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This should work <p><A HREF="http://www.dotphoto.com/Go.asp?l=Guinny_Ire&P=&AID=3820300&T=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.dotphoto.com/Go.asp...0&T=1</A>
 

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Which trim level S70 is your '98? Looks very clean and well maitained. How many miles on her now?
 

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Re: My '98 S70 (Guinny_Ire)

Gees, they're not bad at all. Very normal wear for an S70.<br>If you want the name of that guy, your seats would be a breeze to make them "as new".<br>These are MUCH better than many I get
 

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Jim I'll definately take his name. I know what you were imagining, where the dirt in the cracks is actually cracked leather. Still haven't had time to do the woolight. MIJ, when you say trim package you need to further define what you mean to me. I'm not sure what you're asking.
 

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Base- NA (non-aspirated, or non-turbo)<br>GLT- LPT (low pressure turbo)<br>T5- HPT (high pressure turbo)
 

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It's base. This was my wife's car. I had a 89 5 ltr Mustang and then I had a 96 Cutlass Supreme. Then I had this car for all of 4 weeks and the wife came down with an eye disease and I had a Honda Odyssey for the last 6 years and now I'm driving this and will probably switch over to the S80 unless I like this better and we'll keep the van as a 3rd car.<br>She has 92k miles on her. Probably a good thing I'm driving her now as I've adjusted how hard I am on cars over the last 10 years and while I still whip down the highway I'm not nearly as aggressive as I use to be and I brake earlier than I use to. I've been wanting to lift up the hood and take a pic. Might do that tonight.
 

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LOL, when I snapped the pics and processed them my thoughts were "first Chinese in the armor Ted". Going to sound dumb but how and where? I'm living in an apartment. I'm assuming either steam clean or pressure wash it. How do you guys clean yours?<p>Also I've got a weird paint situation going on with the rear drivers side door. It's bubbly for lack of a better word, either rusting out from the inside or some issue with the paint. Check it out and let me know what you think.
 

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Couldn't really see the bubbling you describe. But if it's doing it, you're probably right...some rust under the paint....very rare for our cars unless it was owned up in the north east. In regards to cleaning your engine, be careful not to get water in the spark plug holes. Many have had no-start or terrible idle issues after doing this. If you can, paying someone to professionally steam clean it is your best choice. With it that dusty in the engine bay, I would wonder the condition of your filters- both the air filter to the cabin as well as the one to your intake (air filter box). Clean up your engine and change both out ASAP for a better running car and better health inside the cabin!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LAGIM 187</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Clean that engine man! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hmm, yeah.<br>When you do, be careful not to directly hard spray the top of and directly behind the engine, (looking directly at it) with a lot of water. You can foul the plug and wire area with water and it could die on you.<br>Impossible then to blow it out unless you remove the top cover and change plugs, rotor and wires
 

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Just that one spot, pic 73.<p>Where do I look for someone to steam the engine? yellow pages? dealership? Jim, not looking for you to make calls lol just point me in the right direction for looking and I'll find.<br>Jim, I actually broached the wife on the seats this morning, planted the seed so to speak. We may go that route, especially with the 3rd child not that far away from being in a booster seat (maybe a year out).
 

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Powerwashing is fine, just be careful in those areas I mentioned
 

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Guinny_Ire said:
Just that one spot, pic 73.<p>QUOTE]Is that paint completely gone (worn out) or is that spot something else<br>As for the scratches around the door handle they can be compounded, polished and waxed, they will, for the most part, go away<br>(Tell your wife to trim her fingernails) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That's rear passenger side door and the paints there, it's just bubbly feeling, grainy feeling. Actually it looks like pitting doesn't it.<br>There's alot of those minor scratches all over the car that need to be buffed out.
 

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I found JRL and other's cleaning suggestions for my engine searching the archives. Here's my question: What on my engine needs to be covered?<br>Battery that I know the location. However, think extreme newbie here when it comes to car maintenance and know how. If you could describe item and location of it I know I could go from there. Baggies and rubber bands and simply green (coincidentally one of the many cleaners that can be used to remove cosmoline off of old milsurp guns)
 

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Without getting this overcomplicated, I have this peice op plastic (I used to use on my street rod the occational times it actually got washed)<br>I put it over the entire engine.<br>Back to your car, get a piece of plastic or something reletively waterproof, cover the engine from approx the front of oil cap down and over the back of the engine(to before the firewall).<br>Everything else car be powerwashed. Clean the top of the engine by hand, or just wash it gently withour getting a lot of water over the plug area, this way you are SURE to have no problems
 
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