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  1. Blown cam seal is about 1 quart of oil leaking...

    Blown cam seal is about 1 quart of oil leaking out every minute. What your mechanic probably saw could be in fact a worn O-ring inside VVT hub:...
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    I did a resistor repair on mine, the bottom pad...

    I did a resistor repair on mine, the bottom pad on the resistor was rotted away. Had to transfer one from the old x86 motherboard :)

    Hope this post helps:...
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    How much damage you have? Show your DEM PCB?

    How much damage you have? Show your DEM PCB?
  4. Buy new ones, they are not very expensive, both...

    Buy new ones, they are not very expensive, both under $200 at FCP. Junk yard cars have the glued in bushings worn out.

    Volvo Suspension Stabilizer Bar Rear (V70R) - Genuine Volvo 8672168
    Volvo...
  5. Front swaybar you can upgrade to the one from...

    Front swaybar you can upgrade to the one from XC90 with 2.5T engine.

    Rear swaybar is 14 mm stock for the regular suspension, 19 mm for Nivomats, 20 (or 21?) for S60R and 21 (22?) for V70R. I have...
  6. Thread: What oil weight?

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    Multiple sources: 1. Worn valve stem caps -...

    Multiple sources:

    1. Worn valve stem caps - allow oil to drip down. Oily smoke upon engine start in the morning - this is it.
    2. Worn piston oil rings - does not scrape cylinder walls good...
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    It turns out I've got one of these... Nope, it...

    It turns out I've got one of these... Nope, it has one CAN controller and one K-Line controller.

    https://a.d-cd.net/ty-O47kul4v7vUgv-nyJajuQPZY-960.jpg
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    Any J2534 should work in theory. A cheap fork of...

    Any J2534 should work in theory. A cheap fork of xHorse I got for the truck is visible in VIDA's drop-down list for the scanner selection.

    One thing to make sure is that the scanner has hardware...
  9. Thread: What oil weight?

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    You may still want to pull the valve cover and do...

    You may still want to pull the valve cover and do the valve stem caps. Must be a total PIA on exhaust side, with the head still attached to the block. I would detach the downpipe and tilt the...
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    Prevent? Rebuild the engine once it starts...

    Prevent? Rebuild the engine once it starts consuming more than 250 ml / 1k mile. My was eating 600 ml / 1k of 10w40 shortly before its death.

    At least the valve stem caps have to be replaced. But...
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    I had two engine taken apart at 220k miles. One...

    I had two engine taken apart at 220k miles. One was unknown to me, but it probably was as neglected as the rest of the car (I got it as a donor for chassis swap). The measured cylinder bore wear was,...
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    This is for P3, not P2. And they all are BS (the...

    This is for P3, not P2. And they all are BS (the polyurethane spacers).
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    Technically speaking, you can use your Chinese...

    Technically speaking, you can use your Chinese DiCE clone together with VIDA Online. I did that a few times. The software is very buggy and you are risking of bricking the car. This is what I got...
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    Contact user [email protected]

    Contact user [email protected]
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    DIM module passes CAN-bus through to some other...

    DIM module passes CAN-bus through to some other modules. Broken or missing DIM will raise a pack of CEM communication errors.
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    That looks like a copy of mine!

    That looks like a copy of mine!
  17. Thread: Heater Core Clips

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    Lube O-rings w/ silicone grease and push the...

    Lube O-rings w/ silicone grease and push the pipes as deep into the core as possible. Clips installation is not that difficult afterwards.
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    Battery off, take DIM out, shortcut CAN...

    Battery off, take DIM out, shortcut CAN communication pins (DIM has CAN in, CAN out) and see if HU is backlit now. HU receives ambient light level, steering wheel controls, etc from CEM via CAN, but...
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    Few options: 1. Xemodex can clone your old CEM...

    Few options:

    1. Xemodex can clone your old CEM for absurd amount of $$$ (judgeing it by looking at the price of CEM repair, which largely involves one cheap relay replacement).

    2. I think VDASH...
  20. Thread: Parking Brake R&M

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    Keep it in the drum. Can be adjusted with a...

    Keep it in the drum. Can be adjusted with a screwdriver via lug bolt's hole.
  21. Thread: Parking Brake R&M

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    Adjuster link + claw from P80 works very well on...

    Adjuster link + claw from P80 works very well on P2.

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-brake-cable-adjuster-link-s80-30793437...
  22. I got a new carpet from Tasca, driver side only,...

    I got a new carpet from Tasca, driver side only, passenger side was out of stock forever.

    You may also pull a good enough carpet from junkyard and deep clean it with Tornador.
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    I seldom do wheel alignment in shop. For the...

    I seldom do wheel alignment in shop. For the front toe I have Trackace, which is totally sufficient. Rear toe also needs a thrust vector set within limits, which is still doable, but needs a few...
  24. Bosch starter is a refurb one, with paint sprayed...

    Bosch starter is a refurb one, with paint sprayed over rust :( Also it is very expensive compared to other new starters. Paint over rust broke my heart, I've got a new DB Electrical starter that...
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    Make sure you get an AG with perfect splines. ...

    Make sure you get an AG with perfect splines.

    Yes, that's the collar sleeve.
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