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by ignatz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Brake Light Warning
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Brake Light Warning

My 01 did the same, I took the bulb out and cleaned up the contact at the electrical connection. I forget, but I might have bent the contact back for a firmer connection.
by ignatz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: rad fan issue
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: rad fan issue

I almost never hear the coolant fan on our 01, 02 and 05 Volvo. The gauge numbingly sits dead center and never moves. One time on my previous 01 T5M, while idling in my driveway, I saw the temperature gauge start to rise. I shut the car off and found a "nut" that a red squirrel put between the fan b...
by ignatz
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Familiar "burning engine" smell returns
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Familiar "burning engine" smell returns

Or maybe engine compression is leaking back into the crankcase. Check compression and look for an oily or darker plug. I'd make sure the top end is good before you go forward with other repairs.
Did it ever pass the glove test?
by ignatz
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: ABS woes Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: ABS woes Topic is solved

My 2005 2.5t AWD took an ABS module and pump soon after I bought it 2 1/2 years ago. My shop sends stuff to Zemodex and is happy with their work. I'm happy that I don't see an ABS light since the repair. Not thrilled at the cost of some of the Volvo repairs, but that's the way it is. My shop also ga...
by ignatz
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: V70 wheel and tire size
Replies: 16
Views: 499

Re: V70 wheel and tire size

My 2002 V70 2.4t has 17" Amalthea wheels and Michelin tires. Looks great, but my 2001 V70 2.4t with 16" Metis wheels and Michelin's takes the Pa. bad roads better. The Metis 16" wheel is a little wider and takes a 215/55/16. I said better, not great.
15 incher's would give the softer ride.
by ignatz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: 2005 S60 2.5T AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: 2005 S60 2.5T AWD

We bought a 2005 S60 2.5T awd a little over two years ago. It had 96,000 miles, one owner and CarFax records 100% completed at a Volvo dealership and no accidents.. The "used" car lot already put on new brake pads and rotors, and I had them install a new timing belt kit. The car drove fine around th...
by ignatz
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: 2006 V70 Transmission fluid change, low mileage car
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: Transmission fluid change

The drain and fill also lets you clean the magnet on the drain plug.
by ignatz
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Oil pan gasket replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 503

Re: Oil pan gasket replacement

If the tapping/ticking is from the top of the engine, you might be hearing normal fuel injector/Volvo noises. A delayed oil light going out, or a message warning to stop the engine is the main reason to drop the pan and replace the o-rings. Years back on my other 2001 V70, I thought the same thing a...
by ignatz
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: V70, S60, V70-XC and XC-70 Cross Country from 2001 - 2007
Topic: Oil leakage
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Oil leakage

On my 2001 V70, there were "about" two bolts on that side of the oil pan that the female threads went thru the engine block. These are the bolts that must get doped up with sealant or oil could leak back to the bolt head. I would imagine that leak would show on the bolt head. BTW, I doped all the bo...