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    ARGh... not having any luck with the Volvo...

    ARGh... not having any luck with the Volvo COnti's. Son destroys the right front new replacement tire AGAIN. He now admits he can't parallel park. I'm also suspecting the sidewalls are pretty thin....
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    The only thing I can tell from your post is that...

    The only thing I can tell from your post is that you are likely in Canada. As for actual mpg or L per 100KM, in town always sucks on our T6 especially if you are doing very short trip with heavy AC...
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    Update: We've done 7,000 miles on the XC since...

    Update: We've done 7,000 miles on the XC since putting on the Contis including the miles in my original post. Sadly lost one to road debris while on a local trip. Most of the miles were interstate...
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    Full sized spare?

    So the kid take wife's XC60 out last night and hits some giant glass bottle slicing open a sidewall.....

    First time using one of those silly compact spares.

    Its got me wondering....

    Does a...
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    New Continental tire report

    The Michelin tires on our 2014 aged out. Time to replace them.

    I did my analysis paralysis looking over all the usual suspects and ended up replacing the Michelin with Continental TruContact...
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    Looks like a frozen Oreo

    Looks like a frozen Oreo
  7. Especially if it uses a timing chain that has...

    Especially if it uses a timing chain that has stretched
  8. Could it be expansion of metal. Pinging is...

    Could it be expansion of metal. Pinging is typically heard under acceleration regardless of engine being warmed up.
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    Took me 45 mins first time. What a PIA. After...

    Took me 45 mins first time. What a PIA. After that I've started to use needle nose pliers to help with the spring that seats the bulb. Having double jointed small hands helps as well......
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    We had an 03 xc70 with the 5 cylinder Turbo and...

    We had an 03 xc70 with the 5 cylinder Turbo and now have a 14 xc60 with the 3.0 Turbo.

    Performance: Xc60 without a doubt. Its a far nice engine as well. I never liked the feel of the five cylinder...
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    Sold to a friend who bought a 98 V70 for their...

    Sold to a friend who bought a 98 V70 for their kid.....
  12. For tire changing the sears unit is good. My...

    For tire changing the sears unit is good. My three ton version bought two decades ago still good. Consider getting axle stands as well, because once you start looking under the car you'll quickly...
  13. Would be a quick job for a shop to swap the...

    Would be a quick job for a shop to swap the covers. Might be worth replacing the foam to.
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    You definitely want to fix that. Otherwise the...

    You definitely want to fix that. Otherwise the pop will be joined by snap and crackle..... then that sickening crunching sound.....
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    Spring Bump

    Spring Bump
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    Christmas Bump

    Christmas Bump
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    Bump. $60

    Bump. $60
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    Max number of BT connections?

    Is there a max number of BT connections on these cars? Its my wife's car and she, plus our two kids all paired just fine. But despite following instructions on the screen to pair mine, it wont pair....
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    That's so very helpful. Could have saved you some...

    That's so very helpful. Could have saved you some money.
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    Bump

    Bump
  21. Thread: Real life MPG

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    2014 T6 in Mass. We've had it since December 16...

    2014 T6 in Mass. We've had it since December 16 and covered around 6700 miles. Hit the highway and 25mpg is normal. You'll lose 4-5mpg in town. Crazy thing about the mileage is that about 3500 have...
  22. We went from a 03-xc70 to a 14 xc60 T6 last...

    We went from a 03-xc70 to a 14 xc60 T6 last December. Wifey's car. I've only driven it to SC and back plus this week's family trip. So a few observations on the transition.
    My kids are both adults...
  23. Have a white marker handy. Before you remove the...

    Have a white marker handy. Before you remove the old belt, align the markings, and mark on the old belt where the timing marks are. Then transfer those marks to the new belt.

    Its just an extra...
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    NOS Rubber mats

    These were bought for our 1998 V70, but never even removed from the Volvo bag before car was sold. They will probably work for the 1991-1996 850 as well as the 1996-2000 V70. Color is light tan, ?...
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    Thats not helpful. The problem has been discussed...

    Thats not helpful. The problem has been discussed before.

    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?11452-XC70-Fuel-overflow-or-block
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