Search:

Type: Posts; User: Edmonds17

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,510

    re: IPD

    You should be happy with IPD. We use them all the time for parts for our 79 Volvo 245. They have a nice facility down in Portland, OR.

    My son, who drives the 245, also speaks highly of...
  2. Replies
    20
    Views
    44,057

    re: More Catalytic Converter Problems

    We have a '00 V70XC w/92,000 mi. We have the "CEL" coming on and must go through an emissions test by the end of the month.

    My mechanic said the "CEL" was coming on due to a bad catalytic...
  3. Replies
    13
    Views
    7,127

    Update on "Lurching."

    Had my independent mechanic "read the codes." No transmission codes. (?) Does show an intermittant engine code.

    Mechanic found the car was equipped with Bosch "two-prong" spark plugs (which I...
  4. Replies
    12
    Views
    4,716

    Your experience is typical. Many, many people...

    Your experience is typical. Many, many people (including myself) have complained about the high costs of owning and maintaining these cars. Unfortunately, Volvo doesn't care. New Volvos are even...
  5. Replies
    13
    Views
    7,127

    This is starting to sound like a "Gotcha!" ...

    This is starting to sound like a "Gotcha!"

    The only people that can diagnose/fix the car is the Volvo dealer. The Volvo dealer knows you have to come to him for repairs. He charges everything...
  6. Replies
    13
    Views
    7,127

    JRL: Thanks for your input. What are...

    JRL: Thanks for your input.

    What are transmission "adaptors?" Can the resetting of the adaptors, as you suggest, be done by an independent Volvo garage or is the resetting something that can...
  7. Replies
    13
    Views
    7,127

    Question on Transmission "Lurching"

    The transmission on our '00 XC (w/75,000 mi.) is starting to act up. We will be driving along at a steady 55-70 mph. when the car will jerk or "lurch" and then run normally again. Might do this 3-5...
  8. Replies
    12
    Views
    5,321

    SRS: Constantly following Volvo's advice and...

    SRS: Constantly following Volvo's advice and maintaining your XC with Volvo supplied products will needlessly drive up your cost of ownership.

    Volvo supplied products are always the most...
  9. No, not on the automatic transmission drain. ...

    No, not on the automatic transmission drain. Transmissions get drained so infrequently that it doesn't make sense. Moreover, I'm not sure where the transmission drain plug is located. You wouldn't...
  10. Yes, IPD in Portland (1-800-444-6473) is the...

    Yes, IPD in Portland (1-800-444-6473) is the place to start. While you're talking to them, ask to get on their mailing list. They send out a very helpful newsletter every 2 mos. with lots of good...
  11. If you're going to be changing the oil yourself,...

    If you're going to be changing the oil yourself, you might want to consider adding a Fumoto brand oil drain valve. Makes the oil changing process much easier because you don't have to get under the...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    3,882

    Yes, Volvo should learn a lot from real world...

    Yes, Volvo should learn a lot from real world testing by real drivers. Unfortunately, Volvo hasn't. Volvo has ignored the defect arguing that owners are responsible because the cars are now 4+...
  13. Replies
    8
    Views
    3,091

    You might also want to try "www.vlvworld.com" in...

    You might also want to try "www.vlvworld.com" in Quebec. They are sometimes less expensive due to currency issues.

    You can also check "www.ipdusa.com" out in Portland, OR. IPD has very...
  14. Replies
    54
    Views
    17,319

    The notice you received was for the extended...

    The notice you received was for the extended warranty. This was due to the California Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) This is a State of California agency concerned with air quality.

    The new...
  15. Replies
    54
    Views
    17,319

    JRL: You're right. It's all been said before. ...

    JRL: You're right. It's all been said before. Unfortunately, Volvo refuses to listen.

    The newest cars are now 6 yrs. old. It has been more than 6 yrs. and Volvo still hasn't redesigned the...
  16. Replies
    54
    Views
    17,319

    The Swedish Jaguar.

    Fixing Volvo software so the engine will run longer is only part of the problem.

    The other part of the issue is that Volvo should not be manufacturing cars that can realistically only be fixed at...
  17. Replies
    28
    Views
    9,777

    I found the "plate" that you mentioned. Removed...

    I found the "plate" that you mentioned. Removed the screw. Unfortunately, the "plate" still didn't want to come loose. Is there some trick? Didn't want to break any of the plastic parts because...
  18. Thread: New XC Owner

    by Edmonds17
    Replies
    17
    Views
    4,183

    I concur. You got a steal. Even if there is...

    I concur. You got a steal. Even if there is something wrong, you can afford substantial repairs and still have a bargain. Good job!

    Edmonds17
  19. Replies
    24
    Views
    6,886

    Another Volvo Fiasco?

    JRL: These posts raise an interesting question: Is the angle gear failing due to lack of lubrication rather than mismatched tire size?

    You work on these cars. I presume you have pulled apart...
  20. Replies
    54
    Views
    17,319

    Rabbit and The Reason for Volvo's Declining Sales.

    Rabbit has a great idea. Some Volvo owners might be able to repair a defective ETM if Volvo (or someone else) could provide the right information.

    We own a Volvo '00 V70XC. That, in and of...
  21. Replies
    54
    Views
    17,319

    Frankly, I don't care about the design of the...

    Frankly, I don't care about the design of the throttle body. I also don't care about the shape of the fuel tank. I suspect most XC owners don't care about throttle body design or the shape of the...
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,932

    Your post is ambiguous about the parts that you...

    Your post is ambiguous about the parts that you will be obtaining from FCP Groton.

    I presume you know that the throttle body is covered by the California air pollution warranty. Look in the...
  23. Replies
    5
    Views
    4,402

    I'd suggest you take it back to the dealership...

    I'd suggest you take it back to the dealership and complain.

    Like it or not, Volvo cars are now dependent on Volvo dealers. Volvo dealers are the only ones that know the failure codes. ...
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    4,028

    Your expenses seem extremely high. Amazingly,...

    Your expenses seem extremely high. Amazingly, you don't appear to have exprienced the ETM defect yet. You are in the 4% that haven't had that issue through 100,000 mi.

    We have an ''00 XC...
  25. Replies
    54
    Views
    17,319

    I reprinted the NHTSA defect recall notice...

    I reprinted the NHTSA defect recall notice verbatim.

    It is quite possible that Volvo issued instructions to it's dealers long before NHTSA mandated the recall.

    The important point is that,...
Results 1 to 25 of 156
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4