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  1. Buying my Seashell XC70 T6 a continent away

    Last year, we replaced my wife's P2 S60 with a Flamenco Red 2013 T6 XC70 -- the preceding thread regales flying from CA to Salt Lake City to make the buy, and the 12 hour drive home. The "T6"...
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    I've viewed your several trips to...

    I've viewed your several trips to Morocco....fantastic pix! And hauling your caravan thru the Pyrenees and Atlas Mts -- your workhorse rules. Q: How often do you change tranny fluid?
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    C'est une place pour les traveaux. ...

    C'est une place pour les traveaux. Cherchez-vous le topique repairrement par sous modele.
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    I would test drive both the 3.2 and the T6 before...

    I would test drive both the 3.2 and the T6 before deciding which you prefer. There's quite a difference in driving experience. If you drive country / mountain roads, I recommend to get one with...
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    You need a 7mm hex (allen wrench) bit to remove...

    You need a 7mm hex (allen wrench) bit to remove the caliper slide pins.

    If you bought Volvo rotors, they come with the 2 replacement bolts for the caliper frame...just measure the bolt heads.
    ...
  6. These are electronic transmissions, so the gear...

    These are electronic transmissions, so the gear shift is just a sophisticated electronic switch. If you remove the plastic cover, it will expose the mechanism. You're looking for a spring that...
  7. Volvo USA free towing for breakdowns (25 mi. radius)

    Volvo USA has just added a free towing service for the entire Volvo car fleet. It's called Tow For Life.

    It applies to any model-year still on the road, so long as the tow destination is an...
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    AM radiowaves are very long -- the length of a...

    AM radiowaves are very long -- the length of a football field, so there isn't any external antenna for an AM receiver. That points to a failed component in the radio. A good replacement unit can...
  9. Thread: Diagnostic

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    "P1171 MINI Possible Causes Faulty Ambient...

    "P1171 MINI Possible Causes
    Faulty Ambient Pressure Sensor
    Ambient Pressure Sensor harness is open or shorted
    Ambient Pressure Sensor circuit poor electrical connection"

    taken from...
  10. One of the predictors that a Volvo will "go long"...

    One of the predictors that a Volvo will "go long" is that the owner does not allow "Check Engine" to remain lit up and unattended, deceiving himself into thinking only one problem is responsible.
  11. In a statistical sense, he's probably right. But...

    In a statistical sense, he's probably right. But statistics can't predict each vehicle's lifespan. It might also have to do with the fact that 2004 year was the first year of production for the...
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    The iCarSoft i906 is good for having in the car...

    The iCarSoft i906 is good for having in the car all the time / on long trips. It reads out the Volvo-specific codes. However it is limited in clearing codes. It can clear CEM codes that are not...
  13. For the pirated version 2014D, I saw it offered...

    For the pirated version 2014D, I saw it offered as a disk image to run under VM.

    I hope the first person who tries the rented 2015A app will give us write-up on their experience.
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    For the 3.2 and T6 engines, Volvo recommends 100%...

    For the 3.2 and T6 engines, Volvo recommends 100% synthetic that meets the ACEA A5/B5 spec, 5W-30 for most climate regions, and 0W-30 for regions with deep-freeze starting conditions.

    For my T6s...
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    Steve, thank you for posting a final chapter --...

    Steve, thank you for posting a final chapter -- those are the most valuable posts on VolvoXC.

    I'm left with just one question. Was there ever any message or icon on the console indicating an...
  16. I don't have any insider info on the ECU...

    I don't have any insider info on the ECU software. But my recent experience with misfires (fixed by new plugs and coils) is you can have random misfires without any DTC thrown. My suspicion is that...
  17. Here is the pricing information for VIDA rental...

    Here is the pricing information for VIDA rental subscriptions:
    https://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=info.subscriptions.main

    Under this subscription system, DIYers have access to a full...
  18. VIDA confronts piracy for post 2015.3 Volvos

    A significant change for VIDA is being discussed online which impacts owners of Volvos built after the first quarter of model-year 2015.

    I'll summarize here, and give links to the articles &...
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    Volvo USA Provides Free Breakdown Towing

    Volvo USA has just added a new free towing service for the entire Volvo car fleet. It's called Tow For Life.
    It applies to any model-year still on the road, so long as the tow destination is an...
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    Sticky: One rookie mistake to avoid when replacing the...

    One rookie mistake to avoid when replacing the plastic trim piece housing the power seat control buttons: You'll have to unplug the wire harness going from the seat switches to the Power Seat...
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    As a sanity check on 12V power distribution, you...

    As a sanity check on 12V power distribution, you could test for 12V at some of these fuses in the rear cargo area:

    Power Operated Tailgate Module
    Drivers Door Module
    Power Seat Module

    with...
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    I think the next step is to hook up an OBD-II...

    I think the next step is to hook up an OBD-II scanner, and see if any software is detecting a problem, e.g. communication between modules, or 12V power absent in a subsystem. Someone else might...
  23. You need to read out any Diagnostic Trouble Codes...

    You need to read out any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) -- based on the ABS and BRAKE FAILURE warnings, you can expect more detailed information once you access stored DTCs. Volvo used car owners...
  24. No, my '04 did not have any startup problems.

    No, my '04 did not have any startup problems.
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    This indicates that either the battery is toast,...

    This indicates that either the battery is toast, or you have a short circuit somewhere draining the battery after shut-down. You can test for a short: Charge up the battery with an external...
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