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    Look up the trailer-hauling specs in the Owners...

    Look up the trailer-hauling specs in the Owners Manual.
  2. It's not a good idea to open the cooling system...

    It's not a good idea to open the cooling system reservoir cap when the engine is hot. The coolant system is under pressure. When you release the pressure, there is an instant cooling "shock"...
  3. Thread: SRS warning

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    I would look at the Autel and the iCarSoft...

    I would look at the Autel and the iCarSoft scanners, the ones that contain Volvo-specific diagnostics. This tool will save you thousands over the years.
  4. Thread: SRS warning

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    Not sure you did anything wrong. Coincidence? ...

    Not sure you did anything wrong. Coincidence?

    Owners of used Volvos are smart to invest in a Volvo-specific OBD-II Scanner Diagnostic Tool. You'll be able to read out specifics to go with the...
  5. The alternator on this engine isn't sharing a...

    The alternator on this engine isn't sharing a belt with other accessories.

    It's driven by its own dedicated sprocket. This YouTube vid shows what can go wrong to defeat alternator function:
    ...
  6. Your best bet for something like this is...

    Your best bet for something like this is salvage....try the online search apps...and maybe focus on Halifax or St. John junkyards. The interior color is called "black" or "charcoal". Any year...
  7. Since there was hardly any wear on the tires, the...

    Since there was hardly any wear on the tires, the simplest solution would be to undo the tire rotation. That way, the fronts will be back to where they were.

    As a general rule, you don't rotate...
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    vti, what can you say about how to prevent a...

    vti, what can you say about how to prevent a burnt exhaust valve? Do the "high mileage" engine oils give any protection?

    Is it your viewpoint that an engine that consumes minimal oil (< 1 quart...
  9. How To Service Light Reset in Volvo S80, V70,...

    How To Service Light Reset in Volvo S80, V70, XC70 (2006 on)

    Put the ignition switch into position I (press the start engine button one time. ...

    Set the odometer trip to T2;

    Press and hold...
  10. Is your misfire code identifying Cylinder 3? Is...

    Is your misfire code identifying Cylinder 3? Is it always that same cylinder misfiring? If so, it would be worth taking out the #3 spark plug, and doing a compression test. How does the plug look...
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    Those are detected and reported at the dashboard...

    Those are detected and reported at the dashboard console with a Check Engine alert.
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    How does the engine do in P or N? racing up the...

    How does the engine do in P or N? racing up the RPMs....any lag?

    There's a possibility that the rock hit the drive train (angle gear, prop shaft, Haldex-rear-differential) and put it out of...
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    I haven't had that exact problem. But, the fault...

    I haven't had that exact problem. But, the fault to concentrate on is the door-open sensor. Why?...because the other glitches are related to it either in software (the other functions are ...
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    The flaky electrical connection is your major...

    The flaky electrical connection is your major clue. I think you need to get to the root cause of it. I take it you bought an aftermarket fuel pump....if you compare the harness connector fit on...
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    When's the last time you put in spark plugs? ...

    When's the last time you put in spark plugs? How old are your coil packs? Air filter?

    When you're parked, how fast can you build RPMs? If it's got a lag, I'd be viewing traces on engine...
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    Poll: There is no such thing as zero oil consumption. ...

    There is no such thing as zero oil consumption. You're likely down a quart at the oil change, or you topped up. 1 quart consumed over 7500 miles is the mark of a quality engine, at 90,000...
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    If you can't find a discrete fuel filter...

    If you can't find a discrete fuel filter component, then you have a mesh intake filter bag internal to the fuel tank. It's not meant to be replaced.
  18. Spray some clear water on a surface patch. Come...

    Spray some clear water on a surface patch. Come back in about 5 minutes.

    NO CHANGE
    Vinyl does not absorb water, it repels it. Therefore, there is no change to patch from just after spraying...
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    Don't try to guess your diagnosis. Just to own...

    Don't try to guess your diagnosis. Just to own this car, you should have a Volvo-specific OBD-II scanner (or VIDA / DiCE laptop app). Get a fault-code dump from the TCM.
    You need a scanner that...
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    Yes. To test the AWD, you want to park: ...

    Yes. To test the AWD, you want to park:
    front wheels on a slippery surface (ice, wet leaves, or 2 layers of wetted or frozen-soaked cardboard)
    rear wheels on dry surface with good...
  21. When you fill the tank 100%, do you get raw gas...

    When you fill the tank 100%, do you get raw gas leaking out?.....You should be able to see a gunk trail where the leak point starts.

    When I got my smoke test at a repair shop, costing $145,...
  22. It's more likely a crack formed in a plastic...

    It's more likely a crack formed in a plastic weld, where a hose bib attaches to the tank.
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    I went from a 2004 XC70 T5 --> 2015.5 XC70 T6,...

    I went from a 2004 XC70 T5 --> 2015.5 XC70 T6, and have been very satisfied. There were many enhancements in the years 2008-2016, which you'll want to learn about.

    More notes here:...
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    Based on the hot/sweet smell, you likely had a...

    Based on the hot/sweet smell, you likely had a boilover. There is a pressure release valve (I think built-into coolant reservoir cap) which would have gassed off to prevent hose rupture.
    The steam...
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    Was it steam (hot vapor) or condensation (cold)? ...

    Was it steam (hot vapor) or condensation (cold)? I think you would have smelled antifreeze if there were coolant leak. Check your coolant reservoir level -- are you losing coolant?

    109C is very...
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