It’s time for your 5-cylinder Volvo XC90 timing belt (interval PDF here), and you want to save some money and do it yourself. If you’re mechanically inclined and have worked on cars before, this will probably be not too difficult for you to complete. Keep in mind this tutorial is not only comprehensive and well […]
Jason at FCP Euro has a 2006 XC90 V8 and this is his parts list for fixing a leaking timing cover. A leaking timing cover on V8 Volvos (XC90 2005–2011 and S80 2006–2010) is both a common and certain eventuality. It’s a problem, sure, but overall V8 Volvos are good vehicles and worth this effort. And face […]
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 […]
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 […]
Need to know what parts to buy for an engine rebuild? Big Will steps in and knocks this list out of the park, with many excellent tips and substantial commentary to let all us know the parts for rebuilding a Volvo 5 cylinder engine. Like Will said, this is specific to mid-late 1990s Volvo FWD/AWD […]
Volvo does not publish belt tension specs for “white” engines. The hydraulic tensioner took care of it and then the eccentric tensioners have the goalposts as marker for the correct tension range with engine cold.
The cast iron block 16 valve 4 cylinder had a spec of 4 but no unit was listed since the tool was provided by Volvo and it had no units on its face, just the numbers.
I worked for the manufacturer when that car was new and there was no information in any of the published info for technical personnel.
Well, what are they? MVS Forums member (hey, it’s free, why not register?) j-dawg and the rest of the crew answer this important bit of Volvo trivia. This is actually one of the more interesting bits of P80 lore, to me. No idea why. 98- cars don’t have the electronic throttle, VVT, solid lifters, as […]
MVS Forums member deepsouth turns the DIY knob to Maximum and shows us how to do a timing belt in 33 steps. As well as each step, he lists tools used, photos and his deepest timing belt thoughts. And if you have any deep timing belt thoughts or questions, please ask!
Perhaps this may be obvious to the seasoned DIY’er’s or even some regular guys like me but after mulling it over and with the help of a couple of links I decided to tackle the Water Pump replacement by removing only the Hydraulic Tensioner. There were many other excellent links in the various Volvo forums (this one included) that some may find to be more helpful but the following provided me with the larger picture of what I needed to do.
How to balance cost with need on an old car – repairs. This is the Big Evil Meatball of car ownership IMHO.
There are so many ways to waste money on old cars I could write for weeks and not get halfway in Chapter One. In fact, we as a collective entity have done this, and we’re on Chapter two in decade two.