CLEARING The Final Code On My CHEAP Volvo C30 Took 4 HOURS *Shifter Blind*

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Well the cheapest Volvo C30 in the country might have only been $3,000 but it cost me well over $1,500 on parts. Not only were the parts expensive but days of labor went into getting everything right. The work paid off though, the turbocharged 5 cylinder engine was tamed with a set of new engine mounts, the turn signal doesn't randomly turn on after each bump, and the clunky suspension is once again buttery smooth. I love this quirky little car, but it's time for it to find a new home. I'm going to list it on AutoTempest then post the link here and in the comments tomorrow.
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WatchJRGo
WatchJRGo 5 ամիս առաջ
IT'S FOR SALE! www.autotempest.com/details/ag-1658439202?showDescription=1
Justin M
Justin M 4 ամիս առաջ
its so hilarious cause i could read that description in his voice
david yaroch
david yaroch 4 ամիս առաջ
Steve Stewart He’s being sponsored and the YT channel megabux. He’s already made money on the car. Quick flip gives him cash flow.
Ray Zickrick
Ray Zickrick 4 ամիս առաջ
That will be a great car for someone. @ a very fair price.
jens puttiger
jens puttiger 4 ամիս առաջ
Oh no xV
hinoki01
hinoki01 4 ամիս առաջ
Sent in a few notes from AutoTempest looking to buy the car.. Wish me luck!
vjfajardo0728
vjfajardo0728 23 օր առաջ
My side mirror is wiggling slightly on its swivel point. Is there a way to tighten that?
Karl Hirsch
Karl Hirsch 3 ամիս առաջ
These cars eat motor mounts like crazy for some reason
Jack Galbraith
Jack Galbraith 3 ամիս առաջ
Love watching your videos JR!
Ryan Dimal
Ryan Dimal 3 ամիս առաջ
That engine bay light is awesome. wow
kdmq
kdmq 3 ամիս առաջ
The car got triggered when you unhooked the head unit and stayed triggered until the battery died. The Karen car.
Ray Main
Ray Main 4 ամիս առաջ
Pretty cool ... My C30 with the automatic ran low15's at 93 mph at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City. Almost got into the 14's. that's at 4300 ft altitude. Thanks for posting !!!
Steve Arnold
Steve Arnold 4 ամիս առաջ
I'll buy it!!!
Felix24148
Felix24148 4 ամիս առաջ
Good reason to have magnetic screwdrivers
JMO!23
JMO!23 4 ամիս առաջ
This car had two options for batteries. I believe the diesel versions outside the US came with a larger battery and shorter post. I went with the larger battery and bought the shorter post so it would fit. Larger battery generally has lasted longer.
Raul0074
Raul0074 4 ամիս առաջ
Turn down for what 😂
Chris Pofahl
Chris Pofahl 4 ամիս առաջ
Oh good, it’s slower than my Vic 😂
Joseph Maloney
Joseph Maloney 4 ամիս առաջ
A task cart. A task cart, John.
Jared Alexander
Jared Alexander 4 ամիս առաջ
I appreciate the garage subwoofer.
Rob Simpson
Rob Simpson 4 ամիս առաջ
Those felt washers for the battery work awesome. I live in Canada where we get a lot of corrosion due to salt on the roads in winter and I’ve never had any battery terminal corrosion ever since I started using them 8 years ago.
AP
AP 4 ամիս առաջ
Volvo kiss of death: remove the radio without disconnecting the battery and get an SRS light that needs VIDA/DICE for a reset. That'll only cost $150 to $200 at the stealership.
unstablebobgable
unstablebobgable 4 ամիս առաջ
If I could help Watch JR Goes work on the Volvo C30 I would drink the cold Bartle Skeets and roll up the fat Woolford and get all schmoked up.
Grant -
Grant - 4 ամիս առաջ
"On todays video I work on cars with my shirt off", thats what I want to see
Jeremiah Dotson
Jeremiah Dotson 4 ամիս առաջ
I’m always impressed with how you’re able to accomplish so much with such little knowledge. Keep up the “good” work.
spooky_leftist
spooky_leftist 4 ամիս առաջ
The mirror caps just pop off?!! That fixes my whole life! The caps on my s40 are totally melted & scratched. They look horrible. So glad it's an easy fix!
