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      So here's an update from me. I popped off the...

      So here's an update from me. I popped off the heat shield the other day (is it just me or is the spring nut on the passenger side backwards threaded?). Sure enough, the 2 studs closest the turbo have...
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      Thanks, I hadn't seen that thread. Any advice on...

      Thanks, I hadn't seen that thread. Any advice on tightening the bolts? Did you do it yourself? I'm worried about seized nuts and breaking off a stud, making it worse. Just hit em with a ton of PB...
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      exhaust manifold leak

      My 06 S40 AWD M66 is exhibiting the exact same symptoms shown in these two videos:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st6iPPtfbuc
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruy9bl1Yg4E

      Squeals at startup,...
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      exhaust manifold leak

      My 06 S40 AWD M66 is exhibiting the exact same symptoms shown in these two videos:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st6iPPtfbuc
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruy9bl1Yg4E

      Squeals at startup,...
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      Battery is only about 18 months old. It's an...

      Battery is only about 18 months old. It's an Interstate battery. How do you go about checking the the ground connection?
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      Picked up a wifi obd2 reader and dash command....

      Picked up a wifi obd2 reader and dash command. Not giving any DTC codes under any circumstances. Tried disconnecting the negative battery for a couple minutes as Apprentice suggested, didn't help. I...
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      Thanks, I usually just swing by the local...

      Thanks, I usually just swing by the local Autozone or Advance and use their OBD and have had good luck with that, just haven't had a chance to get there yet. Can anyone recommend an inexpensive (say...
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      "Reduced Engine Performance"

      Over the weekend I've started getting the "Reduced Engine Performance" dash warning, and suddenly accelerator response is drastically reduced, and engine power under 2k rpms is weak. There is no...
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      Right, so for my 2006, the dielectric grease into...

      Right, so for my 2006, the dielectric grease into the wiring harness in the door is the only fix, and it's yet to be consistently successful for me. I've tried electrical contact cleaner, multiple...
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      I got the same car 3.5 years ago with 68k...

      I got the same car 3.5 years ago with 68k mileage, except I have the sunroof, etc. Having a new clutch is huge, mine went at about 80k with the well documented slave cylinder issue. The clutch...
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      Update: Finally got around to putting in the used...

      Update: Finally got around to putting in the used axle I picked up from Erie. I did not have to take out the strut tower to get it in, and actually didn't really find it all that difficult to do so...
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      I should probably add that the first owner was...

      I should probably add that the first owner was not as diligent with his changes. I think he was doing it at 7,500k since that's what the owners manual says and when the service light comes on. I was...
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      should I switch to synthetic oil?

      I got my S40 T5 AWD M66 with about 65k miles. The previous owner was using conventional oil, so I just kept with that every 3-4k miles. I've now got about 105k on the car, and starting to do my own...
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      Sounds like I'll probably want to remove the...

      Sounds like I'll probably want to remove the strut to make my life easier, since it doesn't sound like too much more work. Does this video cover the strut removal?
      ...
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      good to know, thanks. I figured I would have to...

      good to know, thanks. I figured I would have to unbolt the ball joint, most write ups say that - removing the strut is a new one though. Probably not too big a deal, just have to remove the bolt to...
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      It's the right front axle, longer one with...

      It's the right front axle, longer one with carrier bearing, pasenger side - the original post was was a typo. So I have to take out the strut? That's frustrating, first I've heard of that. Figured...
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      So turns out Erie Volvo had 1 right side, AWD,...

      So turns out Erie Volvo had 1 right side, AWD, M66 axle in stock and I was able to pick it up for $300. 109k miles (which just about matches my car), but lifetime warranty - well worth it versus the...
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      Axle / Carrier Bearing

      So my local indie mechanic put in a cheap aftermarket axle (FEQ brand) on my S40 when he saw the outer boot was torn. AWD, M66, front right axle. Only took about 8 months for the carrier bearing in...
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      Front Wheel Bearings

      So much like a lot of S40 owners it seems, I have been having a lot of trouble with front wheel bearings on my 2006 S40 T5 AWD. They both needed replacement around 80k miles, had an indy shop do it....
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      approaching 100k miles

      So my 2006 S40 T5 AWD M66 is approaching 100k miles. I got it around 3 years ago with 65k miles. I've done a lot of work on this car since buying it from a private seller. Kept up pretty well with...
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      radiator hoses

      Recently took my S40 to the local volvo shop for a bunch of fluid changes as I'm approaching 100k miles and they informed me that one of my radiator hoses is cracked and while not leaking yet, needs...
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      bump....any thoughts?

      bump....any thoughts?
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      So I got this done today, was definietly tougher...

      So I got this done today, was definietly tougher than I expected, but car is running fine, no CEL's. One thing that threw me for a loop a bit was the tensioner. One of the stickys suggested moving...
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      No oil on the inside of the cover. It doesn't...

      No oil on the inside of the cover. It doesn't really seem to be spraying or anything. Those mounts are really easy. I just did them myself. All you need is a socket set with some extensions, jack...
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      I took a closer look last night. My oil filter...

      I took a closer look last night. My oil filter housing has the rubber hose, so I'm assuming PCV work has been done (sweet). There is a bit of grease/oil on the back side of the gear, but I can't see...
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      is this a sign of a cam seal leak?

      So getting ready to do my timing belt on my 06 S40 T5 I popped off my cover just to take a look at things, and I noticed it looked like my exhaust cam gear had oil seeping in from the outer edges....
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      well nevermind! I missed this thread...

      well nevermind! I missed this thread in the sticky. That answers my last question.
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      thanks for the advice, guys. shadow that DL is...

      thanks for the advice, guys. shadow that DL is awesome, much appreciated. It's actually running a bit more than I expected at a shop - local volvo specialist wants $900 including the water pump, I'll...
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      Thanks. The crank nut I'm referring to is the...

      Thanks. The crank nut I'm referring to is the 30mm crank pully nut.
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      timing belt time

      I'm getting ready to do the timing belt on my 06 S40 T5 AWD. Miles are at 94k, but I'm a bit over 10 years so I would think I need to get this done ASAP. I've read all the stickies and watched a...
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