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by Georgeandkira
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Only Drained 90oz Of Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 48

Re: Only Drained 90oz Of Coolant

Lots of people swear by citric acid flushes. Citric acid is a common/readily available food chemical. Were cooling system flushes (citric acid flushes to be specific) more commonly done, A larger purchase split among members (the old "group buy") could make sense. And yes, I'm that cheap. Do a clear...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Happy Birthday MVS!!
Replies: 21
Views: 307

Re: Happy Birthday MVS!!

Happy birthday to MVS! If a tee shirt plan gets airborne may I suggest "tall sizes"? Seriously, even quality tees are too short for many. Even if a member has to provide his own AND send it to the "printer" himself, it'd be a good option. PLUS, what could look better than your gal in a long, tantali...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Clunking sound front wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Clunking sound front wheels

So is it a, "clunk", or does it, "rattle a bit"? Test each drop link by exposing them by turning the steering wheel fully in one direction and grab it. If you get any movement, replace 'em. 160K is well beyond their service life. You can see a dead strut (won't extend one bit) and a worn sway bar li...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T AWD Oil Change
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T AWD Oil Change

You will have to coax the old one off. The lugs on the cap will require you to flex the gasket a bit. Beyond that it has nowhere to go.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 XC 70 jerking idle and stop wont shift automatically after start for a few min
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: 2007 XC 70 jerking idle and stop wont shift automatically after start for a few min

Own this car from new? If not, when did you get it. What does, "until recently it has been well maintained", mean? Are there gaps in your knowledge of the car's history. Could someone have installed "super duper -incorrect- spark plugs" in it either before your ownership or by a sincere helper or ev...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Looking to purchase my first Volvo : XC70
Replies: 19
Views: 183

Re: Looking to purchase my first Volvo : XC70

....and that some kid texting while driving doesn't hit me at a red light.
by Georgeandkira
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Towing a Pop-up Camper Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: Towing a Pop-up Camper Topic is solved

Always amazed at how these fools refuse to slow down.
The second snip in abscate's video shows drivers behind a wagging trailer closing in for a better look!
by Georgeandkira
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 2.5T AWD Oil Change
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: 2004 S60 2.5T AWD Oil Change

It's real easy to overthink something like a first oil change. You'll do fine. 1) I spread an old packing blanket between my ramps to catch any flying drops of oil. 2) Many of the "white engines" listed 6.1 qt. as their capacity. There's your 7 quarts. 3) No need to change the oil drain plug unless ...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Abnormal tire wear..
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Abnormal tire wear..

Your camber (chamber) is completely wrong. Look at this 3 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF-z2iPgChg This is what's wrong with your car. Somebody loosened the camber adjustment hardware and got distracted from their work. Or it may have been done maliciously. Too bad your tyres got tr...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Performance Upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Performance Upgrades

#1) It's good you know about your oxygen sensor. How'd you learn it was the O2 sensor? What kind of code reader do you have? Generally speaking it's the upstream one which goes first. Get a DENSO or Volvo replacement. That'll bite into your $1,000 dollar budget right there. Do this first as a bad up...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Performance Upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Performance Upgrades

How many miles on your 2002? Manual or automatic?
How well has your new car been maintained? There may be things you need to do before upping the power.

What's your budget? Are you a "lower springs" kind of guy? Are you including low profile tires?

How'd you blow up your last one?
by Georgeandkira
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

Installed the Bilstein B6 rear shocks this morning. Noticeable improvement with just new rears. BONUS DEVELOPMENT: I suppose covideconomics has lowered the price of the front struts. They're <$200 on RA! Today I see the rears listed at >10% less than the "good price" I paid last Winter. Odd that the...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 Transmission Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: 2004 XC70 Transmission Issues

How many miles are on this trans.?

What manual did those diagrams come from?
by Georgeandkira
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The oil cooler on white engines
Replies: 2
Views: 80

The oil cooler on white engines

These questions regard the oil cooler on the backside of the 5 cylinder engines. It has 2 hose connections. The cooler has a flat side which mounts against the engine with 2 seals. I assume the seals press against piping within the engine. What flows where? I'm guessing the cooler has oil pumped thr...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

Do what so many do nowadays.....set up a "Go Fund Me" page for the fine and insurance premium increase.
Then, if no ticket arrives keep the funds.

Oil + filter change, trannie D&F, P/S reservoir D&F.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Popping/backfiring sound when idling
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: Popping/backfiring sound when idling

Time WAS that "backfiring through the carb" was associated with lean conditions. I don't know if today's hardware and software allow such a thing to occur. Be easy whilst removing the spark plugs. I've taken to cracking them free and adding a fews drops of oil down the well and "back 'n forthing" th...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Strange oil leak near front engine mount S60 2001
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Strange oil leak near front engine mount S60 2001

The color and the appearance of it having collected in the forward seam suggests a slurry to me. Driving over fresh white paint stripes on a dirt road in the rain lately? Can you gouge out a sample with a veining tool (please excuse the wood carving tool reference) and burn it? The resulting flame c...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Where to get VIDA?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Where to get VIDA?

Thanks for answering so fast.

I knew a guy with VIDA who was complaining it running slowly. He had installed it on Windows 7.

I am not proficient at loading software.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Where to get VIDA?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Where to get VIDA?

And what kind of program did you use to load it? (if that's the correct wording) I ask because I heard Windows 10 is necessary. However of the 3 versions available (Office, XP and Pro, I believe), one doesn't work. Also, how for back will these programs go? Do they go back further than 1999? Thanks ...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield Wiper Fluid Tank Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Windshield Wiper Fluid Tank Leak

Mine looked like the top one.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield Wiper Fluid Tank Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Windshield Wiper Fluid Tank Leak

This just came up.

Go here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=94652

In my case, the thimble-sized sieve/grommet would've been better installed with a slight smear of sealant before shoving back into the reservoir.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Car hard to start in morning
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Car hard to start in morning

+1 on RHP's suggestion.
Perhaps "a clogged fuel filter issue" is what qwertyjjj meant to type?
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"

I too like nice, hard brakes. My '76 Ford E100 van had 100% no-play, instantly contacting, perfect (swear word) brakes. While doing front rotor replacement and a rear pad slap on a neighbor's Chrysler van we chatted. He complained that the van and every car he's ever owned had distressingly soft fee...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield washer fluid leak
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Windshield washer fluid leak

There's a combined sieve/grommet/coupling which can pop out of the reservoir's side.
I popped mine back in and all was well. Recently it seems a sealant is needed.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Radiator cracked car overheated!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Radiator cracked car overheated!!!

Beatcha! The deer which jumped in front of me was $1,600. Seriously, I'm still wrapping my head around an idling engine launching its oil up and out of a dip stick pipe. OK, the radiator cracked, coolant leaked out and an overheat condition occurred. We'll see if the OP joins the "15W-40 jug buyers"...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 S60: Instrument panel not working
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: 2002 S60: Instrument panel not working

There are numeric labels and or stencils on the back.

XeMODeX and Cluster Fix are two companies.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dorman Haldex Pump
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Dorman Haldex Pump

Ford/Mercury products used these pumps too so Dorman added them to their catalog. I'd give the Dorman unit a shot. See if there's a guarantee. Also, last I heard, Dorman sold only to those with an account. You may have to order it at a local parts shop. That'll be good as there'll be an avenue for a...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Radiator cracked car overheated!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Radiator cracked car overheated!!!

After an episode like that would you think scanning for codes is a good idea?

I never saw a reader display "pending codes" but they say such codes are out there.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Yet another 2001 volvo question
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Yet another 2001 volvo question

Ha-ha, you still are!
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Yet another 2001 volvo question
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Yet another 2001 volvo question

That I do not know. Seems like a simple enough question to ask.

The TCM download I got for my '02 11 years ago was part # 30677036.

At that time I didn't know enough to ask what the download covered.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield side trim
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Windshield side trim

Oh yes. The trim began speaking to me at highway speeds. I have an attractive length of packing tape holding my molding in place. The inboard (black "rubber") edge of these moldings is dry and crumbling. I'm resigned to living with that. Will these clips just pop into place? I'd expect them to key i...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Automatic Transmission fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Automatic Transmission fluid

The fluid has likely not been serviced before. Expect near black fluid to drain. I wouldn't add anything until I got the fluid nearer red. Reaching said cleanliness can involve several drain & fills or a pump-out. See if Aisin fluid is available. Aisin made your unit and is what I used for my last d...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Yet another 2001 volvo question
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Yet another 2001 volvo question

It would appear so.
Did you mention that at write-up time?

Maybe an inexperienced mechanic was thrown onto your car and didn't know to look.
That feature was so bad many were under the impression it was removed summarily from all the early P2's.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield side trim
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Windshield side trim

Thanks for the part numbers.

Do you know if I can work these clips into place with the trim piece essentially in place? While driving it lifts but it's still attached at the windshield's base and at the roof.

