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by reverend
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Good Volvo shop in San Antonio, TX area?
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Good Volvo shop in San Antonio, TX area?

We have one Volvo dealer locally, but I haven't been entirely impressed with their work (and $150/hr stings) so if there's a reputable Volvo shop nearby, I'm all ears.

Or maybe it'll be better to ask in the P2 subforum?
by reverend
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Vida 2014A can’t type username
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Vida 2014A can’t type username

Going from memory, wasn't that because it expired and you need to extend the date and repatch it?
by reverend
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: DIY: Battery info for P2 cars (1998-2006 S80, 2000-2009 S60, 2000-2007 V70, 2002-2014 XC90)
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: DIY: Battery info for P2 cars (1998-2006 S80, 2000-2009 S60, 2000-2007 V70, 2002-2014 XC90)

YEah, that's an H6 battery. I use H8 in mine. With these cars being so sensitive to battery voltage, I want all the electrons I can get. That's why I swapped out the H6 with H8. * By the way, I forgot I changed my battery in the 03 S80 and here is mine. Check yours and compare dimensions? https://co...
by reverend
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Significant Front Vibration
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Significant Front Vibration

Stick the front wheels in the back and vice versa and see if the vibration moves/changes. A bad tire can do very weird things and not LOOK bad - and remember that you can balance a SQUARE tire (which is why road-force balancing is a thing). I'd start there before I go through the hassle of swapping ...
by reverend
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Alignment issues?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Alignment issues?

Well, it turns out that the SHORT answer is that it was the alignment all along. The local dealer never got it right. The longer story: I needed new tires, but I wanted to get my alignment sorted. The local shop did my alignment and found a marginal inner tie rod end, so I ordered the parts (lifetim...
by reverend
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: DIY: Battery info for P2 cars (1998-2006 S80, 2000-2009 S60, 2000-2007 V70, 2002-2014 XC90)
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: DIY: Battery info for P2 cars (1998-2006 S80, 2000-2009 S60, 2000-2007 V70, 2002-2014 XC90)

I'm so bummed they don't carry H8 batteries (where I live) or I would hands down go to Costco for batteries. It's only Interstate batteries locally, and no H8. Costco has the most reasonably priced batteries with 36 months 100% warranty policy. They give you the full price back under warranty and yo...
by reverend
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Performance Upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Performance Upgrades

The price I quoted is AutoZone's current sale price for a gallon jug of Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc LV synthetic transmission fluid. Don't the 2002s use 3309 trans fluid? If so, using Dex/Merc fluid would cause ugly issues, no? #3) I'd consider and oil change using either Mobil1 0W-40 or Castrol 0W-...
by reverend
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Clunking sound front wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Clunking sound front wheels

You can USUALLY tell the sway bar links by grabbing them and yank/push/pull on it like a madman (grab it, then shake it like you're throttling your best friend after you found out he slept with your girlfriend). If it rattles/clunks, it needs replacement. If it's solid, it's LIKELY not it. It can be...
by reverend
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T AWD Oil Change
Replies: 21
Views: 895

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T AWD Oil Change

I've had issues with the cap wrench getting stuck to the cap, and apparently I wasn't the only one as this little spider tool is highly recommended: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083N1PPSY I used to drive a lot more and change the oil every 12000 miles, so I installed a Fumoto valve to avoid de...
by reverend
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Looking to purchase my first Volvo : XC70
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: Looking to purchase my first Volvo : XC70

I whipped up a little buyer's guide here; https://www.robdiesel.com/wordpress/2016/05/p2-volvo-v70-and-s60-buyers-guide/ Basically, I'd aim for a 2007 XC70 - but test drive it first. If you think you can live with how it drives, you'll like it more and more with a proper tune (I put the Polestar tun...