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by mrbrian200
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...
Replies: 29
Views: 4823

Re: This summer, used Volvo prices will go...

Other automakers will be running massive sales, perhaps selling at or near cost hoping to get sales going, factories back up, and people back on payroll. I wouldn't be surprised if federal and state governments roll out incentives (temporarily suspend or lower sales taxes on major purchases such as ...
by mrbrian200
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1364
Views: 52711

Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Why do people fit those stupid air intakes with no fresh air to feed it? Neil. Because they're neither trained mechanics nor combustion design engineers. And don't understand that cooler fresh air, even if the filter + air ducts are slightly more restrictive, is usually better for performance than ...
by mrbrian200
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Steering wheel moves/jiggles a lot over bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Steering wheel moves/jiggles a lot over bumps

Choice of tire can affect this- I also though there way too much road feedback through the steering wheel on my S60. Enough that it could drive me bonkers on a longer drive. When I changed tires from Pirelli P7 (these had a super stiff sidewall) to Michelin T&H this tamed down dramatically to the po...
by mrbrian200
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Low Beam LED - Bulb Failure Message
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Low Beam LED - Bulb Failure Message

They've been starting to crack down on LED/HID conversions around me where the the resulting light is too intense/blinding to oncoming traffic. A 40w LED would have a lumen output equivalent to a 200W or more halogen bulb (where the OE is designed for legal/safe light output at around 1/4 of that). ...
by mrbrian200
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: P0101 still chasing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: P0101 still chasing.

If that's idling in park your throttle plate is too far open. On the 2.5T engine it should be open around 6-8% @hot idle in park. '05 uses the Bosch style throttle bodies. Probably another case of the internal gear mechanism is worn out/shot.
by mrbrian200
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reduced Engine Performance only in the Winter at Code Start
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

Re: Reduced Engine Performance only in the Winter at Code Start

You can also open the cover of these 2003-up throttle bodies. It's secured with 4 metal clips, just push them off, and you have access inside. As mentioned, the mechanism is really simple and looks robust, not sure what can go wrong with these but worth a close look for any damage to the gears, etc...
by mrbrian200
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Reduced Engine Performance only in the Winter at Code Start
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

Re: Reduced Engine Performance only in the Winter at Code Start

So long as you've already ruled out the coolant temp sensor.. This mirrors, close enough, symptoms I had on my '06 2.5T. I feel confident to key in here. The Bosch electronic throttle bodies are more reliable than the older MM units, yes, but . Occasionally one will have a random issue where the int...
by mrbrian200
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2006 V70R AWD Auto -- Radio Volume Increasing Spontaneously
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: 2006 V70R AWD Auto -- Radio Volume Increasing Spontaneously

One of the known failure points on these radios are internal solder joints and cable connections. Symptoms can include radio station/mode selection buttons being spontaneously activated. Goes without saying it's likely possible that in some cases the volume controls can be affected. If the steering ...
by mrbrian200
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 XC70 does not start in cold temperature (battery is good)
Replies: 51
Views: 1053

Re: 2007 XC70 does not start in cold temperature (battery is good)

Per mrbrian, it's the starter. The car thermometer said -23C this morning but the house one said -18C. Either way my car wouldn't start at that temperature before. With the new starter it started right up like it did yesterday. No pulsing of the tach etc. Without that background of the EM field I m...
by mrbrian200
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2007 XC70 does not start in cold temperature (battery is good)
Replies: 51
Views: 1053

Re: 2007 XC70 does not start in cold temperature (battery is good)

I have doubts as to how effective simply wrapping the wires with foil might be. The following is more a 'thought project' rather than a concrete theory or diagnosis (that would need to be based on direct observation on a vehicle experiencing this exact problem). So don't get too crazy about going do...