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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.
1994 850 2.0 bought at 32,000 miles used daily now 45,000. Still like a nearly-new car
2004 filthy polluting diesel VW
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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.
855 tdi auto.Now gone to new home in Wales.
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