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by E Showell
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 R AWD auto; PO420
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 2006 V70 R AWD auto; PO420

Stock downpipe.
by E Showell
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 R AWD auto; PO420
Replies: 2
Views: 57

2006 V70 R AWD auto; PO420

Getting a catalyst efficiency code - PO420. Dumped a bottle of Cataclean in the tank. Any suggestions if that doesn't clear it up?
by E Showell
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 misfiring in cylinder 3 no compression
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 misfiring in cylinder 3 no compression

Definitely not worth doing the PCV now. Two realistic choices:1) viking funeral; 2) engine swap.
by E Showell
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: $400! Cheaper key replacement? 2011 XC60
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: $400! Cheaper key replacement? 2011 XC60

See if you can find a place called "The Keyless Store" near you. Franchised operation. Cheaper than dealer chipped keys and fobs.
by E Showell
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Westu37's 2004 XC70 build thread......
Replies: 10
Views: 95

Re: Westu37's 2004 XC70 build thread......

I've got the special lock ring tool if I don't return it because I don't need it.
by E Showell
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBD2 reader for less than $100
Replies: 15
Views: 141

Re: OBD2 reader for less than $100

This weekend won't work for me either.
by E Showell
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBD2 reader for less than $100
Replies: 15
Views: 141

Re: OBD2 reader for less than $100

Probably clear it with my VIDA. If you're willing to drive to NW NJ, we can give it a try.
by E Showell
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Safety Recall R220 -- Leaky fuel pump (Southern States)
Replies: 0
Views: 63

P2 Safety Recall R220 -- Leaky fuel pump (Southern States)

R220 is a ten-year-old safety Recall applying to southern states vehicles.

I've got the leak now, but not in the south.

Has anyone succeeded in getting coverage for this not in the affected states?
by E Showell
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: P80 V70 Nautic Blue Rear Bumper Cover Topic is solved
Replies: 1
Views: 379

P80 V70 Nautic Blue Rear Bumper Cover Topic is solved

$75 local pick up in Long Valley, N.J.
by E Showell
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: For Sale 2000 V70, Medford NJ $800
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: For Sale 2000 V70, Medford NJ $800

I've got a hood and possibly ETM for that car. Hood would need to be painted to match if you care about that kind of thing.
by E Showell
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: '99 V70 Fwd, Auto, Base 230k+ Miles Topic is solved
Replies: 1
Views: 329

'99 V70 Fwd, Auto, Base 230k+ Miles Topic is solved

Our nautic blue V70 wagon, a/ka the Shaggin' Wagon (name courtesy of daughter), is on the block. Well-maintained, needs rear calipers (I have them). Rear pads and rotors in good shape. Small oil leak from the block - most likely head gasket issue. I have been driving it like this for quite some time...
by E Showell
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts
Replies: 64
Views: 6136

Re: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts

Harry's now forbids Sawzalls. Some joker cut off the entire front end of a car to access the engine. Another destroyed a complete floor to access a transmission, thus no more Sawzalls.
by E Showell
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

Re: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?

I thought Magic Eraser wasn't for smooth, shiny surfaces.
by E Showell
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!

That plastic trim will come back very nicely if scrubbed with TSP (trisodium phosphate), rinsed with water, dried, then coated with "Wipe Nu.". About $13/package which will easily do a full set of XC trim.
by E Showell
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '07 S80 3.2 - Dumping Windshield Washer Fluid - Fixed
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: '07 S80 3.2 - Dumping Windshield Washer Fluid - Fixed

Jimmy -- Correct about the pressure. That's why I zip tied it at both ends.
by E Showell
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '07 S80 3.2 - Dumping Windshield Washer Fluid - Fixed
Replies: 3
Views: 140

'07 S80 3.2 - Dumping Windshield Washer Fluid - Fixed

So , the Mrs.' sedan had turned the process of filling the washer fluid reservoir into an instant shoe wash station. Diagnosis required removing the front bumper cover -- pretty simple, but the Vida instructions are wrong. They call for removing three fasteners to the aft of the splash shield which ...
by E Showell
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!

Re: Seats. The seating surfaces are leather, coated with a rubberized dye/paint. Other surfaces vinyl. Baby wipes with an old fashioned shoeshine action work a treat on the steering wheel. Magic eraser on the door panels, but not on any glossy surface. My "book" is called MVS. Never bought any kind ...
by E Showell
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!

Baby wipes will work pretty well on the steering wheel.
by E Showell
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!

Pete's correct on the springs. Lesjofors. And I should care more about the umlaut over the second "o" than I do, since I actually speak Swedish, but I can't figure it out on the phone, so. . .
by E Showell
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

+1 on the Volvo plugs and Zimmerman rotor, Akebono pad combo for brakes. Works well for me and I'm in a hilly area. For ATF, use the correct spec. fluid. Toyota ATF (of the proper spec) is compatible and way less expensive than the Volvo stuff. I would suggest a transmission drain and fill. You are ...
by E Showell
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

Sometimes you just have to kiss a lot of frogs. In my area I'll bet the XCs outsold the Vs 3:1. High soccer mom concentration. Specific model, I would argue, is less important than service history and condition. Find a good one that's been cared for and it can be a treat. Your maintenance costs on A...
by E Showell
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

As my very British grandfather used to say:"T'was patience and per-sevrance, t'made the Bishop of His Reverence."

