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by ecbsykes
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: A General Thank You!
Replies: 16
Views: 144

Re: A General Thank You!

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by ecbsykes
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70: can you fit a push mower in trunk? Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: 98 S70: can you fit a push mower in trunk? Topic is solved

I've put a standard engine-driven lawnmower in the back of my 2000 V70XC a number of times, no issues. Just had to lower the handle.

PS. Between leaks and mechanical issues, the sunroofs tend to be nothing but issues on these car. You're not missing out too much.
by ecbsykes
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Going into park trans.
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Going into park trans.

Check the torque link that attaches the transmission to the subframe. If it's never been replaced, there's a good chance it's rotted out and allowing a lot of movement between gears. As far as the transmission internals go, definitely a good idea to keep the fluid nice and clean. A series of drain +...
by ecbsykes
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC - how do you know if awd is working correctly?
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: 2000 V70 XC - how do you know if awd is working correctly?

Damn, nice ressurection of a 6 year thread. At this age and presumable miles, most AWD systems from the 97-00 range are fried. I took my drive shaft and angle gear out almost 10 years ago and haven't looked back. Only downside is the occasional small dribble of ATF I get from my jury-rigged angle ge...
by ecbsykes
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: tearing out what is left of my hair, 2000 V70 XC: P0442 Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: tearing out what is left of my hair, 2000 V70 XC: P0442 Topic is solved

I have a 2000 XC and had this issue. Took off the round plate in rear trunk area above the fuel tank and had a small hose cracked open.
by ecbsykes
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 weird coolant hose leak
Replies: 16
Views: 336

Re: 99' S70 weird coolant hose leak

I had this happen years ago. THere may be some creative solutions, but honestly the safest and most reliable long term bet will be to replace the radiator. I always try and be careful dealing with that nipple and the drain plug on the radiator.
by ecbsykes
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Have you bought a brand new P80?
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Have you bought a brand new P80?

My dad bought my 2000 XC in Feb of that year, of course I was only 9 years old so most of my experience in it was growing up in the rear seats. He gave it to me in 2008 during my first year at college and it's been with me on hundreds of aventures ever since. If I could have a new car right now, I w...
by ecbsykes
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: The Resurrection of (10/1998 to 01/2021) Elizabeth 1999 V70T5M56 Cylinder Head Job
Replies: 181
Views: 4858

Re: The Resurrection of (10/1998 to 01/2021 )Elizabeth 1999 V70T5M56 Cylinder Head Job

I was impressed. And they never dumped the fuel, which is interesting. Over a city, not high enough, no time? Or no need, as it was flying just fine on one engine as designed? But heavy, right, with a non-stop to Hawaii? Speaking as a layman here - The way that engine was shaking in the mounts, may...
by ecbsykes
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Fluid in compressor housing (TD04-HL 15G)
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Fluid in compressor housing (TD04-HL 15G)

I mean, water is water and coolant is coolant. I don't think there's any other reasonable explanation for what you've got there. It is possible coolant could leak from the seal inside the turbo, but usually that would also lead to a fair amount of white smoke out the back of the exhaust. If you're p...
by ecbsykes
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: Fluid in compressor housing (TD04-HL 15G)
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Fluid in compressor housing (TD04-HL 15G)

If it's not coolant, I agree with your assessment that cold and wet conditions likely just caused a good amount of condensation build up. Some harder driving at operating temp should clear that right up.