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Well, we did it. Just signed on the line for our new S60T 2.4. Very exciting as this is our first Volvo. Had an old '74 Saab 99L but got discouraged with constant replacement of slave cylinders. Nevertheless, we're back with the Swedes. I look forward to reading your board. Also, any thoughts on break in for a brand new car? All comments welcome.
 

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Originally posted by lorberfan:<BR><B>Well, we did it. Just signed on the line for our new S60T 2.4. Very exciting as this is our first Volvo.</B><P><I>Congrats!!! Welcome aboard! What color? Oh, no...not Silver!</I> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P><B> Had an old '74 Saab 99L but got discouraged with constant replacement of slave cylinders.</B><P><I>I guess it is safe to assume that you got your money's worth out of the 99L...</I><P><B> Also, any thoughts on break in for a brand new car? All comments welcome.</B><P><I>There is no "official" break-in period, per se, and that is reflected in the Owner's Manual...When you get your car and look into the manual, you will not find a break-in segment. But conventional wisdom would have you not accelerate the engine speed past 4,000 rpm for the first 1,200 miles and also not to use your cruise control for the same period.<P>The motor oil that comes as factory fill is a bit thinner and that helps in the "breaking-in" of the new engine. I wold suggest you change it at about 2,000 to 2,500 miles (along with the filter, too) and then again at 3,750 miles. After that, you can use fully synthetic oil (strongly recommend it especially since your engine is turbocharged) and change the oil every 7,500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first.<P>As far as speed, you can drive the car at whatever speed you choose as long as the tach does not show more than 4,000 rpm.<P>Best of luck!</I><P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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The first 2 oil changes (2000 and 3750)should not be synthetic? <P>And about changing every 6 months after the first 2 oil changes, what if you don't drive 7500 miles every 6 months or not even close to 7500 miles every 6 months? Should you still change every 6 months?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bfavre4:<BR><B>The first 2 oil changes (2000 and 3750)should not be synthetic? <P>And about changing every 6 months after the first 2 oil changes, what if you don't drive 7500 miles every 6 months or not even close to 7500 miles every 6 months? Should you still change every 6 months?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You should not use synthetic until at least the 1st oil change (3,750).<P>Volvo requires at least one oil and filter change every 12 months. Most people tend to drive at least 1,000 miles/month. SO, if you barely drive your car and in 6 months you have very few miles then you can wait until 12 months provided you do use synthetic. Dyno oil should be changed every 6 months. Would it hurt if you left it there for 12 months? Probably not. But it all falls under the same preventative maintenance. WOuld it hurt if you left the dyno oil for 7,500 miles? Probably not but the key word is..."probably".<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lorberfan:<BR><B>Well, we did it....</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Congrats and welcome to Swedespeed! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lorberfan:<BR><B>Well, we did it. ... Had an old '74 Saab 99L...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Welcome, and congrats on your new S60! And speaking of '70s-era Swedes, my Dad had (and STILL has) a '78 Volvo 244 (DL, I think, with Lamda Sond on the grill?) in a bright yellow/gold color. I *should* know -- that was the car I learned to drive in, learned to change oil on, learned to wax with a toothbrush and Q-tip on, etc.! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I've wanted one of my own ever since...<P>As the proud owner of a shiny new S60 (I can still call it new, even if it's 5 weeks old, right? ha ha), I can say that they've come a long, looong way. (Although, the older ones are darn smart-lookin' cars, and I find myself eyeing them up in traffic all the time!) <P>Anyway, congrats on your new Volvo. I'm sure you'll love it, and I bet you'll really enjoy this board, too.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lisa62:<BR><B> learned to change oil on, learned to wax with a toothbrush and Q-tip on, etc.! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Toothbrush?! Can you elaborate on that a little bit? I'm still learning and kinda new to this whole detailing techniques......<P>
 

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My girlfriend just ordered her S60 AWD it will be here july 8th, and we can't wait <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>you will love it, and welcome to the boards.<P>
 

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I don't know beans about detailing, but we used to use a toothbrush to get the wax out of corners, crevices, and various nooks and crannies around the silver nomnclature (silver letters that say volvo, etc.). We also used it to remove wax from the black hard plastic trim pieces (that have texture to them, places where wax can get trapped), but NOT the soft black plastic-rubber pieces. The toothbrush came in handy at interfaces between painted sheetmetal and trim pieces.<P>Make sense? I have no idea if that's an "approved method", and I've certainly not tried it on my new car! I don't know if I'll be waxing all the way down into the nooks and crannies like that. I have a lot less time than I used to way back then... Feel free to throw darts...I really don't know if that's a "good" way to do it, and probably won't be using a toothbrush myself on my S60, as I said above!
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lisa62:<BR><B>I don't know beans about detailing, but we used to use a toothbrush to get the wax out of corners, crevices, and various nooks and crannies around the silver nomnclature...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I guess that makes sense then; especially, the Q-tip one. In fact, on the pamphlet of this local detail shop, they had this a picture there showing they using the Q-tip to clean the Porsche's emblem. <P>Now you mention it, I think I'll probably find some way to clean my <B>VOLVO</B> logo this time around. Never really clean that part all that well. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif">
 
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