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Hello everyone,<p>My "Time for Service" light is on, at about 58K. Since I've only owned her about 9 months, I'd like to know if there is anything I need to have them check other than the routine service stuff. <p>I'm still under warranty.<p>Thanks and happy Friday!!!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Time for Service (bethmedillustrator)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bethmedillustrator</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello everyone,<p>My "Time for Service" light is on, at about 58K. Since I've only owned her about 9 months, I'd like to know if there is anything I need to have them check other than the routine service stuff. <p>I'm still under warranty.<p>Thanks and happy Friday!!!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Youll need a 60kSVC witch shoul be a tune up svc- coolant flush spark plug chang, air &pollon filter chang lots of orther stuff.LOL!! its a 4.4 HR svc
 

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Re: Time for Service (VolvokidS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvokidS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Youll need a 60kSVC witch shoul be a tune up svc- coolant flush spark plug chang, air &pollon filter chang lots of orther stuff.LOL!! its a 4.4 HR svc</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Annnnnd rather expense.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Time for Service (MancUnited1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MancUnited1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Annnnnd rather expense.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>of course...
 

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all of which you can do for yourself for well under $100
 

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Re: (my2ndimport)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>my2ndimport</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">all of which you can do for yourself for well under $100</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Really? <p>After tackling the front brakes on my F250, (still) nothing out there can be too bad. Tell me there are no bearings involved...
 

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Re: Time for Service (MancUnited1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MancUnited1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Annnnnd rather expense.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yea it is kinda expencve but our dealer should have some kinda of %off cupions. MY dealer allways does, to keep the custermers happy and keep comming back.<br>But yea its expancve but theres a lot of thing that go down with the SVC. EVER thing gets lubed ever thing get checked out. i know you look your car over but a volvo tech know EXACTLY what to look for. the 60K is worth going to the dealer expectly for coolant flush. i have a specheall tool that sucked ALLL the air out of the coolant system then sucktion feeds the syster with new coolant. its a prity kool tool.
 

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Re: Time for Service (VolvokidS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvokidS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> its a 4.4 HR svc</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Which is done in about an hour <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I would just suggest you get Volvo plugs and cabin filter and do it yourself or worse case have an Indy do the labor for much less. <p>As for special lubrication and such, umm lube the door hinges, and hood hinges and latches. Done. Oh and set tire pressure. Wouldn't be a bad idea to clean the throttle body at this mileage.<p>Unless you have warranty items, the dealer is the most expensive place to ever take your vehicle. I know, I worked for one. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (bethmedillustrator)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bethmedillustrator</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Really? <p>After tackling the front brakes on my F250, (still) nothing out there can be too bad. Tell me there are no bearings involved...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Plugs aren't too bad. Cabin air filter (I think it's on this rotation) isn't bad if you work well upside down (which I do). The rest is just fluid changes and checks. <p>As I have always said, I am not against dealers servicing the car. What I am against is going to the dealer for the "service" because the thing getting serviced most is your wallet. <p>If you really want to have the dealer do the work, look at the 60k mile maintenance list, and have them do the "real" items only. Then every once in a while (25k maybe?) bring the car in and pay them an hour to check fluids, bearings, etc. Give it a REAL check. <p>You'll still be ahead and you'll get better precautionary maintenance. <p>Oh, and we know how to reset the service indicator as well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>By the way, what IS a "medical illustrator"? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>By the way, what IS a "medical illustrator"? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ohhh if I had a dollar every time I had to answer that one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm the person that illustrates anatomy books, posters, wall charts and surgical texts, medical models, etc. I also do medical malpractice illustrations and veterinary illustration, mainly equestrian.<p>Now getting into forensic facial reconstruction.<p>Basically, i create art you DON'T want on your walls. I had more creative rein airbrushing car hoods, but that was the old days! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lemme ask you something. If your car runs fine, why would you change the plugs? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Because if you wait until the engine runs poorly then you risk destroying a $1000 catalytic converter as well other catastrophic engine damage.<p>There is a maintenance schedule for a purpose. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Oceans60R)

Why does everyone think that just because the "service" light is on, that you HAVE to take the car to the dealer?!?!?!?! <p>Reset the damn light yourself, get out the maintenance guide, and do the "servicing" yourself. As was mentioned up above, the only thing really getting serviced is your wallet!! Most of this stuff is sooooo easy to do (i.e., "check" this, "check" that, etc., etc.). It's a big racket to take these cars in all the time.<p>Most of the work takes no time at all (oil change, filter change(s), brake job if necessary). Disclaimer: if it is broken, by all means, take it in!<br>
 