Thanks
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Windshield side trim
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Windshield side trim

I've a 2007 V70 which has loose windshield molding on it's right side. This is the 37mm (1-7/8") body colored molding with the black accent on the inboard side. It travels up to a point beneath the Eurorails forward foot. Is there a clip under it which has vanished? Is this where those yellow clips ...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Automatic Transmission fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Automatic Transmission fluid

Are you draining and filling the sump (~3.5 liters) or something more?
Kilometerage, please
Any operational problems?
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear Bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Rear Bulbs

My gripe with rear lamps is with the odd holders the bulbs go into first.

I have a brake light holder/socket which is not making contact well. Plus a position lamp just went out so I best get back to it.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

A fortnight late responding to MoVolvos: Yes, I'm definitely in the "0W-40 is practically universal oil" camp. It's just that I had open bottles of the Castrol 0W-30 and a few others to make my fill. From what I read, the Castrol 0W-30 is on the thicker side of the "30 to 40" spectrum of in-service ...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Disappointing Harry's Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Disappointing Harry's Experience

Needed a yaw sensor for the in law's XC-90. FYI: It lives under the front passenger seat (with an amplifier?) and gets wet from open windows and clogged AC drains. Chuck & Eddie's in Connecticut, and other yarders, told me such sensors aren't even in the computer program junkyards use so they don't ...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

Castrol 0W-30 made my Ranger's 4.0 run silently. I've become a Castrol fan. Today I raised my air cleaner box in order to change a wee 5W5 side marker light. It's actually laughable that the blinker socket is removed to gain access. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it was that simple. I need a replaceme...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel filter preference 2.4 N/A S60
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Fuel filter preference 2.4 N/A S60

I apply the thinnest of smears of silicone grease to the filters' nipples. I feel it eases getting through the o-rings.
by Georgeandkira
Mon May 25, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Green Module in Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Green Module in Trunk

Unless you need the back-up beeps (or want "everything working") I'd ignore it.

The system in my '07 works sometimes. It's often whisper quiet. At times it doesn't function at all.

As long as the cheap toy doesn't trigger a code/light I'm OK with it.
by Georgeandkira
Mon May 25, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 1181

Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved

Excuse the delay in responding as I was away. To MoVolvos: P.P.S.#61435971 for the forward, horizontal bushing mailed by a friend in England. P.P.S. (Professional Parts Sweden) doesn't have a good reputation, however I believe these to have been made by a good factory as the fit was perfect and the ...
by Georgeandkira
Sat May 16, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 1181

Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved

SUGGESTION: This can work economically only if you have tires in service which are "squarely worn" (worn evenly across). Do your struts and just be careful when tightening the lower 2 bolts. Take pictures and be visual. Then DON'T get an alignment. See how your old tires wear. I repeat, I'm 4 for 4 ...
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 1181

Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved

Scratching my car's paint during reassembly would've been a negative. Not really issue material but it could be when time came to sell....plus every time I'd see it I'd feel less a man. addition: Never have I required alignment after 4 strut cartridge replacements. Lead pencil marks became photos. N...
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 1181

Re: Front Strut replacement recommendations and gotchas? Topic is solved

My caveat for using spring compressors isn't needed here. It would've been the one to make sure you go "even Steven" between the 2 sides. I will advise you to get some thick cloth tape and place a 10" strip across the very top of the wheel well. Believe me, when you go to set the strut in place you'...
by Georgeandkira
Tue May 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My very first European Car!
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: My very first European Car!

Yes it was but abscate won't get much resistance from us. Please, don't let these bad jokes distract us from the main object here. Namely the stupid design of the circuit board. There's no reason for the consumer to have to concern himself with the health of a car alarm. A battery should be changeab...
by Georgeandkira
Sat May 02, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My very first European Car!
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: My very first European Car!

1) As long as the dark red transmission fluid doesn't smell burnt, you're good. I'd let the current fill work for 1,000 miles; guessing that the refreshed cleansing action might need a little time. I have no facts to back that up. Dark red fluid drained from my 15 year old vehicle and I want it to s...
by Georgeandkira
Sat May 02, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New to Volvo
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: New to Volvo

Texas you say? Give your coolant a check.
Volvo coolant does last a long time.....but some "thoughtful person" may have changed it to some lesser brew over the vehicle's 17 years.
by Georgeandkira
Sat May 02, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My very first European Car!
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: My very first European Car!

In no particular order: 1) What color was the drained ATF? Obviously, the cleaner the better. 2) You MUST check the condition of your parking brake hardware. Removal of both rear rotors is necessary to do this. 3) This is minor by comparison but do check / replace your cabin air filter. If your reci...
by Georgeandkira
Fri May 01, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New to Volvo
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: New to Volvo

How many miles are on your flooded $300 '03? One good feature of the non-turbo is the ease with with you can remove the ETM should that become necessary. The turbocharged versions' ETM is buried within and below the intake manifold. Just to complete the thought, the early design ETMs wear in a manne...
by Georgeandkira
Fri May 01, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: S60 B4 servo cover update
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: S60 B4 servo cover update

Had the "depth limit stick" broken off your original one?

Also, did the replacement seem thicker / stronger?
by Georgeandkira
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

What made the rears difficult? Is there room for tools?
by Georgeandkira
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 V70 wiring loom
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: 2003 V70 wiring loom

I'd get the loom from the new, aka dismantler sourced, motor just in case some connector is different. There might even be an additional sensor or some such.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Say no to Rain-X windshield washer fluid ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

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

I gotta weigh in on Rain-X. The stuff was given to me by a guy for whom I did a clear and unprevoked favor. He praised it to no end. I agree. I've given people Rain-X treatments for Christmas. It's magic. After taking my first look at a Rain-X washer fluid jug I thought, "This is unnecessary". I nev...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Does anybody want some floor mats?
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Does anybody want some floor mats?

I'd love to drive to Minnesota/Wisconsin just for fun. Alas, there's too much to do where I am.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...
Replies: 29
Views: 3651

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

Please note that I'm guessing. I said 20% up because I perceive some measure of inflexibility in the Volvo buyers' mindset (as in "gotta hava Volvo). Volvo will have produced fewer new cars possibly upping the demand for used ones. While the trade in allowance for any Volvo buyer's car may be inflat...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

Re: P80: Leaky Oil Drain Bolt - Drain Washer/Gasket options?

Rejuvenating this thread are we? OK
Out of shear C.C.C. (Corona Confinement Craziness) I endeavored to try jimmy57's suggestion of screwing a 14mm O2 sensor into the 18mm drain hole in my V70.
It doesn't catch at all.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Needle bearings in oil pan
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Needle bearings in oil pan

Dental post implants
by Georgeandkira
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel filter - best way to relieve pressure?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Fuel filter - best way to relieve pressure?

That the fuel lines into and out from the filter itself released without (reported) drama is good news. I apply the thinnest of smears of silicone grease to fuel filters' nipples. The way I see it, the sealing elements (O rings?) of the fuel lines in our cars are 14 to 20 years old and can benefit f...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What do you think? Topic is solved
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: What do you think? Topic is solved

Some will say "Volvo brakes only". Others go with lower dust options as an "upgrade". I say Bilstein shocks and struts are an upgrade. Many praise the thicker sway bars sold by IPD. Many go zonkers over audio options. There's plenty to do before you optimize your new ride. You must visually inspect ...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Needle bearings in oil pan
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Needle bearings in oil pan

During it's previous life someone dropped needle bearings down the oil fill tube to be funny.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ETM exchange/repair
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: ETM exchange/repair

Sorry for the history question.

Was the MM ETM replaced with a Bosch unit across all models for the 2003 model year or just some?
by Georgeandkira
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 wheel and tire size
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: V70 wheel and tire size

Antlias were on my first V70. They're somewhat delicate and graceful looking.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 wheel and tire size
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: V70 wheel and tire size

Test fit any 15" or 16" wheel to ensure they will clear your brake caliper.
Musca and Lysithia wheels are my favored wheels because they're 15" but more importantly 65 series.
This fascination with low-profile tires puzzles me. They are so vulnerable.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 T Exhaust Pulsing at Idle, misfiring erratically around 0.3Hz
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: 2004 S60 T Exhaust Pulsing at Idle, misfiring erratically around 0.3Hz

Here's where an affordable (cheaper) code reader can speed things along. A misfiring coil will generate a P0300 through P0305 code. The 300 would mean "random misfire'. 301-305 would point to misfires in cylinders 1-5 respectively. I'd bet buying (or borrowing) a cheap reader would be less costly th...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

Which valve body number did you order?

