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RE: '95 945T - Daily D
Can you share with me where you got the gauge bezels as well? That looks awesome!

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Courtesy of CaptainTonus and WM3.0

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Also, now with more LH chip goodness, thanks to Orie. Smile
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I was gonna ask how the chips worked out.

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RE: '95 945T - Daily D
Good to meet you man! The car looked great whether it was running lh, chipped lh or ms haha.

Thanks for letting me pick your brain about lowered iRs cars. While I was looking for your old thread I found one about using previa springs too so I might try that route


(04-04-2012 01:06 PM)blu92in99 Wrote:  Courtesy of CaptainTonus and WM3.0

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Also, now with more LH chip goodness, thanks to Orie. Smile

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(04-04-2012 01:21 PM)scottyd Wrote:  I was gonna ask how the chips worked out.
So far so good! Not a night & day difference in power, but it definitely revs a bit smoother throughout the range, and the rev limiter being moved up to 7k was much needed! Now to corner Elliott and have him burn me an EZK chip (preferrably with EGR disabled).

(04-04-2012 02:58 PM)coupid Wrote:  Good to meet you man! The car looked great whether it was running lh, chipped lh or ms haha.

Thanks for letting me pick your brain about lowered iRs cars. While I was looking for your old thread I found one about using previa springs too so I might try that route
Good to meet you too! I went digging a bit and couldn't find my old build thread for some reason, but I did find the papers on the rear springs, they were 5x11" 250lb Black Magic brand springs, from Speedway.

...and LOL! I'd forgotten that the wagon went from stock LH, to PnP MS, to chipped LH all in one day. runaway
04-05-2012 12:44 PM
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I'm hoping to find a 945T half that nice down the road. Looks great!

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Another productive weekend. This time I yanked the frame weights and firewall weight out of the car, and replaced the front lower control arms with the aluminum version. Also regreased the poly strut rod bushings with some synthetic Mobil1 grease, as they were starting to squeak.

No pics of me in action swapping the parts, I was too busy trying to get the job done. Here's the removed parts. lol

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Just got back from America's Tire. Here's a teaser pic... Wink (centercaps are at home)

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OE Polaris wheels (17x7" ET20)
Falken Azenis 722 tires (215/45R17)
Gorilla M12x1.5 chrome lugnuts
OE Volvo (McGard) wheel locks

...and I'd just like to say that I really like doing business with America's Tire/Discount Tire Direct. I went in there to buy the Falken Ziex 612 and they only had 2 in stock, so he said they'd give me the Azenis 722 for the same price. A good deal, considering the Azenis 722 are $115/each retail. Then I hit him with the printout from their http://www.discounttiredirect.com website showing the Ziex 612 at $75/each, so he price matched it. Saved $160 right there. Smile
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Ballin

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Wish those woulda cleared my brakes, but at least they're on a car deserving of them!

You owe me a beer as a finders fee BTW....

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Okay, so I was two centercaps short from a full set. Apparently the Polaris centercaps are now NLA, and the newer 'iron logo' caps are 1/4" too large in diameter to fit the Polaris wheels. Thanks to Gary and his connection at the local Volvo dealer, they verified that 1st gen S40/V50 centercaps are a direct fit.

Polaris cap p/n #3529610
S40/V50 cap p/n #30638643

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Looks great. I didn't realize until today that you had a build thread going on this car.
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freaking awesome J
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Polaris look good on everything rwd!

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you dawwwwg
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(06-01-2012 06:44 PM)miguel.760ti Wrote:  Polaris look good on everything rwd!

Ya know, they really do, don't they!

74 144E, http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=224983
90 745T, GT2871R @ 18psi on E85, MS2V3, bunch of other goodies. 13.50 @ 100.71, traction-limited.
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Nice man! Whered you find those things?
06-01-2012 11:28 PM
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In an underground lair....that you'll never find! You've already had enough of those wheels for the whole board....

