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  1. Curioser and curiouser.... The service booklet...

    Curioser and curiouser....

    The service booklet in my MY02 says 15,000kms / 12 months

    Perhaps there even regional variations or variations in year models.

    DucVDuc what year model is yours?
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    I think the answer depends on the percentage of...

    I think the answer depends on the percentage of ethanol in the mix and the octane rating of the product.

    Volvo Australia has confirmed that the XC70 can use an E95 product from Shell called...
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    When I first got my car (MY02 VOR) I remember...

    When I first got my car (MY02 VOR) I remember being disappointed because it didn't handle as well as the MY01 that I test drove. I always wondered why.

    A few months ago I installed the IPD...
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    Here's a different perspective... Which one...

    Here's a different perspective... Which one would the Foxies prefer? :)

    I have a Jack Russell and she doesn't like the high load height or the body roll of the XC70. I have since spent...
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    I would replace it with an Australian designed...

    I would replace it with an Australian designed and built Ford Territory. In particular the AWD Ghia, especially if they bring out a turbo version this year. Have even considered doing so - better...
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    Welcome fellow VOR owner, from one 'down under'!...

    Welcome fellow VOR owner, from one 'down under'!

    I love the colour of the VOR which is why I bought it :D Except for the orange indicator bulbs, so I replaced them with Diadem Opal globes which...
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    Poll: HEADSUP: VADIS recommended for Transmission Fluid change

    Folk who are considering flushing the transmission fluid in their XC need to be aware that part of the operation may require connection to VADIS if the procedure is to be done according to Volvo's...
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    Thanks John, I'll bear that in mind. Situation...

    Thanks John, I'll bear that in mind.

    Situation is same here. Last month I booked 1) a Toyota Camry, 2) Toyota Corolla Sedan and 2) Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD. What I got was 1) Holden Commodore, 2)...
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    Thanks Art, that's great. Pricing is not cheap...

    Thanks Art, that's great. Pricing is not cheap but not as much as I was expecting.

    Having looked at their Prestige Collection I noticed a few strange things:
    1) The fine print states that the...
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    Where to rent XC in Canada?

    There is a (very slim) chance that my wife and I will be coming to Vancouver in May 2006 for a conference. Rather than just come for a few days we'd probably make it a vacation. I've heard that you...
  11. Thread: 2006 xc70

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    Are these more MY06 changes?

    On the Volvo accessories web site there is an Aluminium wheel "Oreander" 7 x 17" XC70 06- listed (note 17" not 16"! )

    However the description includes this bit of information that I haven't come...
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    Thanks for the link ifnt420, very interesting...

    Thanks for the link ifnt420, very interesting read. A run from Melbourne to Cameron's Corner and back over a long weekend is a pretty big ask (4000km + a lot on dirt), especially as they didn't seem...
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    Barry, Just had the upper engine mount...

    Barry,

    Just had the upper engine mount replaced in my '02 XC today at 40k kms (25k miles), much to my surprise. Cost was AU$145 + $AU$90 labour (US$108 + US$68) so I'm still reeling.

    What they...
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    Here's another article on the Baja trial: Baja...

    Here's another article on the Baja trial:

    Baja Rugged: Volvo XC70 Cross Country Displays Its Credentials for Survival | American International Automobile Dealers |

    As well as reading this...
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    Still sounds very similar to the transmission...

    Still sounds very similar to the transmission flare though.
  16. Thread: Yatt

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    There is a local engineering outfit where I live...

    There is a local engineering outfit where I live that has the slogan:

    "Near and far,
    Where great products are,
    The name is WR"

    By which I suggest you read Gibbons thread on the Nokian WR as...
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    Its a big issue here in Australia - a sort...

    Its a big issue here in Australia - a sort country vs city debate.
    There is now talk of banning them on vehicles used primarily in the city (how they will enforce this I have no idea).

    But the...
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    Interesting. No petrol XC70 and definitely no R(s)

    Interesting. No petrol XC70 and definitely no R(s)
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    Thanks AWD* I'm about to install the sliver...

    Thanks AWD*

    I'm about to install the sliver trim rings from IPD and I was pondering making the instrument lighting a little bluer (a la R but to suit the VOR theme), so it would be good to know...
  20. I was thinking that the RV501 looks a bit like...

    I was thinking that the RV501 looks a bit like the Continentals fitted to the XC90 (which are not available in 215/65R16 by the way).

    I was not impressed recently when I saw an XC90 with...
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    Perhaps its NOT based on the Freestyle....

    There is a possibility that the theory of the XC60 being based on the Freestyle is wrong. There is another vehicle that is similar in appearance to the Freestyle but actually very different, also...
  22. YATT (Yet Another Tyre Thread) - Tyres Down Under?

    One of the problems with owning a car Down Under is that the tyres are upside down and the flat bit is at the top... :D

    But seriously, tyres here are a problem. Although I have read a lot of...
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    Dashboard / instrument bulb type?

    Does anyone know what type of bulbs are used to illuminate the dashboard, particularly the instrument cluster?

    I can't find the specs in the manual or at AllData.
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    Poll: Are you sure about this? The reason I ask is...

    Are you sure about this?

    The reason I ask is that I thought that turning the phone off has been the reason given for some of the failures to get missiles locked onto targets in the mountains in...
  25. I haven't seen these ads, but ANYTHING has to...

    I haven't seen these ads, but ANYTHING has to better than the "Bloody Volvo Driver" campaign we've been subjected to in Australia.
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