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Reference & Volvo Documentation

All about Volvo maintenance documentation including owner’s manuals, service schedules, diagnostics and reference.

October 25, 2015

Parts for Rebuilding a Volvo 5 Cylinder Engine

Need to know what parts to buy for an engine rebuild? Big Will steps in and knocks this list out of the park, with many excellent tips and substantial commentary to let all us know the parts for rebuilding a Volvo 5 cylinder engine. Like Will said, this is specific to mid-late 1990s Volvo FWD/AWD […]

Parts for Rebuilding a Volvo 5 Cylinder Engine
October 12, 2015

2001 S80 T6 Turbo Replacement DIY

MVS Forums member abdomar528 documented this Volvo S80 turbo swap with many good photos to illustrate the steps he took during his oustanding 2001 S80 T6 Turbo Replacement DIY. Here’s an example of what abdomar wrote for Step 15: “BEFORE placing the oil return line seals back into position, you want to use some silicone […]

2001 S80 T6 Turbo Replacement DIY
August 1, 2015

Timing Belt Tension Specification on a 1998 Volvo

Volvo does not publish belt tension specs for “white” engines. The hydraulic tensioner took care of it and then the eccentric tensioners have the goalposts as marker for the correct tension range with engine cold.
The cast iron block 16 valve 4 cylinder had a spec of 4 but no unit was listed since the tool was provided by Volvo and it had no units on its face, just the numbers.

I worked for the manufacturer when that car was new and there was no information in any of the published info for technical personnel.

Timing Belt Tension Specification on a 1998 Volvo
November 3, 2014

Volvo 850 Outer CV Joint Data

MVS Contributor Northernlights takes our understanding of 850 (and P80) axles and multiplies it by 100. I have had a torn drivers side outer CV boot on my 94 850 Turbo for longer than I care to admit. Because it wasn’t making noise, I was originally planning on cleaning, regreasing and rebooting the axle, but […]

Volvo 850 Outer CV Joint Data
August 2, 2014

VIDA Database Optimization Script

doublebug is making available a VIDA utility script: I’m posting a script that I used for some years with my 7 years old laptop. Successfully used my laptop for almost 3 years without VIDA reinstallation. Those of you who does Volvo diagnostics every day may notice that the more cars you have read the slower VIDA […]

VIDA Database Optimization Script