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  1. See this for scoping the task...

    See this for scoping the task https://www.volvoxc.com/0/resources/how-to/pdf/XC70_P2_AW50-51_Trans_Remove.pdf
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    I had this issue with passenger's side low-beam...

    I had this issue with passenger's side low-beam bulb, and driver's side rear lamp. Once the stock of bulb at hand ran out, the new once are lasting fine.
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    Thing or two 8pack. Do you work on 2017...

    Thing or two 8pack.

    Do you work on 2017 Maserati Ghibli - is there are DIY forum?

    Our 2001 V70XC is reaching 200,000 miles -- exceptional AWD for its age and mileage due to our anticipatory...
  4. I agree with hoonk. However, a Bahraini...

    I agree with hoonk.
    However, a Bahraini (Manama?) car can surprise you with maintenance history. There will not be any rust, but fine dust particles, and extreme hot weather is against you. Tell us...
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    Referencing your write up Astro "Major torque...

    Referencing your write up Astro "Major torque needed to remove the pinion nut." Can this nut be loosened before un-mounting AG?
  6. Is it a must to file off 3mm at 30 of the inner...

    Is it a must to file off 3mm at 30 of the inner edge of the cover? What is the rationale since this chamfered edge wasn't there at first?
  7. It is now close to 46 months since the switch to...

    It is now close to 46 months since the switch to 75W140. The wetness at the bottom of AG has returned. Is this a sign that AG needs fluid change?
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    This may help a little...

    This may help a little https://parts.volvocarslisle.com/Volvo_2004_V70-XC-25l-5-cylinder-Turbo/Engine.html
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    A rumble accelerating, but...

    only around at 1200 rpm, then it smooths out for the rest of the drive. Noticeable at cold engine.
  10. It is this pipe:...

    It is this pipe:
    https://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_products_slideshow/fullsize_12740.jpg

    If deteriorated, just wiggle gently and pull after a spray of WD40.
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    What is VIDA's recommendations for check and...

    What is VIDA's recommendations for check and repair.
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    Is the sealing ring in place, where axle meets...

    Is the sealing ring in place, where axle meets the hub?
    https://parts.volvocarslisle.com/images/uploads/SimplePart%20-%20Volvo/fullsize/a_20170202_0958400838.png
  13. Occupied with back to school. With proactive...

    Occupied with back to school.
    With proactive maintenance, I'm closer to 200,000 miles on our 2001 V70XC. It is a trusted ride.
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  15. Rocker Arm is a weak point, see item #16...

    Rocker Arm is a weak point, see item #16 https://parts.volvocarslisle.com/p/Volvo_2001_V70-XC-24l-5-cylinder-Turbo/Rocker-arm/42809329/9463559.html




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  16. Thread: PCV kits?

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    I included oil sump service during complete PCV...

    I included oil sump service during complete PCV -- a 100% PCV success. Laborious but minor cost of seal.
    The MPG is up from 13.2 to 16.6.

    Would a seafoam treatment before PCV an alternate to oil...
  17. SAME! The procedure of heater core replacement...

    SAME!
    The procedure of heater core replacement is STILL from the left footwell (?), but you save on brake pedal switch.

    On US models, if I recall, the RECIRC switch needs to be toggled for the...
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    In our situation, the clutch gap was taking .63mm...

    In our situation, the clutch gap was taking .63mm feeler gauge, but not .60mm. So, after placing one zip tie at each of the three cultch rings, the gap narrowed to take .25mm but not .3mm.

    BUT...
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    The ambient is near 78F, where inside the car is...

    The ambient is near 78F, where inside the car is warmer with windows up to help lowering the affects of seasonal allergies. The center vent air is relatively cold 52F with RECIRC, MED FAN, AC ON,...
  20. I'm at 200,000 miles. Change all fluid and...

    I'm at 200,000 miles. Change all fluid and filters, spark plug, coils may be.
    Use this for checklist: http://www.volvoxc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/V70XC_VolvoChecklist.pdf
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    GOOD NEWS, is it ......

    GOOD NEWS, is it ... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sears-lawsuit/sears-sues-lampert-claiming-he-looted-company-and-drove-it-into-bankruptcy-idUSKCN1RU1V3
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    Separator tool inserted between 4-5 o'cock has...

    Separator tool inserted between 4-5 o'cock has worked for me.

    https://shop.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/70x70/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/3/63420_I.jpg
  23. Drove it for a while in 25-40 mph zone Saturday....

    Drove it for a while in 25-40 mph zone Saturday. It was shifting normally, manual worked fine too. ATF fluid temp over VIDA read 80C (176F) while coolant 83C (181F) at idle. The fluid at dipstick...
  24. Yes, the 1st cold reading was engine OFF. Yes,...

    Yes, the 1st cold reading was engine OFF.
    Yes, the second fluid reading was cold too but engine idling. The "gear shift sequence" was 10 second at each position.
    Drove to a carwash after work to...
  25. A recent simple & drain fill project drained...

    A recent simple & drain fill project drained close to 3.2L. Took a break for family time, and postponed the filling for next day -- put the plug back with old o'ring/seal.

    Next day, unscrewed the...
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