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    Those are great tools. I have a few vintage...

    Those are great tools. I have a few vintage Williams socket sets, but, alas, all SAE. For the Volvo, I have the same basic tools but also a 3/8" breaker bar and deepwell 19mm socket, and a pry bar...
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    Yes, that's good as FCP will be returnable /...

    Yes, that's good as FCP will be returnable / warrantied. Even de-pressurized, plenty of gas poured out so I had a rag under it when I pulled the old one.

    I do wonder what people bring on long...
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    I had the P0089 and P0100 (MAF) codes two weeks...

    I had the P0089 and P0100 (MAF) codes two weeks ago ... on a road trip in the mountains and the car also started running noticeably rough when the codes popped up. I also had (fairly) new fuel...
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    You can replace the H11 bulbs with H9 ones, its a...

    You can replace the H11 bulbs with H9 ones, its a common "hack" and costs nothing (H9s are about the same price as H11s). You can search for the specific instructions but you basically remove a...
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    I used that adapter (the SWRVL-54) and it worked...

    I used that adapter (the SWRVL-54) and it worked great. Nice to be able to fast forward songs / podcasts from the wheel and adjust volume, esp when playing from the iphone. CA issues tickets just...
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    Astro is right to fix it correctly -- my "fix"...

    Astro is right to fix it correctly -- my "fix" was the wrong suggestion -- I looked this morning and I have a different problem and remembered why I had to do the magnets, as I understand I'd have to...
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    Mine broke at the latch on the chassis itself so...

    Mine broke at the latch on the chassis itself so was a bigger issue. But I just took two button magnets and glued one to the chassis (bottom left) and one to the door and its worked fine for years....
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    Excellent! I reached 245K last week on my 2006...

    Excellent! I reached 245K last week on my 2006 XC70, many thanks to this forum. Car runs better than ever (nothing to do with the thousands of dollars I've spent since 170K, I'm sure). I wonder...
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    I just did this last weekend -- was driving home...

    I just did this last weekend -- was driving home from a trip and rolled the window down while a suction-cup sunscreen was on the glass and the screen went partly down into the door with the window...
  10. Thread: Curing leaks

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    Well your reply inspired me to go take a look at...

    Well your reply inspired me to go take a look at my own, five days after I replaced the crush washer and after a drive up through the mountains this weekend. And sure enough, both the bottom of the...
  11. Thread: Curing leaks

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    Hey Nick -- wanted to thank you for the post. I...

    Hey Nick -- wanted to thank you for the post. I have had one (or more) oil leaks that leave a few drips on the garage floor and coat my aluminum skid plate (IPD). After reading your post I recalled...
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    I drew out 300ml last month and put in same...

    I drew out 300ml last month and put in same amount of the TransTune and I do think it shifts better, especially 2nd to 3rd. I'll put an additional 300ml in sometime soon. 2006 with 225K miles on...
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    May want to check the expansion valve -- my AC...

    May want to check the expansion valve -- my AC was not blowing cold at all with a full charge and it was due to a clogged expansion valve. I replaced it and all is good now. Apparently the...
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    I obtained my 2006 two years ago with 172K miles...

    I obtained my 2006 two years ago with 172K miles on it. Took it to the dealer and they said "don't touch the transmission if you don't know the history, and Volvos have lifetime fluid anyway" (yeah,...
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    I did this almost two years ago. Installed...

    I did this almost two years ago. Installed Sylvania Basic H9s (~$9/each) by the noted method of removing the notch (used a Dremel). At about the same time, I had the dealer adjust the software to...
  16. I had the same problem when I got my car -- Volvo...

    I had the same problem when I got my car -- Volvo said it would be the price of a new muffler + installation, but they were kind enough to say to try a muffler shop so went to the local Midas and $20...
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