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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,691
Posted By mr.volvo
Wrong again. I too, have deployed many airbags,...

Wrong again. I too, have deployed many airbags, as well as carried out deployment refurbishments. The dust is there, and it is real. Deploy one in an open environment, such as a shop, sure, you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,691
Posted By mr.volvo
Yeah, right. Nice try.

Nice try, but.... Fail, indeed. First off, that's not an airbag. I have seen way too many of them, removed them after deployments, installed new ones. That aint no airbag. Secondly, that random...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By mr.volvo
What he said. That's all I ever use, we had...

What he said. That's all I ever use, we had special tools for them at the dealership, and they wernt too reliable. Pipe wrenck works great.
Forum: events 03-06-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,764
Posted By mr.volvo
Sorry, guys. I wont be making it down this time....

Sorry, guys. I wont be making it down this time. I wanted to, but my wife is sick, and certainly doesn't feel like going anywhere, and I work all the time, so on the one day I am off this week, I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By mr.volvo
I'll be here all week...

I'll be here all week...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By mr.volvo
:ninja:I always find it easy, to get my bottom...

:ninja:I always find it easy, to get my bottom two nuts off...:ninja:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By mr.volvo
Yeah, they may be like pre checking it for...

Yeah, they may be like pre checking it for readiness, and finding it not ready, and telling him no-go. I bet if someone actually just carries out the inspection process, it'll be the same as out...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By mr.volvo
ah. seen this before. ok, here's the deal: 96,...

ah. seen this before. ok, here's the deal: 96, thru 98 volvos, will not set to ready. ever, as far as I know. some sort of glitch in the system. now I dont know about all states, but here in north...
Forum: events 03-05-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,764
Posted By mr.volvo
I see, said the blind man. Sorry, I didn't catch...

I see, said the blind man. Sorry, I didn't catch on there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By mr.volvo
Yeah, I know. Not too fun doing it that way. I...

Yeah, I know. Not too fun doing it that way. I believe I'll stick to the lift method myself.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By mr.volvo
Turbo Removal

It's not too bad. Just have and use patience, and also plenty of PB Blaster. Trust me on that. Soak all fasteners down liberally with it, as soon as you walk up to the car, and continue to do so as...
Forum: events 03-05-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,764
Posted By mr.volvo
Put me in like Flynn...

Put me in like Flynn...
Forum: events 03-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,764
Posted By mr.volvo
the old lady car's coming.

Ok, Pending my wife's thoughts, (she's pretty cool), and no unexpected happenings between now and Sunday, count me in. It'll be worth it, I'm sure. Those Varsity hotdogs are killer, that's almost a...
Forum: events 03-04-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,764
Posted By mr.volvo
Who's invited...?

So... are "darkside" cars, such as my 01 XC70 (witha couple small boost mods) invited? I wouldn't mind too much taking a road trip this weekend, and I hear the weather is going to be pretty good. I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-04-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By mr.volvo
eh... depends. they still make creepers, and...

eh... depends. they still make creepers, and jacks & stands. not too awful hard either way, but having the advantage of a lift does help a whole lot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By mr.volvo
Look closely at the evap hoses back at the...

Look closely at the evap hoses back at the canister, most especially the one on the canister shutoff valve. These are known to be split and leaking. Probably the number one issue, as far as evap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By mr.volvo
The reason it's so difficult to nail down is, the...

The reason it's so difficult to nail down is, the drains are likely draining out slowly, so therefore when you run water across it, it takes a good while until they fill up and run over into the car....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By mr.volvo
Try this.

Hi. I'll tell you exactly what the problem is. There are two drains in the trunk, in the wheel well areas. They have flapper valves in them, I cant remember the exact layout of how they appear, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By mr.volvo
That appears, to be part of the cam posistion...

That appears, to be part of the cam posistion sensor. How it got broken like that, I wouldn't dare a guess. I could only assume, but we know what that proves.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By mr.volvo
I really dont know. I have seen those tubes...

I really dont know. I have seen those tubes before, but I have never used it, nor seen any of the actual product outside of the tube. It looks as if they are comparing it to the 1161059 sealant in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By mr.volvo
Use the Volvo anerobic sealer for best results....

Use the Volvo anerobic sealer for best results. The part number is 1161059.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By mr.volvo
I have always pried the door back, as much as I...

I have always pried the door back, as much as I can without breaking something, and then get my side cutters in there and cut the u shaped catch. Once you get the door open, then you can take it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By mr.volvo
I know what you're saying, believe me. But on...

I know what you're saying, believe me. But on today's cars, $200 doesnt go too far anymore. If you can do it yourself, and not pay labor, that's even better.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-23-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By mr.volvo
Not really a good way to go there, as far as...

Not really a good way to go there, as far as wheel bearings from a junkyard. Just get new ones, not all that expensive, and certainly a more reliable fix. When those type parts sit around, in a yard,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-21-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By mr.volvo
They dont change their minds too many times,...

