Dead Alternator

I tried to drive the car on Tuesday morning (23rd) and the alternator died. I barely made it home.  So much for installing the alternator that had the Bosch replacement …

Gas Leak

I discovered a gas leak under the car near the rear passenger door when I filled the car completely. The leak was a combination of the pressure hose o-rings and …

Front Strut Assemblies Swapped

I swapped out the front strut assemblies so I now eliminated the bad suspension squeak. I did discover that I will need to get new front sway bar links. I …

The Volvo is on the Road

The car is running and driving. I actually drove it to work today. Overall the car is doing great. I need to still swap the front strut assembly over from …

Saffron Investigations and Reorientation

I moved the cars so I can get started on the swap. I started to pull stuff off the saffron car. It was a real pain to pull the radiator …

The Saffron Parts Car

It’s a sad sight to see a wrecked Saffron but I get some really good parts. The car was purchased by the previous owner as a project with a blown …

Volvo Junk Yard Run 3

I picked up some good finds at the pull and pay over the weekend. Exhaust manifold and heat shield out of an ’04 S60R. It is a much better flowing exhaust …

Volvo Progess

I messed with the car on Friday. I installed the replacement tail lights and the roof rails. I didn’t want them to get broken sitting around my garage. I also …

Cleaned and installed the interior

I cleaned the new (to me) carpets as well as the rear seat backs and the liftgate. I completed the carpet and seat install. I install all the relays, etc associated …

Volvo Junk Yard Run 2

I went to the junk yard on Friday and pulled some parts out of two clean V70 XC’s. What I picked up: windshield washer Sprayer 99 or newer taillights plastic …