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Volvo S70 & V70, 1998-2000 Problems

Volvo S70 & V70 opinions, advice, repairs, maintenance, tutorials and more

May 26, 2016

Pull the Head the Easy Way – Volvo 5-Cylinder

MVS Contributor jpgurley shows us how to pull the head of a Volvo 5-cylinder the easy way, with a documented outline of his steps: I am certain that both Volvo Service Manual and ALLDATA tell you how to do it the hard way. To use their methods, you would want a a lift and lots […]

Pull the Head the Easy Way – Volvo 5-Cylinder
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
May 10, 2016

1999 Volvo V70 R dipstick pushing up

Dipstick pushing up, but the PCV has already been done. Dan McBoost fixed a very common Volvo P80 and P2 problem: pressure in oil pan pushes dipstick out. But first he had to cause the problem. To do that, he did his V70 R’s PCV system and replaced a whole bunch of wear items. The […]

1999 Volvo V70 R dipstick pushing up
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 19, 2016

Peeling Pillar Trim Fix – Double Sided Tape!

MVS Moderator MadeInJapan shows us how to fix peeling pillar trim with double sided tape. It’s a simple yet brilliant solution. Like the famous DIY for interior door trim, it’s another in a long line of inexpensive fixes to make our Volvos look like new again. I have been racking my brain on how to […]

Peeling Pillar Trim Fix – Double Sided Tape!