1. #1191
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    Well it's been a while! The Prancing Moose needed some tlc...

    1. New front brake discs & pads. Found my front-left disc was missing the little screw that holds the disc in.... Oops. Four new little screws all round. Definitely answers what the sound coming from over that side of the car was.
    2. Two of three tubes from the IPD HD TCV installed. Now I've found where the lower one plugs into by getting under the car & that will be going on next weekend.
    3. Degreased around the power steering reservoir & down that side of the engine. My engine doesn't use oil & the power steering is always full yet there's always little leaks & sticky power steering fluid on that side of the engine bay - it's like owning an Alfa sometimes!
    4. Checked for negative pressure at the oil filler cap - yes (doing the PCV looks daunting).
    5. Washed the car.

    Still pondering:

    1. Replacing the power steering reservoir
    2. Replacing the coolant expansion tank - sometimes it just empties but I never find a puddle.....
    3. Ordering the subframe bushes & the inserts IPD have.
    4. Planning to clean the MAF & ETM
    5. Ting to diagnose why the fuel consumption went from 9.1L/100k to 11.9L/100k (25-26mpg to 19-20mpg) a while back. I have new coils, new air filter, new spark plugs, same tires. Killing me

  2. #1192
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    Had the front lower control arm bushings replaced today. Yesterday evening I replaced the center console, the original one was scratched up and the latch on the lid was broken.
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  3. #1193
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    Picked up my '03 xc70 a few days ago. I was pretty busy with it this week. I converted all the interior lights into LED lights, installed HID head lights and fog lights, Seafoam'ed the engine, changed the plugs, oil and filter, installed a HD TCV, swapped out all of the vacuum lines, installed a boost gauge, and i did a tranny drain and fill, drove about 100 miles, and did another drain and fill....LoL. fun stuff!!!

  4. #1194
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    New end links
    PS flush
    Rear diff flush

  5. #1195
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    Put the 05+ tails in the womans 04XC and added white LED to her lisence plate while I was goofing off yesterday.
    Hopefully this weekend I plan on turning over my 01 XC ....
    2012 Ford Fusion 2004 V70XC 01 V70XC -M66 1998 C70 T5-M66

  6. #1196
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    Installed anti-ping axle bolts in the front axles. This completely stopped the click-clack sound from P to R, or to D. Very happy that the axles weren't worn!
    PDX-Vancouver, USA

    2005 XC70 140,000

  7. #1197
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scopeman View Post
    Installed anti-ping axle bolts in the front axles. This completely stopped the click-clack sound from P to R, or to D. Very happy that the axles weren't worn!
    Ok I give. I've never hear of "anti-ping axle bolts". How do the work?

  8. #1198
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    XC90 axle bolts
    Usually used on Rs which have notoriously noisy axles, this does work (personal experience)
    You need to be careful though, it's been found out over the past few years that they can trap moisture and eventually rust inside.
    Volvo dealers will not do this anymore and have gone back to the Locktite fix
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
    XC90 axle bolts
    Usually used on Rs which have notoriously noisy axles, this does work (personal experience)
    You need to be careful though, it's been found out over the past few years that they can trap moisture and eventually rust inside.
    Volvo dealers will not do this anymore and have gone back to the Locktite fix
    Yes, yes they have. It uhmm..."works." I think mine need to be redone. They were done last September but there's muffled clacking noises coming from them.

    Speaking of, I put gas in it! but my issues are piling on. It now definitely needs an alignment, the paste needs to be redone in my half shafts, and...that's actually it. Surprisingly.
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  10. #1200
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    Default Changed out silver 18's for black 17's

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    Put the black 17" pegs on and stored the silver 18" pegs for now, I am not sure which way I like it best. Did that sound right?

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