You might be better off. You don't need either AWD or the turbo of the XC if you're going to be using the car in Atlanta.
by E Showell
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield washer fluid leak
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Windshield washer fluid leak

Accessible how?
by E Showell
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield washer fluid leak
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Windshield washer fluid leak

I think it's a pretty complete drain, but if memory serves, only when you activate the washer. That suggests to me the reservoir itself is OK.
by E Showell
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield washer fluid leak
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Windshield washer fluid leak

'07 S80 3.2 FWD, auto. 145k miles. When the reservoir gets filled, the washer fluid immediately leaks out I've heard a common failure is the hard plastic lines going to the high pressure headlight washers. FCP stocks replacement lines, but there is a chassis break that cuts off before ours and FCP d...
by E Showell
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

To Steve's (abscate's) point about parts cost -- Volvo parts are less expensive than BMW parts (I'll take his word for that), but they become downright affordable when you buy from MVS sponsor FCPEuro, with it's lifetime warranty. Other parts suppliers may do the same. I think eEuroparts may be anot...
by E Showell
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

I agree with BlackBart. You don't need the extra expense, weight and complexity of AWD in Georgia, but is it your long-term plan to live in Georgia? If you are there for school and moving back to, for example, Maine on graduation, the calculus may change. I never needed the turbo either. Many will c...
by E Showell
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Thanks to all who offered ideas, insight and suggestions throughout this saga. I appreciate all of the care and consideration.
by E Showell
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

So, I have owned '98 P 80 fwd 5 spd stick V70; 2006 P2 fwd auto, non-turbo; (wrecked, not my fault); 2005 T5 V70 5 spd (ran off road in fog); 2004 XC 70 and 2006 V70 R auto. Hands down, the most practical and comfortable of them all was the '04 XC 70. Though gas mileage is not great and bears some c...
by E Showell
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Back from mechanic. Had him install new Volvo TB harness and new XeModex TB. Car is running like a top. Still don't really know what the problem was since it was cheaper to install both components at the same time, I could not do a truly scientific method single variable analysis.
by E Showell
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

I suspect it is and always has been a harness, not TB issue. Perhaps I was unclear. I have no paperwork suggesting the throttle body was ever changed prior to me swapping in a junkyard unit. The part numbers for the junkyard unit and the factory original TB it replaced are identical, both ending in ...
by E Showell
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

So my independent Volvo expert purports to be a little stumped as well. He claims no communication from TB and asserts it is a failed throttle body. (This is the used TB I got from Harry's). First thing he says is the TB is wrong part # for car. Current TB ends in 553. He says it should be 554. I to...
by E Showell
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 2005 V70 upper driver seat skin repair 39897761
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: P2 2005 V70 upper driver seat skin repair 39897761

First Zappa reference I've seen in an MVS thread. This site gets more interesting by the day.
by E Showell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Took him three minutes to make an initial informed guess as to what was up -- starting the car and being behind the wheel to observe, code reader and visual inspection of engine bay. Said only codes were throttle body related, which pretty much rules out an induction leak.
by E Showell
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Preliminary diagnosis from independent, factory-trained Volvo mechanic is electrical issue in harness or connector between ECM and throttle body. Should have a better idea along about Thursday. Steve -- in my neck of the woods, we can't eliminate rodent chew-through as a cause of wiring harness issu...
by E Showell
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Far as I know, no to both of above questions. Volvo specialist thinks it may be a fault with the wiring harness that goes to the throttle body. He said he has seen them fail.
by E Showell
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Indy has thrown in the towel on it. Taking it to a very well-regarded independent Volvo specialist on Tuesday. Probably report back end of next week.

I have been using this local independent for 15 years. This is the first time he had told me he can't figure out the source of a problem.
by E Showell
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Financial Distress Parts Program
Replies: 82
Views: 42192

Re: Financial Distress Parts Pool

You guys are amazing. Prouder than ever to be a long term member of this forum.
by E Showell
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '06 V70 R -- DIM Display Flickering
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: '06 V70 R -- DIM Display Flickering

Kinda "spendy" as they say in Oregon.

Unfortunately, not something I'm likely to find at Harry's. Could be an Erie item.
by E Showell
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '06 V70 R -- DIM Display Flickering
Replies: 8
Views: 354

'06 V70 R -- DIM Display Flickering

Daughter reports for 1st 30 min. of operation the digital readouts for messages, odometer, trip odometer are flickering. Loose wire, bad bulbs? We're up around 220k miles. Any suggestions appreciated. I haven't dealt with the digital display before. I have replaced dash bulbs in a P80 before though.
by E Showell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear bulbs (LED) ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Rear bulbs (LED) ?

Bulb longevity is, I suspect, greatly enhanced when you don't use the brakes. :D
by E Showell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear Bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Rear Bulbs

Is anyone other than me annoyed at Volvo for changing the owner's manual so as to make bulb sizing a scavenger hunt? They once featured a picture (rear cover) with bulb specs right on the pic and lines to the appropriate light. Super useful. Newer owner's manual, not so much.
by E Showell
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear Bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Rear Bulbs

One strategy I have thought of for beating a bulb ticket is to carry a few in the glovebox and tell officer warning light just went on, have bulb on hand, but couldn't find a safe place to pull over and change it. Could work. Never tried it.
by E Showell
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

Don't forget the well-known economic phenomenon known as "the endowment effect," i.e., the tendency to overvalue things we own. Seller may be suffering from same.
by E Showell
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

I wouldn't necessarily be fixated on a turbo or AWD drive model either. In the South you almost certainly don't need the AWD (extra expense and weight) and I've never found a non-turbo fwd model inadequate to my needs. With Atlanta traffic you'd never use the turbo anyway. I suggest you broaden your...
by E Showell
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

I never go by a KBB price. Always too high in my experience. I generally look at an average of KBB and Edmunds (always lower than KBB with older vehicles) and negotiate from there. In my area of the country (Mid-Atlantic), Edmunds tends to be a better price guide. I try to educate folks fixated on K...
by E Showell
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

Misc. storage, but no model I've had ever had a door there. Just a vacant cubby.
by E Showell
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AC not working each time it is repaired
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

I have found that the Schrader valve where refrigerant is added often goes bad. Few people ever replace it and it is relatively cheap. I replace it as preventive maintenance if I find my A/C system needing a charge. It is often all I need to do to restore 100% functionality.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Don't know whether ECU fan works. Moot point now. At Indy being checked. I'll post back when I get word as to what the issue is.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Steve -. I would tend to agree with you re: unmetered air. The only thing that makes me think Chris is onto something re: electrical flaw is that the car will run fine when codes are cleared. That suggests a communication error to me.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

I have a roller coaster/mogul field of a steep gravel driveway. Perhaps ECM jolted loose by bouncing up and down the driveway?

