Wow, has it been since October since I've last posted on here... I've been super busy with a new job, kids, and the never-ending home repairs and renovations.
Anyways, passed 10yrs of ownership back in December and to celebrate the Volvo got outfitted with a set of personalized license plates.
The new brakes have been performing very well and the parking brake still holds the vehicle solid when engaged. Really happy with the corrosion resistance of the Zimmerman rotors.
So spring is fast approaching and I'm trying to get on top of maintenance items, the big one this season is timing belt, water pump, oil pump and seals. I've got a parts list of everything I believe I need to complete the services, but is there anything else I'm missing? Special tools? Tricks?
The XC will be at 170k mi come spring. I've seen mention of the VVT hubs needing to be replaced, but for $440ea I'll hold off on them until I can inspect. Other than that I've got trans and brake fluids to flush and it shouldn't need to be touched again for a bit... knock on wood.
This winter has been lacking a good adventure! Hell, I haven't got out ice fishing and winter is almost over. Looking forward to longer days, warm weather, and tripping in the backcountry.