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Belts, Hoses & Lines

Info and tutorials on Volvo belts, hoses and vacuum lines… the various engine accessories that keep our engines running

March 13, 2016

Serpentine Belt Tool DIY

Found a post from someone else on how to make a serpentine belt tool. For a 1.99$ get a pipe cap, grind it with a metal grinder ( duh šŸ˜€ ) and then drill a hole through the thread area and use a metal bar to give it some force, I used a big drill bit i had around my garage. It worked just fine. Thanks to the person who came up with this idea, just thought I would spread it and save you 30 dollars as someone else did to me.

Serpentine Belt Tool DIY
February 24, 2016

Fixing Up 99 S70 T5

MVS member Auburn T5 goes bananas on fixing up a 1998 Volvo S70 T5. Stage 0, new transmission, new struts, shocks and springs, you name it. Documented with photos too. Did a lot of stage zero work – inspected vacuum lines, changed oil filter, fuel filter, top motor mount, k&N panel filter, timing belt, water […]

Fixing Up 99 S70 T5
February 13, 2016

Engine oil cooler line replacement DIY

MVS Forums Contributor Jason (jreed) blasts out a beautiful, detailed, downloadable DIY on replacing oil cooler lines on a Volvo 850. This DIY is likely applicableĀ Ā for any Volvo P80 model. “The lower cooler line (lower = the one that goes to the lower inlet on the radiator) had developed a very slow leak at the […]

Engine oil cooler line replacement DIY
February 12, 2016

XC90 Wet Carpet

MVS Forums member VFLXC90 had a wet carpet disaster in his XC90. This is how he tracked it down and fixed it. The XC 90 had wet carpet this summer. I youtubed the sunroof drain fix. The drains were clear? The carpet was soaked. When I ran the A/C the condensation wasn’t dripping out under […]

XC90 Wet Carpet
December 18, 2015

98 V70 T5 Replacing the Coolant Hoses in Pics

You’ll want to remove your air cleaner box and also the duct pointing to the front part of the car. The air cleaner is set in with some tabs into a rubber retainer. Just pull up and to the passenger side to get it out. There were a few connections that need to be removed as well. Finally, tie the accordion air duct out of the way so that you’ll have a clear view. They are already out in this picture. I just highlighted where these parts used to be. It really opens up the area.

Standing on the driver side, you can look are clearly see the large hose (lower radiator hose) where it connects to the neck into the engine block. You can also see where the heater hoses go into the firewall. The Lower radiator hose is not too hard to access at this point. Loosen the clamp (above the yellow arrow in the picture) and pull it off. The other end is on the bottom of the radiator on the driver side. You’ll have to remove the lower engine cover plastic to get access to that.

98 V70 T5 Replacing the Coolant Hoses in Pics