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    Fuel Relay Issues

    '99 V70 XC here.

    So the other day the car wouldn't start. Or rather, it would start, would run for a second or two and then would die. Well that's a fuel issue thought I. Did a little reading,...
  2. Someone seems to have replaced my transmission fluid with chocolate milk!

    So, I've go an issue - I pull my transmission dipstick and it's over full with what looks like chocolate milk. (But it's not nearly as tasty. :p)

    Is there any chance that this is something other...
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    Sorry, it's a '99.

    Sorry, it's a '99.
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    Hard Start Diagnosis

    So the other day I was running an errand - car started and ran fine on the way out, but when I came out, the engine tuned over but it wouldn't start for the longest time. Finally it did, and once it...
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    Resetting to code after forcing the would be code...

    Resetting to code after forcing the would be code breaker to go through some tedious rigmarole makes it insanely difficult to brute force the key (entering all 1296 possible codes until one works). ...
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    Camshaft Position Sensor - Torque Spec?

    So I'm wrapping up the 99 XC70 project I show here. Camshaft seals and sprockets are all in place, my new timing belt is in place.

    Then I get to the camshaft position sensor. That little ferrite...
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    Just over 100K. I started with a plan to...

    Just over 100K.

    I started with a plan to change the O-ring and gasket on the oil return, the timing belt, the oil trap and a cracked radiator. I figured it would soak up a weekend.

    It's taken...
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    A Cautionary Tale about Oil Traps

    You know how you start a project, then you find something else wrong, then something else?

    This is the little bit of tube cast into the oil sump that ultimately leads to the oil trap in my '99...
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    If you have an AWD you can drop your drive shaft...

    If you have an AWD you can drop your drive shaft and still use the car (I did so for about two weeks while I waited for a part and time to do the install). You'll only be front wheel drive of...
  10. And yet another question. On the transmission...

    And yet another question. On the transmission end of the motor there is the camshaft position sensor on my exhaust shaft. On the intake side of things there is a little plastic and metal seal that...
  11. VVT + Camshaft Seal = How far over my head?

    So after a rainy day yesterday I was going to go out today, wrap up my water pump and timing belt and then to the oil return line gasket and o-ring. Went out today, started to work the water pump...
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    Changing Water Pump

    So I've got some issues I needed to address and figured while I was getting dirty and tearing things apart, I might as well do everything. Part of that was my timing belt, and while I was in the...
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    Well, got under there today and started looking...

    Well, got under there today and started looking around - nothing showed any sign of rubbing or seemed loose, so I started taking a good hard look at my front U-joint. It looked like the rubber seal...
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    Does this sound like a drive shaft issue?

    I started getting what might best be described as a rattling noise. It was quite and occasional at first but it got louder and more persistent. When making a turn from a stop I get a louder,...
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