2006 Volvo V70 2.5t mileage figures

By | February 10, 2017

  Fuel Log/Expense 2006 Volvo V70 2.5t Date Range: 1/1/2016 to 1/1/2017 File: 06Volvo.db Printed 01/16/2017 @ 3:27pm Date Odometer Fillup Fuel Pumped & Type Cost/Gallon Cost MPG 1/2/2016 134,947 Yes 12.809 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.069 26.50 25.529 1/11/2016 135,325 Yes 14.789 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.029 30.01 25.560 1/23/2016 135,712 Yes 15.950 gals. Premium Unleaded… Read More »

HP Printer driver fails install due to USB Software Support

By | February 10, 2017

Symptom:   While installing a USB connected printer, the driver stops with the following error; This computer does not have the necessary USB software support to allow completion of a USB installation.   Cause: For whatever reason, the USBReady.exe file can’t properly perform a USB detection.   Solution: Go into the temp directory where the… Read More »

Sonicare FlexCare repair

By | January 27, 2017

Problem: The GF grumbled one morning: “my toothbrush isn’t working right”.  Crap! A quick inspection revealed that the motor still works, but the brush itself doesn’t vibrate much.  A new one is over $100, so I have nothing to lose by (attempting to) take this thing apart.   Cause: It took a bit of disassembly… Read More »

Volvo 960 (facelift) and S90 / V90 buyer’s guide

By | January 25, 2017

The 1995-1998 RWD Volvos were the last ones we got here in the US and to some, the most desirable of the RWD cars. Prior to 1995, they had a slightly boxier front-clip on the cars and you had slightly more power, at the expense of mid-range torque due to different camshafts. The changes between… Read More »

Excel 2013 (Office Products) can’t open files on network share

By | December 16, 2016

Symptom: Opening Word or Excel documents on a network share opens a New Document window and not the selected file.   Cause: Corrupt Office profile folder.   Resolution: Log in as Administrator, rename (or delete) the profile folder. C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office I renamed mine to OLD-Office so I could rename it back if I caused serious issues.… Read More »

Domain computer fails GPUpdate /force

By | November 16, 2016

  Symptom: GPUpdate /force doesn’t update the computer policy   Cause: There are many, but in THIS case it was due to the registry.pol file needing to be renamed/removed.   Resolution: Rename (or delete) C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol Run Gpedit.msc as Adminstrator. Under Administrative Templates change any setting and then change it back. This will recreate the Registry.pol… Read More »

Volvo Polestar update

By | August 25, 2016

My car is a 2006 V70 with the 2.5 turbo and I wanted a little more pep. From perusing the forums, I had settled on the trouble-free Polestar tune as done by the Volvo dealer. It’s not the cheapest, it’s not the one yielding the most performance, but it’s the one where I found no… Read More »