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      Bump, link for more pics:...

      Bump, link for more pics:
      https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/dripping-springs-volvo-s40-t5-awd-2006/7131466676.html
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      I posted mine for sale today...... er,...

      I posted mine for sale today...... er, yesterday.
      https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?621711-2006-S40-T5-AWD-M66-in-Central-TX
      Hate to see it go, it's been a hoot, but I snagged a no...
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      2006 S40 T5 AWD M66 in Central TX

      Gotta go, I bought another car. No sunroof, no leaks. 274k miles, uses one quart of 5W 30 every 1400 miles, no smoke no leaks no funny noises. Strong runner, everything works, reasonably clean, see...
    4. Thread: M66 Noise

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      My S40 makes the same kind of noise in 1st and...

      My S40 makes the same kind of noise in 1st and 2nd gears, and to me it's completely normal. When there is a relatively large ratio difference between the drive gears and countershaft, expect some...
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      Very helpful! I finally got ahold of someone at...

      Very helpful! I finally got ahold of someone at the local dealer that said yes, they could program a key with me waiting, $82.50 labor, $36.95 for the software, use a key I supply and I have that...
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      Well, if one is patient, things become obvious....

      Well, if one is patient, things become obvious. My ambient temp display is blank for the first 10 or 15 minutes after startup, then shows something not entirely accurate, so I guess the car is...
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      At least it's not plastic...... The word from...

      At least it's not plastic...... The word from my buddy that runs the franchise shop that does the work I can't do anymore: $200 out the door, so I'm okay. It needed a coolant flush anyway.
      It was...
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      https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49358968156_2f...

      https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49358968156_2fbbb9c975_c.jpgIMG_7832 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
      https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49358968366_8629046a5e_c.jpgIMG_7831 by Russel Baer, on Flickr...
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      All good leads, thanks. I was on the road a while...

      All good leads, thanks. I was on the road a while yesterday, and it sure acted like a plugged heater core: Hot when I first turned the temp up, ,then going gradually cooler. Before I left though, I...
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      Good info, thanks!

      Good info, thanks!
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      Intermittent then no hot air, '06 S40

      No, not what my wife would wish from me, and forgive me if this is in FAQs, but I'm about to run out the door and wanted to plant this. The first time I used the heater this year, I got off and on...
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      My wife is pretty fond of mine, especially fter I...

      My wife is pretty fond of mine, especially fter I got the exhaust on it and cleaned up the throttle body, but I wouldn't say she's in love with it or anything. I will admit that the first time I saw...
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      I got real technical today, slapped on a couple...

      I got real technical today, slapped on a couple of "Bullwinkle" stickers.
      https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48595923947_5786123776_c.jpgIMG_4791 by Russel Baer, on Flickr
      And I'll crack 260k...
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      No idea if it will fit or not, but it looks too...

      No idea if it will fit or not, but it looks too flimsy to do any good at all.
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      There ya go. Any replacement tire(s) will also...

      There ya go. Any replacement tire(s) will also have to meet the standards listed on the tire placard on the car itself (that little sticker, usually on the driver's door opening area, that also lists...
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      email sent.
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      I finally nutted up and installed new (Volvo)...

      I finally nutted up and installed new (Volvo) plugs, Chinese coils and pulled and cleaned the throttle body. I also pulled the splitter out of the intake elbow (the one that feeds the filter...
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      Agreed. I got a 2 1/2" "after the diff" ...

      Agreed. I got a 2 1/2" "after the diff" replacement for the stock T5 setup, with a straight-through muffler, for $160. It sounds good, not loud but audible, and the performance is noticeably...
    19. I've got 258k on mine, bushings are still tight,...

      I've got 258k on mine, bushings are still tight, apparently. The shifting action is just as precise as the 91 Miata I also drive, with 40k miles.
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      Your buddy is probably right, if you haven't already figured it out, really sounds like a guide is loose.
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      It's filthy, again, and now has a new dent at the...

      It's filthy, again, and now has a new dent at the front of the left rear wheel arch, and a tick over 250k miles...
      https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/46758711024_bed13eebb4_c.jpgIMG_8473 by Russel...
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      Too true there.

      Too true there.
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      Turbo blanket, coatings, all good ideas. And...

      Turbo blanket, coatings, all good ideas. And true, coolant temps are well controlled, no problems at all there. I'm more interested in relieving hot soak, even thought about using an evacuation fan,...
    24. Can't see the pics, but I will say that my S40 T5...

      Can't see the pics, but I will say that my S40 T5 will clear 250k by the middle of next week and it's still strong and a hoot to drive.
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      Can I throw this in? I have a T5 S40 that has a...

      Can I throw this in? I have a T5 S40 that has a heck of a hot soak issue, especially on summer formula fuel, sometimes stumbling so bad on a hot soak re-start that I have to wait a few minutes before...
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      I've plug-welded couplers before, off-road type...

      I've plug-welded couplers before, off-road type stuff, and it lasted longer if I also dimpled the male shaft, the splined part on your piece. I used a MIG, only because I didn't have a TIG machine,...
    27. Looks like I'm gonna keep it, it's just too much...

      Looks like I'm gonna keep it, it's just too much fun. I had a couple of appointments last week that took me on some excellent drivers' roads, and I was giggling at how much fun this car is, and how...
    28. Thanks. I figured it was high, and I'm not...

      Thanks. I figured it was high, and I'm not surprised by the dealer "retail", that's what the Subaru dealer offered "Mom" on trade in a couple of years ago, with bald Michelins, pads at 3mm all...
    29. So as a matter of curiosity, and to bump this, is...

      So as a matter of curiosity, and to bump this, is my asking price out of line? I'm a big boy, let 'er rip. Also, it quit doing the PS thing, whatever was in an orifice in the rack has apparently...
    30. '06 S40 T5 AWD 6-spd, 246k miles, Austin TX $5,500.

      I know it's rude, for my first post after joining to be a "For Sale" ad, but I promise I've been lurking for a while, picked up some very good info, and when I'm gone my forum name, which I thought...
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