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    Replacement tire size

    I have 18" rims with standard 235/60R18 tires (tyres in my part of the world!!) on my XC60 T6

    The rolling circumference of a 255/55R18 tire differs less than 1% to that of the standard tire so it...
  2. Had a similar issue on Wednesday - except I have...

    Had a similar issue on Wednesday - except I have keyless drive and the messages were Key not Recognized and Brake Failure ...

    Complete internal failure of the battery - replacement battery cured...
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    They do! Volvo is one of the largest truck...

    They do! Volvo is one of the largest truck manufacturers in the world and Stateside owns Mack ...

    www.volvotrucks.com
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    Thanks netpres1 - I will pursue this option. ...

    Thanks netpres1 - I will pursue this option. FWIW, my 2002 XC70 (2nd generation) still had a temperature gauge. And my 2016 V40 also has a temperature gauge!!
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    Temperature gauge

    One of the "flaws" of the XC60 is that is does not have a temperature gauge.

    Has anybody fitted one? I would like to know where you fitted the sensor / sender unit and where you mounted the gauge...
  6. Most likely ... The official Volvo South...

    Most likely ...

    The official Volvo South Africa maintenance schedule for all new Volvo's is a replacement of the transmission fluid every 60.000 km which is a tad under 40.000 miles. This is...
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    A bit distant but I had similar issues. For...

    A bit distant but I had similar issues.

    For the "slow" water loss:

    1. Replace the cap of the expansion bottle - the seal does get hard and does not keep pressure.
    2. I had a hairline crack...
  8. ] So Jesse, did you take the plunge?

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    So Jesse, did you take the plunge?
  9. I have a MY 2010 XC60 T6 and can share my...

    I have a MY 2010 XC60 T6 and can share my experiences - I can only assume that the 2013 MY will be similar or better than the 2010. For the record, I bought it when it was 3 years old with about...
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    Strange behaviour from Aircon

    On a recent long distance trip in my XC60 I experienced the following strange behaviour from the aircon which was switched on at the time: it suddenly started to blow hot air (like burning hot air,...
  11. 235/60 any day ... it transforms the car! I...

    235/60 any day ... it transforms the car!

    I cannot comment on the brand - I had Yoko's in this size and they were a real pleasure
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    Yes it the DSTC / ESP that causes this. ...

    Yes it the DSTC / ESP that causes this. According to posts in the UK Volvo forum, it is not unusual to replace rear brake pads twice as often as front pads ...
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    Different engines

    These two T5 engines are completely different - the S60 T5 was the Volvo 5-cylinder whereas the engine installed in the 2012 XC60 T5 is the Ford-based 4-cylinder engine. My experience with these...
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    Ah! Doesn't the 2016 T6 have the new 4 cylinder...

    Ah! Doesn't the 2016 T6 have the new 4 cylinder VEA engine as opposed to the 3 litre 6 cylinder engine? From a fuel consumption perspective, the new VEA engine is streets ahead of the old one...
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    Volvo saw the light ... :o My 2015 model V40...

    Volvo saw the light ... :o

    My 2015 model V40 D3 also has a temperature gauge!
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    Xc70 --> xc60

    I did a similar swap almost 3 years ago, but kept the XC70 for another two years before finally letting it go and replacing it with a V40 D3.

    The 8 years difference between the XC70 P2 release and...
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    Thanks ... I will make sure there are a lot...

    Thanks ...

    I will make sure there are a lot of newspapers on the garage floor!!
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    Deliberately wrong forum but ...

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    ... I know I am unlikely to get the answer on the XC60 forum, and as a previous long-time XC70 owner and (fairly) active member of this forum, I am likely to entice a response on this forum.

    My...
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    Checking in after 6 months

    Its been about 6 months since I swapped my 2002 XC70 for a 2015 V40 D3, and while I do enjoy the new car and especially the substantially better fuel (diesel) consumption, I do miss the XC70 and I...
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    Valve body around R12k - complete transmission...

    Valve body around R12k - complete transmission overhaul R40k+

    As I said, something you want to "pamper" ... although you start with an inherently sound transmission (2004+), its still worth...
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    Hi Kix I had recently replaced my 2002 V70XC...

    Hi Kix

    I had recently replaced my 2002 V70XC at 230.000 km ... and only because the "notorious" weak transmission in the 2001 / 2002 model years caught up with me.

    These cars are a bit...
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    Goodbye to this forum

    Today I bid farewell to the XC70 forum - as you will see from my signature below, I swapped my almost 13 year old XC70 for a dealer demo V40 D3 - yes, diesel.

    I will still participate in the XC60...
  23. Just make sure it is a JWS3309 spec ATF - Toyota...

    Just make sure it is a JWS3309 spec ATF - Toyota T-IV, Mobil 3309 or if you really want to cough up more money for exactly the same ATF as the Toyota or Mobil stuff, the Volvo ATF.

    Also, what...
  24. Since my last post I have traveled another 250 -...

    Since my last post I have traveled another 250 - 300 miles and there has been a marked reverse in the situation.

    The 2->3 shift now flares or "hiccups" just about every single time, garage shifts...
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    Now this is interesting information ...

    Now this is interesting information ...
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