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      Sanatarium's 855 T-5 Adventure!

      Decided to join the club! With the 850 on the verge of becoming a classic car, I really wanted to grab a nice one before they are all gone, or are in such bad shape that they need a full restoration. So I have been hunting for about 3 years to find a good candidate and in Mid-April I finally founds the one!

      My needs were, T5 or R, and wagon, and preferably black interior. My intents are road trips, car camping and dogs, and the occasional home depot run. The 850 wagon is the perfect fit.

      I have always enjoyed the 5-cylinder whiteblock motor and have owned and worked extensively on several cars with whiteblocks, I fully expect this car to run until a minimum of 300k miles.

      Anyway, the car I found is a 1997 850 T-5 Wagon, mystic silver, black leather interior. 109k miles, second owner. The first owner was the grandfather of the second owner! The only problem: it was in Portland. Now, this is not really a problem because I love portland, and jump at the chance to visit, however I live in phoenix, so a 26 hour drive is no joke! So I got a Southwest airlines flight and filled two suitcases with camping gear and tools and brushed up on RobertDIYs videos in case anything went wrong on the car. I flew to Portland on May 6th, completed the sale, had lunch at Deschutes brewery(my favorite!) and hit the road.

      Some pictures from the drive:


      Just after purchasing! The owner picked me up from PDX and we made the sale right there in the cell phone lot!


      Downtown Portland after picking up the car


      Of course I had to Swedify the car right away! I happened to have a Dave Barton Swedish Flag decal on me so I put it on the back of the car.


      On the way from Portland to the coast, I found the Evergreen Air and Space Museum, naturally I had to stop!


      Spruce Goose



      I camped all the way down the Oregon coast


      Early morning shot




      Cape Perpetua, great place!


      Klamath River RV Park, another one of my favorites!




      Cruising through Redwoods Natl' Park.



      Anyway, It was a great trip, and I am looking forward to being a long time wagon owner.

      At the moment, the car is in my garage getting a full Stage 0 overhaul, PCV, Plugs, Wires, Distributor, Cam Seals, Filters, Oil, etc etc as well as a good deep cleaning of the engine bay. The PCV had been leaking for a long time, but luckily the cam seals were the only thing pushed out, no leaks at the rear main seal observed, hopefully I caught it in time.
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      Love it dude.

      What an adventure that looked like!
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      Got the wagon back on the road this morning. Wow what a huge difference all those service items made. I don't know how the car was even running as well as it was after seeing the distributor! Boost seems to build a bit slow but then really rips! Anyone know what that's about? The 15G is a pretty tiny turbo so I would think it would spool quicker, but the boost gauge doesn't show boost until 3500 RPM or so. I don't have an external one yet, just the OEM one in the gauge cluster.
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      So awesome! I wish I had more time to enjoy my road trip back from picking up the C30. Instead I hauled butt from Atlanta to Oswego back to Atlanta in less than 2 days...

      Makes me want to visit out west again! Maybe next year a cross country road trip will be in order.

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      If you come through AZ call me up! Yeah I took 5 days to go from Portland to Phoenix but it was still a rush and I felt like I needed more time!!
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      Did some minor work on the 850. Been driving it every day while the C30 gets pampered in the garage. I had some time though finally to detail the 850, cleaned the interior, clay bar + wax on the exterior, aerospace 303 for all the rubber trim, and meguiars 'ultimate black' I think is what I used on the bumper trim





      Also, I had time to install the IPD poly firewall bushing kit and my one-off aerospace grade upper torque link.



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      Nice looking car, the dark gray Volans work well with the silver paint I think. Totally envious of your road trip!

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      Thanks!
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      I got around to adding an Aux-In to the 850, SC-815 headunit. It was super easy compared to the 04.5-07 S40 HU which took weeks of research and dozens of members help! Used RSpi's guide. I also ended up just buying a cheap MP3 Tape adapter, because it was the only thing that would stay in the tape player. Tried gutting an old cassette but it just kept spitting that out.









      I also added a '12 Volt' plug to replace the old cig-lighter thingy.
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      Over the weekend it was out with the old and in with the new, the new TME exhaust! New to me at least....



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      Rusty old rectangle pipe




      Havent gotten any more pics yet, still working on adjusting the tailpipe, not quite centered in the cutout, and seems to be rubbing on the rear spring ever so slightly once its warmed up....
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      Awesome T-5!

