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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #1 (permalink)
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v70 xc awd info

Hi
I'm new here, is there a website that describes how the awd works on the
cross country? How drive is monitored and power sent to the wheels.
Controls for the three diffs, that sort of thing. Thanks Onne
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: v70 xc awd info

Onne wrote:
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> Hi
> I'm new here, is there a website that describes how the awd works on the
> cross country? How drive is monitored and power sent to the wheels.
> Controls for the three diffs, that sort of thing. Thanks Onne


Assuming you're talking about S60 or anything else 2003 or newer then:

http://www.haldex-traction.com/default.htm

If you're talking about older V70 XC, then replace the Haldex unit with
a viscous coupling. This is non-electronic - more speed difference
(usually caused by wheel slip) means stronger lock between the front and
rear axles. However in the case of different tire sizes (some new and
old tires, or using the spare) then there is permanent speed difference
which (in Volvo) overheats the oil in the angle gear, which fails to the
tune of several thousand dollars.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:10   #3 (permalink)
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Re: v70 xc awd info

what are the 2002 - 2003 v70 cross country / turbos like? are
they all AWD? any issues one should be aware of b4 scouting
out a used one?? thanx.....

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #4 (permalink)
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~^ beancounter ~^ wrote:
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> what are the 2002 - 2003 v70 cross country / turbos like? are
> they all AWD? any issues one should be aware of b4 scouting
> out a used one?? thanx.....


All XC models are AWD and light pressure turbo. 2002 and earlier will
have the more troublesome viscous clutch AWD, so I'd stick with 2003 or
newer. Actually, I'd stick with FWD, and just use some good snow tires
when necessary. And the jacked up "macho look" XC doesn't do anything
for me, nor does the new Volvo shape.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #5 (permalink)
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Re: v70 xc awd info

humm....thanx for the info...i am eying the
03 .. it looks pretty nice.....they are all awd
and light turbos, ea?.....are they the same
size / features inside as the v70?

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #6 (permalink)
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queation: will i find a xc w/both seat heaters and
the priemum sound system? is this "jacked up" sound
system a lot better that standard factory...or, just
a little bit better?.......

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #7 (permalink)
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thanks very much!

Mike F wrote:

> Onne wrote:
>
>>Hi
>>I'm new here, is there a website that describes how the awd works on the
>>cross country? How drive is monitored and power sent to the wheels.
>>Controls for the three diffs, that sort of thing. Thanks Onne

>
>
> Assuming you're talking about S60 or anything else 2003 or newer then:
>
> http://www.haldex-traction.com/default.htm
>
> If you're talking about older V70 XC, then replace the Haldex unit with
> a viscous coupling. This is non-electronic - more speed difference
> (usually caused by wheel slip) means stronger lock between the front and
> rear axles. However in the case of different tire sizes (some new and
> old tires, or using the spare) then there is permanent speed difference
> which (in Volvo) overheats the oil in the angle gear, which fails to the
> tune of several thousand dollars.
>

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #8 (permalink)
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Re: v70 xc awd info

Mike F <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote:

> All XC models are AWD and light pressure turbo.


I thought this also, but found that the XC90 actually had some FWD
models. Strange but true. I know you were thinking about V70 XCs but
thought this was an interesting aside.
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '02 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '02 through European Delivery.
http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #9 (permalink)
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Stephen Henning wrote:
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> Mike F <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote:
>
> > All XC models are AWD and light pressure turbo.

>
> I thought this also, but found that the XC90 actually had some FWD
> models. Strange but true. I know you were thinking about V70 XCs but
> thought this was an interesting aside.
> --
> Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
> Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '02 Volvos.
> The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '02 through European Delivery.
> http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html


That's true in most of the world. In Canada we only get AWD versions.
But unlike the US, this year we do get the V70 T5 with a manual
transmission, and it's a 6 speed!

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:11   #10 (permalink)
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~^ beancounter ~^ wrote:
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> queation: will i find a xc w/both seat heaters and
> the priemum sound system? is this "jacked up" sound
> system a lot better that standard factory...or, just
> a little bit better?.......


"Jacked up" referred to the suspension, not the stereo. The one thing
the V70 has available is a subwoofer, which really completes the sound
system. If you compare back to back, and are any sort of audiophile,
then you'll get the subwoofer. Fortunately it's installed at the dealer
level, so you don't need to look only for cars that already have it.
And of course it's nice to have the better sound system, if only for the
added in dash CD capability.

As far as I know, seat heaters were an option in USA, packaged with
headlight wipers. (All Canadian cars come standard with both.)

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