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    All of 3 P2 I've had had rain sensors. About half...

    All of 3 P2 I've had had rain sensors. About half year ago the windshield was replaced with a Chinese one (I overlooked that, yeah), rain sensor is not working anymore, I don't miss it terribly.
  2. What codes did you have? Read by DiCE/VIDA if...

    What codes did you have? Read by DiCE/VIDA if possible.
  3. I drive with ID48 chip glued to antenna module...

    I drive with ID48 chip glued to antenna module and hidden under the dash. Ignition lock cylinder has a fake antenna module that is not attached to anything. I also swapped the cylinder itself from my...
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    P0422 is either a dying rear H2OS or dead cat.

    P0422 is either a dying rear H2OS or dead cat.
  5. Thread: Grille Removal

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    Remove 6 clips on top of the bumper, bend it...

    Remove 6 clips on top of the bumper, bend it towards you with one hand. You can now reach 4 upper plastic clips with your spare hand.

    https://a.d-cd.net/5AAAAgCl5eA-960.jpg
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    Headlight washer motor dies from time to time....

    Headlight washer motor dies from time to time. Not very often though.

    Alarm siren leaks acid from its battery, every one.
  7. Thread: Trailering...

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    These cars are/were hauling a lot of heavy...

    These cars are/were hauling a lot of heavy campers in Europe, so they can do it, but in Europe automatic gearbox was something very vulgar up until recently. By European standards, XC70 is a big,...
  8. Thread: Trailering...

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    Volvo specifies 1800 kg / 3950 lbs towing...

    Volvo specifies 1800 kg / 3950 lbs towing capacity for braked trailers. However, as said, you are going to put a lot of strain on the drivetrain.
  9. I don't have access to the car lift, didn't want...

    I don't have access to the car lift, didn't want to drop the subframe, so had the bushings drilled out with a 2-1/2" drywall hole saw attachment:

    https://a.d-cd.net/6f3bb404k11e-960.jpg

    Note...
  10. Thread: DEM000b

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    Do you have any other errors? Can you post a...

    Do you have any other errors? Can you post a screenshot with the codes the next time you'll be resetting them?
  11. Thread: Vibration

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    This is fine ("fine"). The splines on the axle...

    This is fine ("fine"). The splines on the axle and in the differential do wear, so the axle develops some play over time.

    Also the differential grinds through the casting, it needs reshimming,...
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    This varnish is from 7 years of base oil used by...

    This varnish is from 7 years of base oil used by Volvo dealer and 7 years of Amsoil Signature and Red Line used by me. Synthetic oil can't wash the varnish, even ester-based one. I even helped it a...
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    Oil pan is a pan. Years of Castrol:...

    Oil pan is a pan.

    Years of Castrol:
    https://a.d-cd.net/QgAAAgGtceA-960.jpg


    1.5-2 hours of cleaning in DMSO:
    https://a.d-cd.net/uIAAAgOUCeA-960.jpg

    DMSO was like $38. New pan at FCP is...
  14. Thread: Vibration

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    Also it is not uncommon to loose weights or to...

    Also it is not uncommon to loose weights or to turn tire on rim if underinflated.
  15. Thread: Vibration

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    Bad axles do normally shake/vibrate only during...

    Bad axles do normally shake/vibrate only during acceleration.

    Any chance you got some sticky mud or snow on your rims?
  16. It needs to be resealed:...

    It needs to be resealed: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/angle-gear-leak-fix.html
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    Damage does not look bad, the car was totaled...

    Damage does not look bad, the car was totaled because these Volvos are super-cheap now. I would fix it.

    Eh, hit a bear this June, remember that feeling when the bumper is slowly approaching the...
  18. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic...

    https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=412868#p412868

    Or download VIDA, it has the instructions. If you have DiCE, you may check CVVT hub angles, desired vs actual. I was able to...
  19. Attach the locking tool, remove the hub cap and...

    Attach the locking tool, remove the hub cap and undo the bolt. No need to pull the valve cover.

    You may need to clear up some space for the ratchet/breaker bar. For me it was enough to raise the...
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    Can find out what version is installed, but not...

    Can find out what version is installed, but not check for updates.
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    New or quality rebuilt transmission is of course...

    New or quality rebuilt transmission is of course better than old transmission with unknown damage plus a new/rebuilt valve body. The question is if you get the right type of the transmission.
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    Remove the cowl and inspect the wipers mechanism....

    Remove the cowl and inspect the wipers mechanism. It can disassemble itself when it lucks lubrication.
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    I don't know if the gear ratios are the same. If...

    I don't know if the gear ratios are the same. If not, you'll get a transmission code.
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    From what car this gbox is coming from?

    From what car this gbox is coming from?
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    Nope, early years came with AW50. It is weaker...

    Nope, early years came with AW50. It is weaker than AW55 unfortunately, but transmission rebuilders can retrofit more sturdy parts from AW55. Mechanically AW55 is almost as good as automatic...
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