v70 xc awd info

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Onne, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Onne

    Onne Guest

    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
     
    Onne, Mar 14, 2005
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  2. Onne

    Mike F Guest

    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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    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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    Mike F, Mar 15, 2005
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  3. 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.....
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 15, 2005
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  4. Onne

    Mike F Guest

    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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    Mike F.
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    Mike F, Mar 16, 2005
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  5. 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?
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 16, 2005
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  6. 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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  7. Onne

    Onne Guest

    thanks very much!

     
    Onne, Mar 16, 2005
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  8. 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.
     
    Stephen Henning, Mar 17, 2005
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  9. Onne

    Mike F Guest

    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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    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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    Mike F, Mar 17, 2005
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  10. Onne

    Mike F Guest

    "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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    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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    Mike F, Mar 17, 2005
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  11. mike f...thanx for the info...the used s80's i was looking at had
    either the
    std factory sond system (good), but also came w/a enhansed system
    (better)...more power, i think....my question was, does the v70 xc also
    have this upgrade avail? or, as you stated, is the sound upgrade only
    the addtl sub wfr...?...is there a easy way to tell if the xc has the
    sub wfr,
    can you see it, or is it well hidden..?...thanx......
     
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  12. Onne

    Mike F Guest

    The subwoofer is separate from the upgraded sound system. All I know is
    from 2001 and in Canada, then on a T5 the upgraded radio was a factory
    option, the subwoofer installed after the car was delivered. The
    subwoofer is easy to spot, it's located on a big board that sits on top
    of the spare tire in the location where the 3rd seat would go.

    --
    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.)
     
    Mike F, Mar 18, 2005
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  13. cool...thanx....
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Mar 18, 2005
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