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Fred's 1994 Volvo 940 Wagon 
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Daily driving it this week, today I parked badly (half way in two spots, no markings, but...) and came back to find this: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0186285056

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Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:29 pm
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Cleaned the rare polaris wheels on this tonight while I had the hose and wheel cleaner out: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1954898945

After, before, after:

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:01 am
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Took this for a gentle spin last night to pick up my spare Suzuki keys from a friend. I actually enjoyed driving it in a cruisy comfy kinda way.

Lower + up torque + fix front doors + respray + wheel restoration = win?

It's certainly at the bottom of the mod list, however it also has a squirter block in it that I'd like to use for another car. Which would require swapping something into this first.

And the lawn got mowed/weed whacked next to it, so the whole left side needs a clean.

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:00 pm
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Minor upgrade today, leaking oil filler cap removed, cleaned up, and seal replaced with a nice new IPD Viton one:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3081589760
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0667197440

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No before shot of the leak mess, sorry.

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Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:02 am
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Did the big coolant flush job on this yesterday!

Started with some weak caustic soda solution.
Then rinse.
Then strong oxalic acid solution for an hour of driving.
Then rinse
Then washing soda.
Then rinse, and rinse again.
Then pulled it all apart.
Found that the tstat was BROKEN not absent! :-D
Cleaned up the housing and head and another tstat and installed that with a new seal.

Still apart now... but only insides of 3 hoses to clean and it can go back together.

Tweets/pics:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5507475456
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TODOs:

Brake and/or tail light bulbs left side
Pick up and install left corner market light
Clean flame trap and oil/air separator (seal leaks, idle high because hose off to lessen leak)
Replace power steering pump and flush out lines (whining under load and at high RPM, heavy load on engine, not happy)
Lowering springs... OK, this isn't needed, but it would complement the look of the Polaris wheels... :-) Even my WOF man was asking me about them "are they factory" and saying how much he likes the look.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:59 pm
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Cleaned the hoses and chucked it back together, doesn't over-cool now, however I think the 87 tstat is too low for the fan settings as the movement on the gauge is wider than I'd hope for from motorway cruising (lowest, about 1/4-1/3 from end to end) and idle fan on point (about half way).

Relevant tweets from today:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5567607808
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4039863296
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5991436288
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2105569280
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6402679808

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Reduced the idle back to a sane-ish 1k no load, 750ish in drive/reverse. Will be ultra low cold now, so next fix will be the idle valve that clearly isn't happy.

See previous post for more stuff to do...

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