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      Got the car back ... Until further notice,...

      Got the car back ...

      Until further notice, dealership is closed because of COVID-19.

      Gives me a chance to play around with it a little before I bring it back:

      So far I tried:

      - cold start...
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      Fingers crossed that's NOT the case! This is...

      Fingers crossed that's NOT the case! This is probably one of the most time consuming and expensive repairs one can do on this engine.

      I planned the alternator exchange while the cradle was down....
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      Is this PCV valve difficult to replace?

      Is this PCV valve difficult to replace?
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      I'm not following ... what is "skiving"? There...

      I'm not following ... what is "skiving"?

      There are no barb fittings on this Volvo power steering line.
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      It's still in the shop ... Two techs listened...

      It's still in the shop ...

      Two techs listened to it yesterday, and could not say with absolute certainty where the noise was coming from. But then again, they both admitted that they haven't...
    6. FOR SALE: stabilizer bar, 24mm from 2009 XC90 R-Design

      Original equipment stabilizer bar, 24mm from 2009 XC90 R-Design, 81K miles.

      P/N: 30635778

      Some surface rust at ends (see pics)

      Asking $60.

      Local pickup PA 18106
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      Does that mean that the pump is bad also? I...

      Does that mean that the pump is bad also?

      I see no air bubbles (cavitation) in the PS reservoir.
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      What's this noise?

      2009 XC90 V8 R-Design, 81K miles

      Just last week my local Volvo dealer did the following repairs:

      - Left and Right valve cover gaskets (this required removal of intake manifold, so new intake...
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      My 09 R-Design V8 is in the shop for a Power...

      My 09 R-Design V8 is in the shop for a Power Steering leak ... not clear what's leaking yet, but my CNA warranty will cover it. I have a $200 deductible.

      I don't remember what your deductible is,...
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      1972 Volvo 1800es - $4,000

      Somebody grab this before it is gone - https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/853949418384878/

      Project car ,will run drive and stop, some rust , floors and frame are good. Have tons of parts in...
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      I'm running 275/45-R20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S...

      I'm running 275/45-R20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S on Volvo OE Cratus (20 x 8, +49mm offset).

      The clearance with the front strut lower spring seat is tight, but no rubbing.
      ...
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      What makes this expensive is the labor/time. ...

      What makes this expensive is the labor/time.

      Dropping the subframe to do the repair has significant advantages: you get to replace a whole bunch of parts that probably need replacing, at no extra...
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      What is the part number of these bulbs? Where...

      What is the part number of these bulbs?

      Where did you get them and how did you pay, compared to what the "standard" bulbs costs?

      Are they rated as having the same life/hours?
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      Glad to be of assistance. I don't understand...

      Glad to be of assistance.

      I don't understand why you would say that suspension work will not be covered under warranty. The CNA exclusionary warranty is VERY good, and the list of items IT DOES...
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      Osram or Philips only. Don't buy the cheaper...

      Osram or Philips only.

      Don't buy the cheaper Chinese brands!
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      Replace the bulbs ... about $60 for the pair on...

      Replace the bulbs ... about $60 for the pair on eBay.
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      I'm very familiar with your car ... I almost...

      I'm very familiar with your car ... I almost bought it. I remember advising you on the passenger side axle shaft and to insist on having the dealer replace it before you would take delivery. They...
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      Forget a Volvo for a college bound kid. Get a...

      Forget a Volvo for a college bound kid.

      Get a '10 - '11 Honda CRV-EX (no leather), or Toyota RAV4.

      MUCH more reliable, very economical, everybody can work on them, parts available everywhere...
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      My response is not based on any hard scientific...

      My response is not based on any hard scientific data, but I would guess that Angel Gear and sleeve failure is most common on AWD XC90's with a V8 that have spent their time in areas where there is...
    20. Manifesting all of the characteristics of a TROLL.

      Manifesting all of the characteristics of a TROLL.
    21. The one with an attitude revealed himself a long...

      The one with an attitude revealed himself a long time ago ... 2,924 posts ago.

      ... and predicting that this will continue for at least 10 more pages.

      Next?
    22. Sure, PM me.

      Sure, PM me.
    23. Maybe ... who knows. Why don't you give us an...

      Maybe ... who knows.

      Why don't you give us an answer ... you seem to be in the know more than most of us ...
    24. This latest news should end this post ... I...

      This latest news should end this post ...

      I had a deposit on this car. It even had a ticket on the dash that said SOLD with my name on it ...

      Last night my salesman contacted me to tell me that...
    25. Wheels won't fit. Different center bore and...

      Wheels won't fit. Different center bore and offset. TPMS will not work.
    26. Your car is exactly the one that comes to mind...

      Your car is exactly the one that comes to mind ... I remember looking at it and seriously considering it because of the low miles. Looking back, it's clear that ALL the XC90 V8's (older ones with low...
    27. Wrong. But, since you are the "Tech", why...

      Wrong.

      But, since you are the "Tech", why don't you illuminate us on how to test the angle gear?
    28. The test as described is a gentle test. Works...

      The test as described is a gentle test. Works like a charm. Try it ...

      "Slamming" the brakes at 1500 rpm (or higher) with the wheels on the ground would simple stop the car ... presumably your...
    29. The car was evaluated by a Volvo tech with 18...

      The car was evaluated by a Volvo tech with 18 years of experience.
    30. I had it on the list. They did evaluate it. Just...

      I had it on the list. They did evaluate it. Just don't know if my test was adequate ...

      I asked to "inspect and verify that there was no slippage of the angle gear output flange and/or the...
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