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    It was, I put in an appropriately sized one...

    It was, I put in an appropriately sized one yesterday so maybe all of my talk about the alarms was nonsense !
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    Update, thanks all, there is very good chance...

    Update, thanks all, there is very good chance that the battery is the wrong spec, I was frankly stunned when they replaced the battery for free because the car wouldn't crank, I didn't expect that on...
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    Awesome, everyone says these old euro cars are...

    Awesome, everyone says these old euro cars are maintenance money pits, so far it's mostly a question of disconnecting superfluous and ridiculously over complicated systems.
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    I will try that, although possibly in reverse...

    I will try that, although possibly in reverse order of your suggestions based on the least pain in the ass !

    Tks
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    Should have mentioned, battery is only about...

    Should have mentioned, battery is only about three months old. The "dealer" put it in the day I bought the car.
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    Why did my battery go flat ?

    '01 xc 70.

    After about 6 hours of sitting yesterday it was too flat to crank the car ( but did light up the dash etc ) and I have some really random thoughts, please tell me which ones are utter...
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    Thanks for the info, just done the school run...

    Thanks for the info, just done the school run with no warning lights. I believe the oil around the top of the engine was because the cvvt solenoid was quite loose allowing a weep. I have done a...
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    Could have been, I also found the cvvt solenoid...

    Could have been, I also found the cvvt solenoid was weeping a bit of oil and the bolts weren't very tight. Cleaning the oil around the coil packs caused a misfire.
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    Is that the square section channel in the oil pan...

    Is that the square section channel in the oil pan ? It had some build up but wasn't blocked. I did the " rubber glove " test and it sucked into the oil filler suggesting correct operation.

    I took...
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    Thanks, the oil level check right after shut down...

    Thanks, the oil level check right after shut down sounds like a great idea, I hadn't thought of that. I'm getting a new sensor tomorrow. My gut says it won't make a difference, and I don't usually...
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    Did the rubber glove test all good ! Car has 97K.

    Did the rubber glove test all good ! Car has 97K.
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    Did the rubber glove test all good !

    Did the rubber glove test all good !
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    I THINK so, the pick up wasn't loose, apart from...

    I THINK so, the pick up wasn't loose, apart from that I didn't look at it that closely ( kicking self )
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    So I did it all as prescribed, and weird **** is...

    So I did it all as prescribed, and weird **** is going on ! Firstly I think this job had been done before. I don't think the old o rings were 18 years old and I didn't come across a single seized...
  15. I read a DIY, any idea why they say ramps only...

    I read a DIY, any idea why they say ramps only not jack and jack stands ?
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    I read a DIY, any idea why they say ramps only...

    I read a DIY, any idea why they say ramps only not jack and jack stands ?
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    I ordered this
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    Thank you !!!

    Thank you !!!
  19. I will be doing oil changes and basic maintenance...

    I will be doing oil changes and basic maintenance myself, there is a local indy specialist close by. I had him flush the trans pretty much straight away, good to know he is there if I get stuck.
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    Thanks, you are right, having thought about it...

    Thanks, you are right, having thought about it trying to do a flush offer no peace of mind. However as no good deed goes unpunished I have a more questions.

    I read somewhere about some rubber...
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    I had this recently, fortunately I was just...

    I had this recently, fortunately I was just pulling into my house. After I verified the level and it cooled down I tried again and the light didn't come back. Circumstances forced a couple of days of...
  22. New guy, 1st question. Oil warning light and sludgy oil.

    Hi all,

    I have a fairly new to me 2001 v70 xc. After driving for a a couple of hours recently I noticed the oil warning message, luckily just I was pulling into my house. This is where you will...
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