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(WCAX Vermont)   Volvo self-immolates in response to being driven to McDonalds   (wcax.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Viewer Tony Collier, Truck, Internal combustion engine, Automobile, McDonald's, American films, Renault, short time  
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3277 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Oct 2022 at 3:50 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-01 3:58:04 PM  
Now all Volvos with have the "CAUTION HOT LIQUID" warning on them. Be careful when handing them through the drive-thru window.
 
2022-10-01 4:00:41 PM  
You have to be careful when you're putting wood in the heater.

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2022-10-01 4:04:55 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: You have to be careful when you're putting wood in the heater.

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Ironically, that version probably produces less emissions than their diesel model.
 
2022-10-01 4:12:08 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: You have to be careful when you're putting wood in the heater.

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Is that Elon?
 
2022-10-01 4:13:02 PM  
Still tastes better than McRib.
 
2022-10-01 4:27:36 PM  
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2022-10-01 4:28:07 PM  
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2022-10-01 4:30:18 PM  
Stone cold BMWs catch fire a lot. Something to do with keeping a part of the emissions system on a cold car warm by periodically turning on a heater in the engine. It happened to me. My 335i hadn't been driven for 16 hours. Next thing I know, the car is history.

Potential fire risk in BMW cars: BMW recalling 1.03 million vehicles worldwide | World English News
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2022-10-01 4:35:35 PM  
That's a spicy meatball!
 
2022-10-01 4:53:26 PM  
Well, Volvo's are supposed to keep you safe, and this one kept the owner from eating McDonald's

I think we should honor this car for its nobel sacrifice
 
2022-10-01 4:55:13 PM  
The chick inside the Volvo was so hot......
 
2022-10-01 4:59:43 PM  
Happens every day, but had it been a Tesla it would be nationwide news.
 
2022-10-01 5:19:16 PM  
How many bags of gasoline did they have in the back seat?
 
2022-10-01 5:35:55 PM  
Looks like a 20 year old car.  What are the chances it has had regular oil changes?
 
2022-10-01 5:42:51 PM  
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2022-10-01 5:50:51 PM  
once a fire started in my car, in the trunk.  i put out with my bare hands.
takes a woman to let a fire get out of control
 
2022-10-01 5:51:51 PM  
Was expecting a newer, Chinese Volvo, not a Swede.

On a related note, I just inherited my mom's 1996 850 wagon (for my son). Thing hadn't been started since circa 2015, but always garaged. Put some fresh gas in it and foooom, started right up. Spent today starting to swap out coffee-colored transmission fluid and tracing inop windshield washer issue back to a farking failed check valve. Replaced it with a drip watering system T and thar she blows, fixed.

/ tackling the timing and serpentine belts next weekend. fun
 
2022-10-01 5:54:10 PM  

jsmilky: once a fire started in my car, in the trunk.  i put out with my bare hands.
takes a woman to let a fire get out of control


Oh they're gonna love you.
 
2022-10-01 6:01:28 PM  

Nick Nostril: Was expecting a newer, Chinese Volvo, not a Swede.

On a related note, I just inherited my mom's 1996 850 wagon (for my son). Thing hadn't been started since circa 2015, but always garaged. Put some fresh gas in it and foooom, started right up. Spent today starting to swap out coffee-colored transmission fluid and tracing inop windshield washer issue back to a farking failed check valve. Replaced it with a drip watering system T and thar she blows, fixed.

/ tackling the timing and serpentine belts next weekend. fun


Ah, a plebmobile. I just changed the tie rods on my wonderful classy 1997 S90
 
2022-10-01 6:08:39 PM  

MoparPower: Nick Nostril: Was expecting a newer, Chinese Volvo, not a Swede.

On a related note, I just inherited my mom's 1996 850 wagon (for my son). Thing hadn't been started since circa 2015, but always garaged. Put some fresh gas in it and foooom, started right up. Spent today starting to swap out coffee-colored transmission fluid and tracing inop windshield washer issue back to a farking failed check valve. Replaced it with a drip watering system T and thar she blows, fixed.

/ tackling the timing and serpentine belts next weekend. fun

Ah, a plebmobile. I just changed the tie rods on my wonderful classy 1997 S90


I've always liked wagons, and especially the boxiness of the Volvos. They're different. Since I've been driving it around the past week, I've also just noticed that it's been a looooong time since I've even seen another old Volvo on the street.
 
2022-10-01 6:13:34 PM  
I thought Volvos were super safe. If a Qantas jet crashes nearby, those people should probably GTFO.
 
2022-10-01 6:19:03 PM  

jsmilky: once a fire started in my car, in the trunk.  i put out with my bare hands.
takes a woman to let a fire get out of control


So the woman in your trunk caught fire. Sounds about right.
 
2022-10-01 6:35:46 PM  

MoparPower: Nick Nostril: Was expecting a newer, Chinese Volvo, not a Swede.

On a related note, I just inherited my mom's 1996 850 wagon (for my son). Thing hadn't been started since circa 2015, but always garaged. Put some fresh gas in it and foooom, started right up. Spent today starting to swap out coffee-colored transmission fluid and tracing inop windshield washer issue back to a farking failed check valve. Replaced it with a drip watering system T and thar she blows, fixed.

