knocks
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: I spent over $3K on suspension work/RF wheel still knock

Did you do the anti sway bar bushings? Sounds like swaybar endlinks. What parts did you use? OEM or aftermarket? Aftermarket rubber for these cars does not have a good reputation for longevity. did you get new struts? you didn't mention that.
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 na: ECU failure now intermittent stumbling
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: 94 850 na: ECU failure now intermittent stumbling

So the alternator checked out fine. could it be the heater fan?
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 na: ECU failure now intermittent stumbling
Replies: 2
Views: 294

94 850 na: ECU failure now intermittent stumbling

So a couple weeks ago I went out to start my car and it started, stumbled and died. Cranked for little bit and then I smelled hot plastic/electrical and stopped (maybe for like 10 sec). My dash lit up like a christmas tree and my cooling fan kept running even after i took the key out of the ignition...
by anmartin44
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: They shipped INA instead of Contitech
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Re: They shipped INA instead of Contitech

As far as I know INA is oem. at least for the 850's. somebody correct me if i'm wrong but all the pulley's i've taken off have been INA.
by anmartin44
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Help on a 75 K-Jet fuel delivery system
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Help on a 75 K-Jet fuel delivery system

those k-jet lines are real tricky if they get broken or loose. they are really hard to find. you can find braided steel lines from an old VW golf or rabbit and they should be the right length. I picked up a set for my 74 even though my plastic lines haven't gone yet. your best bet is to find some at...
by anmartin44
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850R Resto-Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 3264

Re: Volvo 850R Resto-Mod

Those actually arent standard alloys on there. Those are the 16 in persus rims from a semi rare platinum edition or a v70 AWD sportwagon. I think they're one of the better looking volvo rims out there. Nice upgrade for those of us with without turbos! They'll look good with snow tires if you keep th...
by anmartin44
Wed May 11, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 4113

Re: Nivomat conversion?

I saw a CL ad the other day for 96 GLT. The guy said that GLT meant that it had a turbo and wider sports tires!
I just laughed.
by anmartin44
Tue May 10, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 4113

Re: Nivomat conversion?

I do attribute the stiffer mostly to the front springs. I did a whole front suspension overhaul at the same time so everything is much firmer than it was I don't think the nivo's by themselves make a stiffer ride but coupled with the R Springs in front the overall ride is not as wishy washy as it was.
by anmartin44
Tue May 10, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 4113

Re: Nivomat conversion?

front springs are stiffer than stock. not much lower that I can tell. I thought the wagon setup might raise the back end but it didn't at all. I haven't noticed anything besides a stiffer ride.
by anmartin44
Tue May 10, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat conversion?
Replies: 11
Views: 4113

Re: Nivomat conversion?

I just switched my 94 854 to the nivomat setup a couple of months ago. I got the front springs, rear springs and nivomats from 96 850 R wagon FWD. With nivo shock mounts and appropriate spings it is just plug and play. I don't have a rear sway bar but I also don't drive like a bat outta hell. They d...
by anmartin44
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best struts and strut mounts for s70?
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: Best struts and strut mounts for s70?

I have monroes on mine and not a huge fan! stick with teh sachs/boge ones.
by anmartin44
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: O/S drivers door. Saloon/estate. Same??
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: O/S drivers door. Saloon/estate. Same??

I'm not sure about 960's but i know all the wagon and sedan doors are interchangeable on the 850 and i think the 240. I would think they are same but hopefully somebody who know for sure will chime in soon.
by anmartin44
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 Front Mudflap Removal & Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

Re: S70 Front Mudflap Removal & Replacement

db130 wrote:I've been able to remove the rivets by first prying underneath the head with a flathead screwdriver then cutting off the head with a pair of side cutters. didn't even need to remove the wheel.
+1
Side snips make quick work of it. you could turn the wheel to give yourself more space
by anmartin44
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Wagon Rattle--- HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Volvo 850 Wagon Rattle--- HELP!!

Glad to hear you got it fixed. Just a side note, my 94 850 sedan had a similar rattle in the rear when going over bumps and it WAS the heat shield! I took in today after I got the recall letter in the mail and my rattle is now gone! so the heat shield can cause a rattle back there.

Andrew
by anmartin44
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I got some rust! What should I use?
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: I got some rust! What should I use?

I can get a rear pass door for 35 bucks at the local pickapart so I'll prob do that. I'll try to patch the front one since it only has a few pin holes.

Thanks for the responses!
andrew
by anmartin44
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Got a Volvo Campaign Notice in the mail (850)
Replies: 28
Views: 16730

Re:

Bought ours used from an individual.... Volvo found us. Twice actually - once for heated seats and now for gas tank. I think they use the state's registration records - but I'm not sure. Same here. Volvo found me. I'm taking mine in on thursday. My car has had the raw smell on startup for a little ...
by anmartin44
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: look at my pvc and engine mount pictures please! need help!
Replies: 16
Views: 2617

Re: look at my pvc and engine mount pictures please! need he

upper mount.JPG this is a poly mount right? poly mounts go in without pressing but cause a little vibration at idle and take off. there's an arrow on the stock one that should be pointing up when you install it. the one you have in there is installed in the correct position it's just completely des...
by anmartin44
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil leak (mystery to me)
Replies: 20
Views: 2297

Re: oil leak (mistry to me)

+1 on dipstick ring. I did my whole pcv system due to that little guy! It was nt bad but probably better I did it sooner than later.
by anmartin44
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 - cable under firewall engine mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: 850 - cable under firewall engine mount?

Ground wire? Or maybe goes to an aftermarket stereo. A picture is worth a thousand words.
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I got some rust! What should I use?
Replies: 3
Views: 938

I got some rust! What should I use?

So I've decided to start tackling the rust on my 74 144 (i know this is the 240 forum) an I have a few questions and pictures. Basically the passenger side is really bad. The base of both doors are rusted thru and there is significant rust on door sills as well. The rearend is good save the area jus...
by anmartin44
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 GLT acceleration problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Re: 850 GLT acceleration problem

what brand was the sensor? non bosch units have been known to give fits.
andrew
by anmartin44
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Have you ever seen this much crap in your air filter?!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2256

Re: Have you ever seen this much crap in your air filter?!!