Regardless, it is going to my local indie. I need the car, and fiscal year end demands at work will preclude me from getting to it.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

Tell the owner you'll need a half hour test drive.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

I also believe there is heat rejecting film that has little or no tint from some cursory research.
by E Showell
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starbucks,s Awesome 2004 XC70 buy!
Replies: 114
Views: 3202

Re: ...try, try again.

Personally, I'd avoid it because of well-known 2001-2002 model year transmission issues (or do some research and use those issues as a bargaining chip). Black interior in the south could be a deal breaker, but I guess you could try heat-rejecting window film. Note: I have only read about this stuff....
by E Showell
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Not sure what you are referring to as "snorkel." The Over-the-Engine charge pipe came off in November 2019 to do the coils/plugs, but only on the radiator end. Otherwise, was manipulated out of the way on the firewall end, and with very little movement on that end. I would think if I were to have ha...
by E Showell
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Utterly defeated here. Alas, I have discover I am at best a paint-by-numbers-wrench, a/k/a mechanic wannabe. I'll do fine if I already know what the problem is, but, as a diagnostician, my wrenching skills leave much to be desired. Off to the local independent shortly.
by E Showell
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

I'm finding VIDA worse than useless in these circumstances. It really isn't telling me anything.

And it is not at all apparent that you can get a fuel pressure reading out of it. Principal utility seems to be running the battery down.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

I have a spare PEM somewhere. Just have to locate it, and location on vehicle. Never even considered failing PEM. Thanks for that suggestion.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Air cleaner is due for replacement. FCP replacement arriving today/tomorrow. Vacuumed inside of air box. Don't have a fuel pressure gauge. Could be failing fuel pump, but my prior experience with those is binary failure, i.e., it either works or doesn't all of a sudden.
by E Showell
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

I don't know what to believe. VIDA read battery voltage at one point after the charge to 13V at 10.something volts. Multimeter said 12.7. Five months short of sell by date on a 60 month battery. I'm thinking I should just replace it and take battery out of the equation since it will probably die ove...
by E Showell
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Chris -- have not tried reseating the ECM.

Battery holding at 13.03 V after overnight 10 amp charge and 2 + hours off the charger. Ambient temp. around 72°F.

I'll hook it up and go for broke.
by E Showell
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Well, I guess it's really about 55% charge, but lower than I like to see. Five year old Interstate "Megatron" 60 month battery. Not sure of the rated amp hours or CCA.
by E Showell
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

The plot thickens. Just put a multimeter on the battery in the car, while connected to the car. Resting voltage reads 12.26 V.

Which, as I understand it, is an expired battery.

Next stop, battery charger.
by E Showell
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Could this be a reprise of Sergio's epic failing starter and compromised flex plate thread? Haven't detected any loud booms so far.
by E Showell
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Ok, so replaced throttle body with junkyard unit. The one that came off the car had part # ending in "53" so FCP's contention I need a "54" appears to be incorrect. After replacing throttle body idle still lumpy. Sought to do a "TB adaptation" but I must have VIDA Lite because nowhere did I see that...
by E Showell
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Disappointing Harry's Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

I could call Erie. Throttle body =$175. Harry's TB =$26.
by E Showell
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

VIDA back on it.

No misfire codes. Faulty throttle code.

Sort term fuel trim both sensor banks at zero (open loop). Long term trim both banks at 99%. Not sure what all that means as it relates to throttle, but VIDA readout said idle rpm at 200.

This looks like a throttle body problem to me.
by E Showell
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Disappointing Harry's Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Disappointing Harry's Experience

As some of you may know, Harry's U Pull It in West Hazelton, Pa. is my go to junkyard. I had a disappointing experience there yesterday. To wit, the on-line inventory did not closely correlate with actual inventory on the ground, and not in a good way. There were far fewer Volvos on the ground than ...
by E Showell
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC70 Front Suspension Issue?
Replies: 0
Views: 63

'04 XC70 Front Suspension Issue?

While chasing my misfire issue (another long forum thread), I noticed that the rubber donuts that sit above the strut tower inside the engine bay do not sit flush against the top of the strut towers (both sides). On every other Volvo I've owned, they have always sat perfectly flush. There is between...
by E Showell
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

So, not solved. Son went to use car for work this morning. Lumpy idle back. I'm going to have to put VIDA back on the job and see if I can glean any more useful data. Bad throttle body? Pulled two throttle bodies at Harry's yesterday, but part numbers don't correlate to what FCP says I need. Ones I ...
by E Showell
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 V70 AWD - misfire at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: 2005 V70 AWD - misfire at idle

Not a steel insert, it's a hose clamp, I'm betting.
by E Showell
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

The new coils all had new boots. I did not detect any holes or tears on the plug boots when I swapped them around.

More and more I am thinking failed MAF.

Ran like a champ when I pulled the MAF electrical connector, but I am not getting any MAF-specific codes on VIDA.
by E Showell
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

Latest update -ECM 91B7 -Throttle Valve, faulty signal. Looks like could be time for a new throttle body, no?

On starting today, rough, lumpy idle with rpm fluctuations, felt like cylinder misses, but no codes for cylinder misfires.

Bad throttle body looks like the issue.
by E Showell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

So VIDA had given me misfire and another code ECM 130A - induction leak. If I have a bad MAF will it give a MAF-specific code, or could the cylinder misfire codes be the only codes I'll ever see? Here's my issue. Since the misfire is intermittent, if I switch in a couple different coils and it goes ...
by E Showell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

So, intermittent Misfire back today. Spoke with mechanic who suspects two of the new coils could be bad. I'll swap out with some of the old coils and check it out. Failing MAF is also a possibility. Watch this space. I'll keep it updated.
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Missing -Updated Topic is solved

Moisture is the verdict. Sat in direct sun on the driveway for about three hours and got heated up. Took MAF off started and idled fine. Plugged MAF back in, started and idled fine. Took for 20 min. drive. No reduced power. All fine. Thanks for playing along at home.
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Missing -Updated Topic is solved

But VIDA did not give me a MAF-specific code, or is "misfire" the most specific code I'll get for a MAF failure?
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Missing -Updated Topic is solved

Ok, so I went to go for that heat-everything-up-burn-off-the-moisture run. So, no CEL, but "reduced engine performance" message. Stumbling idle. I can stand on the accelerator and at 2000 rpms I'm managing about 10-15 mph max. Is this limp mode? If so, I would be expecting a CEL. I can give it more ...
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 02 V70 2.4T - Screws that hold the Charge Air Pipe in place?
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: 02 V70 2.4T - Screws that hold the Charge Air Pipe in place?

