Thanks for your answer Mike. I too live near Toronto but a bit more to
the north than you, in Aurora. I've checked autotrader.ca for 2002 and
up Volvos V70 for sale looking for pictures of the engine compartment
and I found quite a few cars (for sale by dealers). The 2002 models
have the exact same Marelli ETM from what I could see in the pictures
whereas for the more recent years the well known marelli ETM was not
there anymore and the area looked completely redesigned. So I think
it's safe to say that starting with 2003 they made a clean cut and
migrated to something new and hopefully better.
Mike F wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> I'm not sure of the brand of the newer throttle modules, but they seem
> to have more normal failure rates. Every car I've seen or heard of that
> needed a throttle module has been 1999-2001. Of course age/mileage has
> something to do with it, but the 1999-2001 modules were failing long
> before the age that the 2002 models are now.
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
> Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
> (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)