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      @Volvbro's 2007 S60 T5M Thread

      Hi all,

      This is my first time posting an interactive discussion thread on a forum, but I figured it would be a perfect place to document my progress on my Magic Blue 2007 S60 T5 with M66. This is my first P2 Volvo, in the past I have owned a couple manual P80's and a few redblocks.



      As is, the '07 T5Ms were quite rare as many of you know (60 made in '07 iirc). The way this car is spec'd out makes me believe it is a one-off car, at least in the United States. As a Magic Blue '07 T5M with the 917C two-tone interior, I would expect very few cars to be made the same. I haven't checked the VIN to confirm if everything was as-is from the factory, but as it sits, I think it is one of very few spec'd the same.

      I bought it about a month and a half ago in February 2020 from Connor @ ViVA. It was brought up to Massachusetts by Connor from a fellow in Virginia who seemed to take good care of it. Connor never ended up putting it on the road, so I got it with hardly any New England miles. I bought the car with just over 124K and have since put ~2K miles on it.



      I bought the car with all the factory bits and aftermarket mods it has on it. It has ABL Xenon headlights, Volvo sport front bumper, side skirts, rear valence, and spoiler, Bilstein HD F/R shocks, Ultra Racing strut brace, iPd strut bar conversion, Ultra Racing rear chassis brace, Snabb catted downpipe, TME cat-back, and various R bits like intake manifold cover and 18" Pegasus.

      I plan on doing some work with it, making it an R spec T5 without all the expensive breaky stuff (4C, AWD, cracked sleeves). I have recently acquired a set of R Brembos that I am in the process of repainting, as well as a set of R headlights that I hope to modify with a projector retrofit.



      The car is currently registered with a rebuilt title due to a rear-end accident where the driver's side rear quarter panel was hit. The body work done is very nice and you cannot tell that the car had been hit from the rear quarter, but if you pull the interior taillight panel off you'll notice some mangled metal. Everything fits as it should and under normal circumstances you cannot notice it so it doesn't bother me.

      However, it does mean the car was resprayed. I was informed that the body and bumpers were resprayed, besides the roof and trunk lid. For the most part, the paint work was very nicely done and the untrained eye would not be able to notice anything. Upon closer inspection, you will notice some slight surface rust on the rockers near the door frames and a small run on the front passenger door. My auto-body friend said she noticed a few more things, but I was unable to identify anything (I have almost zero bodywork experience).



      Overall, the car is very nice and I am incredibly happy to have it. I am moving on from a '98 V70 T5M with 300K miles so this is quite the upgrade, however as a college student with an active lifestyle, it gives me anxiety. It was nice to have a car where you didn't have to worry too much about the exterior or interior (in terms of current shape). I have a '92 240 that I'm trying to get back on the road so I can use that for daily abuse and winter driving. Once that is back up and running, this vehicle will be more for running errands and weekend drives.

      I will do my best to regularly update this page for more in-depth write ups on what has been going on with the car, but for more short-term updates, feel free to follow my progress over on Instagram @volvbro. I'd love to post pictures here if anyone can give me some instruction, I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Imgur isn't accepting my photos for some reason.

      If you've made it this far, thanks for reading and I look forward to getting more involved with the P2 and Swedespeed community!
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      Welcome to the club!

      Sweet car, you'll have some fun!

      I'm curious to know how the Headlights turn out

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      Might be a pretty rare car. Can't wait to see some pictures!
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      This will look even better when the proper trim is put back on! - I'm a follower on Insta
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      Quote Originally Posted by ImportService View Post
      Welcome to the club!

      Sweet car, you'll have some fun!