I was tuning up my brothers old camry when I saw pieces of dog food lying around the engine compartment. I took off the airbox and there was about a quart of pea sized dog food in the bottom of his airbox! I have no idea how long he'd been driving it like that but it certainly ran much better when I...
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 206k on 1997 850, end of the line?
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: 206k on 1997 850, end of the line?

I have over 250,000 on my 94 and it runs like a top. it sprung a RMS leak about 2 months ago but Bars RMS Stop Leak worked as advertised and I haven't leaked a drop in 2000 miles. I'm determined to take this thing to 300,000 miles (barring any major catastrophy) before even considering a new used ca...
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clunking sound when turning
Replies: 4
Views: 3542

Re: Clunking sound when turning

Sway bar link, ball joint, or cv joint.
inner and outer tie rods should be checked too. if your tie rods are bad your mechanic should have never aligned your car!
Is your steering rack leaking?
by anmartin44
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 - Brakes and Suspension problems (I got 'em!)
Replies: 19
Views: 3424

Re: 850 - Brakes and Suspension problems (I got 'em!)

your upper spring seat is completely ruptured! Also there should be about 1/2 - 3/4 in of thread showing above that strut nut! Please don't drive that thing until you fix that! It's dangerous for you and others and you're gonna ruin just about everything connected to that wheel. you can do everythin...
by anmartin44
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Engine Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: 850 Engine Swap

a lot more goes into it than just a swap. it's really not logical. search thru the forums and you'll see this is a recurring topic.
by anmartin44
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to determine what turbo I have
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: How to determine what turbo I have

why does he care if your buying it?
by anmartin44
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will $4 gas kill the 850?
Replies: 30
Views: 3413

Re: Will $4 gas kill the 850?

Why should it? if you cant afford to buy gas then you probably cat afford to buy a new car. I think 23-30 mpgs is pretty good if your car is paid off, reliable, and if you can do your own maintainence.
by anmartin44
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Fault codes
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: No Fault codes

Check the A-6 codes too
by anmartin44
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo Starter Replacement gone bad
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: 1996 850 Turbo Starter Replacement gone bad

Check to see if you fuel pressure at the rail. there's a little schrader valve on the end that if yo push it fuel will spew out if there's pressure. Check your fuel pump relay,too. it's located under the fuses. Green relay with #103 on it.
Andrew
by anmartin44
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1147
Views: 430426

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

Here's the 74 144 k-jet that i picked up for $150! I took it on it's first drive in more than a year today. It's only gone about 1000 miles in the last 3 years. Here are some pre-wash pics.
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by anmartin44
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 1974 144 w/B20e
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: 1974 144 w/B20e

I got a bee in my bonnet today and finished hooking up the warm up regulator and put a new battery in and just started cranking! after nothing for about 2 min it started to catch a little. i let it rest for awhile and then it started up! it really rough and wouldn't stay running without me pumping t...
by anmartin44
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 74 Volvo 144 Wagon wont start
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: 74 Volvo 144 Wagon wont start

also the relay is by the battery on the driver side of the frame if you haven't already figured it out.
by anmartin44
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 74 Volvo 144 Wagon wont start
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: 74 Volvo 144 Wagon wont start

Do you have the K-jet system? has it been sitting for awhile? if K-jet sits for any extendend period of time you will probably need to clean out the whole fuel system (lines, filter, tank and definately the distributer and injectors). from what i've gathered the mechanical injectors are easily foule...
by anmartin44
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 1974 144 w/B20e
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: 1974 144 w/B20e

I got the gas tank all cleaned and sealed with POR 15 tank sealer. i can get it to turn over but not fire yet. I need to get a battery for it and probably new injectors. Haven't had much time to work on it lately. hopefully over spring break i can get it running. I will update you all when it's fire...
by anmartin44
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pulling a Short Block & leaving the Transaxle in?
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Pulling a Short Block & leaving the Transaxle in?

I would say loosen the head bolts and then pull the engine and tranny out the top.
by anmartin44
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: pulled cams and head...what to clean it with?
Replies: 2
Views: 968

pulled cams and head...what to clean it with?

I finally got around to pulling the head off the motor i took out of my car. It apparently seized due to lack of oil so the bottom end is toast but I am pretty sure the head is still good. It wasn't the most well maintained motor obviously so i would like to clean up the cam cover and clean up the h...
by anmartin44
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1147
Views: 430426

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

Had to throw on a couple of studs for our rare snowstorm here in the NW!
by anmartin44
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loud noise from suspension? 1998 s70t5
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: Loud noise from suspension? 1998 s70t5

I'm sure you checked alreardy but when you bounce the car like that the hood hinges will make a knocking sound like that. do you hear the noise when you are driving?

andrew
by anmartin44
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1st Attempt at Tie rod Replacement Need a Sanity Check
Replies: 13
Views: 3132

Re: 1st Attempt at Tie rod Replacement Need a Sanity Check

when you call FCP just tell them to send you the other outer and replace them all. on removing the nut, find the flat spot on the tie rod end and put your 19mm on there and turn it until it's setting on the control arm. then take a big crescent wrench and put it on the nut and pull toward the 19mm t...
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 'Custom' PCV system?
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: 'Custom' PCV system?

Others have done it for temporary pressure relief and it seemed to work fine. there's a thread on here somewhere about the whole process.
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

Thanks. It's definately more seat, floor and dash vibration than steering wheel. I guess new rotors are in the plan.
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

So I replaced the axle again (it was free) and did inner tie rods but the vibration is still there but to a slightly lesser extent. This made me start thinking maybe the problem is coming from the rear end. So last night i went out and jacked up each wheel individually (what i should have done first...
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1st Attempt at Tie rod Replacement Need a Sanity Check
Replies: 13
Views: 3132

Re: 1st Attempt at Tie rod Replacement Need a Sanity Check

turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and then take the keys out to lock the steering. two wheels off the ground is good. i don't know how you plan on getting the inner TR off but I used a 12 inch pipe wrench and it was super easy. I would do both sides right now if they're the same age, o...
by anmartin44
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

I have the ar jacked up right now to replace transmission seal and inner tie rods. I have a question about the passenger side axle support bearing. it is a reman axle that's been in for about a month and the support bearing feels rough and seems to have significant play. how much play should there b...
by anmartin44
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