Oil change, transmission D&F, silicone wipe-down of weatherstrips and engine air filter change today.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: dipstick tube O ring Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: dipstick tube O ring Topic is solved

Ha-ha My dipstick seal was old, dried and loose. I bought a real, OE replacement seal. After installation I landed the dipstick. I tried pulling the dipstick and the red plastic part broke off leaving the stick in the tube. So, I advise you clean the involved part of the tube so it's smooth inside. ...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Instrument cluster dead
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Instrument cluster dead

I have no idea of the coding or serialization of these things. Likely a previous owner swapped in an available unit (junkyard?) given the dealer's "knowledge". They'd love to just sell you a new unit. Was the "resoldering" done by a pro with practice or was it done by a rookie? Are communications wi...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Brake Booster Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Brake Booster Leak

To oragex: As usual, many thanks for the vids. These are the latest videos on the subject of the "scratch prone teflon plunger and it's seal" I've seen. I've read a bunch of posts too. OEM parts or their suppliers must change. That's all I can conclude. I've seen 2 styles of outer protective dust co...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: USE OEM ONLY for these:
Replies: 87
Views: 22622

Re: USE OEM ONLY for these:

1) The Genuine Made in France Volvo 3-prong spark plug for the non-turbocharged engines is what I go with. Nowhere has anyone ever mentioned the construction of a sparky-poo. I conclude that nobody knows what any difference could be. 2) Once I read that OE light bulbs are "European Spec" and therefo...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What's your worst parts order snafu?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: What's your worst parts order snafu?

1) Friend ordered a Westin stainless steel "Bull Bar" for his Nissan Frontier. I drove the 85 miles to his house -EARLY- to install it and it was incorrect. Westin didn't have one listed for the 2008 Frontier; only the Pathfinder. Had to wait until noon Eastern to call California. The parts shop ord...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: CCM
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: CCM

Make CERTAIN your battery is "young and powerful" (like I used to be).
Is it Winter in "wa"?
Strong battery is always CONDITION #1 in diagnosing anything these days.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

I was floored by my 2007 V70 after tallying a 600+ mile weekend drive and seeing >30.4 mpg.

Yes, it was "all highway" and yes, I filled it with premium.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Dielectric grease question
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Dielectric grease question

When this subject comes up people mention various things they do during a spark plug change whether it's entirely germane to the original question or not. That's OK with me. My "addition": Because I freak when the spark plugs screech and howl while being turned out I carefully send a few drops of oi...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Urgent timing belt trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: URGENT timing belt trouble

Man, you used the word "it" too many times. After I revolve the engine a half turn past alignment (which isn't TDC FYI) and go back to alignment I also add dots to satisfy the old school man in me. I bet you merely grunted the system a bit and didn't damage anything. The cam locking tool saved the d...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: '04 XC70 - Trailer Hitch

Instead of being a square receiver (2" or 1.25") you're saying the Volvo one is round like a piece of pipe? News to me.

I wonder what the benefit is? Is the ball on this hitch swappable?
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 Transmission fluid change, low mileage car
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: 2006 V70 Transmission fluid change, low mileage car

Transmission Drain Plug: 24mm It uses the same aluminum gasket as the oil drain, 18mm. Include a handful in a fluid order from fcpeuro (oragex mentioned above) or ipdusa or eEuroparts, or AutohausAZ. The absence of clear data regarding fluid selection is irksome. I accepted the premise that the spec...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Valvoline Import Multi Vehicle ATF
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Valvoline Import Multi Vehicle ATF

I'd use it without hesitation. In reverse chronological order I've used lots of Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV (the LV is the thing to note here) in these transmissions. NOTE: This is NOT an old fashioned, cheap Dex/Merc. The LV has to be on the label. Mobil 3309. A Virginia parts store ordered it by...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Calling all ETM experts Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Calling all ETM experts Topic is solved

Please tell us (meaning ME) where this ground wire is located. It's raining torrentially now so I can't lift the hood.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: what to do with used auto parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: what to do with used auto parts?

No one mentioned that lots of garages have a pile of parts out back which is picked up routinely by some local guy.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70 Transmission fluid change, low mileage car
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Transmission fluid change

A drain & fill is exactly what I'd do. Your car was built with new fluid which has gotten dirty, has had its chemistry depleted by oxidation and cannot lubricate as it once did. Many say car companies keep transmission fluid maintenance off their lists in order to lower any "total costs of foreseen ...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

I sought a brake bleeder nipple to have on hand before tackling the removal of a sheared one. My V70 came with it. Every time the wheel is off I give it a touch of penetrant. RockAuto had 'em for $1.40 each. However, only selecting a 10 pack would allow the ordering process to continue. One European...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '06 XC70 air intake tube
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: '06 XC70 air intake tube

To jimpierce7:

Back in the early years of my 2002 I read somewhere (meaning I can't verify the facts) that 70% of V70 production was NA.
Whether or not V70's and XC-70's were bunched together effects that statistic.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '06 XC70 air intake tube
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: '06 XC70 air intake tube

Is your Check Engine Light on?
If so retrieve the codes, write 'em down THEN erase them to clear the light.

What happened with the original hose?
Replace it with one that matches the old one.
Leave no small hose or connection unattached.
by Georgeandkira
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What have you found on CL?
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: What have you found on CL?

WHAT? That car has a gas turbine engine?
by Georgeandkira
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Really silly sounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Really silly sounding question

Shortest version: Are there known good lug bolt replacement sources? I'm not looking for cheap. I prefer to dodge as many Volvo Parts Dept. overcharges as I can. Details: The shanks of my lug bolts are rusted to the point where they are "wasp waisted". The working threads are in good shape. I'm expe...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Excess Gas consumption
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: Excess Gas consumption

I'd go with 36 psi for a highway trip. I've read that Chevron Techron is designed to be used before a stint of local driving because the chemicals work on the injector nozzles upon shutdown. I may have an analogous thread to start because I think my engine (2007 non-turbo automatic w/100K) has begun...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Possibly headed to look at 2006 XC70 - couple of questions
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Possibly headed to look at 2006 XC70 - couple of questions

I'd bet ANY P2 for sale with 130K has not had it's timing hardware replaced. Why do you single out the tensioner? There's an idler pulley and the belt itself. The water pump is said to last 2 timing belts. If you get this car do the t-belt/idler and tensioner and leave the water pump IF it exhibits ...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: WInter weather solution - cardboard garage
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: WInter weather solution - cardboard garage

This reminded me of something...... For whatever reason the V70's left side wiper bit the dust. I replaced it and a friend noticed my blades didn't match. I told him that Volvo's have a feature whereby you can select only the driver's wiper if that's all that's needed. He believed me....for a while....
by Georgeandkira
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '04 XC70 -- Snow Tires, Uneven Tread Wear
Replies: 20
Views: 341

Re: '04 XC70 -- Snow Tires, Uneven Tread Wear

If misery loves company, that's what I do. ...though I have FWD.

I doubt the educated and urbane visitors to this site would drive in snow to the point where limits of turning geometry would kick in.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trivial - Air filter brand you trust for performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Trivial - Air filter brand you trust for performance?

Good advice chris11211 (Brooklyn?) but the OP needs more.
He has to be broken of the "Shopping for Volvo and Rolls Royce parts at the local Walmart" habit.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trivial - Air filter brand you trust for performance?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Trivial - Air filter brand you trust for performance?

The last place you'd ever want to look for anything for a Volvo (or any other higher end vehicle) is a Walmart. Unless things have changed a whole lot recently, cartridge oil filters and low {sales} volume air filters are essentially "special orders" to shops even like AutoZone. You're much better o...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 pulling to the left
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: V70 pulling to the left

You must admit ~3º isn't much. How long ago did you change your "wishbones" (aka Front Control Arms)? If they came with rubber bushings which, a) have aged or b) were cheap to begin with, poly bushings will help. I never quantified any wandering or torque steer in my 2002 but I do know the poly bush...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine musings
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: Engine musings

Are you including the transmission in this exercise?
Does not each node need to be "vehicle-matched" for anything to work?
by Georgeandkira
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

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

Minor task...noticed a problem....identification of problem by divine providence. Readied my snows for swap. One was flat. One of the metal clips on a wheel weight of the flat tire had rusted away. I performed a soapy water test on the beads as I figured the rusted and swollen weight clip was the ca...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Discount Tire saga - one slow leak Topic is solved
Replies: 32
Views: 646

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

A friend with the HF mounting/dismounting mast says you need to buy plastic mounting tools. One he mentioned is commonly called the "duck bill". Another pal had the HF mast. A garage in town would balance a wheel for $5. THOSE were the days. NOTE: The balancer operator would measure the wheels' rim ...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 Auto, 182 K Miles, Misfiring Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: 2004 XC70 Auto, 182 K Miles, Misfiring Topic is solved

That wasn't the smoothest running engine I've ever heard Ev. If you want help, speak up as it's only getting colder.
Got compression tester?
by Georgeandkira
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!
Replies: 68
Views: 6716

Re: What did you put off doing to your P2 Volvo today....... Now Sticky!

