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    Hi Gibbons. Our Ocean just underwent the...

    Hi Gibbons.

    Our Ocean just underwent the "Gibbons" tranny oil change and runs fine. Probably taking her across Canada later this year.

    The '04 XC-70 with 410,000 kms (~250,000 miles) remains...
  2. Multiple messages

    Yes, it will show multiple messages. Per pesonal experience, the bulb message does not preclude other unrelated messages from appearing.
  3. Mainer, thanks for the tip. My '04 has 410,000...

    Mainer, thanks for the tip. My '04 has 410,000 kms on the odometer and the driver's seat has one spot cracking. I have been faithful in applying leather lotion over the years, so there are no...
  4. I'm flabbergasted how well our '04 XC 70 has...

    I'm flabbergasted how well our '04 XC 70 has survived 410,000kms (>255,000 miles).

    AWD was destroyed at 375,000 kms driving on a horrid Mexican highway for 200 miles (and return). Drove from...
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    I have an '04 at 400,000 kilometers (=250,000...

    I have an '04 at 400,000 kilometers (=250,000 miles) and an '06 with 200,000 kilometers (=125,000 miles). Both are doing fine despite our tough Canadian weather (-20F overnight happens regularly).
    ...
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    I have hauled our 26' sailboat and heavily loaded...

    I have hauled our 26' sailboat and heavily loaded 6x12 U-Haul trailers using our '04 XC-70. Crossed the Rockies several times which is a 600 mile (1,000 kms) shot. The "official" figures used in...
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    I just bought an '06 Ocean Race (May 2018) with a...

    I just bought an '06 Ocean Race (May 2018) with a bunch of "R" upgrades by the PO (18" wheels, suspension, dash, brakes and engine chipped). Those seats fit me like a glove and I have never found the...
  8. Good luck. I had an indie shop at our Ottawa...

    Good luck. I had an indie shop at our Ottawa house replace our '04 XC-70 exhaust (end to end) and it came to about C$900. So it can be done for reasonable cost. This was a year ago and noise level...
  9. Hi Taylor. Say it ain't so! I was wondering...

    Hi Taylor.

    Say it ain't so! I was wondering if you still had the old gal. It sure has seen it's fair share of drives to the coast with a surfboard adorning the roof.

    Will send you a PM as we...
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    Realize I'm just middle of the pack but this car...

    Realize I'm just middle of the pack but this car has been flawless. Original owner now at 325,000 kms (210,000 miles). Very modest maintenance - 2 sets of brakes, 1 timing belt/PVC/pump and tranny...
  11. Nice to see some familiar names from the old days...

    Nice to see some familiar names from the old days in this thread - lol. I suspect it's a good sign that our old babies continue to be on the road. My '04 has 300,000 kms and consumes under a litre of...
  12. Do the manual adjustment that JRL posted. I am...

    Do the manual adjustment that JRL posted. I am confident you will be amazed at the difference. We have an '04 with a similar experience (plain dangerous to drive outside the city). Did the adjustment...
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    That looks very smart. Well done!

    That looks very smart. Well done!
  14. I can vouch for the need to have Volvo diagnose...

    I can vouch for the need to have Volvo diagnose using their VIDA tool. I have an OBD2 scanner which did not point to the root issue in a similar Reduced Engine Performance situation. Once Volvo...
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    Euro Spec Cars for Towing

    Hello Steve. Welcome to the forum. I see you are based in France and quote purchase price in Euros. Please be aware that Euro-spec cars tend to have integrated suspension system (Nivomat) for towing...
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    I dont see you having any problems f you only...

    I dont see you having any problems f you only have 135,000 miles at this point. The 2002`s were knowing for having some Haldex issues, but if you havent experienced it yet then you are probably...
  17. We are getting a consistent 35 Miles per Imperial...

    We are getting a consistent 35 Miles per Imperial Gallon (this equals 29 miles per US Gallon) for highway driving over the Canadian Rockies (Calgary to Victoria). I average around 115 kilometers per...
  18. It must have been pretty muddy out there as I...

    It must have been pretty muddy out there as I can't imagine my XC-70 getting many accolades. I enjoy the ride but its closer to a whale (my Mercedes driving wife's words) than a spirited machine.
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    I have an '04 XC-70 which has towed our 26'...

    I have an '04 XC-70 which has towed our 26' Macgregor sailboat about 5,000 kms thus far. I feel that the car is capable with one major caveat. Our sailboat has a very light tongue weight (about 200...
  20. A quick shout-out to all of you for your...

    A quick shout-out to all of you for your suggestions. I never expected to resolve the issue within 24 hours. A big thank-you to all!

    Based on your input we have a ready solution:
    • Use three...
  21. Thanks Astro. I always use synthetics and will...

    Thanks Astro. I always use synthetics and will allow some extra time for the turbo to cool off (needed to this before when bound for Whistler).

    You brought a new dimension with the aftermarket...
  22. Heavy Load Trailering through 10,000 foot Mountain Passes

    Ive answered a number of queries re towing with the XC-70. I am now facing a hurdle myself and seek your collective wisdom.

    Were moving from Calgary to the BC coast next year. I intend to move...
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    Please keep posting on any solutions you come...

    Please keep posting on any solutions you come across. I love the XC but those squeaks have been persisting for too many years. I recently removed every interior panel from the back seats onwards. All...
  24. I actually let my '04 timing belt lapse to...

    I actually let my '04 timing belt lapse to 200,000km (120,000 miles). My reasoning is that it is virtually all highway miles and I am easy on a car (I am still on my original brakes at 220,000 km)....
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    Nokian Noise

    Nokians are great but comparatively noisy. Tire noise was the main reason I did not mount them on my other cars.

    John
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