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  1. I got a new carpet from Tasca, driver side only,...

    I got a new carpet from Tasca, driver side only, passenger side was out of stock forever.

    You may also pull a good enough carpet from junkyard and deep clean it with Tornador.
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    I seldom do wheel alignment in shop. For the...

    I seldom do wheel alignment in shop. For the front toe I have Trackace, which is totally sufficient. Rear toe also needs a thrust vector set within limits, which is still doable, but needs a few...
  3. Bosch starter is a refurb one, with paint sprayed...

    Bosch starter is a refurb one, with paint sprayed over rust :( Also it is very expensive compared to other new starters. Paint over rust broke my heart, I've got a new DB Electrical starter that...
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    Make sure you get an AG with perfect splines. ...

    Make sure you get an AG with perfect splines.

    Yes, that's the collar sleeve.
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    I took one engine apart for a full rebuild. It...

    I took one engine apart for a full rebuild. It has 220 k miles of generally neglected use. All parts were measured and found to be in a good shape, for 200+k. The only thing that needed immediate...
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    No, I just pointed out that used AG is far less...

    No, I just pointed out that used AG is far less than $1800.

    Mine was "grade A" bought at [email protected], it was supposed to be in the top notch shape for a used unit. However, I needed my car back...
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    Got a leaking one for $350 from a car w/ 100k...

    Got a leaking one for $350 from a car w/ 100k miles on odo, but with perfect splines. $1800 is for a new (factory-rebuilt) angle gear.
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    The leak is common, Volvo has TSB for angle gear...

    The leak is common, Volvo has TSB for angle gear reseal: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/angle-gear-leak-fix.html

    Removing is not too hard, just have enough ratchet extensions and U-joints for...
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    Good for you - I'm only making my first baby...

    Good for you - I'm only making my first baby steps with the arc welder =)
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    Nope. It is designed to collapse ;) being rear...

    Nope. It is designed to collapse ;) being rear ended. Here the guy got spot-welded sheets separated after not very smooth mountain descent:

    https://a.d-cd.net/a0AAAgJy0uA-960.jpg

    You have to...
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    I may change my bulky jack stand for a foldable...

    I may change my bulky jack stand for a foldable one that takes less cargo space. Or fabricate my own.

    Would love to see your swing arm tire carrier, Brett.
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    I carry a 6 ton jack stand. However, never had...

    I carry a 6 ton jack stand.

    However, never had a chance for a tire change in field. BFG KO2 LT (load range D) helps, it is an extremely sturdy tire.

    Had one rims cracked however, but the wheel...
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    Yes, Hi-Lift. The car is raised via wheel with...

    Yes, Hi-Lift. The car is raised via wheel with help of Lift-Mate attachment: https://hi-lift.com/accessories/lift-mate/. Highly recommend.
    ...
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    How I did that. ...

    How I did that.

    https://a.d-cd.net/mgAAAgFXaeA-960.jpg

    For the flood pods on the bumper I've used Volvo aux light attachment kit 30772053. They are on when fog lights are on.
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  15. Check PCV, check timing belt, replace coolant,...

    Check PCV, check timing belt, replace coolant, brake fluid, the rest.

    Do a PCV vacuum check: put glove over opened oil filler neck, it should be sucked in. With help of other person do the same...
  16. XC70 :) You need PCV (full kit), timing belt,...

    XC70 :)

    You need PCV (full kit), timing belt, all new fluids: coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, engine oil, ATF, angle gear, rear differential, Haldex (+ filter). For transmission Volvo...
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    Blown fuse is the motor. You can remove the...

    Blown fuse is the motor. You can remove the splash guard in the passenger corner of the front bumper and check how the motor is doing. Usually it gets killed by expanding water during winter freeze,
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    Yeah, most likely.

    Yeah, most likely.
  19. Thread: Re-Pack CV Joint

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    Tripod grease should say it is for tripod. ...

    Tripod grease should say it is for tripod.

    I've got MOS2 grease in this/similar kit - big no for tripod.
  20. Thread: Re-Pack CV Joint

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    CV grease from GKN kit does not work with tripod...

    CV grease from GKN kit does not work with tripod joints. In fact, it is a fully assured way to kill the tripod in no matter of time. For tripod (inner CV joint) you need to use another type of...
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    All of 3 P2 I've had had rain sensors. About half...

    All of 3 P2 I've had had rain sensors. About half year ago the windshield was replaced with a Chinese one (I overlooked that, yeah), rain sensor is not working anymore, I don't miss it terribly.
  22. What codes did you have? Read by DiCE/VIDA if...

    What codes did you have? Read by DiCE/VIDA if possible.
  23. I drive with ID48 chip glued to antenna module...

    I drive with ID48 chip glued to antenna module and hidden under the dash. Ignition lock cylinder has a fake antenna module that is not attached to anything. I also swapped the cylinder itself from my...
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    P0422 is either a dying rear H2OS or dead cat.

    P0422 is either a dying rear H2OS or dead cat.
  25. Thread: Grille Removal

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    Remove 6 clips on top of the bumper, bend it...

    Remove 6 clips on top of the bumper, bend it towards you with one hand. You can now reach 4 upper plastic clips with your spare hand.

    https://a.d-cd.net/5AAAAgCl5eA-960.jpg
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