That's a junkyard part for me. I try to grab a couple when I go. Easy to lose.
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Missing Topic is solved

Checked records and plugs were replaced on Veteran's Day 2019 (11/11) have approx. 5 k miles (less) on them.

Same with coil packs, less than 5 k miles. I have my plastic cam cover off, so my bet is moisture.
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

Re: '04 XC Engine Missing Topic is solved

Coil packs installed months ago, but I will double check grounds and looms. Thanks.
by E Showell
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved
Replies: 105
Views: 2886

'04 XC Engine Misfiring-Further Updated (Moisture ruled out - possible defective coils, bad MAF) Topic is solved

'04 XC 184 K miles. Recent oil and filter change. Newish plugs (Volvo turbo plugs) and all five ignition coils (Bosch). VIDA reveals following ECM codes: ECM 3503 - Misfire, at least one cylinder, emission agitation ECM 3543 - Misfire Cylinder 4, emission agitation ECM 3553 - Misfire Cylinder 5, sta...
by E Showell
Sun May 31, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Poor MPG for my 2006 2.5T S60 at 89K
Replies: 34
Views: 3657

Re: Poor MPG for my 2006 2.5T S60 at 89K

I regularly get 25 mpg combined in 2006 AWD, auto V70R, using 93 octane gas, but I'm driving for mileage -- gentle acceleration, in behind (but not tailgating) trucks/busses and coasting on every downhill with foot off the gas.
by E Showell
Fri May 29, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 0il leak
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: 0il leak

Up high passenger side could be front cam seals.

How's the crankcase pressure? Will it pass the glove test? If not, your oil leak may be caused by a need for a full PCV service.
by E Showell
Thu May 28, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Known Engine builders
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Known Engine builders

The other place I found an engine was Leesville Automotive in Edison? Or maybe Elizabeth, N.J. Leesville had an excellent reputation with my local independent mechanic. But shipping from N.J. could be steep. Leesville was more expensive for a higher mileage engine, but had a better guarantee which i...
by E Showell
Thu May 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Known Engine builders
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Known Engine builders

I had my engine shipped from Specialized German in Rancho Cordova, Ca. Not so far from New Mexico. Reach out. They may be able to help. I dealt with Marco. Good guy.
by E Showell
Thu May 28, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Known Engine builders
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Known Engine builders

I had an engine shipped from a yard in California to NJ. I think shipping was around $300. It was one of two engines I had found at the time. The other was way closer to me in NJ. Other terms made CA engine more appealing. (Mostly lower mileage).
by E Showell
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Known Engine builders
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Known Engine builders

My preferred yard is 90 miles away. Same issues. They post a computerized inventory, but all that gives you is year, make, model, color and VIN. Doesn't tell you what might be gone when you get to it.
by E Showell
Wed May 27, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Known Engine builders
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Known Engine builders

X 2 on junkyard swap.
by E Showell
Tue May 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 07 V70R engine. b5254t4 or b5244t5
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: WTB: 07 V70R engine. b5254t4 or b5244t5

I've got one from a 2006 V70 R. Had 220k plus. Needs head gasket.
by E Showell
Tue May 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Volvo clearcoats generally don't see the failure rates of some domestic and older Japanese models. Clearcoat's durability can have some color-based issues. Clearcoat's problems I've experienced in NJ on Volvos were due to failing crash repairs, not bad factory clearcoats.
by E Showell
Tue May 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Texas sun must be brutal on a paint finish. On the plus side, probably not a lot of road salt to worry about.
by E Showell
Tue May 12, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Somebody posted on here recently about bringing tomato soup red paint back to original beauty and it was nothing short of spectacular.
by E Showell
Mon May 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

How long will it take me to do dash mounts in the Shag Wag if that's all I'm doing?
by E Showell
Sun May 10, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 XC70 hard starting only on warm days Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: 2001 XC70 hard starting only on warm days Topic is solved

If you floor the gas pedal when you experience the hard starting, and the car starts right up, that's a quick and dirty diagnostic for bad ECT. Reason being: bad engine coolant temperature sensor generally thinks the engine is cold and dumps in extra fuel to enrich the mixture and facilitate a "cold...
by E Showell
Fri May 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 Rear bumper cover removal
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: 2006 Rear bumper cover removal

Pretty sure same as P80s. Three or four along the inner perimeter of the rear wheel arch, but I haven't actually do it so. . . Grains of salt recommended.
by E Showell
Tue May 05, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How to tell if Timing Belt Service had ever been done ? Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 1187

Re: How to tell if Timing Belt Service had ever been done ? Topic is solved

Alternatively, bent valves and a complete loss of compression after timing belt or tensioner failure is diagnostic of lack of prior timing belt change.
by E Showell
Mon May 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How to tell if Timing Belt Service had ever been done ? Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 1187

Re: How to tell if Timing Belt Service had ever been done ? Topic is solved

There is a sticker that comes with a timing belt change kit that gets applied inside the engine bay. Some mechanics will use permanent marker inside the engine bay. If I see neither, or don't get a receipt on a used car I buy, first thing I do is a full t-belt change, water pump, tensioner, idler.
by E Showell
Mon May 04, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 Volvo XC70 codes P0740 and 2x P0700
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: 2004 Volvo XC70 codes P0740 and 2x P0700

Rick - don't you have to crack those trannies open to get at the filter?
by E Showell
Fri May 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New to Volvo
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: New to Volvo

Synthetic +, premium gas+

You new car will like you.
by E Showell
Fri May 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Vida question..knock knock..
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Vida question..knock knock..

