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MVS Newsletter March 2020

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Sign up for the MVS Newsletter here. Well, this is the strangest MVS newsletter I’ve ever written. COVID-19 has turned society upside down, all over the world. Stay safe, minimize contact, wash your hands. If you’re working outside your home as an essential worker, thank you. If you’re working in the medical field, thank you […]

Volvo Temporarily Closing Plants in U.S. and Sweden

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By Reuters March 20, 2020, 4:14 a.m. ET FRANKFURT — Swedish carmaker Volvo is suspending production at its factories in Sweden, the United States and Belgium, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Friday, even as it resumes manufacturing in China where the infection rate has slowed. Volvo’s Swedish factories in Torslanda, Skovde, Olofstrom, […]

Coronavirus Discounts for a New Volvo?

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UPDATE MARCH 20 – Volvo closes US, Sweden plants Although Volvo hasn’t rolled out a new discount program in the face of Covid-19, that doesn’t mean they won’t, and it doesn’t mean now isn’t a good time to buy a new Volvo. Carmakers are rolling out programs to entice sales and support buyers who may […]

Coronavirus Hitting Volvo’s Sales in China

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The global contagion known as Coronavirus is affecting Volvo sales in China, where they were down 8%. The U.S. however was up 18.2% in the same February 2020 timeframe. Will U.S. sales decline in March now that the virus is in North America? Only time will tell. Volvo Cars reported global sales of 39,742 cars […]

Volvo To Hybridize Entire Line

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The new 48-volt system will be called “mild hybrid” Not to be confused with T8 Plug-In Hybrid models It’s not a plug in system It was offered on US 2019 XC60 and XC90 SUVs It will be available on all 2021 Volvos The new system Volvo calls “mild hybrid”. It’s a 48-volt system that doesn’t […]

Junk Yard — Always Get These Parts

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When you’re at the pick-n-pull always harvest these parts. rspi‘s updated list » MAF if Bosch FPR if it is less than 10 years old Volvo axles Rear hatch lifts if they hold when less than 50 degrees F or almost hit you in the face when opening it. Rear wagon wings R front spoilers […]

1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

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MVS Contributor and member since 2014 bmdubya1198 guides us through a wonderful build thread on an everyday 1998 V70 GLT with a factory 13G turbo. Check out what he did to it: bmdubya1198 » It’s time to see my first Volvo make some power! I’m not one to do “build threads”, but I figured for this car, […]

Volvo Car USA Achieves Thirteen Straight Months of Growth

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Five percent growth year-over-year with 6,157 cars sold in January Thirteenth straight month of year-over-year growth for the brand Best January sales results in twelve years Volvo Car USA started 2020 strong with January sales posting five percent growth. Sales totaled 6,157 cars in January 2020 compared to 5,854 cars sold during the same period […]

DIY 1997 Volvo 850 Roll-Over Valve Hose Replacement

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The past few times I’ve tried to fill up the gas tank the pump keeps shutting off after just a few seconds, no matter how slow you try to pump in the fuel. It took me a while to finally get the tank full. This is new behavior for this car. As part of the diagnosis, I decided to check out the roll over valve to make sure that it was allowing the vapor from the tank to pass through to the charcoal canister during fueling.

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.