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My New Daily Driver

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by B16RacerN2NR, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    So I picked this up today... http://macteens.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/normal_volvo.jpg (not this exact one, but just like it)

    I know, I know, it's not a damn Honda but is there any of us that are still rockin' a Honda? lol well maybe some of us but you know what I mean lol

    Anyway, it's a 1985 Volvo 740 GLE, non-turbo. I got it for free from my grandfather. It only has 99k original miles :) The motor purrs like a beauty. Doesn't shake, sputter or mis-fire like most of the other 22 year old motors you see out there on the road. The interior is in good shape, especially for it's age but the roof liner looks pretty bad.

    My grandfather told me he hasn't started it in almost 2 years. I went over there with a gas can, threw the gas in, and that shit fired right up. It runs good except there are a few things I need/want to do:

    Oil Change
    Spark Plugs & Wires
    Cap & Rotor
    Brakes
    Valve Cover Gasket
    Fuel Filter
    Air Filter (K&N FTW? :lol: maybe :ph34r:)
    Tranny Fluid Change
    O2 Sensor(s)
    New Cat
    New Muffler (the old one fell off, literally lol)

    So what do you guys think? $300-$500 and i'll have this car in tip-top shape...not too shabby if I must say so myself:D

    Discuss...
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    nice. old volvos run forever :)
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    haha, get some rims and hit the gangsta lean....

    nice pick up.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    free is free. cant complain for a decent for for a few hundred bucks of work.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you could drive through a school with that car... old volvos can not be killed by conventional means
     
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    my good friend had a 85 wagon, shit lasted FOREVERRRR. when he sold it it had 270k on it, still running good too. Find a snowy parking lot and let the fun begin!!!!
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    i'm actually kind of excited too :D some of the older guys at work wanted to buy it off me when I told them i was going to get it.

    It only snows every few years where i'm at so i don't think i'll get to play in the snow until next year. RWD can be fun :)
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    SMokey!!!!!!!!


    only CART guys know that.....:)
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    werd... only he has a run of the mill 302 in it..
     
  12. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Maybe I should throw in a Twin Turbo Vette motor like that guy did in his wagon :D
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    lol I wish
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Nice. My mom had one same year, but a wagon. Great car. Was a tank, and actually did very well in the snow.
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Was a tank? This thing is a fucking tank lol I was looking at it earlier, this thing is like a cadillac lol
     
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    Go for it! Even those older Volvo cars are working well and others can still revive those who are not. You can work it out. There are a lot of dealers of parts out there. But make sure of the quality. I was mistaken once last year. But, hopefully, when I found this Volvo oxygen sensor I had a great dealer ever since. Good luck! I would be waiting for the following post about this.
     
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    save the cash on the tune up. 500 will get you a used 350
     
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    fuck a 17k car... im gonna buy a cheap crv, volvo wagon and send it here.. Converse Engineering: Home of the "Volv8"

    place does ford v8 volvo conversions out of Naples Maine (southern maine)

    in their shop cars, they say plans to put a 6cyl turbo diesel into a 318 and run it on vegetable oil, neat stuff.
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    vulva? lol

    i loved the turbo one my friend Andy had. Nice pickup. ;)
     
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