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Water pump replacement

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 5 days ago
I have noticed for quite a while that our C200T has been making quite a bit of noise, particularly at startup. It seemed exceptionally bad when I last drove the car so I thought it was time to...
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Downing Atlanta supercharger for sale

For sale · Kansas, United States
Steve95m3 posted a buy & sell 1 week ago
Selling Downing Atlanta supercharger from my '96 Z3. About 30k miles on the SC. Comes with Aguamist water alcohol injection setup which is optional to install. Also boost gauge with diode light...
johna posted a reply 5 days ago 2

Update #10 on the project Volvo V50 - problem wasn't solved after all but maybe it is now

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 2 weeks ago
In my last post 3 weeks ago I posted that the idle and stalling issue had been solved - one of the greatest days of my life. But 24 hours later the car started acting exactly the same again. I...
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Update #9 on the project Volvo V50 - one problem solved (10 to go)

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 month ago
Some amazing news... The idle/stalling issue has been resolved! I had a new theory about what was causing the problem and was now suspecting the fuel injectors were leaking or blocked, so I...

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Update #8 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 month ago
The new coolant hose arrived and was fitted relatively easy. The cooling system now seems to be leak-free. A set of Bosch spark plugs also arrived so I fitted those as well. During the test...
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Car restoration channel or house restoration channel?

johna posted a discussion 1 month ago
The automotive channels on Youtube often seem to follow certain trends, like the recent one where several channels were combining old Ford Mustang bodies with new Mustang running gear. The latest...
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Final update for my supercharged BMW 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 1 month ago
Today is the final update for the supercharged BMW 318is as it has been sold and I will be attempting to use my new (to me) Volvo V50 as my daily transport. The BMW sold very quickly - within a...
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Review of VXDIAG VCX NANO for Volvo

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
I recently bought a VXDIAG VCX NANO device which can be used with Volvo's VIDA software to communicate with Volvos from the early 2000s up to 2014 or so. The device is claimed to be compatible...
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Two month update on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 2 months ago
It has now been over two months since I bought this car. In this time I've fixed a few issues but been unable to fix what I considered the major problem which is the idle quality and stalling when...
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Update #6 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
After more research and answers on forums the PTC resistor on the PCV/oil filter housing was introduced as a new suspect. Plan was to disconnect that once the problem starts happening and see if it...
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Volvo - Ford - Mazda P1 parts compatability

johna posted a KB article 3 months ago
Putting together a list of Volvo P1 parts and their Ford and Mazda equivalents. Volvo Part Part No. Ford P/N Mazda P/N Coolant tank (2.4i) 30776151 1438913 / 3M5H8K218DG...
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Update #5 on project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
I tried heating up the electronic throttle module and a few other components and then starting the car from cold to see if the problem happened straight away. It didn't. I also ran the car...
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Update #4 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
Not much has been happening with the V50 because I have been waiting for parts to arrive. Some new wipers came in which I have fitted. I am impressed with the type of wiper attachments Volvo has...
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Update #3 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
I am waiting on a new fuel pressure sensor but in the meantime, I tried a few things. First was to try heating some of the suspected components with a hairdryer while the engine was cold to see...
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Update on the project Volvo V50 - not the news I was hoping for

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 months ago
I was hopeful that the new PCV hose would solve my idle/stalling issue but unfortunately it did not. It was fine for the first short test drive, but on a longer test drive the next day the same...
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Not much progress with the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 months ago
I'm waiting on the new rubber PCV hose to come in to see if it fixes my idle/stalling issue, although the more I think about it, I don't think it will solve that problem. I'm leaning more towards a...
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1998 BMW 318is with DASC For Sale

For sale · AUD 5,900.00 · New South Wales, Australia · Sold
johna posted a buy & sell 4 months ago
Selling my 1998 BMW 318is, Avus Blue, 5-speed manual, M44 1.9-litre twin-cam engine. Has done 310,000 km. Registration to 29 October 2020. Limited-edition Sport model which came with a factory...
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First update for my project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 months ago
My first efforts on the new Volvo were mostly cleaning of the interior to try and make it more presentable and to start getting rid of the cigarette smell. I bought a steering wheel and gear knob...
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My new project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 months ago 1 1
I have been looking for a phase 1 or 2 Volvo V40 for a long time, but at the same time keeping my eye out for other options including V50s. Manual Volvos are rare in Australia so not much comes up...
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Yet more magazine articles about driving across or around Australia

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
Around the World in 13 Days - Wheels 1977 In 1977 Wheels magazine planned a 4,000 km trip from Sydney to Perth to see how quickly a pair of competent drivers in a good car could make the...
johna posted a reply 4 months ago 1

More Magazine articles about driving across or around Australia

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
This is a follow-up post to my original post: https://carchat.org/posts/1479-magazine-articles-about-driving-across-or-around-australia?post=1486 Wings Across Australia - Wheels...
johna posted a reply 4 months ago 1

Magazine articles about driving across or around Australia

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
A trip across or around Australia is the ultimate road test and several Australian car magazines have undertaken these journeys in various cars over the years. Whiteline 15000 - Motor...
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The B is for Build Eleanor Ford Mustang project is over

johna posted a discussion 5 months ago
If you've been wondering why there have been no new progress videos for B is for Build's Ford Mustang project, well that's because it's over. Why? Apparently, Eleanor is a copyrighted movie...
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My Volvo search continues

johna posted a discussion 5 months ago
Sadly, the search for a V40 is still ongoing. I found a very good one for sale, a 1997 model T4 manual in Summer Green. It has travelled only 160,000 km and is owned by a Volvo...
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Abnormal road noise solved on my 1998 BMW E36 318is

