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    I did remember one smog technician looked under...

    I did remember one smog technician looked under my mitsubishi a few years back....he said one of my cats is new..I told him I had no idea about that as I got the car used from a friend. He then spoke...
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    I never had any tech look at my cat converters...

    I never had any tech look at my cat converters when I get a smog check...even if its from a STAR certified center...here in LA.. But if they did do a visual and saw that the new cats are not CaRB...
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    So what made you think you need new cats?

    So what made you think you need new cats?
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    If you change cats,you still need the upstream...

    If you change cats,you still need the upstream and downstream o2 sensors....Any cat will most likely fit but not sure if they would be compatible or even be close to the OE cat converter’s...
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    Hi Bob356...a non CA compliant cat will pass...

    Hi Bob356...a non CA compliant cat will pass smog...but muffler shops won’t install one on your car. They will be fined if caught. They say the only difference between a CA cat and the 48 state legal...
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    Had the same problem with my xc70..didn't bother...

    Had the same problem with my xc70..didn't bother me much because it's on the passenger side...tried fixing it but it really won't hold....i'm gonna try this one..maybe drill a small hole instead of...
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    Hi ocean 506...i just ordered 286mm rotors and...

    Hi ocean 506...i just ordered 286mm rotors and pads a few hours ago :(
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    FCPeuro said based on my vin I have the 15in...

    FCPeuro said based on my vin I have the 15in setup so i need the 286mm rotors...but I have 16in wheels and i also know that there are no xc70s with 15in wheels....
    Anyway..thanks for clearing that...
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    That is what's confusing....websites will say if...

    That is what's confusing....websites will say if you have 16in wheels then it's the 305mm rotor and if you got 15in wheels then it's the 286mm rotor...are there xc70s with 15in wheels?
    Fcp euro or...
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    Brake rotor size

    Guys..I need to replace my brake rotors..problem is there are two sizes..286mm and 305mm. Aside from measuring..how do I know what size I need for my car.... its a 2003 xc70.
    I usually order...
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    Changed spark plugs and tightened turbo hoses......

    Changed spark plugs and tightened turbo hoses...
    Dismantled some small parts to keep as spares from my friends salvaged xc70....
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    Hi volvo newb...will look for loose clamps and...

    Hi volvo newb...will look for loose clamps and cracks/tears on hoses as soon as I can. Car really drives fine now,only thing i feel with idle is when the ac compressor kicks in which is normal..i...
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    Hi crewsr..i'm pretty sure its not the fan... you...

    Hi crewsr..i'm pretty sure its not the fan... you can hear the rpm moving up down if you open the hood... but it's gone now after the maf cleaning..it's the 130a code..intake air leak that bothers...
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    I got my Volvo specific code reader last...

    I got my Volvo specific code reader last Saturday....
    Here is what I got from the ecm...130a..intake air leakage and 981a....ecm internal fault. I was able to clear the 981a but I can't clear the...
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    I'll spray more maf cleaner and see what...

    I'll spray more maf cleaner and see what happens..but as of now car is running fine....am i supposed to get a check engine light if my etmis acting up?
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    Reduced engine performance

    Got my '03 xc70 more than a month ago... it has 117,000 miles. Drives and shifts great... only thing I noticed is that idle oscillates slightly if ac is on...I say slightly cause the tachometer...
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