Tigabu;13442 wroteWelcome, Will, and nice ride. Quite the luxury vehicle. How do you like it? Has it had any 'work' done to it? Engine bay pics would be verra tasty...
Thanks, yes it's a very smooth ride but I also have a standard S90 and I actually prefer driving the standard model most of the time. The Executive's acceleration is a little sluggish in comparison, I've been told the longer drive shaft is partly to blame.
Photo of the engine bay posted, apart from the addition of plastic covers over the ABS unit & coolant tank (standard on 960 up to 1993) and over the AC receiver drier (standard on 960 in 1991) everything else is standard.
Mechanically it's stock standard, only thing I've changed was swapping the Mercurius rims for Uranus.
Electronically I've added a few equipment / accessories that are factory pre-wired, as well as changing to different market specs. Here's the list
- added "Volvo Guard Alarm 2.2" alarm & remote locking (pre-wired)
- added electric headlight beam angle adjustment system, dash switch & motors behind headlights (pre-wired, need to swap headlight units)
- added UK market spec "Dim-dip" day running light, low beams turns on automatically but a lot dimmer when operating as day running lights (pre-wired)
- added front & rear heated seats (pre-wired, rear seats had heating elements already fitted)
- changed to Euro market spec rear fog light switch, has built in relay & permanently turns off rear fog light when power to the headlights are interrupted, this is to prevent rear fog light being "accidentally" left on.
- changed to German market spec bulb failure warning sensor/relay with built in brake light integrity check feature, bulb failure warning light on the dash stays on after engine start, only extinguishes when brake pedal pressed & all brake lights are working.
- changed to 1999 onwards S/V/C70 headlight relay with "follow me home" feature, flashing high beam with the engine off turns on the low beam lights for 30 seconds.
I also have a set of Japanese market spec exhaust temperature warning system (temperature probe sensor & relay) waiting to be fitted. This turns on a warning light on the dash when exhaust temperature exceeds 850 degrees C. It's also factory pre-wired, and the warning light on the dash is actually built into the instrument cluster on Volvos worldwide from late 700 series onwards but only used on the Japanese models. I just need to replace the exhaust system with one that has a mounting bung for the probe sensor.