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by Rattnalle
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual
Replies: 16
Views: 168
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Re: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual

I think it's worth keeping in mind that oil chart is quite old by now. Oil classification comes into play too. Oh yes. I just looked up the owner's manual for my 1999 s70 and the spec it calls for is for "SG, SG/CD, SH" . That's ancient at this point and obsolete. I was expecting my manual mentione...
by Rattnalle
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How is the trunk suppose to work?
Replies: 1
Views: 21
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Re: How is the trunk suppose to work?

The trunk lid button is an electric switch so yes a worn or broken cable would be a plausible explanation.
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual
Replies: 16
Views: 168
Sweden

Re: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual

I think it's worth keeping in mind that oil chart is quite old by now. Oil classification comes into play too.
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual
Replies: 16
Views: 168
Sweden

Re: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual

That is my concern, too with switching to the 15w-40, dm635. We don't get cold that often, but we do have several days a year when we're into the teens and twenties, and those are the days I'd like to take the 960 out. I really do appreciate everyone's feedback on it. -- Simplify a bit and it gets ...
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Freeze Your Nuts Off
Replies: 5
Views: 67
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Re: Freeze Your Nuts Off

can't say I noticed much of a difference from a regular penetrating oil. Where possible, I use heat, oxy acetylene. In essence, heat allows for expansion/contraction, which may break loose the rust. So, this product is using cold temp to break the rust. Heating that way is also good since you've pr...
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual
Replies: 16
Views: 168
Sweden

Re: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual

Texas being warm most of the time 15W40 is heavier for older looser motors with more miles. The engine is quieter besides peppier. That was the weight for many many years till I purchased the 98 S70 T5. Too thick during start up for cooler weathers and the Turbo. Mostly a difference when cold thoug...
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Freeze Your Nuts Off
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Sweden

Re: Freeze Your Nuts Off

I've used something similar from another brand and can't say I noticed much of a difference from a regular penetrating oil.
by Rattnalle
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual
Replies: 16
Views: 168
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Re: Oil viscosity and the owners' manual

An oil with a smaller span between cold and warm viscosity is in theory more stable and thus able to resist heat better long term. In practice I suspect it varies quite a lot. I would go for 5w40 regardless of conditions since it's easy to get hold of, covers everything temperature wise and provides...
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough
Replies: 27
Views: 297
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Re: My Impact Wrench Is Not Strong Enough

I use a metre long breaker bar and a socket for the whole job. Break loose then straighten at the pivot and just spin the bar between my fingers to get the bolts loose. Same procedure to put them back except I use a torque wrench to tighten them to 110 Nm which is about what's recommended IIRC. It's...
by Rattnalle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?
Replies: 894
Views: 56764
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

If you use Akebono ceramic brake pads you will practically never have to clean your wheels again (at least not of brake dust). But what if you like cleaning the brake dust off your rims? What produces the most brake dust? and wont chew through rotors? My Spanish made Bosch pads certainly seem to do...