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      Bringing a 500 dollar 850R back to life

      As the title states, my late night CL browsing turned up a red 97 R estate in decent shape for 500 dollars. The owner couldn't get it to pass emissions, and just basically drove the car around and differed maintenance for the year he had it, then parked it. After getting to his house and jumping the fuel pump relay, it fired right up. Drove like crap (lower control arm bushings gone, front tires destroyed) Paid the man and brought the car home. I'm a mechanic and car dealer so the work isn't an issue. I've owned everything under the sun, and always loved these cars. Even driving it in its current state I'm in love.

      The car pulls pretty strong to be completely stock, but of course it cant stay like that. The goal is to make the most reliable power with three things in mind...spool...has to be bolt on.....and TORQUE. Its my daily so the goal is to make it feel as punchy as possible. As of now the list of maintenance is:

      Timing belt and serp belt
      Pcv kit (any other things I should do when the manifold is off?)
      Ipd tune up kit
      Full engine and trans mount set
      Control arms
      302's and some kind've performance pads

      That should make it a strong stage 0. Ill let you guys chime in on what the performance route should be. The car will see track duty a few times a year, so tell me how they are on track, and what is a cost effective suspension setup would be.

      Not sure how to post pics but ill get to it soon, but its your typical faded red/grey estate.

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      Awesome, congratulations on that find. Along with the things you mentioned for the stage 0, and you as a mechanic may already know this, but I would check all the vacuum lines since they are old cars they tend to get brittle. I am sure we can all tell you that even a small air leak can cause some funky conditions with your car. Also, since you are changing the belts, maybe you can tackle the water pump since you will be in that vicinity and just replace it for good measure. I didn't see a mention of how many miles the vehicle has but you might as well.

      Not sure if you are using this forum through a computer or through your phone but with a computer, you usually have to upload your photos to a photo hosting website like Flickr or Photobucket and then you're able to link them here in your post. Also an easier way is to download the Tapatalk app and use this forum with it. Then you can upload pictures directly through the app.
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      Welcome aboard DeanH and congrats on the new to you R!

      In addition to control arms for the front suspension, check struts, swaybar end links, and tie rod ends. I am assuming the ipd tune up kit includes a fuel filter but that would be another item to check.

      There is a lot of good information on these threads.
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      Thank you for saving an 850, it is a good cause, they are disappearing fast as they all approach 25 years old. I think many are already in the junkyards, or otherwise sitting dormant and rotting away.

      On the parts stuff - I have removed hoses from a 1996 850 that turned to powder in my hands. Save yourself trouble later, replace all of the hoses with the best silicone stuff; vacuum and otherwise, radiators hoses, reservoir tank hoses, turbo/tcv, throttle body. The parts cost is a little high, but well worth it in the long term, especially if you can do the work yourself.

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      Ok so it's much easier for me to post from tapatalk now that I know it's here. Here's one pic the day I brought it home. Has 182k and the odo does work. I plan on doing the pcv system and all vacuum lines.

      Who makes a decent set of full coilovers that aren't too expensive, and do I need wagon specific stuff for the rear?


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      Another huge question, when I do the manual swap, I want something that has short enough ratios to get into boost quickly, but not scream at 80 mph. Which should I go for ?


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      Detailed it, did control arms and corner lights today. Soooo much smoother. Now to do engine maintenance.


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      Looks great - paint looks awesome! What did you use?
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      Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
      Who makes a decent set of full coilovers that aren't too expensive, and do I need wagon specific stuff for the rear?
      BC Racing. Youre in luck that the wagon uses the same delta link as the sedan. The rear springs are usually stiffer for wagons though, not sure about the coilover kit.

      Alternatively, many p80 fwd wagon owners have been quite impressed (myself included) with H&R lowering springs and koni yellow adjustable shocks. If youre going to go suspension crazy, 1000% do the delrin subframe bushings they improve steering feel and precision radically.

      Looks great!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      Looks great - paint looks awesome! What did you use?
      Megs 105 compound and 205 polish with a Griots garage dual action buffer.


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      DeanH - what a steal!
      Jealous!
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      Awesome score!!!! You have it looking massively better already!


      This is the one, right? Glad someone on here ended up with it.....or, better yet, inspired someone new to join . Welcome!


