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      Kaplhenke is one piece
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 138k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 100k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k.

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      Thank you Jared and Will as always. I will go with Kaplhenke.
      -Paul
      1998 OSD V70 T5M | M56H | Signal Red(601)/Tan(3960) | IPD susp | ARD Custom Tune | Delrin subframe bushings | Propus

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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      Replaced RF door catch/lock actuator.

      Symptom: RF door locks from inside but can be opened from the outside when locked and set the alarm.

      Thanks to Will...the cable itself can be removed.

      Some photos and notes:

      -outer door handle comes apart for deep cleaning with spring moved to the long slot
      -broken white plastic arm on orig part dated Apr 3, 1997; photos marked up with the functional unit properly working in unlocked and locked positions; that black slide connected by the pivot where the arrow is pointing sets a lever preventing outside access
      -replaced with 98 unit with a Feb 12, 1998 date with a good motor/ground strap
      -showed the drivers outer handle just for reference
      -the salvaged part I got from the red wagon I parted a few years ago had its lock tang on the cable broken off at the inner door handle side so I swapped cables; this tang is critical to keep the cable end seated into the inside door pull.





























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      Maybe somebody know. Are these door handle springs available to buy separately?
      1999 V70 D5252T M56 - Nautic Blue/Graphite

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      Quote Originally Posted by raivis_rsn View Post
      Maybe somebody know. Are these door handle springs available to buy separately?
      I do not see the spring listed separately in the IPB. Pull a handle from the yard or surely several folks here have one for sale.
      -Paul
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      Quote Originally Posted by 98v70t5man View Post
      Pull a handle from the yard or surely several folks here have one for sale.
      I have done it. And now I have one part in emerald green in my volvo parts box.
      1999 V70 D5252T M56 - Nautic Blue/Graphite

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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      To finish the job, I used a couple drops of gorilla glue to secure the bottom of the inner shell to the outer door card. It had been slightly separated for a long time, vibrating the cabin a bit. This was likely the first time this door card had ever been removed and it separated a bit more upon removal despite knowing what Iím doing. No broken parts though.

      You can see the same date (Apr 3, 1997) in different notation, on the door shell and the door card. This date, or within a few days of this date, has been prominent throughout this car as Iíve dismantled various things over the years. And if curious this corresponds with the air bag sticker in the driverís door jamb; it says to inspect in Apr 2007 and since this represents a ten year maintenance period, at least in USDM vehicles, this wagon was built for sure in the first week of Apr 1997. The driverís door shell was replaced due to a love tap long ago so I donít have that critical decal with its official born date. And the OEM decal is NLA.

      Lastly, the edge of the door jamb shows the two holes with screws to the outer door handle; a plastic cap covers it. And the small guide hole near it is fitted with a rubber cap. Unneeded for the non-driverís side (with outside key lock), this access hole is super handy to use a tool through there to move the lock pin from the exterior handle into position to capture the lock arm properly. And shine light therein to assure you got it. Amazing how precise and superb the parts on the p80 are yet how fully friendly and serviceable almost everything is when it comes time for repairs or service. Drive around with the door card off and you wonít even know itís missing - total silence.

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      I installed the Yatour YT-M06 into my SC901 head unit but does not work. Hoping to play some mp3 music through the car audio. I bought the Yatour new on eBay. The Volvo specific (for SC head units) Yatour harness is plugged into the 6-disc CD changer port and the yellow wire is connected to the ignition hot lead (yellow/purple stripe) in my carís oem radio harness. I have the Yatour with the 15-pin serial connector as opposed to the 20 pin serial connector. The CD changer ports work on the 901 because I can play a CD through it from the oem six disc changer in the rear hatch. The 3 CD changer in the deck also works so Iím confident my head unit is not the problem. I have the center channel and the factory amp and all works perfectly.

      When the head unit is powered on, nothing happens when tapping the CD-6 button. I tried pushing it many times. The Yatourís LED light on the back never comes on either. I have tried both a prepared USB drive with top level directory and mp3 files in each directory and the Aux port with my iPhone separately but neither works. Iíve tried disconnecting and reconnecting the harness to the Yatour both with the radio off and with the radio on but no go. With the USB drive plugged into the Yatour and ignition on, the LED on the USB drive is lit up so it is getting power. I have confirmed 12V on this yellow/purple wire with ignition on. I messaged Yatour but not sure if it went through since it sent me over to the alibaba site. Iím guessing a bad unit. Any advice? The $160 Grom is just overkill and too expensive for me. Donít want Bluetooth crap.
      -Paul
      1998 OSD V70 T5M | M56H | Signal Red(601)/Tan(3960) | IPD susp | ARD Custom Tune | Delrin subframe bushings | Propus

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      Definitely sounds like something in the adapter isn't working. I'd get a Grom; having HU control over your phone is a wonderful thing.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 138k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 100k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k.

