- Serpentine Belt Tool DIY
Found a post from someone else on how to make a serpentine belt tool. For a 1.99$ get a pipe cap, grind it with a metal grinder ( duh :D ) and then drill a hole through the thread area and use a metal bar to give it some force, I used a big drill bit i had around my garage. It worked just fine. Thanks to the person who came up with this idea, just thought I would spread it and save you 30 dollars as someone else did to me.
- DIY $2 Serpentine Belt Tool & Routing
MVS Forums member QuirkySwede offers up a challenger to the hotly-contested World's Cheapest Serpentine Belt Tool Trophy™ (see my own 75¢ job). Plus he sheds some light on serpentine belt routing theory and practice. Notice how Volvo first changed routing to improve grip on the alternator, and later (bottom right) routing regained grip on the A/C reducing the chance of squealing when activated on those 100° F summer days, though that belts backside then runs on the alternator. Other variations may encountered so always check and note routing before removal. One can switch from the "early" to to the "late" setup provided you use the longer belt. Both the picture and table are just to illustrate differences, not a guide for what your particular car should have. DIY: Serpentine Belt EZ-Tool (<$2) & Routing
- Timing Belt Intervals, Volvo PDF
Late P80 and P2 official timing belt intervals from Volvo documents 1999-2015 All models Volvo Timing belt service schedule