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  1. Thanks for the info. Do you think I should flush...

    Thanks for the info. Do you think I should flush as much as I can before replacing the hoses? Do you think I need to replace the radiator too?

    Best,
    Josh
  2. You guys nailed it, oil cooler is leaking. Is...

    You guys nailed it, oil cooler is leaking. Is there a best method for getting the oil out of the system? Will I need to replace the radiator?

    I was thinking of bypassing the oil cooler and...
  3. I should correct myself that the radiator cap did...

    I should correct myself that the radiator cap did not actually blow off, but the reservoir filled with creamy oily coolant mix that then overflowed once cap was removed. Are '02 engines compatible...
  4. Blown Head Gasket, '06 w/70,00k, mechanic claimed fixed, blew again. Trade in?

    Long story short, my mother's barely used '06 had the head-gasket blow. Or at least the symptom was low coolant and the coolant reservoir was filled with oil. She took it to independent guy who has...
  5. It is a 2002, and that's very interesting, I'll...

    It is a 2002, and that's very interesting, I'll take a look.
  6. No power to front wheels. Park slipping. Transmission dying?

    Hey Guys,

    I've been procrastinating on asking about this one for a while...

    I have been having power issues, at first it seemed like transmission slipping, the car seemed like it was shifting...
  7. Torn dust cover on brake caliper. Advice?

    I noticed while changing my pads and discs today that one of the dust boots on the cylinder of my brake caliper had a small tear. the caliper still seem to function fine. I cannot find a kit or cheap...
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    Well I made it just fine, though my gas mileage...

    Well I made it just fine, though my gas mileage was horrible. Pic attached. Someone hit my door with a grocery cart, but it popped right out and is all good.

    Josh


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    So I cannot trailer it as I am already going to...

    So I cannot trailer it as I am already going to be towing two behind. I am getting paid $1500 to bring it down so am not worried about the gas. I have found in the past that I can drive aggressively...
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    I have never been pulled over before with it. the...

    I have never been pulled over before with it. the masts are 22ft long, and stick out about 4 feet from the front of the car, which isnt a problem. the front of the boat is about a foot forward of the...
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    Maximum roof load questions

    Hey guys, I am going to be roof topping a boat down to miami, which weighs around 300lbs. I am trying to figure out if this is a horrible idea or not. I have done it for short 200 mile trips and...
  12. The switch just toggles whether or not they are...

    The switch just toggles whether or not they are on or off when the brights are on or off. If you turn the brights on, and then the aux lights on, and then the brights off, and back on, the aux lights...
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    Is there any update on these?

    Is there any update on these?
  14. Hey Brian, The wiring harness is so easy to...

    Hey Brian,

    The wiring harness is so easy to install that I don't know what I would have photographed. If you have an requests for a specific shot, let me know. I will write another description...
  15. Auxiliary Headlights, Pictures and Instillation Guide.

    Hey Guys, Check out the attached pdf for the volvo instructions, and my notes for extra info on the install. There will be a second post with more photos. The mount is designed for Hella lights,...
  16. Buying Advice, What model and accessories

    Hey guys, I am upgrading from my '02 xc70 to a brand new one. Company caar so the first 36,000 is covered. Was going to get BLIS, Tech package, premier plus package, sandstone leather, blue exterior,...
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    Time to go back to school.

    Spring break is over, put the boat on the roof, and drove back to Williamstown, MA. I may be exceeding my max roof weight a little bit :p.
  18. Phantom Tail-lights coming on at random when car is off, killing battery.

    Hey guys, I need some help asap dealing with this. We leave an '02 up in vermont to use at our house up here during winter. The battery keeps on dying, and I finally figured out why. I was sitting in...
  19. Poll: Should I go for the M-66 (manual transmission)? That is up to you!

    Ok guys. I have a 2002 xc70 with 131,131 miles (stuck out when i parked it last night). It is in good shape (other than the srs light being on due to a blown fuse and me being too lazy/cheap to reset...
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    I guess this is why I should be less lazy in...

    I guess this is why I should be less lazy in life. I didn't want to take it apart and look at it myself, and this is what happens. The starter motor is crap, and I am replacing it, the flex plate is...
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    Is it worth replacing, or should I just drive the...

    Is it worth replacing, or should I just drive the car to the ground?
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    Flex Plate?

    My car has had issues starting and I took it to the dealer to check it out. They said the flex plate needed to be replaced, and it would involve removing the engine/transmission, and the repair would...
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    Headlight Wiper Motors?

    Headlight Wiper Motors?
  24. Thread: Roof Loads

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    Car topping is just all around more convenient...

    Car topping is just all around more convenient for me, but if it turns out that I cant make this work, I will go for the trailer. Any more suggestions?
  25. Thread: Roof Loads

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    Roof Loads

    Ok guys, time to put your collective brains together and help me out. I know the max roof load recommended by Volvo and Thule is 200 lbs, but I am going to be racing a Finn Sailboat, which weighs...
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