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#1479 of 1649 Re: 1998 Volvo C70 - Repairs needed - please help! [qbrozen]
Jan 30, 2007 (7:21 pm)
A couple of tips/advice:
For your window problem - try searching at some of the dedicated Volvo forums for "window regulator replacement" (I might be missing an s after forum, but try www.volvoforum.com, and the alternate of www.volvo-forum.com (or maybe there is an s after forum, in either case), as well as www.swedespeed.com. The hard part of window regulator replacement is usually getting the door panel off, and then back on again, as there are sometimes little hidden tabs and such that it helps to know "the trick" on how to remove and replace. If you find a decent set of instructions, and are patient and somewhat careful, it is not too difficult. You may not be able to figure out what parts you need until the door panel is off, however. It might just be the "slider" that attaches at the end of the regulator arm, and slides in the track at the bottom of the window glass. That's what it sounds like to me, if the window is completely loose. If the window is solidly attached, but the motor doesn't run, then there is a different problem.
If you are pushing 100k miles, then timing belt replacement is a good idea, although SOME Volvo engines don't show it as necessary until 105k or 120k miles. (But other engine types are earlier - so check out the maintenance guide. Timing belt replacement CAN be tricky, as you need to retain alignment between the crank and the cam shaft(s), via the toothed belt. It is more involved than a simple serpentine belt replacement. BTW, I don't know the specifics of your car, but water pumps are almost always driven off of the serpentine belt, and NOT the timing belt. The serpentine belt is of course also driving the alternator, AC compressor, power steering pump, etc.
Face it, your car needs a fair amount of work, some of which you may want to tackle yourself. But, as someone else said above, you may be best served by finding an independent mechanic who focuses in Swedish cars. They're out there!
#1480 of 1649 MY 2008 Changes
Feb 24, 2007 (8:02 am)
Has anyone heard if there will be any material changes to the MY2008 C70?
I think the dealers will start taking OSD orders for MY 2008 cars some time in March, and was curious if there was anyting worth waiting for?
#1481 of 1649 Re: MY 2008 Changes [jeckles]
Feb 26, 2007 (8:47 am)
OSD is sold out for MY07.
FAIK, there are no substantial changes planned.
#1482 of 1649 Re: MY 2008 Changes [volvomax]
Mar 03, 2007 (8:22 am)
After being told the C70 was sold out for OSD, our dealer transferred one of theirs into the program for us.
We could have waited for a 2008, but we decided a 2007 in hand is better than a 2008 in limbo (unknown changes and unknown price).
Given the dollar's continued slide against other currencies, I think we made the right choice to lock in before the inevitable 2008 price increase is announced.
#1483 of 1649 Re: MY 2008 Changes [jeckles]
Mar 03, 2007 (8:25 am)
That was VERY nice of them.
The OSD experience is wonderful, have a great trip!
#1484 of 1649 Re: MY 2008 Changes [volvomax]
Mar 03, 2007 (10:11 am)
Congratulations. Volvomax is right - it WAS very nice of your dealer to do that for you. We had a very helpful dealer too. When we needed to coordinate delivery with a visit to the Ice Hotel (must be reserved way in advance), he pulled all the necessary strings to make it happen for us. What is your delivery date?
#1485 of 1649 Re: MY 2008 Changes [redbuzz]
Mar 04, 2007 (5:29 pm)
We are still waiting to get confirmation of our delivery date, but we are hoping for the end of May (around 28th). Dealer said delivery may need to shift a few days to accomodate the transfer of their vehicle, so we are remaining flexible.
Mar 08, 2007 (3:56 pm)
This may be a silly question, but I'm looking at a 2002 C70 Convertible and am not sure how I tell which model it is from looking at it. Can anyone help?
#1487 of 1649 Re: HPT or LPT [techgirl]
Mar 08, 2007 (4:51 pm)
You can't tell by looking at the outside. The terms refer to the engine, whether it has a low or high pressure turbocharger. Easiest way to tell is to ask what the horsepower is. If under 200, it has the low pressure, over 200 it has the high pressure. Or you can check the VIN#. If it has C56, it's the LPT. The HPT is a 53.
#1488 of 1649 Need some measurements
Mar 16, 2007 (9:00 am)
We are scheduled to pick up our C70 in Gothenburg around Memorial Day...
Since we will be carrying suitcases with us, we want to be prepared for the chance to put the top down once or twice.
Does anyone have the dimensions of the luggage compartment? I'd like to know the maximum dimensions we have available so I know which suitcases will fit with the top down...
Thanks in advance for any help...