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    You should be flushing the entire transmission...

    You should be flushing the entire transmission every 5 years or 50,000 miles. I believe that volvo introduced this additional layer of servicing many years after production as “lifetime” fluid has...
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    Note. When flushing using the Gibbons method take...

    Note. When flushing using the Gibbons method take no more than 1.5 litres out and then put 1.5 litres in via the dipstick tube using a LONG flexible funnel. Ideally you need an extra pair of hands on...
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    Yeah. 10 litres will do nicely. You can buy a...

    Yeah. 10 litres will do nicely. You can buy a washing machine waste hose from a hardware store for a fiver. The rubber end of the hose fits snuggly over the upper radiator fitting. You will have to...
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    Level diagram 33269

    Level diagram 33269
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    How have you come to the conclusion that the...

    How have you come to the conclusion that the whole gearbox needs replacing? Flush the transmission fluid using the Gibbons method. If you have any concerns that the transmission is getting gunked up...
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    B definitely

    B definitely
  7. Thread: My Volvo V70 R

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    Wheels look fab.

    Wheels look fab.
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    I’ve just had 2 small leaks into my footwell in...

    I’ve just had 2 small leaks into my footwell in both V70 and XC70. Here’s some images of the stuff I came across.
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    The AC won’t produce 3” of water. You can whip...

    The AC won’t produce 3” of water. You can whip off the trim in the passenger footwell and make sure the AC drain hose is connected. You can also cable tie the neck so it never pops off. The blower...
  10. Thread: Brakes Broke

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    If you have a few quid to burn buy some Snap On...

    If you have a few quid to burn buy some Snap On FDX sockets. A 3/8” set from 8-19mm is commonly available. FDX stands for flank drive extra - this means they are an interference fit with socket...
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    Also, if your car is a 2004 D5 surely it will be...

    Also, if your car is a 2004 D5 surely it will be a Euro 3. That means it won’t have a dpf. Just a TWC- three way catalytic converter.
    You can unbolt the downpipe and wash it through with degreaser...
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    Sounds like a split hose or charge pipe hose...

    Sounds like a split hose or charge pipe hose popped off. Your guess is pretty good.
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    Hi I’ve never had the A range faults. But that...

    Hi
    I’ve never had the A range faults. But that may be because you are using a generic OBD2 fault code reader and not Vida. Vida is more specific.
    You could remove the turbo heat shield by undoing...
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    I recently had a failing injector. It felt like...

    I recently had a failing injector. It felt like the engine was chugging a bit and felt like a misfire at times. The car didn’t throw any fault codes. So I researched the issue and someone suggested...
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    The transmission is cooled via the radiator. If...

    The transmission is cooled via the radiator. If there is an internal failure it can kill your transmission. So consider bypassing the radiator and fitting an auxiliary air cooler for longevity.
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    Itís interchangeable. I had a 1997 FWD P1 V70R...

    Itís interchangeable. I had a 1997 FWD P1 V70R which was hit in the side on a roundabout. I went to a generic Volvo breaker and picked up a new rear beam as mine was bent after the accident.
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    The lower headlight bolt is behind the bumper...

    The lower headlight bolt is behind the bumper bracket. If you drill a 20mm hole through the bracket thatíll mean you never have to remove the bumper brackets to remove the headlights.
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    Hi I canít comment on the datalogging as I...

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    I canít comment on the datalogging as I havenít got my car plugged in to compare. What I will say is that Vida fault trace is very reliable. When a part is beginning to fail it will flag up as...
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    Spot on. £20 per hour is the norm. Gets cheaper...

    Spot on. £20 per hour is the norm. Gets cheaper the longer you book, so 4 hours is £60 and 9 hours is £120 if that makes sense. Surprisingly you can get a lot done in just 4 hours because the access...
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    Oil weep fix AWD angle gear

    Hi Guys,
    Had oil weeping from my angle gear for a while now and finally got round to fixing it. Lucky I had a spare angle gear in my garage which I split open and sealed up first with some instant...
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    On a different note I finally got round to...

    On a different note I finally got round to fitting my Provent 200 catch can today. I found a bit of oil in my intake pipe so thought I’d do what I can to reduce the amount of oil mist in the intake...
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    Hi Lee, fuel tank removal and refit is too much...

    Hi Lee, fuel tank removal and refit is too much grief even when you have a 2 post lift! Instead I’m going to make sure I change the fuel filter annually with my oil service. It only costs a few quid,...
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    I bought a variable angle jet wash nozzle, jet...

    I bought a variable angle jet wash nozzle, jet washed the underside, allowed to dry, then used Bilt Hamber products such as Hydrate 80 rust killer, and UC clear spray which is breathable and doesn’t...
  24. Thread: D5 Decoke

    by uqj83l
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    No it doesn’t. But for the sake of £1.50 I fitted...

    No it doesn’t. But for the sake of £1.50 I fitted the blanking plate for good measure just in case the software has a malfunction and it also stops air entering the EGR and causing any unwanted...
  25. Thread: D5 Decoke

    by uqj83l
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    Yes, but whoever does your stage 1 software will...

    Yes, but whoever does your stage 1 software will also have to program the EGR as closed. Then you can fit a solid blanking plate without getting the “flow too low” fault come up.
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