How to Fix Lumbar Support on a Volvo S60 Seat

MVS member hu5ker555 shows us how to fix the lumbar support on a Volvo S60 seat on his 2008 S60 2.5T with 168k miles. So, I was leaning back in my beloved S60 seat when the lumbar support (which I always have cranked all the way up) broke. It is the manual lumbar support operated […]

2008 XC70 3.2 Fuel Pressure Specs

2008 XC70 owner mrscullini is troubleshooting long cranking on his wagon. “When the engine is shut off, it pretty quickly bleeds down to 0. trying to diagnose a hard cold start with excessive cranking.” “Can somebody with vida/dice please provide observed fuel pressure numbers/specs at both the rail and overall system? I’m interested in readings […]

DIY Replace Tensioner / Idler / AC Clutch / Guide Pin V70 2010

MVS Forums Contributor pierremcalpine cranks out a detailed, 2800-word DIY on replacing the tensioner, idler, AC clutch and guide pin on 2010 V70 cars. This will work as a guide for all P3 Volvos, possibly with the exception of diesel models. This outstanding downloadable PDF covers parts you need with part numbers, tools you need, and […]

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 […]

Peeling Pillar Trim Fix – Double Sided Tape!

MVS Moderator MadeInJapan shows us how to fix peeling pillar trim with double sided tape. It’s a simple yet brilliant solution. Like the famous DIY for interior door trim, it’s another in a long line of inexpensive fixes to make our Volvos look like new again. I have been racking my brain on how to […]

“Pay Once and Never Pay Again” Lifetime Parts & Labor Warranty

Interesting new Volvo policy. Note it does not transfer with the car is sold, which makes sense. Volvo Cars of North America will now offer a lifetime parts and labor warranty for all Volvo vehicles serviced after the factory warranty at any Volvo retailer. Volvo customers can expect to pay once and never pay again […]

2008 V70 Tail Light Lens Replacement

New MVS Forums member popphl explains how to replace 2008+ V70 and XC70 tail light lenses: Just wanted to share since it took me a bit of googling and sweat to complete what seemed as though it should have been a simple job. I replaced the right lower tail light lens assembly, which was damaged […]

Angle Gear & Transfer Case Terminology, Explanation

Awd Volvo P2 Haldex

The angle gear units do not have gear parts available from Volvo as spare parts. The bearings and seals are serviced but not the actual gears. One of the gears is mounted to a spindle using a specialized adhesive and is pressed on. The press fit makes that spindle not usable to properly retain a new gear pressed onto it.

Performance Exhausts for Volvos

Performance Exhausts for Volvos: Theory and Practice If you care about getting good performance, mandrel bending is important. Mandrel bending is bending the pipe such that the cross sectional area remains a perfect circle, as opposed to be distorted to an ellipse, which has a smaller cross sectional area, which also has poorer flow characteristics. […]

Volvo Cars

Volvo's Range Of R Design Cars And Suvs, In Red -  2013, R-Design, red

Volvo Cars – Overview of Volvo Models 1960s-Today 100 142 Coupe 1967 – 1974 four cylinder, 2-dr 144 Sedan 1967 – 1974 four cylinder, 4-dr 145 Wagon 1967 – 1976 four cylinder, 5-dr 164 Sedan 1967 – 1976 six cylinder, 4-dr 200 242 Sedan 1975 – 1984 four cylinder, 2-dr 244 Sedan 1975 – 1993 […]