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Forum: Volvo For Sale   02-19-2015
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Views: 3,290
Posted By BHart
1968 Volvo Amazon wagon project car.

This original Volvo has been off the road for more than 25 years. This car has original paint, which looks pretty scruffy but there is no evidence of previous bodywork. The floor pans are rusted from...
Forum: Volvo Classics   01-28-2014
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Views: 2,050
Posted By BHart
1800S on TV

Tina Fey Episode Trailer - Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld (http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/tina-fey-episode-trailer)
Forum: Volvo news and gossip   01-28-2014
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Views: 1,060
Posted By BHart
Starting Thursday January 30th...

Tina Fey Episode Trailer - Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld (http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/tina-fey-episode-trailer)

:)
Forum: General Discussion   11-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By BHart
Handy chart on line - PCD 5x108 63.4 wheels...

Handy chart on line - PCD 5x108 63.4 wheels -Wheel-Fitment.com | PCD, Offset, Center Bore, mounting and tire size data (http://www.wheel-fitment.com/PCD/5x108/63.4/)

Make sure the wheel clears the...
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   11-09-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1,398
Posted By BHart
Correct colour antifreeze in your car?

Here's an interesting article on the various types of modern antifreeze and what should be used in your car;

http://www.farrelloil.com/documents/cooling.pdf
Forum: Volvo news and gossip   06-22-2013
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Views: 1,239
Posted By BHart
965 5.0 Jerry & Dave

David Letterman "I Like Kettlecorn" - Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld (http://www.comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/david-letterman-i-like-kettlecorn)
Forum: General Discussion   03-11-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,178
Posted By BHart
Did you keep your receipts? Possibly a bad part,...

Did you keep your receipts? Possibly a bad part, mis-diagnosed code, bad wire in cable to sensor. Just takes time/money.
Forum: Volvo Classics   03-11-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2,128
Posted By BHart
Bought the tank for my 1800Es from VP auto parts...

Bought the tank for my 1800Es from VP auto parts (http://www.vp-autoparts.com) they are a Swedish firm with an office in North Carolina.

Quality, correct parts.
Forum: Volvo Sedan   06-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By BHart
Might help; 2000 Volvo S80 Problem Turn...

Might help;

2000 Volvo S80 Problem Turn Signals Hi Beam Stopped Working Electrical 6 Cyl... (http://www.2carpros.com/questions/volvo-s80-2000-volvo-s80-turn-signals-and-hi-beam-stopped-working)
Forum: Volvo 700, 800 and 900 series   05-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By BHart
you might want to research this site; ...

you might want to research this site;

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=abf1f40af434eff1afd176887b3f7b94
Forum: Volvo Coupé and Convertible   05-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By BHart
Wheel bearing. Turning one way will load the...

Wheel bearing.

Turning one way will load the bearing and it will be quiet, turning the opposite way and take the weight off the wheel and it will be noisy.
Forum: Volvo 700, 800 and 900 series   05-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By BHart
Very difficult to know where to go without a code...

Very difficult to know where to go without a code reader.

One thing you might try is to disconnect the battery for 10-20 min to do a simple 'reset' of the computer. If it's a definite fault it...
Forum: Volvo Cross Country and SUV   05-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,746
Posted By BHart
One process that has worked wonders on my high...

One process that has worked wonders on my high mileage, newer cars is something called 'Motor Vac'.

It's a process of running cleaning solution through the fuel injectors and cleaning out the...
Forum: Volvo Sedan   05-20-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,631
Posted By BHart
First guess might be fuel pressure. Buy/borrow a...

First guess might be fuel pressure. Buy/borrow a fuel pressure gauge and hook it up to the valve on the fuel rail (port looks like a tire valve).

Your pressure should stay consistent at...
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   05-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By BHart
Most important thing to change is the timing...

Most important thing to change is the timing belt. Needs to be done every 70k and if it breaks, there could be expensive, internal repairs.

Full tune up, all fluids, filters, etc., could add up...
Forum: General Discussion   05-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By BHart
Find another dealer. A Volvo hitch will be the...

Find another dealer. A Volvo hitch will be the best way to go for fit, finish and safety.

Many large Volvo dealers remove the hitches from used cars to make them look less 'abused'. They will...
Forum: Introduce yourself   05-20-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,734
Posted By BHart
Hello Halifax. I was fortunate to visit that...

Hello Halifax.

I was fortunate to visit that factory in the early '90s. Lots of history lost with its closing. More history may be lost with the new owners of Volvo. At least the community to...
Forum: Volvo 700, 800 and 900 series   05-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,323
Posted By BHart
Basic trouble shooting is a lost art - congrats...

Basic trouble shooting is a lost art - congrats on finding and fixing it.

Many new mechanics don't have/need that ability now days.
Forum: Volvo Maintenance and Repairs   04-11-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,586
Posted By BHart
I am suspicuious by nature. By the way you...

I am suspicuious by nature. By the way you describe it, it may be the mechanic at fault.

He should have noticed the shredded belt when he was working on the cam and 'tried replacing that' so...
Forum: Volvo Sedan   03-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,651
Posted By BHart
I live in a part of Canada with TERRIBLE roads. ...

I live in a part of Canada with TERRIBLE roads. Sway bar links are pretty much an annual service item.
Yes, the noise is most noticeable at low speed over small bumps. An easy way to tell if...
Forum: Volvo Versatility   03-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,403
Posted By BHart
Yes, the PCV system could be leaking too. Hoses...

Yes, the PCV system could be leaking too. Hoses to weep and perish over time.

Here's a pic of a typical 5 cyl turbo system;

http://www.fcpgroton.com/images/products/large/pcv9596_850T.jpg

...
Forum: Volvo Versatility   03-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,403
Posted By BHart
There's always oil leaking internally in the...

There's always oil leaking internally in the Turbo. I was quite shocked the first time I removed one of the silicone hoses to the intercooler of my 745 - oil streaks all inside the pipes. My...
Forum: Volvo Tuning   03-29-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,618
Posted By BHart
I'll support EFI over carbs. When all is working...

I'll support EFI over carbs. When all is working well, it's a much better solution. I give Volvo credit for the B20E engine with simple Bosch fuel injection - bold move that worked well.
...
Forum: Volvo 100 and 200 series   03-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4,071
Posted By BHart
The overdrive is engaged by an electric solenoid...

The overdrive is engaged by an electric solenoid on the transmission. There are a number of places that the signal to the overdive could be interrupted.

Most commonly; the overdrive switch on...
Forum: Technology   10-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3,613
Posted By BHart
Here is a few hours of reading but this guy got...

Here is a few hours of reading but this guy got in deep into his mod of an 850R. Interesting and there may be info on programming the stock ECU;

Swedespeed Forums - RT Mechanics Volvo Specialist...
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