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post #1 of 80 (permalink) Old 12-12-2017, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Exocet's 2007 Volvo V70

Flew to DFW on Sunday to pick up my V70. Left Ft Worth around 5 pm and high-tailed it 400 miles to Joplin, MO for the night. Then, a 750 mile hop to southern MI on Monday to visit my parents. Averaging 27-30 MPG thus far. Typically cruising at 75-80 MPH. The 2.5L turbo is quick to spin up. It's easy to spin the tires off the line. Plenty of passing power without calling for a downshift. The car is very light on it's feet and far more tossable than the Sable could ever be. Still learning all the botton-ology.

After a low of 15 deg overnight, the car started fine. However, the washer fluid was nowhere to be found. I asked the dealer in TX to drain the fluid and replace it with winter fluid. Apparently didn't do this. A couple of hours with a heater and heat lamp thawed things out. I drained the tank and refilled with winter fluid with extra methyl alcohol. Then, sprayed it through all the washers until I could smell the alcohol. So, should be good to go.

A 550 mile hop tomorrow. Hopefully, the snow isn't too bad!
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Good catch on the washer fluid. Once I used summer fluid and didn't think to change it out, had the same experience. Never again! That's amazing mileage at the speed. Amazing what the newer engine/transmission combination can do these days.
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Made it home Wednesday night. The snow slowed things down a bit. About 200-250 miles of driving in the white stuff. Never a lot. Just enough to make it messy. Also, the Pirelli P-Zeros aren't that great in the snow, especially in the back of the car. Things got a little loose a few times. Just kept the pucker factor high at times! A set of snow tires will be ordered soon.

Came down with a CEL (P0101 and P2188) on the way home. Not happy to see that. I'll wait to get the PCV service completed along with cleaning the throttle body and see what happens. Also, need to check all the intake connections and any hoses to make sure everything is okay. Car was fine in the warmer weather. But, as soon as it got to 20 degrees, on came the light. It's been on and off and on again over the past day. Worst case might be a new MAF.

Ordered an extra set of OEM keys (one fob, one valet). $130 on eBay. Volvo dealer in Allentown PA will cut them for about $15 each. Most dealers will only order them from Volvo. Then, software ($55) and programming ($75). Local dealer wanted almost $600. Keys are a real racket these days.

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We've had those tires as OEM on more than one vehicle in our home, and we've despised them every time. I've never been so happy to see a tire wear out.

A good set of shoes will do that vehicle well.

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Made it home Wednesday night. The snow slowed things down a bit. About 200-250 miles of driving in the white stuff. Never a lot. Just enough to make it messy. Also, the Pirelli P-Zeros aren't that great in the snow, especially in the back of the car. Things got a little loose a few times. Just kept the pucker factor high at times! A set of snow tires will be ordered soon.

Came down with a CEL (P0101 and P2188) on the way home. Not happy to see that. I'll wait to get the PCV service completed along with cleaning the throttle body and see what happens. Also, need to check all the intake connections and any hoses to make sure everything is okay. Car was fine in the warmer weather. But, as soon as it got to 20 degrees, on came the light. It's been on and off and on again over the past day. Worst case might be a new MAF.

Ordered an extra set of OEM keys (one fob, one valet). $130 on eBay. Volvo dealer in Allentown PA will cut them for about $15 each. Most dealers will only order them from Volvo. Then, software ($55) and programming ($75). Local dealer wanted almost $600. Keys are a real racket these days.
Single digits overnight, and I used the snow blower yesterday. It is winter now in the North Country.

Congrats on your ride.

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We've had those tires as OEM on more than one vehicle in our home, and we've despised them every time. I've never been so happy to see a tire wear out.

A good set of shoes will do that vehicle well.
I never intended to run the P-Zeros in the winter. A 235/45-17 tire won't be that great in the snow, no matter what. Switching to a 205/55-16 size for my winter tires. Skinny tires rule in the winter!

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Single digits overnight, and I used the snow blower yesterday. It is winter now in the North Country.

Congrats on your ride.

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Thanks! Yes, it is feeling and looking like winter out there. I will say the heated seats in the V70 are nice! It also warms up much faster than the Sable.

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Thanks! Yes, it is feeling and looking like winter out there. I will say the heated seats in the V70 are nice! It also warms up much faster than the Sable.
" lake effect snow expected. Plan on poor visibility and
slippery conditions, including during the evening commute.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected in the
most persistent lake snows."

Normal for your trip if you took I-90/I-86 through the snow belt.
As to warm up, I expect 5 minutes to full temp and the EATC to cut back. By my 4 miles to the mall car is comfortable. Last night, Lin Cont, teens all night, and all day and it was outside because I forgot to get it in before snow. I drove 1.0 miles to the grocery and the EATC turned the fan on low as I parked. I felt the vent for the side glass and I had warm air.

Chart of my '03 Wagon from single digits to our dentist as I remember. Compared to old school cars this is very nice. And the chart trip is with EATC cranking out the heat.

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Heated seats are a nice luxury.

But a heated steering wheel is the ultimate. I can't believe I ever drove without one.

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Heated seats are a nice luxury.

But a heated steering wheel is the ultimate. I can't believe I ever drove without one.
You have to watch about heated steering wheels, our Lexus is only heated at 3 and 9 o'clock. Normally I don't position my hands there, so the wood is cold on the rest of the wheel.

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