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  1. Thanks! Thought so, but figured I would double...

    Thanks! Thought so, but figured I would double check. Now to get a mechanic's mirror so I can get down in there again next weekend.
  2. New accessory belt tensioner looks different, 04 XC70

    Greetings,

    The accessory drive belt tensioner needs replacing as it is making noise. I got a replacement from IDP and was going to put it in until I noticed that the pulley looks different. The...
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    I figured, but was starting to be pressed for...

    I figured, but was starting to be pressed for time so buttoned it up after replacing the belt. Figured I could get back to it another time, and then re-shim the AC compressor clutch at the same time.
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    Bargain front struts to get by?

    Have an '04 XC70 and both front struts are leaking, I suspect that it is mainly riding on the springs. Haven't got the funds for a set of Sachs struts. Would bargain struts such as Sensen or Duralo...
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    Replaced the accessory drive belt on my '04 XC70....

    Replaced the accessory drive belt on my '04 XC70. I also purchased a belt tenioner, but I just could not get at the bolts holding it to the block.

    Instructions and videos show that one can just...
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    Things have been starting to fail on my '04 XC70....

    Things have been starting to fail on my '04 XC70. Last week I took off the front bumper to get at the headlight ballasts. Driver side ballast went bad so I replaced them both and used industrial...
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    Nevermind. Now that the light is better, I found...

    Nevermind. Now that the light is better, I found the horns behind the grille. I was able to poke a finger in there and discovered the connector on the driver side horn is disconnected. I was able...
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    I saw the Wipe New with an XC70 on the box and...

    I saw the Wipe New with an XC70 on the box and picked it up :) When the weather improves I intend to try the Armorall Outlast though since that has gotten a couple of good nods from the group.
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    04 XC70 no horn

    Title says it. The horn had been working, the car passed safety inspection a few weeks back and it needed the horn then. I attempted to blow it in traffic the other day and nothing happened.
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    That looks great. I have not had a chance to get...

    That looks great. I have not had a chance to get any other products yet, but I will definitely try the Armorall Outlast this time around.

    Thanks,
    Greg
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    Well JRL, when you are right, you are certainly...

    Well JRL, when you are right, you are certainly correct. Yesterday we had heavy rain, combined with driving through mud and deep puddles. The Back to Black treated areas show light streaking.
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    The Back to Black is not a dye and someone I know...

    The Back to Black is not a dye and someone I know actually used it so I gave it a try. Heavy rain due on Tuesday so we'll see if it runs. :) From what I can tell, the Forever Black is a dye and I...
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    Bumper and cladding color restoration

    Figured I'd pass on something I did this weekend. I've got an '04 XC70 and the bumper and side cladding is pretty well faded. A co-worker gave me a partial bottle of Mothers Back-To-Black to try on...
  14. My '04 with HU-613 has a similar problem but I...

    My '04 with HU-613 has a similar problem but I have not been able to find a resolution either. The backlight works on the radio. The LED display works intermittently. Sometimes I start up and...
  15. Hey Charlie, Thanks for the nod to Jeff's...

    Hey Charlie,

    Thanks for the nod to Jeff's Cars. I will keep them in mind in case I need more specialized Volvo work. Normally I take my vehicles to US Automotive in Allentown, but until now...
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    Greetings, Second week as an XC70 driver! ...

    Greetings,

    Second week as an XC70 driver! Picked up an '04 XC70 with about 143k miles, with the belts/water pump/gaskets replaced at about 120k miles.

    Previous car was an '01 PT Cruiser that...
  17. Independent Volvo mechanic in Lehigh Valley PA area?

    Greetings,

    Newish owner of an '04 XC70. My usual mechanic does work on Volvo, but I was wondering if anyone else in Eastern PA has any leads on a good Volvo specific shop in the Lehigh Valley...
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