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    So I sent Volvo corporate a note saying the...

    So I sent Volvo corporate a note saying the defective seat warmer burned a hole through my leather, but fortunately my ski pants protected my leg and the car didn't catch fire. They gave me a...
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    My son just bought an XC90

    My son, who was 20 when we got the XC70, just bought an XC90 for his family. The time lag was to give him time to get an engineering degree, and then get a degree in medicine from top 5 med school. ...
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    OK, I found some parts pics. They look like the...

    OK, I found some parts pics. They look like the heating element is in some kind of plastic "bag"? I've heard about the solder patch.

    Although 18 years old, my car looks new when I clean it up. ...
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    Trying to find seat parts numbers

    I'm going to try to get the parts for my seat whose heater malfunctioned and burned a hole in my leather. That will start with a search for part numbers to give the parts counter guy, who I am sure...
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    It wasn't the nanny software, I can still upload...

    It wasn't the nanny software, I can still upload pics to classifieds and stuff like that.

    I was trying to start a fun thread with a pic upload here.
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    Same, but I thought my employer's nanny software...

    Same, but I thought my employer's nanny software bloating my PC was blocking it an upload, just tried yesterday.
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    Low Coolant then Stop Engine Warning

    Is the only low coolant sensor on the resorvoir? The car had been driven on a very rough dirt road for about 8 miles at 8000' elevation, and sat over night. The next day, I started it and after a...
  8. It didn't fix the clunk, but oddly enough, the...

    It didn't fix the clunk, but oddly enough, the car feels smoother at idle.
  9. Thanks guys, IPD HD units on the way. I was...

    Thanks guys, IPD HD units on the way. I was chicken to do the Poly's. Surfing around I saw some solid billet units that would improve my handling, apparently. Uh... no!
  10. The bushings at the ends of the transverse bar holding the top engine mount

    25K miles ago I replaced all my engine mounts chasing a clunk that turned out to be sway bar links. D'oh! I still have a little clunk on/off the gas and shifting from park to drive and back. I've...
  11. Far out! I'll give that a go when I need it...

    Far out! I'll give that a go when I need it again next fall. Thanks for taking the time to post that.
  12. Wow, you win! Mine is pretty minor, but it was...

    Wow, you win! Mine is pretty minor, but it was on the top side and I could feel the heat before it got out of control. But I can't use the heater any more, I will miss it driving home from skiing.
  13. How long ago was this? Mine looks like a...

    How long ago was this? Mine looks like a cigarette burn, but I don't smoke!
  14. Oh, yeah, I have a clunk associated with some...

    Oh, yeah, I have a clunk associated with some light downshifts and throttle float on/off/on. I replaced all the motor mounts with the last 20K miles, and the front axles within the last 5K miles...
  15. What's currently muffed on your car that you're just going to live with?

    Sure, failed throttle actuator modules and broken ignition switchwes are show stoppers that you have can't live without. What problems does you car current have that you are just going to live with?...
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    That Chevelle in my avatar pic has a zz502 with a...

    That Chevelle in my avatar pic has a zz502 with a 5 speed and 4:11 gears. It balances my universe, I don't care how fast the XC is. As long as major items don't break too far from home!
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    That also lifted your gear ratios 10%, and...

    That also lifted your gear ratios 10%, and lowered your braking efficiency by 10%. Can you feel the difference driving?
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    Closing this one out. I bought the Bosch...

    Closing this one out. I bought the Bosch throttle body (same part number as is on the Volvo OEM part) from Amazon for $260. I installed it as is and it works perfectly. Plug/play.

    I cut the...
  19. Do these pics show symptoms of a PCV problem?

    I've used Mobile 1 exclusively since 5,000 miles, up to the current 196,000 miles. As such, I thought my motor was immune from PCV gunk and I never paid any attention to the threads about PCV...
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    Hi Astro, by, "I simply went through Xemodex"...

    Hi Astro, by, "I simply went through Xemodex" mean?, I assume you mean the throttle modules on this webpage ?

    I ordered the Bosch from Amazon for $256, they say, "Plug & Play — No flash update...
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    More info... I found some alternative view pics...

    More info... I found some alternative view pics of the Volvo 30711554 (about $550), they clearly say "Bosch 0280750131" on them. Looking at that part number (about $300), the pic of the Bosch looks...
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    P2108 Throttle Actuator Control Module error

    Ugh, I was about to post about how this car has been generally pretty trouble free for almost 18 years since I bought it. Then today, I drove into a parking lot off of a main road, and the engine...
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    Pennhaven, LOL!!! I'm sorry to take comic relief...

    Pennhaven, LOL!!! I'm sorry to take comic relief from your rounded plug, but you made my day. Glad you got a tech who could figure out the spline, that's wild. It seems like something like that...
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    D'oh! I see them now, thanks!!! I had put Kroil...

    D'oh! I see them now, thanks!!! I had put Kroil on everything, including them. I already cracked loose the front tie rod cinch nuts and strut clamp bolts. I'll have to give these bolts a try...
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    Rear wheel alignment

    I recently replaced both of my front drive shafts, I scribed make on the struts to get everything back as close as possible as when I started. That was good enough for then, as I was going to...
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