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    For a safety-minded company, the scissors car...

    For a safety-minded company, the scissors car jack "system" provided for tire changes is IMHO a serious problem. First, as a midpoint lift point, the jack is lifting 1/2 the weight of the car...
  2. Have you searched the used tire market? These...

    Have you searched the used tire market? These tires are salvaged from car wrecks, and tire shops installing upgrades. You specify the tread depth to match what you currently have.
  3. Block the front tires, and jack up both rear...

    Block the front tires, and jack up both rear wheels off the ground. With the parking brake OFF, tranny in neutral, you can test these:
    rear wheel bearings: any play when rocking wheel...
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    Sounds risky. The safest and most efficient...

    Sounds risky. The safest and most efficient lift point is the rear-wheel truss adjacent to the wheel -- if you lift the fixed frame, the wheel will spring down and you have to jack the frame...
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    The first decision tree branch: If you just sit...

    The first decision tree branch: If you just sit parked and run engine RPMs up to 3500 and back down, does it induce any vibration? Can you rapidly build RPMs from idle to 3500 and have it be smooth?...
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    Brake fluid slowly goes bad over time, by...

    Brake fluid slowly goes bad over time, by absorbing moisture. Because of the high pressure in a hydraulic fluid, water boils at a low temp. The moisture in the brake fluid
    boils and forms...
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    There is a tradeoff you run into if you put a...

    There is a tradeoff you run into if you put a screen in front of the radiator -- it will prevent stone gouges but also reduces airflow. The radiator works best with what's called laminar airflow...
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    If the Tank Vent Pipe has a clogged filter,...

    If the Tank Vent Pipe has a clogged filter, inadequate venting becomes the problem. Pumping fuel into the filler throat will raise the pressure in the tank, and air will be pushing back up the...
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    Problem solved!!!

    It's been 3 years, and the solution to this problem of difficult refueling has been discovered.
    The root-cause of the problem and its solution are posted here:
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  10. Difficulty Refueling (pump shuts off prematurely)

    I posted this common problem with P2 / P3 Volvos over on SwedeSpeed, and discovered a nifty solution to restore proper venting during pumping gas.
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  11. Finally solved this. The photos show the...

    Finally solved this. The photos show the process:

    1) Roll down window
    2) Pry the black plastic frame stretching it toward the rear of vehicle -- when it releases push frame toward interior...
  12. It would depend on the condition of your shocks. ...

    It would depend on the condition of your shocks. Under normal driving, the shock absorbers prevent the bump stop from ever making contact. However, if the shock absorber begins to leak, the bump...
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    A similar question came up recently on...

    A similar question came up recently on SwedeSpeed: https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?628283-Bigger-amp-Wider-Tires-for-XC70-P3-2008-2016

    The transition from winter <--> summer driving...
  14. I have the same car, same year, but I haven't...

    I have the same car, same year, but I haven't encountered that warning. Volvo doesn't publish much about the software. First thing I'd do with the radiator coolant is maybe use a piece of tape to...
  15. It's not uncommon for a 10-year old car to have a...

    It's not uncommon for a 10-year old car to have a tiny pressure-leak in the cooling system. This will deplete the coolant volume over weeks or months.

    Finding the leak is a matter of looking for...
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    A good way to pin down metallic washers is to...

    A good way to pin down metallic washers is to pull up the specific fluid exchange kit (FCP Euro, IPD-USA) for your Model-Year. The washer part# is published there.
  17. How to remove front-door BLIS-indicator / tweeter panel?

    One of the 6.5" speakers (front door) is starting to make a popping sound. I see where I can replace the front door speakers, but they come as a 3-piece "component" set
    (woofer, tweeter, and...
  18. What about the rear wheel sensors? The benefit...

    What about the rear wheel sensors? The benefit of using VIDA for an ABS fault is that it will report out which specific wheel is reporting in a mismatched speed to the other 3. Then, you know...
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    My '04 XC70 2.5T??....It had a fuel tank LEAK, a...

    My '04 XC70 2.5T??....It had a fuel tank LEAK, a micro-crack in the plastic weld where the vent hose bib is attached. If you filled the tank to full, it would drip raw gasoline until
    the level...
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    So, the 2013 AWD saddle tank has 2 level senders,...

    So, the 2013 AWD saddle tank has 2 level senders, one on each side?...the left side sender welded into the tank? OK.

    Still learning about these cars (have 2 of 'em).
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    I take it you work on P3s. I'm perplexed because...

    I take it you work on P3s. I'm perplexed because everything I'm seeing in online documentation for 2013 XC70 AWD "saddle" fuel tank indicates a single portal (fuel pump and level sender integrated...
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    Can you explain a little bit more how you arrived...

    Can you explain a little bit more how you arrived at that conclusion?
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    I have more info on this problem. The gas tank...

    I have more info on this problem. The gas tank is nearly full.

    When I start up the engine, the console bar shows the correct tank level 7/8, and the "miles to empty tank" shows 380 miles...
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    I think there's an "end-of-travel" switch that...

    I think there's an "end-of-travel" switch that reverses the polarity of the motor drive. That's where I'd look, or just go to the Pick 'n Pull and get the entire rear wiper mechanism.
  25. If these haven't been done, they are WAY overdue:...

    If these haven't been done, they are WAY overdue:

    new spark plugs (typically good for 50,000 miles)
    transmission flush (50K mi., no later than 100K miles)
    power-steering flush (40K miles, no...
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