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      For the M56H with external slave and SMF, is it necessary to replace the input shaft seal as part of a clutch job? The book lists a 41mm and a 44mm OD seal that looks to be replaceable from the engine side behind the sleeve.
      -Paul
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      Quote Originally Posted by 98v70t5man View Post
      For the M56H with external slave and SMF, is it necessary to replace the input shaft seal as part of a clutch job? The book lists a 41mm and a 44mm OD seal that looks to be replaceable from the engine side behind the sleeve.
      I would do it while you're in there regardless
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 138k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 100k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k.

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      Picked up a brand new wiper stalk in the states for $49. I think itís a good deal and will match the new turn signal stalk in this wagon and resolve the slow to park from the mist position due to the extra slop in the detent.

      -Paul
      1998 OSD V70 T5M | M56H | Signal Red(601)/Tan(3960) | IPD susp | ARD Custom Tune | Delrin subframe bushings | Propus

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      I would do it while you're in there regardless
      I will order both sizes and see what works for mine.
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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      A set of Ď99 V70R tan door cards fell into my lap. The leather inserts are great but the cards themselves are not even close to how good mine are. My inserts are cracked and separated. Whatís the skinny with separating the leather itself? Any tips or useful links much appreciated. Iím up to carefully doing all four, essentially removing eight and installing four. Found this but trying to figure out if I can remove the insert from the front like Bob Sterns did or if full separation is needed. Or maybe separate the inner panel and attach it to my perfect outer panel?

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      Quote Originally Posted by 98v70t5man View Post
      separate the inner panel and attach it to my perfect outer panel?
      ^^^^^^
      This.

      The best way to attach would seem to be the red backed 3M automotive double sided stuff. Though I have used Automotive 'Goop' before successfully. The 3M would be much quicker and less messy.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 83v45magna View Post
      ^^^^^^
      This.

      The best way to attach would seem to be the red backed 3M automotive double sided stuff. Though I have used Automotive 'Goop' before successfully. The 3M would be much quicker and less messy.
      Ok. Thanks a lot.
      -Paul
      1998 OSD V70 T5M | M56H | Signal Red(601)/Tan(3960) | IPD susp | ARD Custom Tune | Delrin subframe bushings | Propus

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      Like a moron I used a few dabs of liquid nails to secure the bottom inner panel to the RF outer door card when I had it off a few mos ago to replace the door lock actuator. I forgot I may one day find leather inserts like I now own. This oneís going to be a pita to separate if it even comes apart in one piece at all.
      -Paul
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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      LR VR door card separated. Took four minutes of careful work. Had to separate a couple clip mounts and remove one slice of insulation. Before and after a quality leather cleaning compound. Not perfect but much better than a split panel. Iím reusing the hand cup/lock switch panel since that would not be fun to remove and these are nice. I discovered my tan 3960 original cards are slightly lighter than these but the two-tone should be nice. Itíll take a little more holding bond than double sided trim tape since it actually needs to bend in on both sides about 3mm. Weíll see and will post results of this first one.

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      Too much damage for my liking so Iím using my outer cards with these inners. Did I mention these cards came from a totaled and truly wrecked Ď99? Iím confident my wagon is worthy of them so thank you, old girl. I was too late for the front bumper that was literally cherry but already picked.

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      The color difference.

      -Paul
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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      I ended up using Gorilla Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive. Itís white and thick like toothpaste. An even wavy band of adhesive on the inner panel side hitting all flat areas that will bond is all thatís needed. No concern of it weeping out. Bonds in 20 min. One and a half 2.5 oz tubes does all four panels. Prep involved scraping most of the old glue off and 1000 grit to clean up the pours and blew it off thoroughly with shop air. Also used this adhesive to secure the dual mounting bracket on the rears that had to be removed for panel separation. These mounts also secure the door ajar red lights.

      The rear panels are easy and took just two clamps carefully attached with foam pads to protect the panels while it cured. I rigged a couple saw horses and some bubble wrap to let the leather inserts hang free. The fronts took seven clamps while it cured. And the front panel speaker grilles remain intact when careful so there is no need to remove. Total cure time was 24 hrs in a heated garage. I have the RF panel left to do and since the donor speaker grille in this one is chipped Iíll have to surgically cut the mounting feet off to replace it with my original grille and use some Polymix plastic weld resin Iíve got to secure the feet properly to the rear of the panel. These panels will never separate again but thatís fine.

      Lastly, the Liquid Nails I used to secure a loose door panel at the bottom edge earlier in the year did not hold which is a good thing because it separated easily to salvage my original outer door card.

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      Not my vehicle photo, but is this rubber hood bumper available? I canít find it in the parts catalog.

