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by pgill
29 Aug 2018, 12:07
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Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

E Showell, I am also thinking about buying a XC70 Currently I have the first cousin (2008 LR2) with the same: engine, transmission, all wheel drive system, power steering, cooling, etc. For the LR2 here are the common problems (I removed anything not shared between the XC70 and LR2 from the list) Ma...
by pgill
30 Aug 2018, 11:51
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Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

The Thermostat design is complicated Note: I did heat up the actuator to get it to extend, the shorter measurement was with it at room temperature. (see picture above) This first picture below shows the two paths for the coolant - Recirculating (back to the engine) - Radiator Engine Cold Actuator is...
by pgill
12 Oct 2018, 12:52
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Re: XC70 Vacuum leak/ smoke test

The line you identified is full of coolant

The line that you are looking for is shown below
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Good Luck Paul
by pgill
21 Nov 2018, 18:32
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Re: Random misfire codes

Stewart There is some evidence that a failed thermostat causes the coil to get too hot and then the coil fails If you change your thermostat let us know if it was broken Some links http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?30216-Ignition-Coil-Failure-2009-XC70 https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/fo...
by pgill
21 Dec 2018, 14:40
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Re: Maf sensor wiring diagram

Hopefully this is useful information

Picture of the wiring for my 2010 S80 3.2 MAF (note the latch for orientation)
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Wiring information for LR2 with the same 3.2 (I own two 3.2's, 2008 LR2 and 2010 S80)
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by pgill
02 Jan 2019, 22:27
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Re: 2008 XC90 3.2L V6 misfires, fuel level sensor, Cat bank 1

First post Welcome to MVS I own two 3.2’s 2008 LR2 3.2. 116K. Thermostat failed after removal 2010 S80 3.2. 124K. Thermostat was broken when I replaced it No misfire codes on either one If I were in your position the first thing I would do is replace the thermostat The Land Rover LR2 uses the Volvo ...
by pgill
04 Jan 2019, 10:16
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Re: Tips & Advice for V70 T6 purchase?

Walt, What year? How many miles? I am planning to keep my Volvo until its at least 20 years old with over 200,000 miles If you are planning to go less than 10 years (from date of manufacturing) or 100,000 miles (total) then you can stop reading this post. The first owner of my Volvo did nothing exce...
by pgill
14 Mar 2019, 15:12
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Re: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3

My advice. If you like the P2 then buy the P2 If you like the P3 then buy the P3. For me personally I own two EUCD vehicles (or if you prefer Volvo P3 Platform) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_EUCD_platform I've owned the first since 2008 when bought it new and the second since 2018 when I bought...
by pgill
20 Mar 2019, 16:10
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Re: $6500 for repairs??

Andy, The 3.2 Liter 6 cylinder engine in your XC90 is a very dependable engine. I like the design enough that i purchased two vehicles with the same engine (and I still own both vehicles) I've owned my first 3.2 since 2008 (11 years) During that time I've researched the typical things that go wrong ...
by pgill
20 Mar 2019, 16:19
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Re: $6500 for repairs??

Picture of the broken Thermostat on my 2010 S80

http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic33004.html

Note: this is from the Land Rover forum (the LR2 uses the Volvo 3.2)

Have fun

Paul