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Repair Database Category: Boost

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

July 5, 2014

1997 S70 Replaced the 16T Turbo to 9 Blade Turbine

Who rebuilt their turbo? MVS Forums member Fosgate rebuilt his turbo. Here are his words on what he bought and how it went together: Just to give you a bit of feedback on turbo replacement to a cartridge with 9 blade turbine wheel. The car is 1997 S70 T5 (yep we got them in 97 […]

1997 S70 Replaced the 16T Turbo to 9 Blade Turbine
July 3, 2014

S90 Intermittent Hesitation At Low Rpms

MVS Forums member bloodrootfc asks, then answers, a question about diagnosing intermittent hesitation on his Volvo S90 sedan: After getting fed up with “try this” from 4 mechanics, I started doing my own diagnostics with a Torque app and scan tool, and calling the shots. My mechanic works faster than I do, and he does […]

S90 Intermittent Hesitation At Low Rpms
June 30, 2014

Vacuum Hose Diagrams – 1994-2000 FWD Turbos

Vacuum Hose Diagrams – 1994-2000 FWD Turbos
June 8, 2014

ARD’s S70 Bare Metal Build

Watch with your own eyes as ARD’s talented and resourceful owner Lucky takes a blown-up S70 and strips its engine down to bare metal, and builds it into a forged, 20T-turbo monster. forged pistons forged rods 20T turbo limited slip differential from Quaife M56 manual transmission from a donor Volvo N/A cams Green injectors R […]

ARD’s S70 Bare Metal Build
May 22, 2014

Fast LPT — a 2007 XC70 Meets a Stage 3 Tune — FF#43!

To start on the project, we headed over to Portland Speed Industries’ Dynojet chassis dynamometer to get some baseline numbers and to verify that all the stage 0 items had been completed. Starting with a solid foundation is key; it is absolutely imperative to go through the vehicle and make sure all wear items are in OEM new condition or better before trying to make additional power. This is so important to the performance of these cars that the Volvo community has coined a term for it: Stage 0. Thanks to diligent maintenance by CKA motorsports the XC arrived prepped and ready for some upgrades!

Fast LPT — a 2007 XC70 Meets a Stage 3 Tune — FF#43!