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    1. Alternator Rubber Sleeve - Scheduled Maintenance?

      Hi gang,
      Just took a look at my maintenance schedule and it looks like I'm overdue to replace the "alternator rubber sleeve" which I assume is the tiny rubber belt that connects alternator to the...
    2. I used one of these to connect all the trunk...

      I used one of these to connect all the trunk wiring to the supplied 4-pin. Worked like a charm. I think every single colour lined up too!
      ...
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      Cobbled together partial footage from the rad fan...

      Cobbled together partial footage from the rad fan replacement job - itís no VolvoSweden video but hopefully this content helps someone out there...


      https://youtu.be/7VHJ0DnUb7A


      2002 V70XC,...
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      If what you are asking is whether front struts...

      If what you are asking is whether front struts are same across XC and V70 then answer is no. See link below. Different strut for the XC....
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      the video certainly makes it look like the front...

      the video certainly makes it look like the front of the rad is leaking when under higher pressure and spraying all over the intercooler. I think it's a pretty safe bet that your rad is toast.
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      You must have gone by a few days after I did. I...

      You must have gone by a few days after I did. I agree. I hate the stuff but man, it does make a difference!
    7. Thank you, Mike. Thatís a fine offer....

      Thank you, Mike. Thatís a fine offer. Unfortunately the two bits are not compatible. Good luck with the upgrades! Sounds like you have a real beast in the making!!!


      2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004...
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      Keep or Sell? '05 V50 AWD M66

      To the OP - come on, man. Iím a civil engineer and Iíve been able to get up to speed on car repairs. If a civil engineer can do it, heck even a chemical engineer could. Pull the wallet out, buy some...
    9. Thanks, guys. Good advice. Getting a JY head...

      Thanks, guys. Good advice. Getting a JY head should not be too bad. It may be worth proposing this project to the boss...
    10. Replacing a broken valve - can this be done in driveway w/o taking engine out?

      Hey fellas, donít be alarmed this isnít for my beloved Ď02 Ocean Race. Itís for an S40 Ď07 that just came up in classifieds. Broken timing belt and bent valves. Selling it for close to salvage value....
    11. You may want to consider relpacing the alternator...

      You may want to consider relpacing the alternator regulator while you are in there if no work has ever been done in it. That will give you an extra few years on the alternator itself. Cheap part. Be...
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      Thanks, Albertj. I finally got around to...

      Thanks, Albertj.
      I finally got around to replacing this. To get to it, you need to take the plastic throttle hose out. When I took mine out I cleaned it up (there was some oil residue inside which...
    13. Hmmm, Iíve had the best luck following the...

      Hmmm, Iíve had the best luck following the instructions in my video below to connect to my dice.


      https://youtu.be/nn7FfdLIp8U


      2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004 S60, 2010 V70
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      I've done cam seals on 3 of my volvo's. On each...

      I've done cam seals on 3 of my volvo's. On each there was NO seal where instead there is just a plug. I do not believe a seal is required. On the other hand, I can't really see putting a seal on...
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      Oil Pressure Sensor Leak?

      Hi,
      Have any of you ever actually confirmed that an oil leak was coming from the oil pressure sensor? I pulled off my undercarriage tray in prep for annual rust proofing andd look upwards to see an...
    16. 02 V70, No crank, intermittent start issues.

      There is a little wire that connects to the starter with one of those crimp connectors. Wiggle it around to see if thatís your issue. Apparently a common prob. You should be able to reach without...
    17. Ah man love the screw-on filter! Great idea! ...

      Ah man love the screw-on filter! Great idea!


      2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004 S60, 2010 V70
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      Drivers side axle seal 2002 V70XC, 2003 V40,...

      Drivers side axle seal


      2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004 S60, 2010 V70
    19. The early P3ís had a charging issue due to a bolt...

      The early P3ís had a charging issue due to a bolt that would come loose on a pulley near alternator. Indyís might not be aware of this and it could cause headaches for owner. Might be something like...
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      90% chance thatís due to clock spring. Sent...

      90% chance thatís due to clock spring.


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      Correct, i have 16Ē tellus wheels and they fit. ...

      Correct, i have 16Ē tellus wheels and they fit.


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    22. Look up Sirobb on YouTube - he did his pump seals...

      Look up Sirobb on YouTube - he did his pump seals and made a decent video about it.


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    23. Basically you are doing a timing belt job and...

      Basically you are doing a timing belt job and taking off a few more bolts and a couple of seals. Very do-able job in the drive-way and have done it a couple of times. you donít need a special tool....
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      Just rethought that - donít think it would be ps...

      Just rethought that - donít think it would be ps pump. I over run pulley there.


      2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004 S60, 2010 V70
    25. Thanks for sharing. I like the impact set-up. I...

      Thanks for sharing. I like the impact set-up. I think thatís the trick. I tried doing this without removing the alternator once and stripped the stupid Phillips bolt on it.


      2002 V70XC, 2003...
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      Finding a decent rack at the yard is challenging....

      Finding a decent rack at the yard is challenging. You almost have to periodically visit to see what cars have come until until FINALLY you come across one where the pour soul replaced their rack...
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      If the circlip and splines are greased you should...

      If the circlip and splines are greased you should not need to use a hammer. Just forcefully push it onwards generating some momentum along the way. Then stick a pry bar behind it to verify that itís...
    28. Sad but true. Honestly, it has become a oligopoly...

      Sad but true. Honestly, it has become a oligopoly out there when you start looking under the hood and realize itís a lot of the same stuff produced by a select few manufacturers across all car...
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      Could it be a failing alternator or power...

      Could it be a failing alternator or power steering pulley? I believe that both are over-run pulleys. so if the over-run mech fails what you could be hearing is alternator or power steering pump...
    30. Looking to purchase my first Volvo : XC70

      We too have both P2's and a P3 in the driveway. If you found a decent deal on an 09 I'd be seriously tempted. Each vintage has its issues but our P3 has been generally speaking very reliable. That...
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