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Volvo S70 & V70, 1998-2000 Problems

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

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!
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
April 5, 2016

accessories.volvocars.com Is Amazing

Here’s a fantastic trove of Volvo information that takes the form of PDF (downloadable) files, a Winter Wheel Configurator, and many other things… including diagrams on how to install the thousands of Volvo accessories listed in these documents. It’s shockingly good. Astoundingly, it covers everything from the 1982 Volvo 700-series to every 2016 model Volvo sells. Take […]

accessories.volvocars.com Is Amazing
March 26, 2016

Exhaust Leak At Catalytic Convertor – Buy New or Weld?

MVS Contributor Kahl has an exhaust leak at the catalytic convertor on his 2000 Volvo XC70. Then he fixed it by being a man and DIY welding it, instead of taking the easy but expensive route of buying a new cat.

Exhaust Leak At Catalytic Convertor – Buy New or Weld?