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  1. Change the Haldex fluid and filter - if you...

    Change the Haldex fluid and filter - if you haven’t done it, do it now. I’m a 60,000 mile guy for differentials, so both angle gear and rear differential. A fluid extractor is a huge help for all...
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    Are you certain that the caliper spring is...

    Are you certain that the caliper spring is installed correctly?

    Soft pedal following pad replacement is a common occurrence. Most likely cause is the caliper sprig being installed over the ears,...
  3. Well...as we close in on 300,000, I'm going to...

    Well...as we close in on 300,000, I'm going to have to say, Yes! :-)

    The wife's XC has 286,000 right now. Runs perfectly. I'm going to do the subframe mounts, still a bit of a clunk over bumps.
  4. Hey Howard - good to hear from you! As the...

    Hey Howard - good to hear from you!

    As the owner of 4 P2s, at present, I am grateful for your site, which got me started in the proper direction years ago.

    I would be happy to help with...
  5. Nokian WRG4. Just put a set on the XC. Best snow...

    Nokian WRG4. Just put a set on the XC. Best snow performance I’ve seen in an all season.
  6. Sweet car. Short answer - keep doing what you’re...

    Sweet car. Short answer - keep doing what you’re doing, it’ll last as long as you keep the car. Long answer on BITOG.

    Cheers,
    Astro
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    Good news! Crazy times right now - a good running...

    Good news! Crazy times right now - a good running Volvo is a treasure - and I would know, I've got four of 'em...

    Cheers!
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    Rats - the whole knuckle? I would do it, though....

    Rats - the whole knuckle? I would do it, though. A good running car is worth quite a bit these days. I don't think the brake will work on just one side - you won't get enough "pull" if one side...
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    I believe it’s the caliper bracket assembly that...

    I believe it’s the caliper bracket assembly that has that parking brake boss on it. Not terribly expensive. Might have to pull the rear wheel hub to replace.

    Time to visit the Volvo parts counter...
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    As a note - first, thanks for the update. Next,...

    As a note - first, thanks for the update. Next, I clean the socket with a wire brush before putting new bulbs in place. Corrosion can up the socket resistance to the point where the bulbs fail...
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    Refresh my memory - where is that run of hose? ...

    Refresh my memory - where is that run of hose?

    I replaced every single vacuum hose under the hood of my Volvos a few years ago as time and heat caused the rubber to begin degrading.
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    You’ve got a fuel pressure code in addition to...

    You’ve got a fuel pressure code in addition to your TPS code.

    Get this thing diagnosed. Check fuel pressure with a good gauge. Read codes with VIDA. Do an ETM sweep with VIDA.

    Firing up the...
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    No way. Way beyond what the rear suspension can...

    No way. Way beyond what the rear suspension can handle. That much weight that far back will cause some serious degradation in handling.

    Get a trailer.

    Or a pickup truck to use with this...
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    More often, it’s the j-hose…which I would think...

    More often, it’s the j-hose…which I would think would show up in the smoke test.
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    The new ones sure are nice. Congratulations!!

    The new ones sure are nice. Congratulations!!
  16. The gauge is a nice addition. Thought about...

    The gauge is a nice addition. Thought about doing a gauge, but it's even more work, and I apportion my efforts across several cars. I had a gauge on my 4 Runner (1990, 4WD, auto, 3.0 V-6, lifted)...
  17. That's very well thought out. I like the relay...

    That's very well thought out. I like the relay power - was wondering how you managed that, but it makes perfect sense - and I like the routing through the tailgate, was wondering how you managed...
  18. Very nicely done! Your fabrication has been...

    Very nicely done! Your fabrication has been fascinating to watch. Wouldn’t mind seeing the light bar in detail. I know exactly what you mean about the rear wheel location. It is far forward in the...
  19. Wow! What an awesome trip. Spectacular scenery....

    Wow! What an awesome trip. Spectacular scenery. So glad you’re able to share these adventures with your daughters. Thank you for sharing the details, and yeah, I sure do like seeing the XC in that...
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    I bought the biggest ratcheting strap that I...

    I bought the biggest ratcheting strap that I could get at Lowe's. Lots of tension on that. But it worked. Never worried about slippage or breaking.
  21. There are several possible causes - not uncommon...

    There are several possible causes - not uncommon to get a misfire from a failing coil that causes those symptoms. Do you have a check Engine light on?

    Next - the Forward CV joint on the...
  22. Thread: Fuel leaking

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    Did you disconnect the line at that point? ...

    Did you disconnect the line at that point? Because it sounds like it wasn't put back together correctly. You need a special tool to disconnect it, and it pushes back together.
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    Well, if you've had to add coolant twice, then...

    Well, if you've had to add coolant twice, then you should be able to find the crusty deposit that a slight leak will leave. May have to go hunting with a mirror and a good light.

    Most cars leak...
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    You're certain that it's coolant?

    You're certain that it's coolant?
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    Synthetic is a term (often debated) that applies...

    Synthetic is a term (often debated) that applies to the base stock. 75% of oil is base stock.

    The other 25% is additives.

    Both are critical to performance. “Synthetic” is not enough. You need...
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