      I would love to find a low mileage, low owner 850 T-5 like this. From my memory of driving many different 850 TURBOS and T-5s in the 90's, the slow-ish spool is normal. They had a decent amount of lag up until about 2200 RPM and then they put you in the seat.
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      Wife -'13 C30 T5 R-Design 63k+ miles Dad - '98 S70 T5 205k + miles, Bilstein TCs, IPD HD rear springs, SAS delete Mom -'10 S80 V8 Executive Sis - '02 S80 T6 Backup car -'13 S60 T5 (Not as fun as my '01)
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      Yeah honesty I love the way boost build with the ME4.3 boost control versus the ME9.0 on the C30. Love the way it really cranks up after 2200. The C30 is just a linear build, lots of power but not as much fun to be perfectly honest.

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      I agree, the C30 T5 and 850 T-5 are apples and oranges as far as the way the power comes on. Tightening up the suspension and chassis will get your 850 closer to the responsiveness of the C30 but it may not be practical.
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      Wife -'13 C30 T5 R-Design 63k+ miles Dad - '98 S70 T5 205k + miles, Bilstein TCs, IPD HD rear springs, SAS delete Mom -'10 S80 V8 Executive Sis - '02 S80 T6 Backup car -'13 S60 T5 (Not as fun as my '01)
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      Well, over the last couple days I overhauled the cooling system on the 850. Replaced all hoses and the heater core, and did the firewall coupler delete. I used the 5/8" gates heater hose that has been suggested in other threads and cut the aluminum heater core hard lines in half. I didn't feel comfortable connecting the heater hose to smooth tubing though so I turned some little beaded tube ends and TIG welded them in place.




      These were the original hoses stamped 10/96 or so. Wow! Those never would have lasted in AZ. This car lived its life in Portland until recently so that is the only thing that saved it.



      New coolant tank and fresh coolant too


      All buttoned up


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      Added a new boost gauge, has a greenish backlight that matches the Volvo cluster very well

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      Took a road trip over the weekend

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      Couple random shots





      I think it needs lowering springs.
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      An updated picture from last year with 17" Pegs, stock suspension.

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      A couple from a few months ago when I rebuilt the front suspension, XC90 spring seats, Koni STR.T shocks, ipd springs.

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      With ipd springs, 17x8 Pegs, Hankook Ventus V12 tires. It's awfully tight up there. Not sure it's going to work out. 225/45/17 tire size is pretty fat for the 850 fender liners. Does anyone have any experience or input on tire sizes and lowering?

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      215 is the fattest that fits nicely in the 850 wheel wells especially the front. As such you want to go with a 7" width wheel. IPD springs are for sedans thats why the rear is so low. H&R or lesjofors make wagon specific sets that wont tuck the rear or let it bounce around.
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      So how do you like the tile floor? Did you install it? Is it ceramic or porcelain tile? Looks like you do a far amount of work in your garage. How is the floor holding up with jacks and jack stand use? I have considered going with a tile floor in my garage.


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      Quote Originally Posted by maronha View Post
      So how do you like the tile floor? Did you install it? Is it ceramic or porcelain tile? Looks like you do a far amount of work in your garage. How is the floor holding up with jacks and jack stand use? I have considered going with a tile floor in my garage.


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      Thanks for the tire info Scottish!

      Maronha, the tile is ceramic, it was the cheapest tile they had at Home Depot, didn't want to have to worry about it. If you do it though, look for a PEI rating of IV or V. Stay away from III and lower. Also look for high coefficient of friction tile suitable for wet or damp use, not glossy at all. Other than that the. #1 thing to do is 100% backbutter all tiles. My tiles are 100% thinset supported and as a result I can take a 5 lb sledge and beat on the tile without chipping or breaking it. Most tile in the home only has thinset applied on the floor and you end up with maybe 75-90% coverage which is totally fine for home use. But if your floor jack rolls over a small corner of the tile that is unsupported, hello cracks. It has held up really well and I would do it again. The main reason I didn't do an epoxy floor or something like that is that I do welding and grinding as well, but I try to do that out on the concrete driveway or down at my shop. Also the garage concrete is about 40+ years old and was horribly uneven and lumpy. I ended up grinding almost an inch off in some places and using self leveling compound in the low spots so that I had a reasonably level surface to lay tile on. It was a horrendous amount of work but it turned out really nice. Hope that helps! Here are a couple more pictures of the car cave when it is a little cleaner and in progress with the self leveling compound wet, in the low areas.

