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      The front bushing will have some lateral play by...

      The front bushing will have some lateral play by design. The bushing is attached only at the top and bottom. The second one looks fine, the first the image is a bit not clear. Of course, you may want...
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      As above, any leaks at the water pump hole ?

      As above, any leaks at the water pump hole ?
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      Smart fix. I know what I'll grab at the next jy...

      Smart fix. I know what I'll grab at the next jy trip
    4. Turbo (and n/a) alternator (or compressor) removal by the radiator DIY

      Just did a video on this, not sure if there's an easier way for turbo engines - this would also work for the a/c compressor

      https://youtu.be/zlp6qvYBJMU
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      Where exactly is the wire damage located ? Past...

      Where exactly is the wire damage located ? Past or before the large rubber piece on the left side of the top of the engine ? You can always simply wrap each wire independently, a few times with a...
    6. This coupled with using the power flush machine,...

      This coupled with using the power flush machine, makes me question a lot the knowledge of that shop. You said "they are a 30yo reputable Volvo Mechanic " Not sure how these reputations build up,...
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      Really blocked will throw a low pressure light -...

      Really blocked will throw a low pressure light - running the car with this light on is a death sentence.

      One way to check this screen, is to drain the oil, wait a few hours (better overnight) then...
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      I describe here my experience switching to...

      I describe here my experience switching to synthetic oil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGU-f1MA-VY
    9. As above, at 200K the original alternator has had...

      As above, at 200K the original alternator has had pretty much enough with it. Either bearings pulley or regulator brushes, perhaps time for a new unit
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      That door was removed/replaced for some reason in...

      That door was removed/replaced for some reason in the past (usually to repair some dent). You will need to readjust the striker plate on the B-pillar that is secured with 2 torx bolts (usually T40...
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      I feel like too many things are being replaced. ...

      I feel like too many things are being replaced. Many places (including the main dealer) are a 'little' too quick on replacing things either because 'we are already there and this may also fail in...
    12. After replacing and harness and testing two spare...

      After replacing and harness and testing two spare trunk locks and switch, I went cycling the valet switch on the center console and sure enough the trunk switch started working again. A little long...
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      If the gauge gauge is below 1/4, I would try to...

      If the gauge gauge is below 1/4, I would try to refill with a few liters. Do you get any lights/messages while the engine is still running ?
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      I've once tested how fluid are oils by a chilling...

      I've once tested how fluid are oils by a chilling -13F (-25C) morning (real temperature, without the wind factor). I left the oil bottles outside overnight. I think I had mineral Castrol GTX 5W-30,...
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      Not at all coincidence if the car had only...

      Not at all coincidence if the car had only mineral (non synthetic) oil before. When I switched mine to synthetic it started drinking oil at such rate, I basically had to check the level every few...
    16. I cannot tell if it's related with those two...

      I cannot tell if it's related with those two boxes (ECM engine control module), the possible issues with these is corrosion at the two bottom connectors (be sure to undo the car battery) ...
    17. Update: I just found a similar topic, where an...

      Update: I just found a similar topic, where an S60 owner said the problem was actually the wire harness between the trunk and the lid. May try shaking it a little see what it does
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      Worth a try. Have the key in POS II when...

      Worth a try. Have the key in POS II when reconnecting. You should see now lights on the fan speed knob upon reconnecting the battery
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      Possible the switch assembly got some rain water...

      Possible the switch assembly got some rain water on it. May swap it - should work but try a similar year donor. Door card must be removed. Better disconnect the battery
    20. At 200k miles the alternator should be fairly...

      At 200k miles the alternator should be fairly close to the end of its lifespan - worn regulator brushes and perhaps also worn pulley and rotor bearings. Perhaps the worn brushes will give this...
    21. Never mind my post about the bulbs (but good to...

      Never mind my post about the bulbs (but good to check because these always burn and their socket gets cracked and corroded)
      Mine just started to do the same. Basically it wouldn't unlock the trunk...
    22. Do you still have the two light bulbs for the...

      Do you still have the two light bulbs for the rear plate ?
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      In winter the A/C doesn't normally engage, but...

      In winter the A/C doesn't normally engage, but worth checking the CCM drain tube - behind the bottom long plastic trim on the left center console side (this trim has a coin lock near the seat, turn...
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      I didn't read well the mileage on his car, indeed...

      I didn't read well the mileage on his car, indeed at 200K miles the original coils have been there for quite a while. Replacement ones are not that expensive at $200 a set...
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      As others say, I would start looking at the...

      As others say, I would start looking at the ignition coils. NO need to replace them all like on other cars, just need to find the faulty one - if that's the problem. Usually these fail completely,...
    26. Not in France, in Canada (french speaking...

      Not in France, in Canada (french speaking region). S60/V70 has indeed group 48 battery. Interesting thing, where the battery sits, it's locked in place with a small metal bracket and a 14mm bolt. ...
    27. Genuine battery specifications P2 P3 S60 V70 XC70 S80 XC90 and P80

      I don't have the physical dimensions (I think the S60 battery tray has two positions for two different sizes of batteries) but here's the amps and battery type for all Volvo cars from the 90's on (I...
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      It's not because he has a tech diploma or perhaps...

      It's not because he has a tech diploma or perhaps '25 years of experience' that he knows everything right. Actually many people don't have a specific technical knowledge when it comes to argue why...
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      For the fluid, we have this Rain-x All season...

      For the fluid, we have this Rain-x All season -45C (-49F) here in Canada. I had bad luck with other Rain-x fluids which caused the level sensor to go bad, but this one worked well for the past year...
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      I've read somewhere that Volvo started to...

      I've read somewhere that Volvo started to reinforce the frame for the small overlap collisions, well before NHTSA came out with this new test. I've seen a P1 XC90 at the junkyard without the front...
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