MVS Sponsors & Partners

Here’s a list of businesses who support MVS in one way or another. I recommend all of them. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t do business with them and they wouldn’t be on this page or any other. IPD IPD has been in business since 1963(!) and has been an MVS Sponsor most of MVS’s life. […]

FCP Sponsoring MVS!

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After a brief hiatus, FCP Euro (Volvo parts) is back sponsoring this site… the MVS Volvo Forums specifically. If that’s not enough… FCP is also Sponsoring the new MVS Facebook Group That’s right, MVS has a Facebook group — Matthew’s Group — and FCP is the proud sponsor of that. We’ll be giving away free […]

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.    EDIT March 10: only XL and XXL remaining. Get one while they last! They’re very soft and on the lighter side as far […]

How to Write a Tutorial/DIY

No Degree Required This site helps Volvo owners because we have great tutorial/DIYs written by other owners. You don’t need an English degree to put out something that will benefit hundreds or thousands of other owners.  Most tutorial/DIYs are forum posts (usually a New Topic). Other times they’re sent in to me as PDFs, Word […]

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 […]

Subscribe to Specific MVS Volvo Forums

Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70 & V70-XC Forum (1992-2000) Subscribe Unsubscribe Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo’s extremely popular car line — Volvo’s 1990s “bread and butter” cars — powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine. 1992 – 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT 1997 – 2000 […]

Fall MVS Moderator Donation Drive on Now

Ever gotten advice from one of the moderators here? Have any of their 50k+ posts helped you? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might want to donate. To act on this limited-time offer, simply go to the donation page and give back to them. Don’t like PayPal? Send me a check. […]

Two-Category Search is Here!

Why does this exist? With almost 1600 entries in the Volvo Repair Database, finding what you need is growing harder as the Volvo Repair Database (VRD) grows. For branding, I named it Powersearch, because it’s a manly, tough name with “power” in it that makes you think of 5000hp top-fuel dragsters, ten-ton bulldozers and jet […]

MVS Redesigned

better legibility
new logo (don’t know if that’s a benefit per se, but there it is either way)
number of posts to show on the page, on Category and Tag pages — it’ll remember your choice, so long as you don’t delete the MVS cookie your choice is stored in
better search — Google limits free accounts to a certain number of searches per day. I’m not sure if we hit that, but it’s opened up now with a $100/year Google Custom Site Search subscription.
search looks better, let’s be honest, it was uuuugly before
Social buttons for sharing — Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus
search results now have an Image tab
VRD home text re-written to explain your options more clearly