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      1996 854R Red ???k - $450 (for parts, needs engine)

      https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/6021376976.html

      1997 855R Red 186k? - $500 (missing title)

      https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/6022573735.html



      Holy sh|t those are some DEALS. The Volans are worth more than the asking price on that sedan. I would be on my way to get the estate in Nashville if it was inside a day's drive from me.......run it through the NICB database (free!) and reg it in VT if it doesn't come up as stolen.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post

      That should make it a strong stage 0. Ill let you guys chime in on what the performance route should be. The car will see track duty a few times a year, so tell me how they are on track, and what is a cost effective suspension setup would be.

      Check all the oil seals, too, especially if the PCV is bad.

      What turbo are you going with or do you have a plan for that yet? Sounds like K24 or 16T might be good options for you. K24 requires that you change some of the oil lines (well documented process and barely beyond bolt on but I won't call it bolt on since replacement of some supporting components is required). You could also go with a 18T or 19T, but you're probably better off just going with a K24 at that point. You'll want to convert to angle flange exhaust but I assume you're going to get an exhaust so that's no problem there. Beware most of the performance exhausts have a problem with drone, some pretty serious (the TME system in my T-5R makes me want to put it in 3 every time I go up a hill on the highway just to shut it up); the EST system is the only one that doesn't have this problem from what I hear. Do88 makes an excellent intercooler, Snabb an excellent intake. Keep the stock airbox; ScottishBrick crunches all the numbers you need to know on the stock filter in the thread for his '99 T5a. Read some build threads on here to find out what parts people are getting and you'll start getting the picture of what's good out there pretty quickly.

      Beust/Aaron is where it's at for tuning these days.

      Also ditch the crappy DOT lights and get some e-codes too.



      Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
      Another huge question, when I do the manual swap, I want something that has short enough ratios to get into boost quickly, but not scream at 80 mph. Which should I go for ?

      What's your budget? My dad's '99 NA V70 with a 4.00 FDR M56H runs at 3200 rpm @80. We pretty much cruise at 65 on the highway in that car because of it unless overbearing traffic flow dictates otherwise. If you get a M56H out of a T5 you get the 3.77 FDR which is slightly better but you're still sitting a touch over 3k rpm @80 mph. I'm importing a M66D from Europe for my R which I'm hoping turns out to be the solution.....it ain't cheap but you get a shorter 1st and 2nd (good), same 3rd and 4th (good), longer 5th (good), and 6th on top of that (finally what this car has needed for cruise control for the last 20 years). It should be running at 2500 rpm @80 mph.

      My M66D should be on a plane from Ireland in the next couple weeks......stay tuned there for the report on how that works out when I get it in.

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      Was waiting on you to chime in. Yes it's the Nashville car, ended up that nothing was wrong with the title, he just never signed it from the previous owner lol.


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      Not sure what I want to do with a turbo, I just want decent spool and gobs of torque. I was thinking 19t, but I know there is some nice options for billet compressor wheels for the k24.


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      My budget on the manual swap is, cheap. Most money I would want to spend is on the clutch and a good shifter with all new bushings and cables so it's crisp.


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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      Check all the oil seals, too, especially if the PCV is bad.

      What turbo are you going with or do you have a plan for that yet? Sounds like K24 or 16T might be good options for you. K24 requires that you change some of the oil lines (well documented process and barely beyond bolt on but I won't call it bolt on since replacement of some supporting components is required). You could also go with a 18T or 19T, but you're probably better off just going with a K24 at that point. You'll want to convert to angle flange exhaust but I assume you're going to get an exhaust so that's no problem there. Beware most of the performance exhausts have a problem with drone, some pretty serious (the TME system in my T-5R makes me want to put it in 3 every time I go up a hill on the highway just to shut it up); the EST system is the only one that doesn't have this problem from what I hear. Do88 makes an excellent intercooler, Snabb an excellent intake. Keep the stock airbox; ScottishBrick crunches all the numbers you need to know on the stock filter in the thread for his '99 T5a. Read some build threads on here to find out what parts people are getting and you'll start getting the picture of what's good out there pretty quickly.

      Beust/Aaron is where it's at for tuning these days.

      Also ditch the crappy DOT lights and get some e-codes too.






      What's your budget? My dad's '99 NA V70 with a 4.00 FDR M56H runs at 3200 rpm @80. We pretty much cruise at 65 on the highway in that car because of it unless overbearing traffic flow dictates otherwise. If you get a M56H out of a T5 you get the 3.77 FDR which is slightly better but you're still sitting a touch over 3k rpm @80 mph. I'm importing a M66D from Europe for my R which I'm hoping turns out to be the solution.....it ain't cheap but you get a shorter 1st and 2nd (good), same 3rd and 4th (good), longer 5th (good), and 6th on top of that (finally what this car has needed for cruise control for the last 20 years). It should be running at 2500 rpm @80 mph.