/ tackling the timing and serpentine belts next weekend. fun

Ah, a plebmobile. I just changed the tie rods on my wonderful classy 1997 S90


I have a 2007 S60 - a fast-enough tank.  Aside from maintenance, only thing I've needed to changed is the starter and battery.

"needed" - new sway bars, end links, strut tower braces, steel brake lines, timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, spark plugs, all fluids and filters, window tint, wood steering wheel, roof cross bars
 
2022-10-01 6:39:02 PM  

Nick Nostril: MoparPower: Nick Nostril: Was expecting a newer, Chinese Volvo, not a Swede.

On a related note, I just inherited my mom's 1996 850 wagon (for my son). Thing hadn't been started since circa 2015, but always garaged. Put some fresh gas in it and foooom, started right up. Spent today starting to swap out coffee-colored transmission fluid and tracing inop windshield washer issue back to a farking failed check valve. Replaced it with a drip watering system T and thar she blows, fixed.

/ tackling the timing and serpentine belts next weekend. fun

Ah, a plebmobile. I just changed the tie rods on my wonderful classy 1997 S90

I've always liked wagons, and especially the boxiness of the Volvos. They're different. Since I've been driving it around the past week, I've also just noticed that it's been a looooong time since I've even seen another old Volvo on the street.


I think you have the same tensioner on the serpentine as mine, tip is no special tool it works with a 3/4 ratchet or stiff one whatever you call it outside of Sweden
 
2022-10-01 7:02:42 PM  
Why are Swedish cars (Volvos and Saabs) popular in northern New England?
 
2022-10-01 7:25:41 PM  

kpaxoid: Why are Swedish cars (Volvos and Saabs) popular in northern New England?


Similar climates, I think.
 
2022-10-01 7:29:15 PM  
Crikey that looks like my model year. Guess I better keep off the McD's for a while.
Could be mouse nest - I had one on the cylinder head two years ago. At least mine doesn't have the edible soy wiring jackets.
 
2022-10-01 7:32:17 PM  

kpaxoid: Why are Swedish cars (Volvos and Saabs) popular in northern New England?


They've got a reputation for crash safety, which is nice if you live in a hilly place that gets a lot of snow. Plus, Sweden should know how to build good cars for snowy climates, right? Now, reputation isn't everything, Volvo and Saab aren't industry leaders in that regard anymore. Especially since Saab died in 2016. They're also supposed to have decent gas efficiency, which doesn't hurt.
 
2022-10-01 7:35:57 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: You have to be careful when you're putting wood in the heater.

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That's the most Russian thing I've ever seen.
 
2022-10-01 7:46:20 PM  

kpaxoid: Why are Swedish cars (Volvos and Saabs) popular in northern New England?


Rust?
 
2022-10-01 7:52:47 PM  

kpaxoid: Why are Swedish cars (Volvos and Saabs) popular in northern New England?


A reputation for safety and reliability. It goes well with a tradition of "Yankee thrift".
 
2022-10-01 8:01:46 PM  
Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.
 
2022-10-01 8:50:05 PM  

IceCube85: Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.


Good idea, because electric vehicles have never been known to blow up or spontaneously combust.  Nope. No siree.  Completely safe and benign, electric cars are.
 
2022-10-01 9:33:29 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Stone cold BMWs catch fire a lot. Something to do with keeping a part of the emissions system on a cold car warm by periodically turning on a heater in the engine. It happened to me. My 335i hadn't been driven for 16 hours. Next thing I know, the car is history.

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Glad you were out of it when it decided to burn itself up like that.
 
2022-10-01 10:50:16 PM  
We told you that coffee was too hot...
 
2022-10-01 10:54:54 PM  

Albert911emt: IceCube85: Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.

Good idea, because electric vehicles have never been known to blow up or spontaneously combust.  Nope. No siree.  Completely safe and benign, electric cars are.


Totally agree!
 
2022-10-01 11:24:33 PM  
What a burned up Volvo may look like:

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2022-10-02 7:56:25 AM  

IceCube85: Albert911emt: IceCube85: Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.

Good idea, because electric vehicles have never been known to blow up or spontaneously combust.  Nope. No siree.  Completely safe and benign, electric cars are.

Totally agree!


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2022-10-02 10:04:18 AM  

Albert911emt: IceCube85: Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.

Good idea, because electric vehicles have never been known to blow up or spontaneously combust.  Nope. No siree.  Completely safe and benign, electric cars are.


The Remac that Hammond drove kept setting itself on fire for eleven days after he'd yeeted it off the cliff.
 
2022-10-02 11:51:07 AM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Albert911emt: IceCube85: Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.

Good idea, because electric vehicles have never been known to blow up or spontaneously combust.  Nope. No siree.  Completely safe and benign, electric cars are.

The Remac that Hammond drove kept setting itself on fire for eleven days after he'd yeeted it off the cliff.


Yeah, but to be fair, Hammond crashed it with style.  So there's that.
 
2022-10-02 6:19:07 PM  

Albert911emt: Stands With A Tiny Fist: Albert911emt: IceCube85: Those gas powered vehicles sure sound dangerous.  I think I'll stick to electric.

Good idea, because electric vehicles have never been known to blow up or spontaneously combust.  Nope. No siree.  Completely safe and benign, electric cars are.

The Remac that Hammond drove kept setting itself on fire for eleven days after he'd yeeted it off the cliff.

Yeah, but to be fair, Hammond crashed it with style.  So there's that.


He always does. Not like those prosaic May crashes.
 
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