Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
3/28/21 10:19 a.m.

Formula 1

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
5/19/21 11:03 a.m.

Still happy.

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/19/21 11:12 a.m.

I was led to believe that dogs see things in B&W and can't fathom TV.   Wow!  Got that one wrong.  Stella (Chiweenie) launches herself off the couch the jump at the TV when there's horses or cows, in real life she doesn't give them a second look.  She grumbles and talks to herself when someone singing opera shows up.  =~ 0

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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6/7/21 12:29 p.m.

Surf City, here we come.

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
6/8/21 9:36 p.m.

This has been bothering me for almost two years...


 

Totally worth the ten bucks. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
6/15/21 2:10 p.m.

TIL that if you installed a Genuine Volvo Strut Tower Brace on your dog's V70R back on Page 12...

 

 

...it becomes a huge PITA to change the Genuine Volvo Cabin Air Filter.
 

You need to remove the passenger side of the brace in order to raise the plastic cowl cover and access the filter. frown

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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6/15/21 9:16 p.m.

We just turned 120k miles, so it was time for another oil change.


 

 

I'm not sure if it was related to the pandemic or not, but I had a pretty hard time finding Mobil 1 in 10W-40, which is odd because it used to be such a common weight that I just referred to it as "oil".

Anyway...no spillage this time.

And oil changes have gotten so much easier since I started working in liters. I think this "Metric System" could really catch on someday.

I also collected another oil sample and sent it off to Blackstone Laboratories; partly because I was just curious to see how things are holding up, and partly because I think it will show a good pattern of maintenance when it comes time to pass this car along to the next owner.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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6/15/21 9:26 p.m.

Wow...giant photos^.frown

Sorry about that. I added those mostly so I can use the info for my own future reference.

Slippery
Slippery UberDork
6/15/21 10:13 p.m.

We like giant photos. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
6/27/21 6:37 p.m.

More good news from Blackstone Laboratories!

I got the results of the most recent (third) oil sample that I've sent in for testing on this car:

 

"This Volvo is wearing even better as of the 6/10/21 sample date than it was last August, and that's saying something, since those were really good results too. Chrome, iron, copper, and tin all declined slightly on the same interval, so your engine's parts are generating less metal. The viscosity of this 10W/40 was still a little thin, but that may be in part due to carryover from the 10W/30 used last time. No measurable fuel was detected, nor was there significant coolant contamination. The air and fuel filter kept silicon and insolubles at reasonable levels. Nice!"

 

smiley

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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7/3/21 2:30 p.m.

Doing Very-Volvo Type Things today:

Hauling vintage Mid-Century Modern furniture around. 
 


 

 

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
7/3/21 4:20 p.m.

That's why every antiques dealer in the UK used to drive a Volvo estate. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/6/21 6:16 p.m.

I cleaned the car up today, as I'm taking it on a minor road trip in the morning to a vintage hill climb. This isn't my most vintage car, but it is my most vintage car with functional air conditioning, and I'm getting soft. 
 

 

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/6/21 6:20 p.m.

I also changed the Mann air filter for the second time since we've owned it (not too bad), and added 675ml of oil. (Posted for my own future reference). 
 

Loving the metric system for fluids.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/7/21 6:43 a.m.

On the road. 
 

The hills will get substantially larger as the day goes on. 
 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/7/21 7:07 a.m.

Entering hostile territory  

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/7/21 7:11 a.m.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
8/7/21 8:01 a.m.

I'm in the Berkshires  

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/7/21 8:12 a.m.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
8/7/21 8:59 a.m.

Bennington  

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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8/7/21 9:26 a.m.

Destination in sight!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
8/7/21 9:27 a.m.

02Pilot
02Pilot UltraDork
8/7/21 9:31 a.m.

Mt. Equinox? I drove up that years ago in my 2002 - closed road for the club drive I was part of, so it was...brisk. Bumpy as hell too.

Edit: And you posted the sign photo that made my guess look like I was just stating the obvious while I was typing.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
8/7/21 10:25 a.m.

I need to stop looking at this thread as it makes a V70R look like a perfectly sensible replacement of my Giulia when the lease runs out.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
8/7/21 12:57 p.m.
BoxheadTim said:

I need to stop looking at this thread as it makes a V70R look like a perfectly sensible replacement of my Giulia when the lease runs out.

That's because it is sensible.

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