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I was just curious if anyone with a V8 has experienced this. When starting the car, it sounds as if the starter takes a little longer to disengage than my other Volvos. I know the V8 is set up such that you can turn the key, let it go and then the car will continue cranking until it starts up. Is this the reason why it "appears" the starter stays engaged longer than usual? There are no grinding sounds or anything that leads me to believe there is a problem, it just sounds "odd". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Starting up an XC90 V8 (Kodabear)

I have noticed that the starter tends to spin the engine longer than with my S60R for example. If you are not hearing any grinding or screeching (as in gears being ground down) sound, then I would not worry about the issue.
 

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Re: Starting up an XC90 V8 (Kodabear)

While I have not noticed the starter issue, what I have noticed is that the engine runs really really rough for the first several seconds. And if I move the car, (for example just quickly starting it up to move out of the way in the driveway), the transmission is very very jerky in those seconds immediately after starting the car. <p>Are there fluids or vacuums that one needs to wait for to pressurize or stabilize before moving?<p>
 

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Re: Starting up an XC90 V8 (pattyweb)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pattyweb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are there fluids or vacuums that one needs to wait for to pressurize or stabilize before moving?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes. The transmission clutches are engaged (and released) through the application (and release) of pressure. If you immediately attempt to drive the car after starting before the internal pressure has had an opportunity to build up, you could experience the drivability issues you describe.
 
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