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by BrianV70
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: V60 Downshifting in manual mode
Replies: 2
Views: 148
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V60 Downshifting in manual mode

Howdy folks - 2016 V60 T5 FWD, 8 speed auto, 35,000 miles We bought this as a CPO. Wife got a Tesla Model 3, so I drive this now. Its fine, but I find it cramped compared to my former '00 V70 XC, and the sloping roofline and hatch takes up a lot of cargo space. Whatever... Anyway. I drive occasional...
by BrianV70
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: Any issues running a 65 Watt Bulb?
Replies: 1
Views: 320
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Any issues running a 65 Watt Bulb?

I have a 2016 V60 T5 FWD - base model with halogen reflector headlights. I think the stock low beams are weak. It uses an H7 low beam bulb (55W) and an H11 high beam (65 watt). Option 1. Thought about doing an LED bulb upgrade, but it seems that is a bad idea for a reflector housing. Option 2. Osram...
by BrianV70
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Folding Spare Tire?
Replies: 5
Views: 307
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Re: Folding Spare Tire?

^^ exactly. It came with a 12V inflator and a can of sealant. Scary!
by BrianV70
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Folding Spare Tire?
Replies: 5
Views: 307
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Re: Folding Spare Tire?

Thanks -

I realized I had a typo. Our new car is a V60 FWD, not a V70.

I'll try to fiddle around this weekend and gauge of the donut from our '00 V70 might squeeze in there.
by BrianV70
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Folding Spare Tire?
Replies: 5
Views: 307
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Folding Spare Tire?

Has anyone been able to put together a folding spare for their Volvo? Our new-to-us V70 FWD has no spare tire. Colorado has some pretty empty stretches of road... I could try to find a Vredestein dealer (Vredestein Space Saver) and see if they can get one, probably find a 16" steel spare rim from th...
by BrianV70
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Winter Tire Sizing, FWD V60
Replies: 1
Views: 162
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Winter Tire Sizing, FWD V60

Hi folks, need some opinions. 2016 V60 front wheel drive. Stock tire size: 215/ 50 /17 Winter tire - Continental Wintercontact SI Size 1: 205/ 60 /16. Same diameter, a little narrower. Probably the safe choice. Size 2: 205/ 65 /16. 1" taller (1/2 inch more ground clearance!), a litter narrower, tire...
by BrianV70
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spring seat / strut question
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: Spring seat / strut question

Yesterday I seen those cross nuts installed up side down on an 850. If the installer did not do it correctly, I doubt they will fix their mistake. If I were you, I would remove the top nut on the strut (with the car on the ground, there is no danger), and see if the cross nut is even installed. Fro...
by BrianV70
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spring seat / strut question
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: Spring seat / strut question

Thanks - you folks are awesome.
by BrianV70
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spring seat / strut question
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: Spring seat / strut question

Thanks JimBee. I'm going to have the mechanic that did the spring seat take a look as well. I may end up tackling it myself depending on the outcome. And I do appreciate the warning - I've never worked with spring compressors. From what I've read they are scary. I'd probably use four instead of two ...
by BrianV70
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spring seat / strut question
Replies: 8
Views: 560
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Re: Spring seat / strut question

Clarification - maybe the non-OEM strut doesn't nicely with the SPRING SEAT?