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by ljsommar1
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"
Replies: 20
Views: 2132

Re: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"

I live in SE Pa but most brake shops should be capable of this. The shop I used was just a franchise Meineke. I have a Vida setup but am not very proficient with it ,so no help from me there. I think the idea is to have the ABS valves open while breading. There are many others on this site way bette...
by ljsommar1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"
Replies: 20
Views: 2132

Re: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"

I am a fanatic about doing all the maintenance on my vehicles but when presented with the same problem, I finally took my wife's Winstar to a shop. They bled the brakes while commanding the ABS valves open.The result was a nice hard pedal. They told me that a fair amount of dirty fluid came out even...
by ljsommar1
Thu May 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Good Idea, Bad Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Re: Good Idea, Bad Idea

It could be a money pit or a great buy. Of course all engines burn oil. If they didn't the piston walls would not get lubed. For example, with my 2002 V70 2.4T with 227K miles I add 1+ quarts between 5K oil changes with 0-40 syn. I consider that well within acceptable limits. It is a great DD. If yo...
by ljsommar1
Sat May 02, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My very first European Car!
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: My very first European Car!

Sunroof could be as simple as replacing the battery in the alarm module (or replacing the entire module if the leaking battery has destroyed the circuit board). This is an issue well documented on this site. I don't have experience with AWD systems and its issues but there are many for that age/mile...
by ljsommar1
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1253
Views: 78615

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

It was not easy at all. It would be impossible to do without removing the seat from the car. The seat is quite heavy and arkward and is difficult to maneuver out and especially back in (this coming from a 67 year old weakling). Because a replacement seat cushion is not available, I had to add a laye...
by ljsommar1
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1253
Views: 78615

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Oh, my aching back! Had enough of the saging/worn down driver's seat. Today, I removed the seat and bottom seat cover and added an inch or so of foam. It is much more supportive. I would like to have replaced the foam cushion altogether but the cushion is no longer available for a 2002 V70. Why didn...
by ljsommar1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Does anybody want some floor mats?
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Does anybody want some floor mats?

None taken, I get it. I would be trying to figure out what to do with the others matts then too.
Thanks for posting about them.
by ljsommar1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Does anybody want some floor mats?
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Does anybody want some floor mats?

I could use the driver's side front if you are willing to break up the set.
Thanks
by ljsommar1
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBDII protocol for new volvos
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: OBDII protocol for new volvos

Success! After guidance from UltraGauge I got the unit working. I now have an old iphone used as a gauge, iI set it up to show coolant temp, boost,voltage and instantaneous MPG. Apparently I messed things up. After the unit would not sync with the V60, I tried it on my sons car and confused the unit...
by ljsommar1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBDII protocol for new volvos
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: OBDII protocol for new volvos

I had called my dealer (Keystone Volvo) with this question. I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasanlty surprised. The service manager informed me that Volvo has an onboard firewall that may be blocking communication. He emailed UltraGauge and then spoke to someone there and even contacted Sweeden ...
by ljsommar1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBDII protocol for new volvos
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: OBDII protocol for new volvos

The device I purchased ($79) is not intended to work as a scan tool by me but rather as a gauge set. I do not like that there is no temperature gauge. I also would like to set up a trans temp and boost gauge and perhaps a trans current gear indicator. Normal OBDII adapter dongles don't have that cap...
by ljsommar1
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBDII protocol for new volvos
Replies: 4
Views: 111

OBDII protocol for new volvos

I just purchased "UltraGauge Blue". It is an OBDII adapter which interfaces with a phone or tablet. I got it to report things like coolant & trans temperatures, boost, current gear, ect for my wife's 2020 V60. I cannot get it to connect. It reports - "error OBDII protocol unknown -1:6". Has anyone h...
by ljsommar1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Turn Signal Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Turn Signal Issue

I would pull the lamps and either replace them or clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser (both the lamp and the mating socket). This frequently solves problems like this.
Hope this helps.
by ljsommar1
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Instrument cluster interchange
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

Re: Instrument cluster interchange

Sounds like typical DIM (driver information module) problems - 01 and 02 P2s are known for this. Google up. Frequently banging/knocking the DIM while driving will produce different symptoms. The best solution is repair by electronics specialists. Xermodex is pricy but very well reviewed. There are m...
by ljsommar1
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need encouragement to brand loyalty-
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Need encouragement to brand loyalty-

I am the cheapest of cheapskates but I must agree with June. How do you put a price on safety?
When my wife and I (read wife) made the decision to get a new car we only looked at Volvos. We purchased 2020 V60 and love it.
by ljsommar1
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Need encouragement to brand loyalty-
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Need encouragement to brand loyalty-

Unfortunately, YES it will continue. These cars are for the DIY crowd (or the deep pocketed), especially if you have AWD. They could put you in the poor house if you use the stealership. But with the help given so freely here, one can do most, if not all of the maintenance required to keep these car...
by ljsommar1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Winter wheels for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Winter wheels for sale

If these tires are done, perhaps the rims and covers are desirable. If needed I can revove the tires.
by ljsommar1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Winter wheels for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Winter wheels for sale

These were given to me by my next door neighbor 5 years ago.I think he had them 3 years prior to that. I used the set sparingly for 4 seasons. The rubber still seems soft to me, but I am no expert. I am retired now and have no need to drive in snow. They are just taking up storage space.
by ljsommar1
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Winter wheels for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Winter wheels for sale

