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    Difficulty refueling both our XC70 T6s

    I'm used to the frustrating process of refueling our 2013 T6. The pump shuts off just seconds after getting fuel flowing. I have to hold the filler nozzle, and lightly squeeze for about 1/2 the...
  2. Thread: Trailering...

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    The strain is not only on the drivetrain, but the...

    The strain is not only on the drivetrain, but the entire length of the frame. Remember, 90% of torque goes to front wheels. You're talking about hitching a single-axle boat trailer to a FWD car. ...
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    I was referring to what came up in Google search...

    I was referring to what came up in Google search for "used tires":

    BestUsedTires.com
    UTires.com
    TireRack.com's used tire branch

    I've never purchased from any of these. But, I did notice...
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    Could you post a photo showing what the streaks...

    Could you post a photo showing what the streaks look like?
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    I have a 2015 XC70 T6, and recently went through...

    I have a 2015 XC70 T6, and recently went through a similar process. The choices are limited for this tire size (235/50R18). I went with Bridgestone Turanza Quiettracks which is an 80,000 mile...
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    Hard to test this way are the far reaches of the...

    Hard to test this way are the far reaches of the vacuum system called EVAP, located in the rear above and behind the fuel tank. A leak here is better pinpointed by doing a pressurized smoke test,...
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    If you've stopped blowing ETM fuses, suggest to...

    If you've stopped blowing ETM fuses, suggest to start a new thread under a new title. Also, your chance of success keeping this car running without a DiCE/VIDA diagnostic system is approaching...
  8. Does the driver's motorized sideview mirror still...

    Does the driver's motorized sideview mirror still work? This will determine if the Drivers Door Module (DDM) is powered and operating. If not, check the cargo area fuse bank, the uppermost bank,...
  9. So you're saying that a Volvo- authorized...

    So you're saying that a Volvo- authorized software developer and an unrelated software pirate are the same thing if they are Chinese? ???? The piracy of VIDA up thru 2014D was made possible...
  10. Does the outside handle open the driver's door? ...

    Does the outside handle open the driver's door? Do the key fob (radio control) functions still work to lock / unlock? Physical key works? This could be as simple as the mechanical linkage has...
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    This is the Catalyst System Efficiency Below...

    This is the

    Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

    The two O2 sensors are upstream and downstream of the catalytic converter. The ECM continuously compares these two as a monitor...
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    In the 2013 Warranty Book, it says that seat...

    In the 2013 Warranty Book, it says that seat belts and SRS are warranteed for 5 years (unlimited miles).

    I haven't heard of this problem before. An option would be to order matching seat belts...
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    Sew it up good and tight. The G force on the...

    Sew it up good and tight. The G force on the TPMS module cruising at 125km/hr, or 75 mph is about 300 Gs (300 X the force of gravity).
    Don't know whether the casing must be pressure-sealed for it...
  14. Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS Indirect TPMS...

    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS

    Indirect TPMS
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    My 2015.5 XC70 T6 (bought used) came with the "Tire Monitor" system (indirect TPMS) -- this flavor of TPMS does not have a pressure-sensor in the...
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    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS 9168 My 2015.5...

    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS
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    My 2015.5 XC70 T6 (bought used) came with the "Tire Monitor" system (indirect TPMS) -- this flavor of TPMS does not have a pressure-sensor in the wheel. Rather,...
  16. Thread: Tire Advice

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    One consideration is the impact of tire selection...

    One consideration is the impact of tire selection on gas mileage. Putting an SUV or truck tire on your XC70 adds undesired weight and rotational inertia, and shows up in fewer miles per tank of...
  17. Thread: Tire Advice

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    Use the tire size finders online. An...

    Use the tire size finders online. An all-terrain, all-weather tire sounds like the right way to go.
  18. Thread: 08 xc70 blower

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    The voltage regulator protects all the circuits...

    The voltage regulator protects all the circuits from an over-voltage situation. It's possible there was a transient under-voltage during the jumping. I would try to cold restart your...
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    A weak battery. The parking lights chew up more...

    A weak battery. The parking lights chew up more current than the radio. If the radiator fan runs past engine shut-off, a big current drain.

    All modern cars have a number of "always on"...
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    This case qualifies as a top-drawer stumper! ...

    This case qualifies as a top-drawer stumper! Your 7 month saga shows true grit. Hoping this story will end with a root cause, and a post where we all learn something new about this B5254 5-banger.
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    A single coil-pack draws 6 amps of current at...

    A single coil-pack draws 6 amps of current at peak RPMs (6000), or about 2-3 amps under normal driving.

    To test the ignition harness, if you unplug a coil-pack connector, and try to light a 55W...
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    As far as list of 14 DTCs, the car had a bum...

    As far as list of 14 DTCs, the car had a bum battery and alternator (now replaced), so these could be residuals that can be cleared out with VIDA.
    He's come far enough to drive the car on...
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    Restating the first sentence of the OP: "I...

    Restating the first sentence of the OP:
    "I finished rebuilding my 2007 XC70, I got her with a broken valve, tore her down and put her back together".

    Unless I missed something, drGian...
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    The evidence is strong for the discontinuity or...

    The evidence is strong for the discontinuity or weak current in the coil-pack harness feeding #2. In suggesting to replace the harness -- it's not clear who supplies these.
    You might need to hit...
  25. The first rule of maintenance on a Volvo is to...

    The first rule of maintenance on a Volvo is to address and resolve every code when it first appears. If these codes are allowed to stack up, the hole just gets too deep to dig out of. The fuel...
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