As the pewter T5 is out of commission for the moment/permanently my winter beater has become my daily. Figured I would make a build and daily life of the car thread since it's going to be around for a while.
Picked it up off Craigslist down in Fairfield CT on 9/29 and rolled 178k on the way home.
The right things checked out. Pcv was clear, Volvo t belt and newer water pump, went like a bat out of hell, no smoke of any kind, rms was dry, trans good, axles good, 3 Nokian wrg series tires and the body/interior in acceptable condition. $1200 and I was on my way.
178k on the way home.
Welcome to the family little sedan.
Well what do you know, Volvo plugs!
Replaced the rear shocks first since they were bouncy.
Air filter was Volvo too. But it got a new Mann one anyway.
New Volvo plugs, cabin filter, oil change, magnetic drain plug, base wagon rear springs (I like those in a sedan since it lifts the rear and makes the ride better with any kind of load).