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Volvo S80

Volvo S80 opinions, advice, repairs, maintenance, tutorials and more

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
July 28, 2015

Sunroof Seal Repair

After peeling off the gasket I discovered that the metal sunroof frame was severely rusted and had begun to separate from the glass. The glass is bonded to the frame with a very hard rubber like sealant, water seeps under the sunroof gasket and sits in the depressed area of the frame causing it to rust.

To repair this I first scraped/filed off as much loose rust as I could and pried the frame as far away from the glass as I could without breaking anything using wooden wedges and continued to clean as much rust out as possible. I then applied a rust converter to the remaining material.

Sunroof Seal Repair
July 21, 2015

AC Shim Fix: Are Zip Ties the New Bread Clips?

Outstanding AC Bread Clip Fix photos by erikv11 and BlackThunder. Outstanding recent AC Bread Clip Fix followup by osmium, vvvolvo, jreed, C@lvin, grushton, rspi, oragex, and of course MVS Forums moderator abscate. Good pictures of various options for shimming the AC clutch including bread clips, zip ties, zip-ties, zipties… are zip ties the new bread […]

AC Shim Fix: Are Zip Ties the New Bread Clips?
July 8, 2015

“Pay Once and Never Pay Again” Lifetime Parts & Labor Warranty

Interesting new Volvo policy. Note it does not transfer with the car is sold, which makes sense. Volvo Cars of North America will now offer a lifetime parts and labor warranty for all Volvo vehicles serviced after the factory warranty at any Volvo retailer. Volvo customers can expect to pay once and never pay again […]

“Pay Once and Never Pay Again” Lifetime Parts & Labor Warranty
June 2, 2015

Should I buy this 2007 S80 V8 AWD?

Looked at this silver w/black interior 2007 volvo S80 V8 awd yesterday with 88k miles on it. It has some light scratches (like from bushes) on one door but otherwise nice cosmetics. I assume it has the sport package since it has the 18″ Zubra wheels, three suspension modes, and ventilated seats. It also has […]

Should I buy this 2007 S80 V8 AWD?