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Being gifted a '96 850 estate

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Old Jun 8th, 2018, 13:10   #1
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Default Being gifted a '96 850 estate

Hello, Likely very few know me in this section as V70's (an '02 and an '07) have been my cars for over 10 years. When I had my '99 I wasn't a member here.

Wednesday 6 June I went to see a 1996 Volvo 850 estate auto a husband and wife were giving away.
It has 201,XXX miles and is in pretty good shape. Having been garaged for 2 years+ it has a musty smell and is dirty. I got it running with a jump.

The engine is the same B5244S in all three V70's I've owned. It has the characteristic ticking atop only a touch louder.
If I take the car I'll throw in 15W-40 to see if quieting results but that is a chore for a later date.

What I must do tomorrow is fill the tires, see if they hold air and check the brakes. I also must see if it goes into gear. After getting it started I simply let it idle. When I touched the gas pedal it died. I had seen enough so I took my leave.

The car is about 100 miles away so I want to cover as may bases as I can. The box of tools, rags and spray stuff I've assembled is impressive. I anticipate two more trips minimum but I'm not complaining.

If there are any suggestions regarding items to check, please post them.

Thanks, Georgeandkira ps George & Nancy are the ones giving the car away.
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Old Jun 13th, 2018, 18:45   #2
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My neighbour has a gifted child, he is a pianist.
I've never heard of anyone thinking that he is an estate car.
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Old Jun 13th, 2018, 20:24   #3
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Cool A Presidential Car.

Hi Georgeandkira, Sounds like a bargain to me! The owners sound a bit Presidential to me mmmm George and Nancy??? has the 850 got Stars and Stripes Flags on the front wings? Any way I am sure you all know what you are up to,so the only sugestion I will offer is,When you go to collect "your new baby" 'Take some honey and plenty of money,wrapped up in a 5 pound note' or on your side of the pond,10 dollars? So good luck to all who sail in her! What are you calling her?

Best regards,Keith.
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