Forgot to add a price $125 -- these should be good for another year or two, tires and wheels covers are clean with no road rash.
by ljsommar1
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Winter wheels for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Winter wheels for sale

Set of Volvo 15" steel wheels with Volvo wheel covers for sale, Gislaved (Continental) 195/65R15 tires with 5/32 tread.
These were sold by a Volvo dealer to the original owner of my V70 with 16" wheels, but should fit most or all Volvos with 16" or 17" wheels.
by ljsommar1
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Tire Machine
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Tire Machine

I purchased a HF tire mounter and balancer several years ago. It works well. Proper, very secure mounting is paramount and there was a definite learning curve. I struggled quite a bit at first. I can now demount/mount and balance 15" and 16" 55 and 60 series tires easily. I have yet to attempt my 17...
by ljsommar1
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Discount Tire saga - one slow leak Topic is solved
Replies: 32
Views: 678

Re: Discount Tire saga - one slow leak Topic is solved

I have a HF tire mounter and balancer to aviod these problems. Problem is the mounting/demounting tool doesn't work very well on low profile tires. It worked very well for the V70 (205/55R16), I hope it will work for our new V60 with 50 series 17" wheels,but I am skeptical. Worth noting, new modern ...
by ljsommar1
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Discount Tire saga - one slow leak Topic is solved
Replies: 32
Views: 678

Re: Discount Tire saga - one slow leak Topic is solved

I suspect its being posting on a popular web site entered into the decision making process for the manager at DTD.
by ljsommar1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 climate control backlights
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: V70 climate control backlights

When I was having problems with my DIM, one of the first problems exhibited was missing the backlighting of one or two of the gauges and the high beam indicator.If I hit the dashboard they sometimes resumed functioning. I am not saying it has to be that but I did experience very similar symptoms. I ...
by ljsommar1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 climate control backlights
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: V70 climate control backlights

Sounds like typical DIM issues that affected early P2 models. Read up on it. There are many repair services available.
by ljsommar1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Question about IPD control arms?
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Question about IPD control arms?

I was faced with the same dilemma 8+ years and around 90K miles ago. l went with IPD controls arms and end links. The control arms held up well but one bushing was very slightly torn, so I pressed in new bushings before inspection at 220K miles. IPD’s endlinks are very difficult to counter hold so I...
by ljsommar1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Getting jitter in the steering wheel after flushing the power steering fluid Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Getting jitter in the steering wheel after flushing the power steering fluid Topic is solved

I am almost certain that you are correct, you still have air in the system (don’t ask why I am so confident). It should eventually work its way out but it may take quite some time. What I did was lift the drive wheels off the ground and then turn the wheel from lock to lock. It will still take a lot...
by ljsommar1
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: High Beam/dashboard lighting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: High Beam/dashboard lighting issue

I experienced very similar symptoms on my 2002 V70. The solution for me was a replacement (junkyard) headlight switch. If that is your problem, the switch replacement is a 2-5 minute job. Open drivers door, remove panel, insert hand, squeese tabs on switch, push switch forward, disconnect connector,...
by ljsommar1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO...sold back to owner #smile Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO Topic is solved

I enjoy this site way too much to ever leave, I especially enjoy your wierd sense of humor.
Hopefully I will only continue to need advice for the V70. My wife loves the new V60. It is plush-- way too plush for the likes of me.
by ljsommar1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO...sold back to owner #smile Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO Topic is solved

I enjoy this site too much to ever leave. I especially get a kick out of your off kilter humor.

My wife really likes the new V60. It is really plush-- way too plush for the likes of me.
by ljsommar1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO...sold back to owner #smile Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO Topic is solved

I don't know how to delete this post but car is no longer for sale. I decided to sell my truck (1998 Ranger w 274K miles) instead.I had mixed feelings about selling either one, so I put up both and the truck sold. End of story.
by ljsommar1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO...sold back to owner #smile Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO Topic is solved

I forgot to note car still gets 34 mph on highway, 26-27 mpg overall. It has no oil leaks. in fact no fluid leaks at all. When I last changed the oil (220K with 0W 40) the engine shield was completely clean. I am confident this car will reach 300K + with continued proper care. Car is blue.
by ljsommar1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Well I went and did it new V60
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Well I went and did it new V60

June, I didn't think of that (oil comsumption) but I bet you are right. It is fusion red, my wife's choice, but I like it. I am tired of black and grey cars. I specially ordered it with 17" wheels and the ride is very nice. We ordered the T5 Momentum and it has more than enough power for us (you wou...
by ljsommar1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO...sold back to owner #smile Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 221

2002 V70 220 K miles $1200 OBO...sold back to owner #smile Topic is solved

2002 V70 220K miles. Completely up to date with all maintenance. Recent PA inspection (due 9/2020), passed with no issues at all. -2nd owner, all records since new, all manuals, original window sticker, etc -car was dealer maintained exclusively until we purchased it (78K). Maintained by an anal fan...
by ljsommar1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Well I went and did it new V60
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Well I went and did it new V60

Picked up a new 2020 V60. This will be my wife's car. Love the car but there are some really annoying features, in particular it of course, has no dipstick. I would like to talk to the engineer who decided that that was a good idea. The dealership tells me that there is no way for Vida to enable the...