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      Alarm siren. Between the security bolt and...

      Alarm siren.

      Between the security bolt and getting the right half of the splash shield back in, the bumper/headlight path might have been easier.
      Both are probably equally annoying in their own...
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      If you haven't, I'd start by changing the fuel...

      If you haven't, I'd start by changing the fuel filter. I had one (regular gas, not diesel) do the start and immediately die thing a couple different times when it looked like the stock filter was...
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      It's hard to find clarification anywhere since...

      It's hard to find clarification anywhere since everyone talks about replacing the alarm battery...

      Will the car run fine and the sunroof work if the siren battery is removed from the module and...
    4. I thought 2002 only had transmission problems up...

      I thought 2002 only had transmission problems up to a certain point? Or that they still have the 2001 version of a transmission module, but that can be swapped to a newer one. I thought the main 2001...
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      January and February = cold weather, avoid doing...

      January and February = cold weather, avoid doing car stuff.
      Middle of March = 40-ish degrees, do car stuff.

      Have had a minor exhaust leak type noise, apparently from the resonator area. The...
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      Sticky: Seeing a V50 is even rarer than seeing a...

      Seeing a V50 is even rarer than seeing a V70/XC70.


      https://i.imgur.com/4DvQs9n.jpg

      https://i.imgur.com/eoYoQLp.jpg
    7. Thread: My 2007 XC70

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      Always nice to see Volvos in their natural...

      Always nice to see Volvos in their natural habitat of daily driving everywhere through everything.

      Sheets of icicles are always amusing, but the picture full of ice and snow is even more amusing...
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      AWD is nice to have, but I'd make sure to...

      AWD is nice to have, but I'd make sure to consider how much you actually need it compared to just keeping it FWD and putting an aggressive set of snow tires on during the winter. Assuming you don't...
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      "Maximum performance, cost be damned" sounds...

      "Maximum performance, cost be damned" sounds good, but I wonder how much of that thinking would also be said for things like expensive brakes, suspension, tires, etc.

      If a person has no need to...
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      Since it supports the center of the wheel, sounds...

      Since it supports the center of the wheel, sounds like something I'd want to cut out to help get the wheel off. :D

      That lip makes me wonder if that is the more likely place the rust is sticking...
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      Nearly every day for 2+ weeks I'd sledge it at...

      Nearly every day for 2+ weeks I'd sledge it at least five times from underneath, rotate the tire 1/4 turn, repeat.

      Overnight, I'd lower it onto a small piece of wood placed at the tire edge, so...
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      Fought more with getting a rear tire off to...

      Fought more with getting a rear tire off to rotate the tires. Lugnuts come out fine. Been PB Blasting in the holes and at the outer seam and in the middle (removed the rim center cap) for weeks.
      ...
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      Oil filter. So many people say Mahle are the...

      Oil filter.
      So many people say Mahle are the best.
      Maybe there are tests that show they filter better or something, but the build quality doesn't look as impressive compared to a Napa ProSelect...
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      Roof Rails. P2 V70 XC70 wagon. WI/IL

      Set of roof rails from XC70. $80.
      Set of roof rails from V70. They're lower profile. $125.
      Very good condition.
      Comes with the mounting bolts, as seen in the picture.

      I don't have much interest...
    15. Weathertech cargo rubber floor mat, P2 V70 XC70 wagon. WI/IL

      Weathertech rubber floor mat. Used. Works. $75.

      I don't want to ship this.
      I'm around Green Bay, WI.
      Every 2-3 months I'm as far north as the Carter, WI area.
      Every 2-3 months I might be able...
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      Cargo Cover P2 V70 XC70 wagon. WI/IL

      Tan(?) cargo cover. Works. $100.

      I don't have much interest in shipping this.
      I'm around Green Bay, WI.
      Every 2-3 months I'm as far north as the Carter, WI area.
      Every 2-3 months I might be...
    17. Alternator cover shield to protect from power steering leaks? 2.5t and similar

      The power steering pump is above the alternator. A leaky power steering pump leaks right onto the alternator. Bad for alternator.

      I've seen people make a shield for some other car brands by...
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      Serpentine tensioner. Replacing torx version...

      Serpentine tensioner.
      Replacing torx version with bolt version.

      Note to self: Next time, change the serpentine tensioner when you already have the power steering pump moved over to change the...
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      Alternator. The old one still charges fine, but...

      Alternator.
      The old one still charges fine, but the bearings rumble.
      New alternator installed: wow, so that's how quiet the engine is supposed to sound.


      https://i.imgur.com/y4le8zb.jpg
    20. How many timing belt teeth between cam gears? 2004 xc70 2.5t

      Some people count the teeth between the timing belt cam marks before taking the belt off. That's good, assuming the car is currently in time.

      I'm wondering if the belt is off a tooth on this. Car...
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      Water pump and stuff. Surprisingly, I can't find...

      Water pump and stuff.
      Surprisingly, I can't find anything about how to read the date code stamp on Aisin pumps.

      https://i.imgur.com/ZXAQBlZ.jpg
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      Thank you for your consideration. But it's not...

      Thank you for your consideration. But it's not necessary at this time. I think I've found an aftermarket fitting available. And soon I'm going to bring some wishful thinking to a somewhat-local pick...
    23. This and similar videos show how the alternator...

      This and similar videos show how the alternator freewheels in one direction. He blocks the blades with a screwdriver to test it. Other people have said just spin the pulley by hand and then stop it...
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      Timken and SKF are generally considered to be as...

      Timken and SKF are generally considered to be as good as you can get. Some other brands are good too. Companies like MOOG used to have great parts but now people often wonder what will actually come...
    25. Alternator grinding, rumbling. Pulley or bearing?

      Searching around and watching youtube videos, there's plenty of talk about just replacing the pulley on an alternator. But I haven't seen much definitive about if the pulley can cause grinding, or if...
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      Never hurts to ask... I'm looking for the...

      Never hurts to ask...

      I'm looking for the power steering pump pressure hose/line for a 2004 XC70. But I only need the fitting that goes into the pump, and as much as possible of the 12 inches of...
    27. Along with my tunnel vision on the subject, (not...

      Along with my tunnel vision on the subject, (not expecting to see a flat flange fitting), I think I kept seeing pictures of a different rack, and pictures of the main power steering hoses and thought...
    28. More pics. Was hard to get it in focus from...

      More pics.
      Was hard to get it in focus from underneath without having a third hand.

      Now, looking at the picture in my previous post with the other person's 2002, it looks like the lines to the...
    29. Thanks. The fittings on the lines throw me off...

      Thanks. The fittings on the lines throw me off since I've never seen another power steering picture with the fittings looking like they're only half there. Will have to see if I can get a wrench in...
    30. Half Moon connections on power steering rack hose line fitting? 2004 XC70

      The power steering is leaking right at one of those rack connections. I'm trying to figure out if there's an o-ring in there that can be changed without lowering the subframe.
      Or maybe I can just...
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