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      My 2007 XC70

      Hey Everyone i decided to create a thread to keep track of everything I’ve done/ will be doing on my 2007 XC70 in Barents Blue Metallic on charcoal interior.
      I purchased the car in March 2018 with 248000 miles for a very good price because it needed an ABS motor and Volvo wanted to charge the PO an arm and a leg for the replacement and he was not interested in doing it himself.

      About the car; I bought it with 248K miles and it currently has 260~K miles. I cleaned the ABS motor and haven’t had any issues with it since. I love the car and how it drives, especially with the tune. The exterior has its fair share of dings but the paint is in terrific condition I’d give it an overall 7.5/10 and the interior would get an 8.5-9/10.

      Maintenance;
      -Full synthetic oil changes every 4K
      -Full PCV system replacement including oil pan and all seals 248500
      -Plugs and coils 248500
      -IPD high flow air filter 248500
      -Coolant flush 248500
      -Cabin filter 249500
      -Fuel filter 248500
      -Replaced all wire looming (that I could get to with engine in) 250000
      -Trans drain and fill 248500-251000
      -Upper motor mount to poly 248500
      -Trans torque mount 248500
      -Blower motor 255000
      -Fuel pressure sensor 248500
      -Map sensor 248500
      -Phillips X-Treme Vision bulbs 255000
      -Pierburg Porsche TCV 248500
      -Bridgestone Blizzaks on stock wheels 254000
      -BF Goodrich Advantage Sport tires on IPD 19” Pegasus reps 253000
      -brake fluid flush with Pentosin Dot4
      -Passenger side mirror glass
      -Power steering flush
      -sway bar end links

      Performance and Modifications;
      -Mototec turbo back sport exhaust 250000
      -Do88 drop in intercooler and piping 250000
      -Hilton stage 2 tune with trans torque delete and catalyst delete 250000
      -Solid strut brace modification 248500
      -IPD subframe inserts (no noticeable improvement) 253000
      -Full LED interior and license plate lights
      -Aluminum interior trim
      -Boost gauge and custom cluster mount
      -Spread out V O L V O on rear hatch
      -“Ghost” turn signal bulbs to eliminate orange glow
      -15 MM H&R spacers on back wheels
      -Hard-wired a USB port to eliminate wires
      -R Brembos I had powder-coated with Brembo rotors and Volvo pads
      -Stainless braided brake lines
      -Rear spoiler
      -Front seats from a V70R
      -IPD sway bars

      Upcoming projects (parts on hand)
      -Inner and outer tie rod ends
      -Front control arms
      -Ball joints
      -Turbo return drain reseal


      Future Projects;
      -Derlin subframe bushings
      -Shim the block
      -Lowered on AWD springs
      -XC90 auxiliary trans cooler





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      Dude... What a beautiful color. I wish I could find a dark interior and exterior. Such a pearl you got there.

      Welcome aboard.

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      Real nice looking XC70! Like the current mods and the projected ones also!

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      Looks real sharp! I gotta get my exterior cleaned up a bit...

      Also, what are those silver rings on your stereo knobs. Mine are getting kinda gunky.

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      Quote Originally Posted by zombielinux View Post
      Looks real sharp! I gotta get my exterior cleaned up a bit...

      Also, what are those silver rings on your stereo knobs. Mine are getting kinda gunky.
      Thank you, I got them from Viva Performance because mine were gunky too


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      Needs a wing!
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Needs a wing!
      Waiting on paint!


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      very nice. When do we see pics of the gold brakes mounted?
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      Nice car! Where in MD are you?
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      Quote Originally Posted by LarryM View Post
      very nice. When do we see pics of the gold brakes mounted?
      Whenever it warms up. I’m in New York so it is still freezing. High of 16°F today


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      Took a little road trip through New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts this weekend and ended up in Boston for St Patrick’s day. Absolutely beautiful drive. Car drove like a champ through the winding mountain roads


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      Awesome car!
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      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post
      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 after noticing there's a motorcycle there too.
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      Looks so good! the black thors are what I want to do aswelll!

      Whats your Wind fairing? Thule?

