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So I just spend the greater part of the afternoon with the one and only Justin aka Chilled Man, our favorite forum lurker. He asked me via text message to say "Justin is awsome" somewhere on the forums, so in order to be as true to his request as possible, I have decided to omit the "e".<p>I got an iPod adapter from Yosef (YK-GTR) and recently bought a Prosport Digital Gauge and the CF Gauge Pod from Carbon Fiber Werks. I have zero ability to do anything automotive, but Justin has enough skill to make up for my deficit.<p>When I arrived, Justin was instantly jealous of my oversized plastic Burger King cup filled with glorious ultra sweetened Nestea Raspberry Tea. That would spark a drive later. But for now, I just had a man with his legs sticking out of my car peeling away various panels of my dash and center console to make room for the iPod adapter. After just a few minutes, my interior was recognizable only to the Belgians who put the car together in the first place. I was parked directly behind Alan's (Lawyr) old TiGrey S60R which met an unfortunate end not so long ago. As the car rested in shambles, completely parted out with barely a frame and engine left, we remarked how Alan carelessly left bird droppings on the back of the car near where a door used to be - it could rust IF left untreated.<p>This is a man who knows his business. He dismantles interior panels as an adult film star would shed clothing. Of course, I was interested in chatting since I'm wholly and utterly useless when it comes to making my R naked, so I continued to interrupt him while he fiddled with cabling and the sort. As small things have a tendency to get lost, something metallic, small and clip-shaped became missing from my center console, and we went to Lowe's to get something to jerry-rig said fitting. Justin's skill is undeniable in this - not only does the center console fit together just as before, but now it's easier to remove than before. Improvisation meets creativity - my center console now has the Chilled Mod. You should all be insanely jealous right now.<p>But across the parking lot from the Lowe's, there stood the Burger King from whence my Nestea originated. Without pause or hesitation, Justin climbed into his XC and made a mad dash for the Burger King drive-thru, where we were promptly greeted by an overly made-up woman who would probably be the Burger King's personal adult entertainer. After returning to the shop with Nestea thirst quenched and getting the center console figured out, more chat arose regarding his brainchild, the only 2001 V70XC Manual of which I am currently aware, and the plethora of fantastic other vehicles lined up along the front. Style is not one of his short-comings, and his ability to not only modify a car, but to make it truly his own, and doing it all himself astounded me. Then, his ability to instantly recognize problems impressed me even more - this has eluded Volvo technicians after I've asked them to check several times - my upper engine mount is bust. "It's cheap and easy to fix", said the burly man, pointing at an obvious crack straight through the broken part. <p>Unfortunately, time ran out. I still have a boost gauge which needs fitting. But, that will be left for next Monday, when I sojourn yet again....to Justin's shop. He has fantastic mechanical skill - if you are in need of service, talk to this man. Why would I return to my dealer, or any other mechanic for custom work when here is someone with knowledge of the product, the aftermarket and the community, with a better rate than the Philadelphia-area shops and a more interesting and lively experience than sitting in a showroom reading a car magazine from March of 2002? <p>Here is how I see Justin: Philip Seymour Hoffman meets Mad Hatter, with a helping of James May and a dash of Godfather-era Marlon Brando. If we, as Volvo enthusiasts, ever began our own organized criminal syndicate and brotherhood, Justin would promptly rise to the top of our underhanded family.
 

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Re: Justin is "awsome" - Part I (m3nt0s)

lol and my door panel is in the hands of John's expedited shipping. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Justin is "awsome" - Part I (m3nt0s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...my center console now has the Chilled Mod.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nice post. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Can you or CM post details on this time saver?<br>Thanks- Scott
 

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very nice John <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I felt the same way when i drove up the place on Saturday to get my new center console and taillights...as I was getting them installed, I was overlooking the corn field surroundings to wonder if I stay at night, would the children of the corn grab me. Nevertheless, he did a wonderful job with the assistance of Adam.<p>Did you see the Sonic? I was soooo happy when I saw one since they do not exist here in NYC and I had to have their grub, their commercials speak the truth the food and service supersede anything of the area. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by QnsMostWanted at 11:40 PM 8-3-2009</i>
 

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LMAO that was a bit of a overdone there LOL <p>Acutally not a real mod so to say . <p>Its more of I broke the clips off that hold the bottom of the CCM onto the radio. <p>Then repop rivited them on but bent them down alittle before reinstalling the CCM so it will make removing the CCM from the radio alot easier next time around <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Not overdone! Today was epic!<p>I drove past the Sonics, but hunger took hold of my senses and I reverted to primal caveman urges to satisfy my craving in the most unhealthy way possible.
 

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Yeah I kind of was wondering about the burgerking desicion myself ......
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Its more of I broke the clips off that hold the bottom of the CCM onto the radio. <p>Then repop rivited them on but bent them down alittle before reinstalling the CCM so it will make removing the CCM from the radio alot easier next time around <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Man I hate those clips! I managed to put a tiny crack in my ccm because of those stupid things. UGH
 

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I will be in the Harrisburg area from Monday to Saturday next week, so I should be over to hang out.<p>Should I bring my SS brake lines and a new set of front pads with me?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flyfishing3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">come get your seats slacker. haha.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol. I want to see what those look like - are they in as good a condition as the auction showed?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I will be in the Harrisburg area from Monday to Saturday next week, so I should be over to hang out.<p>Should I bring my SS brake lines and a new set of front pads with me? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah thats a cake job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>QnsMostWanted</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did you see the Sonic? I was soooo happy when I saw one since they do not exist here in NYC and I had to have their grub, their commercials speak the truth the food and service supersede anything of the area. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>That was my food of choice when I went down to visit Justin's Volvo Emporium <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah thats a cake job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Apparently my brake lines are drying out. If it's so easy, maybe I'll have to get you to show me how to bleed brakes so I can do it myself from then on <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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IPD says pushing your brake pedal all the way to the floor could hurt your master cylinder...<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/Brakes/Motive-Brake-Bleeder/p-74-391-432" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...1-432</A>/<p>Eh, maybe not... This review makes me think I might just want to have a shop do it with their machines whenever I have to get an alignment done:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This product was entirely disappointing, and was a total waste of money. Feel free to buy mine off of eBay. The instructions on the Motive Products Power Bleeder completely contradict those described in VADIS, and the lack of clarity turns the entire bleeding process into an unsuccessful mess. Unless you have a lift where you can bleed all four wheels at once, life is so much simpler and easier if you go to your local brake shop and request a $30 (with tax) pressure bleed and flush of your brake system. The local brake shop manager reports that Volvos rarely bleed properly if they are not connected to a professional shop's high pressure bleeding system, unless they are gravity bled for 2-3 hours, and follow-up research after hearing his comments leads me to believe he wasn't bullsh**ting me.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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LOL who typed that stupidty ? <p>Vacum bleed thanks goodbye <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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