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    1. WTB Grom MST4 for 2005 XC90 bluetooth or not

      I accidentally posted this in the for sale thread... so re-posting here...

      As mentioned in the title, I am in the market for a GROM adapter for a 2005 XC90, I have the 6-CD changer with premium...
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      Thanks, that's good to know. I got Volvo (blue...

      Thanks, that's good to know. I got Volvo (blue box) springs and all the mounting hardware from top to bottom, and went with bilstein B4's, I am hopeful that replacing EVERYTHING, springs included...
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      Yup, so I had to drive with my teenage daughter...

      Yup, so I had to drive with my teenage daughter last night and once the heat go going she said "why does is smell like weird farts in here?" Yogurt and feet is unfortunately a perfect description. ...
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      How have these been for you so far? 5cyl or 8? ...

      How have these been for you so far? 5cyl or 8?



      So I am doing a complete refresh of my front suspension next week, struts/springs (and all associated hardware, new bumpstops, dust boot etc.),...
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      So sure enough amp comes out, subfloor revealed...

      So sure enough amp comes out, subfloor revealed :)

      The ice may be what saved my carpets. It was cold for so long and I only drove about 10 miles once the sound come on. so my carpeting is not...
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      Awesome thanks! So I don't need to remove the...

      Awesome thanks! So I don't need to remove the seat then?

      luckily, it sounds like I only have water on the passenger side at this point.
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      Sticky: Way to catch the Saffron in the background... ;)

      Way to catch the Saffron in the background... ;)
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      Sunroof drain fix!!! And advice needed

      So I heard the sloshing a couple of days ago of water rushing back and forth when accelerating and stopping hard. Looked online and traced it back to the sunroof drains leaking into the car. But...
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      I am waiting for a quote right now for a reman...

      I am waiting for a quote right now for a reman one to be replaced. I don't have the time right now to do it myself, and it desperately needs it. I have an 05 2.5 FWD with 114K. I'm going to do all...
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      There is another thread on how long the OEM...

      There is another thread on how long the OEM batteries last. I just replaced my 05 XC90 ORIGINAL battery about 2 months ago, and only because on the coldest of cold days when parked outside it would...
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      OP here, I had an overall good experience with...

      OP here,
      I had an overall good experience with them, only negative was that When I had to have my wheel bearing replaced on the R only front bearings are covered, and it was the rear that was...
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      I've been getting a lot of PM's with essentially...

      I've been getting a lot of PM's with essentially the same thing: "how much to XXXXX zip code"

      Reply 9 in this thread has some sample rates, but really just make me an offer and post it here,...
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      $65

      $65
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      Bump, still have wheel 2 boxed up and ready to...

      Bump, still have wheel 2 boxed up and ready to go, make me an offer.
    15. Thread: Nivomat deal!

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      Mine came with SACHS 30683451

      Mine came with SACHS 30683451
    16. If you want to trade your son in for a newer...

      If you want to trade your son in for a newer model I'm only 37... But I would also like a 98 V70R, preferably in saffron...
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      FWIW, I get that message now and again. ...

      FWIW, I get that message now and again. Especially when the weather changes. I've done a timing belt change and did the water pump, coolant flush with it. It's never had to be topped off and I...
    18. Thread: Nivomat deal!

      by stone36
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      What year is your car? That's the first I've...

      What year is your car? That's the first I've heard of a 7 seater without Nivomats. Maybe they were retrofitted by the previous owner?

      BTW, you don't have to use that tensioner. For shop...
    19. Thread: Nivomat deal!

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      If you have 7 seats you have it. Some 5 seaters...

      If you have 7 seats you have it. Some 5 seaters have it too. Possibly came with those with factory tow hitch? Look for XC90 nivomats on ebay so you can see what they look like. They look...
    20. Thread: Nivomat deal!

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      Well I got the parts yesterday and finished the...

      Well I got the parts yesterday and finished the job today. New Springs, New nivomats, $700... Good for another 10 years or with the miles I drive it now, 30... If I get another 100K out of these. ...
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      I was the same way before I did it for the first...

      I was the same way before I did it for the first time. It's not too bad, it's harder than changing oil, but an average DIYer should be able to do it with the tutorials available. I have done them...
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      I have always heard (and used) OEM with the...

      I have always heard (and used) OEM with the exception of my 850 N/A which ran best on the $2 bosch coppers :thumbup:

      I have seen most people say stick to OEM, and someone always pops in and says...
    23. Yes you can Yes you do It will in the...

      Yes you can

      Yes you do

      It will in the back if don't replace the springs as well with non-nivomat springs...

      The handling will be bad and it will look terrible. Just go to a junk yard and...
    24. Thread: Nivomat deal!

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      Thats the beauty of it, the pic is of one side,...

      Thats the beauty of it, the pic is of one side, but the kit includes the whole set up. Apparently it was for those who bought the five seater (which mostly don't have nivomat) and wanted to convert...
    25. Thread: Nivomat deal!

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      Nivomat deal!

      OK, now that I have your attention... ;) I think I just found a relatively good deal on XC90 nivomat replacements. The best I had found was around $365-$380 each side, but my fear was always that...
    26. Just wanted to close the loop on this. I skipped...

      Just wanted to close the loop on this. I skipped the additional service. Picked it up and the the car is still a little rough at idle but 100 times better driving. I pulled and checked all the...
    27. So I haven't picked it up yet, but after talking...

      So I haven't picked it up yet, but after talking to the service guy he found out that the notes from the mechanic about the lack of pep was from the test drive BEFORE they did the work. Well duh... ...
    28. Thanks fivealive (short circuit reference ??) ...

      Thanks fivealive (short circuit reference ??)

      This dealers service center has been probably my most impressive experience over the last 10 years or so and a few different states. I drop tidbits...
    29. QUICK question, XC90 is at Volvo service right now...

      I just got the PCV service at the dealership and they called saying afterwards it wasn't quite as smooth or peppy as it should be. Suggested maybe plugs and a fuel injection flush. Plugs were done...
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      bringing back an old thread... Will a failing...

      bringing back an old thread...

      Will a failing TCV result in poor acceleration and an overall sluggish feel under normal driving conditions? I'm not talking about WOT or passing at speed, just...
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