      Do you have instagram?

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      Quote Originally Posted by npegg View Post
      Looks so good! the black thors are what I want to do aswelll!

      Whats your Wind fairing? Thule?

      Do you have instagram?
      Thank you! They are actually Oreanders, I just sprayed them black and put some Blizzaks on them for the winter. Summer setup is 19” IPD pegs with BF Goodrich advantage sports.
      Thule wind fairing. 38” I believe. And yes I have an Instagram but don’t put much car stuff on it. @j_thoen


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      My 2007 XC70


      Painted Wang!
      For anyone that has installed one... I see the crosshairs on the tailgate that I need to drill but on the actual wing it has threaded “nipples” that stick out, I assume I need to bore out the holes on the tailgate but not all the way through so I still have something for the bolt to sit on.


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      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post
      Painted Wang!
      For anyone that has installed one... I see the crosshairs on the tailgate that I need to drill but on the actual wing it has threaded “nipples” that stick out, I assume I need to bore out the holes on the tailgate but not all the way through so I still have something for the bolt to sit on.
      That's correct. The exterior hole is drilled slightly larger than the diameter of the wing section that the bolt is threaded into. The interior hole is slightly larger than the diameter of the bolt.

      I may have the instructions for the install, possibly even the templates that are used. I will check tonight if you want.
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      Thank you! All I have it the wing with bolts and washers and the foam double sided tape.


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      Easy enough. Time for summer wheels


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      That was quick. Nice new Wang! The summers are black? Interesting.
      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post

      Easy enough. Time for summer wheels


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      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post

      Easy enough. Time for summer wheels


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      Looks soooo good, man. A wagon needs a wang...


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      Current: 2003 V70 T5 M56 // Mystic Silver/Charcoal // 162K miles // Koni FSD + Eibachs // Snabb intake + IPD silicone turbo hoses // Copper R Brembos // 18" Pegs // OEM bi-xenons // '05 side mirrors // 18/35 tint // jewel tails // black anodized S80 DIM // R steering wheel // '05 console w/ T5M spaceball // mesh grill with custom ironmark badge 2004 XC70 bone stock for now…
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      That was quick. Nice new Wang! The summers are black? Interesting.




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      Negative. Still winter wheels. It’s still winter here. Don’t let the sunny picture fool you. I’m headed home this weekend and I’m gonna put the summers on. I’ll add some pictures.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Sigg View Post
      Looks soooo good, man. A wagon needs a wang...


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      Thank you! I love the ways these look, Just took forever cuz I live in barracks and only have access to a parking lot...in upstate New York... where winter lasts 6-8 months


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      Stationed in NY as I recall. Headed back to MD? Let catch a beer somewhere! Where are you?
      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post
      Negative. Still winter wheels. It’s still winter here. Don’t let the sunny picture fool you. I’m headed home this weekend and I’m gonna put the summers on. I’ll add some pictures.


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      Summer wheels and wing! Will get some better pictures this weekend.


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      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post



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      No kidding! Well done!
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      Got that pesky PCV banjo bolt replaced with the upgraded one, not a fun job. Also replaced a few hoses that were dry-rotted while I was in there. Threw on a new coolant reservoir as well.


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      I’ve been having an issue where my headlight goes out upon startup. With the key on both headlights are working normally but when I start the car the drivers side bulb goes out after about 1-2 seconds. Anyone experienced something similar? Thanks


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      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post


      Got that pesky PCV banjo bolt replaced with the upgraded one, not a fun job. Also replaced a few hoses that were dry-rotted while I was in there. Threw on a new coolant reservoir as well.


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      Nope that aint a fun job at all. My new preferred way to update it is to remove the IC piping, fan and then move the alt for clean access while the intake is firmly mounted. Total pain either way.
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      Finally got around to the big brakes. Straightforward and easy enough


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      Nice Brakes

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      Looks great for a car with 250k on it. I have almost the same car, Barents Blue '07 with charcoal interior. Mine is aluminum trim rather than woodgrain though.

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      Brakes look killer! Did you have a shop etch the XC R and paint/powder coat them?

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