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Boost, Turbo & Intercoolers

Topics concerning boost: fuel-air mixture, psi, air temperature, turbo models and brands, turbo lag, vacuum hoses…

April 16, 2016

Engine Rebuild Tutorial PDF – 1996 Volvo 850

Hydro-lock Causes Engine Failure, Which Causes Engine Rebuild The project lasted into the third week. Were I to do this again, I could do it in a week without difficulty. Maybe 3 days. MVS Forums Contributor and advanced shadetree-level mechanic  JimBee puts together a 288MB, 30-page downloadable PDF monster filled to the top with how to […]

Engine Rebuild Tutorial PDF – 1996 Volvo 850
March 11, 2016

Adjusting the Wastegate

Curious if your Volvo’s wastegate is properly configured? MVS Volvo Forums Contributor sleddriver documents adjusting the wastegate. He finds it off, and corrects it. Often owners “give them a few turns” to keep the turbo spinning in more situations, which reduces turbo lag when you floor it. This normally doesn’t cause damage because these Volvos are […]

Adjusting the Wastegate
January 27, 2016

Which is Better? 13G, 13T, 15G Turbochargers

Confused about turbos for Volvos? If 13G, 13T, 15G, 16T, 18T, and 19T make you think of womens’ dress sizes, this post will help you understand what fits on your Volvo and why.

Which is Better? 13G, 13T, 15G Turbochargers
December 13, 2015

Get a 2000 V70 XC Running Again

MVS forums member CommandoNate updates us on how everything went with his project to get a 2000 V70 XC running: I figured I’d give you an update on this 2000 V70 XC project since you all were kind enough to give me some suggestions on how to address it. First off, whoever suggested that I use […]

Get a 2000 V70 XC Running Again
October 12, 2015

2001 S80 T6 Turbo Replacement DIY

MVS Forums member abdomar528 documented this Volvo S80 turbo swap with many good photos to illustrate the steps he took during his oustanding 2001 S80 T6 Turbo Replacement DIY. Here’s an example of what abdomar wrote for Step 15: “BEFORE placing the oil return line seals back into position, you want to use some silicone […]

2001 S80 T6 Turbo Replacement DIY