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Operation Pig Iron: Volvo 740, interior clean up pg 7.


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#181 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

Omg, it didn't rain today!!

It's been dry and quite nice out today so I got the spaners out.
I couldn't be arsed getting too dirty today so decided I'd concentrate on the cooling system. I drained out the old coolant which actually wasn't as bad as I'd first thought. There's definitely been a stop leak additive in it though, it had left a gungy residue behind so I've flushed it out as best I can and thoroughly cleaned out the header tank as there was a lot of it in there.
I've also taken the thermostat housing off, replaced the thermostat and cleaned up the housing as this had a lot of scum and crystallised antifreeze inside it. Both the bolts that hold it on have been cleaned up and coated in grease to make it come apart easier next time too.
Finally I've completely replaced the radiator for a brand new one. Everything came apart and went back perfectly and I've cleaned out the crossmember under the rad while it was out.
Everything connected back up, new antifreeze added and it was run up to temperature and bled through.
Easy job but it needed doing and can now be ticked off the list.

Next job will be the oil system. Engine oil and filter, rocker cover gasket, flame trap breather element, and auto box oil and filter. Hopefully tomorrow's job if it's dry.
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:30 PM

Did some more today.
Changed the engine oil and filter. Then changed the fuel filter... Which was a right twat! It's under the floor on these and sits next to the second fuel pump in a little cage.
I unbolted the cage which revealed a very dirty and old fuel filter. All the unions were rusted to hell and took a lot of effort to free them off. Got them off in the end and put a new genuine Volvo filter back on.
This was made even more fun by the underside of the car being coated in underseal which started dissolving once the old fuel filter was undone. The leaking petrol combined with dissolved underseal left a black sticky gunk all over everything.

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New fuel filter in place inside it's little cage.

I've also checked the brakes. The rears don't look too bad, the discs look fairly new still and there's loads of meat on the pads. The caliper seems to be free too so I'm going to try to just give the rears a clean up and re use them.

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Rear brakes.


The fronts are about fucked. The discs have a big lip on them and the pads are just about worn out. The calipers are sticking/seized though so I'm going to change the lot on the fronts.

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Front brakes.

There's a bit of confusion about the parts though. By the looks of it I've got Girling calipers, I've measured the disc and it seems to be a 262mm diameter disc. However, the info on parts for Volvo's (PFS) site suggests the 262mm disc doesn't go with the Girling calipers! Instead it says I need the bigger 287mm disc? Can't be right surely? Anyone know any better?
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:29 PM

I can't help with brakes other than a "Good luck", but 287mm discs won't fit behind 14in wheels IIRC.

Also, remember: two sizes of caliper, single pot, twin pot and with or without ABS, then add in the different brake set ups... don't suppose it still has the sticker in the nearside rear door shut with the specs for your car on it?

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#184 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:52 PM

I can't help with brakes other than a "Good luck", but 287mm discs won't fit behind 14in wheels IIRC.
Also, remember: two sizes of caliper, single pot, twin pot and with or without ABS, then add in the different brake set ups... don't suppose it still has the sticker in the nearside rear door shut with the specs for your car on it?
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The stickers still there but I can't read it anymore. Looks like it's faded and got old.

There's quite a few brake combinations on these! My fronts look like no ABS, twin piston, Girling (comparing pics from Volvo OC website), with 14'' wheels. Which, if the 287mm disc won't fit behind the 14'' rim would make sense. So I must have the 262mm discs if that's the case.

I remember this being a pain in the arse on my old saloon! That one had Bendix twin piston calipers and it took a couple of go's to get all the right parts.


None of this stuff is cheap either! To completely replace just the front brake parts (calipers, discs, pads, flexi hoses) isn't far off £400!


Oh, and I've discovered my sunroof is leaking now too. The headlining is getting damp in the front left corner around the sunroof hatch. Guess the drain tubes are blocked so I'll have to find some wire to shove down the holes.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

Oh, and I've discovered my sunroof is leaking now too. The headlining is getting damp in the front left corner around the sunroof hatch. Guess the drain tubes are blocked so I'll have to find some wire to shove down the holes.


Strimmer cord if you've got some.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:01 PM

Have a look on here for the brakes you need, you should be able to work it from the size and pictures.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

Just had a quick look at the other side front brakes to see if there's anything there to confirm the set up I've got.

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This one has a brand name!
Girling system on the front.
However, I've just checked the data panel in the rear door shut now it's day time and I can just about make out a number 3 in the brake configuration box. Number 3 translates to DBA/Bendix! Not what I have!
I've no idea why it no longer matches up unless someone's swapped the front brakes for some reason? Odd.

That clears that up though so I've ordered a pair of 262mm discs and Girling front pads, all genuine Volvo parts! And I've also ordered a pair of Girling caliper slider recon kits. I've tried levering the calipers sliders and pistons back and they are moving so I'm going to try cleaning up and exercise the calipers instead of replacing them (for cost reasons!) hopefully with a clean up and the new slider recon kits they should be good enough to keep using, at least for a while anyway.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:25 PM

Weather today was nice so I managed to get the front brakes done.