In the year or two up to changing the electrical side of my ignition switch, I got a few knock sensor codes with some sporadic rough running. Could be ignition switch electrical side on the way out. How many miles on the electrical half of the ignition switch?
by E Showell
Fri May 01, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New to Volvo
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: New to Volvo

Just to avoid misunderstanding, I wasn't recommending conventional oil use. Even in NAs I run a semi-synthetic like Mobil 1 at a minimum. I was merely suggesting you didn't need to run, e.g., Redline, a true full synthetic. Notwithstanding it's advertising claims to the contrary and no apparent lega...
by E Showell
Fri May 01, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New to Volvo
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: New to Volvo

For front suspension components, I'd go with Lemforder lower control arms, and I'd use only genuine Volvo sway bar end links. You may need ball joints as well. I don't recall the OE supplier there. Front struts I've not had to change yet on a P2 platform, but Sachs are OEM on the P80 platform and pe...
by E Showell
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New to Volvo
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: New to Volvo

I've run both turbo and non turbo P2 (the platform you have) Volvos. The non turbos have a lot to offer in terms of reduced complexity, i.e., fewer parts to break/service, lack of need to use full synthetic oil and premium gas. I've never felt the NA cars were inadequate. You'll love the seats. It w...
by E Showell
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Parting out a 2004 S60R Auto
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Parting out a 2004 S60R Auto

Price for rubber seal affixed to body (not door) around opening for driver door, shipped to 07853, assuming seal has no holes/tears?
by E Showell
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 Starting and cruising trouble - dealer no help
Replies: 16
Views: 1883

Re: 2004 XC70 Starting and cruising trouble - dealer no help

I had hard starting and vibration in my 04 XC70 at c. 165 K miles. Replaced plugs with genuine Volvo and all coil packs with Bosch. Ran like a top afterward. You're right on schedule for a complete replacement. You can replace a coil at a time if cash is tight, but I tend to do them all at once for ...
by E Showell
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC
Replies: 110
Views: 72796

Re: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC

I did the O rings in my '99 V70 and it didn't help the lifter tick.
by E Showell
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Oak P80 Dash Top
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Oak P80 Dash Top

Nah, If I did that, I would have used a veneer.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Oak P80 Dash Top
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Oak P80 Dash Top

Got a very nice P80 oak (color - not optional wood grain finish) dash top. $75 plus shipping to lower 48.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: need rackless 850 roof trim PN's
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: need rackless 850 roof trim PN's

Surprised it is still available.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Auto, Base, 234K -Front Subframe Bushings Shot?
Replies: 0
Views: 74

'99 V70 Auto, Base, 234K -Front Subframe Bushings Shot?

So, I am getting a pronounced vibration at stoplights when in gear, that disappears when I shift to neutral. The front lower engine mount, the one under the crank pulley, appears to be fine, as far as structural integrity goes, but was bathed in leaking oil (front cam seals?) and the front bolt was ...
by E Showell
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70 r in a salvage yard
Replies: 18
Views: 572

Re: 1999 v70 r in a salvage yard

Front bumper cover is, I believe unique to the R but my knowledge is more P2 specific, so I could be off base there.

DIM with blue-faced guages is an R-specific part that some might want. The Pegasus wheels are almost a necessity if you are running the bigger brakes.
by E Showell
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

For the Latin challenged:. "Beware of lawyers bearing gifts." See Virgil, Aeneid
by E Showell
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 needs A/C compressor Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 needs A/C compressor Topic is solved

You can put a short belt on that bypasses the A/C compressor.
by E Showell
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

Al -- If I recall, you helped me with a short auxiliary belt when I had an A/C compressor issue. I'd love to return the favor. I've got several P80 headlights. You are welcome to one, or components, if that might help solve your problem. Contact by p.m.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC - front drive axle broke off at T
Replies: 36
Views: 5765

Re: 2001 V70XC - front drive axle broke off at T

Check my classifieds, might have what you need. Need your part #.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Fluid Film (lanolin) is my new favorite miracle in a can. Spray and wipe rotor/wheel contact faces each before mounting, and unlikely to have a similar problem next Spring. A little wiping with a FF-sprayed paper towel will sweep away a lot of light surface rust as well. Might consider that before y...
by E Showell
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Frustration with the DIY video set
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Frustration with the DIY video set

I often say: "People who generalize are always wrong."

I was, of course, excepting our beloved Robert Spinner from the unhelpful DIY video set.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Frustration with the DIY video set
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Frustration with the DIY video set

I am increasingly frustrated by the YouTube video crowd, particularly the ones affiliated with commercial enterprises. Case in point -- changing the cabin air filter on '07 S80 3.2. Filter door is held on by plastic clips that were easy enough to release, but seem not to want to go back on. None of ...
by E Showell
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: ISO 03-07 XC70 or S60 Philly area Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: ISO 03-07 XC70 or S60 Philly area Topic is solved

No worries. We look out for each other around here.

I will say I drive Volvos for the crash worthiness and I haven't regretted it. Saved my bacon a couple times now.
by E Showell
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...

Not exactly shocking article. I'm guessing parts prices may rise due to curtailed production and a disrupted supply chain. Also, as more people are without work and have time on their hands, they may start attempting to do their own repairs. I'd expect parts prices to increase over the coming months.
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replaced Driver's Leather Seat Cover -- 98 V70
Replies: 42
Views: 18689

Re: Replaced Driver's Leather Seat Cover -- 98 V70

Sold the car a year ago December and there was one deep crack in the bottom cover. Back was still very nice and I had not maintained them per Elwood's instructions. I'd do the Elwood's again in a dark color. Not so sure about light colors. I'd have to look back for my install date, but I think you c...
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: ISO 03-07 XC70 or S60 Philly area Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: ISO 03-07 XC70 or S60 Philly area Topic is solved

(203) 212-6880. CL CT '07 XC70 135 K miles. Ask $3600. Usual disclaimers.

