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by IslandV70
Wed May 22, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: DIY: Make your own magnetic socket!
Replies: 5
Views: 111
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Re: DIY: Make your own magnetic socket!

DIY make your own magnetic screwdriver:]
Find about 6 feet of thin wire. Wrap it around a screwdriver and spark the wire across a car battery a few times.
At least for the rest of the day you have a magnetic screwdriver :D
by IslandV70
Wed May 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: No Oil Pressure - Stop Engine
Replies: 49
Views: 707
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Re: No Oil Pressure - Stop Engine

I would be putting a mechanical gauge on there ASAP before you drive the car anyplace.
by IslandV70
Fri May 03, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Arduino Volvo Display Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 421
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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

The sad reality for me is that with what I know about electricity (the lights go on when the switch gets flipped up) and programming (that's how you find out what's on TV), the only way this would be doable for me would be as a prepackaged kit with detailed, step-by-step instructions. There are any...
by IslandV70
Fri May 03, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Too much of a good thing - extra tranny fluid?
Replies: 8
Views: 138
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Re: Too much of a good thing - extra tranny fluid?

Small question, when you say the Volvo dealer replaced the fluid, is this verbally mentioned by a previous owner, or there are receipts showing this ? Just in case it was only mentioned by a PO who instead did himself replace the fluid, for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czDDSwguYR8 From t...
by IslandV70
Thu May 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Too much of a good thing - extra tranny fluid?
Replies: 8
Views: 138
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Too much of a good thing - extra tranny fluid?

My car sometimes shifts harder than I would like. I have 68,000 miles and the fluid was flushed and replaced by the Volvo dealer back around 35,000 miles or so. I checked the dipstick and the fluid is above the high mark for HOT after driving around 5 miles on a warm day. It also seems red and smell...
by IslandV70
Thu May 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Arduino Volvo Display Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 421
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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

I vote new verison.
by IslandV70
Wed May 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Arduino Volvo Display Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 421
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Arduino Volvo Display Thread

Anyone else want one?
Follow along here.
by IslandV70
Wed May 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Genuine Volvo ATF is NOT Mobil 3309...
Replies: 49
Views: 4391
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Re: Genuine Volvo ATF is NOT Mobil 3309...

The original design uses Arduino Due, Due CAN-shield (by togglebit) and 4DSystems uLCD-24PT. I'm working on a cheaper design: ESP32, regular MCP2515 shields, newer-bigger-cheaper display, but my off-work hours are badly oversubscribed. You also need a bunch of DB-9/DB-25 connectors, CAT-5 cable (no...
by IslandV70
Wed May 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Genuine Volvo ATF is NOT Mobil 3309...
Replies: 49
Views: 4391
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Re: Genuine Volvo ATF is NOT Mobil 3309...

So given this whole thread and the $25/liter price for ATF at the Volvo dealer, it seems OK to me to get T-IV at the Toyota dealer for a drain and fill.
Also I so want to build that display. I don't want to make 100s of them, but I do want one :D
by IslandV70
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Expected amount of repairs for year and miles?
Replies: 11
Views: 400
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Re: Expected amount of repairs for year and miles?

I felt like I found a unicorn with the timing belt being changed. Almost no V70s for sale around here had a timing belt done even if they had 200,000 miles. Also love the tranny flush at 32,000. I always felt like you could do a transmission flush every so often if you started early. I always had is...