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Re-chrome Headlight Reflectors? Yes.

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So to put it bluntly, my headlights are about as good as some cheap flashlights taped on the front bumper. I’ve looked at buying new assemblies, but even for “cheap” aftermarket I can’t justify the price. However, I’ve had an idea for a cheaper DIY solution, assuming you can do this. Is it possible to […]

XC90 Sabotage – Vandals Destroy Fuel System

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We have a Category Red issue happening now. MVS Forums member Jeeptroll’s 2006 XC90 V8 was vandalized in Washington, D.C. The vandal(s) put debris in the gas tank after prying open the fuel filler door. The debris could be sugar and plant matter. The XC90 was of course disabled, and he towed it 180 miles […]

Volvo News & More — July 2018 Newsletter

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Thanks for buying from MVS Sponsors. You help keep MVS on the Web. Contents Polestar 2, and… Why can’t it just be a Volvo? X2 vs. XC40 – Battle of the ex’s Volvo IPO valuation 850 N/A engine in a 1966 Bosch throttle bodies failure rate 2 broken Volvos Diary: I’m 17, have an 855 Swap: auto […]

Dash Mount Repair, 1999 Volvo S70

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Now-MVS Contributor amblerman crushes it with a beautiful squeaky dash repair DIY with photos and helpful steps, tools and required parts. He completed and documented this repair on his 1999 S70. amblerman »  Here’s a report on how I repaired my squeaky dash. I acquired a 1999 S70 with 110K on it back in late 2016. This was […]

Polestar 2 Coming in 2019 to Battle Tesla’s Model 3

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“[350-mile range] will represent the lower ‘bookend’ of our showroom range and, for now, it should give us as much access to the volume end of the EV market as we need.” — Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman. Speaking to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (great name!) last week, Polestar Chief Operating Officer and Volvo veteran […]

XC90 Pushes While in Drive & Reverse

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No fewer than four XC90 owners chime in on this forum thread with the same problem: their XC90 is pushing while they’re at a stoplight or just generally stopped, when the SUV is in Drive and their foot is on the brake. User klauzon1 issues the definitive answer when he writes …the torque converter of […]

AC Parts & Components in Volvos

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Here are the major AC Parts & Components in Volvos. Here are photos and descriptions from the eEuroparts catalog. All these are covered in detail on eEuro’s outstanding AC components page. Moving off the clutch gap and recharging low refrigerant procedures, which themselves are absolutely viable “low-hanging fruit” AC possible fixes for your Volvo air conditioning problems, […]

AC Overcharged, Undercharged? Forget It, Jake. It’s the Gap.

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I don’t want to make another blows cold then blows warm* post, because there are several of those already, but I do want to highlight Volvo DIY wizard Jimmy57’s explanation on this AC clutch gap problem, because it’s perfect. * undercharged, overcharged, or just right — doesn’t matter Let’s start with the question: ThreeBear, new […]