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Re: Time for Service (bethmedillustrator)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bethmedillustrator</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello everyone,<p>My "Time for Service" light is on, at about 58K. Since I've only owned her about 9 months, I'd like to know if there is anything I need to have them check other than the routine service stuff. <p>I'm still under warranty.<p>Thanks and happy Friday!!!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I changed the plugs, filters, and oil myself on my 60k. Then took it to my dealer and told them I wanted them to do the other inspections, etc, as described in the svc rec in the manual. Took about an hour, they charged me for a half hour, and even adjusted the sunroof. Just make sure you go though the service recommendations line by line and identify what you will do vs. what you want them to do. Im lucky because my dealer/service mgr is REALLY easy to work with.<br>Changing plugs wasnt anything too bad. Disconnecting the clamp at the turbo inlet to get the over-the-engine pipe off was a little tough to get to, but certainly not bad. Good luck!<br>Oh, forgot to mention I bought the plugs & filters (air, oil & pollen) from IPD.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrgoffin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why does everyone think that just because the "service" light is on, that you HAVE to take the car to the dealer?!?!?!?! <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Because most people aren't like us, they have no idea what goes on with their car. <p>I have seriously had people call up and say "I HAVE A WARNING LIGHT ON, IT SAYS 'TIME FOR SERVICE!' I NEED TO GET IT IN TODAY, I'M WORRIED SOMETHING IS BROKEN OR WRONG". Then I have to explain to them that it's basically an oil/fluid/filter change and vehicle checkup. The average driver knows how to start the car, check the oil, and maybe the tire pressure. But the average Volvo owner can't be bothered to do the rest of the stuff. <p>If you're interested in saving some money, tell the service adviser what you want done. For example, you can change the air and cabin filter, but maybe have them do the brake or coolant flush - so specify that.
 

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I wouldn't mind going to the dealer for scheduled service, but years of experience has taught me that they don't do it -- and that's the main reason I do it myself.<p>If you look at your owner's manuals, they will tell you when / what to do.<p>I bet there's fewer than a handful of dealer service technicians who go all over the car and lube the door hinges, check the belts, re-torque the bolts, and do a general "all over" inspection to look for problems/ issues.<p>I'd pay for that ... <I>if they actually did the work!</I> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>What do you get for a $300+ service ?? usually just an oil change -- do they change the filter + o ring? how do you know? what kind of oil did they use? no way to know! But they charge you for topping off your windshield washer fluid <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I used to let the dealer do the tricky stuff -- like change the brake fluid.... but the last time I let them do it they buggered the threads on a bleed valve and left me with a leak that runined a Peg <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> before I discovered it.<p>and the tools! I have a box half full of tools and parts the dealer mechanics have left under the hood or somewhere in/on the car over the years. amazing. and you always have to check the wheel bolt torque after every inspection...<p>... you just can't trust dealer mechanics <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>if you love your car, you have to learn do your own work. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>funny this topic should come up -- i just got back from the dealer to get front brake pads --{ $109 }... going to show my 12-year-old how to work on the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrgoffin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why does everyone think that just because the "service" light is on, that you HAVE to take the car to the dealer?!?!?!?! <p>Reset the damn light yourself, get out the maintenance guide, and do the "servicing" yourself. ....</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>...ok ok..."Cause I'm a girl...I get to take it in! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>But serioulsy, I am now replacing my front caliper on my truck and fixing the hub assembly, but nothing like "The R." I never owned one before, so, ya know, I don't want to screw anything up.<p>Thanks for everyone's input. Looks like I'll be getting dirty again.
 

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Re: (bethmedillustrator)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bethmedillustrator</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ohhh if I had a dollar every time I had to answer that one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm the person that illustrates anatomy books, posters, wall charts and surgical texts, medical models, etc. I also do medical malpractice illustrations and veterinary illustration, mainly equestrian.<p>Now getting into forensic facial reconstruction.<p>Basically, i create art you DON'T want on your walls. I had more creative rein airbrushing car hoods, but that was the old days! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nice!!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bethmedillustrator</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ohhh if I had a dollar every time I had to answer that one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm the person that illustrates anatomy books, posters, wall charts and surgical texts, medical models, etc. I also do medical malpractice illustrations and veterinary illustration, mainly equestrian.<p>Now getting into forensic facial reconstruction.<p>Basically, i create art you DON'T want on your walls. I had more creative rein airbrushing car hoods, but that was the old days! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>\<p>Awsome my wife used to do that but on the human side for alittle
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">\<p>Awsome my wife used to do that but on the human side for alittle </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>It's human stuff all day here at the Clinic. Maybe I know your wife?<br>It's an interesting field - someones gotta do it.
 
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