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MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area - hands on help from a fellow MVS'er

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:26 pm

Post here if you need real-life, hands-on help IN PERSON from a fellow non-professional DIY'er.

Often, MVS'ers help each other after connecting through these forums.

If you need help, post in this topic... reply to this topic. In your post, add the following:
  • your location
  • what Volvo model/year it is
  • whether you have the necessary parts and tools
  • what you've done so far
  • how you came to your diagnosis of the problem
Hopefully, another MVS'er will respond that s/he can help, and you can take it offline and go from there.
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Re: HELP IN YOUR AREA FORUM

Post by matthew1 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:11 pm

Shall we change the title and go from there? (Post on Home page, posts on Facebook MVS, newsletter mention, etc.)


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Re: HELP IN YOUR AREA FORUM

Post by matthew1 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:15 pm

"Get (Real Life) Help in Your Area"
"Get Help in Your Area"
"Help in Your Area"
"Hands-On Help in Your Area"
"Buddy System: Get Help in Your Area"
"Buddy System: Help in Your Area"

Anyone have thoughts? It's kinda important to get this title right because it'll be the only "surface area" for the topic. It's going to be a topic, not a forum, so overall exposure is limited.


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Re: HELP IN YOUR AREA FORUM

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Unlocked topic

“MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area “


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Re: HELP IN YOUR AREA FORUM

Post by E Showell » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:04 pm

"Grease Monkey Match--Local Help" would have been my preferred moniker. Just sayin'. It's a little catchier, but still descriptive.


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Re: HELP IN YOUR AREA FORUM

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:18 pm

E Showell wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:04 pm
"Grease Monkey Match--Local Help" would have been my preferred moniker. Just sayin'. It's a little catchier, but still descriptive.
Perfect for the Gibbons Method


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Re: MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area - hands on help from a fellow MVS'er

Post by jimjim5 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:13 am

The comprehensive title is good IMO. It spells it out.



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Re: HELP IN YOUR AREA FORUM

Post by subzerocarfanatic » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:23 pm

abscate wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Unlocked topic

“MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area “
I think the one you have chosen is PERFECT! Short and to the point.



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Re: MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area - hands on help from a fellow MVS'er

Post by jbade » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:09 pm

your location: Chicagoland / Western Suburbs
what Volvo model/year it is 2011 XC90 3.2

Looking for anyone near by that has a Vida-DiCE scanner to look though a P0420 issue with me.


My Active Post on this issue is here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=91927

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Re: MVS Volvo Repair Help in your area - hands on help from a fellow MVS'er

Post by abscate » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:56 pm

Draft Rules for the Help in Your Area Forum

Two flavors of post: Help Offered and Help Needed

1 No money to exchange hands, People are free to do what they want in our society, but in this forum, offers of and solicitations for money will result in post deletion. Arrange any such compensation by private message (PM) offline.

2 All terms of Service rules for MVS apply usual, Executive Summary - don't be a Richard.

3 Help Needed

TITLE FORMAT 1999 V70 T5 Wagon - Help with dome light staying on ATLANTA GA (zip code)

Ive tried the following, but not having any luck - anyone in area can help?

(link to thread if applicable)

4 Help Offered

TITLE FORMAT:P80 P2 HELP offered Albany NY 12054

Have garage, jack, VIDA, and spare parts
Advance Auto 2 miles away
Good independent shop 1/2 mile away.


5 MVS is not a Tinder service, but if anyone meets and gets married via this forum, you have to buy everyone on MVS lunch.

6 When done, please thank in public and put some details down, so that we know everything went well and we keep the creeper count down. I have personally met about a dozen people here on MVS between help and parts, so feel free to reach out for references if you would like them.


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