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      Checking undercarriage for the first time (in preparation for 1st oil change)

      Hi folks,

      I put my 2017 XC90 on the lift (why? because I can since I have one) and was doing an inspection. My car has roughly 37k miles. I noticed that there appears to be an unusual amount of rust. Maybe I will take a video of these if anyone is interested.

      Anyway, here are two pics of the undercarriage right under the engine. The first pic is towards the front of the car. In this pic, is this rectangular plastic piece (right in the middle of the picture) out of place? Is this the way it's supposed to fit or is it supposed to be flush? In the second pic, is there a missing rectangular piece or a missing "T" piece to where I am pointing? The first 3 oil changes were done by the dealership and I'm always weary of them not installing parts back correctly. In one of my other cars, they didn't even put back the undercarriage piece... So yes, I am paranoid.

      Has anyone done their own oil changes yet? I searched and it doesn't appear so.

      Thanks in advance!
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      Where is the rust? This was my Tahoe after barely 20k miles on it. Lmao
      All of undercarriage was rusted. Never again.
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      Quote Originally Posted by theclutch View Post
      Has anyone done their own oil changes yet? I searched and it doesn't appear so.
      https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?538466

      https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=255900

      If you click on the blurry photos they will open in Photobucket.
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      Uggghh!!! Those SOB's broke and didn't replace one of the rectangular clips... I know they're not critical, but the OCD in me needs to fix them.

      Here's a link to the undercarriage video showing the rust spots:

      https://photos.app.goo.gl/2BHdM8y1tuKjx6WU9
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      Quote Originally Posted by theclutch View Post
      Here's a link to the undercarriage video showing the rust spots:

      https://photos.app.goo.gl/2BHdM8y1tuKjx6WU9
      Really nothing there.. The rust you refer to in the vid is on exhaust joints and cast-iron parts on the drive shaft- these parts are not rust-protected on any car and it's perfectly normal to see rust on them right after the first puddle..

      Btw, the rear jacking point is the plastic block with a hole in the middle.

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