I'm with 850 LPT (and have been all Summer) in that I've been avoiding making my left side stop lamp light up.

The old bulb holder was burnt and warped and I got a clean one from another V70 (a possible parts car which I can have for $1,000).

It's just not cooperating.
by Georgeandkira
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tell me about the 2000 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Tell me about the 2000 S70

Thanks for the inputs. Gotta see what Momma wants to do. She seemed OK with taking a $30-$35 chance on new lamps. FYI: Having a grand time fiddling with the '05 Ford Ranger I bought and even though Ford acquired Volvo completely in April 1999 I have yet to see a single piece of my trucklette which r...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tell me about the 2000 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Tell me about the 2000 S70

Yes, I saw her face glaze over when I mentioned the AGM's differing recharge requirements.

Evan, would the reflectors in the replacement units you have need to have their mirrors treated?
by Georgeandkira
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tell me about the 2000 S70
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Tell me about the 2000 S70

Is there any data regarding peeling or dulling of the headlight reflectors? This is a 2000 S70 non-turbo automatic w/96K and bad clear coat. The entire family claims not to see whilst driving at night so Momma asked me to look. Battery good. The light from the H7's seemed white enough in daylight. T...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo P2 used market
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Volvo P2 used market

320 P2's within a 500 mile radius. That's good. A breakdown by years would be revealing. Example: I've noticed that the "money and brains" people are more prone to selling off their pre-2004 P2's. I've benefited from these automotive websites. You can compare and arrange them by usability. My experi...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF , Mobil ATF 3309 or JWS3309 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF , Mobil ATF 3309 or JWS3309 ?

Hello adrian22, I couldn't find one of the many posts on this subject because I think linking to them is efficient. We've had 5 of these (AW55-50) transmissions in the family and have had no problem using the following fluids. Mobil 3309 -found a 12 qt. case in a Virginia auto parts store. Wolf's He...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 XC70 check engine light
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: 2006 XC70 check engine light

Start shopping around for code reader of your own. The ability to read and clear multiple codes at once THEN being able time check any particular code's recurrence is extremely helpful. It's great if your local shop has a good one but their's is likely quite basic if not cheap. For a few dollars mor...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air intake sensor question
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Air intake sensor question

Did the new sensor come with a part number? Did you order it yourself?

Your code is a generic one for intake air temperature. It is not the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
I do not know where the IAT sensor is.
by Georgeandkira
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Replacement B5254T4
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Replacement B5254T4

Someone has to look up the crankshafts of both engines and see if the part numbers differ.
by Georgeandkira
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: XC70 2004 stolen, 240 totaled.. what now? Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: XC70 2004 stolen, 240 totaled.. what now? Topic is solved

The link was to the dealer's entire inventory.
All I know is the P2 V/XC70 line.
Budget?
Long term car?
Interim car?
Space? (stick with the P2 station wagons)
The ball is still in your court.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Vintage MaxLife ATF
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: Vintage MaxLife ATF

To MoVolvos and everyone else, I've used the Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV pictured above as well as the Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic. Both performed identically. Both worked well. I wouldn't fear trying the Havoline product as well. In my experience assessing any differences between cold o...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Anal retentive
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Anal retentive

Premature post removed
by Georgeandkira
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with pulled codes
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Help with pulled codes

I'll never know how the interlinking of the codes this XC-90 had stored will pan out because while growing tired of the seller's absence of communication I found another vehicle. Three days ago I spotted a 2005 Ford Ranger XF4 Extended Cab a neighbor was selling. This little pickup truck has "good e...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: digital odometer 2006 v70
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: digital odometer 2006 v70

No dishonest people here!
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: digital odometer 2006 v70
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: digital odometer 2006 v70

What was the code? I'm surprised to hear of such a plenary sensor given all the posts I've read.

Unplug this sensor, drive, replug this sensor before inspections, sell car for more money....SIMPLE!
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Re-visiting jacking locations
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Re-visiting jacking locations

The emergency jack included with our cars is so spartan that nobody has even thunk of a good nickname for it. "The Screw Hinge of Death and Disfigurement" comes to mind. Get a floor jack from the middle of Harbor Freight's line-up if need be and 2 stands. Sears (yes, there's one near me) still offer...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: EZ oil drain valve anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: EZ oil drain valve anyone?

My 2¢: With friends in auto tech school (long time ago) the word was "They leak-stay away" period. I decided to install a Fumoto onto a neighbor's 2010 Honda because the quick lube dolts stripped his pan threads. Fortunately there was enough thread-grab left but I still added a bead of Permatex Ultr...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did I find on Craigslist? This..
Replies: 18
Views: 293

Re: What did I find on Craigslist? This..

And it's been for sale for over 2 months.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with pulled codes
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Help with pulled codes

No, I'm not sure at all. Another bloke on another board said/suggested it meant the fuel controller. I just reread an above post and it is said PCM = Power Control Module so it's "the same" as ECU or ECU. My PPC reader used the term PCM. The lady is still out of the country and the gas station owner...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with pulled codes
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Help with pulled codes

I learned that the PCM is the fuel pump control module.

Since it's not in the reader's book I'll have to ask at a dealer.

Soooo NOT looking forward to that but it is an opportunity to see if they'll communicate with me.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with pulled codes
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Help with pulled codes

Yes jimmy57, I read your original reply and POOF- it was gone. 'Twas very confusing as I wanted to show it to someone. Not the first time posts have vanished here. Also, I forgot to mention that the radio is dead. I checked the fuse. There's a rear camera and the radio has a small screen built in. A...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Help needed with code indentification
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Help needed with code indentification

Hello, We're on our 3rd V70 but today I looked at a 2004 XC-90 for sale at a local gas station. It has the same 5 cylinder engine I'm driving now. It drove quite well though it had no discernible turbo boost. It shifted well, had clean oil on the dipstick though a few chunks of build-up on the fille...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with pulled codes
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Help with pulled codes

Hello, We're on our 3rd V70 but today I looked at a 2004 XC-90 for sale at a local gas station. It has the same 5 cylinder engine I'm driving now. It drove quite well though it had no discernible turbo boost. It shifted well, had clean oil on the dipstick though a few chunks of build-up on the fille...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV breather box replacment pdf/slide show
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: PCV breather box replacment pdf/slide show

To Mikele82 and everyone else. I saw, drove and pulled codes from the XC-90 today.
There were 17 codes several of which were seemingly connected. There were a few I didn't have a clue about.
I starting a new thread for it for clarity.

Please read it and help my sorry....you know. G&K
by Georgeandkira
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Ford power steering fluid?
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Ford power steering fluid?

Old red trannie fluid is how I got my first V70. A guy's "buddies" tended his car at the hanger where he worked. The pump grew noisy. I bought the car and a flush with Volvo fluid silenced it for 40K....then it died. The junk yard pump had pale green fluid dripping from it. I used and have been usin...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:02 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: 8
Views: 326

Re: 2001 V70, low-ish miles, owner says it needs a new cat. Am I nuts to consider?

^^Above^^
And also remember the old automotive warning, "Never buy someone's old muscle car".
by Georgeandkira
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Switching to synthetic oil...
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Switching to synthetic oil...

Since it was serviced regularly there shouldn't be any globs of sludge in it. Also, given that all this stuff has improved immeasurably over the life of this car AND that you don't live in Death Valley or the North Pole, sticking with a good quality (no bargain weirdo brands) conventional would be O...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:41 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: 8
Views: 326

Re: 2001 V70, low-ish miles, owner says it needs a new cat. Am I nuts to consider?

Being appreciably in-the-know helps a lot. It sounds like you can attach (and add up) $ numbers to various scenarios. Have you seen the car? So much sounds superficial. A HG failure or something real wierd (?) killed the cat. You'll be weighing the price of some other car with AT LEAST the ~$1,000 +...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV breather box replacment pdf/slide show
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: PCV breather box replacment pdf/slide show

Oh my God of Coincidences! I'm looking at a 2004 XC-90 with the same engine tomorrow.

