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      Sorry to take us off-topic, but what do you mean...

      Sorry to take us off-topic, but what do you mean by "long platform"? Is legroom diminished on the V compared to the S?
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      Good for you. You did all the right things and...

      Good for you. You did all the right things and you sound like a very capable person.

      The same cannot be said for my 86 yr old mother in law. She passed her exam, but there is no way she would...
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      Again, I recommend taking your tech/engineer...

      Again, I recommend taking your tech/engineer goggles off for a second and view it from the point of view of the OP.

      Is this "unintended acceleration"? I'd say it is because unless the OP is...
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      I recommend not being so picky about the...

      I recommend not being so picky about the specificity of the wording. The OP may have meant to say "the engine revved up unexpectedly", which can certainly happen.

      Others have opined that the...
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      Replying to Eye Roll (nice name. I get the...

      Replying to Eye Roll (nice name. I get the joke!): I can imagine it would be pretty hard to pry your white-knuckled hand off the steering wheel in an emergency situation when your brain simply...
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      It may be possible to have most of your foot on...

      It may be possible to have most of your foot on the brake and simultaneously catch a bit of the accelerator pedal with the side or heal of that same foot. I'll check it out next time I get in the...
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      Did mine last week. A couple of small additions...

      Did mine last week. A couple of small additions to this already excellent collection of advice...

      PB Blaster is an excellent penetrating oil that I've always used on rusty/crusty bolts. It...
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      I learned something today! (Google "pozidriv") ...

      I learned something today! (Google "pozidriv")

      I used to have a set of Whitworth wrenches ("spanners", LOL) for my BSA, but they went with the bike :(
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      It's the wizard not the wand.

      It's the wizard not the wand.
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      Answered my own question. It's a cover that...

      Answered my own question. It's a cover that hides a screw on the leading edge of the rear door panel. Was removed to do the latch recall, but evidently forgotten during re-assembly.
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      More Left-Behinds

      What is this? Part number 31363638. Found on floor after recent Volvo Service. Looks like a cover or trim piece.
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      Good man.

      Good man.
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      The OP is lucky. The only gift I ever got from...

      The OP is lucky. The only gift I ever got from the service department was a cup of coffee and a cookie.
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      Ah! That would seem to be another ingredient in...

      Ah! That would seem to be another ingredient in the recipie!

      If you're only concerned with top-end power, you want a pretty low compression ratio so that you can pack in the boost and still...
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      My thoughts exactly.

      My thoughts exactly.
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      Forgive me for taking this discussion off on a...

      Forgive me for taking this discussion off on a tangent, but I'd love to see a dyno curve with and without the supercharger engaged. Seems like any clutches and valves could be jiggered electrically....
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      Yes, I assume they cleaned the evap and case.

      Yes, I assume they cleaned the evap and case.
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      Just had cabin filter replaced at dealer. $80...

      Just had cabin filter replaced at dealer. $80 labor!

      $40 to R&R filter element

      $40 to "clean and disinfect"
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      We have a consensus!

      We have a consensus!
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      Hmm.. That's a bit of a head-scratcher. One...

      Hmm.. That's a bit of a head-scratcher.

      One thing that leaves a bad taste in any customer's mouth is rework. If by chance a tech elected to re-use rotors and it did not work out well for some...
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      Right. Who knows. I had a high school friend...

      Right. Who knows.

      I had a high school friend who's father owned a TV repair shop. He took all the electronics classes he could in preparation for taking over the family business, which he...
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      Congratulations!

      Congratulations!
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      Hey Tech and others in the trade... I'm...

      Hey Tech and others in the trade...

      I'm curious -- Is it hard these days to get good entry-level automotive technicians? I have the impression that younger people are not as interested in cars...
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      Nah, I'd rather not. I've been happy with them...

      Nah, I'd rather not. I've been happy with them and don't want to throw anybody under the bus for doing business in that manner. It's just business. It's just that I have a specific approach to...
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      LOL. You'd think it'd be an exact science, but...

      LOL. You'd think it'd be an exact science, but instead we're left to argue about it on the internet. That's what the internet is for, I guess. but in
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      After trans fluid changes, tire rotation is...

      After trans fluid changes, tire rotation is probably the second-most controversial topic.:)

      One reason is illustrated in brich's example. If you bring your car into Volvo with front tires at 3/32...
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      I agree that $245 for engine + trans fluid change...

      I agree that $245 for engine + trans fluid change is fair. My only beef is that a.) I had to specifically ask why it was expensive and only then learned that trans service was included and b.) they...
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      Annoying Service Experience

      I hate upselling.

      Those of you that know me from my 17-year (!) presence here on Swedespeed know that I like to do my own work when I can, but am generally very supportive of the pros in the...
    29. It's possible to find low-cost tools at the race...

      It's possible to find low-cost tools at the race car shops, like Longacre. I have a camber guage and a set of toe plates from my racing days. It is quite possible to do a good job in your garage,...
    30. Oof! Those didn't last long.

      Oof! Those didn't last long.
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