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Ownership Thread - 2012 XC90 Executive

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Old Mar 10th, 2019, 22:26   #21
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I really ought to do mine too... ('61 reg Exec)

Maybe when I get back to UK, and have a wash and valet to remove 6 months worth of Spanish dust, I could get it done.

Loving the ownership blog, keep it going.

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Old Mar 12th, 2019, 16:04   #22
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The challenge of the missing door washer continues. An annoyance is the part I found online for a fiver isn't compatible with an XC90.

I just got off the phone with the parts department of the Volvo dealership in Cambridge for the "Door lock pin bushing".

Volvo main dealer = £9.00
Scrap merchant = £12.50
eBay = £13.85

So in conclusion Volvo is the cheapest option, but I'm still balking at spending nine quid on a plastic circle so I think I'll live without it for a while.
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Old Mar 12th, 2019, 16:33   #23
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Buy the beige ones at £2.99 and spray them black, nobody will ever know
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Old Mar 12th, 2019, 16:50   #24
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Get yourself some stainless washers!
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As you are in Cambridgeshire you could try http://www.lakes4volvo.co.uk/

They may have an XC90 that you can salvage these from.
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 16:46   #26
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As you are in Cambridgeshire you could try http://www.lakes4volvo.co.uk/

They may have an XC90 that you can salvage these from.
Thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate your help. They are actually just down the road from me and I used them a few years back when I had a S80. That said, my last encounter with them left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth and I wouldn't be in a hurry to go back there, even though I'm sure you're probably right about them having the part.
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 17:09   #27
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Today I was "working from home" and convinced the wife to take the Lexus leaving me the XC90 to play with.

On my list for today was to update the navigation with the new discs that arrived earlier in the week, and maybe a quick wash.

Diligently, I prepared everything in advance including hooking the car up to my new battery conditioner to keep it topped up during the lengthy navigation update.





Everything started off promisingly enough.



It suggested a completion time of 310 minutes(!). I duly set my alarm and resumed working hard at my laptop (that is to say I pottered around the garage).

Unfortunately, and despite several attempts characterised by blowing on the disc, turning it off and on again, colourful language, and direct threats, it would not progress beyond 130 minutes remaining without throwing this error.



I contacted the eBay seller who supplied the discs and he's sending me some more. Very responsive of him but annoying all the same. Here's hoping the new discs work better. Luckily the navigation is still usable but it's going to annoy me until it's fixed.

I did take the opportunity however to give the car a good wash. I did all of the usual anally retentive car wash nerd things of wheel wash first, snowfoam top to bottom, wool mitt wash with two buckets, then iron remover, then tar remover, then clay mitt, then another wash, then drying before applying some Aerospace 303 on the black plastics, cleaning the glass and then some quick detailing spray on the body on account I was too knackered by that point to even contemplate polishing the gigantic thing.

It came up looking good however. Not bad for nearly 184,000 miles.











The next tasks are to finish the navigation update with the new discs matey should be sending today, and once the V5 arrives, assign my wife's private plate to the car which will be nice.

I'm still minded to at least check the auto gearbox fluid. Does anyone know how to do this on a 2012 XC90? My 2005 S80 had a dipstick for the gearbox but I can see no such thing on the XC90.

As always thanks for looking.
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 17:49   #28
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Very nice! I am jealous....

Your battery charger, at only 1.5A, is however very small.

When updating the maps on mine I used a 5A charger, and turned off everything unnecessary such as interior lights, climate control, radio, and set the illumination to minimum to reduce power drain.

The car does draw more than 5A with the key in POS1 so my charger helped to offset the power drain but didn't offset it 100%

I now have a CTEK Battery Sense so am gathering data on my battery in real time, 24x7 (see my other thread.... https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=292618)
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Thanks Swiss, your knowledge of these matters is really impressive.

I didn’t suffer any ill effects as a result of the battery being consumed but I’ll keep your insights in mind when I do the next upgrade.
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Old Mar 17th, 2019, 15:25   #30
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Thanks Swiss, your knowledge of these matters is really impressive.

I didn’t suffer any ill effects as a result of the battery being consumed but I’ll keep your insights in mind when I do the next upgrade.
A great buy and a very good looking combo on the drive

A silly question but are the disks you're trying to upgrade from original pressed disks or copies, ie DVD-R DL?

Mine is a 2012 and was very picky about the disk and took a few attempts.

I find for the seats the Dr Leather products work very well in the Volvo and once sorted like yours are now the wipes are good for maintaining them.
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