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by prwood
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: [2001 V70 2.4T] Occasional coolant reservoir boilover
Replies: 61
Views: 2750

Re: [2001 V70 2.4T] Occasional coolant reservoir boilover

Welp, the other shoe has dropped. The tiny coolant hose between the thermostat housing and the banjo bolt on the intake manifold has ruptured and the coolant reservoir went dry. I believe I have enough left over hose and oetiker clamps from replacing the other end of this coolant line, assuming that...
by prwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 How to get right inner tie rod boot on properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: 2001 V70 How to get right inner tie rod boot on properly?

It may be that the end of the boot is currently so distorted that it just won’t slide on. I should plan to replace the boot later this year, of course that means removing the outer tie rod, lock nut, and getting an alignment again. :evil: I have tried from under the car (that’s where the second phot...
by prwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 How to get right inner tie rod boot on properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: 2001 V70 How to get right inner tie rod boot on properly?

I was using a zip tie previously, but it broke off a while ago. Even still, I wasn't able to get the boot properly into place (i.e. slid all the way back around the rack) with all of the obstructions around that side of the steering rack. I have a proper Genuine Volvo clamp to use, but at this point...
by prwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 How to get right inner tie rod boot on properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

2001 V70 How to get right inner tie rod boot on properly?

On a 2001 V70, FWD, LHD, how in the world are you supposed to get the right inner tie rod boot on properly? IMG_0009.jpg IMG_0010.jpg Between the subframe, the various hard lines, and what appears to be maybe an EVAP line running *directly* between the subframe and the steering rack, how are you sup...
by prwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(

I finalized things today by getting an alignment done at a tire shop. They actually tried to do one yesterday but the right inner tie rod lock nut was frozen, and their policy is not to use any extreme measures (since they do tires and alignments but are not a full-service repair shop, and don't wan...
by prwood
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Can you open an ear/Oetiker clamp prior to installation?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Can you open an ear/Oetiker clamp prior to installation?

I received my genuine Volvo clamps in the mail today and confirmed that they do pop open pretty easily. Will plan on installing them later this year when the weather is a bit warmer... zip ties are standing in until then.
by prwood
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(

Glad you passed MA inspection! Lucky the first mechanic didn't throw an R on your windshield. Down here no inspections are required but I see lots of abandoned cars on the road due to that. I did get an R sticker the first time around. Took it back to the same guy after fixing it and kept the R. To...
by prwood
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(

Glad you passed MA inspection! Lucky the first mechanic didn't throw an R on your windshield. Down here no inspections are required but I see lots of abandoned cars on the road due to that. I did get an R sticker the first time around. Took it back to the same guy after fixing it and kept the R. To...
by prwood
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: 2001 V70 2.4T Failed MA Inspection :-(

Update: 1. I had the car re-inspected at a different station, and lo and behold they gave it a pass. It took him about 60 seconds to jack up the right wheel, test it, lower it, jack up the left wheel, test it, lower it, and shout "It's good!". Then he was printing out a sticker and I was on my way. ...
by prwood
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country 2001-2007
Topic: Can you open an ear/Oetiker clamp prior to installation?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Can you open an ear/Oetiker clamp prior to installation?

Normally I install clamps like this by sliding them over the object to be clamped. D45DF8A7-4C2F-4454-871A-D01FEF4619FA.png But I’m wondering if it’s possible to open them prior to installation so they could be wrapped around a part that’s already installed and can’t be slid onto? I can’t tell from ...