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I was too busy when their was sun light to take a picture, so this will do till tomorrow.<P>It needs a bit of work. I am looking forward to nurseing this car back to better than stock <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>More tomorrow, tired, just wanted to get something on the boards.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r13.jpg"> <P>
 

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SWEET CAR! Congratulations. Looks like you have a nice collection going there. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Incidentally, what does it need?
 

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NICE! Can't wait to see more pics of your new ride, or maybe both cars together. A family shot. Is the S60 black as well? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>NICE! Can't wait to see more pics of your new ride, or maybe both cars together. A family shot. Is the S60 black as well? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>S60 AWD is Black Sapphire Metallic.<P>
 

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Here is a picture in the day light.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r14.jpg"> <BR>My friend and I installed my strut tower brace this morning. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r15.jpg"> <P><BR>For the most part the car is in good shape, the two areas that it has problems are the breaks, and the exhaust. As far as I can tell the left rear break doesn't work at all. There is a TON of play in the pedal, and the right rear break can't be working too well since after a few drives it still has rust on the rotor, where as the two front ones have none. All 4 of them were very rusted over, as the car has been sitting for a long time. We changed the oil last night, it was really dirty. I have an appointment at the dealer already to take it in next week.<P>The interior is in great shape, and it runs and feels fine (other than the breaks hardly working….). The exterior has a few minor things, nothing major, no dents or big scratches on the paint. The three problem areas are all on trim pieces.<P>Question on the breaks… When you press the pedal down there is this sound under the car, it sounds like air sucking in. My friend thinks that it has to do with the master cylinder or something. He thinks it’s a vacuum noise. Any input on this would be great.<p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 08-31-2002).]
 

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Three problem spots.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r16.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r17.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r18.jpg"> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 08-31-2002).]
 

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3 pictures of the exhaust.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r19.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r20.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r21.jpg"> <p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 08-31-2002).]
 

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Front rotor.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r22.jpg"> <P>Rear rotor.<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r23.jpg"> <p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 08-31-2002).]
 

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Ok two more, with two questions.<P>What is this light? The orange one with the green triangle?<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/lights.jpg"> <P>Second, does this mean its a canada spec car? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> And if so, it is still going to pass smog in CA right?<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/canada.jpg"> <p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 08-31-2002).]
 

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Isn't that the Greek "Lambda" symbol. Last time I checked, that greek letter has been used by Volvo to refer to the catalytic converter. It may be clogged or something. Judging by the shape of that exhaust, that wouldn't be surprising. Check your manual though, i don't have access to my 850 manual anymore. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>As for the exhaust itself, might as well get the IPD upgrade. It's a little less restrictive and sounds a lot cooler without being obnoxious.<P>On the brakes, I have no idea. Although, I was warping mine all the time, so I opted for slotted rotors for added cooling. Didn't have a prob after that.<P>Nice car. Good luck with it.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Isn't that the Greek "Lambda" symbol. Last time I checked, that greek letter has been used by Volvo to refer to the catalytic converter. It may be clogged or something. Judging by the shape of that exhaust, that wouldn't be surprising. Check your manual though, i don't have access to my 850 manual anymore. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>As for the exhaust itself, might as well get the IPD upgrade. It's a little less restrictive and sounds a lot cooler without being obnoxious.<P>On the brakes, I have no idea. Although, I was warping mine all the time, so I opted for slotted rotors for added cooling. Didn't have a prob after that.<P>Nice car. Good luck with it.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks.<BR>IPD ECU + Exhaust & Breaks were on my list before I even knew what was wrong with this one. So I lucked out that they were the only two real problems with the car. It didn't come with manuals or extra keys or anything, just the car, 1 key and 1 FOB for the keyless entry, without the back that holds the battery in, or the battery. I don't know if it works or not.
 

