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    Fuel Level Sensing Flaky

    This is a 2013 XC70 T6, out West, virtually no rust, 114K miles. Over the past year, the fuel level sensing has gone flaky.
    After filling the tank, it will show 1/2 full. But, a day later, it...
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    Is it true that brake pads last longer by virtue...

    Is it true that brake pads last longer by virtue of traffic circle intersections? I loved driving in AU.
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    One idea is to drive to a very quiet place, and...

    One idea is to drive to a very quiet place, and then listen for the "hiss" sound of a vapor leak under pressure. Have a mirror handy, and probe around the cooling system looking for fogging...
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    I had the same 2004 XC70, and the angle gear box...

    I had the same 2004 XC70, and the angle gear box had gear oil seepage through the casing seam. There was not any oil deposit on the stone guard, so I took that as a good sign that the gear box...
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    At one point I looked for statistics on timing...

    At one point I looked for statistics on timing belt failures for these rubberized fiber belts. I couldn't find any.

    All I can suggest is to remove the TB cover twice a year, and inspect for...
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    You need to get the ABS code(s) read out. ...

    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 possible the wheel speed sensing
    system was not put...
  7. I've owned 13 used Volvos, some in the...

    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:
    1) fix things that break right away -- don't let...
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    We're trying to explain excessive oil consumption...

    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 with over-combustion of oil?
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    This thread is muddled by confusion over which...

    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 their 4-cylinder 2.0L Drive-E engine.
    I'll take...
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    When, I look at the switches that appoint the...

    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 represents 3 decades of steady innovation. A giant black...
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    Curious to know if this 2016 "T5" has one of the...

    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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    I suggest to do the complete AWD service: ...

    I suggest to do the complete AWD service:
    change Angle Gear oil
    change Haldex AWD fluid and (filter depending on which Haldex generation your car has).
    change rear differential oil

    The...
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    On my P2 XC70 (04), it developed the EVAP Small...

    On my P2 XC70 (04), it developed the EVAP Small leak. If I filled the tank to the top of the filler pipe, it dripped gasoline. I had a pressurized smoke test done, and found a tiny crack in one of...
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    Do you have any fault messages or symbols on the...

    Do you have any fault messages or symbols on the console?

    From your description, it seems like any function you try to do thru the Driver's Armrest Window Switch is unresponsive. But, the other...
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    I'm in CA and just becoming aware that I'm...

    I'm in CA and just becoming aware that I'm dealing with 2 generations of vapor recovery engineering at the same time:

    OBVR. The original OBVR (On-board vapor recovery) concept was, as the fuel...
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    (HowStuffWorks.com "The Automatic Shut Off"): ...

    (HowStuffWorks.com "The Automatic Shut Off"):

    When the customer removes the pump handle from its place on the side of the dispenser, this action activates a switch that starts the dispenser...
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    Difficulty refueling both our XC70 T6s

    I'm used to the frustrating process of refueling our 2013 T6. The pump shuts off just seconds after getting fuel flowing. I have to hold the filler nozzle, and lightly squeeze for about 1/2 the...
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    The strain is not only on the drivetrain, but the...

    The strain is not only on the drivetrain, but the entire length of the frame. Remember, 90% of torque goes to front wheels. You're talking about hitching a single-axle boat trailer to a FWD car. ...
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    I was referring to what came up in Google search...

    I was referring to what came up in Google search for "used tires":

    BestUsedTires.com
    UTires.com
    TireRack.com's used tire branch

    I've never purchased from any of these. But, I did notice...
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    Could you post a photo showing what the streaks...

    Could you post a photo showing what the streaks look like?
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    I have a 2015 XC70 T6, and recently went through...

    I have a 2015 XC70 T6, and recently went through a similar process. The choices are limited for this tire size (235/50R18). I went with Bridgestone Turanza Quiettracks which is an 80,000 mile...
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    Hard to test this way are the far reaches of the...

    Hard to test this way are the far reaches of the vacuum system called EVAP, located in the rear above and behind the fuel tank. A leak here is better pinpointed by doing a pressurized smoke test,...
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    If you've stopped blowing ETM fuses, suggest to...

    If you've stopped blowing ETM fuses, suggest to start a new thread under a new title. Also, your chance of success keeping this car running without a DiCE/VIDA diagnostic system is approaching...
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    Does the driver's motorized sideview mirror still...

    Does the driver's motorized sideview mirror still work? This will determine if the Drivers Door Module (DDM) is powered and operating. If not, check the cargo area fuse bank, the uppermost bank,...
  25. So you're saying that a Volvo- authorized...

    So you're saying that a Volvo- authorized software developer and an unrelated software pirate are the same thing if they are Chinese? ???? The piracy of VIDA up thru 2014D was made possible...
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