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Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Shift Gaiter

Replaced the tatty old shift gaiter with a new universal one. Lubed up the shifter mechanism, happy days 🙂

Forgot to take an result picture 🙁

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Shift Gaiter


Volvo S80 2.4T OEM Rubber Floor Mats

Ditched the old floor mats and bought me some original Volvo rubber mats. They might not look as nice, but they are far sturdier and they are much easier to maintain.

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM Rubber Floor Mats


Volvo S80 2.4T PCV DIY Repair / Service

Repaired / cleaned the PCV circuit as I saw a lot of oil in the pressure circuit (also see my previous post: http://www.ducked.nl/blog-entries/volvo-s80-2-4t-dirty-clean-turbo-coldside/ ).

Did a little research and the PCV system is almost always the culprit for such issues.

Decided to buy a complete system although ended up cleaning the existing system and only replacing the oil seperator. The tubing was quite some work, I will save that for another time.

Volvo S80 2.4T PCV Repair

Volvo S80 2.4T PCV Repair

Volvo S80 2.4T Clean Valves :)

Volvo S80 2.4T PCV Repair

Volvo S80 2.4T PCV Repair


Volvo S80 2.4T Dirty vs New Airfilter

Replaced the air filter. This is what a dirty airfilter looks like.

Change it on time, so your car keeps performing at peak efficiency!

Volvo S80 2.4T Dirty vs New Airfilter


Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Decided to paint the calipers for extra flair and to be honest it looks way better than that rusty brown color.

Bought some MHW Daytona Yellow paint and combined it with the yellow Prancing moose shield.

Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Volvo S80 2.4T New Volvo Hubcap Stickers


Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Bought me some yellow Prancing Mooses / Moose decal as it’s a Volvo thing to do 🙂

In the meantime, they have been replaced by black “carbon” units, which look better. This will be shown in a later post.

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal



Volvo S80 2.4T Status Quo 25-06-2018

My Volvo S80 2.4T Wasa Limited Edition as it sits per 25-06-2018 (which is already a little while ago!)

Looks different in the meantime, but I just wanted to share this shot.

Volvo S80 2.4T Status Quo 25-06-2018


Volvo S80 2.4T Soundproofing

When I last performed maintenance to the window sliders, I noticed the doors had not been soundproofed yet. Bought me a big mat on Aliexpress and went to work today.

Door card removal is very easy on the Volvo, so I was done in a very small time frame, which is always nice. The impact of such a simple thing like soundproofing is always noticeable, as the resonance from the tinny doors are removed, which allows for better sounding music + less cabin sound/drone.

Highly recommended & easy to do yourself!

Volvo S80 2.4T Soundproofing

Volvo S80 2.4T Soundproofing


Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

I had some Flyeyes wrap hanging around and decided to test it on the running light and the indicator side lights.

I forgot that I had some black wrap lying around and started off with anthracite wrap, which I re-did in the end. Very happy with the results, and it customizes the car a little bit more, which is exactly what I want 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping


Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Lower Gearbox Mount

My original gearbox mount was shot and I decided to replace the mount with a brand new reinforced polyurethane mount, which tightens up the shifting and allows for less engine movement, which is better for the exhaust.

One disadvantage, the cabin has added drone due to extra vibration. But the advantages outweigh the one disadvantage, so for me it’s a keeper!

Volvo S80 2.4T DO88.se Intercooler hoses

Closeup view

Volvo S80 2.4T PU Gearbox mount

Old vs New. The mount should not be able to move like that 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T New vs Old Gearbox mount
Volvo S80 2.4T New vs Old Gearbox mount

And this is how it looks under the engine. Easy job, 2x 14mm & 2x 18mm nuts.

Volvo S80 2.4T PU Gearbox mount



Volvo S80 2.4T Hella Style Horns

Wanted to see if the Hella style horns would fit the S80. First I painted them white (they were green). Mounting them was easy, but the front looks messy with the horns mounted, so I decided to remove them again.

Volvo S80 2.4T Hella Horns mod (white)

Volvo S80 2.4T Hella Horns mod (white)

But this looks better to be honest…

Volvo S80 2.4T Front view



Volvo S80 2.4T Do88.se Blue Silicone Intercooler Hoses

Replaced some old deteriorated intercooler hoses with new fresh Do88.se blue silicone hoses, which do not collapse anymore. I solved a hiccup when flooring the car from low rpm (due to sturdiness of the new hoses).