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I just got in a Haynes Repair Manual for the 850 (1993 thru 1997) and have my volvo owners manual (1996) on hand if you ever want anything scanned and emailed to you. I haven't looked over the haynes manual fully, just got it in yesterday but the chapters cover:<P>1) Tune-up and routine maintenance<BR>2) Five cylender engine Part A<BR>2) Five cylinder engine Part B<BR>3) Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems<BR>4) fuel and exhaust systems<BR>5) Engine electrical systems<BR>6) Emissions and engine control systems<BR>7) Manual transaxle Part A<BR>7) Automatic transaxle Part B<BR>8) Clutch and driveaxles<BR>9) Suspension & steering systems<BR>10) Brakes<BR>11) Body<BR>12) Chassis electrical system<BR>Wiring diagrams.<P>If you decide to do some wrenching on your own time there is definately some good info there. <P><BR>
 

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That symbol on the dummy light panel is different than mine but is in the same window as the "check engine" text that lights up. in my owners manual it is called "Malfunction indicator lamp". <BR>"If the lamp comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the engine diagnostic system has detected a possible fault in the emmision control system. Although driveability may not be affected, see an authorized Volvo dealer as soon as possible for inspection."<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spearzy:<BR><B>That symbol on the dummy light panel is different than mine but is in the same window as the "check engine" text that lights up. in my owners manual it is called "Malfunction indicator lamp". <BR>"If the lamp comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the engine diagnostic system has detected a possible fault in the emmision control system. Although driveability may not be affected, see an authorized Volvo dealer as soon as possible for inspection."<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Is yours red? or orange?<P><p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 08-31-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kaizai:<BR><B> <BR>Is yours red? or orange?<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Well I just looked at my manual for that last post but I just went out to the car and turned the key and it is exactly like yours on the instrement panel. Same green symbol in the amber square. The manual says it is as above so that is what your looking at. Hmm, maybe it is a Canadian model symbol as per some ANSI standard or something along those lines if it different than the American dash lights?<BR><P>
 

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Your braking problem is probably due to rusted pistons in the caliper - this may need complete replacement.<P>Don't drive it any more than you have to until this is fixed, for obvious reasons.<P>The roof strips will need replacing and they're not cheap - sorry.<P>The bumper scuffs can usually be fixed (mine were) by one of the van-based paint repair people - I assume you must have them in the US too.<P>The tail trim is shagged so you need a new one unless you're replacing the entire thing.<P>Up to you, frankly.<P>If the lambda sensor light goes on during driving it means the engine will be "limping home" and needs a thorough sorting out in the ECU and sensor department, often caused by failed sensors or corroded contacts.<P>I would contact clean every electrical connection you can find, which will solve many future worries before they happen.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Simon Linton:<BR><B>Your braking problem is probably due to rusted pistons in the caliper - this may need complete replacement.<P>Don't drive it any more than you have to until this is fixed, for obvious reasons.<P>The roof strips will need replacing and they're not cheap - sorry.<P>The bumper scuffs can usually be fixed (mine were) by one of the van-based paint repair people - I assume you must have them in the US too.<P>The tail trim is shagged so you need a new one unless you're replacing the entire thing.<P>Up to you, frankly.<P>If the lambda sensor light goes on during driving it means the engine will be "limping home" and needs a thorough sorting out in the ECU and sensor department, often caused by failed sensors or corroded contacts.<P>I would contact clean every electrical connection you can find, which will solve many future worries before they happen.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks for the informative response. <P>Last night we took apart the rear breaking assembly and you are correct the rear calipers are totally shot. There was also no rear parking break pads, and the parking break was not strait, one of the sides had fallen off. (that would explain the horrible noises)<P>Ok so now that basically all of my breaking components are in need of replacement how much are stock calipers going to run me? At this point would it be worth while to spend a little more and get after market ones? Anyone have recomendations for after market breaking systems? I know someone on the S60 form just spent 3K on a brembo one.<P><BR>-Kaizai<BR><A HREF="http://www.deepnet.org/images/devin/car/850r14.jpg" TARGET=_blank>My 855R is here</A><BR>IPD Strut Tower Brace<BR>(Custom plates are on the way)<p>[This message has been edited by Kaizai (edited 09-02-2002).]
 

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Looks AWESOME!! Two beautiful cars!!! Nice buy. Who cares about some minor work needing to be done, like you said, it just means when you put better aftermarket stuff on, you wont loose any money replacing good parts!!!
 
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