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  1. Free to a Good Home 98 V80XC Head and Driveshaft

    All that's left of our 98XC which was traded in for our new Tacoma 4X4. The XC is now probably either in or on its way to one of the 'stans to become a taxi.

    You may recall it burned a valve...
  2. Free to a Good Home 98 V80XC Head and Driveshaft

    All that's left of our 98XC which was traded in for our new Tacoma 4X4. The XC is now probably either in or on its way to one of the 'stans to become a taxi.

    You may recall it burned a valve...
  3. Thanks guys, if I can't find the number on the...

    Thanks guys, if I can't find the number on the installed head, I will give them the number off the original head that was trashed a few years back when the belt tensioner which was not changed along...
  4. Location of Castng Number on 98XC Cylinder Head

    Talked to a gearhead young engineer at work today about my 98XC burnt valve situation. He recommended I check out getting a reman head from Clearwater Cylinder Head in FLA, and he would do the work...
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    Thanks for all the comments...I really feel bad...

    Thanks for all the comments...I really feel bad about the way this ride of seven years and 115K miles is ending...considering the car's present otherwise overall good condition and all of the work...
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    Sadly, it looks like it's probably cylinder No. 2...

    Sadly, it looks like it's probably cylinder No. 2 valve related. No. 2 plug was badly carbon fouled, changed it with no improvement. While I was at it, inspected and changed all the plugs with NGK...
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    Bad Miss From Bad Gas? 98XC70 220K

    Just got in from a somewhat scary last 30 miles of a ride. Was coming down I95 and all of a sudden, I felt a lumpy vibration develop, which I initially thought might be a tire going flat. I pulled...
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    The fact that the AC works but it a little weak...

    The fact that the AC works but it a little weak is encouraging. May just be low on charge, can happen over a long time. Give it a re-charge and cross your fingers. My 98 (which BTW looks virtually...
  9. JRL's numbers are what I have been getting for...

    JRL's numbers are what I have been getting for several years on my 98XC, since removing the rear driveshaft and going full time FWD, the highway MPG is consistently at least 25 -26 , frequently...
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    I went through a bout of this last winter with my...

    I went through a bout of this last winter with my power steering. Don't listen to your mechanic (at least just yet)...run it till it breaks..chances are it probably won't.

    My system had a case of...
  11. Wow -looks like I've been promoted to Senior...

    Wow -looks like I've been promoted to Senior Member..must be associated with hitting 100 posts!
  12. Well, the latches are working again on both...

    Well, the latches are working again on both sides. I was able to take off the trim at the outboard corners of the seat around the latches. Under the trim is a spring loaded flat bar lever that is...
  13. Thanks for the tips guys, will check the seat out...

    Thanks for the tips guys, will check the seat out today.
  14. Nope - no one ever posted a reply except you! ...

    Nope - no one ever posted a reply except you! Still stuck - has beeen a real PITA on several occasions when i needed the full amount of floor space in back. Now that I have replaced my ignition...
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    Very likely could be the strut upper support...

    Very likely could be the strut upper support bushings/bearings. Made bad rattles on my 98XC until replaced. Fairly common for them to rattle as they wear and tear.
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    Arj -if your center bearing is shot, more than...

    Arj -if your center bearing is shot, more than likely the CV joint on the front of the shaft is toast (literally) from being baked by the heat of the cat converter next to it. My center bearing was...
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    Boy are you lucky...your description of the noise...

    Boy are you lucky...your description of the noise gave me flashbacks to when the tensioner shredded in my 98 back at 155K in 2007 as a result of it not being changed along with the belt just before I...
  18. Thanks Bob!

    Thanks Bob!
  19. Great post. When I removed my driveshaft due to...

    Great post. When I removed my driveshaft due to a bad center bearing last summer, I scribed match marks on the angle gear and VC flanges as well as on the driveshaft front and rear flanges, also...
  20. 98 XC Air Pump Motor Mounting Nuts - Size?

    While under the cat today doing an oil change and fixing a slow coolant leak at the lower radiator hose (clamp was not fully tight), I noticed that someone (don't recall it being me) forgot to put...
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    I agree with the poster who asked about what your...

    I agree with the poster who asked about what your temp gauge is reading...if its at 3 o'clock (horizontial, pointing to the right) you probably have a clogged heater core, or a control valve problem....
  22. Did the tune-up today using the FCP Groton tune...

    Did the tune-up today using the FCP Groton tune up kit parts: Bougicord wires, OEM Bosch Volvo labeled platinum plugs, cap, rotor, and Mann air filter.

    Prepped for the job by looking over the...
  23. Random P0335, P0300, P0302, P0305 Codes 98 V70XC

    The engine has been randomly throwing simultaneous P0300, P302, and P0305 CEL codes of late. They seem to have started after I had moved some of the ignition wires near the distributor cap and I'm...
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    Does it attempt to fire, but roughly, or do you...

    Does it attempt to fire, but roughly, or do you have no indication of any spark at all? Rough firing but no start would indicate crossed wires from the cap to two or more plugs. I suspect...
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    This happens on occassion in our 98 V70XC. Seems...

    This happens on occassion in our 98 V70XC. Seems like it may be caused by an intermittent wiper on the temperature selector control potentiometer on the side that suddenly goes from AC to full blast...
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