Posted 10 days ago.
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: ISO 03-07 XC70 or S60 Philly area Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: ISO 03-07 XC70 or S60 Philly area Topic is solved

(516) 303-2765. Phone # for CL add for '04 XC70 in Bellmore, N.Y. (Pretty sure that's Long Island). Color: white. Not my favorite and not super common for these if you want to source color matched junkyard body panels. It does have that rolling refrigerator chic, though. Leather, heated seats, 3rd r...
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB P2 Cabin Air Filter Door
Replies: 0
Views: 79

WTB P2 Cabin Air Filter Door

So the dealership that serviced my '06 V70R for the prior owner hit upon a technique for "speed changing" the cabin air filter. To wit, they undid the front two T20s and rather than undoing the 2 rear most (the ones closest to the front of the car) decided that was easier to just snap the plastic of...
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2000 NA S70 engine, working, Rochester NY (free I think)
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: 2000 NA S70 engine, working, Rochester NY (free I think)

Steve should be interested in that.
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What do you think? Topic is solved
Replies: 24
Views: 496

Re: What do you think? Topic is solved

Those wheels look great, I had a set. I called them Edward Scissorhands wheels because there is no comfortable way to hold them. I got rid of mine for something more user friendly -- swapped them onto my wrecked '06 V70 in the body shop parking lot under cover of darkness. Glad I did. Like I said, t...
by E Showell
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: electrical issues in 2014 S60 after battery change
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: electrical issues in 2014 S60 after battery change

Not difficult at all. If this is the kind of thing that will send you to a mechanic, then you should sell the car now because it will eat you alive.

I am being honest, not tough.
by E Showell
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Flying Blind
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Flying Blind

I think XeModex up in Canada may do a refurb service, but I don't know relative cost. They usually guarantee their work though. They are also a forum sponsor (props to XeModex).
by E Showell
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Flying Blind
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Flying Blind

Could it be DIM (Driver Information Module) failure? Never experienced it myself, but it is a thing.
by E Showell
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 what's still Original on your high mileage P80?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: P80 what’s still Original on your high mileage P80?

'99 V70 Base, FWD, Auto -- Believed Belgian-made 234K Engine Transmission Brake Booster master cylinder ABS Module power steering pump all a/c components radio steering wheel windshield washer pump rear wiper arm & motor Windshield wiper motor window regulators all mirrors spare wheel Grille All bod...
by E Showell
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 Volvo 850 T-5 Killed Another ECT 9186486
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: 95 Volvo 850 T-5 Killed Another ECT

ECT = Engine Coolant Temperature sensor.
by E Showell
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 Volvo 850 T-5 Killed Another ECT 9186486
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: 95 Volvo 850 T-5 Killed Another ECT

As mentioned earlier, a known mode of ECT failure is coolant seepage down the wires. It causes the wire to get brittle and causes a solidified, flaky coolant residue at the electrical connector. You may get lucky just cleaning off the wires/connector.
by E Showell
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stuck Rings?
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Stuck Rings?

My first car was a '68 Type III (Squareback for you non VW enthusiasts). Non runner (stick) bought from my folks for $1 with no functioning reverse. Sweet ride.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...

Doubtful. I don't use a major national insurer.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: electrical issues in 2014 S60 after battery change
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: electrical issues in 2014 S60 after battery change

The window issue probably just needs an auto reset. There's a procedure on earlier model years where you pull a fuse from the fuse panel in the end of the dash when the window is being operated. It is written up on here. Try searching.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...

I just spoke with my auto insurer this morning to revise my premium based on reduced usage. Not a huge saving, but hey, every little bit helps.
by E Showell
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: electrical issues in 2014 S60 after battery change
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: electrical issues in 2014 S60 after battery change

You might have a higher response rate if posted in the appropriate forum.
by E Showell
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stuck Rings?
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Stuck Rings?

Reminder me never to move to Alberta.

Stuck rings are a possibility. Abscate has a secret sauce to add to cylinder bores to free them up. Perhaps he'll share.
by E Showell
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted to Borrow -- Magnetti Marelli Throttle body Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Wanted to Borrow -- Magnetti Marelli Throttle body Topic is solved

Erratic starting, random ETS light (rebuilt Xemodex unit), couldn't restart at gas pump after refueling.
by E Showell
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted to Borrow -- Magnetti Marelli Throttle body Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Wanted to Borrow -- Magnetti Marelli Throttle body Topic is solved

Problem was failure of electrical portion of ignition switch. Not throttle body related.
by E Showell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

Success. Problem was perished ignition switch electrics. Thanks Steve.
by E Showell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Rebuildable Genuine Volvo Axle Cores
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Rebuildable Genuine Volvo Axle Cores

Since nobody asked, one of the part numbers is:

9463752

A second is:

9463753
by E Showell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 T5 ignition switch pinout 9447804
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: 1999 V70 T5 ignition switch pinout

I think this was the help Steve was looking for, for me. Found by cross-reference from another forum -- forgive me father for I have sinned . . . (And I'm not even Catholic, probably makes it 2x as bad.)
by E Showell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 T5 Ignition Switch replacement with Pictures 9447804
Replies: 27
Views: 7210

Re: 1999 V70 T5 Ignition Switch replacement with Pictures 9447804

Steve-- Even the Swedes don't drink Swedish beer. It is that bad. Think Coors Lite, only worse. They resort to fine Danish alternatives, Carlsberg and Tuborg. Pripps Bla (missing diacritical mark) was awful when I was there, but that was four decades ago, so they've had time to improve.
by E Showell
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Rebuildable Genuine Volvo Axle Cores
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Rebuildable Genuine Volvo Axle Cores

Nope. Sorry. But check FCP, they may supply a GKN Axle for that application. Speak with them on the phone to confirm fit first. Their online catalog said the one they shipped me would be fine for an '06 V70R auto, but turns out it only fits a manual. Get the GKN part # and check with GKN too before ...
by E Showell
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: P80 headlights
Replies: 0
Views: 104

P80 headlights

I've got several used P80 headlights in good shape, as well as some component parts stripped from incomplete units. (That's what happens when you clean the garage -- you realize what parts you have laying around. Reach out by pm if you are in need of same.
by E Showell
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Rebuildable Genuine Volvo Axle Cores
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Rebuildable Genuine Volvo Axle Cores

Folks -- I've got a couple rebuildable genuine Vovlo axle cores. One in particular (U.S. driver side -- the short one) came out of a '99 V70 base, auto, fwd. Don't know why it wouldn't also work in a '98 or 2000 P80. FCP is now stocking GKN axles for a variety of applications so we may no longer fac...
by E Showell
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Re: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal

