Cam's 850 T5 Wagon - Astrid Fringle

CamZHCam (@CamZH) Sydney, NSW
edited August 2014 in Modern
I bought me a wagon on the weekend.
I'm not sure whats wrong with it yet, but the PO said blown HG.
So far I've driven it from the front of my house to my driveway after a long and painful wait for the battery to charge...

Thanks to James it got to my place ok :)
Åska '04 S60 R + Astrid Fringle '94 850 T-5
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  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Oh , nice one!
    I like an 850 T5 , they seem to go harder than later v70s , if they go I guess!
    Maybe James's T5 motor into it if he wrecks it?
    What's the hg plan? Pics!
    cancer sucks
  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    grab the engine from @jamesinc for sure.
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    Current: 1966 120 wagon, 1970 162, 1973 164E + supercharger, 1998 C70 T5 AWD Coupe, 2001 C70 LPT Convertible, 2008 XC70 D5 LE
    Previous: 1979 242GT, 1980 262C, 1984 265GLE, 1985 740T, 1996 850R, 1996 850AWD .... among others
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    I need to compression test the engine to ensure it's all good, but it certainly seems fine. The V70 T5 pulls hard.
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    1place to start is with pulling the plugs and have a look at them.
    I let her idle for a while at home and there was no concerning plooms from the exhaust...
    but plenty of oddities in the engine bay
  • and the all important:
    Wagon on Wagon action:
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  • AshDVSAsh (@AshDVS) - Geelong, VIC
    Looks great, particularly in white.
    Needs a roof spoiler and rear mudflap removal immediately!
    Likes good coffee & motorsport. Builds stuff. Occasionally races stuff.
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  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    White is great!
    Why mud flaps Ash?
    James's electric seats go in too , be sure to get wiring from under seat plug to under dash as the pin out differs at the dash , release the wire from the plug and swap ( at either end I suppose...) Colour of wires is different too for some reason , my 850R seats went into V70 with wires swapped. See wiring diagrams. Not hard.
  • AshDVSAsh (@AshDVS) - Geelong, VIC
    edited September 2014
    Rear mudflaps always look like an after thought on 850 wagons and V70s.
    If you remove the front ones, it looks like something is missing. Personal opinion of course.
    Drivers side seat should be electric right, but not memory?? I think my drivers side at least was electric in the 850 - Its a long time ago though.
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Remember white or gold Cressida rear mud flaps?
    Now THAT is ugly.....
    Loved my Cressi....
    poor old girl!
  • Mud flaps will remain,
    Seats are a def possibility. just gotta haggle with James.
    As it is both seats in the front are mechanical.

    Pulled all the plugs last night and had a bit of a look see.
    all of the plugs looked pretty good with the exception of 3 which had a build up of crud.
    the plug holes for 3 and 4 had a reasonable amount of oil in them too.
    Idle motor was disconnected.
    After reassembly I took her for a bit of a drive.
    A bit smokey out the exhaust (oil not coolant)
    And only making 2-3psi
    O2 Sensor light is on, so need to figure out which is stuffed. (maybe both?)
    but otherwise seems to be running well.
  • AshDVSAsh (@AshDVS) - Geelong, VIC
    Outrageous mudflap statement! ;)

    Doesnt sound like 'that' much of a basket case.
    It may not have two o2 sensors either.I might just be one.

    Is it a 1994 or early 1995 car?
  • its a '94
    Just doing some reading and the Lambda light is the 'check engine' light.
    Classic n00b mistake :)
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    So now I can get to reading some blinking leds and work out what she is upset about.

    Havent been under here to see how many O2 sensors, but it might not be the issue anyway.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Hey Cam what's the VIN? I have access to VADIS if you need any assembly diagrams/part numbers.
  • great, PM'd you the VIN
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    edited August 2014
    Do not listen to that bloody Ash about mudflaps...
    I am begining to think he has baby brain..........
    Much like my chemo brain but worse!
  • Ash is worried about the mudflaps, I'd be looking at getting the rego changed!!! :P

    Looks like a nice ride though, I agree with Snoopy, the 850 I've got seems to go WAY harder than the S70T5 I had, and the V70R by a mile (as well as being more economical)
  • AshDVSAsh (@AshDVS) - Geelong, VIC
    Ash is worried about the mudflaps, I'd be looking at getting the rego changed!!! :P
    Bahaha. I didnt even see it.
    Looks like a nice ride though, I agree with Snoopy, the 850 I've got seems to go WAY harder than the S70T5 I had, and the V70R by a mile (as well as being more economical)

    This is very true. My '95 850T5 went way harder than my '98 V70T5.
    The 850 didnt seem a heap faster than the '97 S70T5 manual I had though.

    '94 and '95 850T5s all seem quick compared to others.
  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    what is the Qld mod plate for?
  • RobRob (@Rob) - Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
    edited August 2014
    Also just noticed that your car has the factory (early) RIP pipework. good score.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    @Rob the mod plate is for 7 seats
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