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2001 - 2007 V70
2001 - 2004 V70 XC (Cross Country)
2004 - 2007 XC70 (Cross Country)
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R
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Re: Help. What's supposed to be here?

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gnalan wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:55 pm
liambean wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:37 am Still getting the P0455.
I had this code when the o-ring for the driver's side sending unit was leaking gas so bad you could smell the fumes from across the street. Have you popped your back seat cushion out, and removed both black round covers (4 10mm nuts on each) on top of the gas tank, to see if there's a leak there? Might be worth checking before replacing a bunch of parts and still ending up with the same code.
The smoke test, which didn't make a lot of smoke, wasn't detected anywhere other than the air filter, which I replaced. I'll do another test tomorrow, but I think if smoke was coming from the filter, it's because a valve somewhere has failed. Still, I'll likely check the tank too.
This is a very annoying problem.

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erikv11 wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:40 am
This week I finished the front end and a few other items on the new-to-us 07 XC70...

Changed the oil to Rotella 5w-40 T6 synthetic. Replaced the missing bolts on the splash cover, cleaned the splash cover and all oil leaks. Flushed the trans fluid with 12 quarts, first time since new it seems.

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How do you like the Rotella so far?

Are you doing the drain, fill, drive and repeat with the 12 quarts or straight flush all at one time through the trans outlet hose?

I use to change the Rotella once a year and I think one time around 12K miles exceeding the 12 month period. Just couldn't get to it. Still think it's the best multi-function oil but I just stopped using it after about 7 years of use. The Atlas needs the Castrol Edge Titanium 0W-40 for warranty so decided to switch to one oil for all five cars.

Recent first use of Castrol in the 08 C30 showed a gain of 1.2 MPG (29MPG vs 27.8MPG) over the Liqui-Moly on the same 140 mile trip son takes for school.







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MoVolvos wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:49 pm ... How do you like the Rotella so far? ...
I agree with you, I think it's a great oil for turbo cars. The XC70 engine sounds good. I have been putting T6 in all my cars for 5+ years now, it's so much easier to just buy one thing. I buy the 2.5 gallon jugs with a rebate, keep a 1 gallon jug for measuring.
MoVolvos wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:49 pm ... Are you doing the drain, fill, drive and repeat with the 12 quarts or straight flush all at one time through the trans outlet hose? ...
I did it all at once out the trans cooler hose. Drain the pan, refill the pan, then start draining by the outlet hose. It actually would require more like 15 quarts to do a complete flush but my approach on these cars where the trans fluid has never been changed is to first do a straight flush with 12 quarts from FCP, then in about 20k miles do another 12 quarts using the FCP exchange warranty. 12 bottles will fit into a 12x12x12 box for return shipping, which has a cheap-ish flat rate at UPS.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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erikv11 wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:22 pm
MoVolvos wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:49 pm ... How do you like the Rotella so far? ...
I agree with you, I think it's a great oil for turbo cars. The XC70 engine sounds good. I have been putting T6 in all my cars for 5+ years now, it's so much easier to just buy one thing. I buy the 2.5 gallon jugs with a rebate, keep a 1 gallon jug for measuring.
MoVolvos wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:49 pm ... Are you doing the drain, fill, drive and repeat with the 12 quarts or straight flush all at one time through the trans outlet hose? ...
I did it all at once out the trans cooler hose. Drain the pan, refill the pan, then start draining by the outlet hose. It actually would require more like 15 quarts to do a complete flush but my approach on these cars where the trans fluid has never been changed is to first do a straight flush with 12 quarts from FCP, then in about 20k miles do another 12 quarts using the FCP exchange warranty. 12 bottles will fit into a 12x12x12 box for return shipping, which has a cheap-ish flat rate at UPS.
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The Castrol is cheaper than the Rotella at this time or else I would be tempted to stay with Rotella on the turbo cars also. The Castrol is silky vs the Rotella being more robust. Have to see how the Castrol feel like when summer comes around.

The 98 S70 T5 I used to have required 12 plus quarts and I too had to change it out after a year and a half or so. Initially it was rich and thick and chocolate, wait that was... I think I still have the Liqui-Moly motor oil bottles from FCP but purchasing the transmission fluid from FCP is definitely a winner. Thanks for the reminder.

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Replaced the inner and outer tie rod ends and then did a " long piece of string" wheel alignment. I used a pipe wrench to carefully remove and install the inners, did not utilize the bracing device Volvo recommends.
2003 XC 70, 2007 Duramax LBZ.

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Replaced Exhaust VVT Cam hub body, cam seals/rings, Timing belt service Serpentine belt service.
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Added 3/4 quart of Havoline Synthetic Transmission Fluid in anticipating an oil change.

Parking Lights: Didn't have any T10 bulbs so threw in some T10 LED's instead. Sealing the headlight assemblies will be next. Tons of moisture.

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Not very bright but have some others and will try those another day to see if they are brighter.

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Ben was treated to fresh Motul 5w30, filter and gasket today at 170415 miles.

A peek at things revealed turbo hose rubber oil saturation at either end of the main pipe over the engine. I'll add those hoses to my wish list. The "very small" trans fluid leak around the pan gasket is giving me gray hair so I cleaned the area for a better look next time. The rustyish slop is new since I was last under there.

My QuickJack is misbehaving so I'll need to bleed it and see if that solves my problems. For now it's sidelined as unreliable.

The Gorilla Tape driveshaft boot fix is mostly holding with just a few dots of grease starting to escape. I'll need to fast track that repair before I have to drop half a paycheck on a new shaft. If anyone has experience taking one of those out of the trans or has seen a great link, I'm all ears. I will most likely do a write-up if there isn't one here.
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Post by Starbuck »

Ben was treated to fresh Motul 5w30, filter and gasket today at 170415 miles.

A peek at things revealed turbo hose rubber oil saturation at either end of the main pipe over the engine. I'll add those hoses to my wish list. The "very small" trans fluid leak around the pan gasket is giving me gray hair so I cleaned the area for a better look next time. The rustyish slop is new since I was last under there.

My QuickJack is misbehaving so I'll need to bleed it and see if that solves my problems. For now it's sidelined as unreliable.

The Gorilla Tape driveshaft boot fix is mostly holding with just a few dots of grease starting to escape. I'll need to fast track that repair before I have to drop half a paycheck on a new shaft. If anyone has experience taking one of those out of the trans or has seen a great link, I'm all ears. I will most likely do a write-up if there isn't one here.
2004 XC70 - "Ben Wash"

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Sorry if I double posted... The site is being wonky on my phone.
2004 XC70 - "Ben Wash"

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