January 26, 2012

Volvo Engine Oil Change — The Easy Way

Volvo 850, S70, V70, XC70, C70 gen.1 easy oil change DIYI wrote a short and sweet DIY for Oil Change using wood ramps and no need to jack the car up. Basically as sweet and simple as possible! You can do this for under 30 minutes.

[Have a newer Volvo? See this S80, S60 and V70 2001+ Oil Change DIY forum topic.]

NOTE: Best is to do this with warm engine, so after a trip somewhere, park it at home and let it cool down for 30 minutes or so. I change my oil twice a year, or about 5K-6K miles. I don’t want to get into a debate about change interval (Maintenance minder, 5K, 7.5K, 10K, and so on). This is what I do and is what I believe in: every 5-6K miles or so.
* WINTER: 5W30 Synthetic Oil for easier cold start.
* SUMMER: 10W30 Synthetic Oil (Standard Oil is fine too).

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Tags 850, Basic Maintenance, C70, DIY, Oil Change, S70, Transmission Fluid, Tutorial, V70, V70XC, XC70
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