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  1. #11
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    Yep - plain ole' FWD...just like mine.

    It's the P2 chassis, so it's very similar to the '01 - '07 V70XC. Difference is the powertrain (FWD doesn't have the angle gear, rear driveshaft, or rear differential and axle shafts), the chassis (minor differences in control arms for ground clearance and powertrain) and some minor detail bits, like plastic body cladding...

    Also, you likely have a slightly different transmission than the XC, depending on the model you've got. Any chance you could post a picture of a: the engine and b: the gear selector? Still, the fluid advice remains germane...

    Howard's site includes his T5 (FWD) and his XC(AWD)...and that's what I've got as well. All the links I gave you are applicable to your car too. I would encourage the dedicated wheels and winter tires on your car, depending on where you are in MA....where I went to college, up in Williamstown, winters were quite snowy...

    So, much of what is on this site is applicable to your V70....just not all...and since XC-70 ownership is not required for membership - again, welcome. That is a great color blue...nice looking car
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
    Not sure there is an XC manual just a supplement that comes with the V70 manual, although I may be wrong.
    I forget, it's been that long since I had an 01 (before I learned never to buy an 01).

    What made you think you were buying an XC? it doesn't even look like an XC!
    Not really sure now. Maybe someone said it was. Maybe I have read WAY too many carfaxes. Maybe I'm a moron.
    95' 855T--dead engine, to be fixed
    01' V70XC
    99' SAAB 9-5 Wagon
    88' 900 Turbo
    98' Maxima

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    Kids will do that to you...

    Ask me how I know
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    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (100K, Michelin AS3+, M1 0W40)
    2002 V70-XC (238K, Castrol Edge 0W40)
    2002 V70-T5 (195K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (76K)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
    Plain old V70
    Long link and short link are the same
    ONE picture of a blue V70 (and a Saab)
    Probably a 2.4t but I need to see either the engine or the hatch emblem

    I told you to call me and not do something dumb
    I put both links the same, if folks wanted to see where they were being sent, first.

    Yeah it's a 2.4 T.

    Well 30 days isn't up yet.. spose I could return it.

    --Heather
    95' 855T--dead engine, to be fixed
    01' V70XC
    99' SAAB 9-5 Wagon
    88' 900 Turbo
    98' Maxima

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Kids will do that to you...

    Ask me how I know
    Yes they will! I spent 10+ years nannying and now have two very active boys.

    --Heather
    95' 855T--dead engine, to be fixed
    01' V70XC
    99' SAAB 9-5 Wagon
    88' 900 Turbo
    98' Maxima

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    Well.... either back to Matthews or Swedespeed for you!

    (Don't say I didn't warn you on Matthews. I could tell you knew nothing about these cars and you were price buying, not the way to so it with these.

    In life you get what you pay for.
    Don't pay much now and pay through the nose later!

    If you recall, I was trying to help you but you decided to forge away on your own.......)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Yep - plain ole' FWD...just like mine.

    It's the P2 chassis, so it's very similar to the '01 - '07 V70XC. Difference is the powertrain (FWD doesn't have the angle gear, rear driveshaft, or rear differential and axle shafts), the chassis (minor differences in control arms for ground clearance and powertrain) and some minor detail bits, like plastic body cladding...

    Also, you likely have a slightly different transmission than the XC, depending on the model you've got. Any chance you could post a picture of a: the engine and b: the gear selector? Still, the fluid advice remains germane...

    Howard's site includes his T5 (FWD) and his XC(AWD)...and that's what I've got as well. All the links I gave you are applicable to your car too. I would encourage the dedicated wheels and winter tires on your car, depending on where you are in MA....where I went to college, up in Williamstown, winters were quite snowy...

    So, much of what is on this site is applicable to your V70....just not all...and since XC-70 ownership is not required for membership - again, welcome. That is a great color blue...nice looking car

    Thanks again. Good to know the fluid advice is still the same. Thanks, I love that blue too.

    I'm in Central Massachusetts. *Usually we don't go far when it snows, but yeah we'll do all seasons & have a second set of tyres set up for snow too. Always good to have, better safe than sorry. Lots of hills around here & very unpredictable drivers.

