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Volvo C70, Coupe
#741 of 1649 Premature Brake Pad Wear .
Mar 07, 2003 (3:47 pm)
Anyone with 98-2000 c70s notice that your
brake pads go quickly.
I failed inspection yesterday cause my from
pads were down to the metal and rear pads
have about 3k miles left to them. It's a good
thing I had a set of PBR front pads sitting in
the house. Bought them about two years ago for
their no low brake dust ability. Went home
and get them. Brought them back and shop threw
them on for $45 and passed inpection.
I surprised me because I have a speed and thought
I would get 50k out of these OEM pads.
Well called up Brentwood Volvo [ they mail order ]
and got a quote of $ 30 for the rear pads.
If the shop charged me #45 to install the fronts
should the rear be about the same labor?
They also said the serpentine belt is getting a
little worn. When should you change out this
belt if you do mostly city driving?
#742 of 1649 Serpintine Belt replacement
Mar 10, 2003 (12:00 am)
It is not the type of driving (city vs. highway), but rather, the miles. Volvo recommends a 70K replacement interval.
#743 of 1649 Rd_Volvo - Wheels and Pads
Mar 10, 2003 (11:48 am)
I have the Protenzas and they are the RE730 Gen 2. and are ZR Speed rated. 225/45-17 and about $144 a pop.
The Volvo pads are traditionally softer so they do tend to go quick. I threw on the PBR's from IPD as well at around 33,000. I cannot wait to get those suckers off. While it has been nice that they are dustless, they squeal like a mother.
I am due for new brakes soon so if you can tell me if you are having a similar issue with your PBRs it would be helpful. If you are not, let me know what was done so that I can instruct the dealership to do the exact same. I would not have an issue trying out the PBRs again if they would just keep QUIET!!!!!
By the way, the Pilots that I compared against cost $233 when I compared and I don't see that price on tirerack anymore so they must've come down in price
Mar 11, 2003 (10:10 am)
Thanks Avolvofan & Schuhc
Right now the PBR deluxe are quiet. I told
the manager at the shop to have the tech
throw on a lot of anti squeal lub cause these
pads have rep for screeching. Hope it stays
that way as these pads are nice and soft and
Did your PBR's start squeeling right away or
did it take some time?
Those tires sound very attractive.
Mar 11, 2003 (12:13 pm)
Those suckers started straight away. I called IPD yesterday and they said I should try the semi metallic ones as the dust they give off in 2 weeks equals the dust the Volvo pads give off in 2 days. Think I'll give the PBRs a try again and I'll have the tech throw on a couple hundred pounds of lube as well.
Mar 11, 2003 (5:52 pm)
Had those things on my T5-R, boy did they squeal.
Went back to the stock pads.
Dust doesn't bother me, been around Benzes and Bimmers that are just as bad.
#747 of 1649 Mods and the Warranty
Mar 31, 2003 (9:04 pm)
If I want to make any modifications to the C70 (ie --lowering the springs, a strut bar support, sway bars), does that automatically negate the warranty?
#748 of 1649 Traderag, don't think they would automaticly negate
Apr 01, 2003 (12:40 am)
your warranty. IF the mods caused other problems, then there might be a problem. Have you called your dealer? Also, what part of Houston is your C70 garaged? Coupe or convert? Color? I'm in Spring, with a gold 99 convert.
#749 of 1649 Mods and warranty
Apr 01, 2003 (8:16 am)
As long as your mods don't involve changing internal engine or transmission components your warranty is valid.
The manufacturer would have to prove that a mod caused the failure of another system.
Example, we had a customer install an aftermarket alrm in his volvo and the installer hacked the wiring harness.
Wiring harness fried, no warranty coverage.
Mods are fine, just be careful what they are and who installs them.
Apr 01, 2003 (11:18 am)
I live in the Galleria area and my C70 isn't garaged. I wish I had a garage, but all I've got is covered parking. It's a 99 coupe, white with tinted windows. I only had it for two weeks when the wheels were stolen, and it's been in the shop (insurance) for a month trying to get the new wheels/tires.
Talk about frustrating and a buzz kill after getting a new car.
Thanks for the info. I am definitely thinking of gettting an alarm too, since the factory alarm didn't help in the aforementioned case. I need to get a shock sensor.
Other than that, I just want to lower the stance of the car a bit to enhance handling. I think lowering the springs will do the trick.
Speaking of lowering, does everyone go with IPD in their mods, or are other aftermarket makers just as good for Volvo?