Sorry everyone, 2017's APPCO meeting at Waterdown Ontario has been cancelled. I have been informed that the meeting will be back and better in 2018. See you then.
Recent article in Driving.ca describes the small marques of Volvo and Buick making a comeback.
Read the Motor Mouth article at http://driving.ca/buick/auto-news/news/motor-mouth-buick-and-volvo-are-the-comeback-kids.
Volvo of London presents the launch of the new XC90. Please follow the link to register.
The CVC Family Fun day will be once again hosted by Bev & Bev Hughes in Ilderton Ontario. This will be a great day for all our members and future members to get out and meet everyone. Prizes include the People's choice award, door prizes and a 50/50 draw. Be there Sunday July 26th between 9am and 4pm.
Volvo Sports America invites Volvo enthusiasts to join them August 22-24 in Milwaukee. Please read this item.
Check out the details for this heritage event in Capreol just north of Sudbury coming June 15 2014, muscle cars, drag cars and much more.
I have driven my share of old engines, mostly 240s and 700s series Volvos and one thing that amazes me about blowing oil seals is that some people think that by pushing that seal back in and securing it to the head or valve cover will stop it from happening again, but it may make it worse.
Just over a year ago I took over a heavy miler 850GLT, great little runner with about 340,000 km on the dash, (the odometer gear was found on the floor, so someone had pulled it and it wasn't showing any new kms.) Lately, it started to blow the cam seal. I noted that on pulling it out it had been worked on before with lots of orange RTV (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) sealant. So the issue had been happening for a while then. I picked up a new seal and popped it in. Went in nicely but it popped out in a matter of minutes. So there must have been another problem. So I took the oil cap off - refitted the seal, then started the engine and was getting lots of blow off from the valve cover. i.e. lots of back pressure. So I know that the seal is not the problem it is the crank case ventilation system.
In order to stop my seal blowing out, I have pulled the dipstick up about 1 inch to let out the back pressure. Once the engine is warm, I can see a spout of mixed gases coming out through the dipstick tube- a clear sign that I have a blocked PCV (positive crankcase ventilation system). Once it is warm enough this spring, I will change out the system and change my oil.
According to an article I read on Bloomberg, Toyota is planning on releasing its much touted hydrogen fuel cell technology in 2015 select models. The price will be pegged somewhere between $50,000 to $100,000 way short of the cost of the current H2 cars running around California right now (approx $1,000,000 each)
I wait with anticipation to see who else gets on this technology.
Voted the best concept car- exciting news for Volvo at the NAIAS
Harsh criticism of the new plug-in V60 due out in Europe, we won't see these here unfortunately.
According to Hakan Samuelsson @ Volvo We should not be a copycat. It would not be in line with our … reputation
South china morning post, PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 January, 2014VFriday january 17, 2014
Pics of the concept car shown at this weeks Detroit North American International Auto Show......
If you are not sure what a shooting brake is, take a look at the 1800ES- it represents a design that has been known as a shooting brake since the days of horse drawn wagons.
The last shooting brake design Volvo created was the C30 which finished its production series last year. Now we get a sneak peek at the new XC Coupé design.
Hosted by Bev & Bev Hughes
22679 Wonderland Road North Ilderton, Ontario
Car Show & Flea Market People's Choice Awards! Door Prizes & 50/50 Draw Food Booth and Children's Activites & Play Area $10 per car registration for CVC members! ( $15 for non-members)
For more information, including accommodation, please use the links below in the attachment box, or contact Tony Giverin 905-989-0696 or Bev Hughes 519-666-0452. Know a teenager who needs community service credits? Volunteer for our Annual Family Day and earn mandatory school credits in community service! Contact any of the organizers for more information! Tony Giverin 905-989-0696 or Bev Hughes 519-666-0452
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