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  1. Rotational clicking/ticking noise from RF (Drivers side) - disappears under brakes

    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?12018-02-XC70-Rotational-Clicking-from-L-F&highlight=clicking+noise+front+car

    I have a very similarly described issue to that in the above thread,...
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    I just did mine with sandpaper. It takes some...

    I just did mine with sandpaper. It takes some nerve to do it but I watched some youtube clips and had tried plastx etc. I started with 600 then 1000, and finished with 2000. The lens looked very...
  3. I purchased my car from the BMW dealership here...

    I purchased my car from the BMW dealership here in New Zealand and they sell all their 'approved' used vehicles with a 24 month aftermarket warranty (from a company called Protecta). I paid an extra...
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    AWD tested with unseasonal snow ....

    I have been only averagely impressed with my car's AWD ability on river banks when launching our boat where it seems to slip too much before the rear wheels decide they need to engage............ so,...
  5. Thanks guys .. somehow I figured that would be...

    Thanks guys .. somehow I figured that would be the advice.

    Have politely declined the dealers offer and might go look for a Toyota or a Jeep (or maybe an X5, as my old 530i never gave any trouble...
  6. Thinking of switching my V70 XC for an XC90 T6

    *** originally posted on the XC70 forum but I guess on reflection this is probably a more appropriate place ***

    Our local Subaru dealer has just traded a nice looking XC90 and are happy to give it...
  7. Thinking of switching my V70 XC for an XC90 T6

    Our local Subaru dealer has just traded a nice looking XC90 and are happy to give it to me for their trade in price which is about $5k below what would be normal retail here in NZ. I am interested...
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    Thanks for the feedback guy's - It looks like I...

    Thanks for the feedback guy's - It looks like I need a PCV service - tonight I put my hand over the filler cap opening and no suction at all (as a comparison I did the same on our Peugeot and the...
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    Understood - will give that a go and see what...

    Understood - will give that a go and see what happens - there should be a vaccum and my hand should get sucked in if it is working OK, and if not then it probably is clogged?

    What would I expect...
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    THAT'S IT ............... took the cover off...

    THAT'S IT ............... took the cover off tonight (fiddly job) and clearly the oil is coming from the filler cap, running down the channel that the modesty cover fits into, along the engine and...
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    Ok - I will remove the cover tonight after work...

    Ok - I will remove the cover tonight after work and see what that reveals, and post a couple more pics. Mileage is 127,000km - runs fine.
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    Oil Seepage / Leak - what is this about?

    See attached pics.

    I have noticed oil accumulating on my engine recently - the amount in the pics takes about 1 week to build up, so it is a bit more than what I would call a seep.

    Where is it...
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    I got this warning last week - Actually I was...

    I got this warning last week - Actually I was about 2 hours into a 7 hour drive (from Invercargill to Christchurch) when the car did a major 'hiccup', all gauges died and it felt like someone had...
  14. Great thread - should be compulsory...

    Great thread - should be compulsory reading..............
  15. It is summer here downunder and we have been out...

    It is summer here downunder and we have been out boating over the holidays - So far with the Volvo we have only used a boat ramp, but no traction issues at all, although as you can see you wouldnt...
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    Snow Pics ..... Nth America

    I was watching the news here tonight and see the snow storms in Nth America (East Coast) - I just changed from Subaru to Volvo and see a number of posts on my Subaru forum anout the snow and pics.
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    Hi Tank2 - probably not much help as a new Volvo...

    Hi Tank2 - probably not much help as a new Volvo owner (coming from Subaru and BMW), but as a rule I get my servicing done at MIDAS.

    This is because I know the owner of the local franchise and I...
  18. Thanks guy's - that is encouraging. Last week...

    Thanks guy's - that is encouraging.

    Last week I took the car on a very steep gravel track down to the lake that I had driven in my Subaru previously - I stopped and started a few times to really...
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    Thanks Slowflyer - We will see how we go with the...

    Thanks Slowflyer - We will see how we go with the factory cargo net. My dog is a German Shepherd so he wont get through the gap and he was contained without problems in the Subaru I just sold by the...
  20. Should I be concerned about my AWD ability and launching my boat

    I have just sold my 1998 Subaru Lancaster (Japanese domestic model of the Outback) and upgraded to a 2002 V70XC - I have been reading plenty about the transmission and the viscous AWD system that I...
  21. Interesting thread - and not at all what I...

    Interesting thread - and not at all what I expected it would be about when I started reading it - keep us inormed how you get on and good luck!

    And making it 'sticky' is a great idea.........
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    Well, I went and got a guard made from the local...

    Well, I went and got a guard made from the local engineers - quite happy with it although 'Mark II' would have a couple of very minor changes (such as a spring loaded catch and a 'stop' to catch the...
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    Job done!

    Well, I tried again when I came home from work tonight.
    http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/ottiehund/Bulb1-1.jpg

    You can see the position of bulb 4 (top bulb of lower cluster better from the...
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    TRUE ....... and as of an hour ago I was...

    TRUE ....... and as of an hour ago I was wondering it it was also correct as well as funny!
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    Thanks for the help guys ... can't trade it in...

    Thanks for the help guys ... can't trade it in just yet (have only bought it :D).

    Will give it a try and see how I go after work tonight - I might also try to get a mirror in there first to get a...
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