74 144E, http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=224983
90 745T, GT2871R @ 18psi on E85, MS2V3, bunch of other goodies. 13.50 @ 100.71, traction-limited.
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Nahhhhh i need a few more sets
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Did a little maintenance this weekend. Didn't take many pics though, sorry. Car was due for an oil change, and it has recently been popping the dipstick out of the tube so I figured the oil separator box was getting plugged + a new dipstick o-ring was in order. Scope-creep got the best of me, but all for the better...

In tearing into the intake side to get access to the oil separator, I discovered the EGR piping to the intake manifold was pretty coked up with carbon - par for the course in my experience with these EGR equipped turbo models. So the EGR system got serviced as well; all piping cleaned out and EGR function verified.

While the intake manifold was off I decided to finally install the YoshiFab phenolic intake spacers and clean the throttle body, as well as replacing all of the OE rubber vacuum hoses with some new blue silicone hose from ATP Turbo that I had on hand.

One caveat to consider; if you plan on using the YoshiFab intake spacers and your B230FT has EGR, you'll have to deal with the EGR pipe that goes from the EGR valve to the intake manifold; once you install the YoshiFab spacers the pipe is no longer able to reach. On a previous install I had used a torch and skillfully rebent the EGR pipe to fit, but on this install I tried a different, simpler route and it worked beautifully. I took four of the thick exhaust manifold washers, stacked them two high under the EGR valve mounting bolts to space the EGR valve up. It was the perfect spacing, the pipe bolted to the intake manifold and the EGR valve like a glove.

Once that project was finished, I moved over to the exhaust side. I knew I had a slight leak coming from cyl #1 on the manifold, and once I removed the manifold it was obvious the gasket had blown out partially. My timing was good, as the other cylinders weren't far behind, and my stock manifold had a leak on the back side of the goilet area (typical 90+ cracks). Swapped on my MagnumTE-ported 90+ with some fresh gaskets, a new Volvo stainless gasket at the manifold to turbo junction, and slapped it all back together.

Next was the cam swap. Why stop at intake & exhaust right? Facepalm I took advantage of the iPd garage sale pricing and picked up a new Turbo Performance cam from them. Swapped it in, removing the old hushers in the process. Checked my clearances, broke out my valve tools and dialed all of the valve clearances to .016" cold. Tossed the stock T cam to the side; another doorstop, yay.

While the distributor was out I got to inspect it thoroughly and found no immediate signs of oil leakage, and the Bosch cap & rotor were in good shape. Replaced the two o-rings on the dizzy (no need to tear it down to rebush it at this point) and reinstalled it. Swapped out the worn stock heat-range NGK plugs for some fresh BPR7ES plugs gapped at .028" and called that good.

I turned my attention to the front of the engine now, and replaced all of the v-belts with fresh Conti belts, double-checking the dampner to make sure it hadn't spun. I did find one nut missing from the mounting bracket assembly for the PS pump, and mended that easily thanks to spare hardware. Whole lot of M8x1.25 hardware on these things...

With all of this done, I could finally change the oil. A new Mann filter and 4 quarts of Rotella T 15w-40, a new o-ring for the dipstick and fresh seal on the filler cap later, we were back on the road.
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RE: '95 945T - Daily D
Damn! Somebody was busy. How's it run now?

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Runs like a top now, though still a little rough since LH is in the initial learn for the new config. Mid-range grunt is awesome though, for what it is. Now it needs more exhaust, OBX catback with 3" dp and cat is what it's going to get when funds allow. Wink

...and just for you Scotty, i left the new hushers out. lol
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Yay! Hahahaa

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This is what selling the Gemini's allowed me to do. Ninja
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There's a Magnaflow #34006 cat to go with it, install is tomorrow morning. Gonna weld it all up instead of clamping it together (except the cat, that I'm clamping in).

No 3" downpipe yet, going to wait on that until I get whatever turbo it is that's going to replace the 13C. Not worried though, just the 2.5" downpipe-back is going to wake things up a bit, plenty for a DD.
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Is that the OBX kit?

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