Thanks
by Georgeandkira
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2000 v70 timing marks
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: 2000 v70 timing marks

As usual, abscate's responses are right on. The words I'd use to describe the crank marking is that it's a scratch down in the valley between two teeth of the sprocket. I was AMAZED at how "hidden in plain sight" it was. Align the top two marks then with a flashlight and a "long throw" magnifying gl...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Occasional ignition followed by stall
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Occasional ignition followed by stall

Your step #1, while encouraging, was compromised by the cheap/broken gauge. Get a better gauge. Maybe there's good one you can borrow from an auto parts store (tool loaner program)?
by Georgeandkira
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 V70 2.4T misfiring ....Distributor Cap? ( coil on plugs) Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Distributor Cap Topic is solved

Gotta disagree with you, Pete. If chasing down a problem includes doing a compression check ABSOLUTELY do all 5 cylinders especially on this engine as it is so easy. The other cylinders provide reference and deviation data. You'll need a compression gauge with an extension. The one I have is flexibl...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: VIN's with Magneti Marelli ETM's? Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: VIN's with Magnetti Marelli ETM's? Topic is solved

How many miles are on your '01? I always ask this. If I remember correctly, the occasions of engine stoppage whilst driving caught the attention of the feds (NTSB?) and Volvo extended the warranty to 10 years and 200K. A coworker mentioned the severe hunting his car was exhibiting and that he had it...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 Bosch ETA electrically connections Possible connector issue Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Possible connector issue Topic is solved

Replacing a melted connector of any kind in any application is the right thing to do. Out of curiosity, how many wires are in the ETM's connector? Stagger the location of your splices will avoid making a large, unwieldy lump which may not fit. To get started I suggest relocating coil #1 to position ...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 V70 2.4T misfiring ....Distributor Cap? ( coil on plugs) Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Distributor Cap Topic is solved

How were cylinders #4 and #5 identified? Did you use a code reader then erase the codes? It's always good to read codes, write them down then erase them. In many cases it helps to see if and when they return. This is the argument for carrying your own code reader. Your condition might be straightfor...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Approx cost of windshield replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Approx cost of windshield replacement

See if your city has a "glass district", I kid you not. There's a strip in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge / Sunset Park) where sidewalk easels read "Windshields $XXX" as if they were diner specials. Last time I did it was in 1989 (?) for a 1976 Ford E-150. It was $125. That was a while back. The one in Queens ...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How many drain and fills ?
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: How many drain and fills ?

To GlennG2759: Keep in mind that the product you want is the Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc LV.....the LV being the designation we need. Do you have 2 or 3 18mm aluminum washers on hand? Some people reuse 'em, some don't. Also, ATF is just heavily doctored oil so it goes into oil recycling without issue...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How many drain and fills ?
Replies: 39
Views: 787

Re: How many drain and fills ?

HISTORY: 1) Over 3 V70's I've done drain & fills and one pump out aka Gibbons with no ill effects. .....I've used Toyota T-IV, Mobil3309, Maxlife Dex/Merc LV and a Wolf's Head Universal ATF. .....I add LubeGard (red bottle) at the recommended 1 oz. per system quart dosage. 2) Doing a drain & fill im...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buying a used volvo (V70)
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Buying a used volvo (V70)

"... there are plenty of them out there."

Where do you see them for sale? ...seriously.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 XC70 - mouse body parts in the belt and pulleys
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: 2002 XC70 - mouse body parts in the belt and pulleys

How on Earth does a thread from 29.5 months ago resurface?

I am glad the OP's engine will live on.....we can always get more mice.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Yeah, did you include a new fuel filter? It's THE overlooked maintenance item.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Mystery engine issue
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Mystery engine issue

Is it turbocharged or not? Cross the T's and dot the I's first. Plugs correct? Their age? Any symptoms of misfiring? This generally throws codes. Fuel filter age? It could be original. Air filter for that matter. You have the inferiorly designed, early ETM. People refer to it as the MM (for Magneto ...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Should I replace PCV Box 2006 V70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Should I replace PCV Box 2006 V70 NA

People who work on our cars say 10 years and ~100K is the service life of those boxes. I believe there's a plastic reed valve of sorts in it which stiffens or breaks with age The benefit is restoring its operation. I got mine standing by for installation come cooler weather. I'm still under 100K but...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Kara 503 S60 R..
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Kara 503 S60 R..

Do you have any time frame? (when was the last time Kara posted)
Can you PM Kara?
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buying a used volvo (V70)
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Buying a used volvo (V70)

As above: What made you look at this car? Be honest. If you like it for it's styling, safety and Volvo name, that's nice but those features can be found on lots of cars today. Ignore the Volvo name at this time. These are great cars but need a bit of a knowledge base before buying well used. If you ...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: [2001 V70 2.4T] Oscillating humming noise when driving
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: [2001 V70 2.4T] Oscillating humming noise when driving

How many miles are on your '01?

My RF bearing went bad @~175K.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved

The car is going to school on Long Island. It was sold to a young man who wrecked his Mazda6. He sought a Mazda3, saw my Cars.com ad and the color hypnotized him. He liked the roof racks too but LOVED the maintenance history. I got the $7,800! Not a bad price considering the insulting trade-in/whole...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 Volvo S60 Ignition coil fell apart Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: 2001 Volvo S60 Ignition coil fell apart Topic is solved

My my how times have changed.

The dawn of catalytic converters and the "High Energy" ignition systems that accompanied them had everyone trembling over the specter of a miss burning out a cat.

Just thought I'd mention it.

You better jump on fixing a miss.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

That's a "hang below". I have and have had the same one. One was a U-Haul labeled product bought second hand and my current one is a new CURT via RockAuto.

What helps is a ball carrier (the part you insert) with a 6" lift. It keeps trailers level.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved

This is a bump.
New price is $7,800.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006: S60 R/really? What a shame
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: 2006: S60 R/really? What a shame

My question would be how much damage was done actually "breaking in" to the car?
Window glazing only? Pried frame or door metal? Maybe the car was unlocked?
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Wouldn't pass State Inspection
Replies: 36
Views: 802

Re: List of parts/name to verify for me

1) The sway bar links are said to be made in Turkey. The Deeza brand links I bought were Turkish made and seemed well made and lasted until I sold my '02. The new owner never mentioned them failing. 2) There is one of each style bushing in each control arm. The axle of the cylindrical one runs essen...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cant fill my gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Cant fill my gas tank

For everyone's information:

The fitting pointing downward (which the spider homesteaded) has a barb fitting.

It was onto that fitting I shoved a foot of old garden hose so I could blow into it.

I was able to locate the hiss of the escaping air.

It was my bad J-hose.

I demand a medal for that one!
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front subframe bushings and bolts parts compatibility check
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: Front subframe bushings and bolts parts compatibility check

OP should check his Tasca order. The bushings differ (see the kit). Not all 4 corners are the same.

Also, I believe the bolts are stretch bolts so they're single use. (of course I reused mine when I installed my poly inserts)
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front End Clunk
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Front End Clunk

You are correct on the ball joint test. Have at that last mount for sure.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved

An enthusiast-in-spirt car to be sure....something about the Mazdaspeed line of vehicles being truly Zoom-Zoom. But those don't deliver 41+ mpg on the highway. I've read the Mazda3 line is the 'most successful' for the company. I also read Mazda added a little steering snap to woo Saab buyers....tha...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front End Clunk
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Front End Clunk

How many miles on your vehicle? Axle ping is a lighter weight noise. You didn't mention the mount beneath the crank pulley. Remove the RF wheel and the 2 nuts affixing the fender liner. Fold the liner back and hold it out-of-the-way with Vise-Grips. Only now can you inspect that mount. The rubber pa...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 167

SOLD 2012 Mazda3 iTouring for sale Topic is solved

My sister died suddenly this month of natural causes. I'm selling her car for her estate. There's no money for me involved. It's a 2012 Mazda3 iTouring, 6 speed auto NOT CVT. 65,000 mles, Indigo Lights blue w/tan cloth interior. Mazda roof racks (I have the keys for 'em) and auto dimming mirror. I b...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Seafoam HowTo Pictorial Followup for P2 Volvos Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 15882

Re: Seafoam HowTo Pictorial Followup for P2 Volvos Topic is solved

I didn't read Matthew's original post. Is this done to a cold, warm or hot engine? Has anyone seen any before & after pics of this process? I'm interested in doing this because I believe my car, a 2007 V70 base, while well cared for, was a local family hauler in hot, humid Washington, D.C. and likel...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cant fill my gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Cant fill my gas tank

I believe the passive thing to do first is to drive the vehicle to get the fuel level down to 1/4 tank. Under these conditions the EVAP system's purge cycle can have greater chance of clearing itself. My brother helped me out whilst filling up before hitting the Interstate. He brimmed my tank while ...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fluids for Volvo XC70 2006 - 133k Miles
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Fluids for Volvo XC70 2006 - 133k Miles

That first post covered a lot of the usual wear items. It looks like you're getting an education on suspension parts. Gas: See what the owner's manual says. With turbos middle or premium grade is called for. Better fuel allows the engine's management system to advance the spark when it needs to. The...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How reliable is the Volvo V70? (2004-2007)
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: How reliable is the Volvo V70? (2004-2007)

They would be solid. Galvanized steel and other strong alloys of steel, I'm told. Check brakes, weatherstips, all belts and associated hardware. Fire up the engine and make sure the check engine light lights up during start-up to see it hasn't been cut, covered or masked. Bring a code reader and see...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo S60 2.4T 2002 sunroof - $1200 Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Volvo S60 2.4T 2002 sunroof - $1200 Topic is solved

Do you flip cars? If so you should know. Repair the inoperative window. Track down with certainty and cure the check engine light. People may just sit on the seat covers or they may take a peek beneath them. It WILL need some "major TLC" like shocks/struts, likely brakes + tires + coolant + parking ...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New member. Just bought a v70r
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: New member. Just bought a v70r

Clearly your wife went "4 Wheelin'" in it.

