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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

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
September 11, 2015

S60 Preventive Maintenance Parts

What do you propose for S60 Preventive Maintenance Parts? Focus on something – weak point/part of the engine/tranny?

S60 Preventive Maintenance Parts
September 2, 2015

Timing Belt Intervals, Volvo PDF

Late P80 and P2 official timing belt intervals from Volvo documents 1999-2015 All models Volvo Timing belt service schedule

Timing Belt Intervals, Volvo PDF
August 1, 2015

Timing Belt Tension Specification on a 1998 Volvo

Volvo does not publish belt tension specs for “white” engines. The hydraulic tensioner took care of it and then the eccentric tensioners have the goalposts as marker for the correct tension range with engine cold.
The cast iron block 16 valve 4 cylinder had a spec of 4 but no unit was listed since the tool was provided by Volvo and it had no units on its face, just the numbers.

I worked for the manufacturer when that car was new and there was no information in any of the published info for technical personnel.

Timing Belt Tension Specification on a 1998 Volvo
May 24, 2015

V70R Fuel & Emissions Pipe Routing

MVS Volvo Forums member scot850 (Neil) drops a very nice documentation of 2000 V70R fuel/emissions pipe routing. As I have taken a whole load of photos, and can take more in needed, I will do this in stages, and feel free to chip in and ask for clarification. Firstly, I will start with the fuel […]

V70R Fuel & Emissions Pipe Routing