John L
John L 4 ամիս առաջ
Those engines sound nice 😁
peter jones
peter jones 4 ամիս առաջ
Nice car but horrible blue interior trim
webfreakz
webfreakz 4 ամիս առաջ
burnouts on the church's parking lot :D
michael baka
michael baka 4 ամիս առաջ
Wow, this car was a snooze-fest. I'm happy for you if this is what YOU like John, but I'd rather see you getting that '67 Camaro going instead.
nissanv8FTW
nissanv8FTW 4 ամիս առաջ
volvos are shit cars. they were good in the 80s and 90s but like most they turned to shit in the 00s and up
dellstudio10
dellstudio10 4 ամիս առաջ
Good job as always brother!
Daniel Tuned EH2
Daniel Tuned EH2 4 ամիս առաջ
Who in town could redrill some hubs and rotors for a different size 😭
Camo Yoshi
Camo Yoshi 4 ամիս առաջ
Yeah never unplug the radio or climate contr when the car is on. Disconnect the battery. Otherwise the car throws a huge fit about it and it's not worth it. Lol. Just Volvo Things...
Chris James
Chris James 4 ամիս առաջ
JR you drive so bad, your passengers stay belted in parked in a garage...
Rene Garcia
Rene Garcia 4 ամիս առաջ
Hatchbacks are ugly. Change my mind
Absolute Rebuilds
Absolute Rebuilds 4 ամիս առաջ
Haha that mirror dirty!
John Ulicky
John Ulicky 4 ամիս առաջ
So there's a reason you're supposed to disconnect the battery first😂
Joey Medina
Joey Medina 4 ամիս առաջ
Denton Texas. Figured that car came from my neck of the woods.
CatiaDr
CatiaDr 4 ամիս առաջ
You missed your cue to compliment the meercats at j&j!
James Weaver
James Weaver 4 ամիս առաջ
👍👋👋👋😁
Donald Gryder
Donald Gryder 4 ամիս առաջ
do you ever notice he never help any other you tubers which would help him exponentially but only helps him self with his other friends ???????
CamaroKris Barrantes
CamaroKris Barrantes 4 ամիս առաջ
Turn down for what... And I died
Drew
Drew 4 ամիս առաջ
Quarter million subscriber top gear/grand tour style special??? You're so close!
Elmer Guzman Jr
Elmer Guzman Jr 4 ամիս առաջ
next level one liners achieved
A.J. W.
A.J. W. 4 ամիս առաջ
You do love that 3-flash! Love the Fresh Prince pun. Well played sir.
Michael Quatela
Michael Quatela 4 ամիս առաջ
Great job.
Mike Beauchamp
Mike Beauchamp 4 ամիս առաջ
I just spent 25 minutes watching a video about how to change parts I’ll never work on, for a car I’ll never own 😂 Enjoyed this series though and watching it come back to life! Hope you do more like this with AutoTempest! I’ve started using them more lately.
Brian Corrigan
Brian Corrigan 4 ամիս առաջ
And you had it in your hands! The coolant tank on these is known to break and leak at the seams. They have a low window washer sensor/warning but no low coolant sensor for the coolant tank. I'm rebuilding an 11 with a manual and I will be swapping in a new tank. Nice work all around. I'll be checking those motor mounts now. Thanks for the walkthrough.
Tyson
Tyson 4 ամիս առաջ
Glad the airbags didn't blow when you took the radio out lol
Omar Qureshi
Omar Qureshi 4 ամիս առաջ
Love the jokes on this video!!!
jakejames6
jakejames6 4 ամիս առաջ
For sale cause those F250 payments...
Griffin Badrak
Griffin Badrak 4 ամիս առաջ
I’m about to do the shifter blind on my ‘09 C70! Your video will be very helpful in the process; any tips you didn’t say in the video?
