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Mercedes CLS55 AMG W219, iCarsoft Diagnostics v3.0

A DIY mechanic wants and needs to know all about their car, and a proper diagnostics program/unit is therefore invaluable. I opted for the iCarsoft Diagnostics unit v3.0. I will probably look into Xentry/DAS in the near future, but having this small powerful device in the car is a godsend.

Its powered by the car, so essentially hassle free! Don’t forgot to update the unit using the software on the iCarsoft website.

All CLS55 AMG pictures here in my Google Photos album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6SP5PFAUXCqanoSX9




NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Raceway Venray 07/14/2019

Visited the Raceway Venray last weekend to see the NASCAR Whelen Euro series. I always wanted to see NASCAR and I got lucky, as the Raceway Venray is only a 20 minute drive away from my home.

Enjoy this small compilation I created from that day. Filmed with a LG G5 smartphone. Image & sound have not been altered in any way.

Loris Hezemans claimed victory this day during the 9th race of the Euro series.

RacewayVenray.com > https://www.racewayvenray.com/nieuws/21298-1314-juli-nwes-supercup-national-hotrod-op-raceway-venray

Program > https://www.racewayvenray.com/files/1day-schedule-nwes-supercup-national-hotrod-14-jul-2019.pdf

Also check some of the pictures I shot that day. Full set here > https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyramdin/albums/72157709640539371

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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 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 Modified Center Silencer

When I had the OEM exhaust, I wanted to have the center silencer removed, as the OEM exhaust is very good in keeping the car silent. But this car needs to make a little noise, so I decided to modify the stock middle pipe.

Gives a little bit more sound, without being to loud.

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer
Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer
Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

Also weighed it, and it weighs a mere 6.7KG .

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer



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 Repainting All The Trim

When I bought the S80, it was evident that the plastic trim had seen better days. So I decided to spend some time and repaint it black. As expected, it transformed the car tremendously. I highly recommend this!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!