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    I once had a piston like that. Oldsmobile V-8...

    I once had a piston like that. Oldsmobile V-8 that swallowed a screw.

    I replaced the head. Piston looked fine. Just a bit scratched up...not quite as gouged as yours.

    Engine threw a rod 50...
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    Geoff - first, when folks recommend that you use...

    Geoff - first, when folks recommend that you use VIDA/Dice, you should listen. Your code reader, despite its claims, doesn’t cover even a fraction of what VIDA does. You may have a UEM, CEM, or REM...
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    Sounds like the head unit is bad. A used unit...

    Sounds like the head unit is bad. A used unit would be the way to go. Make sure itís the same year (for both color and compatibility).

    A place like Erie Vovo, which has a huge selection of used...
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    Dana - your car has an ďAngle GearĒ or forward...

    Dana - your car has an ďAngle GearĒ or forward differential.

    It has gear oil in it. 75w90 synthetic. It can leak, which destroys the unit. Very expensive.

    Itís easy to overfill. Itís...
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    Congratulations on the new car! I still miss...

    Congratulations on the new car!

    I still miss my 850 wagon...great car...mine was red, too...

    So, no idea on the key, sorry.

    I would stick with halogen fog light bulbs. They are common...
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    I simply found a matching color wheelskins and...

    I simply found a matching color wheelskins and wrapped it in that. A bit thicker, but the wheelskins has held up for many years and is very nice quality.

    https://wheelskins.com/
  7. Ah. Now I see. Iíve got the old style. The new...

    Ah. Now I see. Iíve got the old style. The new style clearly has an o ring.
  8. Thereís an o-ring? I donít recall ever seeing...

    Thereís an o-ring?

    I donít recall ever seeing one...
  9. I had forgotten about this post. Yeah...two......

    I had forgotten about this post.

    Yeah...two...

    Now, three!

    I bought the 2001 T5 with 75,000 miles on it last year. Went through it nose to tail to give my son as his first car. Since he's...
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    Pretty certain they mean the copper anti seize...

    Pretty certain they mean the copper anti seize...
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    902490259026I installed one on the 2001 T5. Itís...

    902490259026I installed one on the 2001 T5. Itís a car that I rebuilt for my son. He likes it. I donít think I could stomach it for long drives.

    Sounds great when you get on it, but, ugh, the...
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    Iíve seen it in my local foreign car parts store....

    Iíve seen it in my local foreign car parts store. Should be good.
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    Very clever - that C-clamp is the third hand I...

    Very clever - that C-clamp is the third hand I was desperately needing...
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    Thatís the kit. All you need to replace the servo...

    Thatís the kit. All you need to replace the servo cover.

    Now, you WILL need a good set of snap ring pliers to install it. Installation isnít easy, you lever off another point on the transmission...
  15. When you did the inner boot, did you place the...

    When you did the inner boot, did you place the tripod joint back in the same precise relationship in the housing?

    If you're off, i.e. if the tripod joint goes back in the housing, but rotated 120...
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    You're correct. Should be either an A letter or...

    You're correct. Should be either an A letter or no letter. 2001 was a no letter. Both my 2002 are an A letter.
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    If the pads are worn, and youíre going to get new...

    If the pads are worn, and youíre going to get new pads, then I would get new rotors.

    Worn rotors, even when turned (and you just turn them so that new pads will bed properly) are nowhere near as...
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    That looks like my write-up. I sent you the...

    That looks like my write-up. I sent you the whole document via e-mail.

    Only ONE solenoid needs to be swapped from a GM body - the S5. There are five gear solenoids, and three big solenoids. On...
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    I had your same problem nearly 10 years ago. The...

    I had your same problem nearly 10 years ago. The Volvo dealer quoted me $6,200.00 to replace the transmission. I couldn't afford that. So, I bought the ATRA rebuilder's manual for the...
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    Your math is faulty. Valve body: $490 from...

    Your math is faulty.

    Valve body: $490 from Amazon
    Good butt connectors (4): $3
    Fluid (4QT): $28
    RTV: $6

    Swap the S5 solenoid from the old valve body onto the GM body: free

    Remove the B5...
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    Yep. Sounds exactly like my two cars, hot...

    Yep.

    Sounds exactly like my two cars, hot fluid works poorly, and a fluid flush helps, for a bit....

    The valve body rebuild fixed them up. If you choose the valve body route, you can do a new...
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    For me, I used a .30 caliber bronze brush (gun...

    For me, I used a .30 caliber bronze brush (gun cleaning tool) on a flexible wand to clean the port from above. It's a tight turn in there, you can't really see what you're doing, and the brush had a...
  23. Not only a scan tool but VIDA. I once...

    Not only a scan tool but VIDA.

    I once disconnected the Climate Control Panel to replace a radio. Connected the battery back up to check radio function.

    Same mistake that you made; module...
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    I don't think you should be modifying your car......

    I don't think you should be modifying your car...

    Your list has some incompatible parts and some statements that concern me...

    Torsion bars? You mean sway bars?

    2.5T?

    Are you certain?
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    Well...so did my Volvo dealership. So, facing...

    Well...so did my Volvo dealership.

    So, facing a choice of their estimated $6,200 repair (for a rebuilt transmission), I began by buying the ATSG AW-55 book:...
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