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Why not a Chinese Water Pump on the 3.2?

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“Do not touch any chinese pump brand…”

This is just a warning echoed more than once here at MVS Forums. Be careful what parts you buy for your Volvo. That doesn’t mean every little thing has to come from the dealer, but rather important parts should be carefully considered.

Volvo Cars posts 10 Percent Growth in Americas for 2019

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Americas region achieved total growth of 10 percent with 133,828 cars sold across USA, Canada and Latin America US, Canada, Brazil and Mexico show double digit growth over 2018 ROCKLEIGH, NJ (January 6, 2020) Today, the Volvo Car Americas region reports 133,828 retail sales for 2019, an increase of 10 percent. The growth is a result […]

Volvo 240 Tattoo

Volvo 240 Tattoo

My mind did a full hard reset when I saw it. What blew my mind? A “240” tattoo. You can find this Volvo 240 tattoo adorning the leg of the wonderful Amy L, who lives on the East Coast of the U.S.

How to Heat Your Garage

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Cold fingers keeping you out of your garage in the winter? Here is a discussion of electric vs. kerosene heating, plus thoughts on insulation. Don’t wait to work on your Volvo because it’s cold out! MVS Contributor BlackBart »  Well I’ve finally done it. After all these years of fighting cold in my garage, projects stopping […]

FCP Black Friday/Cyberweek Sales

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If there’s a dedicated FCP Black Friday/Cyberweek Sales page, it’s TBD and I’ll update this post if/as it becomes available. But it think it’ll be like IPD’s sale, and not have a dedicated page but rather it’ll have sale prices on the normal product pages. I just wanted to announce that we’re running a Cyberweek […]

IPD’s Black Friday Sales

Black Friday IPD Volvo parts

IPD shows up for some good Black Friday Volvo parts deals. Examples: 104740 – Mahle – Oil Filter 3 Pack with Drain Plug Washers Kit OX149D $16.41 3 PACK 103089 Oil Pan Drain Plug Seal Washer 103089 – Aftermarket – Oil Pan Drain Plug Seal Washer$0.07 120168 IPD Poly Front Subframe Bushing Insert Kit 120168 […]

Here’s How to Get Hands-On Help in Your Area

Do you need real-life, hands-on help from a fellow non-professional DIY’er? Often, MVS’ers help each other after connecting through these forums. Here’s the forum topic: The Real Life Get Help with your Volvo Problem topic If you need help, post in that topic… in other words, reply to that topic. In your post, add the following: […]

Volvo Wheels

Volvo Wheels

I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. Found it. Here’s the invaluable Volvo Wheels PDF from Volvo themselves. https://images.matthewsvolvosite.com/wheels/Volvo-Wheel-Brochure.pdf Wheel Names, Alphabetized & Sizes Adaro (15”) Adrastea (16”) Amalthea (17”) Andromeda (16”) Antlia (15”) Aquarius (17”) Ares (16”) Argo (15”) Argon (15”) Ariane (15”) Arrakis (17”) Atlantis (18”) Caligo (16”) Canisto […]

High Flow Downpipe — Sale At IPD

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https://www.ipdusa.com/products/10056/1 … ipd-121438 From their page: High Flow Downpipe – P2 S60 V70 Turbo FWD A down pipe upgrade will significantly reduce back pressure, allowing the engine to breathe easier and thus provide much improved throttle response, torque production and good old HP. The exhaust tone is slightly different (throatier), but not really louder. Our […]

Rocktober 2019 MVS Newsletter

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[I’m going outside the usual MVS Newsletter format to focus on yesterday’s big XC40 news from Volvo.] The most exciting news of October is without a doubt the release of the fully electric XC40, what they call “XC40 Recharge”. Volvo Cars Launches Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge From their press kit: Today Volvo Cars introduces […]

XC40 Recharge Photos

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver Fully electric Volvo XC40 introduces brand new infotainment system Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in […]