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by mrbrian200
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: WTF is up with my Radio
Replies: 21
Views: 262
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Re: WTF is up with my Radio

As far as the reverse sensor function, there may be a software component involved. If the used radio came off a vehicle that did not have the reverse sensors installed they may not work properly. This might be a downloadable package that is updated/installed at a dealer/VIDA. I seem to recall the 'p...
by mrbrian200
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What's the deal with people having difficulty getting into their new Audis?
Replies: 7
Views: 382
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Re: What's the deal with people having difficulty getting into their new Audis?

I've decided the people having trouble opening their doors on these newer vehicles are the same types who can't figure out how to start a clothes washer/dryer in my friends condo building. When you slide the account 'debit card' into the slot on a machine and press a cycle button to start it, the di...
by mrbrian200
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Should I replace PCV Box 2006 V70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 161
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Re: Should I replace PCV Box 2006 V70 NA

It was my understanding that the oil trap/box on an '06 is an 'open' design: crankcase gasses enter and exit toward the top, oil droplets fall via gravity, collect and are returned to the oil pan via a port/hose exiting from the bottom of the box. Now what I'm not sure about is whether the banjo bol...
by mrbrian200
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Considering purchase - 2009 S60 T5
Replies: 9
Views: 113
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Re: Considering purchase - 2009 S60 T5

My '06 S60 has remained pretty quiet - the only interior rattle I can think that occasionally bothers me is after somebody rides in the passenger seat, then gets out. Sometimes the belt buckle will hang in just such a way that it bumps against the pillar trim while driving. Reorienting it makes what...
by mrbrian200
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Non-Volvo car chat megathread
Replies: 96
Views: 6080
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Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Awful. Good luck to you guys in the corn states. 'knee high by the 4th of July' (or taller) for corn is what the farmers I grew up around always said to be ideal. This year it went in so late it had barely sprouted, maybe 3" tall on the 4th. The field immediately around my house they planted winter...
by mrbrian200
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Timing Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 148
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Re: Timing Issues

Probe the wires at the coolant temp sensor connector with a voltmeter for +5v VREF (I think it's the Brown-Black wire, terminal 1). If that's ok you likely have a grounding issue somewhere.
by mrbrian200
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Timing belt tensioner shake
Replies: 33
Views: 2154
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Re: Timing belt tensioner shake

Excessive rhythmic tensioner 'shake' could be indicative of engine imbalance...which could trace to anything from ignition/timing/detonation, weak cylinders (compression test), to a harmonic balancer or dual mass flywheel that needs replaced, bearings going out (engine internal or anything that the ...
by mrbrian200
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: engine miss, hard starting after timing belt change
Replies: 3
Views: 89
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Re: engine miss, hard starting after timing belt change

Don't drive it any more. From your description I suspect the tbelt is skipping a tooth every so often. Likely a problem with the tensioner. Mechanics that look obviously like drug addicts usually are- with large personal debts hanging over them- they will cut corners, overcharge, barely comprehend w...
by mrbrian200
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: Decrease your chances of CEM or DIM failure with a FAN
Replies: 8
Views: 2497
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Re: Decrease your chances of CEM or DIM failure with a FAN

Pushes air up into the dash. Heated air rises so in theory it should be more effective to force cool air in from the bottom rather than try to reverse the natural flow of convection. And the coolest pool of air to draw from would be down at the floor, hence air flow through the fan is 'up'.
by mrbrian200
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV R&R - Losing the battle to the dreaded hidden Intake bolt Topic is solved
Replies: 71
Views: 978
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Re: PCV R&R - Losing the battle to the dreaded hidden Intake bolt Topic is solved

Consider replacing that bolt with a torx head bolt. It might make it easier on the next person that has to loosen it. You would probably need to identify the metallurgical composition of the existing bolt, and match that in the 'new' torx bolt to make sure heat expansion/contraction behaves the sam...