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  1. My advice (I concur with other posters) is to get...

    My advice (I concur with other posters) is to get a recent cheap destop with a version of Windows 10 and look using search on this site for VM version of Volvo ViDA it will lead you to a post with...
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    Give it a go and dont be so b**** pessimistic.

    Give it a go and dont be so b**** pessimistic.
  3. Thread: Curing leaks

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    Curing leaks

    I took the skid plate off my 01 yesterday. It's a thick aluminum job made in Sweden. I't been on and off many times in the years I had the car but always had a small amount of oil, more gear than...
  4. I have no option other than to park on quite a...

    I have no option other than to park on quite a slope because my small drive is about 23 degrees. I park facing downhill (towards garage) by custom ever since I had the connection between tank and...
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    Astro you're an inspiration!

    Astro you're an inspiration!
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    Thanks Xfingers I will try again tomorrow....

    Thanks Xfingers I will try again tomorrow. MEGAsync ia an excellent suggestion.
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    Thanks for taking the time to make comment. I...

    Thanks for taking the time to make comment. I read that the image was made on VM Workstation 14, so I used that but after so manny failed attempts I swaped it for VM player ( which I used before) but...
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    Any ABS fault will render cruise control...

    Any ABS fault will render cruise control inoperative: control cannot determin accurate road speed.

    It might be mre helpful to say that over the last 15 years on the few occasions I've had the ABS...
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    VIDA Dice 2014D VM Image in Win 10 VM

    Has anyone done this. If so which file in the VSM folder will open VM Worstation? I am totally unfamilliar with W 10 but have got as far as trying vmx.Ick, vmsd, vmsf and nothing works shows an error...
  10. Thanks for your contributions! I can only say how...

    Thanks for your contributions! I can only say how glad I am that here we have RHD, it has made tis job so much less threatening. For you with LHD have you seen this video?
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  11. Thread: Weight oil.

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    Yhey, I go 0-40 too (but Shell Helix) for same...

    Yhey, I go 0-40 too (but Shell Helix) for same reason.
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    Many thanks Astro. I did a trawl of the...

    Many thanks Astro. I did a trawl of the "resources" section (great) but your reassurance and experience is worth a ton!
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    Front suspension torque values

    Checking through the resources section and searching for torque values I have come across what seem to be conflicting values for the drive shaft bolt.
    In one place I found 35Nm + 90 degrees on new...
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    Mine has run happy for 18 years like that. Only...

    Mine has run happy for 18 years like that. Only once did it warn about getting too hot - when the thermostat failed shut excluding the radiator. Just suck it up, BMW is not the be all and end all.
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    look under the hood and find the sensor wire...

    look under the hood and find the sensor wire coming up from the hub into a position near the fire wall. There are wiring harness on both sides at this point (inside plastic covers) and there will be...
  16. Sticky: I have noticed that Nokians start off giving very...

    I have noticed that Nokians start off giving very good wear characteristics which continues for 20,000 miles but after that wear rate appears to increase. I've noticed this to be more pronounced with...
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    Yes, I know this is an old thread but I thought...

    Yes, I know this is an old thread but I thought it might be helpful to know that if you have a Memo Scanner U380 car diagnostic tool (which is quite cheap) it will both read and clear ABS faults and...
  18. Xfingers Thank you so much for the adice. Re...

    Xfingers Thank you so much for the adice. Re filters it makes a lot of sence. I looked at Vida regarding heat exchanger removal R.H.D 2001 and it frightened me off saying drain both coolant and...
  19. Very slight coolant loss at heater matrix entry/exit

    I would be very pleased to receive suggestions on the following.

    I went under the trim on the front passenger footwell (RHD) to remove the pollen/cabin filter and discovered a coolant stain and...
  20. Thread: Winter driving?

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    For me phenominal is apt ... one of the nice...

    For me phenominal is apt ... one of the nice things about this forum is that it is generally free of the awful internet habbit of personal attacks. We all sometimes feel thin skinned but I think...
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    I have V70 wheels with summer tyres on my XC no...

    I have V70 wheels with summer tyres on my XC no trouble at all but do check for buckles on inside rims before you buy - that's usually why they're for sale. Here refurbishing 2x 16" alloys is 132.
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    My 01 ten years ago was parked facing uphill on...

    My 01 ten years ago was parked facing uphill on sloping drive (30degree) in hot sun 30+C fully fueled (72 L) and the fuel filler 'let go, dumping most of contents onto asphalt! Vida said whole rear...
  23. Right, I answered this myself - a simple smeer of...

    Right, I answered this myself - a simple smeer of general purpose grease on the turbo face enabled me to put the washer on my finger tip and offer it up and luckily it stuck. All back together now. I...
  24. Can anyone make suggestions to help with fitting...

    Can anyone make suggestions to help with fitting new crush washers on the colant lines to turbo banjo bolts? The one that goes between the turbo flange and the banjo bolt is the real problem because...
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    The other way of doing this is to loosen the...

    The other way of doing this is to loosen the front bumper at the wheel arch and loosen the two bumper retaining bolts on the front. Then draw the bumper forward to enable the combined...
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