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by AlanS
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Suspension questions
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Suspension questions

2006 XC70. Suspension has never been touched. 100K miles. I can see that the front right control arm may be bent...so that will need to be replaced. Do I just scrap the entire front and rear parts and start new? It looks like it will be very expensive...especially for a 2006. Are the struts that com...
by AlanS
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Better bulb?
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Better bulb?

Both my 06 xc70 and 13 s60 need low beam bulbs. Is there really a ‘better’ bulb? I would love a brighter bulb for both .
by AlanS
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Extraction pump? Can I use it for Volvo?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Extraction pump? Can I use it for Volvo?

From my days with my old Mercedes, I have a nice extraction pump. I used it for oil changes, etc. Can I EFFECTIVELY use a pump like this for my transmission? I did a drain and fill a few years ago, would like to do a series again, but would like to make it easier than crawling under and dealing with...
by AlanS
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Paint protection?
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Paint protection?

2006. I want to clay and protect. All by hand. I don’t have a machine. Any recommendations of a wax or protectant that will last through the fall and winter?
by AlanS
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Serpentine Belt questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Serpentine Belt questions

FCP has both VOLVO and INA/ Conti tensioner and belt. Obviously, the VOLVO is 2x the price of both INA tensioner and Conti Belt. Am I being penny foolish about not getting Volvo vs INA/ Conti? PLUS...is the procedure for 2013 the same as other earlier year models? I have not been able to find a vide...
by AlanS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Need side mirror info...please
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Need side mirror info...please

2013 S60. Someone sideswiped my car...disabling my drivers side mirror. It has BLISS. I called around to some 'junk yards'...they want a part #. I don't know if the whole unit needs replacing, but does anyone have a breakdown of the part #'s for a driver's side mirror WITH BLISS for 2013? Does anyon...
by AlanS
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Side view mirror- Need info
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Side view mirror- Need info

So, on the wife's 2013 S60, someone drove too close to the driver's side and cracked the housing of the mirror assembly. The internals work, but the plastic is shot. I want to replace it with a 'pre-owned' part...but it must have BLISS....What years/ models share this exact driver's side mirror? I w...
by AlanS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Brighter lows?
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Brighter lows?

One of my low beams just burned out. So, now is an opportunity to maybe put some better bulbs in. Any recommendations, or am I just wasting money trying to get a brighter bulb
by AlanS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Rear shocks and Impact driver questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Rear shocks and Impact driver questions.

Having just come from the mechanic, I am told I need rear shocks...front tie rods (inner and outer). I looked up any YouTube videos, found ones for S60, S80, XC90, etc. But none specific to my 2006 XC70 . What models are IDENTICAL to my car? This way I can see if I want to tackle this myself. Lastly...
by AlanS
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: 50K...what do I do?
Replies: 2
Views: 381

50K...what do I do?

My 2013 just hit 50K....I do not have a manual. What services do I have to do at this point. I do oil changes every 5K, brakes/ rotors when needed and both cabin and air filters...that's been it so far. What needs to be done?