On these cars with the size rims we have any balancing machine will do just fine. Switch the tires front to back for diagnostic purposes and se if the problem goes away. My money says it doesn't. Youre right. It did the same thing to a slightly lesser extent with the other tires i had on it. they w...
by anmartin44
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

Not sure what the road force balance is. the guy at the shop just put the wheel on the spinner and moved the weights. they weren't that out of balance. It's possible that i have a bent rim but it did the same thing with the wheels and tires i just took off of it and they rode fine before all the sus...
by anmartin44
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

Would inner tie rods cause this vibration? I did the outer TR's but not the inner's cause they felt all right. I ordered them but didn't put them in and now I'm kind of kicking myself cause I already got it aligned. Damn that was dumb! I guess I'll put those in when I replace the drive axle seal. Wh...
by anmartin44
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

got the front tires balanced today. no real change. I picked up the transmission axle seal at the dealership also so I think i'll try to get another axle and try it since it has a lifetime warranty. I hate this kind of stuff when it's cold!
by anmartin44
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Vibration @ 70 mph, 94 850 na

Ok... so I just did a whole mess of suspension work on the front end of my 94 850. I replaced sway bar endlinks, ball joints (removable ball joints), struts (monroe cause I drive hwy 90%), OEM spring seats, tie rod ends (inners were solid), and passenger axle(reman). I got it aligned and it drives a...
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1147
Views: 430426

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

That baby picture reminded me that i never posted these from the summer. My son "helped" me do an engine swap this summer and he has the grease on his face to prove it!
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future inline 5 mechanic
future inline 5 mechanic
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '93 850--Coolant leaking, but from where?
Replies: 24
Views: 10237

Re: '93 850--Coolant leaking, but from where?

http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-850/Engine/Engine-Mechanical/Timing-Belts-&-Tensioners/Timing-Belt-Kit/p-72-153-168-169-3943/ the above link is for IPD USA. they are an awesome company that makes alot of performance parts for volvos. they also have a timing belt kit but the price varies depending on wh...
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Turbo Wagon Mechanic's Challenge
Replies: 106
Views: 15919

Re: 96 850 Turbo Wagon Mechanic's Challenge

bosch coppers are "FR7DC" i believe
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '93 850--Coolant leaking, but from where?
Replies: 24
Views: 10237

Re: '93 850--Coolant leaking, but from where?

it's true. this is by far the best car owners site i've ever come across. the only other good one i have been on is turbobricks.com. but it is also volvo! As far as driving it...if you can shimmy the belt back onto the pulleys and make sure there's water in your tank you would PROBABLY be fine for a...
by anmartin44
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '93 850--Coolant leaking, but from where?
Replies: 24
Views: 10237

Re: '93 850--Coolant leaking, but from where?

you need to get your belt changed too! the leaking coolant has probably got onto your belt and is making it slip off the gears. the 1993 has a different size TBelt which is wider than the older ones so make sure you or your mechanic get the right parts. check to see if the belt feels loose. it shoul...
by anmartin44
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: First snow, 10mph slide into a curb, loose wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: First snow, 10mph slide into a curb, loose wheel

that's probably the tranny torque mount that connects the tranny to the front subframe. if you have never replaced that then you are desperately due for one. it has two bushing and if they're shot then you'll have some shifting issues.
by anmartin44
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is everyone's average mpg?
Replies: 75
Views: 11845

Re: What is everyone's average mpg?

I get about 23-24 mpg with my 94 850 na auto (245K on motor). that's about 70/30 hwy/city in the northwest. i do have studded snow tires on the front and bad struts, sway bar links and strut mounts. the tires are toed out bad to because i never i got it aligned after the engine swap cause the suspen...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: 94 850 n/a engine swap: UPDATE

I ended up putting the motor with 242k on it in the car. I really had to do minimal work to the engine as it was in great shape. I changed timing belt, WP, cleaned pcv system and changed oil and tranny fluid. the engine had been sitting for almost 2 1/2 years and when i plugged everything in....and ...
by anmartin44
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 850 driver's seat backrest problem(solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: '95 850 driver's seat backrest problem

you can definately repair it! I repaied the one in my dads 850. it took about 2-3 hours from start to finish. I would buy the new cable if your not sure but try to fix the other one if you can and save yourself some money. you do have to soften the plastic a little but you'll be able to see what you...
by anmartin44
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clunk over small bumps on front left
Replies: 15
Views: 25449

Re: Clunk over small bumps on front left

+1 on the sway bar links. they definately make noise when they are bad. I've had good luck with Meyle HD ones from FCP Groton.

good luck,
Andrew
by anmartin44
Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 volvo 850 oil leak under valve cover and pcv clogged
Replies: 18
Views: 9964

Re: 1994 volvo 850 oil leak under valve cover

check for white smoke coming out of the dipstick tube when the car is warmed up and running. if there is then you most likely have a plugged up pcv system, which can blow oil out of the filler cap. check to see if your oil filler cap seal is soft rubber still or if it feels like hard plastic. it sho...
by anmartin44
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 Turbo Wagon - Various Problems - Fix or Sell?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: 94 850 Turbo Wagon - Various Problems - Fix or Sell?

have them check the throttle position sensor. i'm sure you've already replaced/tested cap, rotor, plugs and wires so that cant be the problem. check for vacuum leaks as well.
by anmartin44
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Mobil 1 $3.99/qt @ Advance auto
Replies: 15
Views: 2537

Re: Mobil 1 $3.99/qt @ Advance auto

what do you run and why would you not use 10/30?
by anmartin44
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn Switch $180, holy smoke!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

Re: Horn Switch $180, holy smoke!!!

Also make sure you get the right year as some of them have different connections.
by anmartin44
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn Switch $180, holy smoke!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

Re: Horn Switch $180, holy smoke!!!

