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    1. Never tried the BlueDriver, but I get plenty of...

      Never tried the BlueDriver, but I get plenty of Volvo real-time parameters in Car Scanner Elm Obd2 app.
      And it shows the detailed oil level (in mm) in Drive-E VEA engines.
      App has iOS and Android...
    2. Here is the iOS version of Car Scanner app, hope...

      Here is the iOS version of Car Scanner app, hope it works with your ELM327 adapter (DashCommand does not use a proprietary adapter).
      Then choose your car in the app settings:

      App store - Car...
    3. Car Scanner Elm Obd2 app for Android/iOS will...

      Car Scanner Elm Obd2 app for Android/iOS will read the engine and transmission DTC codes, with any ELM327 Bluetooth adapter (BT 4.0 version for iPhone).
      Choose Volvo 2014 profile in connection...
    4. You can also check it with a phone, and ELM327...

      You can also check it with a phone, and ELM327 adapter. Car Scanner app will read the standby battery drain in the last 12 hours, too (quiescent current):

      https://i.imgur.com/ov1Sqp0.png
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      Car Scanner will also show AT torque, torque...

      Car Scanner will also show AT torque, torque limiter, gear ratio, lock-up/lock-up slip, leading/slave rpm, expected/actual solenoid positions. And Haldex torque in P3 AWD cars.
      ...
    6. Well, the summer menu la carte: ...

      Well, the summer menu la carte:

      https://www.aboutautomobile.com/Technical-Service-Bulletin/2016/Volvo/XC90/Air-Conditioner...
    7. The A/C will stop working under 32F, aircon is...

      The A/C will stop working under 32F, aircon is always off under 32F. The A/C uses ambient temp sensor in the side view mirror.

      Cold winter air is much more dense but less humid, so the calculated...
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      Batteries self discharge gradually as cars sit in...

      Batteries self discharge gradually as cars sit in driveways, your battery's state of charge probably fell under 70%.
      Did you reset the BMS with new battery?...
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      The Service Bulletin for brake noise in the SPA...

      The Service Bulletin for brake noise in the SPA platform is actually quite extensive...

      https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10159061-9999.pdf
    10. Yes, just disconnect the battery for a moment,...

      Yes, just disconnect the battery for a moment, then jusk skip the window reset:

      "To reset the windows lower window and hold the switch for like 10 seconds, then raise the window and hold the...
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      "what about 2012, s60, t5's....i just changed...

      "what about 2012, s60, t5's....i just changed mine using the castrol 5w-30, A5/B5.."
      Other engines have their oil specifications unchanged.

      This thread is about Drive-E 4-cylinder 1969ccm engines...
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      In Europe quite many early Drive-E (VEA) engines...

      In Europe quite many early Drive-E (VEA) engines have piston/ring problems and rapid oil loss. Mostly diesel VEAs, as majority of Volvos sold in Europe those years were diesels. In Europe the 0w20...
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      Actually, the real reason was that Castrol VCC...

      Actually, the real reason was that Castrol VCC RBS0-2AE/SAE 0W20 was not available in the US in previous years. Why?
      Check this thread:...
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      Hard times for 12v batteries - cars sitting for...

      Hard times for 12v batteries - cars sitting for days or weeks.
      It is much easier to keep the battery healthy when you can check it on a smartphone. Plenty of battery parameters can be read with Car...
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      Car Scanner works with an iPhone, too:...

      Car Scanner works with an iPhone, too: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/car-scanner-elm-obd2/id1259933623
      However, the iOS version requires an ELM37 Bluetooth 4.0, like Viecar 4 or Vgate Pro BT 4.0,...
    16. Conditions for the the start/stop are plenty -...

      Conditions for the the start/stop are plenty - not too hot, not too cold - but if all other conditions are met:
      - the main battery should be sufficiently charged (cca. 80% SoC)
      - the secondary...
    17. Engine oil level in Drive-E engines can be read...

      Engine oil level in Drive-E engines can be read in Car Scanner ELM OBD2 app for Android or Apple. This app shows identical oil level in mm as VIDA. In order to get the oil level and plethora of other...
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      Yes, indeed - car should always be locked when...

      Yes, indeed - car should always be locked when parked in a garage, otherwise some electronics units are constantly active, and standby battery drain is much higher than the usual 10-20 mA of...
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      It is pretty easy to keep the battery healthy if...

      It is pretty easy to keep the battery healthy if you can check it on a smartphone. Plenty of battery parameters can be read with Car Scanner ELM OBD2 app, especially if car is equipped with BMS...
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      No, Car Scanner Elm Obd2 cannot reset the...

      No, Car Scanner Elm Obd2 cannot reset the transmission. It just displays the ATF temperature, AT torque, torque limiting, gear ratio, AT solenoids (and Haldex torque in AWD cars).
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      Car should not be left unlocked in the garage....

      Car should not be left unlocked in the garage. With door locks open, several electronic units are constantly active and drain the battery.
      "Low battery" relates to state of charge under 60% SoC. ...
    22. There is a Technical Journal for leaking aircon...

      There is a Technical Journal for leaking aircon hose, dripping water near the passenger footwell.
      TJ VCC-516946-2
      ...
    23. Thread: Pre Week 46?

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      Some subframe modifications were made from week...

      Some subframe modifications were made from week 46 to address the high-speed vibrations:...
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      Besides, car should always be locked by remote...

      Besides, car should always be locked by remote when parked in a garage. When door locks are open, several electronic units are constantly active and drain the battery.
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      Listening to music with engine off drains the...

      Listening to music with engine off drains the battery pretty quickly, as it draws 7-10 amps. "Low battery" message shows up when state of charge drops under 65-60% SoC. Easy to display with...
    26. Maybe battery was completely depleted by some...

      Maybe battery was completely depleted by some parasitic drain? The standby current (quiescent) should not exceed 25mA. Besides, car should always be closed by remote when parked, if locks are open...
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      I would go for Car Scanner Elm Obd2...

      I would go for Car Scanner Elm Obd2 for Iphone or Android. Extensive profiles for Volvo included in the app, each profile covers 200-250 sensors. Plus smog check, 12V battery status, etc.
      And it...
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      Probably this TJ for B5254T12 "High oil...

      Probably this TJ for B5254T12 "High oil consumption.Engine 61"
      https://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=pdfview&pdffile=TJ34588.4.0-2020-02-10.pdf
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      There is another app with extended profiles for...

      There is another app with extended profiles for several Volvo models - 'Car Scanner Elm Obd2' (Android, iOS, Bluetooth + WiFi).
      It displays over 40 parameters in SPA cars (engine coolant temp, MAF,...
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      Standby battery drain (quiescent), momentary...

      Standby battery drain (quiescent), momentary charging current as well as battery age and state of charge SoC can be displayed on a smartphone in Car Scanner ELM OBD2 android/ios app (Volvo 2008+ or...
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