We are a complete Volvo family. My father owned a 1998 V70 GLT, much like this one, as my mom owned a 96' 850R, which I currently still have. I picked up this V70 in March of 2017 for $1,300 in decent shape. Although, about a month after I got it, I had noticed a major oil leak, which appeared to be the rear main seal... which would obviously require us to drop the motor and the transmission. I decided to go on with the project of taking this car apart, being that it would be a great learning experience for me. MAJOR Update 6/28/19: So.... I bent the rods on the 2.4 LPT motor and the car has been in the shop since January. I was able to get a donor 2.3L HPT motor and I ended up doing a COMPLETE rebuild on it, and it was just very recently finished. Here is the write up of every mod on the car as it sits. . ENGINE/TRANNY MODS - Fully rebuilt 2.3L B5234T3 HPT motor (new rings, main bearings, etc.) - Rebuilt head (30k on it) - Forged H-Beam connecting rods - 96 850 N/A Cams - 3" Throttle body - M56H manual transmission swap - Spec Stage 2 clutch kit (rated 430 ft lbs) - Snabb drop in intercooler - Snabb RIP kit - 3" OBX downpipe with cat delete - 2.5" OBX cat back exhaust - OEM TCV - TD04HL-16T turbo (TD05-20g coming very soon) - Sovvagn Motorwerks stage 2 tune - AEM wideband lambda control - Green giant 440cc Injectors - IPD cold air Intake - Snabb stainless shifter cable bushings - Do88/Snabb coolant hoses - New radiator and A/C condenser CHASSIS MODS - Bilstein HD front struts - Koni rear shocks - IPD lowering springs - IPD sway bars - IPD strut brace - Stoptech front rotors/pads INTERIOR UPGRADES - Kenwood head unit - Memphis 15" subwoofer with 500w amp - Suede V70R front seats - IPD gauge pillars - Glowshift boost gauge - AEM wideband gauge

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