That's the clockspring the airbag. look at a junk yard or ebay. my junk yard tossed it in for free when i bought a pair of airbags with a dash for $85. Look around at any local salvage and be careful with the tabs as they are brittle. dont tighten them down to tight. make sure when you install that ...
by anmartin44
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 850 Won't Start
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: 93 850 Won't Start

Clean your battery terminals as that can definately cause a no start issue. there is a good writeup on volvospeed.com on how to check your codes on an older 850.

http://volvospeed.com/Repair/a1.html
http://volvospeed.com/Repair/a2.html
http://volvospeed.com/Repair/a3.html
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Stalling, with a twist...
Replies: 16
Views: 1426

Re: 850 Stalling, with a twist...

your fuel door locks and unlocks when you lock or ulock your doors. there's a vacuum lock on it. try opening it with your doors locked..
by anmartin44
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Idle Problems When Stopping
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Idle Problems When Stopping

check your spark plugs too!
by anmartin44
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 s70 GLT vs '98 s90
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: '98 s70 GLT vs '98 s90

It sounds to me like your mind is already made up! You have alot of good things to say about the s70 and not so much about the s90. if you don't have far to go every day i would get the s70 even though the gas mileage should be similar for a short commute. 117k miles still new for these cars so if y...
by anmartin44
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: interchangeable wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 2986

Re: interchangeable wheels?

The lug pattern is the same but you might have some trouble with the offset. i think the rear-wheel drive volvos have something like 20 mm offset, while the fwd have around 40-43 mm offset. you may need wheel spacers for rwd wheels. I think all fwd will fit your 2000 with the exception of 1993 850s....
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strange, disconnected pigtail on engine harness 94 turbo
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Strange, disconnected pigtail on engine harness 94 turbo

i did an engine swap this summer and the engine i took out had a sensor coming from the front of the oil pan. i didn't look like it had ever been hooked up cause it was covered in grime. the engine i put in didn't have the sensor even though it was from the same year and same model. i think it was a...
by anmartin44
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: screw size
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: screw size

pretty sure its a 10 mm head. take the piece to a hardware store and start trying different screws!

good luck
by anmartin44
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice on a '96 855r for sale...
Replies: 17
Views: 1496

Re: Advice on a '96 855r for sale...

does anyone know why the wiper would come off the windshield? one of my 850's has the same problem. i'm thinking that the wiper arm is shot.
by anmartin44
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 1974 144 w/B20e
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: 1974 144 w/B20f- fuel tank cleaning

Ok... so the engine is a B20f not an e. so it has the K-jet system which is pretty simple and completely mechanical so i dont have to deal with any timing issues. i have taken it all apart and cleaned it and everything seems to be functional. i took out the injectors and they were completely fouled ...
by anmartin44
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: 1974 144 w/B20e
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

1974 144 w/B20e

I just picked up a '74 144 for really cheap to save it from being crushed. it has 250k on the body but only 20k on a rebuilt engine. it was a daily driver till a couple years ago when the owners daughter bought a new car so it didnt get driven much for about a year and then not at all for the next y...
by anmartin44
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: rear door window replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: rear door window replacement

thank you very much! he will be happy to know he doesnt have to buy one!
by anmartin44
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: rear door window replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 209

rear door window replacement

My dad's 94 850 wagon got hit by a tree and it knocked the driver's side rear door window out. does anyone know if a window from a sedan will work for that door. i thought all of the doors were the same on the 850's but i could be mistaken. any advice would be great!

thanks
andrew
by anmartin44
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Small gap above rear wheel: replacing shock and spring coil
Replies: 20
Views: 3059

Re: Small gap above rear wheel

most AWD have nivomat shocks and if you have a bad one the scuffs on the wheel well are probably from the car bottoming out easily. does it pull to the righ or the left when you are driving?
by anmartin44
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 92 Volvo 850 wet mat
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: 92 Volvo 850 wet mat

check the drain hose coming from the cowling where the cabin filter should be. if it is clogged, water is probably backing up and flowing into your blower housing. there are 2 drain hoses, 1 just below the blower intake and 1 below the fuse box. check them both.

good luck,
Andrew
by anmartin44
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Radiator cap pressure question
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Radiator cap pressure question

change the cap and see what happens. i think theyre pretty cheap...like 8 bucks or somthing.
by anmartin44
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD V70R - Are there Nivomat strut substitutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4786

Re: AWD V70R - Are there Nivomat strut substitutes?

i have a pair of them that are still good. i bought a set of R springs and got them with the deal. they don't fit on my car i later found out so you can get a real good deal on them if you want them.
by anmartin44
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: cranks but wont start
Replies: 11
Views: 10715

Re: cranks but wont start

youre due for second timing belt. check that before you keep on cranking.
by anmartin44
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles
Replies: 11
Views: 5359

Re: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles

just changed the oil today with the maxlife synthetic blend. i am hoping that it works wonders but i remain cautious! on a side note, i compared the dipstick in my car to one in my spare engine of the same year and they were not the same. mine is the orange handled one and the other is the red handl...
by anmartin44
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles
Replies: 11
Views: 5359

Re: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles

has anyone had good luck (or bad) with valvoline maxlife synthetic blend? i'm debating on this or the castrol gtx high mileage.
is there a better choice out there?
by anmartin44
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles
Replies: 11
Views: 5359

Re: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles

valve stem seals...what does that job require? probably more work than i wanna get into right now! I'll try the high mileage oil. should move up to 10-40 from 10-30? i ran 15-40 in my dads 850 turbo and it seemed to do a decent job of cleaning up the engine but it started to leak after awhile. i swi...
by anmartin44
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles
Replies: 11
Views: 5359

remedies for burning oil- '94 850 na 153xxx miles

so since i got my car almost a year ago (15,000 miles), i've put a ton of work into it. I've done timing belt, WP, plugs, wires,cap and rotor,motor mounts. i did the pcv system awhile back because i was leaking oil from the blown dipstick o-ring and had smoke coming from the dipstick tube. i bought ...
by anmartin44
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: egr code-94 850 n/a
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: egr code-94 850 n/a

i haven't tackled the egr problem yet but i had a few questions pertaining to it. will a stuck open egr cause more smoke from the dipstick? pcv system is clear. will a bad egr cause me to burn oil? not leaking anywhere around engine that i can see but it burns more than i think it should. i have hea...
by anmartin44
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My timing belt blew...
Replies: 37
Views: 2412

Re: My timing belt blew...

