Volvo XC70 This wagon/SUV crossover offers the capabilities of an SUV without SUV size.

A couple of questions

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Old 03-27-2008, 02:10 PM
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I finally got one for myself! I bought the kids a 1985 240 wagon a few years ago and its still running strong, but now I have my very own 2004 XC70. Everone asks if I'm starting a new family, since I already have 4 kids and 6 grandkids, but I'm a percussionist and there's so much room for all my toys! What a great vehicle.

So. Do I need to just go buy the roof rail adjustment tool from the Volvo dealer? They want $18 for the thing which is little more than a glorified proprietary screw driver. Are there any other sources or a work-around?

Is there anobody here who can tell me exactly what the differences are between a V70 and an XC70? I usually see things like: The XC70 is a bit taller due to its AWD.. but then I see countless AWD V70s! Even this website states: "The only real difference between the Volvo XC and the V70 are a more styled body type and the fact that the XC is a 4x4." They might want to change that.

So.. whats the real scoop? Some suspension tuning? Different tires? I can't spot any trim differences. Even a local Volvo mechanic laughed when I started to correct him, saying "Its an XC70." when he wrote down V70. He said.. "We just call them V70s."

Many thanks.
 
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:19 PM
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I just use a torx 27 screwdriver with a security hole drilled out in the center of the bit.
 
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:35 PM
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ORIGINAL: Bigtrev

I just use a torx 27 screwdriver with a security hole drilled out in the center of the bit.
Aha.. THANKS!

Is it necessary to drill out a security hole in the center in order to make the torx head fit?
 
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:41 AM
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No they make that tool you should be able to find it from any tool supplier. Its called a security torx I believe. Just make sure its long enough to reach back to the screw. I got mine from snapon tools.
 
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