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    I refilled it this weekend, it took a good...

    I refilled it this weekend, it took a good amount, probably about 350mL. Put a new crush washer on the fill hole. I currently have the plastic carrier piece out and it appears to be leaking from the...
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    old thread but for reference...my 2005 with 94k...

    old thread but for reference...my 2005 with 94k miles on it started leaking this week. Sounds like a headache. Joy.
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    Replaced RF ball joint. Wasn't too bad of a job....

    Replaced RF ball joint. Wasn't too bad of a job. Removed hub carrier and placed in on an inverted 5 gal bucket to pound out the old and pound in the new. I tried the 2" exhaust adapter trick but that...
  4. I would think your wheel being off center, while...

    I would think your wheel being off center, while the car drives straight, would trigger an anti-skid system code. Some kind of "implausible" signal from the steering angle sensor. I'd try to get the...
  5. Main thing is to be observant, know your car,...

    Main thing is to be observant, know your car, know it's quirks and what might be causing any odd noises/performance. Be very observant on the trip and inspect anything that seems odd as soon as you...
  6. Also, double check for engine codes. Sounds like...

    Also, double check for engine codes. Sounds like misfires to me. Mine acted similarly when the fuel pressure sensor went bad. Though mine was obvious engine stumbling. You seem convinced yours is...
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    I'll take 3 of them from you. Do you have 3 total...

    I'll take 3 of them from you. Do you have 3 total or more? If more, I'll take 6 and not worry about filters for some time. Remind me of best way to pay you. I'll PM my details.
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    JRL My 05 xc70 also has a passenger air bag...

    JRL

    My 05 xc70 also has a passenger air bag shut off, occupancy weight sensor (ows). I notice 05 is conspicuously absent from your breakdown. Was the xc70 the only model with the ows in 05?
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    If handling, driver feel is important to you and...

    If handling, driver feel is important to you and not 4x4 capabilities then I'd suggest an Audi and neither a Jeep or an XC70
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    Sold!

    Sold!
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    Unfortunately this seems to be an ongoing thing...

    Unfortunately this seems to be an ongoing thing every time I've checked their site.
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    Sold! to bfife pending payment. Thanks guys! ...

    Sold! to bfife pending payment. Thanks guys!

    PS, can't wait to see these springs installed. I was disappointed I never got around to installing myself. So it goes.
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    PMs replied

    PMs replied
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    Going out on a limb here but the alarm siren and...

    Going out on a limb here but the alarm siren and funks transmission actions may be early warnings of a failing battery. Electronics tend to go funky at low voltage. I had odd alarm issues when I...
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    If anyone is interested I have a brand new set of...

    If anyone is interested I have a brand new set of the red bad swede springs for sale in the classifieds. I've decided to sell my XC, when I find some time, so I never bothered putting them on the car.
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    Never out of the box. It's all here including a...

    Never out of the box. It's all here including a Bad Swede sticker

    Edit: OK pics don't seem to be working well, got one attached of small parts. Pic of springs available to anyone who requests...
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    Pics

    Pics
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    Make me a reasonable offer folks.

    Make me a reasonable offer folks.
  19. The last time I replaced an axle it was on my VW....

    The last time I replaced an axle it was on my VW. I was in grad school and I paid a highly respected German import shop big bucks ~$300 to replace with a high quality axle. That axle failed on me in...
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    General Altimax Arctics are older rebranded...

    General Altimax Arctics are older rebranded Gislaveds, Nordfrost 3, I believe. Continental owns both companies. The Altimax is made in Germany. I run the Altimax on my Passat. I REALLY like the...
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    Bad Swede Lift Kit. Brand New, Salt Lake $500

    SOLD!

    I'm planning to sell my XC this fall and I never got around to installing these. Been interest in them here and there but wanted to make an official thread.

    I have the original setup Bad...
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    I'm game, am I too late? Just saw this...been...

    I'm game, am I too late?

    Just saw this...been away from the Volvo scene. If you didn't trash them give me a PM and I'll try to work out a deal. I'll gladly pay the aforementioned deposit to...
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    Somehow I knew this wouldn't last long. Which is...

    Somehow I knew this wouldn't last long. Which is why I bought a kit when I could. I may be selling the XC soon if I can get a decent price (has a branded title). If the car sells I'll be selling the...
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    Location? Where is "local"? I'm in Utah.

    Location? Where is "local"? I'm in Utah.
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    Wow, nice work. Love when a person has skills and...

    Wow, nice work. Love when a person has skills and shares. If we had a "post of the year", I'd nominate this one for 2014 already.
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