    I saw a real V70XC today--it's a really pretty car. Maybe in a couple of years we can get one. I'm happy as long as my car is a Volvo tho. My main concern is safety & I will do pretty much anything (change the tranny fluid 7 days a week/ oil changes every Sunday) if I have to to have my kids in the safest car on the planet. That is what sent me here to Volvo in the first place. Did you know that, most of the minivans on this planet, a car geared for Mom's & kids do not have any crash-rollover testing? I know Toyota Sienna & the Honda Oddysey, do however. All the others do not---If IIHS.org is to be believed. And most of these minivans don't have good ratings for other safety stuff either. I could have bought say a barely used minivan from Dodge or even a SUV w/ very low low low miles, with all kinds of keep the kids happy in the car stuff & did not, since they IMHO aren't safe enough in comparison to the Volvos. I'd prefer the high miles & maintainence schedule that comes with Volvo in comparison, but that's just me.



    --Heather
    95' 855T--dead engine, to be fixed
    01' V70XC
    99' SAAB 9-5 Wagon
    88' 900 Turbo
    98' Maxima

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
    Well.... either back to Matthews or Swedespeed for you!

    (Don't say I didn't warn you on Matthews. I could tell you knew nothing about these cars and you were price buying, not the way to so it with these.

    In life you get what you pay for.
    Don't pay much now and pay through the nose later!

    If you recall, I was trying to help you but you decided to forge away on your own.......)
    Thanks for the help & the warning! It's very very appreciated even if it doesn't seem that way! Well if his job doesn't come to an end.. maybe we will just trade it in. Just right now, it's a little precarious & I'm a SAHM. (stay at home mom)

    --Heather
    95' 855T--dead engine, to be fixed
    01' V70XC
    99' SAAB 9-5 Wagon
    88' 900 Turbo
    98' Maxima

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    Mrs. Heather, if you don't mind I would like to hijack this thread as I have recently myself purchased an '01 XC with 125k mi. recently. Been lurking the forum for quite awhile and finally decided to join in!

    Got the car for $2k below book from a mom-and-pop dealer. Went in eyes wide-open, as I did my research and know of the various problems that this model year can have. Thankfully, service on the car over the last six years was done exclusively by a Volvo specialist, and the previous owner had all major maintenance done on it, including the timing belt at 105k and tranny flushes every 30k. The owner of the Volvo shop even let me sit down with the records and document every service for myself.

    The car came with the CEL on when I bought it; I pulled the following codes:
    P0030 - O2 sensor signal missing
    P0234 - Turbo control valve, pressure too high

    Noticed when test driving that the acceleration wasn't what it should've been, but as I mentioned previously, it was $2k less than book value. Plan on replacing both ASAP. However, two days ago the idle started to pulse and acceleration began to stumble. Got code P0305 - Misfire in cylinder 5. I know that coil #1 and #4 were replaced at different times during the last 30k, and I'm probably going to go ahead and replace this one as well.

    I guess my overall question is, could these various codes be related? (I also need to replace the looming around the coil wires and other areas, as I can see that they are crumbling...)
    2006 Hyundai Sonata (manual trans., surprisingly fun to drive)
    2001 Volvo V70 XC (family car)
    1989 Volvo 240 DL Wagon (still wheezing)
    ---
    RIP:
    1988 Izuzu Trooper (manual trans., fuel system failure)
    1990 Volkswagen Passat (manual trans., blew head twice)
    1989 Pontiac Bonneville (rusted out underneath)
    1984 Volvo 240 DL (electrical gremlins)

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    [QUOTE=Kitheme;133886]Mrs. Heather, if you don't mind I would like to hijack this thread as I have recently myself purchased an '01 XC with 125k mi. recently. Been lurking the forum for quite awhile and finally decided to join in!

    No problem, Kitheme. I'm very happy you joined in & can use this thread to figure out your code issues. This might not help: I know my 855T had both Co2 sensors replaced. IMO the exhaust also needed to be replaced then or shortly after, but wasn't. IMO the Co2 sensors can then fail again--if the exhaust catalytic converter is bad & old.. over 10 years old. I've read some more at this link about other items that can foul the co2 sensors: http://www.autohausaz.com/volvo-auto...n-sensors.html This could be part of the surging issues you're experiencing. *I'm a complete novice tho.*

    Best of luck to you! Congrats on the new car!

    --Heather
    95' 855T--dead engine, to be fixed
    01' V70XC
    99' SAAB 9-5 Wagon
    88' 900 Turbo
    98' Maxima

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