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  1. Okay, well I guess that pretty much explains it. ...

    Okay, well I guess that pretty much explains it. I appreciate your taking the time to reply. I'll pass this on to my friend. And yes, emission inspections are required here in NY State. I suspect...
  2. Turbo Replacement Cost:Help with a Question that a friend asked me.

    A friend of mine mentioned that his neighbor has bad turbo on his XC-90, I'm assuming it's from one of the first generation cars from 2003-14. He says is a beautiful car, but that's basically all I...
  3. I think the local Advance Auto has free loaners.

    I think the local Advance Auto has free loaners.
  4. I once changed shocks on a Ford van, lol. That's...

    I once changed shocks on a Ford van, lol. That's my only experience with suspension work, and I do consider this a particular challenge that I don't want to do again any time soon. I have a guy who...
  5. Thanks for that vote of confidence for the Sachs...

    Thanks for that vote of confidence for the Sachs kit I really do only want to do this once, and this kit is looking like a really good bet.

    Any comments on the economy control arms that's i've...
  6. Thanks for the responses guys. I definitely want...

    Thanks for the responses guys. I definitely want the job to last a while (using good quality stuff) but I'm hoping to stay within a certain budget. But keep the suggestions coming, I'm listening.
  7. Need new struts - hope to get some good recommendations

    I just had my '04 XC70 inspected and the tech told me that I'd probably be needing new front struts soon. I had been anyway thinking that with close to 84k on it they were probably getting to a good...
  8. ...And Volvo plastic seems to break so much more...

    ...And Volvo plastic seems to break so much more easily than I've ever experienced in working on any other car. :(
  9. My lens broke off, so I stuck it on with 3M strip...

    My lens broke off, so I stuck it on with 3M strip caulk. I'm thinking of replacing the whole thing with a new one. Can you tell me what's involved in removing the old one?
  10. I have not tested Plastic Welding Epoxy on my...

    I have not tested Plastic Welding Epoxy on my Volvo bumpers yet, but it works extremely well on most hard plastics and some flexible ones (like my Miata bumpers). I've used it on some Volvo interior...
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    I just wanted to follow up on this thread by...

    I just wanted to follow up on this thread by noting that the problem is fixed. After careful monitoring of the fluid levels after every drive, no matter how short, I noticed that the top of the...
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    I also used wipe new last year, and I have to...

    I also used wipe new last year, and I have to admit it's holding up pretty well, but my plastics really were streaky and blotchy looking in some areas and Wipe New was not quite a magic bullet. I...
  13. FS 2004 XC70 Misc. leather seat bits (mostly beige), consoles, and rear belts

    I've been trying to sort out interior issues, and now I'm left with some things that are too good to trash. Offers considered, you pay shipping


    Right rear seat back leather. Beige, in very...
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    That's some really helpful advice there Howard...

    That's some really helpful advice there Howard and Xfingers. I'm familiar with "Howard's" web pages; I'm assuming that's you Howard, and I appreciate your help to the community with those pages and...
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    I'm in a similar boat and not even sure which kit...

    I'm in a similar boat and not even sure which kit to buy. FCP has two kits that total out around $400 for both. I was wondering whether you plan to replace all the parts as some have recommended...
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    Actually I think I got mine directly as well. ...

    Actually I think I got mine directly as well. You're right tho, nobody carries it. But one can lasts a long time, so it sort of counterbalances the shipping costs.
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    Good advice here. It's too bad I didn't get to...

    Good advice here. It's too bad I didn't get to take advantage of this weeks summer weather, but I'm going to keep my eye on the situation. I'm due for an oil change very soon which means I'm going...
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    Haha, thanks Bill! That's exactly what I'm trying...

    Haha, thanks Bill! That's exactly what I'm trying to do.:D Even though we (Upstate NY) just had some unusual 'spring days,' I'm still very focused on other things besides my cars. So I'm hoping to...
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    Kroil is another good choice. I know a lot of...

    Kroil is another good choice. I know a lot of DIY wrenchers who claim it's even better than PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench
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    Update: I've taken several short trips to...

    Update:

    I've taken several short trips to town and back, actually even allowing the engine to get up to normal operating temperature and the fluid level is holding steady. There was some...
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    Thanks Bill. I'll definitely see what I can do...

    Thanks Bill. I'll definitely see what I can do myself before calling my mechanic. Getting it in the air is definitely an issue, but if I get some free time from work today I'll drive it up the...
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    Sudden loss of power steering fluid

    I haven't driven much lately due to muddy salt laden roads - used the van a lot. But on the few short trips I've taken I noticed there was a groaning sound occurring on left turns. When I became...
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    I'm happy to say that thanks to you guys the...

    I'm happy to say that thanks to you guys the problem is solved. The hook definitely was still there, I just didn't see it. My only real excuse is that the car had been parked tightly under some...
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    Thanks for the help guys and sorry for the...

    Thanks for the help guys and sorry for the delayed response. I had to leave town for a day getting supplies for work in my van.



    No actually, when I realized my cap was an aftermarket, I went...
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    New gas cap. Where do I attach the tether?

    Title says it all basically. I still a bit of a noob, and always found it annoying to have to put the gas cap in my pocket when filling up. Only after seeing an OEM gas cap on a parts website did I...
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