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      saw toro on facebook and knew I recognized it...

      saw toro on facebook and knew I recognized it from this forum!
    2. I usually do most work on my car myself. However...

      I usually do most work on my car myself. However for control arms and ball joints, I prefer to pay someone, especially on the xc90
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      I was using hi mileage as well and noticed a...

      I was using hi mileage as well and noticed a couple of drops of oil under the car for as long as I can remember. Last oil I switched back to conventional (plan to change it out every 3000miles) and...
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      puddle lights are there to impress your friends...

      puddle lights are there to impress your friends :D.

      On a serious note, I use them quite often especially when with the family.
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      switch back to conventional oil and see what that...

      switch back to conventional oil and see what that does.
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      Agree 5w30 is good. I use it all year round. ...

      Agree 5w30 is good. I use it all year round. I'm sure we get same weather here in Ontario as you guys in Mass and CT
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      Have these basic metallic centrics all around...

      Have these basic metallic centrics all around with centric plain rotors and no complaints. work great! I have the same opinions as you do about your centrics....
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      Likewise, I bought akebonos because they were...

      Likewise, I bought akebonos because they were highly recommended, however they always felt spongy, and didnt grab the way brakes should. swtiched to centric basic semi metallic pads and way better...
    9. maybe get a used factory alternator and use...

      maybe get a used factory alternator and use loctite and see what happens. If that doesn't work, get a 2.5t xc90. much easier and simpler car to work on
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      issues really none as long as maintenance is up...

      issues really none as long as maintenance is up to date.

      regular maintenance aside from oil changes on time (emphasis on doing it on time and on regular intervals) here are a few items I regularly...
    11. REVAN, congrats on the purchase. Though you...

      REVAN, congrats on the purchase. Though you would get a better price on it. It was very tempting and looks very clean. Wishing you best with your new purchase.
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      Id appreciate your report on the centrics. I...

      Id appreciate your report on the centrics. I have the basic centric semi metallic pads, and while they are somewhat dusty, they stop really good and are quiet.
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      I agree 100% percent with your assessment. Had...

      I agree 100% percent with your assessment. Had Akebonos and while they were quiet and kept the wheels clean, they were scary in cold and wet weather until they warmed up.
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      The best tool I have bought to date is an...

      The best tool I have bought to date is an electrical impact wrench. It will take the top nut off without any counterhold. I use a pipe wrench on the on the cross nut. works like a charm.
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      160k miles is nothing for this powertrain as long...

      160k miles is nothing for this powertrain as long as it was maintained. take it for a long test drive. If it drives nice and quiet, shifts good, steering feels tight, and fluids look good, it should...
    16. Something doesn't sound right. if the tie rods...

      Something doesn't sound right. if the tie rods were bad, you would have felt something before bringing it in for brake service. I guess as long as its fixed is all that matters.
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      45871 sorry its a bad photo, but that is the...

      45871

      sorry its a bad photo, but that is the box I have. I have used it for a few years now and no noise inside, and I keep it furthest back that I can. I believe my box is 5 feet long and the...
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      As far as I remember, I just unbolted the top and...

      As far as I remember, I just unbolted the top and the bottom bolt and it came out. I did not remove the rear link. you will have to lift the car high enough for the shock to fall out through the...
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      check costco or sams club. the michelin or...

      check costco or sams club. the michelin or goodyear ones they sell are decent and priced ok enough even if you replace them yearly.
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      nothing different than the regular shock...

      nothing different than the regular shock replacement. Its all the same.
    21. Have done 3 times on my xc90, and twice on my...

      Have done 3 times on my xc90, and twice on my friends xc70. No need to remove the crank pulley. Just remove the black plastic belt guard behind the crank pulley and snake the belt out.
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      I wonder if these blocks can be used with a floor...

      I wonder if these blocks can be used with a floor jack on the factory jack spots. I would assume its safe.
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      I love the height of the xc90 for many reasons,...

      I love the height of the xc90 for many reasons, especially not needing ramps or jacks to do an oil change. But sometimes it can be pain like when you need to remove wheels, especially when you don't...
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      you're right. I was confusing curb weight with...

      you're right. I was confusing curb weight with gross weight.
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      I have done many timing belts on these engine and...

      I have done many timing belts on these engine and always make sure to use INA pulleys and tensioner. Never had an issue with them. When observing the old tensioner and pulley, there is always small...
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      not sure of the sound, but the movement is...

      not sure of the sound, but the movement is normal. I replaced my bro in laws xc70 timing belt and tensioner and it did the same thing. I freaked out and called an indy shop. Even sent him a video...
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      I wouldnt trust the 5000lb for the xc90. I think...

      I wouldnt trust the 5000lb for the xc90. I think the xc90 weighs more than that.
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      which one are you looking at? I hope its the...

      which one are you looking at? I hope its the 7000lb one.
    29. sounds like a tire issue or balancing issue.

      sounds like a tire issue or balancing issue.
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      to be honest, i dont mind the numerous oil...

      to be honest, i dont mind the numerous oil threads. Always something new to learn :thumbup:
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