      I'm curious to know how the Headlights turn out
      Thanks! I'll post pictures of my progress once I begin, and once I can figure out how to
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      Welcome! Sounds like you have a good handle on things. the P2 T5M66 is a great platform and really rewarding when everything is sorted. Super reliable, plenty fast-ish, and a high fun factor all around. Any questions on your upcoming mods, ask away as I've done a majority of them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
      Might be a pretty rare car. Can't wait to see some pictures!
      I still am trying to figure out how to post the images. I was able to upload them to Imgur, but they don't seem to show up in the thread.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 855RI View Post
      This will look even better when the proper trim is put back on! - I'm a follower on Insta
      Awesome! I have bumper trim on the way, the door trim is proving more difficult to source...
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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      Welcome! Sounds like you have a good handle on things. the P2 T5M66 is a great platform and really rewarding when everything is sorted. Super reliable, plenty fast-ish, and a high fun factor all around. Any questions on your upcoming mods, ask away as I've done a majority of them.
      Thank you! I'm a believer in the platform already
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      Quote Originally Posted by rundy View Post
      I still am trying to figure out how to post the images. I was able to upload them to Imgur, but they don't seem to show up in the thread.
      How I figured out how to load images onto the forum is like this:
      1. Reduce the image size to about what is right for your screen, so something in the 1000pixels wide - to reduce the image file size
      2. Use the image loading button above the reply box and load your image
      3. When you post your reply, it will show up like "" or something, but no image
      4. Go to edit the reply, and reload the image in the same way as before - you can only add one image at a time.
      5. Repeat as many times as needed to add the images you want.
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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      How I figured out how to load images onto the forum is like this:
      1. Reduce the image size to about what is right for your screen, so something in the 1000pixels wide - to reduce the image file size
      2. Use the image loading button above the reply box and load your image
      3. When you post your reply, it will show up like "" or something, but no image
      4. Go to edit the reply, and reload the image in the same way as before - you can only add one image at a time.
      5. Repeat as many times as needed to add the images you want.
      Or you could just use Tapatalk

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      Sick car, I posted on your Instagram too but why in heck would you remove the abl lights? The best possible light for a P2 car. Plus you would have to hack the CEM to get rid of the warning light in order to put in R lights.

      That being said... I'll trade ya lights

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      @Volvbro's 2007 S60 T5M Thread

      Donít replace the bi-xenons. I love mine. I also have an 07 T5 m66.



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      Nice new car rundy, magic blue is best! Whatís that on the c pillar? Reminds me of the caschy shields I got for mine a few years ago



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      Nice score. When Connor first got that before I knew about the crash I was going to try to buy it to replace mine when he was done with it (because magic > sapphire).
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      Hi folks - reviving this from a few months ago when I initially posted. Sorry I haven't replied, I've been crazy busy with a bunch of stuff and literally just visited the forums for maybe the first time since.

      As I've thought more about it, I've been more apt to keep the ABLs. I absolutely love the performance, and at the moment I'm more concerned with functionality/originality than looks (which is why I'd do a projector swap in the R lights). Although I do REALLY love the glass lenses off the R. I sanded the headlights to make the plastic a bit clearer, but it was my first time and didn't come out exactly as I'd hoped. The drivers headlight came out slightly foggy, but clear when wet. I put a clear wrap on it and made sure the lens was wet prior to application so it looks clear as-is. Not sure if it was the moisture or the wrap that helped, but it's fine for now. BUT the wrap doesn't cover 100% of the lens and there are some creases so eventually I'd like to get that fixed.

      The badges I have on the C-pillar are executive-looking badges, ones you might find on an S80 or XC90 with that package. I'm not sure of their origins as they came with the car, but regardless I believe I'll be taking them off since the color came off after a car wash (touchless at that!)

      Downloading Tapatalk now, will update the original post with images. I'll do my best to continue updating this thread but I am starting school in a couple of weeks so I'm going to be busy again lol.

      ANYWAYS, I crossed over 130K recently and along with it came some maintenance. Around 128K or 129K, I did an oil change and discovered this motor uses some oil. Doesn't leak a drop, but seems to burn it. At the time I did not smell any oil after boost, but more recently I was on a long drive (200+ miles) and smelled burning oil occasionally. It wasn't a significant amount considering the oil was still full when I got to my destination, but nevertheless I smelled it a few times. At 130K, I replaced the exhaust manifold gaskets and everything associated (studs, other gaskets, OE coolant). I also replaced the PCV banjo bolt on the end of the intake manifold because I had heard about the catastrophic failures, but it turned out it had already been replaced. Regardless, I had everything apart as well as the new part so I replaced it as well as all the associated parts (thermo-gasket, intake mani gasket, crush washers). While I was there, I cleaned the throttle body and replaced that gasket. I'm keeping records of all the parts I replace, including brands and rough estimates of $.

      Due to the burning oil (and discovery of low oil on the dipstick after a 5K change on full-syn 5W40) I have revised my oil change interval to 3K miles. I also noticed when doing all the aforementioned maintenance, the timing belt appeared to be in poor condition. It was supposedly changed 2 years ago, but I don't feel comfortable running it for much longer so I'll replace it. I'll go ahead and do that when I do my next oil change. As far as my turbo goes, if anyone has a spare K24 that I could send out for rebuild, I'd be interested. It won't be for a while, but I figured I should have it on hand when I need it. As far as mods go, I'm interested in: Snabb airbox, Snabb intake pipe for stock MAF, FMIC + piping. Eventually I'll just buy new if I can't find used, but as a college student, used parts that aren't necessarily "mechanical", I don't mind second hand.

