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Yep! That's the picture I remember seeing! Can't believe it has been that long ago..

 

I didn't take any pictures last night, but I replaced the original TCV with a new Pierburg piece and then unplugged the battery for an hour and did the relearn procedure for the computers. Seems to run a lit better than before. Partial throttle acceleration seems to be smoother and more responsive, boost comes on quicker and doesn't seem to have the surges and flat spots that it did before. I highly recommend changing the TCV on higher mileage cars, even if the old one seems to be working fine. 

I also received my hatch panel repair kit and new interior handle surround so I installed all of that and now the panel is on and actually not rattling for the first time ever.

I also adjusted the striker for the hatch latch. I've had an issue for a while where there was a squeak coming from the rear over rough roads. I finally found the squeak to be something between the tailgate latch and striker when they rub against each other. I moved the striker inward slightly so the tailgate closes tighter and the squeak was cured. Unfortunately now the hatch needs to be almost slammed in order to latch completely. I fiddled with it for a while but there is no happy medium between "squeaky hatch" and "too hard to close hatch". In fact, there is actually a point where it is still pretty hard to latch but still squeaks. I've applied a bit of grease to the latch and the bumpers that it rests on when closed all with the same results. What am I missing here??

 

 

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I've had the most infuriating squeaking coming from the rear of my Saffron, black R doesn't have anything.

I disassembled almost the entire rear, drove around and still had it. I'm at a loss, just like you.

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54 minutes ago, quiksilver said:

I've had the most infuriating squeaking coming from the rear of my Saffron, black R doesn't have anything.

I disassembled almost the entire rear, drove around and still had it. I'm at a loss, just like you.

I located my squeak, I just don't know how to fix it without making the hatch impossible to shut without slamming it..

Take the interior hatch panel off and crawl inside. Shut the yourself inside and grab the inside metal structure in the circled areas in the below picture. Gorilla the door around as much as you cam while it's latched. The location of my squeak became obvious when doing this.

 

 

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I don't think mine is the tailgate itself, I can hear it coming from both the left and right side.

Sometimes it alternates, sometimes in sync. God I hate it.

If only I didn't put brand new clips for that panel yesterday...

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Of course lol. I have started keeping an extra panel repair kit on hand at all times.. Kind of like Fuel pump relays and drain plug washers.

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Well the weather finally beat me. I had planned to paint the bumper this week if the weather wasn't too bad yet. Well over the weekend, we got a few inches and there's more coming right now, so I gave in and installed the XC bumper in it's current blue state. It looks a little goofy but I'm glad I swapped it. I already hit a piece of ice this morning that I', sure would have broken the R bumper. I heart it bounce off the IPD skid plate as I went over it, so I'm happy I got that! Also installed the snow tires and Volvo Andrasteas. Winter mode is now engaged.

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As much as I love this car for summer cruising, I forgot where it really shines and it makes up for all the extra work for the suspension and AWD. This thing is still a beast in the snow even as low as it is. It was so satisfying this morning passing all the local idiots in their trucks and SUVs driving half the speed limit. And doing it with a low car like this.

 

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On 12/28/2017 at 12:50 PM, Andzey said:

Cool! I live at +57 latitude but its raining outside.

What tires are you using?

Lucky! It was -20F this morning according to the thermometer in the car!

The tires are Dunlop Winter Maxx. 

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You know - those wet mornings, rain and fog outside, you sit in your P80 and all knobs, window tilt buttons, trip computer switch, cruise reset button, radio volume pushbutton and steering wheel - everything becomes sticky and unpleasant. You even dont wanna touch them knowing the surface layer will peal off and half of them are NLA at the dealer... 

So little frost and minimal air humidity is already perceived as pleasurable enjoyment 

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3 hours ago, Andzey said:

You know - those wet mornings, rain and fog outside, you sit in your P80 and all knobs, window tilt buttons, trip computer switch, cruise reset button, radio volume pushbutton and steering wheel - everything becomes sticky and unpleasant. You even dont wanna touch them knowing the surface layer will peal off and half of them are NLA at the dealer... 

So little frost and minimal air humidity is already perceived as pleasurable enjoyment 

Lemon Pledge on a cloth with some elbow grease works wonders on the sticky switches... just sayin!

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4 hours ago, Andzey said:

You know - those wet mornings, rain and fog outside, you sit in your P80 and all knobs, window tilt buttons, trip computer switch, cruise reset button, radio volume pushbutton and steering wheel - everything becomes sticky and unpleasant. You even dont wanna touch them knowing the surface layer will peal off and half of them are NLA at the dealer... 

So little frost and minimal air humidity is already perceived as pleasurable enjoyment 

57 minutes ago, sventastic said:

Lemon Pledge on a cloth with some elbow grease works wonders on the sticky switches... just sayin!

 

Rubbing alcohol also fixes this.  Works great on everything but the window switches since the grey color on the buttons is also dissolved by the alcohol unlike the dash switches.

 

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Been using Lemon Pledge on them. there are only a couple sticky surfaces left that I haven't dealt with. Now if I could just find a S90 all wood steering wheel...

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Alright. I had a weird issue with the spark plugs. I posted about it over on SS, but the summary is that I had a plug come unthreaded on cyl 4 enough to hear compression hissing through. I'm not sure why it happened after being installed just fine for over 2 years, but nevertheless I tightened it back up and the next day, I heard the same popping noise. Pulled the plug and the ceramic had become loose inside of the metal of the plug.Stole a plug from the C70 and it had the same problem. After much confusion, I replaced all of the plugs with NGK iridium and a new set of Bougicord wires since the one was cooked from the compression getting out. (FCP warranty is awesome). Now it's running great again! Had to thoroughly test it though, so being snowy evening, I picked up my brother and had a little fun playing in a slick lot.

 

 

 

I also figured out the hatch squeak once and for all. After much frustration and research. It wasn't an issue with the seal, bumpers, or latch assembly at all. It was the metal striker plate mounted to the floor of the car. There is a plastic bit on the striker that was missing on mine. It was cheap through FCP and now the hatch closes easily without much effort at all. I also re-attached the panel again since it had come loose again from all the slamming.

Finally have this car to where there are no more glaring issues! *knocks on wood*

Picture of new striker plate with the bushing intact.

 

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