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Volvo V70 R 1998-2000 Problems

Volvo V70 R… 1998-2000 model years, the wagon counterpart to Volvo’s flagship S70 R sedan.

February 5, 2016

AWD Versions of the 850 & V70

Ever wonder about the AWD peculiarities of the Volvo 1990s 850/S70/V70/XC70 cars? Which P80 models were built with all-wheel drive? MVS Volvo forums member Jazzop asks “Lately I’ve been curious about the AWD versions of the 855 & V70, but I haven’t found much in the way of FAQs/wikis explaining the model differences. Perhaps someone […]

AWD Versions of the 850 & V70
January 27, 2016

Which is Better? 13G, 13T, 15G Turbochargers

Confused about turbos for Volvos? If 13G, 13T, 15G, 16T, 18T, and 19T make you think of womens’ dress sizes, this post will help you understand what fits on your Volvo and why.

Which is Better? 13G, 13T, 15G Turbochargers
January 18, 2016

Codes from the ECU without the dataconnector thingy?

MVS Volvo Forums member -wj- has a 1996 Volvo 850 and needs to read the codes. “Can I get the ecu codes from the ecu without the normal dataconnector thingy? As in, can I connect a led/12v bulb to 2 pins on the ecu, and get the codes? edit: I’ts the motronic 4.3 one by […]

Codes from the ECU without the dataconnector thingy?
January 4, 2016

Should You Buy a 1998 V70 R with High Mileage?

Should You Buy a 1998 V70 R with High Mileage? Longtime MVS member and Volvo guru precopster asked, and answered, this very question. Note this car needed a good deal of engine work. Bottom line is $2,000 asking price for a car with 380k kilometres and a head that’s been removed with bent valves. Looks […]

Should You Buy a 1998 V70 R with High Mileage?
December 21, 2015

V70 Power Seat Switch Malfunctioning

How to fix your power seat switches on 1993-2000 Volvos… 850, S70, V70, C70 and XC70. This is a common problem with these Volvos.

V70 Power Seat Switch Malfunctioning