      EDIT: I forgot to talk about the paint. As I've gotten more familiar with the paint, I've found dirt and debris trapped in the paint when it was being resprayed. I have also found 2 or 3 drips on the doors. So the respray isn't good at all. It's a nice looking paint - it shines and sparkles like magic blue should - and you won't notice the issues from 10 feet, but it's not a quality job unfortunately. I don't care *that* much, but it definitely bums me out.
      Last edited by rundy; 08-10-2020 at 10:22 PM.
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      Good progress. These cars can last a long time so you can take your time to make corrections to restore it.

      I would stick with the ABLs in your position. I retrofitted R lights with bi-xenon projectors from TRS/Morimoto. They work great, but I was coming from OE Halogens. It was a PITA and quite expensive all-in. I wired in a completely separate fuse/relay box with a custom wrapped wiring harness with the R lights, using R ballasts, added in LED DRLs (with their own relay switched harness as well). Got the lights from a friend for $400 and took about $600 to finish it, as well as a ton of time. For ~$1k, I would do this again in a heartbeat coming from the OE halogens that were terrible, but switching from ABLs may not see that much of a benefit.

      As for refinishing the plastic ABL lenses, wetsand down to ~2500 and hit it with some plastic polish on a random orbital. You can also directly clear coat them after wetsanding and they should look crystal clear. Use a 2K gloss clear coat like Eastwood sells. It will bond better and dry significantly faster/harder. I have Lamin-x on top of my glass headlight lenses and they work fine, but do yellow and stain after a while.

      WP/TB is pretty straight forward on P2's. I tackled mine in an afternoon without too many issues, but I purchased an air compressor with 1/2" Impact to get the pulley nut off. When you replaced the PCV Banjo bolt, did you go through and clean/replace the whole PCV system? At 130k, your car should be due. I tackled mine at around 140k and it was still very clean, but I've been pretty meticulously maintaining my car since 20k miles (10 years ago). If you're looking to get a spare K24 and sending out for a rebuild/balance, it may be a good time to look into hybrid compressor wheels as well since the cost is relatively low.

      Best of luck going forward!
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      My ABL experience was pretty bad. Major upgrades later and omg is it epic.

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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      Good progress. These cars can last a long time so you can take your time to make corrections to restore it.

      I would stick with the ABLs in your position. I retrofitted R lights with bi-xenon projectors from TRS/Morimoto. They work great, but I was coming from OE Halogens. It was a PITA and quite expensive all-in. I wired in a completely separate fuse/relay box with a custom wrapped wiring harness with the R lights, using R ballasts, added in LED DRLs (with their own relay switched harness as well). Got the lights from a friend for $400 and took about $600 to finish it, as well as a ton of time. For ~$1k, I would do this again in a heartbeat coming from the OE halogens that were terrible, but switching from ABLs may not see that much of a benefit.

      As for refinishing the plastic ABL lenses, wetsand down to ~2500 and hit it with some plastic polish on a random orbital. You can also directly clear coat them after wetsanding and they should look crystal clear. Use a 2K gloss clear coat like Eastwood sells. It will bond better and dry significantly faster/harder. I have Lamin-x on top of my glass headlight lenses and they work fine, but do yellow and stain after a while.

      WP/TB is pretty straight forward on P2's. I tackled mine in an afternoon without too many issues, but I purchased an air compressor with 1/2" Impact to get the pulley nut off. When you replaced the PCV Banjo bolt, did you go through and clean/replace the whole PCV system? At 130k, your car should be due. I tackled mine at around 140k and it was still very clean, but I've been pretty meticulously maintaining my car since 20k miles (10 years ago). If you're looking to get a spare K24 and sending out for a rebuild/balance, it may be a good time to look into hybrid compressor wheels as well since the cost is relatively low.

      Best of luck going forward!
      Iíll look into the refinishing process you mentioned, thanks. I previously used a 3M kit which left a lot to be desired.

      As for the TB/WP, Iím a tech part time (during the summers when not at UMass) at a local Volvo indy shop. At this point Iíve done most major repairs on P2s, I actually just did a belt and pump yesterday lol so Iím not worried about that. The PCV system also seems to be working fine as I have plenty of vacuum when testing with a kit (or a glove), so Iím going to hold off unless you have other recommendations that Iím not aware of?

