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Forum: Volvo S80
11-29-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,643
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Yes, cars will retard your timing with lower...

Yes, cars will retard your timing with lower grades of fuel, but it's not healthy for the engine if the car was designed to run on hower octane, as most turbos and higher performance vehicles are.
Forum: Volvo S80
11-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Dynamic Stability and Traction Control.

Dynamic Stability and Traction Control.
Forum: Volvo S80
11-04-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,656
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Depending on how hard you hit the curb, you could...

Depending on how hard you hit the curb, you could have some serious damage to your suspension and frame, and neither of these come cheap. The frame is basically what the entire car sits on, and is a...
Forum: Volvo S80
11-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,142
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Tranny, yes, with a pre 2004, thanks to the weak...

Tranny, yes, with a pre 2004, thanks to the weak GM transmission used to mount to a higher torque motor.

Lightbulbs, yes, because the vehicles are designed to run with not just DRLs but with full...
Forum: Volvo S80
11-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By jlewisinsyr

I don't think it has anything to do with Volvo or...

I don't think it has anything to do with Volvo or an S80 in general, but rather a fault with your specific vehicle. As someone has mentioned, issues with your heater core, A/C unit, etc. Something...
Forum: Volvo S80
10-28-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,643
Posted By jlewisinsyr

I'm running a 2005 2.5T FWD, summer mix of city...

I'm running a 2005 2.5T FWD, summer mix of city and highway, mostly to and from work, I get about 22 MPG, winter, with using a remote car starter and the reduced fuel economy because of the change...
Forum: Volvo S80
09-29-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Although a nice feature, I cannot fathom the...

Although a nice feature, I cannot fathom the reason you would want to spend the kind of money to retrofit a car not equipped with the adjustable suspension to one with it. You'd be better off buying...
Forum: Volvo S80
09-26-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By jlewisinsyr

As beefheart pointed out, it's normal. It's used...

As beefheart pointed out, it's normal. It's used to help dry out moisture in the HVAC system and prevent mold. Many new cars have this feature.
Forum: Volvo S80
09-23-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,991
Posted By jlewisinsyr

I'm trying to remember on the older S80s how the...

I'm trying to remember on the older S80s how the front lights are setup, but I know on the 2005, the side lights to the outside of the headlights only turn on as blinkers, there is a small inset...
Forum: Volvo S80
09-20-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By jlewisinsyr

The HU-601 has separate bass and treble, push the...

The HU-601 has separate bass and treble, push the knob and it pops out, this adjusts the bass, pull it to the next out position and that controls the treble.
Forum: Volvo S80
09-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Have you checked the battery charge/crank amps...

Have you checked the battery charge/crank amps lately?
Forum: Volvo S80
09-08-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,244
Posted By jlewisinsyr

If you want a lot of aftermarket support, you...

If you want a lot of aftermarket support, you bought the wrong car. There seriously is not much on the market for these cars, unfortunately.
Forum: Volvo S80
09-08-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Interesting, I didn't know on the older S80's the...

Interesting, I didn't know on the older S80's the brake bulb was on top, in the '05/'06 S80, the LED brake lights are under the reverse lights and the Position Bulb/Running Lights and Rear Fog Light...
Forum: Volvo S80
09-05-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By jlewisinsyr

"Position bulb" lights are on the rear tail...

"Position bulb" lights are on the rear tail lights, I'm not sure how many there are in the S60, but there are two on each side in the S80.
Forum: Volvo S80
08-23-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,104
Posted By jlewisinsyr

The entire Volvo product line is an overall great...

The entire Volvo product line is an overall great vehicle, they will last a long time, their engines are built like rocks, but like any manufacturer, there are models and years that are less then...
Forum: Volvo S80
08-14-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,104
Posted By jlewisinsyr

If you cannot confirm it's service record or...

If you cannot confirm it's service record or unable to drop a lot of money on repairs that will creep up on a poorly maintained vehicle (engine/transmission maintenance), I would pass.

Common...
Forum: Volvo S80
08-08-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,181
Posted By jlewisinsyr

It sounds like your alternator or voltage...

It sounds like your alternator or voltage regulator may be going bad, thus explaining the slow drop in voltage.

Not a Volvo, but 1st Gen Nissan Altima's were known to have bad voltage regulators...
Forum: Volvo S80
07-27-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Timing belt shouldn't be new at 60K, they...

Timing belt shouldn't be new at 60K, they typically get replaced around the 100K - 120K mark. The 60K includes new plugs and then a lot of checking for other failures/faults.

As for things to...
Forum: Volvo S80
07-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,883
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Not uncommon for these to break: Volvo S80...

Not uncommon for these to break:

Volvo S80 Turbo Window Regulator Pivot- Volvo Parts...
Forum: Volvo S80
07-20-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By jlewisinsyr

One thing about these cars is that because so...

One thing about these cars is that because so many of the systems are integrated with each other a flood of bad data (malfunction) from one system can impact systems that seem unrelated.
Forum: Volvo S80
07-11-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Erie Vovo is about 45 minutes from my house, good...

Erie Vovo is about 45 minutes from my house, good place!
Forum: Volvo S80
07-10-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By jlewisinsyr

I don't think you can deactivate it as most of...

I don't think you can deactivate it as most of the systems are interlinked in some form or fashion, just removing it will cause other issues/warnings.
Forum: Volvo S80
06-27-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Yeah, fix the problem throwing the code.

Yeah, fix the problem throwing the code.
Forum: Volvo S80
06-14-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By jlewisinsyr

No, the HD radio system is integrated into the...

No, the HD radio system is integrated into the hardware of the car from 2010 on. You could buy an aftermarket system and have it play through the radio though, although off hand I'm not sure of any...
Forum: Volvo S80
06-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By jlewisinsyr

Your car is not equipped with HD radio, it was...

Your car is not equipped with HD radio, it was only factory installed starting in 2010.
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