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What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:10 pm

850 LPT wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 am
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I287 i NJ is terrifying.
I would say this is true for the entire greater NYC area.

I replaced both cats on the PZEV 04' V70 and the CEL is still coming on with an inefficency code, same as before. This is seriously frustrating. My indie suggested installing a spacer on the secondary (downstream?) oxygen sensor to make it less sensitive which will hopefully alleviate the problem. Grrrr!
Didn’t you get warranty on the Pzev? It’s 15 years 150k on emission stuff
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by 850 LPT » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:34 am

abscate wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:10 pm
850 LPT wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:54 am
abscate wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:39 pm
I287 i NJ is terrifying.
I would say this is true for the entire greater NYC area.

I replaced both cats on the PZEV 04' V70 and the CEL is still coming on with an inefficency code, same as before. This is seriously frustrating. My indie suggested installing a spacer on the secondary (downstream?) oxygen sensor to make it less sensitive which will hopefully alleviate the problem. Grrrr!
Didn’t you get warranty on the Pzev? It’s 15 years 150k on emission stuff
I don't think so, the car has 221k on it now.
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 106k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 220k miles
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 141k miles
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:39 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 am
abscate wrote:
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My T5 shuffled me to Buffalo

Pop quiz. How do you know when you are in Buffalo?
Ugh, they say "pop" up there? It's freakin' soda! :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by Cookeh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:00 am

Its not fizzy drink in the UK. Honestly never heard anyone refer to it as that. As to what we actually say, it depends entirely on what the drink you're referencing is. Coca Cola would be Coke, Pepsi Pepsi (though often all cola flavoured drinks get lumped under the term "cola", Fanta Fanta, Lemonade lemonade, etc. Soda here refers to club soda or soda water. If you're looking for an all encompassing term then generally speaking there isn't one. The older generation (ie. those now in their 70s) used to refer to them as pop but that is no longer the case.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by mrbrian200 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:18 pm

abscate wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:39 am
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 am
abscate wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 am
My T5 shuffled me to Buffalo

Pop quiz. How do you know when you are in Buffalo?
Ugh, they say "pop" up there? It's freakin' soda! :lol:

Pop in Buffalo, a ROCHESTER
Soda pop by SYRACUSE
Soda in Albany and NYC

Fizzy drink in the UK

Coke in TX
Its the same in the midwest. If your zip code starts with 60 (greater Chicago area) it's soda. Everywhere else it's pop.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Shuffle down me to PHL and back. Woosh went the turbo.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Got the brake lights working on the XC90, only the center brake light was working. A simple DTC clear in VIDA did the trick... hopefully that's all that's needed. Oh yeah, I also got my VIDA/DiCE up and running and ordered a tune for my R from Hilton. Also attempted an alignment on the R with two tape measures and angle iron, didn't go well. Tomorrow I'll use the string and jack stand method... seems much more accurate.
Now to diagnose the XC's Haldex issues...I'm betting a new pump is in order.

After some research, I feel like I'm one of 5 people who do their own work on these V8 XC90s! Seems a common solution is "I brought it to the dealer". I don't speak that language! If it can't be done in my garage/driveway, it probably doesn't need to be done.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by ZionXIX » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:23 pm

Took another step towards stage 0 with new volvo spark plugs, bougicord wires, Bosch cap and rotor. Doesn't feel much different but I feel better about replacing parts that may be original. I dont have any service history beyond 12 years. Everything looked pretty good, no oil in the cap, no oil in the spark plug wells. Some expected amounts of oil on the top of the engine.

Spark plug #4 had some interesting build up, any thoughts?
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:48 am

Nasty cap and rotor. Ugh.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 am

That was all definitely due for replacement!
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