      And for the hybrid wheel, I was definitely considering getting a hybrid wheel, but didnít know if it was worth it without a tune or any other bolt-on modifications. Can you elaborate more on this topic? Thanks!
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      My ABL experience was pretty bad. Major upgrades later and omg is it epic.

      https://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...=1#post7516997
      Jared, I havenít visited your thread in a while (probably since when I first got mine) but itís actually where I got my info for the banjo bolt! So I have to thank you and William for that haha.


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      If the PCV was working fine, then you should be ok. I would at least have replaced the elbow/nipple that attaches to the banjo bolt since you already did all the work removing everything else. The make sure the breather box to block is clear. Not really a time sensitive thing to do since you still have plenty of vacuum.

      Since you already have a DP+exhaust, all you need to add is a larger intake arm/intake filter box, and intercooler and you'll be ready for stage 2. I'm planning on finally tuning to stage 2 sometime this winter or next spring after running 4 years now with the mods without a tune. The K24 hybrid idea only works if you're planning on rebuilding a turbo anyway. The work is already being done so spending an extra ~$200 on a hybrid wheel and then a retune makes sense considering the cost of a rebuild.

      But at the same time, for the T5M66 cars, you'll be running into traction issues at a state 2 tune anyway so getting a hybrid may not matter.

      I've toyed with lots of ideas for future improvements for the car, but none of them really make sense since the car is only worth ~$6-7k at best and won't increase in value at all with any amount of upgrades you throw at it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      If the PCV was working fine, then you should be ok. I would at least have replaced the elbow/nipple that attaches to the banjo bolt since you already did all the work removing everything else. The make sure the breather box to block is clear. Not really a time sensitive thing to do since you still have plenty of vacuum.

      Since you already have a DP+exhaust, all you need to add is a larger intake arm/intake filter box, and intercooler and you'll be ready for stage 2. I'm planning on finally tuning to stage 2 sometime this winter or next spring after running 4 years now with the mods without a tune. The K24 hybrid idea only works if you're planning on rebuilding a turbo anyway. The work is already being done so spending an extra ~$200 on a hybrid wheel and then a retune makes sense considering the cost of a rebuild.

      But at the same time, for the T5M66 cars, you'll be running into traction issues at a state 2 tune anyway so getting a hybrid may not matter.

      I've toyed with lots of ideas for future improvements for the car, but none of them really make sense since the car is only worth ~$6-7k at best and won't increase in value at all with any amount of upgrades you throw at it.
      Resale value a very good point, especially considering mine is lower due to title status. I do really want an intake setup, charge pipes and FMIC though. Regardless, this is just a daily driver for me. Iíd like to drive my 240 this winter if I can get it ready in time but that been the slowest project known to man.
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      Are you planning on selling it eventually? If not, who cares about resale value? Set it up the way you want and enjoy.

      I would be absolutely insane to be building my fleet the way I am if we were ever planning on selling any of the cars we have. The best plan is to keep your cars forever so you can justify setting them up the way you want in the value added to your personal experience. Resale value goes out the window.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      Are you planning on selling it eventually? If not, who cares about resale value? Set it up the way you want and enjoy.

      I would be absolutely insane to be building my fleet the way I am if we were ever planning on selling any of the cars we have. The best plan is to keep your cars forever so you can justify setting them up the way you want in the value added to your personal experience. Resale value goes out the window.
      Iím not planning on reselling, but if the right wagon came around, I wouldnít be opposed to selling or trading (hint hint to any of you out there). Regardless, simple bolt on modifications arenít what make me debate their value. Itís larger modifications such as head work, rods, extreme suspension and drivetrain work, custom engine bits, etc.
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      imo most of that is not worth it in a street car in the first place
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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      imo most of that is not worth it in a street car in the first place
      And Iíd have to agree, at least the reasonable side of me. But thatís not to say I canít dream, or want to do something of the likes in the future.
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      Quote Originally Posted by rundy View Post
      And Iíd have to agree, at least the reasonable side of me. But thatís not to say I canít dream, or want to do something of the likes in the future.
      In my old age I have downsized my dreams almost universally ion an individual level in order to accomplish as many of my dreams collectively as possible. I'll leave it at that in the interest of not derailing the thread into a philosophy class or something lol. These cars are really well set up out of the box and don't need a lot to be epic.
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      Yeah, I went through the whole "is it worth it" debate vs the "you should spend money to enjoy what you do/have" lines of thinking.

