Gorgeous 1997 850 T-5 Wagon Build

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Michael Jingle is a happy man. And why wouldn’t he be? He drives this beautiful M56-swapped 1997 850 that he painted and built himself. He put it together after his first Mexico Blue (in Porsche-speak, Pageant Blue in MG-speak) 850 was sadly rear-ended and totaled at a red-light. He owned the previous blue 850 for 5 years. […]

When the C30 & S60 Went Racing

Volvo Touring Class C30 Racecar -  C30, K-Pax, racecar, SCCA

Dax Raub stands among the two dozen or so cars in his shop, pointing out an outrageous race Subaru STi over here, and an outrageous late-model custom street Camaro over there. Above it all, literally, is a  racing Volvo C30 on a lift, outrageous in a somehow quieter way, despite its past fame as a […]

Was There a Stock Lowering Spring for Volvo 850s?

Oem Lowering Springs 850

MVS member Martin has a question about his Euro-spec (being in Norway) 1994 Volvo 850… can he install stock lowering springs if he can find them? He wants a lower ride height, but he’d like to stay original equipment (OE). Did Volvo make lower-height springs for some 850s? Were stock lowering springs a stock item? Maybe for the T-5R […]

DIY It… Homebrew Seafoam

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MVS Contributor Mecheng posts how to make your own formula to approximate DIY Seafoam. You can make Seafoam treatment much cheaper than buying it. This is the reference I used but to simplfy it and give you more info: Typical Seafoam application is 473mL Therefore for a 4:2:1 ratio 270 ml Diesel 135 ml Coleman […]

IPD: Softloader Tune Beta Version Available as Customer Loaner

Get Ready To Cut The Cable For the last few years ipd has been working on our next generation wireless softloader which has led to the creation of our sister company Gluon. While the retail version of this groundbreaking Gluon device is still pending, we do have a handful of beta versions which we have […]

More Manual Transmission Swap Tips & Tricks

MVS Contributor tryingbe goes ALL OUT doing an auto to manual transmission swap. He has outstanding information and warnings on what to buy, where to get it, and the transmission swap to do list. This Volvo forum topic joins the many others here on manual swaps. The topic was started by beigg who asked… What is […]

Amsoil Power Foam

Longtime MVS Forums member Geevs asks about Amsoil’s Power Foam intake & combustion cleaner, and gets many good responses and alternatives. MVS Contributor kcodyjr… Sucking something in through the manifold causes the engine to stall, and the chemical sits on the pistons and rings. You let it sit, then start it up to burn it off. […]

Performance Exhausts – An Open Letter to IPD, FCP, Viva, OBX

This went to Elevate, EST, IPD, FCP, Andy’s, Viva, Heico, OBX, and Milltec: Performance Exhaust: an Open Letter from the “Touring Class” I’ve quickly come to love my new-to-me 2012 C70 T5, and of course I’m already considering all kinds of extras that I’ll have to save up for and prioritize. One of the first things […]

VVIS Install Walkthrough – “Yitsbox”

Interested in the famous VVIS install on your non-turbo 850? MVS super contributor Neil shows us how he did it back in 2012. Availability of this VVIS mod is not certain, let’s start there. Another important fact is that it works on 1993 and 1994 N/A 20-valve 5-cylinder Volvos, unless you want to look at […]

The Birth, Life & Death of an XC90 T6

Ok, that title was a little dramatic, but that’s the idea. MVS member XVTer bought a 2004 XC90 T6 a few years ago for his wife. In between the buying date and selling date he posted some of the best tune-up, Stage 0 and restoration info for XC90s I’ve ever seen. This is his XC90 T6 story. […]