Volvo S80 2.4T DO88.se Intercooler hoses

Volvo S80 2.4T DO88.se Intercooler hose

Volvo S80 2.4T DO88.se Intercooler hose

Volvo S80 2.4T Old vs New Silicone hose

Volvo S80 2.4T Old Deteriorated Rubber hose

Volvo S80 2.4T DO88.se Silicone vs OEM Turbo hose

Volvo S80 2.4T Silicone Intercooler hose

Volvo S80 2.4T Silicone Intercooler hose

Volvo S80 2.4T Engine Bay




Volvo S80 2.4T Polybush Gearbox Mount

My front gearbox mount was shot. Found a polybush replacement part which is a easy swap. Remove 4x 18mm bolts, swap the part and tighten the 4x 18mm bolts. Noticed a big improvement in pickup and shift handling. The engine/gearbox is able to move much less, which helps in driveability.

Volvo S80 2.4T PU Gearbox mount

Volvo S80 2.4T New vs Old Gearbox mount

Volvo S80 2.4T New vs Old Gearbox mount

Volvo S80 2.4T PU Gearbox mount




Volvo S80 2.4T Trying Out An Open Cone Filter

I wanted to try an open filter, to hear the induction sound and the blowoff sound. I went with a big velocity stack type filter. Although it sounded nice, I already reverted it and went back to the original airbox.

Volvo S80 2.4T Fitting a Velocity Stack Open Cone Filter

Volvo S80 2.4T Fitting a Velocity Stack Open Cone Filter

Volvo S80 2.4T Fitting a Velocity Stack Open Cone Filter

Volvo S80 2.4T Fitting a Velocity Stack Open Cone Filter

And it looks like this again

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM Airbox




Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing Window Sliders

Easy mod with big results. If you have a Volvo with a choppy window, 9 out of 10, it will be the window sliders. They are quite easy to replace though. Tip: buy them on Aliexpress for cheap!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repairing Window Mechanism

Volvo S80 2.4T Repairing Window Mechanism

Volvo S80 2.4T Repairing Window Mechanism




Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing vacuum lines with Silicone Hoses

A highly recommended repair / modification for all older Volvo owners. Replacing the old rubber vacuum lines with strong durable silicone hoses. I bought 3 color hoses (red / black/ blue) as the original hoses also have color stamps on them. Old rubber hoses deteriorate from heat and moisture and will fail over time. Replacing them with silicone hoses ensures a proper running car!

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing Vacuum Lines




Volvo S80 2.4T Converting HU-801 to Single DIN / 1DIN

I was missing the option to play my own music using a iPod Classic interface, so decided to convert my HU-801 Volvo headunit to my trusty Pioneer 1DIN / Single DIN using a fascia plate and some converter cables.

I like the original look better, but the functionality of the Pioneer outweighs the look a couple of times, which makes it a no-brainer for me.

Volvo S80 2.4T 1 Din fascia with ISO cabling

Volvo S80 2.4T Work in progress...

Volvo S80 2.4T 1 DIN fascia with pioneer headunit




Volvo S80 2.4T Trunk Spoiler

Upgraded the rear with a trunk spoiler (stick-on type) and it looks quite OEM, which I am very pleased with. Doubt it will give me any extra noticeable downforce, but it looks the parts 🙂

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Volvo S80 2.4T IPD Polybush Upper Engine Stabilizer

Cheap and easy mod for a little bit more stability, polybush inserts for the upper engine stabilizer.

Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Upper Engine Stabilizer




Volvo S80 2.4T Upgrading Interior Lights with LEDs

To modernize the car and make it more future proof, I decided the replace as much halogen bulbs with LEDs. I didn’t want the 6500k Blueish tint, but instead opted for a warmer white color, which are a little bit more white than their halogen counterparts. Very happy with the end result!

Old

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Vanity Lights LED

And New

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Vanity Lights Halogen

Upgrading the rear light dome cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster

Halogen vs LED

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster Halogen vs LED

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster Halogen vs LED

Warm white Festoon LEDs

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster

Unhooking the tab

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear Light Cluster

End result for the rear light cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Rear light cluster after LED replacements

Front cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Front Light Cluster

Volvo S80 2.4T Front Light Cluster




Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Upper Engine Mount with SuperPro Polybush

I noticed that when lifting off (like shifting), there was a lot of movement / play in the engine / gearbox. So when I inspected the upper engine mount, I found the root cause rather quickly. The rubber deteriorated and there wasn’t much left of the original rubber bushing.

Having read the other options, like fitting a polybush, I went with the SuperPro version which looked like a good bit of kit. Mounting the new polyurethane kit was quite a breeze. Fortunately, the original bushing has a plastic ring 🙂 The SuperPro kit consists of 2 pieces, which makes the mount very easy to replace.

