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by amblerman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Check out this blast from the past I just found
Replies: 9
Views: 189
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Re: Check out this blast from the past I just found

That's awesome! I remember back in the early 2000's I wanted a CD player in my car more than anything. I hooked a Walkman up to a tape adapter and played burned CD's that I mixed myself and thought it was so cool. Today? Bluetooth over FM with a music streaming service and almost infinite music. Cr...
by amblerman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Salvage Title 2006 Volvo V70R
Replies: 24
Views: 261
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Re: Salvage Title 2006 Volvo V70R

I think Titanium just references a color.. Titanium Grey was a Volvo color.
I have no idea if or why this would be more expensive than other colors.
by amblerman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box
Replies: 35
Views: 23131
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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Wow.. That wire looks horrible. Definitely needed to be done. When I did this job on mine, the connection at the fuse box end looked totally fine but I decided to replace it anyway. One of my issues was that it was loose at the battery terminal end. I used the same crimping tool. Worked pretty darn ...
by amblerman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent Battery/Generator Warning Light
Replies: 5
Views: 69
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Re: Intermittent Battery/Generator Warning Light

I have had intermittent charging lights when the alternator brushes were worn-- they seem to wear asymmetrically and occasionally they make poor contact with the armature and you get the dash light. Because of the intermittent nature of the problem, this can be difficult to diagnose. Charging issue...
by amblerman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent Battery/Generator Warning Light
Replies: 5
Views: 69
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Re: Intermittent Battery/Generator Warning Light

Hello All: The current dilemma is this: on Saturday while doing some city driving, in horrific heat, I noticed the AC got a little wonky, and then the battery light would intermittently appear. It seemed to occur upon harder acceleration and rounding corners. As an aside, a guy stopped me during th...
by amblerman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box
Replies: 35
Views: 23131
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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Nicely done, I like that method!
Thanks.

However I forgot to give credit where credit is due.
I got the inspiration from this thread.

viewtopic.php?t=35208

I'm going to update my post to give credit.
-A
by amblerman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 01 V70 coolcant requirement and recommendation Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 85
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Re: 01 V70 coolcant requirement and recommendation Topic is solved

As above, really don't see the idea with Zerex. Stay away from Prestone, I had it and it caused deposits. Volvo coolant concentrate sells for $25, mixed with 1 gallon of distilled water from Walmart ($2), it's under $30. Prestone you have to buy the 50/50 it gets even more expensive. Zerex concentr...
by amblerman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box
Replies: 35
Views: 23131
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Re: B+ terminal repair - main fuse box

Good to know, I think that's what I'll do then. I feel like it'll be a little easier to send it through the factory routing, I don't want to have it look messy. I just did this on my s70. I used 4 AWG and I ran it mostly through the stock wiring harness. However, once I got up near the fuse box, I ...
by amblerman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 s70 died on highway : multiple codes Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 283
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Re: 99 s70 died on highway : multiple codes Topic is solved

Here a quick update on this issue. Car is back on the road. Here's what I did. 1) replaced all + battery cables. Did not resolve issue. I didn't think it was going to.. I replaced these because of so many people recommending doing this on a 20 year old volvo. I also realized that my positive battery...
by amblerman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)
Replies: 31
Views: 393
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Re: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)

Too late. I'm on there as well.. :D I agree that the discussions over there can get pretty deep. The conclusion I came to after reading a lot of stuff over there is that if you're using the correct weight oil that meets the right specs and change it in a reasonable interval, you'll be fine with resp...