      My main issue was if going down the K24 hybrid route (~$1k), I would have to add an LSD (~$1500), probably a SMF with new clutch (~$1000), then retune + dyno (~$750). So putting $4k+ into a car worth $6k just doesn't make sense given the difference would be ~275whp/~275wtq at a full bolt-on Stage 2 to ~325whp/~325wtq with all the above at Stage 3. Also at this point traction would still be an issue.

      I honestly think the T5M66 is plenty quick in normal driving. I'll be tuning to Stage 2 in not too long to just get it done finally, but eventually I'll end up selling the thing (after buying a house later this year and settling in - in life and financially). I'll replace it with something stupid like a Gen 3 CTS-V so i can have 2 big displacement supercharged V8's since they're super practical and eco-friendly.

      Rundy,

      Since you're able to do all this work on your own for little to no real cost (besides parts), the Volvo will treat you very well. Slowly save up and get the parts you want and make the car how you want it. There's always a balance to find between spending $ and , so enjoying what you have, so find that balance for you and run with it. Keep us updated with how things are going.
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      Quote Originally Posted by broinkrist View Post
      Yeah, I went through the whole "is it worth it" debate vs the "you should spend money to enjoy what you do/have" lines of thinking.

      My main issue was if going down the K24 hybrid route (~$1k), I would have to add an LSD (~$1500), probably a SMF with new clutch (~$1000), then retune + dyno (~$750). So putting $4k+ into a car worth $6k just doesn't make sense given the difference would be ~275whp/~275wtq at a full bolt-on Stage 2 to ~325whp/~325wtq with all the above at Stage 3. Also at this point traction would still be an issue.

      I honestly think the T5M66 is plenty quick in normal driving. I'll be tuning to Stage 2 in not too long to just get it done finally, but eventually I'll end up selling the thing (after buying a house later this year and settling in - in life and financially). I'll replace it with something stupid like a Gen 3 CTS-V so i can have 2 big displacement supercharged V8's since they're super practical and eco-friendly.

      Rundy,

      Since you're able to do all this work on your own for little to no real cost (besides parts), the Volvo will treat you very well. Slowly save up and get the parts you want and make the car how you want it. There's always a balance to find between spending $ and , so enjoying what you have, so find that balance for you and run with it. Keep us updated with how things are going.

      Your prices are high and power numbers are low.

      $800 lsd
      $650 Smf & clutch
      No need for hybrid turbo but you will need injectors and fuel pump $400

      Tuning is arbitrary.

      Those would take you to a drivable 350 wheel 400 tq.
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      My nephew has 2007 s60 T5M66 Magic Blue. It does not have the ABL or silver mirror caps and the 2 tone seats are the cloth and leather type. Anywho, nice sled.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Your prices are high and power numbers are low.

      $800 lsd
      $650 Smf & clutch
      No need for hybrid turbo but you will need injectors and fuel pump $400

      Tuning is arbitrary.

      Those would take you to a drivable 350 wheel 400 tq.
      Don't forget to add labor to those figures. I find the $$$ provided by broinkrist are quite accurate.
      The white injectors are enough for a k24 with a stage 2. Itīs possible to increase the fuel pressure on our ECU (same on the R) while it isn't on the 2.3T5.
      Same with the fuel pump. I only had to replace my fuel pump quite recently because the OEM pump duty cycle started to increase. But I was able to run 24psi on my K24 for over 3 years with the stock pump.
      A stage 2+ on our engines produce around 280/290 wheel and 350tq.
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      Hey guys, so I have a couple of things I need some input on. A few weeks ago, I noticed after long drives I was getting a burning smell. At first, it smelled like burning oil but it has since escalated to smelling like something is on fire. A few friends of mine noticed that it was smoking on deceleration and to them it smelled like burning oil. When I had the turbo out during the manifold gasket job, there was no play but I guess it could be coming through the seals. I did notice a bit of oil on the cold-side of the charge piping when I replaced the throttle body this past week. It loses about a quart of oil in 3,000 miles and there are no leaks from the outside of the motor so I have to assume it's burning it. Currently the motor has 131,XXX miles. My question is, would the oil be coming from the turbo or the valve stem seals?
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      Well my experience with oil consumption on these cars has been the turbo. Not impressed with the longevity of K24.
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      What oil weight?
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      What oil weight?
      5W-40 full synthetic


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