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  1. Thread: Vibration

    by Astro14
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    If youíve got play in that outer CV joint, then...

    If youíve got play in that outer CV joint, then the axle is worn out. Itís the source, or very likely the source, of your vibration.

    Donít go with rebuilt axles. They all suck and will vibrate...
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    I've not mounted a bull bar on this, or any...

    I've not mounted a bull bar on this, or any other, car, including my trucks.

    If you're looking to mount it to the frame, then remove the bumper cover, and you'll see the aluminum crossbar as well...
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    Well, I've yet to see a crack on my XC, which at...

    Well, I've yet to see a crack on my XC, which at over 250,000 has the most miles of my P2 Volvos. I would recommend the IPD couplers, and a careful inspection of your charge air pipe. Be forwarned...
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    With any tune, be certain that the rest of the...

    With any tune, be certain that the rest of the fuel delivery, ignition and transmission are up to the increased power.

    I would put in new plugs, check everything, change the oil, and the...
  5. Googling suggested that I have terminal cancer. ...

    Googling suggested that I have terminal cancer.

    But a couple of Tums cured my symptoms, so...

    Look, you really need to do some more troubleshooting, which must include testing, on this. A code...
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    The multiple drain and fills mix the fluid, then...

    The multiple drain and fills mix the fluid, then you drain out a mix. Eventually, you can get close to fresh fluid, but it will take more fluid than a cooler line flush and you'll never get to 100%...
  7. Thread: Grille Removal

    by Astro14
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    As I look at the XC in the driveway, I don't see...

    As I look at the XC in the driveway, I don't see how you could get those clips off with the bumper in place...

    That said, I can remove and install the bumper in about 20 minutes, now that I've...
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    It's not your struts that are the problem, it's...

    It's not your struts that are the problem, it's the spring seats. A common failure.

    The first picture shows the bushing separated from the rubber, that one is gone, the second one might be OK...
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    While I've only ever used the factory H6 size,...

    While I've only ever used the factory H6 size, you can see a second fitting in the floor for the battery hold-down that corresponds to the larger H8. It will physically fit in the space and it will...
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    Well, 2 1/2 years later - the V70T5 soldiers on...

    Well, 2 1/2 years later - the V70T5 soldiers on in Salt Lake City. It has over 210,000 miles on it now.

    It leads an active life: commuting to the hospital, driving to various sights around the...
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    I bought my last battery at the Volvo dealer. ...

    I bought my last battery at the Volvo dealer. Previous Volvo battery had lasted 12 years. That's pretty good. And you know it's vented, correctly sized, and decently made.
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    Spring seats absolutely DO go bad....and often. ...

    Spring seats absolutely DO go bad....and often.

    The rubber rips/tears, and the central bushing is then loose. Then the strut, which is bolted tight into that bushing, moves up/down over bumps...
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    The fine glass polish by Griot's. It's a cerium...

    The fine glass polish by Griot's. It's a cerium oxide abrasive (I think) and super fine. I've used it with a buffer - and it removes everything, but is so fine that there are no scratches.

    For...
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    Griot’s glass polish applied with a buffer. ...

    Griot’s glass polish applied with a buffer.

    https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/fine+glass+polish+16+ounces.do

    It will remove calcium deposits and other deposits that even clay bar and Bon Ami...
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    None. Seriously. Quick struts for this...

    None.

    Seriously.

    Quick struts for this car generally all suck. They’ll fail quickly and on a $$/mile basis cost more than doing the rebuild with quality parts.

    If you’re looking to limp...
  16. Thread: Trailering...

    by Astro14
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    The weak link is the transmission. Change the...

    The weak link is the transmission.

    Change the fluid completely. Add a cooler. Best would be a cooler with filter.

    I posted some pictures and details from a cooler install I did on my 2002 V70...
  17. Thread: DEM000b

    by Astro14
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    For a total of $200, I bought an HP laptop with...

    For a total of $200, I bought an HP laptop with Win7 and an SSD. Loaded VIDA onto that and it works fine. It's a dedicated machine for just my Volvos.

    I have a similar dedicated machine for my...
  18. I've given my daughter this one:...

    I've given my daughter this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015TKUPIC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The Noco Genius Boost 40. It's started two of her friend's cars since...
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    I put a used one in. I got it from Erie Vovo -...

    I put a used one in. I got it from Erie Vovo - great folks. So far, it works just fine.
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    Gas station water on a squeegee is usually a...

    Gas station water on a squeegee is usually a terrible fix for window cleaning.

    Start with a good glass cleaner. I happen to like Griot's Garage glass cleaner - works great inside and out.

    IF...
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    When I first got some clunking on my XC - I did...

    When I first got some clunking on my XC - I did the same - replaced each part as it failed. But it cost me a couple of alignments along the way, and I had to do the whole job (struts out) a couple...
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    Spring seats last 60-80K, tops. Iíd start there...

    Spring seats last 60-80K, tops. Iíd start there...
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    Mobil 1 is a good oil. No worries on its...

    Mobil 1 is a good oil. No worries on its performance.

    It's not the best for an extended drain interval, however.

    While this is a bit of oversimplification, one could say that the base stock...
  24. I recognize their importance in the food chain. ...

    I recognize their importance in the food chain.

    Both tasty.

    But I prefer Elk.
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    Bad part. Or. Wrong part. Brushes and/or...

    Bad part.

    Or.

    Wrong part. Brushes and/or rectifier might have been the problem.
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