Remember to join www.volvoforums.org.uk. Helpful blokes-closer to home.

Gads, the rookie finds a cherry R.....I mean, Best of Luck with it, Pal.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P2 part And source for ac clutch, stand alone?
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: P2 part And source for ac clutch, stand alone?

I remember looking for an AC clutch around 4 years ago. I found nothing. Ironically, it was because I had a pal who'd evacuate and later reload my AC for a mere $60. His Snap-On machine would perform a leak test as well as catch, filter and add UV dye to the refrigerant. You'd pay for 134a needed to...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV vent hose broken
Replies: 36
Views: 1604

Re: PCV vent hose broken

I like the idea and mentioned it here (I think) and included my favorite, denatured alcohol.
Someone "reading comprehension challenged" said running an engine with denatured alcohol in the sump would be bad.

I had not given a thought to your idea of pouring it down the highest pipe. I like it.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV vent hose broken
Replies: 36
Views: 1604

Re: PCV vent hose broken

One thing not mentioned on this thread is that the griminess of your oily mess indicates the return oil flow path to the oil pan (from the breather box) might be clogged. I'm gearing up to do my PCV system (bought the parts) on my 2007. My glove test doesn't blow up (BAD) but it doesn't suck in eith...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ATF flush and pre-additives?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: ATF flush and pre-additives?

I hate to sound like a nit but, in my experience the Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc LV is the specific fluid people should buy.

I believe the Maxlife name has been on several ATF types (and motor oil too). The DexronIII / Mercon product Mr. Detail unearthed is NOT to be used.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rusted Flange Screws 2007 V70 2.5t
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Rusted Flange Screws 2007 V70 2.5t

Sorry for seeming to abandon this thread.
The site's downtime and the unexpected death of my sister derailed me for a while.

I remember my header panel screws being the same length.
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ATF plug location?
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: ATF plug location?

That illustrated post on fluid maintenance is STUPENDOUS. Thanks for it.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rusted Flange Screws 2007 V70 2.5t
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Rusted Flange Screws 2007 V70 2.5t

Same problem here. My black ones were perfect while others were crumbling away with severe rust. I was happy they turned out. Come 2007, the last year for the P2's run, the parts feed to the assembly lines must've gotten irregular. The good news was that the hardware bins in my local hardware store ...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Car shakes Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Car shakes Topic is solved

Miles on your vehicle, please.
Drive next to a wall and listen for bad CV joint(s)-clicking.
Could be an engine mount?
Maybe wheel hop exacerbated by shot front struts?
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ATF flush and pre-additives?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: ATF flush and pre-additives?

abcdetech has started a thread above and I just pulled the fluid name "Idemitsu Type-TLS" from it. It's said to be closest to Volvo fluid. Lots of people have used Toyota T-IV as have I. I've also used Valvoline MaxLife Dex/Merc LV (not regular, old fashioned DM), Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthet...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: TCM swap
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Re: TCM swap

When the unit in my '02 was acting like yours the original owner decided to sell it. He had it flushed so I bought a 70K car with crystal clear red fluid. A year into ownership I was billed $60 for a TCM download (pn 30677036) at a dealership. I saw improvement. Please note this TCM download was 10 ...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ATF flush and pre-additives?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: ATF flush and pre-additives?

+1 on the advice given above. If the fluid is black or "merely" brown and chunky (I've seen both, so don't laugh) the refill will get you started. How many miles are on your 2002? When mine was @90.2K (~a year into my ownership) I had a TCM download (pn 30677036) done at a dealership. It improved sh...
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: ETM Question
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: ETM Question

You can but it'd be ineffective. In addition to the software variances DrDan mentioned the ETMs are addressed to the car. A more certain approach would be to send your ETM to a rebuilder. Xemodex is one rebuilder. Cluster Fix might do ETMs as well. They'll return your unit thus eliminating the chanc...
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Wheel bearing Hub puller
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Wheel bearing Hub puller

No "hub puller" tool is required. After removing the tie rod nut and freeing the stud and freeing the ABS sensor and its wire and both strut bolts you remove the center bolt. Maybe a tap with a hammer will be needed to free the axle's spline shaft. Mine didn't. I've read where people who experienced...
by Georgeandkira
Sun May 19, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: SRS LIGHT Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: SRS LIGHT Topic is solved

The SRS light requires the correct tool. I have a BSR-PPC reader which extinguishes it.

If you have vida/dice you ought to be able to go through menus and find joy, no?
by Georgeandkira
Fri May 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Beauty red S60 R - a Denver local
Replies: 14
Views: 1004

Re: Beauty red S60 R - a Denver local

Do you drive that beauty about or is it a worshipped garage queen? Either is good. Both'd be better.
by Georgeandkira
Fri May 17, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Starter problem
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Starter problem

My old car brain says it's either the ignition switch or the starter's solenoid.

How many miles are on the car? Is the battery in good condition?

Our cat's name is Marcus.
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 08, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Too. Many. Wagons.
Replies: 39
Views: 936

Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Seriously, have you (meaning anyone on planet Earth) actually shopped for insurance.

I'll skip my stultifying anecdote but I can tell you there are familiar companies out there which appear to be seeking converts.
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 08, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: No Oil Pressure - Stop Engine
Replies: 51
Views: 3777

Re: No Oil Pressure - Stop Engine

Did you look up the exact meaning of both ECM-611B and ECM-439C ?
Does "detectior pump" mean "detector switch" ? That'd be your oil pressure sensor.
The oil pressure sensor (a commonly replaced, inexpensive part) may be all that's faulty.
by Georgeandkira
Wed May 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Too. Many. Wagons.
Replies: 39
Views: 936

Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

OK, how much for the red one?
by Georgeandkira
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: P0442 = J Hose? 2002 V70
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: P0442 = J Hose? 2002 V70

If replacing the J-hose is required you drill out the pop rivets of the LR fender plastic and get it out of the way.
Big body pop rivets require the larger size gun or one with replaceable collets.
My '02's J-hose went out at 107K and 8 years of age.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 1999 ---> 2.5T Oil Filter Tool Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: 1999 ---> 2.5T OIL FILTER TOOL RECOMMENDATION

Thanks for the post and pictures.

I use my old fashioned strap wrench.
Even with the oil filter housing almost completely surrounded by the oil pans contours I can get 15º nudges using it.
Three or four such nudges and the housing unscrews freely.
COST: $0
by Georgeandkira
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Purchasing a 2007 V70R
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Purchasing a 2007 V70R

I'm holding my breath to see what happens.
Is the car local to the OP?
Has the OP even seen it in the flesh?
Condition specifics?
Are these truly rare chariots?
by Georgeandkira
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1042

Re: [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

+1 on ECM box vent pipe.

As above, check for any markings but also look at the box's outboard (distal) side for a hole which'd accept the pipe.

I like the "tt" abbreviation (for "to the") in your CHMSL.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Crankshaft timing pulley position
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Crankshaft timing pulley position

Isn't the timing pulley keyed?
by Georgeandkira
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70r Transmission issue
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: V70r Transmission issue

I haven't and none of the descriptions of trannie maladies posted here resemble yours.

Best of luck with your flush. I wonder if a shaft broke (effectively disconnecting the torque converter or some such)
by Georgeandkira
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Torch set up
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Torch set up

Got Pipe Wrenches?
by Georgeandkira
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Swapped my snows for my "Worn Eagles".
This is after abdominal surgery so I'm taking a shallow bow.
by Georgeandkira
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Any reviews of Torch Light Motors, Parlin, NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Any reviews of Torch Light Motors, Parlin, NJ

I read the same bashings on the Brickboard. I test drove a V70 about 3 years ago and was glad they just threw me the keys. It had a bad vibration on one corner so I curtailed the test drive. A guy jumped in and went around the block, returned and said it had a bad tire. I don't like pat answers. I c...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Torch set up
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Torch set up

As stated above....look for cracked hoses. Also check the date stamped near the tanks' necks. I forget the inspection timetable for oxygen and acetylene tanks. Hydrostatic testing may be coming due. Do yourself a favor-take 'em to the company listed on any sticker you find or simply to the nearest w...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 S60 - Jumping another car Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: 2004 S60 - Jumping another car Topic is solved

With our remotely located batteries you use the terminals under the hood rather than clamping directly onto the battery posts. It's wise to pre-check if your jumper cables' clamps fit into the shrouding of the positive connection AND bite solidly. The available negatives aren't large so it's smart t...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: daily driver budget build
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: daily driver budget build

