Tag: XC90

Volvo Wheels

Volvo Wheels

I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. Found it. Here’s the invaluable Volvo Wheels PDF from Volvo themselves. https://images.matthewsvolvosite.com/wheels/Volvo-Wheel-Brochure.pdf Wheel Names, Alphabetized & Sizes…

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XC90 Advice on Purchase Needed

This one has very low miles, but accordingly is a bit pricy for an ’04. It is 2.5T but doesn’t say if it is AWD–something we neither want or need in our climate, so FWD is the first criteria. We plan to look at it tomorrow morning just to see if the entrance/egress is good for our senior selves.

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2016 Volvo XC90 Review: The Next Generation Model

Good to see Volvo is keeping up with the rest of auto manufacturers in reversing a 30-year automobile weight gain trend. Weight is half the MPG battle, and it’s difficult to pull off because car generations can be a decade or longer, and shedding weight without starting from a clean sheet is problematic. (The current XC90 generation is entering its 12th year of production!)

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The Prancing Moose Story

The stickers are the result of a combination of Volvo’s marketing department and Volvo RWD enthusiast Dave Barton. Paraphrasing Dave: in 2003, to show the accident-avoiding reflexes of the new XC90, Volvo built the “Moose Avoidance Test.” It was their bit of closed track where the XC90 stunt driver would avoid a dummy moose.

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Angle Gear & Transfer Case Terminology, Explanation

The angle gear units do not have gear parts available from Volvo as spare parts. The bearings and seals are serviced but not the actual gears. One of the gears is mounted to a spindle using a specialized adhesive and is pressed on. The press fit makes that spindle not usable to properly retain a new gear pressed onto it.

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You Just Bought an XC90. Now What?

This is one of the most broad Stage 0s I’ve seen of the XC90 model. MVS Forum user XVTer spent a good deal of time and money baselining his new 2004 XC90 T6. Really interesting read.