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      Thanks for sharing. This matches what I was...

      Thanks for sharing. This matches what I was thinking...was planning on making it a weekend job. I had pulled the bumper cover, air guides and other items previously and all that was cake. Getting the...
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      Following...let us know how it works out. This is...

      Following...let us know how it works out. This is on my list as my 15.5 R has a slow but persistent leak at the lower back passenger side where the core joins the end caps. I have had the replacement...
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      If you looking for replacement options you might...

      If you looking for replacement options you might also consider Bilstein. I installed Bilstein HD on my R design and have been really pleased with them.
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    4. I have a 2015.5 T-6 and it has a persistent and...

      I have a 2015.5 T-6 and it has a persistent and very slow leak which I was finally able to diagnose last summer. From the dried coolant I found it is coming from the lower passenger side radiator...
    5. Thread: TPMS Question

      by Donuts
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      Pretty sure the magic pressure is 40 PSI. That is...

      Pretty sure the magic pressure is 40 PSI. That is what I needed to set mine at before they synced. Took maybe a quarter miles once I set the pressure at 40 or 41 and then lowered to the correct PSI.
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      Which platform? I remember the fun of a frozen...

      Which platform? I remember the fun of a frozen upper control arm to steering knuckle pinch bolt :facepalm: on both my B5 and C5 platforms when doing a swap of springs and struts.
    7. Thread: Winter Wheels

      by Donuts
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      $60 per sensor is robbery. I bought a complete...

      $60 per sensor is robbery. I bought a complete set of brand new Autel programmable TPMS for $80 last year on ebay or Amazon...can't remember which.

      Volvo doesn't have the best system since it...
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      Guessing you have already checked this given a...

      Guessing you have already checked this given a number of the responses but make sure the end links nuts are tight. I had a popping and found the nut on the ball-joint of the end link had backed off a...
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      http://showmetheparts.com/akebono/

      http://showmetheparts.com/akebono/
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      That was my point a bit earlier. I looked at the...

      That was my point a bit earlier. I looked at the technical drawings and I think the LR2 are M12 vs M10 on the volvo.

      Suggestion to drill out the insert for where the link attaches to the elevate...
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      Hats off to you. I would not even attempt this...

      Hats off to you. I would not even attempt this with a dual action sander much less any mechanical sander at the start. Really depends on the level of oxidation as to what grit you start at....
    12. Thought I read somewhere you should fill them to...

      Thought I read somewhere you should fill them to 40 PSI and then drive for them to synch? When I stalled a set in my winter wheels that is what got them to synch after having the pressure originally...
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      Cool...let me know what you find. I have not...

      Cool...let me know what you find. I have not ordered yet but was getting ready to do so. Since you took the plunge I'll wait and see. I think the threaded ends might be M12 vs. M10 but am not...
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      How close to the OEM finish is that piece? Does...

      How close to the OEM finish is that piece? Does it stand proud of the dash or pretty flush?
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      I've had the Akebono pads with Centric rotors on...

      I've had the Akebono pads with Centric rotors on the rear for about 12K miles so not long enough to really say. On my Audi TT the pads went for about 55K miles before I needed replace on the...
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      Don't recall this being their policy. Perhaps...

      Don't recall this being their policy. Perhaps manufacturer defect is warrantied for some period. As for "lifetime wear guarantee" on pads I've read some horror stories of people who have installed...
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      I've transitioned to Akebono pads on all of our...

      I've transitioned to Akebono pads on all of our cars. Previously would install PDR/Axxis Deluxe low-dust they have seemingly become tough to find. I've found OEM pads to be very dusty on any car and...
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      I am wondering the Land Rover Discovery rear sway...

      I am wondering the Land Rover Discovery rear sway links might be a reasonable substitute if the P* ones are unobtainium. If Tasca refunded your $, it makes me think they are definitely no longer...
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      Thanks for confirming. I'll do so additional...

      Thanks for confirming. I'll do so additional digging.
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      Curious about the part # you have for those. When...

      Curious about the part # you have for those. When I look at the online catalogs the P/N (31360098) for the links which look most alike lists them as "no longer available".
    21. Thread: TPMS Sensors

      by Donuts
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      I have TPMS sensors on my 2015.5 so not correct...

      I have TPMS sensors on my 2015.5 so not correct they were dropped with the mid-model change. I suspect there may be some VIN cutoff where this may be the case but no idea.

      I purchased a set of...
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      Dropped the V60 at stealership on Tuesday so they...

      Dropped the V60 at stealership on Tuesday so they could look at a leak where two halves of the bevel gear housing join.

      https://farm1.staticflickr.com/932/29768774868_4185ac03c0_z.jpg

      Received...
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      Yep...the area around NYC is not representative...

      Yep...the area around NYC is not representative of the balance of the USA. Not just from a cost perspective but also from a way of living and the people themselves.

      I grew up in Philadelphia and...
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      Another reminder why I need to GTFO of Fairfield...

      Another reminder why I need to GTFO of Fairfield County Connecticut.
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      Yep, just had an email exchange with Connor at...

      Yep, just had an email exchange with Connor at Viva on this after trying to install over the weekend. Mine is a T6 and does fit either so I boxed up and back in the mail tomorrow.
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      If you go my route and decide to clear coat be...

      If you go my route and decide to clear coat be sure to clean the lenses with denatured or rubbing alcohol to remove any wax from the compounding.

      I've also mulled over whether I could clear after...
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      Stef thanks for the perspective. I'll likely take...

      Stef thanks for the perspective. I'll likely take it in as I have the service history which shows this being looked at before and not solved.

      The concern I have is whether they try to argue the...
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      Agree. I've also considered airbrushing on an...

      Agree. I've also considered airbrushing on an automotive clear coat finish (PPG or DuPont) with my HVLP gun but the time spent on additional prep and the risk of dust specs, etc... has outweighed my...
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      Radiator Coolant Leak

      Wondering if anyone else has diagnosed a coolant leak in their radiator. A couple of threads posing a similar question but no one seems to have IDed a source.

      Was checking under the car yesterday...
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      Not on my Volvo but I've done the wet-sand...

      Not on my Volvo but I've done the wet-sand approach on my Audi TT and a few week's ago on the wife's Acura TSX. Starting grit depends on the level of oxidation but but my usual progression of grits...
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