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    I do not agree. This poll...

    I do not agree. This poll http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13371 shows 75% 2001-2002 cars with fully functioning trannies. I'm willing to bet taking the 2001 cars out of the poll would...
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    The regulations state you have to carry chains,...

    The regulations state you have to carry chains, any rule you have to use them? I used to carry a cheap set of chains that I never intended to use on my regular trips to Whistler Mountain.
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    Poll: I must be the only one to publicly state he...

    I must be the only one to publicly state he prefers an automatic. Dealer gave me a manual for a service loaner and that reinforced my dislike for constant clutching in stop and go traffic. If you...
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    A friend just put Hankook Optimo 4S 235-60 16 on...

    A friend just put Hankook Optimo 4S 235-60 16 on her Kia Sportage and is pleased with quietness, ride handling, noise and wet weather traction. If I had known about these tires sooner I might have...
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    Poll: 100,000Km and happy so far. Problems - tie...

    100,000Km and happy so far.

    Problems
    - tie rod ends or whatever they are called due to be replaced for the second time
    - engine mount due to be replaced for the second or third time
    - radio...
  6. Thread: Translation

    by KazDog
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    Translation

    Tried the search feature but my dealer appears to use different terms for the parts.

    Link Rods front $264.00 rear $208.00
    Top Engine Mount (cracked) $220.00

    I might switch to IPD to see if...
  7. I have the previous generation Nokian WRX's....

    I have the previous generation Nokian WRX's. Vancouver's side streets were impassable last winter but I never got stuck and I had one of the few vehicles that had no problems. Use the tires all year...
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    Tranny Flush

    My 2002 has 90,000km with no transmission problems. Based on advice from this forum I had the tranny flushed around 50,00km and plan on doing it again at 100,000km
  9. Thread: More snow!

    by KazDog
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    West Coast Snow

    Here in Vancouver, BC Canada we have had 40-50 centimeters (15-20 inches) of snow in the last week. Stayed very cold until the last couple of days so had the chance to drive both in the light fluffy...
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    Is the problem with the B4 servo cover specific...

    Is the problem with the B4 servo cover specific to certain model years?
  11. Thread: Overheating

    by KazDog
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    Have you had the car serviced recently? I had the...

    Have you had the car serviced recently? I had the opposite problem - my fan kept running after the car was shut off and drained the battery. Battery was four and a half years old so I had it replaced...
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    Definitely interested in kayaking on the trip. I...

    Definitely interested in kayaking on the trip. I will book a room as soon as the itinerary is firmed up.

    Cheers
    Aiden
  13. Thread: 2008 Xc70

    by KazDog
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    More spy shots

    http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/01/2008-volvo-xc70-scooped-again.html

    Now the dilemma, hold on to my current 2002 until the 2009 is out or buy a new 2007 once the 2008 is available. I assume the...
  14. Thread: 2008 Xc70

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    Interior

    What are the odds the interior will be similar to the new S80.
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    Repairs

    The front and rear control arm bushings were just replaced on my Xc at 60,000km (36,000 miles). I paid $750.00Cdn at a Volvo dealer. Did not realize the bushings were worn until they were replaced ...
  16. Thread: Kayak Tie Down

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    Winter Kayaking

    Ok, now that I have transported a kayak without front or rear tie downs I feel confident enough to travel without. Any other die hard winter paddlers in the Vancouver BC area? The monsoons have...
  17. Thread: Kayak Tie Down

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    Thanks for the information folks. Any solution...

    Thanks for the information folks. Any solution for a rear tie down spot for the second kayak? I have two Thule kayak racks - one roll on type and one J saddle.
  18. Thread: Kayak Tie Down

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    Kayak Tie Down

    Any way of securing front and rear tie down straps for ocean kayaks without resorting to using the tow eyelets?
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    Sirius

    Will the USA-Spec Aux-in adapter work with my 2002 XC and HU 803? The HU 803 front panel light is out and the steering wheel controls do not work. If the dealer has to remove the unit might be an...
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    Just had a Cd jam in the Cd player, dealer...

    Just had a Cd jam in the Cd player, dealer replaced the complete unit. Must be a common problem as there was no delay waiting for parts. Still waiting to get my Cd back.
  21. Myth Debunked

    I destroyed a tire many kilometers from home and had to drive on the "temporary" spare for over two hours. Kept the speed below 80km per hour (50 mph) and the car has exhibited no problems with the...
  22. Thread: Saying Hi!

    by KazDog
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    Cleaning

    Checked out your web site, you definitely have some stuff my local auto parts store does not carry. Do you ship to Canada? One car care question, how do you remove wax that has strayed on to the...
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    I reckon it it's about time to create a positive...

    I reckon it it's about time to create a positive post. Three years ago I leased a 2002 Xc with no intention of keeping it past lease end. Thanks to Gibbons and other posters I replaced the Pirelli's...
  24. Thread: 2002 Pricing

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    2002 Pricing

    Leasing dilema, buy out or lease a new 2006. Any Canadians out there know of recent sales of 2002's - mine is black with light interior and premium package. 40,000km and no flaws.
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    Any disadvantages with sway bars?

    Any disadvantages with sway bars?
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