It seems like it'll start to drone more as you put miles on it. At least that's what it's felt like on my '04 XC. Update in a month or so how you feel - even with sound deadening in the trunk, I'm considering adding a resonator.Mounted the iPD catback exhaust I got last week. Install was easy. The clamps that came with are meh. All of the joints leak. Tomorrow I'll find a shop to weld it all up. It sounds so freaking good. No drone, deep when I lay on the gas, mellow when cruising. So far I'm super happy with it. We'll see what the wife thinks when I pick her up from work later...
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Well now I really want to know if it will so I made a calendar notification for 60 days from today. No promises that I'll post anything though, I'm terrible about getting around to that stuff.It seems like it'll start to drone more as you put miles on it. At least that's what it's felt like on my '04 XC. Update in a month or so how you feel - even with sound deadening in the trunk, I'm considering adding a resonator.
What changes in it to start making it drone?It seems like it'll start to drone more as you put miles on it. At least that's what it's felt like on my '04 XC. Update in a month or so how you feel - even with sound deadening in the trunk, I'm considering adding a resonator.
No idea, but mine started at an acceptable volume around 2500-3k rpm, but is now pretty loud at those revs. Still sounds great, just droney. I think it may have something to do with the muffler material breaking in - the Simons exhaust I had on my old Amazon project was unbearable when first installed, but after some miles and heat cycles it became much quieter.What changes in it to start making it drone?
Not bad. I found that Angelus flat black leather paint matches OEM finish pretty well.I replaced my leather shift boot with one I bought off eBay. The only one I found in the US was brown, so I bought a small bottle of black leather dye off Amazon and re-dyed it black. I touched up my black leather shift knob while I was at it.
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I used Angelus jet black.Not bad. I found that Angelus flat black leather paint matches OEM finish pretty well.
Megs is good stuff for the money, especially considering it's a "store brand."Washed and waxed with Meguiar's. Before (left) and after (right). View attachment 188407
I have the same mat...not the black one, the tan one you have underneath. Car had matching floor mats too but I ditched them for the volvo rubber mats. I've considered getting rid of it from time to time. Makes it annoying to use the flip up package tray in the back. And if you keep stuff back there on top of the mat, it will slide back little by little until it messes with the tail gate closing.Went to put my new black mat in the load area and discovered that a P2 with nav uses a different mat. The side piece sticks out more to accommodate the DVD player.
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Looked again, this time more thoroughly, and oil's halfway between min and max. Coolant is also at min. No mixing of coolant and oil at all, glove test good, haven't seen the puff of smoke or condensation (whatever it was) since, but also haven't been paying attention to it. No leaks anywhere, through seals or onto the ground. Oil filler opening is pristine, and power seems normal.What did you find out?
Rotary phones? What are those?Ah, the old saying - the couple that finds antique mechanical horns together...
And omg so satisfying. Wife had an old one she wanted to have working so I nabbed an Ooma Telo(~$20-30 on Fleabay and you just pay 911 fees per month, service is free) and a pulse to tone converter (which lets you dial out w/rotary pulses as most voip hardware only supports DTMF) there are Chineseum converters but I've had better luck with the Dialgizmo. I'm like this close to just making my own circuit at this point.
...now that I'm thoroughly off topic, back to wagons! Ordering a thermostat and control arms and TPMS sensors today for the next step in the hold my beer OEM+ R story
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