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 […]
Peeling fabric on your A-pillars? Here’s how to fix it by replacing the trim. MVS Contributor ogatrulle recently posted this beautiful DIY on repairing the inside A-pillars on your P2 Volvo: V70 & XC-70 & V70XC 2001-2007 S60 2001-2009 S80 1999-2004 I recently replaced my peeling 06 V70 fabric A-pillar covers with plastic covers from […]
Botbasher » After my recent experiences and discoveries with the loveable slush box we know as the AW55-50/51SN, I thought I would jot them all down for those either having similar issues but finding no joy, or those facing similar issues and wondering what to do. I searched MVS for a deeper explanation for this oft […]
I’ve said it before, for years now. If you want a Volvo collectible, buy a manual transmission 2004-2007 S60 R or V70 R today. They dipped under 10k for a few years. Now nice ones ask prices are over $10k. Here’s a good R&T story on one: Performance-oriented Volvos hold a special place in our […]
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If the angle gear leak is only from the angle gear vent, only replace the vent with the new style vent. If the leak is from the angle gear halves, separate and reseal the angle gear housing according to the following procedure in conjunction with the removal and replacement procedures in VIDA.
Longtime MVS Contributor Oragex serves up a simple fix for an annoying problem. If you have a squeaky armrest — center armrest — in your P2 Volvo, this is 1.5 minutes of your time that I think you’ll agree is well spent. P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix
Don’t miss History of the Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine, Part 1. The inline 5 (I5) cylinder engine has come to be a symbol of Volvo’s recent past. But did you know that manufacturers started whipping up first iterations of this quirky engine as early as the 1930s? While in the US we gave up on the […]
Yesterday longtime MVS Contributor and Volvo DIY author cn90 posted a method to avoid the headache of lining up crank marks when you’re replacing a timing belt on a Volvo 5-cylinder engine. I just did the timing belt, WP, etc. on my 2005 XC90 2.5T with 110K miles. I just came up with a nice […]
Volvo’s history is intrinsically intertwined with the 5-cylinder engine. More than any other auto maker (besides maybe Audi), Volvo’s name has become almost synonymous with this rather idiosyncratic engine over the last 30 years. At the time, it was a perfect compromise between the 6-cylinder’s power and the 4-cylinders size and efficiency. Of course, time […]
New MVS member Brought Upright explains how to get your S60 back on the road if you have a seized AC compressor and don’t want to mess with it for now. How to bypass the AC compressor with a shorter belt, with part numbers. If you’re stuck with a seized AC compressor & want to bypass […]
How to diagnose head gasket? Valve guides? Bad turbo? when you’re seeing white smoke in exhaust. Today we look at how to diagnose white smoke when decelerating from a 2002 XC70. MVS Volvo Forums member 1bigb1: Need some advice ,do I look at my Turbo OR do I look at my Head ? I have […]
mrbrian200 had a goal: extend the life of and/or prevent temporary freakouts of the CEM and DIM modules in P2 Volvos. It’s a simple yet brilliant modification that can’t hurt, and will almost certainly help, the longevity of your Volvo. I’ve come across several reports by owners who state when their CEM or DIM freaks […]