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98 C70 new to me

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Old 08-08-2006, 08:09 PM
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Hi All

I recently bought a 98 C 70. It is the first car I have bought purely as a toy in many years. It is also my first Volvo. So far I love it.

I have read many post to learn as much as possible from other owners, I am starting to sense volvo owners are almost a cult following

Anyway my probably first of many questions is what do you recommend as repair manual. Haynes or Chilton or are there others that I havn't found on Amazon.com.

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John

PS I have heard the horror stories regarding the window regulators, is there anything I can do to prevent trouble later on?
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:52 PM
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Nothing to prevent thenm from breaking.

Search E-bay and buy a program called Vadis and it will pretty much tell you anything you need to know.
 
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personally id go for haynes im bit biased because there british

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il have to check out vadis though
 
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Old 08-09-2006, 07:05 PM
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I believe you will find that if you remove the door panels and lubricate the regulators you will avoid the issues of "defective" regulators. I used synthetic motor cycle chain lube.............sticks well. The Chilton's is as worthless as **** on a wart hog!

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Old 08-10-2006, 12:21 AM
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Tks for the replies, I atually ordered a Vadis from Ebay last night.

I have another question though, I have noticed on a couple of occasions after the car is turned off and I am doing something around my yard. I have heard a fan type of noise and when I checked it is the A/C fan blowing. Now I know the car is off because I have the keys in my hand as well the only way I can turn off the fan is by putting in the keys and turning it to just before the start postion and then shutting it off again.
Somehow I don't think this is part of the optional epuipment. Any suggestions?

Tks
John
 
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Old 08-10-2006, 12:35 AM
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It is normal it is called an AfterBlow function. It turns the fan on to dry the evaperator. This way the evaperator won't develop Mold on it.
 
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:58 PM
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Wow am I glad to hear that, I was afraid I had an electrical problem. You know how much fun that can be.

This is a great board!

Tks for your help
John
 
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