if your new motor came from a 96 850 turbo it's the same as a t-5. it's gonna have about 25 more hp than your original motor. you may want to make sure that you get the right ecu and turbocharger for as well. the only upgrade to your new motor is from an R or T-5R. good luck on your swap, i'm doing ...
by anmartin44
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Turbo Wagon 50k miles misses/surges under load
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: 1994 850 Turbo Wagon 50k miles misses/surges under load

I would check all the hose clamps and hoses to and from the turbo. you could get some spuddering if you have air flow leaking somewhere.
by anmartin44
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to install rear deck spoiler on my 850 4dr
Replies: 16
Views: 5213

Re: How to install rear deck spoiler on my 850 4dr

are you installing a later model spoiler or a 93 style. I'm getting ready to install a 93 style on my 94. it sits up higher than the later models but i think i also have to drill some holes through the trunk to mount the brackets. has anyone installed a spoiler that requires drilling? if so what is ...
by anmartin44
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: T5 Alloy wheel problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: T5 Alloy wheel problem

Hi Yeh - guess i`m a bit worried about bearings etc , also i`m terrible about listening for noises when driving! I don`t have the radio/cd on because i have to listen !!! don`t know if there`s anyone else like that out there ! Thanks for help everyone - glad to be a part of the forum!!!!!! i hear y...
by anmartin44
Wed May 26, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: should i switch to synthetic oil?
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

should i switch to synthetic oil?

I've got a 94 850 n/a with 151000 miles. in the last 12k miles i have done timing belt, pcv, plugs, wires, etc. nearly to stage 0. I don't have any oil leaks although i burn through about a quart between oil changes. car runs great and has no hiccups except for an egr code. I am wondering if it woul...
by anmartin44
Sat May 22, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 s70 & 98 s70 turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: 98 s70 & 98 s70 turbo

I also think you have to go with the non turbo. you cant really argue with less miles, less money and less problems. besides a "blown head gasket" could open up huge can of worms for you. how do you know you wont have the get the head redone. non turbos aren't that boring anyway, there still pretty ...
by anmartin44
Thu May 13, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: egr code-94 850 n/a
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: egr code-94 850 n/a

thank you for the replies. i did just do the pcv system about 4k miles ago. damn. i really dont want to mess with the stupid egr again as it was the worst part of the job for me. i did thoroughly clean it and the hole in the intake when it was off. if i don't do anything to it is it hurting anything...
by anmartin44
Thu May 13, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: egr code-94 850 n/a
Replies: 4
Views: 855

egr code-94 850 n/a

I am not getting engine codes from A2 but i have A6 ignition code 154 "egr system flow too high in system". Everything seems to be working normally but this code keeps throwing a CEL. I've reset it a couple of times but it comes back after about 10 sec. i thought it was because my gas cap didn't get...
by anmartin44
Mon May 10, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 throwing P0442 code (small leak)
Replies: 5
Views: 3438

Re: 96 850 throwing P0442 code (small leak)

go thru your engine bay and check all the of the vaccum hoses and rubber elbows. if theres a hole in a hose or something that can throw a code.
by anmartin44
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: auto to manual conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 24548

Re: auto to manual conversion

nice video! however, i don't know if i would do that with flip flops on!
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seafoam works.
Replies: 64
Views: 16187

Re: Seafoam works.

Hey everyone! my 94 na isn't leaking oil at but it is burning thru about half a quart every 2 weeks. would seafoam help this? should i put it in oil or gas or both? it has a little tick for about 2 min when i first start it but it goes away after its warmed up. Lifters? all maintainance is up to dat...
by anmartin44
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reliable Volvo under $4,000
Replies: 24
Views: 9812

Re: Reliable Volvo under $4,000

if you must have a volvo look for one with a well documented maintainance history. at the 3500 to 4000 range the timing system has to have been changed and the pcv system replaced. i think that a well maintained 850 should take you 20,000 miles or so over a couple of years wiithout too many issues. ...
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Which do you think i should do first?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Which do you think i should do first?

sorry... i meant "dont put it off too long if its due".
also if you have a 95 it is either a GLT or a turbo but not both.
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Which do you think i should do first?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Which do you think i should do first?

first thing you should do is read the codes and let us know why the ABS and TRACS lights are on. depending on why those are on that could be number one. i would definately do the upper engine mount and the lower right mount (you should be able to get both for around $30). check the hydralic mounts c...
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights on Volvo 850 (1993 vs 1994)
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Headlights on Volvo 850 (1993 vs 1994)

go to ipdusa.com and you get just the lens cover for around 50 bucks. if i have a pass side assembly in my shop that i am willing to part with but i dont know how long it would take to get there. i think IPD is the best way to go if they ship to you. you want the 6 inch tall lenses.
good luck
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PCV Change 95 850 Turbo ...Pissed Off!on going story!
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: PCV Change 95 850 Turbo ...Pissed Off!on going story!

the egr tube is not that bad to get off. its like a 7/8 wrench and some pbblaster, shold come off fairly easy. if you can clean the egr and put it back on before you reinstall the manifold, cause it's kind of a PIA to get to the bolts once the manifold is on the car.
good luck
by anmartin44
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: steering wheel shroud on 94 850
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: steering wheel shroud on 94 850

you need to get a long torx driver and get the two small screws on either side of the shroud. it took me awhile to find them too but theyre there and the shrould should pretty much fall apart when you get them out.
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Drove through large puddle now wont start???
Replies: 12
Views: 4869

Re: Drove through large puddle now wont start???

maybe you got some water on the o2 sensors or some water in the exhaust pipes. I don't know if that would cause what you've got going on but maybe.
by anmartin44
Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sweet Jesus, now what?! Won't crank, won't start...
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: Sweet Jesus, now what?! Won't crank, won't start...

i had the same damn problem with an auto zone serp belt. it took an act of god to get it on but we finally did. when my alternator died a week later the belt was very easy to take on and off. so it stretched out a ton. still i wouldn't buy another belt from autozone.
by anmartin44
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need to pull engine and still roll car around
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Re: Need to pull engine and still roll car around

