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by MacNoob
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 NA Evita right front caliper hot 30648017 (crappy caliper slide bolts) Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 737

Re: 1999 S70 NA Evita right front caliper hot 30648017 (crappy caliper slide bolts) Topic is solved

Another thing to watch for here - lube the slider, then see how it slides through the rubber grommet in the caliper. I've had a couple times where the caliper casting rusted, compressing the rubber grommet so it binds on the slider. The grommet can be removed, then a round file used to clean the ins...
by MacNoob
Wed May 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Valvebody, Does it matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Valvebody, Does it matter????

Could be valve body. Could be as simple as incorrect fluid level. There is a specific process for checking fluid level. It has to be done with transmission HOT after a long drive. Engine running, parked on a level spot. Move shifter through all gears. Then remove dipstick and check fluid level. 01/0...
by MacNoob
Wed May 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Inquiry

Sounds like maybe he screwed up the timing belt job and buggered up the engine.
by MacNoob
Mon May 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1227
Views: 75901

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

E Showell wrote: Mon May 13, 2019 6:09 am MacNoob, that's a pretty full day's work. Good job.
LOL that was more like three weeks of slow fiddling, interrupted by a 10 day wait for the new sway bar, all finished up this weekend.
by MacNoob
Mon May 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Steering Rack issue on 2006 XC70
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: Steering Rack issue on 2006 XC70

Yes, don't replace stuff that doesn't need to be replaced. You're in Chicago, anything you need to order can probably be there next day with cheap shipping. Like Oragex says, stay away from cheap parts of unknown origin, you'll be in there again next year.
by MacNoob
Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Steering Rack issue on 2006 XC70
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: Steering Rack issue on 2006 XC70

1a) You need to take the front struts and strut bearings out to replace the spring mounts. No point putting old ones back in. Sachs is the OEM for Volvo, so get the Sachs struts from your favourite supplier (I use fcpeuro or eeuroparts). 1b) You will also have sway bar links disconnected to do this....
by MacNoob
Sun May 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)
Replies: 32
Views: 1484

Re: 2004 XC70 MPG on 91 Octane (US)

Fuelly today says for my '07 XC70 (200k kms, 160k tracked)

10.9 L/100km (that's 21.6 US or 25.9 Imperial mpg)

as the all-time average.

My work commute is daily 30km each way, half city half highway.
by MacNoob
Sun May 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Steering Rack issue on 2006 XC70
Replies: 20
Views: 1199

Re: Steering Rack issue on 2006 XC70

Yep. Change the mounts and bearings. Unless you live somewhere with glass smooth roads you are also due to replace the following items if not done yet:

front struts
rear shocks
lower control arms (bushings)
ball joints
sway bar (bushings)
sway bar links
by MacNoob
Sun May 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 1227
Views: 75901

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

Let's see
Front control arms
Front swaybar & bushings
swaybar links
ball joints
axle dust seals
strut bearings
lhs steering rack boot
alignment
fuel filter
air filter
refilled windshield washer fluid

'07 XC70 with 200k kms
by MacNoob
Thu May 02, 2019 4:01 pm
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: 1066

Re: The Official VOLVO SNAKE MYSTERY THREAD 8645401 [photo] - What Is It And Where Does It Go?

I don't know what it's for, but it comes out below the car, behind the bumper, in the right front corner kinda underneath the headlight. My XC70 is on jacks right now and I can see the oval exit of the pipe right there.
by MacNoob
Thu May 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Too. Many. Wagons.
Replies: 39
Views: 946

Re: Too. Many. Wagons.

Oooohh red 850 turbo wagon. mmmmmm.
by MacNoob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front suspension PN confusion.
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Front suspension PN confusion.

Those are the ones that are on the way!
I have a feeling that the steel LCAs were more an XC90/S60 thing rather than XC70.
by MacNoob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front suspension PN confusion.
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Front suspension PN confusion.

Alrighty. Checked PNs in VIDA. Shows newer part numbers. Checked those part numbers against photos of the parts at various parts sites. Looks nothing like what I have in my car. So, my '07 has the older style control arms and ball joints despite what VIDA and parts sites say. Easy to tell the differ...
by MacNoob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Front suspension PN confusion.
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Front suspension PN confusion.

2007 XC70. 200,000kms (120k miles). Has already had new struts and sway bar end links. Control arm bushings obviously torn. Lots of rattling and clunking over bumps. Looking for replacement lower control arms (LCA) with ball joints, I keep running into this note on parts sites: "2001-2007 XC70 (up t...
by MacNoob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Here's a really good thread on stuck ignition switch - there are lots! Fortunately mine stuck at the grocery store just down the street from my house, I was able to free it up to get the car home. https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22911&start=10 Most likely it is the switc...
by MacNoob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

I ordered a new ignition switch based on VIN ('07 XC70)... it came pre set for my existing keys and didn't need any encoding.

Part price sounds about right though!

