2002 Volvo S80 Maintenance Schedule

2002 S80 Maintenance Schedule -

Service Operation Schedule of Services 2002 S80 miles x 1000 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 97.5 105 112.5 120 127.5 135 142.5 150 km x 1000 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240 months 12 […]

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 […]

Meyle Outer Tie Rod After Approx. 12 Months

Meyle Outer Tie Rod Followup MVS Contributor theWIFES_S70 (Marco) follows up after about 12 months on the status of a Meyle outer tie rod. When folks tell you not to buy something on her, they’re telling you because they care. Meyle Left Outer Tie Rod https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-tie-rod-end-left-960-c70-s70-v70-850-2 There’s a reason why it costs half the price […]

Stage 0 and So Much More… Fix List for a V70

MVS Contributor Sledddriver goes on an multi-month blistering repair & fix odyssey, taking his 1998 V70 T5 from the edge of roadworthiness to 100% functional and reliable… all for not even $1000.  This is Stage 0 and way, way more. Following up on Tryingbe’s theme [of restoring to 100% a P80 Volvo], here’s a list of sled-work […]

Should You Replace Shocks with Nivomat?

Everything you ever wanted to know about Nivos – In general, any way… http://www.zf.com/corporate/en_de/produ … omat.shtml Advantages Safe handling thanks to constant vehicle height for all load conditions Constant axle height makes driving on bumpy surfaces safer Responsiveness does not become fuzzy under high axle loads Less driver fatigue Less wear on tires and axle […]

Does Your XC90 Have Nivomat Rear Shocks? How to Tell

MVS Volvo Forum member 2003XC90 has a question about his — you guessed it — 2003 XC90. Specifically, he needs to replace the rear shocks. The problem is that there are more than one possible replacement shock for this year XC90 rear shocks. The variable is if your XC90 has Nivomat shocks or not. The rear shocks […]

Strut Job – Brands, Tools & Techniques

MVS Contributor j-dawg shares his thoughts on products, tools and techniques for working on his Volvo’s suspension: I swapped my struts at all corners out today. I haven’t yet driven the car waiting on brake components in the mail but here’s a brain dump: My Gabriel Ultra struts petered out very suddenly over the last […]

Control Arm Bushings – Buy Whole New Control Arms?

MVS Moderator Made In Japan wonders out loud if it’s better to buy control arm bushings and use a press to press them into the existing control arms, or say ####-it and buy new control arms. MVS Contributor oragex sums it up nicely: Most people agree that installing these bushings is a PITA. Being stubborn, […]

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. […]

Fixing Up 99 S70 T5

MVS member Auburn T5 goes bananas on fixing up a 1998 Volvo S70 T5. Stage 0, new transmission, new struts, shocks and springs, you name it. Documented with photos too. Did a lot of stage zero work – inspected vacuum lines, changed oil filter, fuel filter, top motor mount, k&N panel filter, timing belt, water […]

Axle Death Click Click Click

Axle clicking sound? What to do, and when to do it.

Are you hearing a click sound from your front wheels? That’s the CV joints dying. They exist on front-wheel drive and AWD vehicles so that you can turn your front wheels. It’s a way — “articulation” — to get power from the engine to the wheels. You can either replace the axles (“half-shafts”), or if it’s not too late, you can re-grease and re-boot your existing axles.

Energy Suspension Anti-Sway Bar Bushings

Sway bar bushings groaning and creaking? Here’s an elegant solution: Energy Suspension Anti-Sway Bar Bushings. Neil (scot850) dives into the (very small) world of greasable sway bar bushings, sharing with us what he bought and why he bought it. Background & Initial Observations Some time ago I recall someone here telling me that IPD bushings […]

Strut & Subframe Braces

[This is already in the Volvo Repair Database (Volvo mods and upgrades are included in the VRD), but this Volvo forum topic has gotten new attention, so I’m reposting it.] I took off the OMP strut brace on my 850 after 10yrs, and… … and the most notable observation was that the driver’s door opens/closes […]