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Spark, Spark Plugs & Wires, Ignition, Rotor, Coils

Spark Plugs, Wires, Rotor, Cap, Ignition, Coils

May 11, 2016

Replace the voltage regulator w alternator still on the car

That’s how to replace the voltage regulator with the alternator still on the car, by Volvo repair superman RSPI. This is for the Volvo P80 family of cars, namely 850, S70, V70, XC70 up to model year 2000, and C70 up to model year 2004. So we can replace components of the alternator instead of […]

Replace the voltage regulator w alternator still on the car
April 21, 2016

The Birth, Life & Death of an XC90 T6

Ok, that title was a little dramatic, but that’s the idea. MVS member XVTer bought a 2004 XC90 T6 a few years ago for his wife. In between the buying date and selling date he posted some of the best tune-up, Stage 0 and restoration info for XC90s I’ve ever seen. This is his XC90 T6 story. […]

The Birth, Life & Death of an XC90 T6
April 20, 2016

Bought a 1999 S70 GLT with almost 300k Miles

1999 S70 GLT… Where to start? New MVS member shertzog bought a 1999 S70 GLT with almost 300k miles, and he’s been fixing it up: new spark plugs, new coolant tank, new headlight bulbs. Repaired: j-hose. Painted: headlight reflectors. 290,600 miles, white/tan (leather in front seats pretty beat up). new plugs (. – $5/pr Amazon – […]

Bought a 1999 S70 GLT with almost 300k Miles
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
December 10, 2015

2005 S60 – Bucking & Shimmying ~1500rpm

MVS Volvo Forums member MarcM’s S60 was misbehaving at low RPMs… P2 coil resistance measurements save the day. Ended up being coil #3.

2005 S60 – Bucking & Shimmying ~1500rpm