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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

Aug. 29, 2015, 10:16 p.m.
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Why? Or is that covered past the 23 second mark?

big end con rod bearing went…most likely from detonation/pinging.
Guy picking it up tomorrow for 2700 :dead:

Sept. 1, 2015, 6:12 p.m.
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this is nuts

Sept. 12, 2015, 9:25 p.m.
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Not sure what's more fun, driving up, or riding down.

Sept. 16, 2015, 2:55 p.m.
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Dear NBR… should I spend money on my truck. or sell it and find another.

Its a chevy 2500 03 model.
Could do with new tyres (maybe by next spring… they are all seasons and winter rated but probably ill end up procrastinating and buying when the snow starts falling)
But my shocks are pretty fucked, and theres a nice rattle starting to come from somewhere under the cab… engine is good though could use a gearbox service…

Sept. 16, 2015, 9:12 p.m.
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Another truck could have worse problems lurking. It sounds like its worth throwing money at so long as you like it.

Sept. 17, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
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Unless you need a different style of vehicle or are going to buy something new (or near new) keeping what you've got is the best option.

More info would help but it sounds like your truck is worth fixing. Since you haven't mentioned diesel it's probably the 6.0/4l80e combo in a 2500, solid and cheap to maintain.

Tires and shocks are regular wear items. If they're done replace them.

Rattling could be lots of things. First thing I would check is exhaust heat shields, crawl under there and see if anything is loose (obviously do this when the truck is cold). Does your parking brake work? Cables/linkage could be mangled, especially if things were rusted up and someone stomped the pedal.

The "Needs gearbox service" is the only scary part. Based on what?

Sept. 20, 2015, 12:12 a.m.
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LOL!

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Sept. 20, 2015, 1:17 a.m.
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Wow thats really bad

Sept. 20, 2015, 2:40 p.m.
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Anyone have any experience with Volvo's? I'm shopping for an AWD car and really don't care for Subaru's, at all. The XC70 or even an S60 with AWD would be a nice luxury car for my needs, but of course I should count on the opinion of NSMB before making a decision.
btw the extent of AWD needed is for winter driving and that's about it, no off pavement driving with the car - I have a 4x4 to take off the pavement when I feel like it

Sept. 20, 2015, 3:35 p.m.
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Neighbour has a couple. Nice vehicles that drive really well, but reliability isn't great a they've had wear issues that occurred earlier than expected.

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Sept. 20, 2015, 6 p.m.
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With regards to the Volvo. They are very comfy to drive and the usable room is done very well compared to other cars in its class. I had an 850 Wagon and it was nice and all it was just a little pricey for parts and some of the parts seamed to be unnecessarily complicated which added to the increase in price (flex pipe and exhaust manifold as one piece for example). Chapman motors on vancouver island seam to have a monopoly on wrecked Volvo's and know it. If you want a VolVo I would suggest one that is in mint condition and avoid one that isn't as nice as they can be pretty costly to keep a fixer upper going. I didn't have mine for long so other people might have a different view that is just my two cents.

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Sept. 20, 2015, 6:37 p.m.
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My bro had an XC70 a few years old he bought used had some issues in and out of shop BUT he liked it enough that when it died on a road trip in Kansas he went to the local dealership and bought one brand new $37,000USD with some device he can talk to his dash and can hear him on a telephone, eh?
Oh yeah and something like 5 or 10 years of free service……

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Sept. 20, 2015, 11:52 p.m.
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My friend is a genuine Volvo nut, has two S60s. He tells me that the 1st gen geartronic AT transmissions have some glitches and that the awd system on the XC models can seize up if not used semi-regularly. This either makes the XC60 FWD or can produce some noises from the chassis. the engines and suspension are quite bulletproof and can take the miles.

Sept. 20, 2015, 11:53 p.m.
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Anyone have any experience with Volvo's? I'm shopping for an AWD car and really don't care for Subaru's, at all. The XC70 or even an S60 with AWD would be a nice luxury car for my needs, but of course I should count on the opinion of NSMB before making a decision.
btw the extent of AWD needed is for winter driving and that's about it, no off pavement driving with the car - I have a 4x4 to take off the pavement when I feel like it

I know that the (mazda)Speed6 is a somewhat shared platform as some volvo's; I think mainly the s70 has a few cross over parts. From some random search line on Wiki: _Ford Focus, Volvo S40 and V50, and Mazda3 share about 60 percent of their parts and components. _

There was a rebuilt speed6 for $8500 I almost bought for a donor in Surrey. Hard to beat the torque of the MZR, turbo and awd at that price. Also, the MZR block is one of Wards ten best. Not sure if this helps one shiny bit but maaaybe?

In the event you or anyone's thinking about going the initial (06/07) Speed route, feel free to send me a pm or ask me as I've had some growing pains with it. Also, remember to search out the TSB's on any car you may be interested in. Those be the technical service bulletins, which equate to minor recalls that arent broadcast and that arent as dangerous (in theory).

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Sept. 20, 2015, 11:55 p.m.
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My friend is a genuine Volvo nut, has two S60s. He tells me that the 1st gen geartronic AT transmissions have some glitches and that the awd system on the XC models can seize up if not used semi-regularly. This either makes the XC60 FWD or can produce some noises from the chassis. the engines and suspension are quite bulletproof and can take the miles.

I wonder how the s70's suspension is. I feel like I have to replace mine again but it is close to 100,000k on the aftermarket susp. Should've went coil overs to start with sigh

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