The Weird and Rare Cream Yellow S40/V40

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I spotted this a few days ago here in Denver. It’s a Cream Yellow first generation S40. So what, right? Well, kinda. I’m sitting here writing about it only because of its paint… Cream Yellow Volvo (color code 607… maybe).  The awesome 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R made Cream Yellow famous because of its extremely low production/import numbers, […]

Breaking Into Volvos is Hard

Break Into Your P2 Volvo Locked Out -

Here’s an interesting take on the degree of theft-proofness of Volvo cars, by a “former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man)” TerrDawg. TerrDawg »  As a former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man) the one car in the 80’s and 90’s we absolutely hated was Volvos … The lock out kit included […]

2013 S60 T5 AWD Engine Swap – DIY Basics

Volvo S60 Engine Out - DIY remove engine instructions for a 2013 S60

I blew an engine at 83K (timing belt slipped due to accessory belt shredding). I’m planning an engine swap. Can anybody please direct me to a how to? Is there anything else that I should replace at the same time? Donor engine is 2016 with 80K (50k miles). Any seals or anything that I must […]

New MVS T-Shirts are In!

MVS T-shirt - Just Wrench It

First MVS t-shirt batch in a long, long time. This is a short run, just 46 units, and I’m down to about 30 already. Sizes are S, M, L, XL, XXL. Get one while they last! They’re very soft and on the lighter side as far as thin/thick. The cut is a little longer than […]

Moderator Appreciation — Last 24 Hours!

Tell the MVS Moderators you appreciate their work to keep your Volvo on the road. It’s the last day of the Moderator Appreciation Drive, so don’t wait! See the tally here.  The MVS Moderators have together made 59 thousand posts, every one helping Volvo owners like you, and maybe you specifically.  These guys do it to help others. They […]

Joost’s 1999 V70 XC… it’s Wagon Wednesday

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MVS Contributor Joost (jvl) bought his 1999 V70 XC — our Wagon Wednesday car — two years ago. Being a camping enthusiast, it fits his lifestyle well.  My name is Joost and I live in The Netherlands. I’m 28 years old and work on infrastructure projects as a project leader. I’ve always liked tinkering and […]

Wagon Wednesday: a 740 Limousine… Wagon

740 Limousine -

What we have here, folks, is a rare Volvo. The owner, a Swede I think, has a Garagenet page for it. Apparently he has it repainted fairly often. Interior full leather in the middle Black half-leather front and rear 960 dashboard wood panels Gray interior throughout the car except seats and door sides 960 door […]

MVS Newsletter November 2018

Mvs Newsletter Nov 2018 -

Volvo News Luminar’s lidar is on display in a Volvo concept car, and the point is to show how the laser-based sensor dovetails with Volvo’s system for reading pedestrians’ body language. At the impressive distance of 250 meters, Luminar’s lidar can provide enough detail to let Volvo do what the carmaker calls “pose estimation.” Volvo’s […]

Automotive Black Friday 2018 Deals on Amazon

If you can’t see the product images and links, turn your ad blocker off. Some of these might expire between today and tomorrow, or they might fill their quota at the price they’re listed. Chemical Guys CWS_402_16 Mr. Pink Super Suds Car Wash Soap and Shampoo (16 oz). I have this, it’s good stuff. Car […]