Would that also override the anti theft system? It will crank but the engine won’t start. So perhaps useful to diagnose a bad starter. If it won't even crank notwithstanding lack of the chip in the key that would permit actual starting, that may be a tip off as to a bad starter, or at least allow y...
by E Showell
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Re: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal

I don't think so. Per Steve's instructions, key has to be in and at position 2, so the immobilizer has to be allowed to do its thing. Didn't try w/o key, so don't know if it would work. Suspect not.
by E Showell
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

My dad had a silver century seagull for a while back in the 70s. I don't remember that it started reliably.
by E Showell
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Seagull, I thought those were Albatrosses. Or maybe millstones. They do double duty as anchors when they don't start. And they lay down a nice smokescreen of blue haze behind courtesy of the two stroke mixture.
by E Showell
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Passenger seat-back stuck folded forward
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Passenger seat-back stuck folded forward

If you use cable ties, don't cinch them down tight. They will pull on the stitching of the seams if done up super snug. Don't do them up smaller than a penny so the seat cover can float.
by E Showell
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Re: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal

Thanks Steve. Fired up instantly with a wire between positive battery post and service starter connection.
by E Showell
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

Thanks Rick. Replaced "J" relay with one I had in inventory so either I have 2 bad starter relays, or the ignition switch electrics are bad.

Depending on the chassis break number, I have an extra ignition switch, electrical side, in inventory as well.
by E Showell
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

Could it be a bad starter relay? I probably have a handful of junkyard relays floating around. Who knows, one could even be a starter relay.

Is the starter on a dedicated relay, or would I be losing other stuff as well if the starter relay were bad?
by E Showell
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

Thanks Steve. Car fired right up with a jumper wire. Diagnosis seems to be original ignition switch has given up the ghost at 235 K miles.
by E Showell
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1578

Re: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?

When I remember to do it (usually before a long highway trip), I treat the windows with RainEx. Brilliant stuff.
by E Showell
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

Sorry guys, I appreciate the numbers and diagrams, but they are incomprehensible to me. Now, if the technique could be gleaned from Keats, Milton, Byron I'd be Ok.
by E Showell
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...

They are likely to fall since a lots of folks will be out of work. Tough to buy a car if you don't have any cash coming in. (I am assuming most used car purchases are for cash -- which may not be the case -- but I can't imagine a used car loan would be particularly easy to get if we experience a mas...
by E Showell
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My 850 Turbo wagon was side swiped, now won't move.
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: My 850 Turbo wagon was side swiped, now won't move.

If there is an insurance claim involved and you get grief over it, reach out by PM. I am well versed in NJ auto claims, but in the interest of full disclosure, my experience relates to adjusting a total loss.
by E Showell
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

I'm still fuzzy on the remote starter terminal and associated procedure.
by E Showell
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

Won't start in neutral. Not even turning over. Feels like no juice getting to starter, or bad starter.
by E Showell
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

I don't think the starter is dead since I'm pretty sure the original starter has been replaced (without removing the fan shroud) -- and for my next trick, I will be extracting the transmission through the rear tail gate . . . .
by E Showell
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 415

'99 V70 FWD, Auto, Base, 235K miles -- Toasted PNP? Topic is solved

So, let's have your opinions. The Shaggin' Wagon is giving me the occasional no-start. I know it isn't the battery since all dash lights light up like the proverbial Xmas tree. I turn the key and get lots of lights and no, and I mean zero sound. Last time this happened was about a week ago after a g...
by E Showell
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 S60 T5 AT - engine mgt A Confusing Set of Symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 593

Re: 2007 S60 T5 AT - engine mgt A Confusing Set of Symptoms

Great idea. We should have a new rule that you can only post to the forum in Fedspeak a la Alan Greenspan.
by E Showell
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 S60 T5 AT - engine mgt A Confusing Set of Symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 593

Re: 2007 S60 T5 AT - engine mgt A Confusing Set of Symptoms

Wasn't trying to lay blame, just observing this is a generally pleasant place to be because we mostly discuss car repairs.

And I want my cars to run on regardless of whether my sentences do or don't.
by E Showell
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 S60 T5 AT - engine mgt A Confusing Set of Symptoms
Replies: 34
Views: 593

Re: 2007 S60 T5 AT - engine mgt A Confusing Set of Symptoms

Guys -- Let's lay off the grammar/usage/style police. If a poster clearly describes the automotive problem, and a proposed solution is clearly communicated, let's focus on solving the problem. Mike is admittedly a first time poster. Rick has an extremely high percentage of accurate/helpful answers a...
by E Showell
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 906
Views: 18042

Re: Coronavirus Thread

Time to buy stock in bidet makers.
by E Showell
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 c70 Rear shocks nightmare [links to rear shocks threads FWD] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 868

Re: Rear shocks nightmare! Topic is solved

OK -- Here's a tip that works on the V and S70s, From the photos, looks like it would work on the C70. Don't try to remove that nut at the top of the rear shock, instead remove the shock mount -- two bolts -- with the rear shock still attached to it. You will, of course, have to replace the mount. A...
by E Showell
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts
Replies: 64
Views: 6136

Re: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts

I took my Sawzall into Harry's no problem to harvest a Honda Civic roof for my bro.

And have gotten several sets of nice alloy wheels there at very affordable prices.
by E Showell
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 lug bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: 2004 S60 lug bolts

Junkyard. Probably $1/bolt.
by E Showell
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2007 S 80 FWD 3.2 -- Upper Torque Rod Replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: 2007 S 80 FWD 3.2 -- Upper Torque Rod Replacement Topic is solved

Correction -- Replacing the torque rod wasn't an issue, but during the course of that replacement, I realized that the hydraulic engine mount underneath was shot. When I removed the bolts for the metal cover over that mount, and after replacing the mount, I could not get the upper metal cover bolt h...
by E Showell
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1437

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

When I was contemplating the same procedure I was told pretty universally that the head re-work was 15 hours labor and the engine swap was 18. I can't imagine that has changed.
by E Showell
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Collector Vehicle Status for 2000 V70
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Collector Vehicle Status for 2000 V70

Your particular model year represented the single largest, as in 110,000 plus produced according to a Volvo enthusiast website.
by E Showell
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2007 S 80 FWD 3.2 -- Upper Torque Rod Replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: 2007 S 80 FWD 3.2 -- Upper Torque Rod Replacement Topic is solved

Update:. For me this turned out not to be a one person job. When the bolts were removed, the engine rotated, so that I could then not align the mounting holes. I ended up having to take it to my mechanic. Two people needed to do this job.
by E Showell
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Collector Vehicle Status for 2000 V70
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Collector Vehicle Status for 2000 V70

I may have reading comprehension issues, but I don't see anywhere in the regulatory language where you can get collector status by demonstrating that a limited number of the original production run remains. Rather, I believe the regulation speaks to a limited number being produced initially, without...
by E Showell
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?

