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Forum: Volvo S40
01-27-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,103
Posted By migbro

The brake backing plate is contacting the brake...

The brake backing plate is contacting the brake rotor. The backing plate gets bent when front suspension work like strut replacement is performed.
Forum: Volvo S40
01-18-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By migbro

88V is the original equipment on the car. ...

88V is the original equipment on the car.



For once, no. It's corporate policy to limit their liability.

You will have to find another tire shop.
Forum: Volvo S40
01-05-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,348
Posted By migbro

Oh well. Old Volvo part > new Chinese part. ...

Oh well. Old Volvo part > new Chinese part.



Yup.
Forum: Volvo S40
01-05-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,348
Posted By migbro

You might just try disassembling and cleaning the...

You might just try disassembling and cleaning the old one if you still have it.

The VVT solenoid is a duty cycle device that feeds pressurized oil alternately to the advance and retard sides of...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-31-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,981
Posted By migbro

Original owner is probably right. I disassembled...

Original owner is probably right. I disassembled and repaired my PNP switch. Most people would probably be better off just replacing it, though the part is pricey unfortunately.
Forum: Volvo S40
12-31-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By migbro

Then I owe you an apology. My apologies for...

Then I owe you an apology. My apologies for jumping to the wrong conclusion.
Forum: Volvo S40
12-30-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By migbro

Here's all you need to know. Just...

Here's all you need to know.



Just another drive-by weirdo.

In other news I see ES6T is now a "Super Moderator" and is editing other member's posts. Try not to let your new super powers go...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-29-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By migbro

Why do you think you have a power steering fluid...

Why do you think you have a power steering fluid leak? It's impossible to tell from that pic what that fluid is or where it's coming from. The boot in your pic is on the drive axle not the rack...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-26-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By migbro

I use the turn counting method plus orange spray...

I use the turn counting method plus orange spray paint. Then I do my own alignment.

OP, this is an easy job. I recently replaced the passenger side rack boot on my steering rack, had to remove...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By migbro

Thought I'd close the loop on this one. I...

Thought I'd close the loop on this one. I replaced the oil pan and oil pump o-rings and the start-up clatter is gone. So the oil pump must have been draining out causing a couple of seconds of oil...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-23-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By migbro

This forum attracts nonsensical drive-bys for...

This forum attracts nonsensical drive-bys for some reason, more than any other I've been on. One post wonders, drop some word salad and never return. You'll get used to it. I try and ignore them...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-16-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By migbro

"Those parts." lol.

"Those parts." lol.
Forum: Volvo S40
12-11-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By migbro

Good advice but some people are...

Good advice but some people are difficult/impossible to help. MunkeeBoy bought four new (possibly wrong) rims as a result of one out of balance wheel and wore his front brake pads down to the...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-06-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,348
Posted By migbro

Very frustrating. You should call PRW and tell...

Very frustrating. You should call PRW and tell them they owe you a new engine.

Over my many years of wrenching I've become very conservative about the parts I install. OEM or a verified...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-05-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,348
Posted By migbro

It's a Chinese water pump in a fancy box. ...

It's a Chinese water pump in a fancy box.



Volvo is very proud of their parts.
Forum: Off Topic
12-04-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By migbro

You are 100% correct. These guys are lazy and...

You are 100% correct. These guys are lazy and disrespectful. Just blow them off and don't look back.
Forum: Volvo S40
12-04-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By migbro

I emailed and asked IIRC. They must have a...

I emailed and asked IIRC. They must have a warehouse full of them.
Forum: Volvo S40
12-03-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By migbro

You're the perfect customer then. ES6T is a...

You're the perfect customer then.

ES6T is a Volvo technician so you're getting the party line there.



Easy. Finding the electrical problem is a PITA that involves actual work from a tech...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-03-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By migbro

Scary Brembo, made in eerie Italy. I don't...

Scary Brembo, made in eerie Italy. I don't remember what I paid for shipping.
Forum: Volvo S40
12-03-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By migbro

Yes there's resistance. As in - clunk - and you...

Yes there's resistance. As in - clunk - and you can no longer turn the crankshaft by hand. If you want to be certain take the spark plugs out so there's no compression and then any resistance you...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-02-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By migbro

I bought the same Brembo rotors for my 2000 V40. ...

I bought the same Brembo rotors for my 2000 V40. Found them for $13.49 each (fronts) and $11.25 (rear) at swedishautoparts.com...
Forum: Volvo S40
12-02-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By migbro

On the bright side, at least you didn't pay...

On the bright side, at least you didn't pay someone to mess up your car.

Whenever the timing belt comes off, when it's back on first thing you do is turn the crank pulley two revolutions by hand...
Forum: Volvo S40
11-24-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By migbro

A bad brake booster will typically make a hissing...

A bad brake booster will typically make a hissing sound as air leaks at the pushrod seal.
Forum: Volvo S40
11-21-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By migbro

I think that's optimistic. OP's a neophyte. In...

I think that's optimistic. OP's a neophyte. In the rust belt a sway bar end link can be a PITA. You need a torch and an impact wrench to make this job a 2.
Forum: Volvo S40
11-12-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By migbro

Whale tail, pinstripes, throttle body spacer,...

Whale tail, pinstripes, throttle body spacer, cold air intake will get you about 30 HP.

For fluids I like gasoline. Works well in mine anyway.
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