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      That was a great article. Thank you very much. ...

      That was a great article. Thank you very much. It also addresses one of the big unknowns on the forum. Can a 2 liter 4 cylinder hold up over the long run. The article would suggest that the T6 is...
    2. Thread: oil leak :(

      by drmanny3
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      Curious as to why the rings are being replaced? ...

      Curious as to why the rings are being replaced? Is it correct in that the oil leak was found at timing belt cover? So the timing belt was oiled up and needs to be replaced?
    3. My previous experience was that they key...

      My previous experience was that they key programing is very complex with Volvo. It is not a simple process. You would be much better off buying the key from your dealer and then having them program...
    4. I just don't get how people have an expectation...

      I just don't get how people have an expectation of perfection. You purchased or leased a car that is the current flagship of Volvo. These cars are complex. Having the Check Engine light come on is...
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      I hear you all about the more frequent oil change...

      I hear you all about the more frequent oil change recommendations. However, living in MN and AZ is in fact representative of harsh environments. Your used to it. But tell me why you go to AZ in...
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      Often car companies will offer Corporate Lease...

      Often car companies will offer Corporate Lease deals as well as purchase deals. This is now a used car and typically the manufacturer is interested in selling new cars. Your dealer may be able to...
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      These units are used in RVs and so often the...

      These units are used in RVs and so often the wiring is already defined. In addition you need to tell it what you want in terms of voltage output. Once you have that, you are ready to go. Very...
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      I have the 100 amp unit, as I did not think it...

      I have the 100 amp unit, as I did not think it was that much more expensive then the lower amp units. So I have a lot of bandwidth so to speak. I am using either a 10 or 8 gage wire from the unit...
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      My concern is that this is primarily a charger...

      My concern is that this is primarily a charger for starting a weak battery. The trickle amount is probably too low. I went with an inverter that provides a continuous 13.5 volt load on the battery....
    10. As you can imagine diagnosing a car is...

      As you can imagine diagnosing a car is problematic especially if it does not misbehave consistently. I might suggest that you use your phone and video when the system seems to be screwing up. ...
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      Yes, frankly I was really surprised when my Wife...

      Yes, frankly I was really surprised when my Wife suggested the NSX as a possibility. I pretty much figured that my sports car days were over after selling my 2001 NSX. She said that she wanted me...
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      Well keep in mind that EPA ratings for cars are...

      Well keep in mind that EPA ratings for cars are often estimates based upon the hypothetical driving loop. The idea is not so much that you will achieve these values exactly or exceed them. The...
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      Well we decided not to wait on the Volvo XC40...

      Well we decided not to wait on the Volvo XC40 Recharge. When I told my wife that the Volvo was out, she lamented and said maybe we should get a electric sports car instead. So we looked at the...
    14. I can appreciate your concern. This car...

      I can appreciate your concern. This car represents a major investment both emotionally as well as financially. While we can only speculate as to what did or did not happen as a result of the low...
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      Probably an injector that is dirty/faulty. I...

      Probably an injector that is dirty/faulty. I assume you use tier one gas. The Dealer can probably check each injector to insure it fires correctly. Not sure if a leaking injector will show itself...
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      I already have my cell phone family plan with...

      I already have my cell phone family plan with ATT. So I only pay $10 per month extra for the Volvo XC90 and get an extra gig of data that I can use on any of the phones or car.
    17. I am reminded of the song by Carly Simon ...

      I am reminded of the song by Carly Simon Anticipation! Cars and women can do that to us.
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      Asking for help to understand a feature or to get...

      Asking for help to understand a feature or to get help in using a feature is what the forum is all about. Bitching about something either from ignorance or just wanting to crap on something is...
    19. The last picture reminds me of someone trying to...

      The last picture reminds me of someone trying to make it look racy. I think they take away from the sophistication of the car. The middle picture is good. I would also think that the ride would...
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      Right on!

      Right on!
    21. I ended up trading it with MjollnirXC60. So...

      I ended up trading it with MjollnirXC60. So officially it is gone.
      Thanks,
      Manny
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      Welcome to the family?

      Welcome to the family?
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      Yes, these are great. I have gone through 5 of...

      Yes, these are great. I have gone through 5 of them with our Great Pyrenees. They are indispensable. I just recently figured out how to hold it sideways in the rear, so it does not intrude into...
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      If you have the B&W upgrade as well as the other...

      If you have the B&W upgrade as well as the other options then you are closer to $36,000 selling via private seller. The challenge is to get it in front of a lot of people. Take a lot of pictures...
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      I hear you about the cubic feet available for...

      I hear you about the cubic feet available for storage, but I am talking about Frankie! Total cubic feet don't cut it.
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      In actuality an all electric version of the XC90...

      In actuality an all electric version of the XC90 will be less complex than the current XC90 T8 where you have both an electric car and an ICE driven car. Making the two system work smoothly is a...
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      Having had 4 all electric cars I can tell you...

      Having had 4 all electric cars I can tell you that resale values drop like a hammer on electric cars. I was looking for a while at a used X and my starting point was 50% off of MSRP. I could easily...
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      If you enjoy driving and like cars that are...

      If you enjoy driving and like cars that are responsive then I think it is a no brainer. From all the posts I have read, not a person yet has said they wished they hand not added Polestar. It is a...
    29. Thread: Rotor size??

      by drmanny3
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      That represented the sizes that are available in...

      That represented the sizes that are available in an aftermarket rotor. I even checked with Racing Brake who make aftermarket two piece rotors for various applications. I could not convince them...
    30. I understand your frustration in getting this...

      I understand your frustration in getting this issue resolved. It certainly would have been much easier in the beginning to take the car back immediately to the selling dealer to show them that...
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