      My M66D should be on a plane from Ireland in the next couple weeks......stay tuned there for the report on how that works out when I get it in.
      M66D huh... That's interesting. Has someone put one of these on an 850 before? I hate my 4spd auto, I want to change it out asap.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
      Was waiting on you to chime in. Yes it's the Nashville car, ended up that nothing was wrong with the title, he just never signed it from the previous owner lol.


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      haha yeah I think I need to subscribe to the 850 and x70 subforums.

      That reminds me of the situation with my R when I bought it; the guy signed the title from the previous owner except he never reg'd it......and it didn't run, either, except my engine was actually toast ......

      Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
      Not sure what I want to do with a turbo, I just want decent spool and gobs of torque. I was thinking 19t, but I know there is some nice options for billet compressor wheels for the k24.


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      Sounds a lot like my goals. Mine will also be my DD (aside from days with salt on the road.....I'll get a NA for that) so spool time is important for the very short entrance entrance ramps we have in the northeast. I'm planning on getting a B5254T2; I hear that the extra 116 CCs of displacement and bump to 9:1 compression makes a big difference in the low end response. Bonus points if you can get the VVT going.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nick_rabbo View Post
      M66D huh... That's interesting. Has someone put one of these on an 850 before? I hate my 4spd auto, I want to change it out asap.
      yeah, look up Oblark on VS.


      FDR: 4.00
      1st: 3.385
      2nd: 1.905
      3rd: 1.194
      4th: .868
      5th: .652
      6th: .54


      Some versions are 3.77. I think mine is 4.00 but I'm actually not 100% sure; Haven't figured out how to work VIDA to show me this information yet. You could even put a 3.57 FDR in a M66D and 1st and 2nd would still be shorter than a T5M with a 3.77 FDR in a M56H. I'm not sure if it should or needs to be that long, though. I guess I'll find out if I still want it longer when I get it in . 3.57 would give you 1800 RPM @65 and 2200 @80 in 6th.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      yeah, look up Oblark on VS.


      FDR: 4.00
      1st: 3.385
      2nd: 1.905
      3rd: 1.194
      4th: .868
      5th: .652
      6th: .54


      Some versions are 3.77. I think mine is 4.00 but I'm actually not 100% sure; Haven't figured out how to work VIDA to show me this information yet. You could even put a 3.57 FDR in a M66D and 1st and 2nd would still be shorter than a T5M with a 3.77 FDR in a M56H. I'm not sure if it should or needs to be that long, though. I guess I'll find out if I still want it longer when I get it in . 3.57 would give you 1800 RPM @65 and 2200 @80 in 6th.
      Very interesting, just read the thread on VS. One post from a certain JaredR1 in Nov 2014 said,

      "Really looking forward to hearing how this works out for you; I'm hoping to ship over a M66D (in case nobody's told you yet diesel is exceptionally uncool in America) for my 850R so this is pretty great seeing someone else doing it!"

      So what was your main rational for getting this gearbox over the more common m56? Is it strictly mpg since you'll be able to cruise at a lower rpm and be more fuel efficient?
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      Quote Originally Posted by nick_rabbo View Post
      Very interesting, just read the thread on VS. One post from a certain JaredR1 in Nov 2014 said,

      "Really looking forward to hearing how this works out for you; I'm hoping to ship over a M66D (in case nobody's told you yet diesel is exceptionally uncool in America) for my 850R so this is pretty great seeing someone else doing it!"

      So what was your main rational for getting this gearbox over the more common m56? Is it strictly mpg since you'll be able to cruise at a lower rpm and be more fuel efficient?

      Yeah, back then gas was like $4 a gallon and I thought I could pay for the cost difference of the M66D over the M56 in about 30k miles. There are a few other sides of the issue, too.....I learned to do division in the back seat of my dad's manual '96 Ford Escort estate with the gas receipts so I got used to seeing 36-41 so getting 28-32 is kind of a letdown lol, plus improving my fuel economy helps to justify my position as a car enthusiast to the other side of me that is an environment enthusiast. This whole project was actually spawned there about 4 or 5 years ago when we were doing fuel economy tests in the '99 and realized our fuel economy was almost as good in 5th at 65 as it is in 4th at 45.

