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    In the 2013 Warranty Book, it says that seat...

    In the 2013 Warranty Book, it says that seat belts and SRS are warranteed for 5 years, or unlimited miles, whichever comes first.

    I haven't heard of this problem before. An option would be to...
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    Sew it up good and tight. The G force on the...

    Sew it up good and tight. The G force on the TPMS module cruising at 125km/hr, or 75 mph is about 300 Gs (300 X the force of gravity).
    Don't know whether the casing must be pressure-sealed for it...
  3. Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS Indirect TPMS...

    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS

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    My 2015.5 XC70 T6 (bought used) came with the "Tire Monitor" system (indirect TPMS) -- this flavor of TPMS does not have a pressure-sensor in the...
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    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS 9168 My 2015.5...

    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS
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    My 2015.5 XC70 T6 (bought used) came with the "Tire Monitor" system (indirect TPMS) -- this flavor of TPMS does not have a pressure-sensor in the wheel. Rather,...
  5. Thread: Tire Advice

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    One consideration is the impact of tire selection...

    One consideration is the impact of tire selection on gas mileage. Putting an SUV or truck tire on your XC70 adds undesired weight and rotational inertia, and shows up in fewer miles per tank of...
  6. Thread: Tire Advice

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    Use the tire size finders online. An...

    Use the tire size finders online. An all-terrain, all-weather tire sounds like the right way to go.
  7. Thread: 08 xc70 blower

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    The voltage regulator protects all the circuits...

    The voltage regulator protects all the circuits from an over-voltage situation. It's possible there was a transient under-voltage during the jumping. I would try to cold restart your...
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    A weak battery. The parking lights chew up more...

    A weak battery. The parking lights chew up more current than the radio. If the radiator fan runs past engine shut-off, a big current drain.

    All modern cars have a number of "always on"...
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    This case qualifies as a top-drawer stumper! ...

    This case qualifies as a top-drawer stumper! Your 7 month saga shows true grit. Hoping this story will end with a root cause, and a post where we all learn something new about this B5254 5-banger.
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    A single coil-pack draws 6 amps of current at...

    A single coil-pack draws 6 amps of current at peak RPMs (6000), or about 2-3 amps under normal driving.

    To test the ignition harness, if you unplug a coil-pack connector, and try to light a 55W...
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    As far as list of 14 DTCs, the car had a bum...

    As far as list of 14 DTCs, the car had a bum battery and alternator (now replaced), so these could be residuals that can be cleared out with VIDA.
    He's come far enough to drive the car on...
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    Restating the first sentence of the OP: "I...

    Restating the first sentence of the OP:
    "I finished rebuilding my 2007 XC70, I got her with a broken valve, tore her down and put her back together".

    Unless I missed something, drGian...
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    The evidence is strong for the discontinuity or...

    The evidence is strong for the discontinuity or weak current in the coil-pack harness feeding #2. In suggesting to replace the harness -- it's not clear who supplies these.
    You might need to hit...
  14. The first rule of maintenance on a Volvo is to...

    The first rule of maintenance on a Volvo is to address and resolve every code when it first appears. If these codes are allowed to stack up, the hole just gets too deep to dig out of. The fuel...
  15. Cracks in wire sheathing in coil-pack harness wiring

    While changing spark plugs on our 2013 XC70 T6, I inspected the coil-pack wiring and found two places where the jacketing was splitting open. The copper wire was still shiny orange, so I decided it...
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    As far as the coil pack electronics, each pack is...

    As far as the coil pack electronics, each pack is a 3-wire device:
    • 12V (powers the charging circuit to recharge the coil between firings)
    • firing signal - delivers the precision-timed...
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    There are plenty of remote prototyping services...

    There are plenty of remote prototyping services available online. You're in NJ, so you might just search around for a 3D printing course, where you get to do a project. Developing a new printed...
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    I take it you are looking for unswitched 12V...

    I take it you are looking for unswitched 12V power for a radio. You didn't say how many watts of power. If you have the visor with HomeLink (3 buttons that trigger garage door openers), there is...
  19. With an inexpensive volt-ohm-meter, you can debug...

    With an inexpensive volt-ohm-meter, you can debug most (halogen) headlight glitches. First, remove the lo-beam bulb and test it for continuity - a good bulb will elicit a beep. Next, test the...
  20. The "low tire pressure" message came on, and it's...

    The "low tire pressure" message came on, and it's only been 3 months since getting nitrogen fills done at Big O Tires. The lowest tire was 32 psi. I'm wondering what the TPMS considers "low"? ...
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    Having read a long article about the Bosch...

    Having read a long article about the Bosch Motronix Engine Control System, the Brake Pedal Position Sensor is one of dozens of inputs to the ECM algorithm (representing driver intention to...
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    The first principle of console alerts is to write...

    The first principle of console alerts is to write down the exact words displayed. The you can Google it verbatim with "Volvo" and it will lead to clues. You can post questions on all the Volvo...
  23. Inspect the brake pedal push rod where it...

    Inspect the brake pedal push rod where it channels through the firewall, is the weather-seal intact?
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    That's quite a momentous message,...

    That's quite a momentous message, XCovlov70....far from thoughts of mere cross-continental sojourns. It's about finite time and peering out into the clear night sky to see billions of light-years...
  25. It seems that the car suffered 12V electrical...

    It seems that the car suffered 12V electrical brownouts/dropouts with the old battery. There may be codes sitting in memory from those incidents that just need to be cleared using VIDA. Clear your...
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