The front pads were almost worn down completely and the discs both had a big lip around the edge so I got some new ones after eventually managing to find out which type of brakes I've got. There's quite a few different types and front/rear combinations on these.
A bit of shopping around revealed prices for genuine parts weren't much more than decent quality non OE stuff so it seemed stupid not to get genuine Volvo stuff. Only the best for my brick!

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New Volvo discs and pads, I also got a pair of calliper slider repair kits since they can be a pain for sticking on these. They're complete kits with new slider pins, bolts, dust boots and proper grease sachets.
The genuine discs also come with new calliper bolts too.
While it was in bits I cleaned up as much of the back plate and hubs as possible without going ott.
Both callipers were exercised and cleaned up then re greased and re assembled. Neither seem to be seized so I've also changed the brake fluid at the same time. It needed doing as the old stuff was vile.

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Old bits, all well past their best and fit for the bin.

While I was at it I found the anti roll bar links were in a bit of a state, I spotted these last time I had the wheels off and ordered a pair of new ones. Forward planning!
Unfortunately on getting the new ones out of the box I found they are in fact the wrong sodding ones!
It turns out most of these have cast iron lower arms so the bottom of the common type of ARB link has a simple bolt through a bush into the side of the arm...
My car however is fitted with cast alloy lower arms for some odd reason which means the ARB link can not be bolted on in the same way. Instead it has a pair of bushes at the top and another pair at the bottom with a crush tube in the middle. And I can't find any new ones of this type!

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It also means I've got a pair of new incorrect ones that I can't send back as I've lost the receipt!
Anyone want them cheap?
They are a pair of this type: http://www.ebay.co.u...zsAAOSwGIRXZM5j
Complete ready to use.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:44 PM

Had a bit of time again today and took advantage of it being a nice dry day by having a look at why the sunroof was leaking.
For some reason the sunroof will only open on the tilt. Trying to wind the handle the other way to fully slide the panel back just results in the thing jamming solid. I think if I try any harder something's going to get broken. No idea what happened to that.
I didn't want to risk taking it to bits to fix it either as I don't want a hole in the roof this time of year if it won't go back again.

This of course made fixing the leak a right bastard! Normally you can slide the sunroof back which reveals the four drain tubes, one in each corner.
Since I couldn't do this I instead had to strip out the interior trim from around the A pillar and drop the headlining.
The leak was only in the passenger side front corner area as the headliner was dry around the rest of it.

Once the trim and headlining was out the way I could see the back of the sunroof tray and the little drain tube, attached to this is a rubber hose held on with a jubilee clip which runs down the A post and out under the car. It was very damp up in the roof area around this so I've wiped it all out and dried it off as best I can.
Then I got a tiny socket and ratchet up there and just tweeked up all the sunroof tray bolts just in case any were loose and letting water past them.
Then I undid the jubilee clip from the hose and pulled the hose off. No sign of any crap in there but I fed some old electrical wire into the drain tube towards the sunroof tray which seemed to hit a bit of resistance at first. Waving it around and in then out seemed to clear whatever it was.
I poured a little water through it from outside the car which ran through perfectly well.

Next was the hose. Access was poor for this so I bent it down as far as I could and blew down it as hard as I could. First try and it was definitely blocked as I couldn't blow through it.
Second try and it was the same before suddenly blowing through! Again, no idea what it was but it's definitely cleared and I could easily blow through it. The drain hole in the sill was also lanced with the wire before everything was connected back up and a load of water poured into the sunroof tray.
The water runs through freely now, there's some bits of dirt and moss in it when it comes out of the sill hole so that must have been what it was?
There's no signs of leaks around the inside of the sunroof either now so I think the drain was blocked which caused the water to back up and overflow into the car, wetting the headlining in the process.

Sadly the wet has damaged the headliner a bit. The fabric has come away from the back board in a small area above the passenger seat giving it a droopy appearance. It's not too obvious with the sun visor folded up though.
I just need to try to dry it all out now, so I've left the car sat in the sun with the windows down to air it out. Not easy this time of year though! I might try an electric dehumidifier tomorrow if it's dry.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:00 AM

get some WD40* into as much of the mechanism as possible cos sunroofs can get as stiff as buggery through lack of use


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

The last few days I've had on this have been cleaning, the interior was absolutely minging.
At some point the car has leaked resulting in the carpets getting damp. This wasn't helped by the car being sat unused as it just stayed damp inside. The original Volvo plastic floor trays don't help either as they stop any sunlight or warmth getting to the damp carpet to dry it out.