I have routinely purchased Borla/Starla mufflers and exhausts from FCP fully expecting them to last no longer than three years. Which, in my experience, proves about right in the Northeast for expected lifetime. I've done this for P80 vehicles where I can't justify doubling the "value" of the vehicl...
by E Showell
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing front struts without being in a rush
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: Replacing front struts without being in a rush

The"business model" comment was not aimed at monetization, just the concept. For me personally, the labor is the biggest hassle. I simply wouldn't want to do the job twice when I could just do it once.
by E Showell
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing front struts without being in a rush
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: Replacing front struts without being in a rush

Not to rain on your business model, but what's the big deal with replacing front struts all at once? Why would anyone want to do that labor twice in a short span? Struts and associated hardware at a steady, not rushed pace is about 3 hrs/ side if I recall. Been a while since I've done it though. Yes...
by E Showell
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: P80 Steering Wheel in Charcoal
Replies: 0
Views: 93

P80 Steering Wheel in Charcoal

P80 steering wheel on good shape. Charcoal color. $50 shipping included.
by E Showell
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 Engine
Replies: 24
Views: 629

Re: S70 Engine

Try some ATP 205 reseal in the crankcase. Might drop consumption even more.
by E Showell
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70

So, ferric phosphate as opposed to ferrous oxide, eh.
by E Showell
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70

So, before I do any more sanding, I may try rust removal with white vinegar and salt. Any spare solution I can use on my fish and chips (although malted vinegar would be better).
by E Showell
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70

Will sand to no rust visible, treat with some form of phosphoric acid solution to convert any remaining oxidation to zinc (or so I am told -- where's a good chemist when you need one?) Then rattle can primer with gloss over followed by fluid film. I am told Fluid Film is the next miracle cure. We'll...
by E Showell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70

Changed to 80 grit sandpaper on a random orbital sander. May go to 60 grit.
by E Showell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

Brink is the manufacturer's name for the OEM Volvo hitch.
by E Showell
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Trailer Hitch -- '04 XC70

So, I picked up a used Volvo trailer hitch and wiring harness for Ruby Red. The tow bar has a bit of surface rust. Current plan is to remove scale with a wire wheel, wipe down with acetone, Rustoleum rattle can primer followed by Rustoleum gloss black. Treat afterwards with Fluid Film as rust protec...
by E Showell
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70R AWD Auto -- Radio Volume Increasing Spontaneously
Replies: 7
Views: 218

2006 V70R AWD Auto -- Radio Volume Increasing Spontaneously

Like the thread title says. -- My radio volume just started increasing spontaneously. 2006 w/ 224 k miles. Any ideas?
by E Showell
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1437

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

You have to admire the confidence of a guy who wrenches in a white shirt. . .
by E Showell
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Getting Ready for Suspension refresh - 99 S70 na fwd
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Getting Ready for Suspension refresh - 99 S70 na fwd

Fine to reuse springs, but I would clean up any rust with a wire wheel and paint with a rust activator/inhibitor. The part number for the Volvo OEM strut mount was updated years ago so that the Volvo strut mounts are all now the heavier duty XC90 mounts, so no need to order those as a separate item.
by E Showell
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved

Somebody ought to be all over that.
by E Showell
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $975 Topic is solved

Like I said, but for that eggcrate grille, too nice to part out.
by E Showell
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $975 Topic is solved

Dirk -- For some reason I can't seem to send PMs. If you PM me an email address or cell number I'll get you some pics and we can go from there. Evan
by E Showell
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?

My '04 window was double pane.
by E Showell
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part-out: $800 Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: 1999 S70 NA For Sale or part out ($1000) Topic is solved

Dirk, I have a steering wheel, same as one in photo.
by E Showell
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?

This is where access to a yard really pays off. I bought a complete door $35, just for the glass. Easier to remove the old window with the used door laying flat on the kitchen counter (i.e., mechanic's workbench) as well.
by E Showell
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?

Window swap isn't too bad. Done one. Too bad it isn't your passenger side window. I have a rusted passenger front door that I removed from Ruby Red that has a good window glass in it.
by E Showell
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: does window on xc 2002 fit v70 2004?

Entire door will fit, but exterior trim is very different.
by E Showell
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New (old) V70! Give me your top 3 junkyard parts/tips-
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: New (old) V70! Give me your top 3 junkyard parts/tips-

I'm betting a lot of cars go to the boneyard with door, body and trunk/tailgate seals still on them. Shame if the seals are good.
by E Showell
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New (old) V70! Give me your top 3 junkyard parts/tips-
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: New (old) V70! Give me your top 3 junkyard parts/tips-

Driver door seal on the body of the car. They tear.
by E Showell
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Using a headlight assembly from a '04 V70 on an '05
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Using a headling assembly from a '04 V70 on an '05

Might get more responses if title matched subject matter -- headlining v. headlight.
by E Showell
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 06-XC70 Delay And Jerks From P to D
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 06-XC70 Delay And Jerks From P to D

2 or 3 more drain and fills with a few miles between each would be on my list of things to do before knowing whether your problem is more serious. My money's on a few more fluid swaps being the cure for your problem.
by E Showell
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Base Auto FWD 230k mi -- Cold Weather No Starts
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: '99 V70 Base Auto FWD 230k mi -- Cold Weather No Starts

Here's my armchair, data-free diagnosis: Put it on VIDA to read the codes without plugging the laptop in to an independent power source (highly recommended). That causes the car battery to power the laptop and the drain is pretty significant. Threw it on an analog charger at 10 amps for about a doze...