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    Yeah, he's got a VIDA. So far, the problem has...

    Yeah, he's got a VIDA. So far, the problem has not resurfaced after cleaning the MAF.. I'll wait a few days and then go get the codes read.
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    No check engine light. I have a guy at ABC Auto...

    No check engine light. I have a guy at ABC Auto Center who knows quite a bit about european imports (and is a little cheaper than Parolin's) who will likely read it for me later this week.
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    The reduced engine performance message came on...

    The reduced engine performance message came on again this morning - right after start up while idling. I turned off the car and restarted, it went away. Drives with no problems. I cleaned the MAF...
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    You were right, it had the security measures (I...

    You were right, it had the security measures (I don't know who would steal a MAF.. ). I was able to get it off using straight medium sized vice grips. It didn't look overly dirty, albeit it was the...
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    I am using a Fram filter - is that a bad choice...

    I am using a Fram filter - is that a bad choice for this car? It was a Canadian tire buy, I replaced it a week after I bought the car (about a month ago).
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    Would a MAF removal/cleaning and reinstall be a...

    Would a MAF removal/cleaning and reinstall be a bad thing to do? The cans of MAF cleaner are about 10 bucks - I will likely get it read later this week regardless, but should I go ahead with the...
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    MAF Removal and Cleaning/Replace

    How to remove the MAF on my 05? Should I clean it? If so - what should I use?
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    Could it have something to do with the MAF...

    Could it have something to do with the MAF sensor? How reliable are those on the 2005 year? The ETM seems to be reliable as compared to the early 2000 editions, so I'm looking in other directions....
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    2005 XC Reduced Engine Performance

    Hi all,

    Can anyone give me some diagnostic tips on how to determine the cause for my reduced engine performance light coming on?

    Info: I had just warmed up the car for a few minutes, driven...
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    The problem turned out to be the air intake...

    The problem turned out to be the air intake temperature sensor. It was reading significantly higher than it should and after clearing all the codes, it was the only one that came back. I have the...
  11. It turns out the problem was my air intake...

    It turns out the problem was my air intake temperature sensor - it was reading 169 F in minus 20 C weather. All is well! Thanks everyone!
  12. Thread: Fuel mileage

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    It's really warm today - about -14 C. Normally...

    It's really warm today - about -14 C. Normally around -20 C or -25 C without windchill in the am. So I should expect it to get better as it gets warmer?
  13. Thread: Fuel mileage

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    I'd be happy with 20 mpg haha, I'm not quite...

    I'd be happy with 20 mpg haha, I'm not quite getting that. Closer to 15.
  14. Thread: Fuel mileage

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    How much was it to replace the tcv? Were you able...

    How much was it to replace the tcv? Were you able to do it yourself?
  15. Thread: Fuel mileage

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    Okay, I'll take a peek. I'll also do that fuel...

    Okay, I'll take a peek. I'll also do that fuel injector cleaner next fill up, and see how it goes! Right now I'm doing about 95% short distance city driving and my avg l/100km is about 16-17. I was...
  16. Thread: Fuel mileage

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    Thanks for the input! I replaced the air filter -...

    Thanks for the input! I replaced the air filter - it was dirty. I'm looking into getting fuel injector cleaner additive to 'rinse' the fuel system so I get a better misting out of my injector. Is...
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    I tried to look up the info I need in the wiring...

    I tried to look up the info I need in the wiring diagram.. It was like trying to read hieroglyphics haha.. Any hints on interpretation of those diagrams?
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    How do I add my model year as a signature? I can...

    How do I add my model year as a signature? I can type it in every time, but isn't there a way to make it automatic? In the meantime my model is a 2005 Volvo XC 70.
  19. I so not, looking at ordering one online- any...

    I so not, looking at ordering one online- any suggestions? I have a buddy who will read it for me Tuesday. I'll update then. For now I just have the fan unplugged so it doesn't run at full speed all...
  20. Where is that located?

    Where is that located?
  21. Thread: Fuel mileage

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    Question for you: My manual says that the minimum...

    Question for you: My manual says that the minimum octane requirement is 87 AKI and 91 RON. What are the octane ratings in canada? Can I fill up with regular and be assured that I'm getting the proper...
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    How many km on your car? Mine is 160, would a...

    How many km on your car? Mine is 160, would a transmission flush be bad as macnoob said?
  23. Okay, I'll do that when I get back into my...

    Okay, I'll do that when I get back into my garage. While the engine is running/key on? I should probably mention I don't seem to be having the same problem as some people with it cunning when I turn...
  24. Oh, I have a voltmeter, but no idea how to...

    Oh, I have a voltmeter, but no idea how to determine the answer to what you just asked me. Brakes, carbs, pistons and all that stuff I can do, electrical is my crutch.
  25. Yeah, the red and black supply the 12 volt power...

    Yeah, the red and black supply the 12 volt power to the fan.
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