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      Does replacing the top/bottom pieces equal...

      Does replacing the top/bottom pieces equal replacing the entire window seal or not?

      I guess I'd razor blade the side sections if I get one with bad chipping but is there some kind of...
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      I certainly know that car rubber eventually...

      I certainly know that car rubber eventually deteriorates but this particular edging of rubber looks thin and sort of sticks out/up about 1/4" or so?.. at least did not seem to lay flat against the...
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      Rubber around windshield deteriorating ?

      I've looked at a couple of P2 wagons lately that had rubber around the windshield that was dry rotted and chipping away (to some degree). Is this a common thing with these cars and is there a cure...
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      I went to see the '04 with a "small engine...

      I went to see the '04 with a "small engine knock". So it starts right up, and is definitely a loud clanging noise, which quiets down to about half after a few seconds, to a sound like loud lifters (I...
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      Good info JRL, I appreciate you sharing your...

      Good info JRL, I appreciate you sharing your experience! With that said though, I do currently have a very dependable daily driver that's paid off and will be keeping it at least until I feel I can...
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      Why would anyone (you included JRL) go that...

      Why would anyone (you included JRL) go that route? $3500 would buy a decent replacement car. And that's cheaper than getting a new transmission from Volvo for a 16 year old car? wow !! Cheaper than...
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      Sucks to find an otherwise good '01 with a jerky...

      Sucks to find an otherwise good '01 with a jerky transmission.. for cheap and have to pass on it ! I could probably get it for a grand.

      JRL - what's it costing you for a full rebuild on a stock...
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      Do you have a plan for when trans quits? I've...

      Do you have a plan for when trans quits? I've been reading old threads on the subject but it's usually a matter of links and reading thru volumes of info and not having any clear cut details of a...
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      How many miles on your '01 V70 XC ?

      Just trying to get an idea of what average mileage is and what can be reasonably expected from 2001 XC's. What's your odometer readings?

      Doug C
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      In my ongoing quest for a cheaply priced XC70,...

      In my ongoing quest for a cheaply priced XC70, I've come across a Dark Brown (Java?) (looks like a solid color in pics) V70 XC from '01. It has dark brown leather in good condition (I actually kind...
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      Two things: Do you have the paint code for the...

      Two things: Do you have the paint code for the Ocean Race blue (I was considering Rebel Blue XC70!).... and, what are those mirrors off of (I agree an improvement!).

      Doug C
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      No doubt, you should have kept it .. I love those...

      No doubt, you should have kept it .. I love those !! I knew what the ocean race cars were but not some of those small details, so thanks.

      Doug C
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      Well I found one. Not sure why Edmunds would...

      Well I found one. Not sure why Edmunds would specify only the ocean race color as having sunroof in '06 (specifically) but whatever, doesn't matter. This silver '06 w/234K does not have one, which...
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      Dang it, according to Edmunds the '06 models do...

      Dang it, according to Edmunds the '06 models do not have sun/moon roofs (except ocean race version)... I am a big fan of sunroofs so that sucks and will come into play.

      On another note.. there are...
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      thanks guys, the '06 w/239k is priced about $400...

      thanks guys, the '06 w/239k is priced about $400 more but it's odd that it's wearing dealer plates yet it's not at a dealership, yet it is a one owner car. The '04 w/168K needs the listed items but...
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      Which would you choose ?

      Which and why: An '04 XC70 w/168k 3 owner that needs a radiator, strut mount, brake pads and rear rotors OR an '06 XC70 w/239k one owner ?

      Doug C
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      I think my confusion has something to do with...

      I think my confusion has something to do with "V70" wagons coming in both turbo and non-turbo as well as FWD & AWD. Not sure if that's the case bu no matter, I know about the XC now - and appreciate...
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      OK good !! Now, since there are no clear...

      OK good !!

      Now, since there are no clear pictures of the back hatch, and I cannot see the badgeing .. did all the "XC70"s come with AWD or were some factory front wheel drive only cars? thanks...
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      2.5L L5 PFI = turbo or not ?

      I know this is a basic noob question but I can not find the answer.. car fax is describing an '04 XC70 that I'm interested in as "2.5L L5 PFI", it says nothing about being a turbo model and the...
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      Help Diagnosing an '03 XC70

      I'm looking at a 2003 XC70 w/168K that's in good condition (except an engine issue) and is dirt cheap. I've no experience with the 5 cylinder engine, but can fix things if it's reasonable... anyone...
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      Hi jclars - great looking ES, the stance looks...

      Hi jclars - great looking ES, the stance looks perfect to me and I agree about your nod toward comfort ! I have a '71E coupe and was wondering how you went about figuring out the specific shocks...
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      (If welding).. it does not really matter how bad...

      (If welding).. it does not really matter how bad the original quarters were buckled. You should be able to scribe a line and cut approx 1" ahead of the seam on the quarter . In other words remove...
    23. Universal Windshield Seal - w/ no provisions for chrome trim?

      I'm looking for front and rear windshield seals for my '71 1800E that does not have a groove for mounting the chrome trim. Anyone know of an option I should look at or possibly a universal seal?...
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      LloydDobler wrote: "... The good news is that...

      LloydDobler wrote: "... The good news is that there's no real "right" or "wrong" alignment as long as you like the way the car handles..... I've seen 1 or more positive caster with -1/2 camber with...
    25. Thread: My new P1800 ES

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      congrats on the new car! Actually I really like...

      congrats on the new car! Actually I really like the sun yellow color.. it's interesting in a vintage way IMHO, I'd keep it as is personally. You can get a "tougher look" if that's what's needed by...
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      Ok I explained it wrong.... the thick shims are...

      Ok I explained it wrong.... the thick shims are stacked on the side facing the firewall - so the mounts angle apart at the front. That in itself would create a "toe out" set up.. right? I thought toe...
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      Upper A arm mount Shim questions ..

      I removed my engine cradle and will be thoroughly cleaning it and painting it up like new as well as adding the reinforcements to the shock mount holes...
      http://i62.tinypic.com/a08f89.jpg

      but I...
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      ..sold

      ..sold
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      Price drop .. $625 and I'll cover shipping.

      Price drop .. $625 and I'll cover shipping.
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      I forgot to mention the center caps are...

      I forgot to mention the center caps are included.. but you guys can see them in the pics. One of them is kind of cloudy but better than nothing. I'm wanting to free up some garage space so feel free...
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