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98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... #5428669 05/13/20 10:57 PM
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but sometimes when ya see a gem, ya just gonna go for it wink

As some of you may recall, i am taking on a new project with the BMW of doing a full body restoration.
To get to and from the rental workspace, I'll need something that can haul tools etc. as the Lexus isn't good at hauling tools
After viewing several filthy and overpriced Ford Rangers, I decided to shift my thinking and consider a wagon (heck, that's what they use in Europe after all!).

249kms (156k miles)
For a fraction of the price and a little elbow grease, I decided on this charming little machine.
Working a/c as well as full maint. records from new(and it passed the PCV "glove test")!
Heated seats still work too!
Really needs a set of tires and there's some noise in the suspension (easily addressed from info on the web).
Trans fluid still looks decent and shifts firm, yet soft. Engine is the NA inline 5.
Few electrical issues, but nothing that a little time investigating on the internet can't remedy thumbsup


onto the pics....
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Cheers!


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88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Say "no" to Turbo!
Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428701 05/14/20 12:22 AM
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Now that's a beautiful wagon! Looks very clean all around. That leather is pristine, too! I grew up with a family '97 850 sedan, and I've always liked these ever since. How many km/miles on it? Looks like it's held up very well to rust.


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2015 Chevy Silverado LT Z71 5.3 V8 50,000 mi
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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428706 05/14/20 12:38 AM
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Love wagons

Looks incredibly nice


Cars I maintain:
02 Mercedes CLK430
09 Honda Accord V6
13 Lexus RX350 AWD
02 Toyota Tundra 4x4
18 Lexus GX460
Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428771 05/14/20 07:00 AM
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Love it!

I would change all the fluids, and then, the entire PCV (Flame Trap) system. The white block engine will run forever, but the PCV system plugs up routinely, causing oil leaks and seal failures.


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428775 05/14/20 07:09 AM
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Very nice wagon. Have three V70Rs in the family, so we know they can handle carrying tools and equipment conveniently (and go fast when empty). Fold that seat down, now you (sort of) have a truck. No sunroof might be a deal killer for me, but for what you’re doing I approve!

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Originally Posted by Astro14
Love it!

Great find! Exact same car as my sister drives.

I would change all the fluids, and then, the entire PCV (Flame Trap) system. The white block engine will run forever, but the PCV system plugs up routinely, causing oil leaks and seal failures.


Agree with Astro14. Change all fluids and baseline the PCV system. Use a full synthetic oil. It will mitigate the PCV issues.

We’re having our house painted. Our painter has exactly the same car (and color). The rear seat is down with all his gear inside. His ladders are on top. He’s got 308,000 miles on it.

Enjoy!


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428794 05/14/20 07:32 AM
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Congrats on scoring a great car!


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428874 05/14/20 08:48 AM
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I miss my 850 wagon that I kept for 19 years. I first got it w/ 45k and after those years made it to 368k and gave it my wife's nephews to drive to school.

A few years later, I finally got a 98 T5 w/ manual trans fun car. They are really nice cars just keep an eye on the radiator they only last 5-6 years.

Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428941 05/14/20 09:37 AM
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You can't kill those things. My uncle used to have a black V70 (probably similar year) that he towed a boat with. LOL Thing was a tank.


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5428964 05/14/20 09:54 AM
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Great find!


Mine:
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2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5429050 05/14/20 11:27 AM
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Congrats. When I turned wrenches for a living at a Jag/Ferrari dealership I did a used car inspection on a red turbo wagon. Holy smokes what a grocery getter!


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5429173 05/14/20 02:10 PM
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Nice wagon, I like it! That one was well cared for.

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Great car, my Dad had an '01 V70 T5 with the stick...I loved leaving many in the dust in what was basically a stock sleeper.


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5429578 05/15/20 02:25 AM
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I got my 850 because of the load space...and it does other things well too as a bonus.


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Re: 98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them... [Re: Lolvoguy] #5429589 05/15/20 03:54 AM
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Had a ‘96 850 wagon many years ago - left me stranded several times, always electrical problems. Least reliable car I’ve owned.

Worst/final straw problem was, the left turn signal would occasionally (every couple weeks...) turn itself on when the car was unattended (usually overnight). Not blinking, just lit up solid, until the battery died. Replaced turn signal switch, flasher relay, both bulb sockets, never solved it, ended up removing the fuse and driving without signals! And that’s on top of fuel pump relay intermittent failure causing stalling in traffic, starter motor failure, wiper motor and wiring failure, blower motor & speed control failure, radiator fan wiring/relay failure causing overheating, etc.

It was one of the most comfortable cars I’ve ever had however, and even being automatic, non-turbo was enjoyable to drive. I sold it to a friend for a couple hundred bucks and he drove it all winter with no heat, until the engine locked up for unknown reason. Only car I’ve owned that I ended up discovering again later in the junkyard!

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