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      I used a set of offset wrenches I bought at the...

      I used a set of offset wrenches I bought at the old hazard-frought (Harbor Freight). They're longer than a typical 13mm wrench to get a little more leverage and the offset is just enough to get in...
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      Just for grins.....pull the oil dipstick when its...

      Just for grins.....pull the oil dipstick when its making this noise. Does it suddenly disappear? If not, then completely ignore the rest of this post.

      The sound (from what I can hear on the...
    3. Unlike the GM's of yore, this engine doesn't have...

      Unlike the GM's of yore, this engine doesn't have a "coil board" that fires the coils. Each of the 6 ignition coils connects directly to the ECU. Although the coils do have a feedback wire which is...
    4. Hi there Paul, once your blood pressure returns...

      Hi there Paul, once your blood pressure returns to normal after dealing with the troll that totally got you, relax. The coolant change in the XC90 is not that big of a deal.

      If you're just doing...
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      Ditto. I did this one. Instead of new starter,...

      Ditto. I did this one. Instead of new starter, I had mine taken to a nearby starter rebuilding shop to replace all the internals with new parts. Its the bearing that takes a dump and leads to slow...
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      Check sunroof drains

      Been here, done this, have the t-shirt. This is common when the drain tube for the sunroof (behind the a-pillar trim) has either come out of the drain or has become plugged. It drains down the...
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      As you noted, coilovers on the front are...

      As you noted, coilovers on the front are available. As well as most of the other FWD front struts can fit ours (there's a variation in how the bottom tab fits through the knuckle pinch-bolt, but it...
    8. AWD vs FWD. If you'll never (or rarely) drive in...

      AWD vs FWD. If you'll never (or rarely) drive in slick weather and it doesn't rain buckets around your area on a regular basis, you'll like the increased fuel economy of the FWD.

      If you are going...
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      Good point. Yes, on my XC90 I had a bad...

      Good point.

      Yes, on my XC90 I had a bad mid-harness junction for all the cam sensors which had a broken wire but the waterproof mastic wrap held the wire together so the symptom was erratic and...
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      Option Z) replacing a plug every 4000 miles for...

      Option Z) replacing a plug every 4000 miles for the lifetime of the vehicle is lower cost than almost any solution to find/fix it. Much like the rock chip in the front bumper, accept it and move on??...
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      It is interesting that #4 is lower compression...

      It is interesting that #4 is lower compression than the others. The OBD algorithms to detect a misfire aren't foolproof. As someone else mentioned above, poor compression on one cylinder can trigger...
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      Furthermore, the same electrical harness check is...

      Furthermore, the same electrical harness check is warranted on the #3 fuel injector. Its possible that injector is not pulsing properly, resulting in a rich or lean condition in #3 cylinder (probably...
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      Compression check is warranted to confirm no...

      Compression check is warranted to confirm no mechanical issue. Variance there could indicate something with either the cylinder or the valve train. Next follow the harness all the way back to the ECM...
    14. Thread: Spring seat

      by beernose
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      It should still have the same threaded...

      It should still have the same threaded dimensions. The "bad" one looks as if someone began removing the nut OR never fully tightened it (because perhaps they cross-threaded it?)

      Sent from my...
    15. Thread: Spring seat

      by beernose
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      Anyone notice the nut on the bad one isn't...

      Anyone notice the nut on the bad one isn't tightened to the same point as the "good" one? Count the threads showing.

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    16. See if the rattle sounds like under the engine?...

      See if the rattle sounds like under the engine? Catalytic converters which have been overheated to the point of damage will often rattle because the internal structure has fractured/melted. That...
    17. When I worked at Honda, we discovered this noise...

      When I worked at Honda, we discovered this noise on Honda Civics over stutter bumps (ie brick road) where the rack itself would rattle because the preload on the rack/pinion interface was just a...
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      You can make the V50/S40 seem more solid than any...

      You can make the V50/S40 seem more solid than any of them by treating all the doors and body panels with sound deadening sheets (butyl). This plus some foam under the panels, and my V50 shuts like a...
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      15.5ma is fine. Less than 50ma is good.

      15.5ma is fine. Less than 50ma is good. <100ma is tolerable.

      Try charging the battery and leaving it unconnected to anything. Check in morning, if its less than 12.6v in morning, junk it.

      Sent...
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      Only thing to note is that rust usually doesn't...

      Only thing to note is that rust usually doesn't set in within 4 months because the metal is usually zinc plated or similar. Other than pulling off the seats and inspecting the rubber for the usual...
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      Update on this situation: Appears the message...

      Update on this situation:

      Appears the message may have been code for Fuel Pressure Sensor (signal too high) and another Fuel Pump related code (pressure too high). Not sure why I couldn't pull...
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      Keep turning the ignition key everyday and crawl...

      Keep turning the ignition key everyday and crawl under it every 5K miles to rotate the tires and inspect everything (or at least at every oil change).

      Inspect the coolant hose that runs from the...
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      If you think used cars are a mystery, try buying...

      If you think used cars are a mystery, try buying used motorcycles!!! I have 5...I went through them frame to tire inspecting, freshening, and retorqueing before I trust them at highway speeds. Same...
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      I use the Ford torque mount for their Hybrid. Its...

      I use the Ford torque mount for their Hybrid. Its a solid rubber piece without all the slack of the Volvo one. Right blend of control and comfort. Its cheap too. Check the S40/V50 sticky for the...
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      Let us know if you still have your fillings (in...

      Let us know if you still have your fillings (in your teeth) a few months after owning those. [emoji41]

      Nice mounts. If it was my weekend car with an M66, I'm sure I'd love it. As a daily driver...
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      There's a reason we call them 'Never-Start'...

      There's a reason we call them 'Never-Start' (Walmart batteries). Though pricier, I can recommend the brand of batteries carried by Advance Auto for Volvo sizes, as well as Farm and Fleet in the...
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      Love my '07 V-fiftee. Does everything I ask it to...

      Love my '07 V-fiftee. Does everything I ask it to do without complaint. Love it so much I'm looking to pickup an S40 T5 AWD for my two high school boys to share until they buy their own vehicle.
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      Spray the heck out of the upper and lower seats...

      Spray the heck out of the upper and lower seats with WD40 or similar and see if the noise subsides for a day or two. If so, you've narrowed the source. Though it should be noted its hard to get the...
    29. I agree with you. For persons who know...

      I agree with you. For persons who know electronics, can read a schematic, and know how to engineer new circuits, this is an easy open/shut thing. But there is a whole generation of people who can...
    30. Simple/safe/best are all in the eye of the...

      Simple/safe/best are all in the eye of the beholder. I'm not discounting the hard work and effort put forth by anyone. I'm just saying i have a different opinion on the simplest/safest method.

      My...
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