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by dmg4
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Planet friendly 2001 XC vs new Electric car
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Planet friendly 2001 XC vs new Electric car

There are multiple components to conservation of energy and living "green'. Some are substantive, and some are not. Buying a new hybrid or e-car (or really any new car at frequent intervals) and thinking you've done your bit is just wrong. The life cycle analysis for a carbon footprint will almost a...
by dmg4
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2008 V70 3.2 Loss of power assist in steering
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Loss of power assist in steering

OK. This problem is solved. Now, remember that this is about a 2008 Volvo V70 3.2 L, and I messed up and posted this in the wrong section of the forum. With that disclaimer, here we go: 1. The vacuum pump seals, apparently notorious on this model engine, had failed. It's directly over the serpentine...
by dmg4
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2008 V70 3.2 Loss of power assist in steering
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Loss of power assist in steering

Three questions: 1. Would air enter the system through a minor leak? 2. To bleed any air from the system, should I drive with the reservoir cap loose or tight? 3. Would air in the system cause the serpentine belt to slip when executing a quick turn? I just realized I started this thread under the wr...
by dmg4
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2008 V70 3.2 Loss of power assist in steering
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Loss of power assist in steering

I flushed the system with new OEM fluid, and then bled the system (20 times, lock-to-lock, reservoir cap off). This did not help. But, I learned more about the symptoms. 1. The vacuum pump appears to be leaking oil. It might be leaking onto the serpentine belt. 2. In the bleeding process, the serpen...
by dmg4
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2008 V70 3.2 Loss of power assist in steering
Replies: 10
Views: 418

2008 V70 3.2 Loss of power assist in steering

Happy holidays! My 2008 V70 3.2L six cyl has the following symptoms: 1. Slight loss of fluid. Topped off to "cold" mark now 2. Loss of power assist in more than minimal turn while stopped 3. Loss power assist if rapid turn attempted in motion 4. Power assist seems fine when executing slow turn when ...
by dmg4
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Saw a nice 240 today.
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: Saw a nice 240 today.

Geneva Foreign Sports is indeed alive and well (and much larger) on NY Route 14, just south of exit 43 off I-90 in Geneva. No 240s on the lot anymore, but they have at least one mechanic old enough to have been trained on 240s. They've drooled on my car, but are nice enough to wipe it off afterwards.
by dmg4
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Maximum tire size on stock height & wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Maximum tire size on stock height & wheels

You might also consider the General Altimax RT43. I've used them on Volvo 240, 960, S90, V70, S80, as well as 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic wagon, and a 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood. Excellent results on pretty diverse fleet in my experience.
by dmg4
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Saw a nice 240 today.
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Re: Saw a nice 240 today.

Hey... wait! There's one in my driveway!

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by dmg4
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Argo Wheels Set of 4 - $150
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Volvo Argo Wheels Set of 4 - $150

Are these still available?