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by E Showell
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70, low-ish miles, owner says it needs a new cat. Am I nuts to consider?
Replies: 6
Views: 103
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Re: 2001 V70, low-ish miles, owner says it needs a new cat. Am I nuts to consider?

If sitting for a while you may need to replace the brakes, more or less. Rotors will be rusted, calipers may be seized or on way to seizing. Not inexpensive if a complete refresh is required.
by E Showell
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Interior color info found via VIN Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 185
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Re: Interior color info found Topic is solved

Don't forget the green check mark so we know the issue is resolved.
by E Showell
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 786
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Re: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?

I do a lot of highway driving. Everything gets up to temperature and the water gets boiled off.
by E Showell
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 786
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Re: OEM Exhaust rusted after four years. Recommendations?

No, I don't "flatten," I actually hacksaw them into small enough pieces to fit in whatever box I happen to have at hand. (usually an FCP box). That has involved leaving the resonator intact and just trimming the pipes to fit. When I do that, I make sure the failure point is obvious and far away from...
by E Showell
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 86
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Re: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses

Expecting the new engine will put an end to it. Guessing leak is from an oil line to turbo, but am not familiar with turbo plumbing on these cars. Mechanic said evidence of years worth of oil leakage on heater hoses -- somewhat surprising for an extensively dealer-serviced car. My mechanic also said...
by E Showell
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 86
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Re: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses

New hoses already on order. Don't want used in that application and I'm not a fan of buying critical rubber parts used.

Still interested in reactions to the split loom idea.
by E Showell
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 86
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Re: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses

Yep. Needed that like a second rectum. Head gasket failure. Choice was head r&r or replacement engine. Cost was about the same, so I went with a used engine with 78k miles versus the 212k plus on the existing.
by E Showell
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 86
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2006 V70 R -- heater core hoses

I am in the throes of an engine replacement. My mechanic notes the heater core inlet and outlet hoses appear swollen from years of oil seepage (I believe from the turbo oil line) and recommended replacement. I agree with the recommendation. Assuming the condition may recur in time, does it make sens...
by E Showell
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70 Xc Car locks itself. Wiring or Module? Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 294
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Re: Car locks itself. Wiring or Module? Topic is solved

I want to say Roddy McDowell (and I didn't Google it -- and you'll know that if I'm wrong), but then I may be going all "Planet of the Apes" on you -- "The Beast," indeed. . .

And I should have read the first point of your reply more carefully.