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    1. Have you done the PCV check - the glove test -...

      Have you done the PCV check - the glove test - where you put a plastic glove over the oil filler hole and if it inflates (engine running), you know you have to fix the positive pressure by renovating...
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      That link does not appear to work. Did you...

      That link does not appear to work.

      Did you clean out the ports where the PCV hoses connect? Often they are clogged and more than hose replacement is required.
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      I would be concerned that if the air filter...

      I would be concerned that if the air filter housing was damaged, then part of the housing that are on the engine side of the air filter might have been sucked (blown really, by air pressure) into the...
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      Dash temp gauge is computer controlled and does...

      Dash temp gauge is computer controlled and does not show minor temperature fluctuations. My fan turns on when the engine temp is over about 205/7 and cools it down to 180/190. I used to watch this on...
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      I am not an expert working on the fuel system but...

      I am not an expert working on the fuel system but here is my recent experience.

      I also had problems with this when I overhauled my injectors two weekends ago. Fuel rail was hard to remove and then...
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      Thanks for mentioning this. I am amazed at all...

      Thanks for mentioning this. I am amazed at all the indentations in the front exposed metal grids of the A/C cooler(?) when I checked this afternoon. There are still lots of tiny rocks embedded in it....
    7. The last step in the PDF instructions is...

      The last step in the PDF instructions is programing the software in VIDA. Not sure, but this may require the dealer and cost.
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      I thought all DIM displays used 7 regular light...

      I thought all DIM displays used 7 regular light bulbs for general illumination, although they are in black plastic holders, not LEDs. Although the warning lights, lower right, are two rows of LEDS....
    9. The process for the replacement of either the...

      The process for the replacement of either the front or the rear sway bar looks challenging to me!

      My independent mechanic quoted 425 for replacement of the front sway bars and 350 for the rears,...
    10. I am looking at this, too. The rear sway bar...

      I am looking at this, too. The rear sway bar bushings on an XC were replaced - sway bar in place and the process described in a couple of threads. Much easier than removing and replacing the whole...
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      Did you disconnect the over-engine boost pipe? Is...

      Did you disconnect the over-engine boost pipe? Is is back on fully, at turbo and in front of the engine?

      VIDA suggests a pressure leak. I assume you did not play with the boost pressure sensor...
    12. I found and had bought the PTFE grease SuperLube...

      I found and had bought the PTFE grease SuperLube brand at my local Ace Hardware. I am intending to use it on my injector o-rings but will also pop it on my brake booster seal.

      Thanks.
    13. Auto stores may read your engine codes for free. ...

      Auto stores may read your engine codes for free. They may also clear the code, too, if you want to see if it goes away or comes back. The error from running with the MAF disconnected might require...
    14. Is the issue there on another input - radio -...

      Is the issue there on another input - radio - then more likely to be the speaker than the ipod connection. But it could still be in the wiring. I saw a recent post of an issue with the wiring in...
    15. What is your car model and year? How high up the...

      What is your car model and year?
      How high up the car did the water get in inches?
      How long ago did it get wet?
      How long did you run it after it did start?
      If you open the hood, and driver...
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      Pictures look good - apart from the hole in the...

      Pictures look good - apart from the hole in the front of the block that you mentioned, and the tops of the pistons.
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      I don't know if you got the ozone machine to...

      I don't know if you got the ozone machine to deodorize the car, but I previously had a hand me down Saturn from a smoker. We had it at a repair shop for interior detailing to address the smell but...
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      Check the condition of the engine grounding strap...

      Check the condition of the engine grounding strap attached from a bolt at the back top left of the engine head to the firewall, passenger side. It is a braided cable that can get oxidized and...
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      When the coil pack testing is done, do you unbolt...

      When the coil pack testing is done, do you unbolt the coil pack and lift it, or just disconnect the connector to the coil pack, leaving it bolted in place?

      And if you remove the bolt and lift the...
    20. Last Sunday, I added 2 additional sets of RCA...

      Last Sunday, I added 2 additional sets of RCA cables from the HU to the amp, so the HU is used to separate the highs, mids and sub channels instead of using the Audison 5 channel amp filters to do...
    21. This thread has a picture of the TCV and the...

      This thread has a picture of the TCV and the colored replacement turbo vacuum hoses. I got my TCV from FCPEuro and the 3 hoses from iPD.
      ...
    22. Nice job! I wish I had some of the features of...

      Nice job! I wish I had some of the features of your Alpine.

      I installed an audiophile Pioneer P99RS headunit in my '06 S60 with active Pioneer 5.5" stage 4 midrange and tweeters powered by a...
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      As you had an oiled air filter, it is likely that...

      As you had an oiled air filter, it is likely that oil has been deposited on the MAF affecting the air flow measurement accuracy. I just watched a Chris Fix youtube video where he saw idle RPM drop,...
    24. My standard (hot) air intake is sitting on top of...

      My standard (hot) air intake is sitting on top of the radiator. I put some insulation between the two but it still gets quite hot. I like your idea, although I do have fog lights and would have to...
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      Hard to tell what you have without pictures and...

      Hard to tell what you have without pictures and seeing the speaker drivers.

      However, the Volvo amplifiers are 200 or 300 watts models under the passenger seat. They are odd looking, small, black...
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      I replaced my parking brake pads yesterday, as I...

      I replaced my parking brake pads yesterday, as I needed them for the Massachusetts annual inspection this month. One pad had delaminated on each side and so the parking brake was not functional. ...
    27. ODB2 reader with app and cell phone to read and clear codes?

      You can get a Bluetooth reader that plugs into the ODB2 socket under the dash, and use it with an app and your phone.

      This one works with Android and iPhone and is about $12...
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      regapped my NGK plugs last weekend

      I have had poor mileage with my third hand 2006 2.5T S60. I never saw it new and got it for a good price when my neighbor left the country in 2009.

      My morning commutes I often see 12 MPG going...
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