They dont change their minds too many times, before the problem is permanent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By mr.volvo
Well then, I hope my suggestion to remove the...

Well then, I hope my suggestion to remove the knee bolster helped, or at least didn't set you back too much.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By mr.volvo
I understand that point clearly, but for no more...

I understand that point clearly, but for no more trouble than it is to remove the knee bolster, it tends to give a little more clearer picture and access to the area in question. That may help the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By mr.volvo
I would second that.

I would second that.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By mr.volvo
It's by the firewall inside, by the gas pedal....

It's by the firewall inside, by the gas pedal. Kinda verticlly mounted, I would say. Remove underdash panel, remove the gas pedal, and look directly beside where the pedal is mounted, and you will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By mr.volvo
The head bolts (I always use new ones, Volvo...

The head bolts (I always use new ones, Volvo recommends new ones) torque at: 15, (foot lbs) 44, and then a 130 degree angle. The cam housing is 13 foot lbs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By mr.volvo
Do you need torque specs? The cam housing is...

Do you need torque specs? The cam housing is particurlarly light, like 13ftlbs, I think... The cams will lock up if its over tightened. Seen someone else do that once, with a 3/8 impact:roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By mr.volvo
Sounds like you are in pretty good shape then....

Sounds like you are in pretty good shape then. There is nothing on the back of the head to the block, just the sensors and wires. Let me know if I can help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By mr.volvo
Fat side up, exhaust cam, fat side down, intake...

Fat side up, exhaust cam, fat side down, intake cam. I just looked at my cam tool.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-11-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By mr.volvo
They arent too bad...lol

Hi. I have to issue my usual "they arent really that hard, lol", but I've done lots of them, of course that helps. Head info: Max warp- .50mm (about .20 thousants) front to rear. 0.20mm (.008...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,854
Posted By mr.volvo
Hi. Sounds like you already have it all under...

Hi. Sounds like you already have it all under control, but here is a little bit of knowledge I can offer you: The SIPSbags, in the seats, have a little trigger device in the lower side of the seat...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,351
Posted By mr.volvo
Softie P2 rotors.

As I have always done it, I start at the right rear, then go to the left rear, and to the right front, and to the left front. But back to the problem described... replaced rear rotors, but pads only...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,863
Posted By mr.volvo
Motor or transmission mounts will be the most...

Motor or transmission mounts will be the most likely problem based upon the description. Exhaust system really wont cause a harmonic vibration like that. Another possibility is the tailshaft bushing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By mr.volvo
doesn't that car have the radio noise supression...

doesn't that car have the radio noise supression slash injector power relay? the 4 or 5 pin black relay clipped somewhere on the strut tower? i cant remember for sure if lh 2.2 has it, but if it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
I'd put a new air flow meter on it and fix it.

I'd put a new air flow meter on it and fix it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
I bet the AMM is the problem.

I bet the AMM is the problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
dunno. it never hurts to clean the throttle body...

dunno. it never hurts to clean the throttle body and pcv nipple, anyway.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
Yeah, that's what I was trying to tell him. Bad...

Yeah, that's what I was trying to tell him. Bad ETM will not cause the OP's symptom. But Then we got all sidetracked on the non-existant "tps" and such. Maybe it's sinking in now. :rofl:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
Like I said previously, I will not argue, I will...

Like I said previously, I will not argue, I will just state facts. It's like this... the throttle body, all one piece, electronic throttle unit, is not exactly a "throttle posistion sensor". It's a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
I wont argue with you, but I've replaced probably...

I wont argue with you, but I've replaced probably a hundred of these throttle bodies, and they simply dont cause an intermittent stalling condition. The symptoms are totally diffrent. I have had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By mr.volvo
need dtc information, if there are any. is the...

need dtc information, if there are any. is the check engine light on? if not, it doesn't necessarily mean there arent codes stored. my best instinct says either fuel pump or maf is the problem. as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By mr.volvo
No, on that one you most certainly do have to...

No, on that one you most certainly do have to remove the pulley, to replace the timing belt. And it's not hard to remove at all. A little effort from a prybar, and it comes right off.
Long time, no...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By mr.volvo
I know, I was just interjecting my usual form of...

I know, I was just interjecting my usual form of dry humor:) All in all, the 40 series really havent been known to be that problematic, at least in my experience.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By mr.volvo
Yes. The fault code stored should also point you...

Yes. The fault code stored should also point you to a specific cylinder, as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By mr.volvo
That would be false, on all accounts. And these...

That would be false, on all accounts. And these cars arent any harder than any other modern car to work on, either. But it's not 1988 anymore. You have to have training, and proper diagnostic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By mr.volvo
What???

Why? As stated above, thats a pretty easy guess as to the fact that obviously, backtracking is needed to check and see what is loose or off. Dont need volvospeed for that. Dont need them anyway. All...
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