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    For the 3.2 and T6 engines, Volvo recommends 100%...

    For the 3.2 and T6 engines, Volvo recommends 100% synthetic that meets the ACEA A5/B5 spec, 5W-30 for most climate regions, and 0W-30 for regions with deep-freeze starting conditions.

    For my T6s...
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    Steve, thank you for posting a final chapter --...

    Steve, thank you for posting a final chapter -- those are the most valuable posts on VolvoXC.

    I'm left with just one question. Was there ever any message or icon on the console indicating an...
  3. I don't have any insider info on the ECU...

    I don't have any insider info on the ECU software. But my recent experience with misfires (fixed by new plugs and coils) is you can have random misfires without any DTC thrown. My suspicion is that...
  4. Here is the pricing information for VIDA rental...

    Here is the pricing information for VIDA rental subscriptions:
    https://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=info.subscriptions.main

    Under this subscription system, DIYers have access to a full...
  5. VIDA confronts piracy for post 2015.3 Volvos

    A significant change for VIDA is being discussed online which impacts owners of Volvos built after the first quarter of model-year 2015.

    I'll summarize here, and give links to the articles &...
  6. Volvo USA Provides Free Breakdown Towing

    Volvo USA has just added a new free towing service for the entire Volvo car fleet. It's called Tow For Life.
    It applies to any model-year still on the road, so long as the tow destination is an...
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    Sticky: One rookie mistake to avoid when replacing the...

    One rookie mistake to avoid when replacing the plastic trim piece housing the power seat control buttons: You'll have to unplug the wire harness going from the seat switches to the Power Seat...
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    As a sanity check on 12V power distribution, you...

    As a sanity check on 12V power distribution, you could test for 12V at some of these fuses in the rear cargo area:

    Power Operated Tailgate Module
    Drivers Door Module
    Power Seat Module

    with...
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    I think the next step is to hook up an OBD-II...

    I think the next step is to hook up an OBD-II scanner, and see if any software is detecting a problem, e.g. communication between modules, or 12V power absent in a subsystem. Someone else might...
  10. You need to read out any Diagnostic Trouble Codes...

    You need to read out any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) -- based on the ABS and BRAKE FAILURE warnings, you can expect more detailed information once you access stored DTCs. Volvo used car owners...
  11. No, my '04 did not have any startup problems.

    No, my '04 did not have any startup problems.
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    This indicates that either the battery is toast,...

    This indicates that either the battery is toast, or you have a short circuit somewhere draining the battery after shut-down. You can test for a short: Charge up the battery with an external...
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    The only 2 engine choices for 2012 XC70s for...

    The only 2 engine choices for 2012 XC70s for Canada were the I6 "3.2" vs. "T6". It doesn't matter which one you have -- the accessory belt should be replaced at 241K km. (150K mi.). The other...
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    Your car already has an ATF cooler internal to...

    Your car already has an ATF cooler internal to the radiator. Do you need an auxiliary cooler?

    Nominal ATF operating temp. is 85-90C, the same as engine coolant. You shouldn't allow ATF temp. to...
  15. I got this from a website discussing the math of...

    I got this from a website discussing the math of power brake systems. The force multiplication going from the brake pedal to the force of the front calipers pressing against the rotors is about...
  16. Take a look at this thread. Yours sounds very...

    Take a look at this thread. Yours sounds very much like the problem I had recently with 2004 XC70 -- same B5254 T2 engine.
    ...
  17. BEWARE PRESSURE-WASH JET HITTING RADIATOR. You...

    BEWARE PRESSURE-WASH JET HITTING RADIATOR. You might think aluminum fins would stand up to a forceful jet of water at the local carwash. You'd be better to visualize turning the pressure wash on...
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    The closest experience I can share is with my...

    The closest experience I can share is with my 2006 V70. The passenger door lock stopped working electronically. I ordered a replacement from a junkyard.
    Getting the old one out and the new one in...
  19. The tranny could be the source of the problem,...

    The tranny could be the source of the problem, but you might also consider that the ABS is confused by a failing wheel sensor, resulting in throbbing "bites" of auto-braking. It also could be...
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    Can you store new sideview mirror angles for...

    Can you store new sideview mirror angles for drivers 1, 2 and 3? If so, then the "M" button is proved working. If not, then most likely the "M" button is shot.
    I had to replace the power-seat...
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    Is the sound coming from one side...does the soft...

    Is the sound coming from one side...does the soft pop only happen when one wheel is going over a bump? Find some speed humps and test each wheel going over separately.

    When I have a problem with...
  22. Can you pin down which wheel is the pinger? ...

    Can you pin down which wheel is the pinger? When you're expecting the ping near the bottom of a hill, apply the handbrake concurrent with the brakes. If the ping is attenuated, that suggests it's...
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    Some automotive engineers have been influenced by...

    Some automotive engineers have been influenced by spent oil analysis reports to elongate the oil change interval. But, it's prevention of sludge buildup in the PCV system that's the factor to be...
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    A large spark when connecting the battery...

    A large spark when connecting the battery indicates an abnormal load is draining the battery. It should be the tiniest spark (powering the clock, the door fob receiver, and the anti-theft module). ...
  25. You would add a tranny fluid filter inline on the...

    You would add a tranny fluid filter inline on the return path from the radiator (upper connector) to the tranny. It's modular.
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