2000 v70 turbo wagon- problem with low gas light

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by robbie, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. robbie

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Well, you've quoted from *this* thread - which I've already admitted is an
    exception to the norm.

    If you want a better example, try this one:

    __________________________
    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    There is no such requirement that I am aware of! When replacing the pads,
    the discs (rotors) need to be checked to make sure that they
    are within spec with regard to:
    * minimum remaining thickness
    * runout
    * absence of serious scoring

    Provided they are ok, there's no reason to replace them.

    My 1999 V70 (UK) still has the original discs but is on its second set of
    pads.
    -
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    Roger
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    Roger Mills, Mar 27, 2007
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  2. robbie

    Roadie Guest

    I'm proud of you lad - I knew you could do it. Next challenge is to
    post positive constructive comments consistently.
     
    Roadie, Mar 27, 2007
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  3. robbie

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    As my wife would tell you, I don't "suffer fools gladly". A sensible, well
    constructed question will always get a constructive answer - a silly one
    won't!
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    Roger
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    Roger Mills, Mar 28, 2007
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  4. The IDIOT light is not working, and if you are not an IDIOT you don't
    need one. The original poster doesn't want to make a trip in to get it
    fixed, so why should we sweat it. It is only an IDIOT light. Lighten up.

    The light is OK so the problem is the sender, the receiver or the
    connections. Since the receiver is the ECU, it may be a computer
    glitch. It is a snap for any Volvo mechanic.
     
    Stephen Henning, Mar 28, 2007
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  5. robbie

    Roadie Guest

    Interesting response. All this time I thought one of the purposes of
    this forum was to provide technical guidance to owers of Volvo cars
    when they don't know the solution to a problem. Stephen Henning,
    Roger Mills and John Robertson have proven me otherwise. It's
    principally a mutual appreciation society for a few such as yourself
    to seek group reaffirmation of their knowlege about Volvo cars. But
    when someone with less knowlege asks an imperfectly phrased question
    it also provides an opportunity for the little group to have fun and
    games by making fun of the way the question was asked.

    I'm beginning to think Steve, John and Roger are less mature than
    their years would indicate. I'm also thinking that they may not know
    as much about Volvo cars as they have convinced themselves.
     
    Roadie, Mar 29, 2007
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  6. robbie

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Since when did maturity require you to be dead-pan serious all the time?

    Just learn to chill out a bit, and go with the flow!
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    Roger
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    Roger Mills, Mar 29, 2007
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  7. robbie

    robbie Guest

    Thanks to the people who had something constructive to say. I
    appreciate the advice, and will probably put it on a to do list for
    the volvo dealer. I know I started off with some wife-abusive humor,
    but I did pose a legitimate question, and so appreciate the thoughtful
    and appropriate responses. Thanks again!
    Robbie
     
    robbie, Apr 6, 2007
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  8. Hi robbie. Glad that you were able to sort out this issue. Hope your
    wife is happy also. I agree that an idiot light belongs, on a to-do
    list for the next visit. Gee, what roadie called immature advice was
    appropriate advice for you.

    "I am not one to run to the shop for a trivial problem. I usually just
    keep track of it and wait until I go in for routine maintenance. I
    would much prefer to drive my Volvo rather than sit and wait for a
    mechanic to work on some trivial problem like an idiot light. To each
    his own."

    Next time maybe he will stop talking unless he can follow his own advice
    and ...
     
    Stephen Henning, Apr 6, 2007
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  9. robbie

    Roadie Guest

    I can only guess Steven has forgotten about the sage advice he offered
    on March 9: "The red light is just the 2x4 that hits you over the
    head so you look at the gas gauge. A car doesn't need the idiot light
    unless an idiot is driving."

    Or this equally friendly little tidbit: "...if you are not an IDIOT
    you don't need one."

    For some reason Steven has flip-flopped completely on an issue he
    feels quite strongly about. Maybe he is feeling a bit down today and
    is fishing for warm and fuzzies and just wants to be remembered of as
    a really nice guy. Or maybe he is having short term memory issues.
     
    Roadie, Apr 6, 2007
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  10. OK, I stand corrected. All cars except Roadie's don't need IDIOT
    lights.
     
    Stephen Henning, Apr 6, 2007
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