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by ggleavitt
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: DIY: REAR Trailing Arm Bushing (31277893) Replacement (2005 XC90 2.5T AWD with 120K)
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: DIY: REAR Trailing Arm Bushing (31277893) Replacement (2005 XC90 2.5T AWD with 120K)

Believe it's 65Nm (48 ft-lb) plus 105 degrees, shown as Link arm front in subframe-front mounting (M12) in VIDA. I've done three sets of these beginning in 2016. When I did my first job there was only a Russian post available, had to translate. I like cn90's approach, the sleeve kit just gives me a ...
by ggleavitt
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: Where exactly is the catalytic converter
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Where exactly is the catalytic converter

Per VIDA for the B6324 (6 cylinder) engine: "There are four catalytic converters, two for bank 1 and two for 2. Bank 1= cylinder 1, 2, and 3. Bank 2= cylinder 4, 5, and 6. The two [bank related] heated oxygen sensors are used to control the catalytic converter; one heated oxygen sensor in front of t...
by ggleavitt
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: IPD sway bar end links
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: IPD sway bar end links

Opinion only, I've removed 2 full sets of IPD end links from my vehicles and gone back to OE. They look great but do not perform as well over time as the Volvo part.
by ggleavitt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: R-type struts?
Replies: 21
Views: 801

Re: R-type struts?

^ yes. As you'll soon see, it'll take quite a bit to compress down to where the seat has no tension. I went from a 5 cylinder to two V8s, have done more than a few 33 springs with these. You can use them no problem with just the washer they come with (lower part in photo), I chose to go the thrust b...
by ggleavitt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: R-type struts?
Replies: 21
Views: 801

Re: R-type struts?

I've seen this version of compressor but never tried it. I took a pair of inexpensive compressors and added a couple washers plus a thrust bearing (top item in photo) then I lube the threads before use: IMG_2383.JPG ChitownV- I cannot recall, do you have nivomats on your vehicle? If yes, what code? ...
by ggleavitt
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: R-type struts?
Replies: 21
Views: 801

Re: R-type struts?

The 33 front spring is pretty stout and you'll need to compress it down pretty far to install the new seat fully. Use a good compressor and be careful. Seat will want to flex when it goes back on and the spring gets uncompressed, I tighten the cross nut up and release the compressor then get the str...
by ggleavitt
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: Inner Tie Rod Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Inner Tie Rod Replacement

For the bellows clamp, pretty sure it's a 56mmx7mm. Guy named Howard who has a Volvo site was selling them for a few years but is no longer. You can see them here- https://www.mk1autohaus.com/56mm-Steple ... _6605.html

Torque for tie rod inner nut is noted as 80Nm in VIDA.
by ggleavitt
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: R-type struts?
Replies: 21
Views: 801

Re: R-type struts?

I'll be surprised if you can find a “quick strut” for the 33/AE combination, it’s not very common. R-Design suspension is a little more firm by intent. I have the same suspension code in a 2008 V8 Sport, the precursor to the R-Design. Springs are more heavy (33 vs 31), front/rear sway bars are sligh...
by ggleavitt
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: B8444S (V8) serp belt tools
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: B8444S (V8) serp belt tools

V8 serp belt tools kit is scheduled to go out in late March for a Swedespeed forum member, if someone wants to before or after feel free to let me know.

No harm/no foul if there's not any interest on this site, my intent was simply to share and I had though to expand the audience.

Thanks
by ggleavitt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation 2003-2014
Topic: 2010 XC90 High Beam Question
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: 2010 XC90 High Beam Question

ABL high beam is a mechanical shutter inside the DS1 light path (headlight assembly).

For vehicles equipped with ABL, the inboard bulbs (H10) are the daytime running lights (DRL).