You've put the cart before the horse. Look into what it takes to "tune" a car before you even think about hardware. Are you chipping the car physically or buying a "tuner box" which allows you to switch (for annual inspections etc.)? It's funny that you mention IPD but don't mention their flagship p...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What problems to expect on V70 2006 after 200,000 km
Replies: 25
Views: 1443

Re: What problems to expect on V70 2006 after 200,000 km

Many parts have real lifespan limits which should NOT BE IGNORED. The timing belt + its hardware, serpentine belt + its tensioner, PCV system...as mentioned Coolant refreshment, brake fluid refreshment, possibly even power steering fluid should be on your radar. If you haven't looked at your parking...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 2.4T tranny lurch
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: 2002 2.4T tranny lurch

Dirt, roughened servo bores and leaking pistons within said bores can effect operation. Are you certain the correct fluid was used for that recent flush? After determining the fluid's level AND cleanliness I'd consider adding a dose (1 oz. per system quart) of LubeGard red. I was amazed at how well ...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Got text message warning yellow triangle error message displayed on my text window
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Got text message warning yellow triangle error message displayed on my text window

There is no PCV valve per se. Our engines have a crankcase vapor inhalation system. It allows the engine to inhale the oily vapors found in all crankcases and burn it cleanly. The process includes allowing condensed oil to return to the crankcase via passageways. These passageways can clog in direct...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

After sleuthing in the back seat try going all the way back onto the load floor. Remove the spare and curl up in the well and have your helper drive again. Peel back the covers atop the rear shock mounts and try jiggling them. Get the car on ramps (speaking safety here) and look around for scuff mar...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: 2006 XC70 - I can hear something rolling around in the back of the car

Absolutely do the above...new set of ears and relocate yours into the back seat.

Also, can you be dead certain it's "rolling"? It could be a very rattly sway bar link.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Can i use SEAFOAM in my Oil/ or Ect?
Replies: 37
Views: 1522

Re: Can i use SEAFOAM in my Oil/ or Ect?

Yo, abscate, I just spent several fruitless minutes trying to locate "the Volvo parts Lisle site". I remember the red and white Lisle tools throughout my entire car life but I cannot find what you referred to.

Sorry for the "spoon feeding" request but what is this sites address?
by Georgeandkira
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Can i use SEAFOAM in my Oil/ or Ect?
Replies: 37
Views: 1522

Re: Can i use SEAFOAM in my Oil/ or Ect??????

The filler cap's gasket is likely hardened with age. Don't remove it until you have a replacement standing by. Get a disposable dish/jar lid etc large enough to set the oil filler cap in and set it in 1/2" of full strength Simple Green/Purple Power. The cap will clean off with soaking rubbing. You c...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Why does it seem like there are so many blown HG's with S60?
Replies: 26
Views: 1162

Re: Why does it seem like there are so many blown HG's with S60?

bailout...?? Does "bailout" mean the seller has payments to make on an undriveable vehicle?
by Georgeandkira
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Should i keep car with these issues
Replies: 40
Views: 1740

Re: Should i keep car with these issues

Add to all this the "commonest" next step. Get the engine a bit warm, spray with engine degreaser or some such, rinse off, repeat with rubbing, rinse & let dry. Then look every day for where the "leaks" return from. Sounds like a lot to do, but......You have to be able to clean and look at things to...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Looking for words of wisdom and advice.
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Looking for words of wisdom and advice.

As alluded to above, my 2002 had a transmission with a small hiccough. A TCM reload and LubeGard (red bottle) smoothed it out to an acceptable level. Knowing the ETM, DIM had been redesigned and the seats had been changed back to an earlier, superior design plus the fact that my '02 was nearing 200K...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Omg! What does the dark transmission fluid color mean?
Replies: 22
Views: 1093

Re: Omg! What does the dark transmission fluid color mean?

Try to be clearer. 1161540 is a Volvo number and the Volvo fluid is conventional. Did a Valvoline product have "1161540" printed on it? Their MaxLife Dex/Merc LV is suited to the 5 speed transmission and is synthetic. P0700 is a TCM related code. If it doesn't return you can assume the transmission ...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Help with 2009 S60 AWD Rear Spring Strut Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Help with 2009 S60 AWD Rear Spring Strut Parts

Since they're nowhere near fitting I suggest returning them to FCP. They're good people and honor their return policy but act as fast as you can. They may have sources of info which can remedy your situation. Look up your part on IPD's website. Try eEuroparts too. Glitches happen in parts listings a...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Who made Volvo's exhaust systems?
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Who made Volvo's exhaust systems?

I recall seeing stainless steel cat-back systems for turbo models.
If the pipe diameter was the same, why wouldn't one of those work?
The downstream O2 sensor is in the cat's pipe.

PERSONAL NOTE: Of course the local exhaust guy near me (with whom I got along handsomely) pulled up stakes.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Sachs front struts 2004 Volvo xc70
Replies: 12
Views: 926

Re: Sachs front struts 2004 Volvo xc70

The Sachs SuperTouring's I put on my '02 sufficed but didn't feel like an "improvement". That's notable since the fronts were leaky messes at 162K. What's funny is that I replaced the rears first and the improvement in ride was dramatic. The Bilsteins (is it B6 or H6?) I put on a Saab were so bright...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Does anyone else look at this list of topics with dread?
Replies: 34
Views: 1477

Re: Does anyone else look at this list of topics with dread?

The OP mentioned, "Older cars where lack of maintenance has finally caught up with them?"
Bingo!
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Change Automatic Tranny Fluid Ya or Nah
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: Change Automatic Tranny Fluid Ya or Nah

Do you do any of this work yourself? I'd do a drain & fill and simply look at the fluid assuming clearer and redder is better. This is entirely unscientific. If the drained fluid was dark, I'd consider a pump-out. Trouble is getting a look at the fluid if someone else does it. At 30K was the fluid f...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cool XC70
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Cool XC70

That quartet of driving lights is quite....European.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Change Automatic Tranny Fluid Ya or Nah
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: Change Automatic Tranny Fluid Ya or Nah

An '06 with 150K...Just Do It!
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: LCA clearance at frame
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: LCA clearance at frame

By doing it again the right way I did mean using quality arms or quality bushings. Sorry for the confusion.

I had polys-both front and rear-pressed into a "jump set" of control arms I sourced at a salvage yard so I could do a bunch of front end jobs in one swoop.
by Georgeandkira
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: LCA clearance at frame
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: LCA clearance at frame

Do not grind the frame...even a little bit.

Your problem was caused by an incorrect dimension.

It could be an off-center bushing pin or collapsed bushing material.

Just do it again the right way. No biggie.
by Georgeandkira
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo S60 dashboard not working properly
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Volvo S60 dashboard not working properly

Nobody knows yet.
Clean the sockets and check the fuses first as mentioned above.
Check connections and grounds. This is basic, first step automotive electronic diagnostics.
Replacing a fuse box/block/module is a final step.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Volvo S60 dashboard not working properly
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: VOLVO s60 dashboard not working properly

You may have 3 problems. A code reader/clearer with SRS capability would help. 1) Disconnecting things in the dash in the wrong sequence can light the SRS light. Clearing the code may be all which is necessary. Obviously, a real problem will relight the SRS. 2) Your DIM (instrument cluster) is of th...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Change Automatic Tranny Fluid Ya or Nah
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: Change Automatic Tranny Fluid Ya or Nah

Remember, 1) "people posting failures bias" as well as 2) careless do-it-yourselfers using the wrong fluid PLUS 3) people performing fluid refreshments well into their transmissions' sickness and 4) myths formed back in the early days of automatic units where the gunk actually did help seal things u...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Coolant Reservoir lifespan question...
Replies: 14
Views: 443

FYII (For Your INCOMPLETE Information)

Just popped into my skull from years ago. We serviced a neglected Ford truck's cooling system and cleaned the reservoir with some leftover swimming pool filter cleaning agent (no label, just a gallon jug). It made the dirty thing look new, I swear. I was afraid to let the stuff touch my skin because...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Crankshaft Position Sensor Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor Trouble

How long before you took possession of the car was the timing belt done? At any point have you had the codes read by a VIDA or Volvo specific reader? Just how many crankshaft positioning sensors? Name brand Volvo or aftermarket....just askin'. Maybe the old style ETM is the source of your troubles? ...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

I installed them and felt the difference immediately. It wasn't as transforming a feeling as a set of new shocks but it was there. Apply a bit of the lube and tap away as you posted. I used a heavy hammer and very little force. The bolt and washer brought 'em home, as you posted. My existing bushing...
by Georgeandkira
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system
Replies: 42
Views: 2218

Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

In '03 Volvo combined the t-stat and coolant sensor in one housing. Many encouraged changing both when doing either. Now you have to. A few have posted pictures of installing a new stat in the old housing to save a few bucks. Besides the additional R&R step involved you'd have to make certain you ha...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Coolant Reservoir lifespan question...
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Coolant Reservoir lifespan question...