So, I've removed the floor trays, hoovered out all the ingrained dirt from the carpets and left them to air dry. Every dry day I get the windows down and let the car air out. This does seem to be working as it's drying out very nicely now.
The cause of the leak was both the sunroof drain being blocked (fixed) and the footwell air vents. The gaskets for these aren't the best so any rain water that drains down the scuttle drains goes down the A posts past these vents. I've stripped out the front kick panel trims and found a tell tale water mark around the bottoms of both air vents so I'd say these were the cause.
To fix it I've simply cleaned the areas around them and run a thick bead of seam sealer around them, covering the original gaskets. Seems to have done the job so far.

The damp problem has also caused some mould around all the lower plastic trims on the seat bottoms and door entry trims. It was thick black horrible stuff.
In addition to this all the door trims, dash and other plastic/vinyl trims around the car were filthy with years worth of grime. It was really stubborn and ingrained so any normal car cleaners just wouldn't touch it. I think it looked worse because of the tan colour of most of the trim, being light coloured the dirt showed up more.
I used a small sponge with a scouring pad on one side and an old tooth brush with lots of warm soapy water and normal household Cif cream cleaner to scrub everything up. Even using this it was hard work and so far has taken me two full days to clean everything back to an acceptable standard!
Once the grime was gone I went around again with a clean cloth and clean water to wipe away any remaining dirt and cream cleaner residue.
It's come up really well now, there's still a bit more to go over again but it's a massive improvement.

I've cleaned literally everything inside the car now except the seats and carpets. The seats will need a good scrub with leather cleaner and then some conditioner which I've got ready to use.
The carpets, I'm going to wet vac but need to get the seats out first and I also need the weather to warm up and dry a bit first.

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It's not the nicest job ever, cleaning all that crud out and I was dreading doing it tbh but it's made a huge difference. I don't mind sitting in it now or touching it! It's even smelling much nicer in there too.
There's a few bits of broken trim that I'll need to replace but that can come later assuming I can find any in the right colour.

Next job will be replacing the anti roll bar links as the new correct type ones are now here and welding a couple of small holes in the floor I've found.
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

Got both the front anti roll bar links changed today, despite the weathers best efforts!
They were an absolute bastard to get off. They were also the cars originals given the branding on the underside of each of the rubbers.
The worst one was the nearside, the rubber bush on the bottom had split almost in half and they were all crushed and in a right state. The nuts were seized solid and even my electric impact gun couldnt get them undone. Eventually with lots of flames and swear words then running the impact gun in alternating directions got them free.
The offside one was easier. The top nut undid easily and the bottom one was seized solid but with the amount of force applied to undo it it simply snapped the link pin clean in half which actually made removal a lot easier.

The new ones are stainless so rust shouldn't be an issue next time. The main anti roll bar U clamps had to be removed to get the new link pins through, they seem fine as do their bushes so they were reassembled with the bolts greased to prevent seizure. The link pins come in a kit with stainless pin, 4 rubber bushes, 4 stainless cup washers and a pair of stainless nylock nuts, all very straight forward to assemble. On tightening, each pair of rubbers need tightening down to 42mm between the washers for correct assembly and I also greased the threads on the pins, just in case!

Also, the relentless pissing rain has again made the sunroof leak! I thought I'd cured this but evidently not. This time I managed to get the sunroof open properly to clear the tubes.
The sunroof had just got stuck, a quick thump downwards from outside the car had it free and working again so I poured a little water down the drain hole. It ran out under the car but was much slower to come out than the other side so I've lanced it out with some stiff wire and flushed clean water through it with a big syringe squirted hard and fast down the drain tube. All seems fine now so I'll just have to keep an eye on it.

Welding is the next job but I'll need dry weather to do that so don't hold your breath on an update for a while!


Also, if any Volvo pervs need them I have some bits up for grabs should anyone want them.

Firstly is a pair of 14'' steel wheels with tyres (about 5mm tread and in good nik) they will fit any 200, 700 or 900 Volvo.
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Also have a genuine Volvo 700/900 estate rear load area retractable cover in black.
It's the same as my tan one here:
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It's probably in better condition than mine too. Only thing you'll need is a pair of the mounting brackets for it as I don't have them.

Lastly, a brand new unused pair of anti roll bar links and bushes for the more common cast iron type lower arms.

If anyone wants any of that let me know, it'll be affordable to a shiter!
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:28 PM

I think i have somewhere a genuine Volvo rear dog guard that fits above the rear seat if it's any use?

 

It's the type that swings up and clips to the inside of the roof when not needed.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:37 PM

I think i have somewhere a genuine Volvo rear dog guard that fits above the rear seat if it's any use?
 
It's the type that swings up and clips to the inside of the roof when not needed.


Dogs. Good heavens man I don't allow animals in my vehicles! Or kids for that matter, horrible filth generating little shits!
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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

Dogs. Good heavens man I don't allow animals in my vehicles! Or kids for that matter, horrible filth generating little shits!

Fair enough.

 

I removed it from my Estate when i scrapped it and it's just sitting about


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:29 PM

Fair enough.
 
I removed it from my Estate when i scrapped it and it's just sitting about


Cheers for the offer though!
You could try putting on the Volvo OC forum? I bet someone on there would want it.
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