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2005 Volvo S60 2.5T Has No Oil Pressure

2005 Volvo S60

He Had Just Bought It… Then No Oil Pressure

This is a sad tale of a buyer missing signs of a terrible engine condition when buying a used Volvo. It all started just this last Friday when new MVS Forums member aero1310 bought a blue 2005 S60 with 160,000 miles from a used car dealer:

On Friday I took a 1.5 hour drive down to Milwaukee to look at the car and take it for a test drive. All around the car looked great, there was paint chips and a few minor dents, interior was in perfect shape with all the buttons and lights working great, no rips or tears in the leather, smelt great, and engine bay and underbody looked super clean. I then take the car for a test drive which was about a 5-10 mile trip through city and on the freeway. The car had great handling, accelerated real quick, and no bad noises. Then at the very end of the trip pops up “low oil pressure, pull over immediately.” My dumbass let it slip by because I came across this message in my S80.

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How to Buy a 1997-2000 Volvo XC70

used 2000 XC70

MVS Contributor theWIFEs_S70 is thinking about buying a AWD P80 Volvo. So what should he look for? What are this model’s gotchas?

Hey guys, just wondering, what gives with these XCs.


I know 4-wheel drive vehicles are more expensive to own. And get less gas mileage, especially in the city. But this price almost makes me want to dive right in. (But then I realize, holy moly, if it costs half as much as it’s taken our S70 to get to Stage -0.987, that’s still quite a bit!)

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Rare Yellow T5-R For Sale

Yellow T5-R

Here’s a rare yellow Volvo 850 T5-R for sale on Craigslist by a MVS Volvo Forums member Euro_Hobbs:

This car was to be my ultimate baby, I’ve owned it a little over a year, I wanted one for years and finally came across one locally, unfortunately with my job and location I do not have the time or place to drive it like it should be so I must part with it so it can live on with a new owner that will love it as much as I do. Overall in very good condition with minimal paint issues especially considering it is a single stage paint, Interior is intact with no rips or tears and includes the original floor mats. Current issues are an ABS/Trac light that is on and the A/C compressor has started to seize (over the winter, currently disabled, evaporator already done). Comes with a smattering of parts including N/A cams. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have about the vehicle.

High miles, but hey, it’s a Yellow. They’re not exactly falling off trees.

  • Very Rare Cream Yellow 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R
  • $5,000 OBO
  • 237,000 Miles
  • Clean Title
  • Full Service History
  • Recent Work Includes:
  • New Strut Bushings and Spring Seats
  • New sway bar end links
  • New Cooper Tires 5k miles ago
  • New MAF sensor
  • New Coolant expansion tank and turbo return hose
  • Comes with a complete set of Volans off a 850R and a set of 15″ snow tires
  • Recently polished and detailed

Hey guys, unfortunately due to a new living location I am unable to keep my 850 much longer. Please see attached craigslist ad and feel free to shoot a message with any questions.

Rare Yellow T5-R For Sale

Disconnected Battery, Now Sunroof Won’t Open

Sunroof Won't Open

Sunroof stuck closed –  fix stuck sunroof

MVS Forums Contributor brandonbeach14 disconnected his 2001 V70’s battery, and now his sunroof won’t open. This is how to fix a stuck sunroof after you’ve disconnected the battery, and explanation why it happens.

My electric sunroof won’t open after I had to disconnect the battery cables in the engine bay to get to the O2 Sensor connection below. It was disconnected for about 45 minutes. I have already pulled the fuses and the other int. accessory fuses, but they look good. I went ahead and changed the fuse just incase and still nothing. Is there an internal fuse in the motor? Or possibly the car has to run through a few drive cycles before everything comes back online?

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Chapman Screwdriver/Torx/Hex Sets 10% off


Chapman Manufacturing’s back at it, helping us save money on very useful mini tool sets that are great for Volvos. Chapman rep Joel Camassar:

Use the code Volvo5575 for 10% off the Master Set  or the code Volvo1916 for 10% off of the 1916 mm hex & star/torx set.

The #1916 was originally designed for Euro/Japanese motorcycles, but many people are buying it for Euro cars because it has mm hex, slotted, phillips and star/torx bits in a super compact roll that you can stash in a glove box.

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