Steve Malone
Steve Malone 4 ամիս առաջ
Hooker Headers!!!!! (Just recently sold a house here in Southern California that was originally owned by a bigwig from Hooker Headers back in the 70s. The mailbox out front was built onto a stand of Hooker headers instead of a regular pole.)
Jason Grooms
Jason Grooms 4 ամիս առաջ
The "I did it" along with the look of despair made me laugh so hard I snorted and choked. We've all been there brother!
Jeffrey Adams
Jeffrey Adams 4 ամիս առաջ
def dont want a volvo after watching how crazy some stuff is put together on them
matt krisko
matt krisko 4 ամիս առաջ
Becoming one of my fav follows, like the cheap builds.
Matthew Grear
Matthew Grear 4 ամիս առաջ
I want a v60 polestar
Travis Bailey
Travis Bailey 4 ամիս առաջ
Those fluid filled mounts always fail.
shep husted
shep husted 4 ամիս առաջ
this was a total nightmare for what - almost nothing
JB91710
JB91710 4 ամիս առաջ
I like those cars. I like the P 1800 rear end. Wish the were AWD!
Kennur Larsson
Kennur Larsson 4 ամիս առաջ
1 million toillet paprers for it :-)
Kennur Larsson
Kennur Larsson 4 ամիս առաջ
how is taht even possible? is it the weather or heat where u live that fucks this Volvo up?
John Tarver
John Tarver 4 ամիս առաջ
I like your opening on AT about the description “This hot hatch might have been built to transport vampires around the Alaskan countryside, but don't worry it can take normal people to work or school in style.”
David Pedder
David Pedder 4 ամիս առաջ
LOL !!! My 2011 S80 lost its passinger side mirror glass on the highway a few weeks ago.
dirtybikered mitchell
dirtybikered mitchell 4 ամիս առաջ
Those cars are made in china
James Larson
James Larson 4 ամիս առաջ
DSTC off would have been easy, the PCM limits Torque in 1st and 2nd at the mapping level just for that torque steer issue. I still heart this car.
Brent Bowen
Brent Bowen 4 ամիս առաջ
OK one more thing. OK one last thing. OK the finishing touch now...
Neal Purdy
Neal Purdy 4 ամիս առաջ
Time to thin the fleet down!
backmalfunction
backmalfunction 4 ամիս առաջ
Would love to see more Vids on the C30 . Upgrades / detailing / customisations.... a guy can dream!
Grant Myers
Grant Myers 4 ամիս առաջ
now back to the 67 camaro.... 😊
John Asbury
John Asbury 4 ամիս առաջ
That is going to be a he'll of a nice car for someone. I wish it was me but disability sucks
jon devieon
jon devieon 4 ամիս առաջ
It’s not the wrong size battery, it’s just the smaller cheaper size. These cars freak out when the voltage drops or is interrupted but the smaller battery should be fine
Benjamin Esau
Benjamin Esau 4 ամիս առաջ
That blue trim on the interior is atrocious
ekw555
ekw555 4 ամիս առաջ
nothing like watching JR lovingly polish a knob.
Vogel Stern
Vogel Stern 4 ամիս առաջ
Pre check list before removing and replacing small panels, antiseptic ointment check, Band-Aids check...
Makket
Makket 4 ամիս առաջ
Hurry, hurry.. You are in a hurry.
1armedguy
1armedguy 4 ամիս առաջ
Remember the old saying, Mirror Mirror on the wall (car) who's the swiftest of them all, JR is, JR is !
Brad Lininger
Brad Lininger 4 ամիս առաջ
Forgot the lower mount
RuSu
RuSu 4 ամիս առաջ
@watchjrgo #watchjrgo how much you want for this volvo? i need a car for my mother to drive. lol
S V
S V 4 ամիս առաջ
So many grateful cars owe their thanks to you, JR.
CupraBBD
CupraBBD 4 ամիս առաջ
Screen Chip?
Jennae Mullins
Jennae Mullins 4 ամիս առաջ
I'm still trying to get an answer about what happened with Ambergenie. Guess they split up since we never see her in the videos anymore. Obviously there isn't much time for a relationship with all the car wrenching and videos.
