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      I am surprised that the dealer would not change...

      I am surprised that the dealer would not change out the coils especially if they are able to verify that the voltage is inadequate to properly fire the plugs. If the car is misfiring then something...
    2. I suspect that the rear wheels are where the...

      I suspect that the rear wheels are where the regen takes place as we do not have electric motors in the front, only in the back. As for wear and tear on the tires I hardly think it is sufficient...
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      I can understand why people might be concerned...

      I can understand why people might be concerned about their ICE operating while cold with the potential for wear on cylinders, rings, and other moving components. However given current engine oils,...
    4. Glad all is getting taken care of with your XC60...

      Glad all is getting taken care of with your XC60 T8. I agree that there are some great dealerships out there. A lot has to do with our attitude in working with the dealership. They did not...
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      It is true that plugs come with the correct gap...

      It is true that plugs come with the correct gap set. I always as a habit check mine to make sure they have not been damaged in transit. You can typically tell by looking at them. They should be...
    6. How does the side felt panel come off without...

      How does the side felt panel come off without damaging it?
    7. How do you get stuff that has slipped behind the dash and small storeage near gear shifter

      Has anyone successfully figured out how to get stuff that has slipped underneath the center of dash and the small compartment. A couple of business cards have slipped back there making it harder to...
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      Chances are good that if you were in an accident...

      Chances are good that if you were in an accident that damaged the front headlight that the accident also impacted the adjustment of the headlight. You can take it to the repair shop and have them...
    9. The XC90 actually uses the rear brakes to prevent...

      The XC90 actually uses the rear brakes to prevent the front from diving when you come to a stop. So not sure what you and the other person are experiencing. The best thing is to take it to your...
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      Yes while that does not seem like much of an...

      Yes while that does not seem like much of an increase remember this is off of a dyno. So the horsepower at the crank is probably 15% to 20% more due to parasitic loses.
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      At&t offers a 1 gig per month for $13 including...

      At&t offers a 1 gig per month for $13 including all the taxes for the car. That 1 gig also is part of my family plan so I can use it via any of our phones. Having the connection for the car allows...
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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...
    13. Thread: oil leak :(

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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?
    14. 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...
    15. 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....
    21. 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...
    25. 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.
    28. 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...
    30. 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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