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      Water vs Volvo

      That struck a chord with me, as that (well, then it was glove box removal) was a continual chore in my 850, because it drew water into the HVAC air intake when it rained hard. I went through 2 more...
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      spoken (written) like a sensitive intelligent...

      spoken (written) like a sensitive intelligent attuned driveR :thumbup:



      Yes, there is: there exist [other] cockpit-adjustable computerized suspensions which always absorb, rather than ever...
    3. The dampers (what you called shocks) do not...

      The dampers (what you called shocks) do not provide any signal whatsoever to the SUM. The SUM provides PWM voltage/current to the dampers. The SUM can tell how much current is flowing... I'm not...
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      Is that a solution to a problem or a problem to a...

      Is that a solution to a problem or a problem to a solution?

      What problem (of which I am unaware in my caR) is being solved?

      Will being at an angle convert transverse vibrations into...
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      4C loves to do that, especially in Comfort mode...

      4C loves to do that, especially in Comfort mode when it floats like a butterfly but stings like a bee (when it suddenly decides that the suspension is about to run out of travel -- IOW, bottom-out...
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      Thanks for that recap/history/timeline of failed...

      Thanks for that recap/history/timeline of failed revisions, JRL. Clearly, Volvo was in way over their heads, lost their way, and never could get 4C to behave properly.

      Seems like Volvo...
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      +1 If you don't want understeer, all you...

      +1



      If you don't want understeer, all you need to do is reduce rear lateral grip relative to front grip (or increase front grip relative to rear).

      "Poly everywhere" won't do anything for...
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      sexist morons...

      ...yeah; [almost] as fast as having no suspension at all!



      :rolleyes:                                  ...
    9. Unless your caR came with KWs from the factory,...

      Unless your caR came with KWs from the factory, or the subwoofer was installed after the KWs, it sounds like you just can't or don't remember back far enough to when the eventually-fatal initial...
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      I can't help but get annoyed at moronic VALEO!

      So the "OEM" wipers arrived (I showed you the boxes...). And they work great, just like the low-profile originals. So why am I displeased?

      Because the highly visible rubber airfoil atop the...
    11. This was a great thread. Getting a little...

      This was a great thread. Getting a little off-topic here?

      Sadly, the people modding these caRs never considered that Volvo (for whom I'm hardly a shill) had already modded these engines (and AWD)...
    12. We'Re all 4C victims :rolleyes:; some of us just...

      We'Re all 4C victims :rolleyes:; some of us just haven't realized it yet...

      Do you remember what bad bump (suspension crash) preceded the fuse blowing?

      Send the bill to Monroe/Tenneco/Volvo!
      ...
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      Bosch spark plugs

      FR7MPP10

      (pkg barcode #s: 3165143431306)

      I don't know about coils, because they have no moving parts, and are not subjected to combustion temperatures or components, and therefore should --...
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      Happy to share the wealth. ;)

      Happy to share the wealth. ;)
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      They're evil. 7" wheels? Trying to have a...

      They're evil.

      7" wheels? Trying to have a decent turning radius?



      <UL>:thumbup:</UL>
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      My standalone Garmin units gets its traffic flow...

      My standalone Garmin units gets its traffic flow updates from an FM receiver embedded in its power cord.
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      Yeah, I'd say that $20/pr for these OEM Valeos is...

      Yeah, I'd say that $20/pr for these OEM Valeos is a very good price. Where did you get them? (And why are the not still good and in use after only 4 years? ;))



      A car is only original once...
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      OEM Wiper Blades ('05+)

      http://i.imgur.com/PBSnk3E.jpg
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      Well, they ARE different (no swearing reqd)... ...

      Well, they ARE different (no swearing reqd)...

      When Volvo switched to the lower-profile wiper arms+blades for '05 MY, the new blades were manufactured by Valeo (valeoServiceUSA.com).

      When the...
    20. The engine mechanicals never changed in these...

      The engine mechanicals never changed in these caRs, but the viscosity recommendation (in later models' manuals) did.

      I followed the advice and stopped using 5W-30 winter / 10W-30 summer and began...
    21. Thank you for that 'contribution', you flatulent...

      Thank you for that 'contribution', you flatulent orifice (...a sunglasses holder accessory, really? wow; you are so special! :facepalm:).

      Some people like 4C better when it's not working at all;...
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      These caRs all came with a potential driveshaft...

      These caRs all came with a potential driveshaft issue known as the bracket of death, which would try to high-center the car over a big hump or change in elevation/grade, but fail, collapsing upward...
    23. I wonder: how many of the owneRs who (feel the...

      I wonder: how many of the owneRs who (feel the need to) carry extra oil have turned up the boost?



      I consider those lower temps to be in or at least near the ballpark if measured cold, but too...
    24. :( :rolleyes: Why does 'everyone' have such an...

      :( :rolleyes:

      Why does 'everyone' have such an incredibly low opinion/expectation of how wonderful even a decent -- nevermind good -- semi-active suspension is supposed to work/feel? (Is it just...
    25. +1 The pressures you run on the street should...

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      The pressures you run on the street should be plenty. Unless your tires are Cold and you are going for the course record on your first lap out...

      I carry a small electric air pump in my...
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      odometer club

      I know I'm not its inaugural member, but search(es) failed me, so heRe goes...

      https://i.imgur.com/suhdXHz.jpg
    27. When LCA bushings are shot, wheel alignment and...

      When LCA bushings are shot, wheel alignment and thus vehicle directional control are up for grabs...



      Could be ... I get 50% more miles from expensive Volvo LCA bushings before they're due for...
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      :rolleyes: huh? The center hub protrudes...

      :rolleyes: huh?

      The center hub protrudes enough for me to get the job done. Besides, I'm holding out for the ipd HD stud conversion kit.

      Some people (including Volvo, Mercedes?) think bolts...
    29. Thread: Intercoolers

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      Depends on whether you want to turn your caR into...

      Depends on whether you want to turn your caR into a race car, or just make it look racy/ricey (silver against magic blue?), or make it into a better street car.

      The original owners of these cars...
    30. :rolleyes: 0. So lovely to hear from you after...

      :rolleyes:

      0. So lovely to hear from you after all this time JRL, and for sharing your thoughts and opinions. That console bin coin holder you gave me -- my first mod -- is still doing its thing....
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