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    03-29-2020, 08:25 PM
    pbierre replied to a thread 09 XC70 DTSC issue in 2008+ XC70
    You need to get the ABS code(s) read out. You'll need a scanner like DiCE/VIDA that can retrieve ABS codes. Any Volvo shop can do this. It's...
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    03-12-2020, 03:04 AM
    I've owned 13 used Volvos, some in the 15-year-old range. They're well-engineered at a reasonable price. My experience boils down to a few rules:...
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    03-10-2020, 07:55 AM
    We're trying to explain excessive oil consumption (via combustion, not an external leak)....can someone explain what a clogged PCV would have to do...
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    03-08-2020, 08:35 PM
    This thread is muddled by confusion over which specific "T5" engine the OP is about. Volvo deserves the blame for reusing the "T5" nomenclature for...
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    02-23-2020, 08:02 AM
    When, I look at the switches that appoint the driver's console, that's what I see...the exposed tip of a mammoth software iceberg, one that...
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    02-14-2020, 06:25 AM
    Curious to know if this 2016 "T5" has one of the early 4 cyl. Drive-E engines. Is it FWD? 8-speed Geartronic? Direct fuel injection?
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Vehicle:
2013 XC70 T6 flamenco red, sandstone beige interior, 2015 XC70 T6 Seashell Metallic, light beige
Location:
Pleasanton CA USA
Biography:
My wife and I are Volvo lovers the past 34 years. We're driving our 12th and 13th used Volvos (never bought any brand new car).

I can do minor repairs and maintenance, and use a Volvo-specific ODB-II scan tool. Repairs I have performed over the years...
Replace fuel tank (240)
Replace Central Unit fan (240)
Replaced fuel pump (240)
New radiator (850 wagon)
Replace PCV suction J-hose (S60 & V70)
Replace brake pads and rotors, batteries, MAFs
Replace auto door lock (V70)
Repaired SRS crash sensor wires severed by rodent
Repaired flattened radiator fins on P3 XC70
AWD Service (XC70s)
Transmission service (S60, V70, XC70)

and harder jobs, such as front headlight bulb replacements (V70 & S60)
Interests:
Scientific programming (Java), 21st century math education, flying big jets on flight simulator
Occupation:
semi-retired. Was scientific software & biotech robotics team lead.

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2013 XC70 T6 Flamenco Red (hers)
2015 XC70 T6 Seashell Metallic (his)
past: 13 Volvos going back to '74 242 sedan

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