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Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22


Volvo S60 T6



The Forum post is edited by Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22


Continued 




The Forum post is edited by Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22


Lastly


The Forum post is edited by Cornelius Coburn Dec 25 '22
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 26 '22
To put things into perspective from the cars I've owned over the years, and I only began considering horsepower for like the past decade. I went from 2.4 liter at around 150 HP which is nothing really to the somewhat sporty Sebring limited at 200 HP(some Mustangs only have 205) which I even bought and installed a rear spoiler myself for another three hundred. I wanted more though, so my next car was a Charger at 250 HP but no manual mode, although I did play around with the low '3' below 'D' to force higher RPMs.


And then of course after that it was the 5.7 liter HEMI which was between 340 and 370; the pistons probably lost a bit of compression through age and hard use though so it's hard saying, and the tranny was getting a little sloppy on some of the upshifts. I wasn't too happy about driving into a ditch at the time, but in the grand scheme of things it appears as though it was for the better.


This car is more responsive than the HEMI. It's an altogether different driving experience really. It's a six speed and the HEMI had the NAG1 5 speed. In first gear this car literally jumps forward with enough g-force to give you whiplash if you're not careful; it will put you back in the seat from any gear really.


I need to drive it some more though now that all this bullshit with Christmas is out of the way. Took a friend for a ride yesterday and heard the all too familiar "Slow down!! Stop speeding!!" with minimal depressing of the pedal, so that made feel good. I say this car is like Superman disguised as Clark Kent, and that pisses her off.

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Baphomets Dec 26 '22
Super nice! Good job, CC. Glad you hit the ditch. 
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Dec 30 '22
I did notice a slight "spider" nic in the windshield when I was sitting in the dealers lot. I picked up a repair kit and I'm waiting for the temps to get above 60 so I can fix that.
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Jan 8 '23
It's a nice ride, it goes really good. There are a few trivial things that I liked better about the last Charger, but overall I prefer the turbocharged S6. The Charger had a neat little storage for organizing coins, and the 12 V socket that I use for dashcam and charging (and also compressor) was in a little more out-of-the-way place to avoid inadvertent bumps. Everyone talks about the "comfort level" of the Volvo, and my passengers concur, but for me the 'difference' is requiring a bit of adapting. The seats feel like brand new; need a little breaking in and I still find myself tweaking the multi-directional controls from time to time.
Baphomets Mod
Baphomets Jan 8 '23
Now you've got to compare long distance travel. Like real long distance travel. Heading south.
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Baphomets Jan 8 '23
I have a feeling volvo will win that one. 
Dantalion
Dantalion Jan 11 '23
Nice Volvo! Those s60s are good cars. I had a 2002 s60 for two years. It saved my life. I rolled it 4 times and came out without a scratch. S60s are probably the safest cars you can own. They are built solid too. You can feel it when you shut the doors. It’s like closing a vault.
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Jan 13 '23

I wouldn't trade it for another Charger. There was initially an issue with ergonomics that appears to be working itself out over a brief period - a slight discomfort in the back of my neck due maladjusted posture.


I'm dying to fix that little nic in the windshield though; at this point I'll settle for a clear day, low humidity, and temps at least above forty.

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Jan 13 '23
Highway Song



Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Jan 18 '23
This new car really kicks ass, but I am being distracted quite a bit by the initial learning curve relative to my usual maintenance. Apparently there is a transmission dipstick unlike the last Charger, I just can't see it. Stopped by the dealer earlier and they didn't seem to know any more than I did. The guy did seem to agree with what I Googled about the dipstick being hidden underneath the air intake, so I guess we'll eventually disassemble and see if we can find it - I like to do as much as I can, and I'm pretty intimate with the tranny and would at least like to know the fluid level is good.


And then there is the periodic checking that lug nuts are secure, and with the lug nut covers I'm thinking I can just torque the covers without removing them which will in turn torque the nuts.

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Jan 25 '23

With the last Charger and the NAG1 five speed tranny third was the gear of choice for winding it on the back roads, but with this turbocharged straight six (that's all I know right now), and the six speed tranny it's fourth.


