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  1. Thread: transmision oil

    by Ragman
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    After reviewing the Mobile synthetic ATF link, I...

    After reviewing the Mobile synthetic ATF link, I wouldn't hesitate using it. Now where to purchase?

    I flushed my 04 at 37000miles and at 46000miles, it is reving between 2nd and third again.
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    It's called sarcasm... forget the '01-at any...

    It's called sarcasm...

    forget the '01-at any price.

    First car should be any year Suburu Outback. High reliability-good gas mileage-superior snow handling.

    I have an 04 XC, 45000mi, my...
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    Boy, do you really have to disassemble the engine...

    Boy, do you really have to disassemble the engine to clean the PVC system?
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    Thanks all, I'll start with cleaning connector...

    Thanks all, I'll start with cleaning connector to MAF sensor and sensor itself to ignition coils. I don't think the throttle body would be dirty enough to cause problems yet. They're all highway...
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    surely I'm not the only one!

    surely I'm not the only one!
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    Hesitation on accelaration from stop

    Hello all,

    My 2004 XC, 45000mi experiences an occasional hesitation while accelerating from stop. Occasionally, while at stop, idle will momentarily drop to 600 rpm and cause a mild shudder. ...
  7. forget about what the message board tells you...

    forget about what the message board tells you about mileage. This is my second XC and the mileages were reported incorrectly in both. Just do the math at the pump (miles driven divided by gallons...
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    I'm intrigued as well. I've researched it and...

    I'm intrigued as well. I've researched it and you can find a lot on youtube. Heres a link with pretty detailed instructions to building one yourself if you're so inclined. I wouldn't send a dime...
  9. Thread: 2004 Xc70

    by Ragman
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    Boy, these cars don't hold their value very well...

    Boy, these cars don't hold their value very well do they?
  10. Run your car with water

    I'd try running my 240 on water. Let's talk about it. Do you think this system will work?
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    Then people would think I screwed up.

    Then people would think I screwed up.
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    20 miles down a 30% grade, almost daily...I shift...

    20 miles down a 30% grade, almost daily...I shift into third to maintain 40,45mph.

    Havn't had a problem yet. VW encourages it so I've practiced it & I've also done it in my 240 and my...
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    Sunroof Drains '04 XC70

    My passenger side compartment was flooded after a heavy rain. There was debris plugging the forward sunroof drain holes and I suspect that was the problem. However, I was wondering if anyone knew...
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    Yeah! pictures would be cool!

    Yeah! pictures would be cool!
  15. Scraping sound is a new description. We need to...

    Scraping sound is a new description. We need to know what year your XC is. ABS self test usually clunks below 10mph within minutes of starting car. My '01 was loud. My 04 is not.

    2-3rd...
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    Rotors are as straight forward as they look. Not...

    Rotors are as straight forward as they look. Not difficult to change at all. If I recall, it's been a couple years since I have done it, you will need a 7mm hex wrench.

    Can't help you with the...
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    How about...

    4 sale

    You will be needing it.
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    Somebody on an old thread had the oil examined in...

    Somebody on an old thread had the oil examined in a lab and found the content high in metals. Somebody else claims that the cooling core is too small to adequately drop the fluid's temperature.

    I...
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    I don't know that the reset caused this or not. ...

    I don't know that the reset caused this or not. We did not reset ours and the shift flare began a couple months later anyway.

    On the dip stick, it looks pink but that's a thin layer of fluid on a...
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    Software update was going to be my last choice...

    Software update was going to be my last choice for two reasons: first, it would cost over 100USD and second, if it didn't work I'd end up having to change the fluid anyway. My philosophy is to do...
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    I had the same problem a month ago. I flushed...

    I had the same problem a month ago. I flushed the tranny. The problem occured a couple times and then it was fine. Have not experienced it again in the past three weeks. I would flush the tranny...
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    a waste of money.

    a waste of money.
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    Only if he was going fast when changing gears but...

    Only if he was going fast when changing gears but if it was a slow stopping crawl before switching like I think it was, no. It won''t cause damage. I do it all the time to my wife's consernation. ...
  24. Thread: ETM again

    by Ragman
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    I don't know. I would think it would work if...

    I don't know. I would think it would work if there was some version of the program in there but it would work better with the latest and the greatest.

    Iceland? Is that where the 01's go when they...
  25. Thread: ETM again

    by Ragman
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    I think the etm is cover under warranty for 10...

    I think the etm is cover under warranty for 10 yrs or 100,000 miles. If you do, call the dealer and take it in.
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