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    Is there a ‘better bulb’?

    Both my 06 xc70 and 13 s60 need low beam bulbs. Is there really a ‘better’ bulb? I would love a brighter bulb for both .
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    Smell of coolant!

    So, it's time to add a little heat to the cabin in my 2006 xc70. Problem is...turned on the heat and ...smell of antifreeze. No coolant loss in reservoir. Pulled the mats, nothing damp under...
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    Finish protection

    2006. I want to clay and protect. All by hand. I don’t have a machine. Any recommendations of a wax or protectant that will last through the fall and winter?
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    Drain plug washer question

    2006 XC70 I have dozens of oil plug washers, given to me by a friend. Copper and Aluminum. What is the correct metal to use? Does it matter?
    PLUS...Gear box drain plug washer...is it the...
  5. Thread: What oil weight?

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    What oil weight?

    2006 xc70- 100K...been using Mobil One...Its now approaching summer in NY....what viscosity M-1 do I use? The local stores have only 5-30, 10-30. There is also this HIGH Milage M-1. I want...
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    Backup camera or beeper?

    Has anyone ever added a backup camera or beeper to a Volvo that is not factory equipped? Wife could use some backing up assistance.
  7. Thread: Squealing brakes

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    Squealing brakes

    2006 xc70. My front brakes are really squealing upon braking. I figured I would just replace the pads, as they are worn. What pads are recommended? What precautions can I take to prevent further...
  8. Thread: Weight oil.

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    Weight oil.

    2006 XC70. I use Mobil 1, Summer is approaching here in NY. Local suppliers carry 10-30, 5-30. What is the recommendations for this year? 90k. I’ve been using the 10-40 in summer.
  9. Thread: I need a nut!!!

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    I need a nut!!!

    So, I lost the nut that holds the rear wiper arm onto my 2006 XC70. Anyone know exactly what size that nut is? It will make it much easier to finish the job if I know the size. Thank you A.
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    Extended warranty?

    My son just bought a '16 S60 in So. California. He asked the dealer about an extended warranty (he has CPO for a while). They want more than $4K for 2 extra years. Anyone know of a reputable...
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    Need purchasing advice

    So, I just got back from L.A. visiting my son. His 2001 XC70 is on it's last legs...tranny issues, loss of power and someone backed into his rear passenger door. I would love to put him back into...
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    If you get it...let me know what you think. ...

    If you get it...let me know what you think. It's on my list to purchase, but I have to do suspension first. A.
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    Here you go

    Try this.

    https://incartec.co.uk/product/Volvo-V70-S60-XC90-05--PDC-Interface
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    There is a unit, from the UK that adapts and...

    There is a unit, from the UK that adapts and returns the 'beep'. I'll get you the details. I was going to order one myself, as I have a Kenwood receiver and lost both the steering wheel controls...
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    Need to replace turbo hose...

    Does anyone have a diagram of the turbo hoses for 2006 xc70? One of mine is mushy and I don't know the name of it (part #). A diagram would help me to label it.
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    Trim detailing products?

    Detailing my 2006 XC70. I have tried several plastic bumper/ trim products and they have a short lifetime (like, until it rains!). What is THE product to use on my plastic exterior trim/ bumpers?
  17. Thread: Detailing

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    Detailing

    It's summer in NY...Have to get a layer of protection on my car. What do you all recommend? Wax, these new nano-ceramic sealants? Also...headlight lenses are cloudy..any luck with these...
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    New suspension time?

    2006 XC70- 84,000 miles. The ride is getting kinda choppy...not the smooth ride I remember when I first got the car. Thinking that it's time for shocks/struts. No clunking, but a harsh ride. ...
  19. Thread: Need a door!

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    Need a door!

    Well, last night my son called from L.A.. Someone drove into his car, crushing the rear driver's side door. 2002 XC70. Looks isolated to the door only. How do I find a replacement door in the...
  20. Thread: Bleeding Brakes

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    What size wrench is the bleeder valve? I want to...

    What size wrench is the bleeder valve? I want to pick up the proper wrench for the bleeding. Can I use a box wrench? I don’t want to strip the flats using an open wrench.
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    Done

    I FOUND IT! The mechanic had taken the original off and 'tucked' it away. All I had to do was to insert it into the battery tube. Thank you all.
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    ****...there's no exit tube, just a short 1" , 90...

    ****...there's no exit tube, just a short 1" , 90 degree plastic tube exiting the battery. I am 'guessing' that I will find a floor plug that I will attach a tube to. Will that 'do the trick'? ...
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    Vent tube on battery?

    Just had a new battery installed. Interstate. Excellent price. I see that it has a vent tube. I am not familiar with this. Just let it 'vent'?
  24. Thread: Hesitation.

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    Thank you. That is a helpful post. I will give...

    Thank you. That is a helpful post. I will give it a shot. I'll report back. I am sure that I am not alone as one who just can't grasp the technical aspects of the VIDA/DICE. I own several...
  25. Thread: Hesitation.

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    I have limited computer knowledge, and would like...

    I have limited computer knowledge, and would like to 'see' VIDA in action before attempting to put a system together. From what I read, I will need a laptop and appropriate software (which seems...
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