I am also looking for someone with some experience swapping out viscous couplers. After reading the instructions in vidas I was not going to try, instead drive it as a fwd. I now have 5 awd volvos in my possession. All have something wrong with the awd some bad angle gears some bad viscous cplrs. all great cars.
At least one is to be a donor car and at least one of the others is going to end up a fwd.
Adding to my hell is the fact that there are differences with these parts even within the same model year.
I have 3 v70 xc's a 2000, a 99 and 2 98's. I also have a 99 s70 awd.
I see that nobody answered this post and I'm calling you big dogs out!!
I plan on swapping a viscous cplr out and throwing a driveshaft from a 3rd car and just bolting it up. the instuctions have you keeping the bolts in the same holes, using flipping dail gauges and such...too much like brain surgery.
Anyone done this? good results?? bad??
Also how about a lesson on using vadis to find out the different parts and there interchangeability? I ask for the world here I know, but I also know that I am asking the right group of people.
Thanks in advance you crazy volvo-heads!