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I bought a new to me 1998 V70R. I have owned Nissan Maxima's up to now, but now that my wife and I have a 1 year old and one more coming in April - it seemed time to increase the car size. Not wanting a Minivan, a wagon seemed like a great idea and the R seemed like one of the hottest wagons out there. So we have it! (pics attached). The person we bought the car from had just replaced the timing belt, brake pads, and engine mount bushing - at the top. So I figured some larger things have been done.<p>But, I do have a few questions for those with more knowledge than me:<p>1) The throttle pedal seems really heavy, I mean, it takes a lot more force than the Maxima to push it down. Typical or should I have it checked out?<p>2) I live in the very rainy NW. The other day, some water leaked through the RR passanger door. I am thinking of replacing the rubber seals on the door. Has anyone done this, or have any advise?<p>3) The passanger seat wiggles front and back with acceleration and braking. I think I will take the seat out and tighting screws, bolt etc... Is there any bushing or other parts that need to be ordered and replaced while I am doing this?<p>I am sure that in the coming months I will have many many more questions. Thanks in advance for any answers I can get.<p>Eric<p> <IMG SRC="http://home.attbi.com/~e.hoffman/P1010676.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://home.attbi.com/~e.hoffman/P1010678.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (black R)

answer to heavy pedal - yes Volvo's seems to be heavier than most japanese cars. The maxima I test drove seems to have a really light padel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (xtremepsionic)

Awesome car. I hope you are happy with it and plan to buy more Volvo's. I am only 17 and it's all I have driven and probably all I ever will if I can help it. I was expecting you to say you got a Volvo because of the safety and the wagon as an after thought, not for the size. Nice choice either way. Looks great!
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (black R)

Congrats and welecome to Swedespeed.<p>The seat rocking maybe related to a strut in the seat mechanism. My driver's seat developed a slight rock / clunk when excelerating or braking. This item was replaced under a technical bulletin from Volvo. My car is still under the factory warranty, your '98 may not be. If you have an extended warranty it may be. I would recommend chatting with your local volvo service department to see if it would be covered and if not see if he or the parts department folks can explain a fix and also print you out a diagram of the seat and how it mounts...just so you are not going in their blind.<p>
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (83caddy16v)

Good idea, I never thought about checking TSB's. Does anyone out there know where there might be an online list of TSB's for the V70? I am assuming that if there was a V70 series TSB it would cover V70 standard model through the XC and R.<p>Thanks,<p>e
 

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try alldata.com -- you use to be able to view all TSBs but they may charge or might have ended the free stuff.<p>
 

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Welcome to the club..... A wife and child mover like no other. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Although the Virginia State Police are beginning to take notice of the R's ability to "Shoot and Scoot". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Griff
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (black R)

Congratulations on the new ride! The throttles on these cars are heavier than Japanese cars and sometimes get sticky when the throttle body gets gummed up. Regarding the leak, can you see where it is leaking in? You may want to check the drain holes in the sunroof opening to make sure they aren't clogged. The seat problem sounds like it may be the seat rails, a fairly common problem on these cars.
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (Wayne T5)

Congrats on the new purchase! Looks like one great ride. Did you get those rims when you purchased the car?<p>RJ
 

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Congrats! Nice looking R!<p>I see that you live in Portland....home of the iPd...check it out! <A HREF="http://www.idpusa.com" TARGET="_blank">www.idpusa.com</a><p>Yannis
 

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Nice R! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Welcome to Swedespeed!
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (phewfiger)

Thanks everyone for the advise on the small problems I listed. I did some work on the RR door this weekend and hopefully I fixed the problem. I moved the strike plate on the body a little further in. The door does not seem any harder to close, but the seal it tighter. I will work on the rails when it dries up a bit here in Portland.<p>Yes, IPD is close to where I live, about 2 miles. I will being going over on Friday to check it out. I am sure there are lots of things I could buy, but probably shouldn't <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">. I see that they have an open house about once a year. I am looking forward to see what they do.<p>BTW, does anyone know of any good Volvo clubs in Portland?<p>Thanks,<p>e
 

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Re: New V70R owner - with questions (black R)

Oh yeah, the wheels. I got them with the car, but chose them. There is a place here in town (PDX) called Mt. Hood Motorworks. A couple of guys sell/install all types of addons, as well as install add ons you might buy (i.e. through IPD.) In fact, I bought the car through them. I had standard 16's, but after having 17's on the Maxima, I had to have them on this car as well.
 
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