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    My US XC's are both held down with the factory...

    My US XC's are both held down with the factory clamp and the vent is connected as per factory, one is a Walmart Everstart H8 and the other a AutoZone Duralast Gold H8. They replaced the little H6...
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    Both my US XC's are fitted with H8 batteries, as...

    Both my US XC's are fitted with H8 batteries, as fitted in EU diesel models, the box can accommodate them. They are not listed for the XC as the diesel was never imported to the USA, but the battery...
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    A H8 is the largest size that fits the battery...

    A H8 is the largest size that fits the battery box, has the most CCA than the smaller H7 or H6 batteries that also fit the battery box. available any auto parts or even Walmart stores, and they also...
  4. You did the Fuel filter of course, before all the...

    You did the Fuel filter of course, before all the other expensive stuff?
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    My 02 parks on the drivers side, while my 04...

    My 02 parks on the drivers side, while my 04 parks on the passenger side, both US left hand drive cars.
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    The Lines use O-ring bead "flares", simple enough...

    The Lines use O-ring bead "flares", simple enough to make, I purchased a tool that was able to reproduce them, all set now. Our rust belt cars are prone to corrosion on the PS rack fluid transfer...
  7. Screenshot and saved! great method and well...

    Screenshot and saved! great method and well executed, a skilled mechanic.
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    P.S. rack transfer lines

    Has anyone replaced the fluid transfer lines on a early P.S. rack?, my 02 developed a leak due to corrosion from being a rust belt vehicle, there are lots of replacement line sets for many domestic...
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    I hope you replaced it with a H8 size battery...

    I hope you replaced it with a H8 size battery which is the largest size that fits the battery box, H6 and H7 fit but the H8 is fitted to the diesel models in the EU as they need substantial more...
  10. [thumbup]Yes, and Moose!

    [thumbup]Yes, and Moose!
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  12. Check this thread, ...

    Check this thread, https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=62577
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    Just get one from a recycle yard and replace...

    Just get one from a recycle yard and replace yours, you already have the code, if it needs programming it will stay, if not you are good. always disconnect the battery first. [ ...
  14. Yes, i would fx it too, plenty of XC70's in...

    Yes, i would fx it too, plenty of XC70's in recycle yards to put that back together, looks not too difficult, mostly bolt off parts except for the windshield
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    The axle has no adjustment, when the bolt is...

    The axle has no adjustment, when the bolt is torqued it is set to the correct depth, unless there is interference in the splines, they need to be clean and undamaged. The reluctor ring should be...
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    Remove the fuel filter and cut it apart with a...

    Remove the fuel filter and cut it apart with a hack saw, if it is really dirty you have a contaminated fuel tank, should not have gotten fouled up in 5 months under normal circumstances, check fuel...
  17. Too bad, for a lousy $45 pump what was a...

    Too bad, for a lousy $45 pump what was a perfectly good XC70 is finished
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    Use a test light or meter to check for power,...

    Use a test light or meter to check for power, then check for a good ground, you need to know which is at fault before anything can be suggested.
  19. The first minimum would be spark plugs, then go...

    The first minimum would be spark plugs, then go from there,
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    RTV wont last long on a hot exhaust system, maybe...

    RTV wont last long on a hot exhaust system, maybe they meant copper anti seeze?
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    Try a new brush set for the alternator, cheapest...

    Try a new brush set for the alternator, cheapest solution if the belt is good, might be all it needs, then again might not.
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    The battery box can accommodate a H8 battery, the...

    The battery box can accommodate a H8 battery, the largest size usually for the EU diesel models,
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    It needs to be reset, here:...

    It needs to be reset, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZs0uURnEN8
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    New or old the maintenance is the same price, it...

    New or old the maintenance is the same price, it does not get cheaper as they age, but ignored maintenance compounds itself and costs more in the end, keep up with it or pay.
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    Adding a aftermarket transmission cooler can help...

    Adding a aftermarket transmission cooler can help the transmission keep it's cool, reduces temperatures and poor shifting when transmission gets hot.
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