Renns, are you saying that you can leave all the wiring attached and still pull the engine and trans out the top? I need to do this in the next week or so. i would rather not remove all of the wiring from the engine cause I'm going to drop it into another car and would love to have minimal wiring to...
by anmartin44
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking at a '95 850 GLT Non Turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Looking at a '95 850 GLT Non Turbo

it says OBO, right? shoot the owner an offer of like 1000 just to see what happens. if they really want to get rid of it you get yourself a good deal. any car that has an unidentified oil leak should be an automatic drop in price.
by anmartin44
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking at a 1996 850 Non Turbo Wagon
Replies: 19
Views: 1361

Re: Looking at a 1996 850 Non Turbo Wagon

i would shop around for a cheaper one. there certain things that are prone to failure and will do so even on a well maintained car. you should be looking in the $2500 range for a decent 850 n/a.
by anmartin44
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Nivomat shocks - how can you tell when they are bad? 98 v70
Replies: 5
Views: 6322

Re: Nivomat shocks - how can you tell when they are bad? 98

some 850's do use nivomats. you can replace them with regular shocks but you have to get a pair of normal rear springs. the springs that are paried with the nivos a different than the basic setup. you can prob get a pair for cheap at the junkyard or it is also a good time to get some IPD, H&R, Eibac...
by anmartin44
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: over heated wont start
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: over heated wont start

look at the top of the 85o page. there's a discussion called "140k major maintainence". timing marks are explained pretty thoroughly there.
by anmartin44
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CAM SEAL 1999 V70XC LEFT SIDE
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: CAM SEAL 1999 V70XC LEFT SIDE

You said it was on the left side...is that passenger or driver side. if its on the driver side it's not that bad of a fix.
by anmartin44
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850: sell or fix?
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Re: 94 850: sell or fix?

I've got 2 stock radio/tape deck with codes if you want one. theyre both from 94 na model sedans. both work...30 bucks OBO for one.
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T-5 Estate Auto bent subframe
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: 97 850 T-5 Estate Auto bent subframe

info should be the same for 96 and 97. i need to replace the front subframe on my 94 as well but haven't got much insight anywhere on how to go about doing it. you will need a hoist of some sort cause if you just jack up the motor the you wont be able to get the subframe out from under the car.
by anmartin44
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1147
Views: 430426

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

here's my 94 850 na. custom grille, painted wheels, and previously totalled by my little brother. it's got alot of parts from a alot of cars!
by anmartin44
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 - re-sprayed front grille
Replies: 22
Views: 7590

Re: Volvo 850 - re-sprayed front grill

if you don't want to pay $100 for a mesh grill you can cut out all of the slats and JB weld a custom cut (by me) piece of 1/2 in mesh steel in place. it's not perfect but still looks good for a trial run. i have an extra grille so i thought i would try my hand "custom" fabrication. I'll post a pic t...
by anmartin44
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to remove/serparate exhaust, power steering pump, a/c co
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: How to remove/serparate exhaust, power steering pump, a/c co

for the ps resivior and pump make sure the serp belt is off so the pulley spins freely. you should be able to size 12 (?) socket and 3/8 ratchet to get to them. maybe try a deep socket. i don't remember having any trouble with the ecu box being in the way.
by anmartin44
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: N/A tuning 20V, VVIS, something diffirent.
Replies: 54
Views: 25613

Re: N/A tuning 20V, VVIS, something diffirent.

i am not sure if i missed this but which years does this device work in. i have a 94 n/a and am always looking for more juice!
by anmartin44
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Should I purchase 1998 S70 GLT?
Replies: 20
Views: 2416

Re: Should I purchase 1998 S70 GLT?

ok $3k maybe a little low but my frame of mind was this: if i buy nice low mileage (say 120k) car i'm going to have to replace everything like timing system, pcv, suspension, etc on it in the next 20 to 50k miles anyway. so why not spend less and get a higher mileage car and just do everything when ...
by anmartin44
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Should I purchase 1998 S70 GLT?
Replies: 20
Views: 2416

Re: Should I purchase 1998 S70 GLT?

no one in their right mind would offer more than the asking price! that guy is a real piece of work! stay away from those kind.
you shouldn't pay more than $3k for an s70 thats over ten years old.
by anmartin44
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 non turbo 850 na inner tie rod remval
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: 94 non turbo 850 na inner tie rod remval

take of the wheel. unscrew the retaining nut for the tie rod end and pop it out with a hammer. remove tie rod end and unclip and slide off the dust boot. the inner tie attaches to the steering rack and can be removed with a pipe wrench. search the repair database for a pic.
good luck.
andrew
by anmartin44
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 fuel injector seal leak
Replies: 16
Views: 5745

Re: 850 fuel injector seal leak

thanks for the response. so if i disconnect the rail and take out the injectors i don't need to hit the schrader valve? wont fuel spray everywhere? wouldn't it be easier to just depressurize?
thanks.
andrew
by anmartin44
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 fuel injector seal leak
Replies: 16
Views: 5745

Re: 850 fuel injector seal leak

my fuel rail is attached to a solid line on the passenger side and does not have a disconnect bolt. i need to do the pcv tomorrow and i'm not quite sure how to get the manifold out without removing the rail. i was going to go ahead and replace all 10 injector o rings while i'm at it. Whats the easie...
by anmartin44
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 Evap Cannister
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 Evap Cannister

I was at the JY yesterday and there was an evap cannister still attached to a pulled subframe lying there and it was a AC GM like you said. This makes me think that it's OEM.
by anmartin44
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best tire sizes on Cetus wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Best tire sizes on Cetus wheels?

stock size is 195/60/15.
i think you can to 205/55/15 or 205/60/15 but you might get some rubbing in the fender wells at full turn.
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OK what would you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: OK what would you do?

how much are engines going for over there? i can take my pick of half a dozen at my local jy for about $300. you can spend $100 and replace seals, belts, and lower motor mount, plugs, and oil trap while its out of the car and then mount it up. basically a reconditioned engine for less than $500. CEL...
by anmartin44
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 T5 Turbo Windshield Washer Fluid Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

