Problems & Fixes: Volvo V70 R 1998-2000

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

August 19, 2016

Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine Firing Order

Get it wrong and it won’t run! Firing order and plug wire order is often wrong on google searches as well as in the Haynes manual- if anyone is searching for this information, it’s CORRECT right here on MVS! This is for 850’s and first year S/V/XC/C70’s (’98’s). Starting trouble post plug wire install

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August 13, 2016

Strut Job – Brands, Tools & Techniques

MVS Contributor j-dawg shares his thoughts on products, tools and techniques for working on his Volvo’s suspension: I swapped my struts at all corners out today. I haven’t yet driven the car waiting on brake components in the mail but here’s a brain dump: My Gabriel Ultra struts petered out very suddenly over the last […]

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July 26, 2016

How to Buy a 1997-2000 Volvo XC70

MVS Contributor theWIFEs_S70 is thinking about buying a AWD P80 Volvo. So what should he look for? What are this model’s gotchas? Hey guys, just wondering, what gives with these XCs. http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/5691539787.html I know 4-wheel drive vehicles are more expensive to own. And get less gas mileage, especially in the city. But this price almost […]

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July 20, 2016

P80 Dolby Stereo Amplifier Wiring

Documentation for P80 Dolby Stereo Amplifier Wiring This is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a downloadable PDF of the stereo amplifier wiring for Dolby equipped P80 Volvos. MVS Contributor Neil adds: To all intents, the amp is just on a wiring loop that connects to the original 2 connector that plug into the regular radio, runs to […]

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July 13, 2016

P2 Seat’s Leather Lasts Longer Than P80

This post got me thinking about seat leather. Sleddriver: My front seat leather is pathetic. Even using Lexol on a regular basis didn’t help. Let that sink in. Even with care*, the leather failed. Mine too. I used “Eagle” brand (automotive) leather conditioner for years starting when I got my 850 in the summer of […]

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