Common to have it lock up when a little piece inside the lock mechanism breaks....
by MacNoob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Marco's 2003 V70 T5 journey Topic is solved
Replies: 61
Views: 2519

Re: Marco's 2003 V70 T5 journey Topic is solved

Every time I drain/fill on my '07 XC, I get 3.5 litres out. So even 4.5 quarts sounds like a lot.
by MacNoob
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:14 pm
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: 1498

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

When I did my XC70 it took me pretty much all day in my garage working at it slowly to do the TB, all pulleys, serpentine & all pulleys.
I can see how someone that's done it before should be good with half that time.
by MacNoob
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"
Replies: 20
Views: 2061

Re: Excessive Brake pedal travel before "bite"

A little more on the slider pins: The sliders run in a rubber sleeve in the caliper body. What happened on my car was that the caliper body rusted around the sleeve, effectively making the hole smaller and making the slider pin bind in the sleeve. I took the calipers out, pushed out the rubber sleev...
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 XC70 Transmission Bugs
Replies: 17
Views: 732

Re: 2005 XC70 Transmission Bugs

I didn't see any interior pics of this car - wood wheel too? Transmission valve body troubles seem to be mostly a 2001-2002 thing. Some searching around will find you info on replacing the valve body with a more generic GM item (some GM cars use the same transmission) that is available a lot cheaper...
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Von Baron's second 2005 XC70
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Von Baron's second 2005 XC70

Wow, look at that gorgeous wood wheel. Car looks in excellent shape, hope you can resolve the transmission issue.
by MacNoob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3
Replies: 43
Views: 12143

Re: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3

I do like that model. Lots of the P3 XC70s around here, very few V70s although I do see them on occasion.
by MacNoob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 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: 1498

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

Great topic. My '07 XC70 is coming up to 200k kms. Already did most of the stuff mentioned, including struts/shocks. Will probably need control arm bushings and another set of sway bar end links soon. I have not touched PCV. This car's duty cycle is very easy (never gets started without at least 15 ...
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The Ammo Can build
Replies: 34
Views: 1641

Re: The Ammo Can build

Coooooooool

I wonder how long the wheel bearings will last with those huge spacers and tires....
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Polestar so cheap? Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Polestar so cheap? Why?

Listing is already gone, maybe an error.
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3
Replies: 43
Views: 12143

Re: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3

Thanks for the hints... haven't had an opportunity to crawl under one yet.
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3
Replies: 43
Views: 12143

Re: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3

Really! I haven't seen any rusty ones yet. Where are the trouble spots to watch for?
by MacNoob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3
Replies: 43
Views: 12143

Re: Buyers Advice P2 vs P3

A P3 V60 or S60 (2014+, with 2.5 I5) will likely be my next car once the current P2 XC70 is inevitably taken out by either wildlife or one of the inexperienced new drivers in my area (already lost wife's car in a parking lot to one of those). Just keeping an eye on which might have oil consumption i...
by MacNoob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Intermittent Starting Issue with Excessive Cranking During Cold Weather Topic is solved
Replies: 38
Views: 5837

Re: Intermittent Starting Issue with Excessive Cranking During Cold Weather Topic is solved

Watching this with great interest. My '07 displays these exact symptoms from your video - but rarely enough that there's no way to reproduce the problem for testing, and the car has never failed to start. Car has 190k kms on it. Due for new plugs at 200k. Had new timing belt/pulleys/serpentine belt ...
by MacNoob
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 X/C 70 220000 miles
Replies: 14
Views: 2907

Re: 2001 X/C 70 220000 miles

Did you recently change where you buy gas?
by MacNoob
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Anyone ever used this service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: Anyone ever used this service?

BBA Reman had a pretty good reputation in the Saab world, but fortunately I never had to use their services myself.
by MacNoob
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No heat to the floor 96 850R with climate control
Replies: 31
Views: 15943

Re: No heat to the floor 96 850R with climate control

Any idea if a P2 car is the same setup (2007 XC70)? Just started having this problem myself....
by MacNoob
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: '07 XC70 no heat to floor
Replies: 0
Views: 328

'07 XC70 no heat to floor

Hi all. 2007 XC70, 60,000km, automatic climate with IAQS, suddenly won't direct any heat to the floor even when 'Floor' is selected manually. LOTS of heat from other vents. This started after being parked outside in the snow all day - since then it has spent the night inside a warm garage so hopeful...
by MacNoob
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:43 pm
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: 114078

Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

High pressure headlight washer pump. 2007 XC70 with 59,000 km
by MacNoob
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I went to NAPA to buy GO5 Zerex and ...
Replies: 32
Views: 20150

Re: I went to NAPA to buy GO5 Zerex and ...

Check Walmart and maybe other NAPAs. That's where I last bought mine.
by MacNoob
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Trans Fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 5625

Re: Trans Fluid

Ok, so I go to the local A.Z. store and they have a Mobil Synth. ATF. It does not say '3309' on the front of the bottle however it does say... Volvo 97340, JWS 3309 and Toyota T-III and T IV in the label description on the back. Is this what I need to be looking for or is it more specific to the 33...
by MacNoob
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Car break-in deterrents - any suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Car break-in deterrents - any suggestions

CLUB will not stop people from breaking into the car to steal stuff - it'll just slow them down if they want to steal the whole car. Leave NOTHING visible in the car. Get an alarm with a blinking light. A large mean looking dog living in the car helps too. Park in a brightly lit area with lots of pe...
by MacNoob
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will $4 gas kill the 850?
Replies: 30
Views: 3413

Re: Will $4 gas kill the 850?

$8-$10 gas hasn't killed it in Europe, so I wouldn't expect that the availability of cheap gas in the US will harm it.