      The other big objective of the project is to bring the car up to modern standards in some areas where it is lacking and fix some of the problems that we now have the technology to fix - without destroying its '90s character because I also enjoy the classic feel and strongly want to avoid owning a car with a touchscreen for as long as possible - so that I will be happy with driving it as my fair weather DD for hopefully at least the next 10 years. I want to have something that is set up so I can spend minimal time and money working on a DD after I graduate this summer and finish this project. I want to have more time to focus on the areas of life I've been neglecting while I've been in school and start saving for retirement instead of throwing away $200 a month on a car payment or something because now I'm in the real world outside of the safe bubble of public transportation I have operated in for the last 4 years and need a reliable vehicle to do what I need/want to do. I'm also going to do what I'm calling an "extreme stage zero" (more involved stuff like steering rack, delta link bushings, turbo rebuild, etc) just because I already have the whole car torn apart and I don't want to have to deal with a steering rack or whatever in 2 or 3 or 4 years when maybe I'm no longer in the position of having 24/7 access to my parents driveway or similar venue where I'd be able to do something about it myself like I am right now.........the goal is that this will be the primary car to get me through that awkward period between graduating college and settling into my future life at which point I will hopefully once again have a place to work on stuff.
      Anyway, that's definitely the long story, but bringing the fuel economy into the 21st century is one of those problems that I am fixing, and I also have a feeling that fuel prices 10 years from now will justify the money that I am spending on this project now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      yeah, look up Oblark on VS.


      FDR: 4.00
      1st: 3.385
      2nd: 1.905
      3rd: 1.194
      4th: .868
      5th: .652
      6th: .54


      Some versions are 3.77. I think mine is 4.00 but I'm actually not 100% sure; Haven't figured out how to work VIDA to show me this information yet. You could even put a 3.57 FDR in a M66D and 1st and 2nd would still be shorter than a T5M with a 3.77 FDR in a M56H. I'm not sure if it should or needs to be that long, though. I guess I'll find out if I still want it longer when I get it in . 3.57 would give you 1800 RPM @65 and 2200 @80 in 6th.
      Has somebody put this in a gas engine car yet? I would be surprised if there is enough power down low to maintain 65 mph at 1800 rpms or 80 mph at 2200 rpms.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      Yeah, back then gas was like $4 a gallon and I thought I could pay for the cost difference of the M66D over the M56 in about 30k miles. There are a few other sides of the issue, too.....I learned to do division in the back seat of my dad's manual '96 Ford Escort estate with the gas receipts so I got used to seeing 36-41 so getting 28-32 is kind of a letdown lol, plus improving my fuel economy helps to justify my position as a car enthusiast to the other side of me that is an environment enthusiast. This whole project was actually spawned there about 4 or 5 years ago when we were doing fuel economy tests in the '99 and realized our fuel economy was almost as good in 5th at 65 as it is in 4th at 45.

      The other big objective of the project is to bring the car up to modern standards in some areas where it is lacking and fix some of the problems that we now have the technology to fix - without destroying its '90s character because I also enjoy the classic feel and strongly want to avoid owning a car with a touchscreen for as long as possible - so that I will be happy with driving it as my fair weather DD for hopefully at least the next 10 years. I want to have something that is set up so I can spend minimal time and money working on a DD after I graduate this summer and finish this project. I want to have more time to focus on the areas of life I've been neglecting while I've been in school and start saving for retirement instead of throwing away $200 a month on a car payment or something because now I'm in the real world outside of the safe bubble of public transportation I have operated in for the last 4 years and need a reliable vehicle to do what I need/want to do. I'm also going to do what I'm calling an "extreme stage zero" (more involved stuff like steering rack, delta link bushings, turbo rebuild, etc) just because I already have the whole car torn apart and I don't want to have to deal with a steering rack or whatever in 2 or 3 or 4 years when maybe I'm no longer in the position of having 24/7 access to my parents driveway or similar venue where I'd be able to do something about it myself like I am right now.........the goal is that this will be the primary car to get me through that awkward period between graduating college and settling into my future life at which point I will hopefully once again have a place to work on stuff.
      Anyway, that's definitely the long story, but bringing the fuel economy into the 21st century is one of those problems that I am fixing, and I also have a feeling that fuel prices 10 years from now will justify the money that I am spending on this project now.
      Very cool, thanks for sharing that, makes sense. About the last thing you said, maybe your right about gas prices in the future, but I actually see it opposite. I think the demand will go down and thus the price with the new interest we now have for electric.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      Has somebody put this in a gas engine car yet? I would be surprised if there is enough power down low to maintain 65 mph at 1800 rpms or 80 mph at 2200 rpms.

