Answer to my own question...
Sorry to say, as much as I want to promote local purchases, I have received unexpectedly great pricing, support and delivery from FCP Groton in the USA. Buy Car Parts - Aftermarket Auto Parts - Volvo Parts, VW Parts, Audi Parts, BMW Parts, Mercedes Parts, Porsche Parts
In short ... PCV kit (not cheap in itself and includes the intake manifold gasket), throttle body gasket, tune up kit (including cables "bougicords", plugs "volvo", distributor cap "bosh", rotor "bosh" and air filter "Mann")... Lets top it off.... Has anyone here looked at replacing your rear shock absorbers on the 1998 V70-XC AWD is best price of $350 refurb and $660 each new... ps: this is for the self leveling... which I purchased in this test run with FCP.
All in all, PCV, car tune up kit new rear shock absorbers, delivery, complete... door to door...ordered friday... I had them in my hands the following Thursday at 9am...
How much... go ahead... guess.. or just keep reading...
All in all... to purchase Canadian I was being quoted $1200 to $1300 as my starting prices and these did not specify all I was looking for....the tune up kit was an after thought and the fact that the PCV kit inclueded everything, that kind of kicked the crap out of purchasing all parts individually.
I wish I could have purchased Canadian and local, but I can not affort to look at spending $400 plus to do so... can you? if yes... good show ... keep it up...
Seriously, I have to honestly say... my first experience in dealing with FCP Groton was GREAT!!!!!
I am definitively going to have to keep them in my contact list for other items as they are needed.
Granted, I was looking for oil at the same time and for that I went with tried trusted and true Canadian Tire since they have Shell Rotella T5 Synthetic blend 0W/40 at $37.99 per 4.4L.
All round, I was under $1,000 for all that I wanted to gt done before the snow is here to stay.
Hats off to our friends across the boarder.
Thanks FCP. My new friend over there is Rob R. He was fast, knowledgeable, helpful, informative and most of all... friendly and a pleasure to deal with.
By the way, all prices he gave me truly arrived at my door with no added taxes, duty charges or any unexpected surprises. He gave me a price, I gave the credit card info and that was that. What a great experience. Lets talk up our locals and see if they are willing and able to give us the same. I would love to keep my shopping local, but I don't know about the rest of you, I just can't justify spending additional $$$ simply to help their economy. I will help Canada any way I can, but we have to do it to do it together.
That is enough from me for tonight.
Please RSVP if you have additional info to add.
I would be interested in staying in touch with each other and comparing prices.
If anyone is interested, please rsvp with an email address and we can look at starting up a parts price list....
Thanks to all
enjoy the Volvo, the ride... and sooner than not... the snow..... knowing your Volvo is keeping you safe on the roads