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S60 Clutch Replacement

S60 Clutch Replacement

How hard of a job is an S60 clutch replacement? MVS Moderator abscate, and MVS Contributors tryingbe and kcodyjr go into detail on what to buy, what tools you need, and a general summary of the work involved. They give a good account of the scope and cost of replacing the clutch on a modern, front-wheel-drive Volvo (1990s-2000s). This Ain’t All…

California Relaxes OBD-II Smog Test Readiness Requirements

California OBD-II Smog Readiness Test Requirements
MVS Forums Moderator abscate made an interesting post about OBD-II readiness states during state smog emissions testing. It turns out that recently (2015 for California) some states have relaxed their rules about passing/failing cars without all monitors in the readiness state.

Yes, this is technical nerdery that can cause you (or used to cause you) immense headaches getting older Volvos to pass state emissions testing. If you’ve run across the term “drive cycle” before, you’re probably familiar with OBD readiness states without knowing it.

According to the EPA, these are the states performing OBD checks: This Ain’t All…

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What is DiCE?


DiCE is the Middleman

DiCE is electronic hardware that connects your Volvo to a computer running Volvo diagnostic software called VIDA. It allows two-way communication between VIDA and a Volvo car, primarily to enable a mechanic to either get diagnostic information from the Volvo to fix a problem, or to update the Volvo with the latest Volvo software (“service updates”). This Ain’t All…

How to Set up DiCE on a Mac


MVS Volvo Forums Contributor kallekula put together a wonderful DIY on setting up DiCE on a MacBook Pro. Because DiCE runs on Windows, you must use Windows inside a virtual machine to make DiCE work on a Mac. This Ain’t All…

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Transmission/Drive-E Problem on New S60 Models?

Volvo Drive-E engine

It looks like there may be a transmission or transmission programming problem with Volvo S60 models with the Drve-E engine. Here’s a post on Volvo’s own support forum about the problem. MVS member odonnebj has a Drve-E problem in his 2015.5 S60 that may be related. He includes sound files in his post, but it’s hard to get a fix on what’s going on from them.

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