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      Just facts: Gheely bought Volvo in 2008-2009?...

      Just facts:

      Gheely bought Volvo in 2008-2009?

      My XC90 was made in Torslanda. The XC60 was made in Ghent, Belgium. Both have been dedicated Volvo production factories for ages and ages. My 1990...
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      I have had the Motive bleeder for 12+ years? They...

      I have had the Motive bleeder for 12+ years? They are indispensable. Only $50-60-ish? The only way to fly, IMHO. On the relatively simple braking system of a 940, it takes a good 200-300mL per wheel...
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      I don't believe we got the 5-cyl in our XC60's. ...

      I don't believe we got the 5-cyl in our XC60's.

      The tech journal for the 6-cylinder has the oil consumption fix in stages. By 2011, most of the fixes had been implemented. Plus, the READ system...
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      Thanks! That's the exact answer I was looking...

      Thanks! That's the exact answer I was looking for!

      Thanks again!

      -Ryan
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      P2/P3 wheel interchange?

      Hi All,

      I've been chasing an intermittent-ish vibration in the XC90 since I got it. Only happens at 70-ish MPH, and we're on pretty slow roads in my neck of the woods, so it's not really been a...
    6. Most likely is the vacuum pump running because...

      Most likely is the vacuum pump running because the brake booster is leaking. Super common problem. Brake booster is NOT easy on the XC90 T6. It's a fairly ungodly chore. BTDT.

      -Ryan
    7. What engine? and is that a doodle? :) As you...

      What engine? and is that a doodle? :)

      As you said, brakes are easy. My preference? Genuine rotors and Akebono pads.

      Diff requires more diags. Have you tried checking the fluid for sketchy...
    8. No news is good news. :) -Ryan

      No news is good news. :)

      -Ryan
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      Follow up from my post: I put Sachs on my car...

      Follow up from my post: I put Sachs on my car this spring. Not super impressed in that the ride isn't really improved over the 150K mile ones they replaced.

      The Bilstein TC has proven to be a good...
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      This forum is a unique cross section of owners in...

      This forum is a unique cross section of owners in that we all likely take fanatical care of the cars. Good oil/fuel and maintenance schedule prevents a lot of ills. Even in the XC90 section here,...
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      Thanks for that! I'll retract my "lag" comments....

      Thanks for that! I'll retract my "lag" comments. No doubt poor fuel is coloring my perception.

      -Ryan
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      Coming from other modern cars, the T6 is a bit...

      Coming from other modern cars, the T6 is a bit laggy. Nice when it hits, but it's there. I think the compression ratio is on par with my 1990's turbo Volvo, AKA really low. Other manufacturers have...
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      Year for year, T6 was equally problematic for oil...

      Year for year, T6 was equally problematic for oil consumption.

      -Ryan
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      If possible, go with 2013-on. That year got new...

      If possible, go with 2013-on. That year got new pistons and rings, as the final fix for oil consumption.

      We love the 3.2L engine. Have it in both our XC90 and XC60. The 3.0T is *laggy*. I noticed...
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      The A/C bracket on the pre-2011's looks like a...

      The A/C bracket on the pre-2011's looks like a nightmare. Fortunately, Volvo redesigned it for 2011. Much easier.

      -Ryan
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      My guess is that it's not practical to rebuild....

      My guess is that it's not practical to rebuild. There are clutches and seals inside, and my guess is that trying to find parts is going to be the deal breaker.

      I like to rebuild when possible, but...
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      I simply brimmed both the rear diff and transfer...

      I simply brimmed both the rear diff and transfer case with Genuine Volvo fluid. Genuine fluid is now a synthetic gear lube and prices out roughly the same as anything else.

      Only for the Haldex did...
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      FCP has their information wrong since the 3.2L...

      FCP has their information wrong since the 3.2L has TWO decoupler pulleys... and their database likely only has one place to enter the fitment.

      One decoupler is on the the alternator, which should...
    19. Glad to be able to help. This group has helped me...

      Glad to be able to help. This group has helped me tons over the last couple years! :)

      No need to support the engine for this one.

      Only the two hydraulic mounts and the really big mount you...
    20. Bracket seemed fine on my car. Same with the...

      Bracket seemed fine on my car. Same with the engine side attachment. I just replaced the mount as sold by IPD and FCP. The rubber bush inside it was deformed pretty well.

      If you live in the...
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      Thanks! The kit for the rear belt drive is the...

      Thanks!

      The kit for the rear belt drive is the right stuff, it just need to be a darn good T50 as the screw is crazy tight!

      -Ryan
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      Indeed, what would one do without a long reach...

      Indeed, what would one do without a long reach jack? :)
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      Thanks for the reply! The info in the owner's...

      Thanks for the reply!

      The info in the owner's manual is completely wrong about the front crossmember. I just went after structural members with my jack and stands. I've got a rubber puck for the...
    24. The transmission doesn't care.... ....but how...

      The transmission doesn't care....

      ....but how did you modify it? Backfires are hugely bad news.

      -Ryan
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      What I've seen, and I think this may only have to...

      What I've seen, and I think this may only have to do with the Drive-E engines, is that the holes in the pistons to clear the oil control rings gets obstructed, and the oil which now can't return to...
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      There were a number of fixes applied over the...

      There were a number of fixes applied over the years... 2011 got most of them. Volvo seems to have had trouble with the oil control rings in both the inline 6 cylinders and the Drive-E engines. Both...
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      Volvo was chasing their tail with teething and...

      Volvo was chasing their tail with teething and oil consumption problems. Pistons were the last of the fixes.

      Basically, the job is going to suck. I'd give it a whirl... but remember, it's gonna be...
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      The 2013 engine should have the newer style...

      The 2013 engine should have the newer style pistons/rings. It's definitely the right direction.

      If you can get a V8 out through the top, you should be able to get the 3.2L out. If you can afford...
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      What year is the replacement engine? If older...

      What year is the replacement engine? If older than 2011 MY, I'd keep what you have.

      -Ryan
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      3.2L Alternator Decoupler Tool

      Hi All,

      I'm going to pull the manifold on the XC90 to reseal all the green seals. Hoping that might cure the very occasional P0420/0430 code that pops up once in a blue moon and only when the car...
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