The thing about this "gear of choice" for backroad driving is that once you get the tachometer about halfway to the redline (65 MPH give or take) it really grunts when you hit the pedal for maximum acceleration and g-force on command.


Reiteration : Houston, this is one kick ass ride. 

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Jan 26 '23

Focus Shift



Speaking of "old people". I was out for a drive a couple days ago and this fucker pulled right out in my path and I had to quickly jerk the wheel left to avoid; it was more of a non-voluntary reaction more than anything it seems with zero time to actually process anything.


There were a couple things in my favor pertaining to the above that prevented it from turning(no pun) into a really bad day. One: The road was evidently clear enough to provided suitable traction. Two: I wasn't distracted by gadgets et cetera or anything else as I often am for a second here and there, and to reiterate, yeah, one of my first thoughts was "That would've fucked up my whole day.".


I didn't freak out over it, just casually pulled up beside the driver after, chuckling(or something to the effect) to observe the culprit behind that averted shitstorm, and yeah, some old fucker. He wouldn't even look my way, eyes dead on the road in front of him - probably in some state of malformed hazy trance like reverie although lucid enough to grab the first I-onramp they came to.


It was literally minutes prior when I was tweaking the graphic equalizer, but luckily I knew the settings I wanted so it was a brief affair



The Forum post is edited by Cornelius Coburn Mar 5 '23
Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Mar 5 '23
New Toys



I was able to pair the dashcam with the android and watch live dashcam footage on my phone, but no way to go live from there via dashcam. YouTube says my channel does not currently qualify to go live via mobile, but Facebook Live seems to work for the most part, so here's a link to that:


Facebook Live

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Mar 16 '23
Now that winter is almost over we're slowly easing our way back into mechanic mode once again. Lots of snow lately with temps around mid-forties during the day; today it did hit fifty though and that or anything above would be good. It is still a bit wet though so it's not exactly ideal but workable.


So, instead of the 5.7 liter Charger we're going to be working on this new 325 HP straight six turbocharged Volvo this time around. We did check all the fluid levels a while back and topped off where needed, and the other day we replaced the engine air filter and that was pretty easy.


Oil change is nearly two thousand miles overdue and I don't really trust anyone to work on my car these days so I'll be doing that myself shortly. Ramp it up and remove eight of those small star bolts/screws to get the dirt guard off to access the drain plug; guess I'll figure out how/where to dispose of the oil later.


Save the oil filter replacement for another day. We may need a bigger socket and a viable extension for that, and that should do it. Don't know if I'm doin' it today; just dwellin' on it and gettin' really close though.

Cornelius Coburn
Cornelius Coburn Mar 20 '23

Oil Change Day



Oil change day for my new 325 HP turbocharged Volvo. After ramping it I can already see there's panel bolts missing. The last oil change was probably at Prompto or similar. Some people just don't give a fuck about shit if it ain't theirs. Eight star bolts and a couple snaps is now probably four I'm guessing. I suppose it's faster for them and easier next time if they got less bolts to deal with.


It's my car so I'll probably replace some of the missing bolts, be careful with the torquing, and even grease it up a bit when I'm finishing, and I will have ALL parts back in place when done.


Using synthetic oil of course -  8 Qts 5W- 30 (It'l take seven or so)


Oil change day.

Cornelius Coburn
I don't know what other people do in their spare time, but I wouldn't mind takin' Anna for a ride, and then we could play a game or somethin'.
Cornelius Coburn
Busted Brake Light My Ass



So the captain goes to those cheap cocksuckers for a sticker. The same place where he bought the car the previous year, because the captain don't wanna be breakin' no laws lest he got a good goddamn reason, and those motherfuckers try and tell me I need a new brake light. It's gonna be a pretty 270 dollars when all said and done just to get the car stickered - those cheap cock suckin' dealership motherfuckin' assholes.


So the captain just figures he'll save his self a pretty penny and just unscrew and rescrew the fuckin' bulb his self, but stops to gas up on the way to the parts place and has the attendant hit the brake so he can see for his self and I'll be a motherfucker if that thing didn't actually light up.


Anyway, to make a long story short. The captain high tails it right back to those assholes and gets what he shoulda got the first fuckin' time he was there, and that's the end of that fuckin' story.

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