Result: a much better shifting car, putting the power down goes a lot better now. I will also replace the bottom gearbox mount with a polyurethane version soon.

Very easy job to do at home. This also applies to the S60 and V70, as these are quite identical.

Broken upper engine mount…

Volvo S80 2.4T worn engine mount

Tearing it down

Volvo S80 2.4T Removing the Upper Engine Mount OEM bushing

Volvo S80 2.4T Upper Engine Mount shot OEM bush

Comparing old to new

Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Upper Engine Mount vs OEM top view

Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Upper Engine Mount vs OEM side view

Et voila!

Volvo S80 2.4T Polyurethane Upper Engine Mount completed




Volvo S80 2.4T Chrome Side Indicators

Small modification, getting rid of the fried egg look and replacing them with Chrome / Amber versions does the front of the S80 good. Cost a small amount and looks much cleaner.

Before…

Volvo S80 2.4T Fried egg stock amber bulb

After 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T Chrome indicator bulb




Casio G-Shock Dee & Ricky Limited Edition

Na een tijdje zoeken eindelijk gevonden, ik had al bijna de stap gezet om actief op eBay te gaan bieden, simpelweg omdat het horloge (nog) niet in Nederland verkrijgbaar was. En toen was het eindelijk zover, bestellen, wachten en en en…Eenmaal uitgepakt is hij nog vetter dan op de foto’s die ik tot nu toe had gezien.

Voor diegenen die nog niet bekend zijn met de Casio G-Shock horloges, het is de robuuste serie van Casio. Je zal het niet meteen zien aan het design, maar het horloge zit vol met snufjes. Zo is de kast gemaakt van Resin, verlichting wordt verzocht door een gele LED, die ook automatisch aan kan gaan als het horloge naar het gezicht wordt gedraaid, is het horloge waterdicht tot 200m, wordt er zowel digitaal als analoog de tijd gedisplayed, heeft het horloge een zwart en wit LCD scherm, is het horloge schokbestendig en o.a. voorzien van JIS Class Level 1 bescherming tegen magnetische invloeden.

Foto’s zijn geschoten met een Nikon D300 i.c.m. Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8. Belichting door een Nikon SB-800, aangestuurd door een Pocket Wizard en geshaped door een Snoot + grid.

Casio G-Shock Dee Ricky Limited Edition #1

Casio G-Shock Dee Ricky Limited Edition #2

Casio G-Shock Dee Ricky Limited Edition #3

Casio G-Shock Dee Ricky Limited Edition #4




Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S | Review

Een tijdje geleden is de nieuwe 50mm prime van Nikon uitgekomen, ik heb het uiteraard over de AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. Een snelle 50mm prime, die al bestaat sinds de jaren ’60 en vorig jaar opnieuw is uitgebracht. Voor fotoapparatuur heb ik de lens gereviewed, lees de hele review hier: Fotoapparatuur.nl – Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S | Review.

Hieronder een aantal quotes uit de gehele review:

Nikon loopt al een tijdje achter wat betreft de primes, met de komst van de 50mm f/1.4 AF-S en de nieuwere 35mm f/1.8 AF-S lijkt Nikon aan een nieuwe opmars te zijn begonnen. Nikon vierde het 75 jarig bestaan van Nikkor objectieven met de introductie van het 50mm nieuwe objectief. Hoe presteert de nieuwe 50mm in de praktijk?

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S Minimum Diafragma

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S Minimum Diafragma

De eerste indruk was positief, de 50mm AF-S is gebouwd in een harde plastic behuizing, die is afgewerkt met de bekende Nikon finish, die ook wordt gebruikt op de DSLR bodies. Het eerste wat opvalt is dat het objectief aardig licht aanvoelt. Volgens de fabriekopgave weegt de 50mm 280 gram, waarbij de AF-D versie 230 gram weegt en de 50mm f/1.8 de kroon spant met slechts 155 gram.

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S Zonnekap

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S Zonnekap

Met de nieuwe 50mm AF-S f/1.4G heeft Nikon een interessant objectief uitgebracht. De toevoeging van de Silent Wave Motor zorgt ervoor dat de focus snel en stil verloopt. Daarbij kan dit objectief zonder problemen worden gebruikt op een D40 / D40x of D60. De optische prestaties vallen alles behalve tegen, al zal er wel gelet moeten worden op de aanwezigheid van CA. De onscherpte wordt erg netjes afgehandeld en is een plezier voor het oog.

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S Testshot

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-S Testshot