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    Blizzak WS70 or WS80?

    2005 XC70 97000 miles

    In Utah - a good amount of mountain driving in snow.
    I am considering buying now for next season as good deals are to be had on end-of-season sales.
    Tire salesman saying...
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    I know it is the parking brake. Are the e-brakes...

    I know it is the parking brake. Are the e-brakes on both sides? After pushing it back and forth and rocking it in neutral - there was a pop it seemed like it released one side. But it seems it is...
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    Just read a little more -- should I just keep...

    Just read a little more -- should I just keep rocking until they pop free? Then not use the p-brake until I get them lubed up?
    (I have newer Akebono rotors and ceramic pads - if it makes any...
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    I need help! I am out of town on vacation and...

    I need help!
    I am out of town on vacation and parked my 05 xc for 2 weeks outside (while on a Grand Canyon river trip) Lots of rain fell in Flagstaff over the 2 weeks - got back to my car and...
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    Gibbons...I am out west also. I have done 1...

    Gibbons...I am out west also. I have done 1 drain/fill at 30k and 1 gibbons-method trans flush at 59K - and have all software updates.
    And I too have been recently experiencing 2-3rd gear shift...
  6. Retail price: $18 for a pair of Superwipe...

    Retail price:
    $18 for a pair of Superwipe springs (incl. shipping) - or $110 (w/o shipping) for a pair of wiper arms (IPD OE)
    IF the add-on springs work - it looks just as easy to install and...
  7. So I am clear - the Superwipes are NOT a new...

    So I am clear - the Superwipes are NOT a new wiper arm - but a set of springs - that install onto your existing wiper arm.
    And you leave your existing arm springs as they are?
    So they are NOT a...
  8. bfife: It looks like $19 with shipping.. yes?...

    bfife: It looks like $19 with shipping.. yes?
    did you install the sure wipe springs on your Volvo or Ford?
    If Volvo - did you order the the Sure Wipe G?
    How did they do today with the snow in...
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    Yes Thames...Since the bg44 fuel system cleanse,...

    Yes Thames...Since the bg44 fuel system cleanse, my starting performance has been much improved - with no more long cranks before firing up.

    Allen - I thought I read in a thread here somewhere...
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    Maybe a fuel system cleanse? I had very similar...

    Maybe a fuel system cleanse? I had very similar symptoms with hard starts in my 05. (even with a new fuel filter and plugs.)
    I added a can of BG 44k a few tanks ago - and all my starts have been...
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    I believe there is a reset sequence for the...

    I believe there is a reset sequence for the locks/windows. I had an ignition lock out issue and found this reset procedure online. It did not fix my problem (which was new FOB battery). I make no...
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    Makes good sense Astro. I would also suspect...

    Makes good sense Astro. I would also suspect with the higher price, the high-octane at the quickie-mart/discount gas stations sit around much longer.

    I have heard an oil change is suggested 1...
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    Maybe this will help others with the same...

    Maybe this will help others with the same symptoms. To update -- No Check Engine Light; No Codes, wiring to coils seemed fine.
    After reading more through this forum, I decided to try a bottle of...
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    Rough Engine Starting

    Hello All -- 2005 XC70 63K miles. I do minor DIY - but have no garage, tools or skills for most stuff.

    In the last month it takes a few ignition turns for the engine to turn over and fire up. ...
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    To clarify for 05 XC's readers - my 05 front low...

    To clarify for 05 XC's readers - my 05 front low beam bulb is an H11 - as listed correctly in the owner's manual bulb list. Which installed without a retention clip - by inserting and turning. A...
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    $1.00 solution..(if that)

    $1.00 solution..(if that)
  17. Another option is the Neo ProLink PODVOLHUV2 from...

    Another option is the Neo ProLink PODVOLHUV2 from Neoaudio. - I am not sure, but It looks to me to be the same as the USA SPEC PA11-VOL. - just branded differently. $200 for the kit (though they...
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    Got a second opinion and my local corner garage...

    Got a second opinion and my local corner garage guy (who I trust) confirmed there was oil leaking on both struts - did not look like a lot.. but it was noticeable. I am not sure if they were just...
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    Pardon my ignorance.. Is the 05 xc 70 "Strut...

    Pardon my ignorance..

    Is the 05 xc 70 "Strut Assembly" (as described for a Sachs) considered the same as a "Strut Housing"?

    My vip Totalcare warranty reads it WILL cover:

    "MacPherson...
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    problem solved.. logged out, cleared cookies and...

    problem solved.. logged out, cleared cookies and logged back in.
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    Thanks - I will confirm they are leaking before...

    Thanks - I will confirm they are leaking before paying for any replacement. They also may be covered under my vip extended warranty.

    (please disregard any duplicate posts that may appear on this...
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    Front Strut Failure?

    2005 xc70 57k miles.

    I searched the forum and got some good info - but I need some clarification...

    I just had new link rods and control arm bushings installed (which the dealer did...
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    my posts "need to be approved by mod" ?

    last several posts..said:

    "need to be approved by mod"

    Please advise - thank you.
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    Donations to volvoxc.com

    Is this still the address to mail contributions?

    VolvoXC.com Contribution
    c/o Servoweb Technologies Inc.
    4960 Water Lane
    West Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
    V7W 1K5
  25. I may be mistaken, but I am fairly certain I...

    I may be mistaken, but I am fairly certain I labeled the pics correctly with wrong way / right way. Can someone confirm this?
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