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Hey guys!<br>Just picked up my new 2004 S60R and was wondering if there are alot of Minnesota guys on here! I have seen a couple but just wanted to officially say hi and hopefully have a chance to meet up with some of you guys in the future!<br>Andrew
 

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By the way what color is it exterior/interior, options etc? There are some important things to do to your R right away if they haven't been done yet. Anyways here is the list of MN guys I know that are on here.<br>-Hoagrod (Me)<br>-AbsolutZero<br>-atacamaRfan<br>-Minn R<br>-Warpedcow<br>-S60R MN<br>-Mash (but if I'm correct he sold his recently)
 

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Re: Mn R guys (RAndrewR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RAndrewR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey guys!<br>Just picked up my new 2004 S60R and was wondering if there are alot of Minnesota guys on here! I have seen a couple but just wanted to officially say hi and hopefully have a chance to meet up with some of you guys in the future!<br>Andrew</TD></TR></TABLE><p>welcome and congrats on your new purchase. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>you should post some details on your new ride. how do you like it so far?<p>hoagrad is spot on by mentioning a few things you should do asap. one of the easiest and a potential expensive repair preventer would be removing your exhaust bracket. do some searching, and if you can find it there is some great info on here from very knowledgeable people on this board.<p>-ryan
 

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Yay I have new fRiend.<p>Ahaha J/K - Where in Minneapolis? Im in uptown, if you frequent the 'Mall' Area you will often see my R parked out there!
 

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Re: Mn R guys (RAndrewR)

I am here also. Where are you going to have it serviced? Borton Volvo has a tech, Mike, that owns a V70R. He is very good.<br>Enjoy the car and let us know if you have any questions.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hoagrod</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>-Hoagrod (Me)<br>-AbsolutZero<br>-atacamaRfan<br>-Minn R<br>-Warpedcow<br>-S60R MN<br>-Mash (but if I'm correct he sold his recently)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There's also "Our R". "JMN" used to be around too but he sold his last year.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SKYKNG</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am here also. Where are you going to have it serviced? Borton Volvo has a tech, Mike, that owns a V70R. He is very good.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You mean "Mike Deblock"? He's the rat bastard who told me my 10mm spacers voided my wheel bearing warranty. He's also the one who told me that the water the got into my headlights during a heavy rainstorm must have been caused by me driving into a lake, rather than a flaw in Volvo parts or design so they wouldn't cover that under warranty (i drove through a few puddles, nothing crazy, and the other dealer, Kline, did not hesitate to fix my headlights). He also told me that my part of my AWD failure was caused by me driving into a lake and so that wasn't covered by warranty (again the other dealer, Kline, did not hesitate to fix this problem).<p>Personally, I would avoid Mike Deblock @ Borton like the plague. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> Borton used to have a good tech, Dan Keiser, but he left over a year ago.
 

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Re: Mn R guys (Warpedcow)

Im here and R'less. But I still love coming to this site to help out the others that are just starting the R adventure! Welcome and good luck finding anyone that is compitent in the Volvo dealers. They are a pain in the a$$
 

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So who is the tech to get and where, <p>perhaps we can all pitch in for some beer to ensure said mechanic will touch our cars only.... <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Wow love that there is tons of guys on this site from MN! well.... to start off the R is the dark silver with dark blue interior. It is an 04, has nav (which the dealer had no idea <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and is a 6 speed manual! other than that it was well taken care of and i got the 100K mile warranty that i wanted so i am totally happy! I have a 350Z heavily modified and needed something i could drive in the winter so i began looking last spring. Both my best friends have subarus and i personally can't stand them and A4's are like butt holes, everyone has one! So..... I decided on the R! So far i am absolutely loving it! As far as i can tell no modifications have been done to the car so i am open to any suggestions or helpful hints as this is my first turbo car. I'm more used to that NA feel haha, anyways anything i should do right away? Thanks for all of your help and i look forward to meeting you guys very soon!<br>Andrew
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RAndrewR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> You mean "Mike Deblock"? He's the rat bastard who told me my 10mm spacers voided my wheel bearing warranty. He's also the one who told me that the water the got into my headlights during a heavy rainstorm must have been caused by me driving into a lake, rather than a flaw in Volvo parts or design so they wouldn't cover that under warranty (i drove through a few puddles, nothing crazy, and the other dealer, Kline, did not hesitate to fix my headlights). He also told me that my part of my AWD failure was caused by me driving into a lake and so that wasn't covered by warranty (again the other dealer, Kline, did not hesitate to fix this problem).<p>Personally, I would avoid Mike Deblock @ Borton like the plague. Borton used to have a good tech, Dan Keiser, but he left over a year ago. I live over on Nokomis right by the 5-8 club!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mike Deblock is a worthless D-bag. I took my R to him right after I got it to get the rain-squeal fixed, and I had some other concerns too...typical worry wart about noises and things I've read but it wasn't a ridiculous laundry list Its like he made it a point to prove me wrong and challenge every thing I brought up....before he had even seen the car. <p>My favorite was when I brought up the 'rain squeal' as its defined on this forum, he looked at me like I was an idiot and said 'Rain Squeal??'' I explained I had seen a TNN on a forum for a fix and he replied 'we don't use the <I>internet</I> here' -- after explaining it a little further his response was 'oh, you mean wet weather expansion noise'.... WTF Mike Deblock!?!?!<p>So I walked out of Borton going 'great, this dude doesn't like it when a guy does his own research to try and identify a problem so he's going to prove me wrong'. I'll go to Kline's next, or my indy mechanic Glasgow's Volvo right down the way on University - my experience with Glasgow's so far has been a great one and I know several others that use them. <p>Aside from that - I'm in MN and new to this board as well....just happy someone shares the same opinion about Deblock as I do. <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MinnesotaR at 7:18 PM 9-23-2008</i>
 

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Yeah I wanna hear peoples service recommendations as well as anything i should know about my R right away to do! couldn't find this exhaust bracket you guys spoke of earlier, not really sure what i am looking for? I have access to a lift and full air tools in my garage so i am pretty handy just need a little help with a link or maybe if someone is willing to meet up and show me? AtacamaRfan what are some things you spoke of earlier that you would recommend doing? Thanks for all your help!<br>Andrew
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MinnesotaR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'll go to Kline's next, or my indy mechanic Glasgow's Volvo right down the way on University - my experience with Glasgow's so far has been a great one and I know several others that use them. <p><i>Modified by MinnesotaR at 7:18 PM 9-23-2008</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Although I am not a current R owner, I also find Glasgow Automotive (740 University Ave) to be top notch. My parents have taken their Volvo's there for years and I have done the same. Both Mike (the owner) and his son by the same name are extremely honest and knowledgeable. Their tech turnover is quite low too. Just a great place to take your Volvo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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RAndrewR,<p>It's a silver bracket over the exhaust, that is kind of shaped like a "U" just infront of the rear wheels in the middle of the car. Its about 2-3 inches in length.
 

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at the top right of this page click the word search and type in exhaust bracket and click the radio button labeled archived content. You will find pictures of it. Then again it may already be gone from the previous owner. Let us know if you need any other help. <p>Hoagrod (Evan)
 
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