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    Agree - it's an old-wives-tale that goes back to...

    Agree - it's an old-wives-tale that goes back to the days (pre 2003) when a viscous coupling was used on the XC70. '90s have always used the Haldex system.
    For shooting methinks the slight...
  2. If you've bought it from a non franchised dealer...

    If you've bought it from a non franchised dealer - then contact a the nearest Volvo dealer and politely ask them to look up the vehicle's history..
    Many years ago I had one and IIRC the shockers...
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    From across the Pond - The XC70 is (was) made in...

    From across the Pond - The XC70 is (was) made in Sweden and the XC60 in Belgium...

    Over here there are more problems (mostly with trim) on the '60 than on the trusty '70. That may be because the...
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    This limey disagrees - I learnt all I know about...

    This limey disagrees -
    I learnt all I know about XC70s from this forum years ago.
    What is said above applied to the very early V70XC with a viscous coupling - you couldn't even tow the car.......
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    If 'you lot' got your diesel together (in view of...

    If 'you lot' got your diesel together (in view of the latest VW 'scandal' - perhaps you're spared that...) then over this side of the pond all you can buy is the diesel model. I've got a MY '13 D5...
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    Having recently changed my '09' model to a '14'...

    Having recently changed my '09' model to a '14' machine (a much better car IMHO), I'm appalled that the VNS system has moved backwards (OK it's much easier to operate) but 5 hours to apply updates...
  7. Sadly Volvo are past masters in walking away from...

    Sadly Volvo are past masters in walking away from features described as standard in their brochures and in the user manual.

    If buying an used car the only 'reasonable' way is to check the specific...
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    Good Jolly Heavens - I'd wondered where the...

    Good Jolly Heavens - I'd wondered where the blazes you had gone (so many years ago, now).I thought you had gone off in a huff with the VOC local members....

    Funny old world, innit? I dont' come...
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    duplicated

    duplicated
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    In practical terms they're the same. For purists...

    In practical terms they're the same.
    For purists methinks the prop shaft is one that connects the gearbox and (rear) axle directly.
    If the transmission has an intermediate bearing (as some lorry...
  11. Thank you, Acools! Being of a pedantic nature...

    Thank you, Acools!

    Being of a pedantic nature (I suppose I don't want to feel I'm an absolute idiot) - I eventually found the users' manual on the UK Volvo site (their layout isn't very helpful -...
  12. Keyless entry - how to open door with plastic key??

    How do I open the driver's side door using the plastic key?

    Problem:
    Some anti-social person has managed to remove the rear end portion of the door handle.
    Muggins (that's me) ordered the part...
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    The old VC does NOT engage until the vehicle is...

    The old VC does NOT engage until the vehicle is moving (exactly how much "moving", I don't know) I tied the car to a mature tree, made sure the grass in my field was wet then tried to drive away -...
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    Aha! - that's the power of this forum. There...

    Aha! - that's the power of this forum.
    There have been a couple of posts indicating that the pipe had blown off and my local dealer said he had a couple of incidents, so I booked the car in.
    ...
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    Headlamp washer - front skirt removal

    Does anyone have a set of instructions / pictures on how to remove the front end in order to replace that dratted power headlamp washer pipe?

    My "friendly" dealer after some teeth sucking said...
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    It's just a horrid plastic attempt at a torque...

    It's just a horrid plastic attempt at a torque wrench (quit effective though, as it makes you treat it with respect - in case it breaks!!)

    AFAIK it's a standard Torx socket.

    If you're really...
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    Duh! - I didn't think that far (assumed that...

    Duh! - I didn't think that far (assumed that Volvo didn't want to pay any extra for new rather than upgraded system software



    Rip it out and sell it on FleaBay! If you're an electrical whiz,...
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    I thought the new generation of VNS kit had a...

    I thought the new generation of VNS kit had a hard disk in it - at least that's what I saw on the Volvo Club UK site.

    I certainly wouldn't pay for it even for the dubious value of sound...
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    Ian, thanks for that. I had hoped that Navteq...

    Ian, thanks for that.
    I had hoped that Navteq would update the maps more than once per year. I'll save my hard earned cash until May when the next version may come out. A bit daft really, as they...
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    Sounds interesting - Which version of the...

    Sounds interesting -

    Which version of the disks have you guys got, please?
    The last four characters before the disk number is the easiest, e.g.
    "0920 DVD A"

    Thanks.
  21. This is a US forum, and most of the members live...

    This is a US forum, and most of the members live "Over There". Folks who have XC70s have Real Snow and so have AWD. Also they don't have the luxury (!) of Diesel, so I guess you won't get a lot of...
  22. Standard on my 06 SE Lux in the UK. Disappeared...

    Standard on my 06 SE Lux in the UK.
    Disappeared on 07 and post; now optional.

    Just sold the car and had a helluva job finding a replacement.
    Now I have an all-singing-dancing-09.
    4C is much...
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    Did you have a brushcutter mounted on the front??

    Did you have a brushcutter mounted on the front??
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    The viscous coupling used in pre-2003 models just...

    The viscous coupling used in pre-2003 models just didn't work until the car was moving. I did some tests a while back; comparing the "new" Haldex transmission in an XC90 under exactly the same...
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    This is a message from your impoverished...

    This is a message from your impoverished "cousins" om the opposite side of the Pond -

    It's an 04 model (good, that's the start of the more reliable versions), but it was made in March 2003 and...
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