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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!!
  7. 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)...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
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    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...
  13. 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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    An ACEA A3/B4 oil. E.G. Castrol 0W40. Mobil 0W40....

    An ACEA A3/B4 oil. E.G. Castrol 0W40. Mobil 0W40.

    We talked about this a while ago…

    https://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?19629-Oil-Rant/page5

    For this car, check and/or replace the...
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    My VIDA is down in my shop - so can't get to it,...

    My VIDA is down in my shop - so can't get to it, but I seem to recall that the ECU has to see spark before it supplies fuel, so, I believe the answer to your question, on a properly functioning...
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    Brett - I love it! Not exactly my style for this...

    Brett - I love it! Not exactly my style for this car (belongs on a 4 Runner) but I appreciate both your craftsmanship and your vision for the XC. It's really a cool project and I thank you for...
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    I'm not a fan of solvents in engines or...

    I'm not a fan of solvents in engines or transmissions, and I'm not certain where trans-tune fall in that spectrum. Can't really hurt in your case.

    If nothing happens, I really think it's the band...
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    Not hard to flush (Google Gibbons flush, and...

    Not hard to flush (Google Gibbons flush, and follow that, it's a cooler line fluid exchange) and I would start there.

    If third is completely gone, then, like you, I suspect someone removed that...
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    I sent them to Paul at Hurst Injector service. ...

    I sent them to Paul at Hurst Injector service. For just under $100 including shipping, he cleaned them, replaced the stainless filter in them, flow matched them and sent them back.

    A great value...
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    Hey Nick - Thanks for the update. I will stick to...

    Hey Nick - Thanks for the update. I will stick to cars this post...but I am thinking of you and hope things are going well...

    When the wife's Volvo XC had about 240,000 miles on it, I had the...
  24. I've received notices for all the cars. My local...

    I've received notices for all the cars. My local dealer has them in stock. I've got appointments over the next couple of weeks. I was told the only color is dark grey. So, for all the cars, it's...
  25. Just got notice on my 2004 V70R. Still waiting on...

    Just got notice on my 2004 V70R. Still waiting on my 2001 V70 T5, 2002 V70 T5 and 2002 V70XC.
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