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Old 07-04-2004, 04:24 AM
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Default Virgin Volvo owner here ...!!


this is my first Volvo, and thefirst car I've owned in quite awhile. jus here to introduce myself and say hello. am looking forward to learning as much as I can and networking with other's.</P>

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<FONT face="Courier New">Hi. My name is Randy, I live in San Antonio, Texas, and I've bought
my very first Volvo (2 weeks this Thursday). It is a 1995 850 GLT
(like you couldn't tell that from my ID, right?) 2.4 Litre Sedan,
colour being white (perfect to reflect the hot Texas summer sun). I
am the 2nd owner of the car, it has 165k miles on it, with a new
transmission installed this past December, and so far I like it very
much. I plan to (first) pay it off as quickly as possible, then I
would like to dress it up a bit with items such as a rear spoiler
(front spoiler w/fog lights as well if I can), an air deflector for
the sunroof, and a nose cover (bra?). I'm interested in adding
those headlight wipers as well, but don't know if they are available
in my year model. At the moment, I'm happy with the stock rims, so
no change there. The local Volvo dealer's parts dept. tells me that
they also have some items that go on the rear deck window and rear
door windows to help deflect sun and heat, but I don't recall what
they are called. I'm not sure I want to have the windows tinted
just yet, or at all for that matter. At most, I'm thinking just the
side windows. I would like to maybe change out the back bumper at
some time, as the black trim (paint or rubber?) has faded. Also the
black trim on the sides of the roof that go from the front window to
the rear window are 'chipping' off in pieces, so I would like to get
that fixed/patched/repaired/replaced.

Performance wise, all I'm considering right now is a K&amp;N air
filter. I was told that I should stick with a stock Volvo oil
filter, because they have a valve in them that keeps oil on top of
the engine. That sounds like good engineering to me, but I'd like
to hear comments on this and info on any performance oil filters
that have this same feature. I want to protect this engine as much
as possible. I do run high octane premium un-leaded gas through it.

So far, the only concern I have is a noise I hear after the car is
first started and I am first starting down the road at low speed.
The only way I can describe it is that it is somewhere between
a "click" and a "clunk", and it only does it once. Is this a
problem, or just a Volvo "thing"?

Well, I guess that's all I can think of for now.

Thanks, Randy</FONT>

Randy<IMG src=smileys/smiley4.gif border="0"></P><edited><editID>95.850.GLT</editID><editDate>38181.7192476852</editDate></edited>
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:28 PM
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Default RE: Virgin Volvo owner here ...!!

Do you park driving backwards ? Because the sound you hearnext day, when you start driving forwards, could be the brake pads moving in the brakets
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