History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2

history of the volvo 5 cylinder engine part 2

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 […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder

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 […]

Volvo Price List for 1997 Cars – 850 and 960

Here’s the contents of a fantastic old Volvo Web page. — Matt ROCKLEIGH, NJ–Volvo is optimistic about sales volumes for the last half of 1996. And no wonder. By the end of June 850 sales were up 16% over the first half of 1995, 960 sales were up 33%. Both series will continue to be […]

RWD Volvos Have PNP Switch Flashing Arrows Too

MVS member Bob had the common flashing arrow light on the dash of his 1995 960. While looking at the wiring harness connector (8 sockets) that plugged into the PNP switch connector (8 pins), I noticed one wire looked “funny” – and for good reason. It was no longer connected to the crimped on socket […]

1993 940 Turbo Wagon For Sale, 33k Miles, $6850, Denver

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/5439326925.html condition: like new cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 32850 title status: clean transmission: automatic 93 Volvo 940 turbo Wagon, only 33,000 miles, 2 owner, local car with all records at local dealership, Gold with Tan Leather,Sunroof, Heated seats, great tires, Just serviced. Cloth and weathertech mats, amazing Condition $6,850.00. The usual […]

S90 Intermittent Hesitation At Low Rpms

MVS Forums member bloodrootfc asks, then answers, a question about diagnosing intermittent hesitation on his Volvo S90 sedan: After getting fed up with “try this” from 4 mechanics, I started doing my own diagnostics with a Torque app and scan tool, and calling the shots. My mechanic works faster than I do, and he does […]

OBD-I LED Code Reader & DIY Instructions

Volvo Forum Contributor and all-around DIY uberguru Ben850 fabricated an OBD-I code reader. OBD-I cars are typically model year 1988 to 1995, and have a more crude way to display codes… by displaying a series of light flashes (like Morse code) rather than storing and outputting codes in a more “human readable” fashion that OBD-II does.

These OBD-I cars diagnostic boxes are small and black, and found in front of the shock tower on the driver’s side (LHD markets).

Repair PDFs for Many Older Volvos

They’re not downloadable, but Volvotips.com has a nice set of PDFs for the following Volvos: – Volvo PV 444, 544 and Duett – Volvo Amazon – Volvo 140 and 164-series – Volvo 1800-series – Volvo 240- and 260-series – Volvo 740, 760 and 780 – Volvo 940 and 960 – Volvo 850 Repair PDFs for […]

Tune Up & Engine Bay Basics

New to DIY’ing? Start here. These are wonderful iPD overview videos for the novice DIY’er. The video’s host goes over where parts are in the engine bay, what they do, and why they’re important. Tune Up Talk 2001+ models http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLnNqCKlwww Tune Up 850/70 series models http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtJWq7xd68 Tune Up Basics for Volvo 200, 700, and 900 […]