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      Yeah- I know- they did get a deal- Just needed to...

      Yeah- I know- they did get a deal- Just needed to separate myself from it. Not the original color. the original was the piss yellow/green.ugh.
      https://gotart.smugmug.com/72-2002/n-JTFs2V
      I know way...
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      THAT IS NOT A TYPO. It actually went on to...

      THAT IS NOT A TYPO. It actually went on to 358,000 miles ( 2nd engine -bought a wreck and used the engine) and then I sold it for 6k in 2006 for a Miata. Wish I kept it as now they are worth more...
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      Never fails to amaze me. Talk about oil and there...

      Never fails to amaze me. Talk about oil and there are an infinite amount of threads. Everybody's got an opinion. I just follow the the old car talk guys. Follow the manual and use synthetic. I use...
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      Yeah well - I had a 122 followed by a v4 Saab...

      Yeah well - I had a 122 followed by a v4 Saab (hunk of junk)- Samba forum you ask? I used to- not anymore.
      I'm just happy as a clam now with what I have-
      Funny though - I had a 2006 Miata soft...
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      Baffled

      I too was baffled why Volvo did not set up mud flaps for the convertible. I have the same situ as you. Nice factory mudflaps for my S40 but I checked for over a month when I first got my C70 and came...
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      Time is the teacher

      I feel your pain. I understand your frustration and there are no "buts". Appearance warranties are abstract related-unlike mechanical warranties.
      There is so much wiggle room for the insurer that...
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      Thanks 88 for the tip on the oven. It worked...

      Thanks 88 for the tip on the oven. It worked great and in an hour at about 150- the inside was clear. Installed it and after I did it started to rain. So what, right. Well I came back 30 min. to...
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      Headlight Condensation

      Thanks- I never thought of the oven trick.
      I'll have to take it out tomorrow and examine with a mag.glass or use an air compressor and shoot it inside and see if I can feel where the seal is...
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      Headlight condensation

      Can anybody shed some light (no pun intended) why one of my headlights suddenly has condensation inside?
      The other one is fine. Can I clean this out? Any suggestions are appreciated. I live in...
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      Yeah we did that too in 2011 except we got the...

      Yeah we did that too in 2011 except we got the S40. I am so glad as we spent 5 weeks in Europe and I would have gone nutso with the suitcases and that trunk as I would have had the top down a lot...
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      Winterizing today

      I switched out my Summer wipers for Winter ones on my C70 & S40. Some folks do tires, I do wipers. Here on the West Coast the sun in the summer plays havoc on the blades. Using Bosch Icons OEM- no...
    12. Thread: New arrival

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      Navigation update

      Where did you pick up the Navigation update? Thanks
    13. One of the best I've seen- Hey did you Photoshop...

      One of the best I've seen- Hey did you Photoshop those clouds in? ;) Great clouds. almost too perfect. Thanks.
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      Bummer- wow- that is a drag. I have them on my...

      Bummer- wow- that is a drag. I have them on my 2011.
      Hey take one of those power tools there and fix for good!

      QUOTE=rj240;7443127]As far as Volvo is concerned, the LEDs are non-serviceable. You...
    15. Thread: Preferred oil

      by gotart
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      Mobil One for me. Costco has sales every 2 months...

      Mobil One for me. Costco has sales every 2 months or so.
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      You missed my point. Of course cars can always be...

      You missed my point. Of course cars can always be replaced. The gist of my comment was if you like a Volvo convertible-rear ending it would be the ultimate end of it being a Volvo convertible in a...
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      Headlight confusion

      Got a message this morning that low beam was out. Could not figure which to buy. I have the regular Halogen lights. Not the xenon ones.
      Manual says H7- all the sale sites say H11- FCP doesn't even...
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      NO Way

      Con:
      I would never run that car in snow and ice. If anybody rear ends you, you can kiss that convertible good bye. NO insurance company would pay to have that car fixed as it is considered an...
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      query on PC's for VIDA

      I'm a Mac guy and do not work on the dark side too often. But I do have a copy of Windows 10. Would any cheap pc laptop do for this? I am aware of all the subscription schemes for VIDA. I guess I...
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      I've been reading this post on and off today....

      I've been reading this post on and off today. Some members have made some great points on the lack of quality of the new Volvos, due to materials etc. Geely nickel & diming owners in lieu return...
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      Tech was correct- this thread could go on for...

      Tech was correct- this thread could go on for pages.
      So I got a flat last week - tire place put in 45 lbs- gave me the tire. I of course checked the pressure after I put it on. Geez- what an idiot....
    22. Thread: Mahle or Mann

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      Ok there is a link on the forum:...

      Ok there is a link on the forum: https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?112718-Oil-Filter-Shootout
      The thread sometimes is hilarious and serious- makes for good reading and there are results...
    23. Thread: Mahle or Mann

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      what I've heard

      Just from what I been reading - Mahle supplies Volvo and Mann would be a 2nd choice for OEM. No real negative reviews just speculation maybe.
    24. Thread: Mahle or Mann

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      Mahle or Mann

      Anybody got any opinons on either one of those oil filters. i finished all my Volvo ones this weekend. I've heard neg. things about Mann oil filters, me thinks.
      Thanks
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      A Strut is the entire suspension assembly. The...

      A Strut is the entire suspension assembly. The shock is the insert into the strut assembly.
      The rear shocks are shocks.
      When you buy from front shocks you buy the insert that goes into the strut....
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      CD phone mount

      I have tried so many over the years-
      This is the best. I don't use my CD player much. It's out of the way and I can look at dashboard height without looking down and away from the road.
      Check this...
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      Refresh your wallet!

      Refresh your wallet!
    28. Don't get your blood pressure up on this. It...

      Don't get your blood pressure up on this. It needs a new switch. There is a spring array in the switch that allows you to pull it out in pos. 1. It's not new and it has worn so there is a chance that...
    29. Well here's another idea!-Ok-When you insert the...

      Well here's another idea!-Ok-When you insert the key- the software looks for the correct and strong signal to prevent the immobilizer from executing. If it finds a weak signal then it might engage...
    30. Don't use WD-40

      WD-40 is garbage. It is kerosene with a fragrance. Best for rusted parts-only. You need a lubricant and Grendig is correct- but use Tri-Flow- it's almost odorless and is not greasy. It is a lubricant...
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