      Yes, several people have put these in 850s in Europe. Oblark is the only one I've actually been able to talk to about it.

      That's why I'm not putting in a 3.57 final drive at this point. 4.00 I'm confident will be fine but I don't want to make the jump from M56H to 3.57 M66D, at least not all in one leap. My philosophy is that, if I don't have to downshift going up hills, I don't have enough gears (think about the way you ride a bike; you always downshift going up hills if you are in the optimal gear for cruising on level ground at a given speed). I don't recall ever having to downshift the '99 going up a hill when I've been cruising along on the highway at 65 which tells me that a significant drop in engine speed on the highway will be fine. The ratios of the M56H also feel about right when we're towing our boat which is about 3,500-4,000 lbs on the trailer which also tells me the same thing.



      Quote Originally Posted by nick_rabbo View Post
      Very cool, thanks for sharing that, makes sense. About the last thing you said, maybe your right about gas prices in the future, but I actually see it opposite. I think the demand will go down and thus the price with the new interest we now have for electric.
      That's an interesting hypothesis, and I think it almost certainly has to come true at some point, but I think that point is more than 10 years out. Obviously we can't keep getting our energy the way we are getting it now, but we also have a problem in that electric isn't viable on a large scale, either, or at least not in its current form. The environmental cost of building the batteries that we currently have the technology for is huge and the rare earth metals we need for them doesn't make them look to be viable on a large scale. So far, Audi's carbon neutral carbon based synthetic liquid fuel looks like the best idea I've seen so far......it's basically a liquid battery that we can use in our existing cars that just needs water and electricity to make. It fixes the problems of needing new infrastructure, long charge times, inadequate range, etc., all at once.

      I don't think the current crash in the oil market has as much to do with that as it does with the Saudis trying to crash the price of oil in an attempt to bankrupt projects like the tar sands, fracking, and Russian oil so they can keep a higher market share. The Saudis have a MUCH higher profit margin than almost anyone else in the oil business and can afford to withstand a major cut in profits while most other oil produces can't do that.

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      What's going on here, pcv system issues? New oil cap and I get this every time I drive even short trips. I can only guess excessive crankcase pressure is the issue


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      You probably ought to do a glove test. So on the dipstick tube or the oil fill put a rubber glove over it tightly and see if it inflates. If so then the PCV is clogged and the system should be replaced.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      You probably ought to do a glove test. So on the dipstick tube or the oil fill put a rubber glove over it tightly and see if it inflates. If so then the PCV is clogged and the system should be replaced.
      Will do, but with all the other deferred maintenance on this thing I'm sure the pcv system needs replacing.


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      Finally got around to installing the hatch glass since the PO busted the window out and put a sheet of plexiglass in its place, and got the windows tinted.

      Was throwing a maf code, and I knew I shouldn't but I put a rebuilt cardone maf on the car and now it feels so slow, so I'll order a Bosch.


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      Clayton County? My R came out of Fulton County. We actually have quite a few active members in your area.

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      really? Connect me with those guys if you can.


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      really? Connect me with those guys if you can.


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      I'm one in Cobb, always happy to meet up or have a wrenching day.

      I drove your wagon, it was sold near Nashville TN March 2016. I didn't buy it and a week later bought my $850 850R.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
      I'm one in Cobb, always happy to meet up or have a wrenching day.

      I drove your wagon, it was sold near Nashville TN March 2016. I didn't buy it and a week later bought my $850 850R.
      Nice, this car has a lot of issues, but all of it is normal 850 stuff. Just needed some tlc. Let me get the pcv system replaced, I can't keep smoke screening people on decel lol.


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      Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
      Nice, this car has a lot of issues, but all of it is normal 850 stuff. Just needed some tlc. Let me get the pcv system replaced, I can't keep smoke screening people on decel lol.
      Same as mine, they all need help.
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      2006 Ice White/Oak XC70
      1996 Polar White/Charcoal 854R
      Former: 1996 Bright Red 855R, 2003 Silver V70 T5, 2012 Black Sapphire C30 T5 R-Design 6MT P*

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      Saw your CL ad, you might get it.
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      1996 Polar White/Charcoal 854R
      Former: 1996 Bright Red 855R, 2003 Silver V70 T5, 2012 Black Sapphire C30 T5 R-Design 6MT P*

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      Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
      Saw your CL ad, you might get it.
      CL or FB. I'm not pushing it, I guess it's the dealer in me that just likes to see what happens. I'm having fun getting this thing back together.


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