Re: 1996 850 T5 Turbo Windshield Washer Fluid Leak

you dont need to take off the airdam to get to the resivior. its the big white tank in the very front passenger corner. it should be right in front of the FR wheel well. i think its just a couple of torx screws and then it comes out from the bottom. mine is leaking from somewhere too but i've only i...
by anmartin44
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 Volvo V70 non turbo Radiator Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: 98 Volvo V70 non turbo Radiator Question

there are two big bolt that come from the bottom that hold it to the frame, i think there are 4 ten millimeter bolt that attach to the condenser(2 on top, 2 on bottom) and then a couple small ones that hold the fan housing together.

andrew
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T5 - automatic Sport Mode/Economy Mode????
Replies: 18
Views: 8565

Re: Volvo 850 T5 - automatic Sport Mode/Economy Mode????

it sounds to me like you hit the "winter" mode button when you accidentally hit the sport button. the arrow will come on in winter mode and will start you in 3rd gear, which equals really slow accelaration.
by anmartin44
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: FACTORY rip
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: FACTORY rip

first of all i would never get a pressure washer near my engine compartment! that's just me. engine degreaser and a alot of shop towels is the only way i'll do it just because things dont seal quite the same as they used to when the car was new. As far as the t-belt goes...i did two in the past 4 mo...
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: video of noise after t-belt change
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: video of noise after t-belt change

its not terrible...if it you're not on your lunch break picking up a part at teh local junk yard when it goes out. it was also pouring down rain and i had to go into the yard and find a used one to swap out.
it took me about 4 hrs and i had never done one before and had no guidance.
andrew
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: video of noise after t-belt change
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: video of noise after t-belt change

I think you hit it on the head with the alt. mine went out on me and when i replaced it i examined the old one. it made a really bad rough, grinding sound whin i turned the pulley. i'd get that taken care of cause when it goes it'll leave you stranded.

andrew
by anmartin44
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Belt Change
Replies: 19
Views: 7355

Re: Timing Belt Change

i believe the it's a 1 inch square
by anmartin44
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant leak, passenger side volvo s70 1998
Replies: 3
Views: 4663

Re: Coolant leak, passenger side volvo s70 1998

try cleaning it up and then check all your clamps and connections while the engine is running. also check the seams on the radiator to see if it seeping at all.
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Source for aftermarket Cam Position Sensor
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: Source for aftermarket Cam Position Sensor

hey i work in olympia and our pickapart here has a couple of cam sensors that i saw. i'm going on monday at lunch time and may be able to pick one up. probably not more than $10 at the yard. if they dont have one i have two at home, one on my parts car with good but high mileage engine and one on ca...
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70XC 1999 What happens if wrong transmission fluid used?
Replies: 22
Views: 5073

Re: V70XC 1999 What happens if wrong transmission fluid used?

i dont know if the xc's have a transmission torque rod mount like the 850's do but it could be that. if the bushing separates it can make a loud clunking noise when shifting. if you have one it would be on the front side of the tranny attaching it to the front subframe.
by anmartin44
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thinking about buying an 850 that needs a new engine
Replies: 43
Views: 2297

Re: Thinking about buying an 850 that needs a new engine

it's funny you bring this up cause i have a 94 n/a that's sitting and waiting for a new engine. i bought it in december 08 hoping to get to it in the summer...yeah right. but it has 150k and the same MO as the one your looking at. owner ran it out of oil and seized it up. has brand new stereo and ev...
by anmartin44
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a subframe
Replies: 0
Views: 82

94 850 n/a subframe

sometime in the near future i need to replace my subframe due to an accident that happened before i got the car. has anyone done this before? it seems like it would be a pretty straight forward job if one has all the tools. is there anything i should know before digging into this project? any tricks...
by anmartin44
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850Turbo, 1994, Engine dies
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: 850Turbo, 1994, Engine dies

the fuel trim code could have something to do with your MAF. the knock sensor can also affect idle. try unplugging the MAF while the car is idling and see if it smooths out at all. it will make the CEL come on but you can clear it.
good luck.
by anmartin44
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '02 S80 steel wheels with no locating pin fit a 99' V70XC?
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: '02 S80 steel wheels with no locating pin fit a 99' V70XC?

you should just be able to unscrew the locator pin from the hub.
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Alternator Removal & Replace
Replies: 11
Views: 12167

Re: 96 850 Alternator Removal & Replace

Its not too bad, but make sure you remember what bolts where. i was at a wrecking yard when mine went out(lucky, i coasted in). found one with 100k on it for $15 and put it in in the middle of parking lot. I had never done it before so it took me about four hrs cause i had to feel for all the bolts ...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 120k on timing belt ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: 120k on timing belt ??

+1

if it were only a couple thousand overdue u could hold off for a while, but where you're at i would even drive it for fear of it breaking. find someones shop or carport that you can borrow.
by anmartin44
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 na... totalled (by insurance) and rebuilt (by me)
Replies: 1
Views: 188

94 850 na... totalled (by insurance) and rebuilt (by me)

so here's my story... my car was a freebie from my dad after my little brother wrecked it by running the right side of the car off the road and proceeding to hit a culvert. at nearly 40 mph, the front pass wheel was nearly ripped of the car. it has the old style control arms so it sheared te ball jo...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 clunk from front right...
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: 850 clunk from front right...

you might check your lower right motor mount also. if the metal pin is resting on rubber it has failed. it could've weakened if it fell off jack stands.
just a thought.
good luck!
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: steering rack to rack sounds horrible.... please help
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: steering rack to rack sounds horrible.... please help

hey man it sounds like your spring seats are shot. they make that noise when they go. check them by pushing down on your car right above the strut towers. that could be the noise but i'm not sure why you would be losing fluid.
by anmartin44
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a broken antenna
Replies: 6
Views: 644

94 850 n/a broken antenna

so it's been under 10 deg here for a couple weeks so the hose is inopperable to wash the car. I hate car washes but i couldn't stand the site of my car anymore so I took it thru a carwash just to get the top layer off. soo.... like an idiot i left my antenna up and am now paying the price. the top t...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bad thermostat
Replies: 10
Views: 4677

Re: Bad thermostat

which vent is that? my dad is having some issues with his climate control and i wonder if this would help. his ECC seems to be fine but the blower stopped working for a couple of weeks and then all the sudden started working again. i figured the prob was a bad blower cause a new used ECC didn't fix ...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seat heater driver's side failed
Replies: 8
Views: 4139

