Jim Carriere <email@example.com> wrote:
> The most recent time I got new tires the shop ape put one of my
> hubcaps on completely wrong, the gap for the valve stem was nowhere
> near the valve stem, and the valve stem was bent over pretty hard.
> Not sure how the V70 XC wheels are, probably different than this.
Yes, the V70 XC has "mag wheels" with no hubcaps.
> I use the term shop ape in this case because he also overtightened my
> wheel bolts with the air wrench (huge pet peeve of mine). I've had
> shope _techs_ do good work on my car before, I prefer them over the
> apes :)
The Volvo shop-techs that replaced my tires and also rotate my wheels do
the same thing, use air wrenches. I had to use a 4' pipe on the Volvo
lug wrench to loosen 4 of the 5 bolts. I could only budge one without
more lever-arm. One time when I had a flat along a highway, I had to
wait until a State Trooper could help me loosen the lug nuts. Another
time AAA had to toe me into a garage where they used a 4' pipe to get
more lever arm because even their air wrench couldn't loosen the lug
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.