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Uilleam Ross

Uilleam (Bill) Ross is a 60 year-old retired 30-year veteran of the IT industry and a 45-year car guy. Living in Western Head, Nova Scotia, he now indulges his passions for landscape photography and cars, principally Volvo’s and Land Rovers.

Recent Posts

ABS Sensor Failure Symptoms & Troubleshooting

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on May 4, 2014
I've written before about the “old days” of the 70s and 80s when cars were becoming a bit more sophisticated but still pretty manual in most ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Winter Beaters, My Nova Scotian Savior

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Apr 20, 2014
They sit in the driveway, looking forlorn, covered in snow. The days of getting an occasional wash and wax long gone. There are more than ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

My First Import Experience, a Renault Dauphine

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Apr 18, 2014
I was six years old and I still remember the day.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Saab and BMW Crowds of the 70's

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Apr 12, 2014
I've mentioned in a couple of my other postings, that back when I was in high school, for those of us who just couldn't get ourselves into a ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How To Repair A Volvo Headlight Wiper Motor

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Apr 3, 2014
One of the more aggravating things about owning and maintaining an uber-mileage Volvo (my Volvo XC70 has 350K kms) or similar car is that ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Cars I Wish I Had Never Had

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Mar 29, 2014
A little while back, I wrote a piece on the cars I wish I still had from the 46 or so that I have owned over the years, among them a Volvo ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Good Old Days of Points, Condensers, and SU Fuel Pumps

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Mar 13, 2014
You just hate that feeling.  You're driving down a peaceful country road with hardly any traffic, enjoying the scenery with your favorite ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Reusing and Recycling Car Parts

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Mar 10, 2014
Back in the near Stone Age when I was in high school and owned British cars, the junkyard was my and my buddies' local car parts store. As ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Repair Your Volvo XC Steering Rack the Easy Way

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Mar 4, 2014
One of the interesting aspects of owning an older Volvo, Mercedes, or BMW, is that you can routinely exceed the expected lifespan of some ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Car I Wish I Kept

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Feb 23, 2014
You see them all the time.  They're there in the want ads, Autotrader, even the Barrett-Jackson auctions.  And sometimes, still in your ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Have Auto Designers Ever Worked on Their Own Cars?

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Feb 21, 2014
You know the drill: All you have to do is grab the bulb with the two fingers of your left hand, twist your arm a certain way and reach into ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Trick to Replace Your P2 Volvo Sway Bar Bushings (V70, XC70, S60, S80)

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Feb 13, 2014
If you have a rattle in the front or rear of your P2 Volvo (V/XC70, S60, S80) that you can't pin down, it's possible that your sway bar ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

What My Grandfather Taught Me About Working On Cars

Posted by Uilleam Ross
on Feb 11, 2014
When I was growing up in the Midwest back in the 60s, I spent entire summers on my grandparents' farm.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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