Hasn't happened over 3 NA V70s, a '[email protected], '[email protected] and '[email protected]
Not with 3 turboed Saabs nor 3 NA Saabs.

The only one I've seen was in a late '80's Jeep Cherokee with a leaking/hissing reservoir/header tank years ago when it was 18-20 years old.
by Georgeandkira
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 XC70 rear tire uneven wear
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: 2002 XC70 rear tire uneven wear

So, if there are evenly worn tires on the front, have the front alignment checked.

Throwing your "crookeds" onto the rear axle is an ancient, original tech trick....I even know it!

Check the sidewalls' condition. Maybe the deceased woman parked by feel.
by Georgeandkira
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 XC70 Transmission question
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: 2002 XC70 Transmission question

My '02 did the same including "double bumping" into D. It had been addressed by the original owner at the dealership. The fluid was perfectly clean when I bought it. A TCM download (Volvo pn 30677036) GREATLY improved things. That was over 10 years ago so the pn may have been superseded. The additio...
by Georgeandkira
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Boy, did I do something dumb .. on Christmas Day yet!
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Boy, did I do something dumb .. on Christmas Day yet!

Go with the first (abscate's) suggestion. The baffle or grate in the filler neck would've caught anything large. Anything small enough to go through glided down a return "line". Chasing with a quart of diesel or cheap, thin oil then draining the sump would be more than enough to satisfy me. But that...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 Differential
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: 2004 V70 Differential

Auto, yes? The transmission fluid serves as the diff fluid too.
by Georgeandkira
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Examined a 2006 S40 w/ 113K near me today
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Examined a 2006 S40 w/ 113K near me today

Hello from Georgeandkira over on the V70 forum. Today I looked at a 2006 S40 in Saddle Brook, NJ. The owner was asking $3,200. He freely admitted to flipping cars so I gotta give him points up front. New tires and the trunk smelled OK. The pop-up headlight sprayers' covers were missing and i didn't ...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Time for Regular Service Message Reset Procedures
Replies: 64
Views: 361511

Re: Time for Regular Service Message Reset Procedures

2007 V70 base (@94,400 mi.) What I just did. 1) Pushed trip odometer button in 2) Inserted key and started car 3) Saw the triangle flash after 4 seconds 4) Released the odometer button while the triangle was still flashing. 5) Tested by restarting and the message was gone. Next time I'll try to reme...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Heater barely works. Why? Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Heater barely works. Why? Topic is solved

The core line's leak sounds like an urgent first priority, no? Eyeball the doors then if you go that route. Read any CCM codes next as this is the easiest step. Address any issues found. Might a faulty "thermistor" trigger a CCM code? Is this the temperature reading device (grille) in the dashboard?...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PN for two parts under the hood
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: PN for two parts under the hood

This idea is weak at best but it's all I can think of ESPECIALLY since you've searched in VIDA.
Try Tascaparts.com. Call them if your parts aren't listed.

Then try a dealership. Then consider fabrication. They're just "holders".
by Georgeandkira
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Considering purchase 2006 V70
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Considering purchase 2006 V70

Yo, Shappy, FYI: Your '99 had the 4 speed. Any of the basic Dex/Mercs (except for the "up to the mid '90's" VERY old one-which is becoming hard to find) worked in your transmission. I have pictures some where of pumping out my '99's transmission. It's fluid was indeed black but didn't smell burnt. H...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: drivetrain noise and diagnosis help
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: drivetrain noise and diagnosis help

There's nothing an AWD Volvo owner can do to preserve this sleeve?
Really shoddy stuff.
by Georgeandkira
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: check engine light
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: check engine light

I gave a quick look at some "look-up" site I never heard of before. The library of code numbers it had crossed over several car makers. The codes used by car makers are inherent with the specific system manufacturer involved. A particular ignition management system, for example, uses the same codes ...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Nivomat Rear Shocks
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Nivomat Rear Shocks

Search on www.volvoforums.org.uk as it's England based. This has come up there several times. Recently someone reported on converting to regular (non-Nivomat) shocks. A fellow named Rufe at FRF Volvo in Wales (practically England) deals with the board members and discounts prices. The first one is R...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Considering purchase 2006 V70
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Considering purchase 2006 V70

Keep looking and feeling about. You want to verify it's there. It's conceivable a prior owner could have stuck it into its hole without latching the spring catch. This'd leave an open hole atop your gearbox. Also, in addition to what was mentioned above, check that the cabin air filter is not solidl...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001-2007 XC70 oil pan drop question
Replies: 28
Views: 1542

Re: 2001-2007 XC70 oil pan drop question

Call me a coward, but....

Do these seal kits come with a directory?
by Georgeandkira
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alternator Pulley Fell Off
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Alternator Pulley Fell Off

Check if there's a rebuilder in Memphis. Or see if the one IPD has ON SALE RIGHT NOW for $301 is the one for you. It'll have free shipping. Call and ask if it's a newie or a rebuild. I just ordered my PCV hardware kit as it is too ON SALE. So are Bilstein shocks / struts. Tell 'em "George" sent you....
by Georgeandkira
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alternator Pulley Fell Off
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Alternator Pulley Fell Off

Guy says his pulley is 150K old and OK. That's great. Your unit is at 155. Guys say get a new one. You find too many part numbers AND the prices at and above $400 raise your eyebrows (believe me, I understand). I must be the only person in the USA to have had these things rebuilt by good, local busi...
by Georgeandkira
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Alternator Pulley Fell Off
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Alternator Pulley Fell Off

Were it my car I'd take my alternator to a rebuild shop. There has to be one accessible to Nashvillians. A rebuild will get you new bearings, regulator / brushes, ring, and freewheel pulley. At your mileage, very little of any remaining service life of any one of these components will be wasted. Any...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Ordered 4 Continental ExtremeContact DWS from Tire Rack
Replies: 15
Views: 10011

Re: Ordered 4 Continental ExtremeContact DWS from Tire Rack

I'll use the MVS Tire Rack link when I buy my set of Continental TrueContact Tour(s). Mine are an "H" rated tire with a UTQG rating of 800 A A which appeals to my "sense of thrift". Every Continental tire I've ever owned has delivered good value. I was settled on Cooper CS-5's because the CS-4's I h...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 114024

Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-2007

Remember, people admitted to checking boxes for 2 cars OR for one car during their ownership OR one car combining the entire car's life. Best of luck parameterizing the data. You surely cannot be the "idiot moderator who crashed the poll" for you are the finest moderator any website could possibly h...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New member, 2006 XC70
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: New member, 2006 XC70

Thanks for the generous offer.
I drive a 2007 V70 base and just installed a CURT receiver hitch.
Can you tell me the electronic box (shoves onto the fuse block) and wiring harness (out from the box to the trailer light plug) part numbers?

Thanks, G&K
by Georgeandkira
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My dash has started going out on my 2002 Volvo v70
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: My dash has started going out on my 2002 Volvo v70

I realize you have a full plate but it appears you can get yourself home; as uncomfortable as it may be. Do keep track of how the codes recur. After clearing, note the mileage. This may sound petty but please tell us where you bought the car in Connecticut. It's OK to do so. Also, since it sounds li...
by Georgeandkira
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Changing out the oil filter
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Changing out the oil filter

Hey OP, Don't the other V70's in your stable (the '04 and '05) have the "O" ringed housing w/element filter? Just askin'
by Georgeandkira
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 XC70 engine just got a whole lot louder
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: 2005 XC70 engine just got a whole lot louder

From your initial post: "...way louder under RPM..."; that'd fit.

Seize the opportunity to install a fuel nozzle and igniter to create a rear facing fire blaster....do the smoke boys one better!
Do watch those dry leaves.
by Georgeandkira
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 XC70 engine just got a whole lot louder
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: 2005 XC70 engine just got a whole lot louder

Is it louder overall? It sounds like you're focused on exhaust noise so I suggest driving it up on ramps and safely get your head around as many places as you can. Have you opened the hood and again, moved your hearing apparatus (ears) around the engine bay? Sometimes you can feel the escaping gas i...
by Georgeandkira
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 V70 position light message
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 2007 V70 position light message

Do remember that bulbs which aren't close enough in measurable resistance TO EACH OTHER (left-right pair) will trigger a "bulb out" warning. a) I realize that sounds like hair splitting but don't laugh. b) When bulb monitoring first appeared in my stable I measured my stash of bulbs and matched them...
by Georgeandkira
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 V70 position light message
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: 2007 V70 position light message

The reflectors in the rear tail light lower section can fool the eye---they fooled mine. The smaller RW5 bulb (available only at Volvo dealers in my part of the world--didn't have time to mail order it) was the one I missed the first time around. Remember to use dielectric grease....it lowers resist...
by Georgeandkira
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1224
Views: 74894

Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Yo, abscate, Was it a defective appendix? Sis had that last year.

Makes today's headlight and parking light replacements seem minor.