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by KurtL
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70R guys - I'm considering a V70R, what should I be wary of and looking for? Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: V70R guys - I'm considering a V70R, what should I be wary of and looking for? Topic is solved

I bought my '05 V70R with 101K 3 years ago. Here is what I have done myself: 1. Multiple auto transmission flushes 2. Replaced front and rear 4C struts 3. Fuel filter 4. Replaced some of the ignition loom 5. Spark plugs 6. Replaced aftermarket intake with stock 7. Replaced hatch struts 8. installed ...
by KurtL
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Rear Shocks. Can't access upper mount bolts. Misaligned
Replies: 22
Views: 705

Re: Rear Shocks. Can't access upper mount bolts. Misaligned

I just did this 2 weekends ago on my 05 V70R. Undo the one bolt with the banana shape washer and take the whole unit out from the bottom. I followed the Robert DIY video and used the ratchet strap on it. Thank God you don't have the Monroe electronic suspension shocks. Getting at the passenger side ...
by KurtL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: SRS-Airbag Service Urgent light after replacing passenger side window
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: SRS-Airbag Service Urgent light after replacing passenger side window

The glass never broke and the light was not on when I took it in.
by KurtL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: SRS-Airbag Service Urgent light after replacing passenger side window
Replies: 2
Views: 243

SRS-Airbag Service Urgent light after replacing passenger side window

I took the 2008 C30 to the dealer to have them replace the passenger side window that someone tried to break. After picking it up I noticed the SRS-Airbag Service Urgent light came on after few miles. I saw the dealer had made a note that they couldn't turn it off. Could replacing the window cause t...
by KurtL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

It was a 2.4T. My daughter’s 2001 V70 kept blowing off the top radiator hose. The dealer did a pressure test on the cylinders and it turns out the cylinder was leaking through the head gasket into the coolant building up pressure and blowing the hose off. Kurt, was that engine a 2.5 or a 3.2?
by KurtL
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

My daughter’s 2001 V70 kept blowing off the top radiator hose. The dealer did a pressure test on the cylinders and it turns out the cylinder was leaking through the head gasket into the coolant building up pressure and blowing the hose off.
by KurtL
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Control arm - Is there a safe way to force it?
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Control arm - Is there a safe way to force it?

I have used the ratchet strap method twice on the 01 V70 2.4T and the 05 V70R.
by KurtL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Purchasing a 2007 V70R
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Purchasing a 2007 V70R

I bought a 2005 V70R in June 2018. It had 101K miles. I paid $7,100. After a week I had to replace the radiator so I had the timing belt, serpintine belt and water pump replaced. I replaced the control arms, the front 4C struts and the top motor mount myself. I have done 3 drain and fills to date. T...
by KurtL
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Transmission fluid brands
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: Transmission fluid brands

I use Aisin Type T-IV. I replaced the transmission in the 2001 2.4T with a used one at about 120,000 miles. It now has 200,000 miles. I drain and fill about 3.6 quarts every oil change at 5,000 miles to keep it fresh. It shifts great. I bought a 2005 V70R last summer and have been doing drain and fi...
by KurtL
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2003 V70 key won't turn past position 0
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: 2003 V70 key won't turn past position 0

You need a new ignition lock. You can get them pre-programmed to fit your keys. I just had the one replaced on my 01 V70.
by KurtL
Sat May 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70R "No oil pressure" warning light
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: V70R "No oil pressure" warning light

I had the exact same problem. After getting the o rings on the pan replaced and the pcv system serviced it went away. I also use Mobil 1 High Mileage Synthetic 10-40 oil which helped.
by KurtL
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: reskin or replace front seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 1939

Re: reskin or replace front seats?

I went down to an upholstry shop and they matched the black leather in my 2001 V70 almost exactly. I pulled the seats and took them down and the guy replaced the worn panels only on both driver and passanger for $500. They look good!
by KurtL
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New s60 owner here with oil pressure issues
Replies: 38
Views: 6857

Re: New S60 owner here with oil pressure issues

I had the same issue. What solved it was going to 10-40 Synthetic, getting the oil pan o-rings replaced and having the pcv service done.
by KurtL
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: S60 2002 P0012 code -> tried most things?
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: S60 2002 P0012 code -> tried most things?

