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[RWD] [200] She Turned 350,000 Today !

Wow, I just had to sit there a minute, and look at the odometer. I have friends and co-workers who are in debt, and change cars like underwear, and this car still runs smoothly, just like when she was new. This car has never had a lien on it, and with the ease of maintenance, has been a gift, as far as saving money. I'm half way to my next goal of reaching 400,000 miles. That's all, just reflecting on what a great car this has been. -- If it needs to be maintained, repaired or replaced on ...

[RWD] [900] [1996] 1996 4 door 960 - we are NOT thinking of buying this car: Jetta has a blown radiator hose!

Dear Evpraxia, Hope you're well. If you like 960 seats, be advised 960 seats can be installed in a 940. If the 940 does not have power seats, in this site's FAQs, there's a step-by-step guide showing how to bring power to the front end of the outer seat track. While doing this seat swap is time-consuming - and requires lifting the powered seats, which weigh about 60 pounds - the 960 seats will work perfectly. Hope this helps. Yours faithfully, Spook

[RWD] [900] [1996] 1996 4 door 960 - we are thinking of buying this car

I love 960 wagons, own two of them ('95 and '97), and think unless you have a very good reason to own one, you'd be nuts to get involved this late in the learning curve...

[RWD] [200] [1991] Front Wheel Alignment (Toe only)

Keep us posted on the battle by updating your thread. Most all of us car lovers go through this, and because it is governed by state law, there are many outcomes. Be nice if the ignition key theft interlock had a "center wheel" position... -- Art Benstein near Baltimore The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. -Andy ...

[RWD] [200] How to keep oil off your engine mount during oil change -- a solution!!

I made a "funnel" out of the top of a 2L plastic bottle. The bottom of the bottle is cut off at an angle up the side. It then fits right under the filter with room to twist off the filter. Then, the top still has the cap. Once the oil is drained, I have all the drained oil in the upside down bottle. I can then empty the upside down bottle by removing the cap with no messes. Works for me. For the fun of Volvos, Mike -- '92 245DL, '90 760 GLT

[RWD] Idle issues on '92 740GL Regina (this is a puzzler)

Check the throttle position switch and make sure it is "clicking" into idle setting when you close the throttle. It's the click that tells the system that the IAC needs to keep the engine at idle speed. Simply HEARING the click may not be proof that the switch is functioning properly - checking continuity across the connector pins is a better method. The 700/900 FAQ has instructions for adjusting the switch and verifying it's functioning properly. What sort of fault codes are you getting, if a...

[RWD] [200] [1987] My pleasure, indeed

It must be leaking very badly for you to think of doing this work in today's weather much less plan actually doing it. I'd carry ATF and a sheet of cardboard before trying this with or without the slick tool on the street or driveway today. Or even pay someone... well maybe I would not go that far. One tactic you could take if your HF puller doesn't pan out: Pull the housing and cross your fingers the gasket will be as intact as mine was. Replace it with the old gasket and some of your fav...

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