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    1. Sticky: I have snow tires with 8/32 " tread. Should that...

      I have snow tires with 8/32 " tread. Should that be adequate for a low snowfall area?
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      If 10,000 cps is the highest frequency you can...

      If 10,000 cps is the highest frequency you can hear, a high end audio system isn't worth it.
    3. Battery range too low on T8.

      Battery range too low on T8.
    4. www.audiocheck.com allows people to test their...

      www.audiocheck.com allows people to test their hearing. If you can't hear mosquitos, how can you compare sound systems?
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      I have 19" wheels and air suspension. What do you...

      I have 19" wheels and air suspension. What do you mean by big wheels?
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      Are there other 2 liter engines for street cars...

      Are there other 2 liter engines for street cars as powerful as Volvo's? Volvo uses direct cylinder fuel injection, is that helpful for horsepower?
    7. In 2016 I didn't see any plug-in hybrid to...

      In 2016 I didn't see any plug-in hybrid to compete with the XC90 T8. I had a Toyota Highlander hybrid which gave me some performance advantages (AWD and regenerative braking). Tesla was at the time...
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      The first time the dealership replaced the hose...

      The first time the dealership replaced the hose is when it started leaking. This second time hopefully will be OK.
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      Engine coolant leak

      I had my engine coolant leak enough, so that without warning the engine said to not drive.

      I had a tow truck driver flat bed me to an auto supply store where I was able to fill the coolant tank.
      ...
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      Be sure the tires use aramid or Kevlar in the...

      Be sure the tires use aramid or Kevlar in the sidewalls to avoid blowouts.
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      Will having the gas stations supply 15% ethanol...

      Will having the gas stations supply 15% ethanol cause problems?
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      Preconditioning can also cool a vehicle in a hot...

      Preconditioning can also cool a vehicle in a hot climate.
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      Add an electric motor for the front wheels for...

      Add an electric motor for the front wheels for better regeneration and electric only acceleration. (I hate to be beat by a Leaf)
      Larger battery with a faster charge.
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      Air suspension performs better on a slalom test,...

      Air suspension performs better on a slalom test, IIRC, that should be safer on evasive maneuvers.
    15. In 2001, I bought a new Ford Windstar minivan...

      In 2001, I bought a new Ford Windstar minivan that had sliding doors on both sides.
      In 2009, I bought a new Toyota Hybrid Highlander that had the advantage all wheel drive and used less gas city...
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      I have air suspension and like the lowering when...

      I have air suspension and like the lowering when stepping out of the vehicle.

      I read a comparison of air suspension and springs on a non-Volvo vehicle and the slalom performance was much better,...
    17. Sticky: The sidewall says the tires are made in Russia. ...

      The sidewall says the tires are made in Russia.

      There are driving safety indicators on center tread line showing the amount of wear and a snowflake indicator showing when snow traction is weak at...
    18. Sticky: I picked up my WRG3 SUV tires yesterday. They are...

      I picked up my WRG3 SUV tires yesterday. They are moderately directional, so only front to back rotating.

      The ride seemed better from the OEM Continentals, but today I can't remember the...
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      I saw a comparison (non-Volvo) between air...

      I saw a comparison (non-Volvo) between air suspension and standard suspension that showed a 5% improvement on a slalom test course.
      Just remembering to shut off the air suspension when having the...
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      I bought my T8 for the technology and safety. The...

      I bought my T8 for the technology and safety. The vehicle can depreciate, but until there is a major improvement by Volvo or some other manufacturer, I don't need to sell my old model.
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      I assume that you mean the Nokian WRG 3 all...

      I assume that you mean the Nokian WRG 3 all weather tires. I intend to replace my Continentals. One of my Continentals had a blow out so I think that the aramid fibers in the WRG3 tire sidewalls...
    22. Do I need air suspension to get the Four-c feature?

      I have air suspension, but I was wondering if the four-c dampers are on the standard XC-90.
    23. Sticky: I am planning to go to the 19 inch WRG3 after...

      I am planning to go to the 19 inch WRG3 after suffering from a snow storm using Continental OEM tires.

      I plan to sell, donate, or throw the Continentals. Not buy rims. thereby saving on storage...
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      Anyone surviving Harvey?

      The hurricane looks terrible. Is anyone getting their XC90 flooded?
    25. Does the "B" gear use engine braking when needed?...

      Does the "B" gear use engine braking when needed?

      I have more brake dust on my front rims than the rear rims. Is there more brake wear on the front brakes of a T8?
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      I had my vehicle in for the engine light problem...

      I had my vehicle in for the engine light problem with the hybrid system failure.
      The dealer gave me a software upgrade and upgraded the maps.
      Of course I had to reconfigure my my options and lost...
    27. I had a 2009 Toyota Hybrid Highlander and had...

      I had a 2009 Toyota Hybrid Highlander and had fewer problems with it than I have with my 2016 XC90 t8. I changed to gain the plug-in feature
      which works OK, but could be better with an additional...
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      Does the IGM cooler valve have a part number and...

      Does the IGM cooler valve have a part number and is there a website for that part?
      I might need to inform my service technician.
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      Yes, I got the message Friday, drove to the...

      Yes, I got the message Friday, drove to the dealer service department and was told because of staff shortages I would have to bring it in Thursday, Aug 10.
      What is the IGM?
    30. If you have towing socket, you can add a small...

      If you have towing socket, you can add a small step to the rear.
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