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  1. So elegant, I have no words. Well done.

    So elegant, I have no words. Well done.
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    Parts are parts...

    You can see the variant parts in VIDA's built in parts catalogue. There are (kinda cryptic) descriptions with the numbers. Certain spec XC70s do have different shocks and bushings but see the...
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    If the dealer replaced the battery, check to see...

    If the dealer replaced the battery, check to see if the replacement was the correct spec. The one now in may simply be inadequate.
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    Some comments not yet offered: Inspect the...

    Some comments not yet offered:

    Inspect the brakes to plan your job. When you pull the wheel look at the rotors and pads.

    On the rotors, drag your fingernail radially across both faces. The...
  5. I was thinking about doing the same and decided...

    I was thinking about doing the same and decided not to because the merchandise reviews I found elsewhere for same aftermarket brands (in the case of Oredy, Sensen, Duralo) were dismal. Simple but...
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    Get a SIM for T-mobile or associated networks in...

    Get a SIM for T-mobile or associated networks in your vicinity that still run 2G. BTW what is the message?
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    Aerospace 303, follow label directions...

    Aerospace 303, follow label directions scrupulously for best results. It lasts for me a very long time.
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    Suggest you order from Tasca... Get the...

    Suggest you order from Tasca...
    Get the assembly from the dealer. Arrives prepainted. Remember to get replacement trim clips, they break when you remove them. Suggest you order from Tasca, the...
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    I am newly returned to Volvos, so I may be full...

    I am newly returned to Volvos, so I may be full of it here -- but is there a brake proportioning valve of any sort and if so is it maybe faulty?
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    Double check your title's provenance; could this...

    Double check your title's provenance; could this have been a flooded car?
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    Used replacement from Erie VoVo?

    Used replacement from Erie VoVo?
  12. Off the top of my head I'd check for a wiring...

    Off the top of my head I'd check for a wiring issue, such as loose wiring to a speed sensor that is sending a signal in spite of the car not moving - our XC70 is set to lock the doors after reaching...
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    Do you have the installation instructions for the...

    Do you have the installation instructions for the remote starter?
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    Theoretically if you run 40K miles and only stop...

    Theoretically if you run 40K miles and only stop once, and normally, your rotors will have no real wear. Miles don't grind away your rotors, stops do. There isn't really a substitute for pulling...
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    U R welcome, the Volvo XC gas tank straddles the...

    U R welcome, the Volvo XC gas tank straddles the rear drive shaft and for some reason if the gas is sitting in the tank just so, then the pickup misses it. Is a PITA. I think another post...
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    Yes this is simplest, as long as that caliper...

    Yes this is simplest, as long as that caliper dose not move (hint - a well lubricated caliper "floats." ). This is also why you measure runout upon install. Xheart (the OP) question was, "where to...
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    When I've had vibration during braking, it was...

    When I've had vibration during braking, it was usually because for some reason there were deposits on the brake rotors or the rotors had warped. Check both front and rear.

    When I had warped...
  18. it would be a pain but I'd pull the pump and test...

    it would be a pain but I'd pull the pump and test the fuel level sender.
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    One gallon might not be enough. One time my XC70...

    One gallon might not be enough. One time my XC70 was parked nearly empty on a slope, had to add a few gallons of gas to get it going. I think it was 3 to 5 but i forget...
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    I just use a torque wrench and torque the bolts...

    I just use a torque wrench and torque the bolts to spec, HOWEVER it's not a very expensive torque wrench. It is a simple beam type wrench I got at a store, now closed, that sold inexpensive imported...
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    does the bulb out indicator on the insturment...

    does the bulb out indicator on the insturment cluster light up when this happens?
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    Would be better to do the lookup in VIDA/DiCE if...

    Would be better to do the lookup in VIDA/DiCE if you have it.
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    Got it. I bought my XC70 about a year ago, so I...

    Got it. I bought my XC70 about a year ago, so I don't claim to know much more.

    To work on the car yourself (recommended) you'll want/need a VIDA/DICE setup - search on this site and you will...
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    When did it stop working, and was that...

    When did it stop working, and was that coincidental with an event (something else failed, a collision, ?)
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    Looks OK

    Looks OK
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