      -Paul
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      Ball joints on the Meyle front lower control arms were shot at 3K miles. Sourced a pair of local Moog control arms with better quality joints and bushings. Now the front end is totally quiet, but need another alignment. The clunk was extremely noticeable with the delrin subframe bushings. The rear subframe bushings were shot so couldnít pick up on the ball joint noise before.
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      Wow, that is impressive. What are you roads like out there? I've never heard of Meyle LCAs (or really anything Meyle) lasting, but 3k miles is a new record I think.

      Hopefully you used Lemforder or genuine Volvo is the delta link bushings?
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 138k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 100k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k.

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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      Roads in the west side of the mountain passes in the PNW vary widely from outstanding to pure lunacy. Itís also pothole central up here and they suddenly appear in city driving.

      Nope, I used Moog LCAs. Three year warranty. Locally sourced.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 98v70t5man View Post
      Roads in the west side of the mountain passes in the PNW vary widely from outstanding to pure lunacy. Itís also pothole central up here and they suddenly appear in city driving.

      Nope, I used Moog LCAs. Three year warranty. Locally sourced.
      ahhh potholes fun times. we get that here every spring. Although maybe not this spring since we seem to be skipping winter.

      I saw that you used Moog for the LCAs in the previous post but I was wondering what's in the rear bushings.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 138k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 100k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k.

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      Paulís Red 1998 V70 T5M

      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      ahhh potholes fun times. we get that here every spring. Although maybe not this spring since we seem to be skipping winter.

      I saw that you used Moog for the LCAs in the previous post but I was wondering what's in the rear bushings.
      The LCAís are Moog and the bushings and ball joints look superior to the Meyles. Paid $150 locally. Didnít feel like waiting and had room in the shop.

      For the rear end, last year I used genuine Volvo control arms from delta link to frame with aftermarket trailing arm anchor bushings and IPD sway.

      The Kaphlenke subframe bushing is by far the best upgrade. I was pretty shocked. Iíve put Volvo units into two P80s and found it not as tight as mine. One was an M56 like mine.
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      To finish the ride quality story, Iíve got the IPD trans mount and IPD upper torque mount, IPD rear firewall mount, with genuine Volvo hydraulic mounts and front mount. With a manual trans, there is zero vibration at idle in the cabin. Adding the delrin subframe bushings (recently) increased vibration ever so slightly, but makes the car 5x more fun to drive. Nothing buzzing inside the cabin nor any body panel buzzing. Gear engagement from idle is smooth as glass now and gear change is more immediate. Slop and dip in the front end is gone during braking and deceleration.The one legged axle still spins the tire at will in first, second, and third.
      -Paul
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      Yup the Delrin bushings are amazing. Total makeover of the car.

      The IPD sway bar is crude but effective. We put one in my dad's NA and it was a nightmare to install compared to the Volvo equivalent but it really does do wonders to have matched sway bars front and rear. I think you're talking about the small inner bushings that you have aftermarket in the Delta link? I'd keep an eye on those since the castings have been known to crack.

      Sounds like you need a LSD next lol. And/or some super sticky rubber.
      1995 850 T-5R Estate. AW50-42LE. Cream Yellow/Graphite. 296k.
      1997 850R Estate. RN/M66D. Bright Red/Graphite. 270k.
      2007 S60 T5. M66W. Black Sapphire/Arena. 138k.

      Past: |1997 855R. Bright Red/Light Beige. AW50-42LE. Totaled by wayward construction equipment. || 1996 854R. Black Stone/Graphite. AW50-42LE. Parts car || 1995 854 TURBO. Polar White/Tan. AW50-42LE. Parts car. |
      Dad: 1997 V70 T5 SE. AW50-42LE. Frost Green/Oak. 212k.Mom: NEW! 1999 S70 GLT Pewter/Oak. 100k. Past: 2004 V70 NA. AW55-50SN Ruby Red/Tan 269k.

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      Nah I donít blame the brand. Iíve noticed on several p80s Iíve worked on that the ball joint takes huge abuse when the subframe bushings are bad or broken causing the front end to move all over the place. I did complete front brakes and hubs on one example only to have it return to me 2K mi later with very squeaky brakes only to discover deep grooves in the front rotors. Looked closer at the rear subframe bushings to find them partially separated. Newer oem sub bushings, new front rotors, and new front pads and that car is wearing very normally now. Had it back for an oil change just couple mos ago and Iíll be darned itís got no grooves on the rotors and drives straight as an arrow. Only Iíve touched this car in its last 15K mi or so so no unseen maintenance that Iím not privy to. The sub bushings in the coupes seem to hold up better. The brakes and subframe bushings Iíve observed on a handful of Ď04ĖĎ07 VRs seem to be of much better design. I know the top hats on the p80 struts can cause a slew of premature wear issues too but thatís a different story.
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      A perfect day in western WA today after much less than blissful days these past many months. Cheers to those struggling in floods up here and in OR. A Bodizafa IPA from Georgetown at my favorite local pizza joint and the perfection continues.



      -Paul
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