I would recommend you get a dealer or Volvo mechanic to run a diagnostic. For a few bucks it's worth it.
by KurtL
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: c30 appearance - . -
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: c30 appearance - . -

I like the P2 V70 myself.
My manual Brilliant Blue C30 will someday be a classic!
by KurtL
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 v70 Front brake calipers - both sides failed recently
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: 99 V70 Front brake calipers - both sides failed recently

I noticed a couple months back that I was getting a burning brake smell from the 01 V70's driver side plus the rotor was very hot from driving a few minutes. I removed the slider pins and noticed they were corroded and scored. I thought this was causing one side of the caliper to drag on the rotor. ...
by KurtL
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Leak in Front Passenger Footwell, How to Remove Carpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4219

Re: Leak in Front Passenger Footwell, How to Remove Carpet?

I cleaned out the sunroof drains on mine. I heard the cowl drains can be an issue too.
by KurtL
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 GLT losing coolant - into transmission?
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: V70 GLT losing coolant - into transmission?

I have experienced slight coolant leaks from both expansion tanks on my 01 V70 and 08 C30. I have had leaks from the the radiator, heater core and heater core O rings that were all almost impossible to detect.
The tank is an easy do it yourself fix that is easy to replace and rule out.
by KurtL
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

RobertDIY videos approach cult status at my house. We hope to do a meet and greet out here on the west coast one day....
by KurtL
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Headlight bulb wiring connector is toast - suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Headlight bulb wiring connector is toast - suggestions?

I bought the connectors on line for $7.50 a piece and threaded them on. A simple fix.
by KurtL
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Which upper engine mount part #?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Which upper engine mount part #?

Thanks, I bought the whole mount so I should be good to go.
by KurtL
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Which upper engine mount part #?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Which upper engine mount part #?

I have a 2001 Volvo V70 2.4 T Vin # YV1SW58DX11004879 and would like to find out which upper engine mount 30680770 or 8649597would be correct for my car. I have one on-line supplier telling me 30680770 and another telling me 8649597. I asked another supplier to get a third opinion. I could try the d...
by KurtL
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Bayview Volvo - Houston Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Re: Bayview Volvo - Houston Texas

I got the name wrong, it is actually Bayway Volvo
by KurtL
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Bayview Volvo - Houston Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

Bayview Volvo - Houston Texas

While my daughter has been at school in Galveston she has been taking the 01 V70 to Bayview Volvo in Houston. They have had it in for a oil change and and a battery. They replaced the front air deflector that had fallen off for the price of the part only since they thought the oil change had somethi...
by KurtL
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Re: New Toy

Hey that is my car!
Brilliant blue and a manual!
by KurtL
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Need recommendation in Galveston Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Need recommendation in Galveston Texas

My daughter moved out there with my 01 V70 so I am looking for a nearby shop for the car to get a service done.
by KurtL
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 XC70 Coolant Intermitent Leak
Replies: 11
Views: 2947

Re: 2005 XC70 Coolant Intermitent Leak

On a car this old I would just replace the expansion tank for peace of mind. I developed a leak in my 01 V70 tank so I replaced it with a new OEM one. I am thinking of doing the same in my 08 C30.
by KurtL
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 xc70 seems to be sipping coolant
Replies: 14
Views: 2017

Re: 2005 xc70 seems to be sipping coolant

Had this a couple of times on my 2001 V70. Once was a small crack in the radiator and the other was a cracked expansion tank. Neither was very easy to see.
by KurtL
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 v70 Flushing Power Steering System
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: 2004 v70 Flushing Power Steering System

I just used the pump off an old shampoo bottle to suck most of the fluid out of the reservoir and refilled it. I repeated this a couple of times to switch out the fluid nearly completely.
by KurtL
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What Asian brand car(s) do you own?
Replies: 13
Views: 3327

Re: What Asian brand car(s) do you own?

1966 Datsun 1600 Roadster
2001 Mazda Miata SE
by KurtL
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2011 C30 Front Brake Job - Documentation
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: 2011 C30 Front Brake Job - Documentation

How did you compress the piston?
by KurtL
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2002 S60: Are In-Store Battery Tests any Good?
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: 2002 S60: Are In-Store Battery Tests any Good?

I had similar issues. I must have had a wonky cell on a fairly new battery that one particular tester wouldn't pick up. We tried a couple different testers and got one anomalous reading we couldn't repeat.
After replacing the battery no more issues.