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Got my P8 back today with the replacement axle!! Everything seems to work fine. Now time for kudos to McDonald Volvo in Denver. The head of the dealership really went to bat for me and they worked hard to speed things up (axle had to come from Sweden). Head guy is working to get Volvo to show me some serious love for my trouble. Got software update while car in the shop. It felt wonderful to be behind the wheel again.
 

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Grats on getting the car back :) and getting to see family soon.

You could drive to Seattle which of course depending on where you are could be a long drive :)
 

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Good luck.

Time to find out how much of a Covid critter you have become (wife(1)s words for how Covid has made us all a little bit more special )
 

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2021 Volvo P8. MFD 1/21. 20" ride. OTA 11/02. White aka ORKA.
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Congrats on the Car ! And now visiting with family, all around a great week leading to July 4th ! Have a safe trip!
 

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Got my P8 back today with the replacement axle!! Everything seems to work fine. Now time for kudos to McDonald Volvo in Denver. The head of the dealership really went to bat for me and they worked hard to speed things up (axle had to come from Sweden). Head guy is working to get Volvo to show me some serious love for my trouble. Got software update while car in the shop. It felt wonderful to be behind the wheel again.

I am trying to find you post as to what caused the axle failure? Was this due to your brakes seizing up due to oxidation or some other issue?
 

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I am trying to find you post as to what caused the axle failure? Was this due to your brakes seizing up due to oxidation or some other issue?
Hi He Keith -- It appears to have been a manufacturing defect: Here from the tech's written report: "During inspection found a little oil leaking from right axle seal of front electrical drive. Further inspection found axle was not all the way in the electrical drive differential." So apparently the axle wasn't seated properly during manufacture.
 

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Hi He Keith -- It appears to have been a manufacturing defect: Here from the tech's written report: "During inspection found a little oil leaking from right axle seal of front electrical drive. Further inspection found axle was not all the way in the electrical drive differential." So apparently the axle wasn't seated properly during manufacture.
Well that is good at least it is not a widespread issue hopefully.
 

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Thanks, I am hoping they replace my IHU and my problems go away. I think with eh brake seizing up after I wash it I may need to blow out the rear wheels after washing or just roll it back and forth in driveway to dry the pads.
 

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Thanks, I am hoping they replace my IHU and my problems go away. I think with eh brake seizing up after I wash it I may need to blow out the rear wheels after washing or just roll it back and forth in driveway to dry the pads.
How do you intend to blow out the rear wheels? Is there a dry your disc breaks gadget one can get?
 

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My leaf blower. It is a plug on, so takes 2 min, not sure I will do it unless this keeps happening.

Actually been thinking of using the leaf blower to dry the car to avoid wiping it and preserve the ceramic coating.
 

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My leaf blower. It is a plug on, so takes 2 min, not sure I will do it unless this keeps happening.

Actually been thinking of using the leaf blower to dry the car to avoid wiping it and preserve the ceramic coating.
Good idea for the wheels. For drying the blower would help but still got to do it by hand in the end to stop streaking :(
 

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Good idea for the wheels. For drying the blower would help but still got to do it by hand in the end to stop streaking :(
鈥業 am going to try it next time, don鈥檛 think I need to dry by hand as there really is nothing other than beaded water. This ceramic is really good stuff.
 

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I commonly do this for whenever I wash one of my cars ... go straight from final rinse to use electric leaf blower to take most of the water off the car/wheels. Well actually it's a shop vac that allows the motor to come off to also be a leaf blower. It's also really good to get water out of those hard to reach areas. It's not a 100% dry, so I finish by hand but it's usually not much left to do.
 

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I commonly do this for whenever I wash one of my cars ... go straight from final rinse to use electric leaf blower to take most of the water off the car/wheels. Well actually it's a shop vac that allows the motor to come off to also be a leaf blower. It's also really good to get water out of those hard to reach areas. It's not a 100% dry, so I finish by hand but it's usually not much left to do.
Wondering how I do that at the care bear car wash. Less effort in drying would be awesome.
 
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