Re: Seat heater driver's side failed

thanks. do you know if there is a loose wire in the console to hook up to? in other words do you know if the car is hardwired for the electrical components even though they are not standard? I am not too keen on wiring.
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: looking for 4 tires... any help?? *TIRE NOOB*
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: looking for 4 tires... any help?? *TIRE NOOB*

if you want thinner tires you have to get bigger wheels. there arent alot of 195/60/15s that look like that. you'll want to get 16 or 17 inch rims to get the look you want otherwise you'll throw off your speedo.
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seat heater driver's side failed
Replies: 8
Views: 4139

Re: Seat heater driver's side failed

just curious, has anyone ever put heated seats into an 850 that didn't come with them? i have all the switches and wiring but i dont how hard of a job is or if it is even poss. any insight or direction would be great.
by anmartin44
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 Turbo: Rotor and wires, will plain Bosh do?
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: 1995 850 Turbo: Rotor and wires, will plain Bosh do?

the stock cap and rotor are Bosch and the wires are Bougicord or something like that. these cars are quite particular about ignition parts and plugs. IPDUSA has them and i think fcpgroton has stock also.
by anmartin44
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Saggy under dash plate, Fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Saggy under dash plate, Fix?

You could just extend your duct tape up a little bit! duct tape works for everything! seriously though i would see if you can use some metal strapping tape or something to re-brace that piece. the dash is pretty flimsy on these especially if remove the kick plate often.
by anmartin44
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 blower motor quest
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 94 850 blower motor quest

thank you very much! that will mak my job so much easier.
by anmartin44
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 blower motor quest
Replies: 2
Views: 156

94 850 blower motor quest

I know there is a whole post on this subject and its great but i'm just a little confused. is the climate blower motor and cage interchangeable from a MCC and ECC? from what i gathered the MCC has a resistor and the ECC just hooks right up to the blower. IPD just lists one blower for both so I'm not...
by anmartin44
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Good repair guy in Atlanta Ga for Timing Belt?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: VOLVO REPAIR SHOP ATL. GA. - TIMING BELT NEED REPLACE

give yourself a weekend and max of $300 for parts and you should be able to do it yourself with all the info thats on this site and on volvospeed.com. I was scared to death to try this on my own cause i had never changed a belt before but it was really pretty easy if you have the right tools. but if...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850GLT: Front end Accident, they think its totalled WTH
Replies: 36
Views: 6235

Re: 1995 850GLT: Front end Accident, they think its totalled WTH

the humming sound is prob the air pump for the vaccum system. check your battery terminals to see if they have been jarred loose. if you dont have a good battery connection that could be the cause of your dimming lights. have your alternator tested, too. just out curiosity... what did you hit? and h...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 GLT 1993 Automatic gear question
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: 850 GLT 1993 Automatic gear question

My grandpas 94 850 was real smooth even at 240k miles before it was wrecked. +1 on checking the timing belt history. for 93's the changing interval is every 50,000 miles so yours should have been done around 150k miles. In 94 volvo tweaked the timing system and went to a wider belt so the interval w...
by anmartin44
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850GLT: Front end Accident, they think its totalled WTH
Replies: 36
Views: 6235

Re: 1995 850GLT: Front end Accident, they think its totalled WTH

dude you can get a pair of "Halo style headlights from IPD for 365 dollars a pair. there's some on ebay for $260 a pair. i've got an OEM grille I'll sell you for 30 OBO. IPD also has custom grilles for under$100. I've got a ton of other parts also. as long as the airbags didn't deploy you shouldn't ...
by anmartin44
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What Euro brands did you own in the past?
Replies: 44
Views: 10375

Re: What Euro brands did you own in the past?

My brother and I drove a 1975 mb 240d through high school. I wish i still had it. it took about 60 sedonds to get up to speed on the freeway (2.4l diesel with 42 hp). it was a frickin tank and i never got it to 100 mph. it got like 35 mpg though. My father-in-law just picked up a 59 simca aronde p90...
by anmartin44
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 n/a with 960 tb plate
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

850 n/a with 960 tb plate

i've been trying to find a throttle body plate from a 960 to put on my 850 but cant find one at my local pick a part. they do however have a v90. does anyone know if the tb plate will work the same? it's a 24 valve i6 but i know they made a couple of different sizes of these engines. any help would ...
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: 94 850 n/a engine swap

hey... i bought the car for $400 for the body cause i was going to put a different engine in it. went a different direction and now i dont really want to put the 240k engine that i have in it. i believe the engine seized due to lack of oil. do you know if thats repairable/rebuildable?
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: 94 850 n/a engine swap

FCP...
hey i wasn't trying to be combative, i was just correcting a grammar error that i made. sorry about the perceived tone there.
i agree with u about the car, probably way more work than i want to get myself into (and way more than my wife will let me get into).
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: 94 850 n/a engine swap

i meant "any insight would be awesome"
by anmartin44
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 n/a engine swap
Replies: 8
Views: 909

94 850 n/a engine swap

i have a 94 n/a with 150k with a blown engine. i bought it for 400 bucks to put a different engine it that i already have. however ive been thinking i want to find a younger engine for cause the one i have has 240k on it. it runs good but not sure if its worth my time. So i found a new arrival at th...
by anmartin44
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: nivomat replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 609

nivomat replacement

I just bought a set of used springs from an 1996 850R wagon and he threw in his old shocks and struts with them. the front struts were toast but rears are nivo's with 136k. I was thinking about putting the springs and the nivomats on my 1994 n/a sedan with normal rear shocks. I was wondering if anyo...
by anmartin44
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 850 front brake scraping sound...I think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: '96 850 front brake scraping sound...I think?

I had a similar sound awhile ago and it driving me nuts. I thought I had a warped rotor or something so I took my wheel off to look around and found a dime-sized pebble lodged between the back of the rotor and the metal plate guard. I wedged it out and problem solved. So check everything before you ...
by anmartin44
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 oil pan question
Replies: 1
Views: 200

94 850 oil pan question

hey there volvo fans! I just picked up a 94 turbo wagon that may or may not have a crossthreaded oil drain plug. i haven't tried getting it off yet because i didn't want to ruin the pan. my question is if something is wrong with the pan, can it be fixed without getting a new pan? if not, then will a...