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 5 months ago
For several years I've had a strange knocking type noise coming from my car. I've tried to solve it myself, and replaced several parts. I've also sought expert help on a couple of occasions but...
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A couple of great articles in Evo magazine

johna posted a discussion 5 months ago
I've been selling off my issues of Evo (UK) magazine because I hadn't given them more than a cursory look over since I bought them many years ago. As I was going through each issue recording...
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BMW E36 3 series buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 5 months ago
BMW Australia launched the E36 3 series in May 1991. The range initially comprised of the four-door sedan with 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine (318i) and two six-cylinder models - the 320i (2...
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BMW E46 3 series buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 5 months ago
The new 3 series models were introduced from August 1998 with the 318i and 323i arriving first, followed closely by the 328i. Only the 4-door sedan body was offered initially, and E36 hatches,...
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Brief Overview of Volvo S40/V40 2001 Model Changes (USA, 2001)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Excerpt from a 2001 Volvo USA press release with details about the phase 2 S40 and V40. S40 and V40 (Major Changes to Interior and Exterior) The remarkably successful...
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Volvo S40/V40 jacking points and using axle stands

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
According to the Haynes manual for the S40 and V40: To raise the front of the car, place the jack head underneath the braced underbody section behind the lower arm rear mounting. To raise the...
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Volvo S40/V40 in The Dog & Lemon Guide (2001 Edition)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
The Dog & Lemon Guide is a New Zealand publication with reviews of most of the cars available in NZ. This is an excerpt covering the S40 and V40 from the 2001...
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Longitude & Attitude (Car, UK, September 2000)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Magazine article comparing the Volvo V40 T4 to Alfa Romeo 156 V6, Audi A4 1.8T, BMW 328i and Vauxhall Vectra V6 wagons. From Car (UK) magazine, September...
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Volvo V40/S40 Car Test (AA, UK, August 2000)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Source: AA (UK), August...
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Volvo S40/V40 Car Test (AA, UK, June 2000)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Source: AA (UK), June...
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Volvo S40/V40 T4 Car Test (AA, UK, December 1997)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
From AA (UK) magazine, December...
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BMW E36 3 Series Brochure

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
BMW E36 3 Series Brochure, no. 5 11 03 38 23 2 1995 VM. Printed in Germany...
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BMW E36 M3 Brochure

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
BMW E36 M3 Brochure, no. 5 11 03 37 20 2 1995 VM. Printed in Germany...
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Volvo S40 and V40 T4 ­Press Release (14 August 1997)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
New addition to the family The Volvo S40 and V40 T4 are the result of intelligent industrial development and effective product development. The further development of both the existing...
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Z3 power brings new lease of life (Autocar, UK, 3 July 1996)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Article from Autocar (UK) magazine, 3 July 1996 BMW 318is coupe - On sale: now Every now and then a car comes along that represents more than the sum of its parts. The 1996 BMW...
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Room with a View (Used Car Buyer, UK, September 1999)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Excerpt from a comparison test between the Subaru Legacy, Audi A4 and Volvo V40. Volvo V40 in detail One of the best-looking estates around, Volvo's V40 has given the company a...
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S40 Shuffle (Motor, Australia, August 1998)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Article from Motor (Australia) magazine, August 1998 Story: Jonathan Hawley Photos: Warren Kirby You can't excuse Volvo of not trying. It's taken a year and numerous changes, but the...
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Car of the Year (Wheels, Australia, February 1998)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Excerpt from Wheels (Australia) magazine's annual car of the year feature in February 1998. Volvo's collaborative effort with Mitsubishi (whose Carisma shares this platform) should get the...
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Volvo S40 and V40 T Press Release (15 October 1997)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
THE VOLVO S40 AND V40 2.0 T WITH NEW TURBO TECHNOLOGY - BETTER, FASTER, MORE ECONOMICAL Thanks to effective use of new turbo technology and an advanced new engine management system, the...
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Volvo S40 and V40 T4 Press Release (27 May 1997)

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Torque, traction and temperament Already in its first year, the dynamic Volvo S40 and V40 have developed some muscles and is now being launched in the T4 version. With an exciting...
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BMW M50TU Technical Information

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. With the introduction of the 1993 E34 and E36 models, a revised version of the M50 engine is also introduced. The revised four valve, six cylinder engine is...
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BMW Australia E46 3 Series Range Brochure

johna posted a KB article 6 months ago
Australian brochure for the E46 3 series range from November 2000. Covers the 318i, 320i (6 cylinder), 320Ci, 325i, 325Ci, 330i, 330Ci, sedan, coupe and convertibles. 8-page brochure includes...
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RepoNut is back!?!

johna posted a discussion 6 months ago
After an absence of 2.5 years, "new" videos started appearing on the RepoNut channel over the weekend. If you don't know who RepoNut is, well he has a Youtube channel (https://www.youtube...
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Retrofitted rear headrests to my BMW E36 coupe

johna posted about 1998 BMW 318is 6 months ago
My car originally came with rear headrests but I broke the rear parcel shelf and replaced it with one that didn't have the holes for the headrests, and I didn't mind the improved rear vision that...
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Various BMW E36 Parts For Sale *CHEAP*

For sale · AUD 5.00 · New South Wales, Australia
johna posted a buy & sell 6 months ago
Garage clean out! Parts going cheap. If you see something in the photos you are interested in message me for availability, price or feel free to make an offer. Note: some parts may have been sold...
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