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      When I run 7" wheels on my wagon they rub inside the wheel skirt nuts cutting into the tires (215-45/17 Coopers). You really need 1/4" spacers (they say you need longer wheel lug nuts).
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      Thanks for the advice Robert, here is a picture of the driver's side rear tire to inner well clearance. I took my flap disc and angle grinder to the small plastic nuts up top also. I am going to drive around tomorrow a little and see if I get any rubbing, I ordered 5mm spacers anyway as suggested. This is a 17x8 peg with 225/45/17 tires. I also rolled the outer edge of the fender liner with a heat gun and some phone books(Google it if you aren't familiar ) and that worked extremely well. Just enough clearance up front. There is a 1/4" or so between the front strut and the inner tire edge as well. The turning radius will be an issue, I can feel it rub at full lock not rolling. Will probably fab up some thicker steering stop pads for the lower control arms.

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      Awesome!

      Other than that, with Bilstein HD's my XC90 spring seats tore in about 35,000 miles (10 months for me ).
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      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      Awesome!

      Other than that, with Bilstein HD's my XC90 spring seats tore in about 35,000 miles (10 months for me ).
      Wow! Are they not the way to go then? Or do they just not make parts like they used to?

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      I rubbed with the car overloaded and walking it into a driveway from what I could tell. I installed iPd overloads in the rear a week or so ago so I may not rub anymore.

      I loved my Hankook Ventus tires. Running Cooper's on the sedan and Goodrich on the wagon now.
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      Bilstein HD are horrid if you ever encounter roads that are not perfectly smooth. One of my shock towers is bent because of them. The XC90 spring seats are the way to go.

      Pegs are too wide for a 850. I'd put the Volans back on (I think it looked awesome on them anyway).
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      Quote Originally Posted by sanatarium View Post
      Wow! Are they not the way to go then? Or do they just not make parts like they used to?

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      They just don't make parts the way they use to. I have Febi XC90's on it now. Hope they last longer. I also have newer Bilstein HD's on it now so the ride is smoother, not has harsh. The ones that tore the OEM seats really were not that bad, about 70% worn.
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      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      They just don't make parts the way they use to. I have Febi XC90's on it now. Hope they last longer. I also have newer Bilstein HD's on it now so the ride is smoother, not has harsh. The ones that tore the OEM seats really were not that bad, about 70% worn.
      Febi is worse than OEM
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      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 101k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k. Sold to markj

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      Febi is worse than OEM
      We'll see, the box said Febi / Bilstein.
      '95 850 T-5RM Wagon - Panther - DD 370,000, 23/26
      '95 850 T-5R Yellow sedan - Queen Bee - 220,000, 21/27
      '98 S70 GLT "Lil Red" - Daughter - 24/31
      Volvo's of time past: 740 GLE, 262C Bertone, 264, 960, S90, S70 GLT, Yellow T-5R...
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      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      We'll see, the box said Febi / Bilstein.
      Yea that brand is junk.
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 205k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 298k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 243k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters

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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Yea that brand is junk.
      The mechanic here said he has never had one tear in 5 years. lol
      '95 850 T-5RM Wagon - Panther - DD 370,000, 23/26
      '95 850 T-5R Yellow sedan - Queen Bee - 220,000, 21/27
      '98 S70 GLT "Lil Red" - Daughter - 24/31
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      Quote Originally Posted by RSpi View Post
      The mechanic here said he has never had one tear in 5 years. lol
      Weird....I had febi control arms last all of a 5k oil change, febi delta link dog bones were worse than the worn out stock ones, febi spring seats cracked in a week. Could be CT or it could be cheap made in China garbage.

      My rule now is OE supplier or blue box. No exceptions
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 205k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/R Graphite & Alcantara - AW42 - 298k - Daily/Work Wagon
      1999 V70 T5 - Nautic/R Graphite & Alcantara - M56H - 177k - Rescued
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite - M56H - 119k - Garage Queen
      2000 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 243k - Moms Unicorn
      2000 S70 GLT SE- Mystic/Graphite - AW42 - 218k - Sisters

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