Jennae Mullins
Jennae Mullins 4 ամիս առաջ
So guess the thumbs up means I'm correct?
Rob J
Rob J 4 ամիս առաջ
Throwing money at these cars, you gonna get a Hoovie reputation.
Merrie Leiderman
Merrie Leiderman 4 ամիս առաջ
Did you ever mention the timing belt or PCV?
Mengzhou Gong
Mengzhou Gong 4 ամիս առաջ
I'm pretty sure you can just buy the mirror and glue it back on.
paul bergman
paul bergman 4 ամիս առաջ
If you ever run across trying to clean interior parts again a magic eraser works like a champ
Techguy
Techguy 4 ամիս առաջ
If you don't cut up your hands, are really even working on a car?
Sal Christiano
Sal Christiano 4 ամիս առաջ
Looking good. Another one gets back on the road.
Jeffy’s Vo
Jeffy’s Vo 4 ամիս առաջ
Why do you say "I'm WatchJrGo" in the intro? You aren't "WatchJrGo" the channel is. Aren't you just "JR"? And if you're "WatchJrGo" then who is JR and why are we even watching him? My wife took the kids, WatchJrGo.
Terry Lessmann
Terry Lessmann 4 ամիս առաջ
You know you're single when your parts washer is your kitchen sink. Mine is too.
Case 275
Case 275 4 ամիս առաջ
JR, the master at working one-handed! 😂👍👍
BraaapAttack
BraaapAttack 4 ամիս առաջ
And I thought it was a pain to remove the plastic on my 11 corolla to get all that off on mine to replace the burnt out bulbs... and it was a 10 minute job 😂
MaxCherry
MaxCherry 4 ամիս առաջ
Change the coolant expansion tank. They are a known failure point on the p1 cars. There’s no coolant level sensor so it will leak and by the time you figure out what’s happened it’s probably too late. I understand you are selling it but it’s a $25 part on eBay and a five minute job.
theinsuranceguy101
theinsuranceguy101 4 ամիս առաջ
am-posts.info/list/q7C6qYazy3y3iIY/video
Joseph D'Angelo
Joseph D'Angelo 4 ամիս առաջ
Great video John Robert as usual all the explanation pays off so many people are going to actually know how to do that now thanks for sharing. Stay safe stay well and as always God bless
Ethan Sulkin
Ethan Sulkin 4 ամիս առաջ
Yep, my shifter blind broke on my S40 too.. Thankfully that car is long gone
Ricardo The PC Gamer
Ricardo The PC Gamer 4 ամիս առաջ
that coolant reservoir is the same one from the Focus/Mazda 3. Also that upper engine mount looks similar too. LMAO Ford/Mazda/Volvo really do share parts 😂
Ray Main
Ray Main 4 ամիս առաջ
Suspension parts are Mazda 3, yeap.
Larry LaConey
Larry LaConey 4 ամիս առաջ
I saw a C30 yesterday at the grocery store. It was missing a bumper cover, and didnt look nearly as good
craig horton
craig horton 4 ամիս առաջ
John, if you'll just put one of those little supermagnets on the shaft of your screwdriver, you won't lose any of those screws if they are metallic. Saved me losing a lot of little screws into places I couldn't get or find.
José Aguirre
José Aguirre 4 ամիս առաջ
I wish I could recover the screw I lost.
Paul Jarvis
Paul Jarvis 4 ամիս առաջ
what happened to amberghini?
novoiperkele
novoiperkele 4 ամիս առաջ
Use the 6Ah battery and have loads more power
jose romero
jose romero 4 ամիս առաջ
Really excited to see the twilight of this build
Sherlock H.
Sherlock H. 4 ամիս առաջ
Loved the DJ Snake Lil Jon - Turn Down for What reference and I've not heard someone use the term grody in decades. lol Did you fix the headlight washers?
Paul Lee
Paul Lee 4 ամիս առաջ
Great to see JR working with BOTH hands. Camera man needs a little help but still a real improvement. :-)
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