How to Post a Topic

1. Register if you haven’t Here’s a page on how to register for the MVS Volvo Forums. Go to the registration page. 2. Log in if you’re not logged in Enter the username and password you chose when you registered. If you’ve forgotten your password, go here. 3. Choose the right forum Simply ensure your […]

Volvo Inline-5 Likes Regular Cheap Copper Plugs

Just got done with new motorcraft copper cores, gapped at .028 new cap and new rotor. Cap and platinum bosches only had about 25K on them…plugs looked like they had 100K. Cap was carbon tracked enough to go ahead and do it, rotor was on the car at 132K when I got it. Wires were […]

XC90 Wheel Bearing Replacement How-To

Do not pay your shop $600 per wheel to do this simple job! The XC90 has a well known design flaw that allows the elements to get to the sealed wheel bearing races causing pre mature failure (mine at 52k.) After getting the $1400 quote from my local dealer to replace the two rear bearings, […]

Volvo High Milage Club Badge History

Back when Volvo started to produce cars in 1927, very few people would have thought of an automobile being able to travel over 100,000 miles. Roads were poor. Gasoline was, relative to income, expensive. Mechanical reliability was relatively low. And, despite the marketing success of cars such as the Ford Model T, the automobile was […]

iPhones and Volvo Radios

The Best Advice on Connecting iPods & iPhones to Volvos Over the years, we’ve seen more than a few posts asking and telling how to connect your iPhone and iPod to your Volvo radio. Here are the biggest, best, cheapest and quickest ways to do it. Another Free iPod setup Control your iPod with the […]

Replace Thermostat Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70 or XC70

Overview The thermostat is located between the engine and the radiator. The thermostat acts as a valve that stays closed during engine warm-up. When the thermostat is closed, it prevents coolant from leaving the engine and circulating through the radiator. When the engine gets warm, the thermostat’s spring valve opens, allowing coolant to circulate through […]