Transmission Fluid and Volvo S40/V50, C30 & C70

P1 Family Auto Transmission Advice And Diy -

Wondering if you need to change the transmission fluid in your P1 generation — 2004-2012 — Volvo S40/V50? MVS user cleve33 had a similar question after his mechanic recommended every 30k miles and worrying it was just a cash grab. Turning to the good people of the MVS forum, he asked how often to change […]

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 […]

Set Timing Volvo B5254T3

Set Timing S40 V40

Need to set timing on a Volvo B5254T3 engine? Here’s the DIY and deep VVT (variable valve timing) explanation from MVS Volvo Forums wizards Rick and Jimmy: RickHaleParker » The reason I had the impression that there was no VVT adjustment is because there are no specific VVT alignment procedures in VIDA 2014D. However after reading […]

Volvo C30 Photos

Don’t miss our Volvo C30 page – a detailed summary of its quirks, highs, lows, model year changes, and why Volvo stopped making it.

P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix

P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix

Longtime MVS Contributor Oragex serves up a simple fix for an annoying problem. If you have a squeaky armrest — center armrest — in your P2 Volvo, this is 1.5 minutes of your time that I think you’ll agree is well spent. P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix

Volvo C30

Volvo C30 - orange exterior, driving

It was a low-run Volvo model, peak year 53k produced in 2008 model year It occupied a difficult space — not focused on true sport or true luxury C30 priced above more compelling coupe offerings See the Volvo C30 Photos page An MVS member’s C30 review C30 archives – repairs, tips, thoughts, problems & fixes The […]

Crank Marks — The EASY Way to Line Them Up for Timing Belt

Line Up Crank Marks

Yesterday longtime MVS Contributor and Volvo DIY author cn90 posted a method to avoid the headache of lining up crank marks when you’re replacing a timing belt on a Volvo 5-cylinder engine. I just did the timing belt, WP, etc. on my 2005 XC90 2.5T with 110K miles. I just came up with a nice […]

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 […]

S60 Clutch Replacement

How hard of a job is an S60 clutch replacement? MVS Moderator abscate, and MVS Contributors tryingbe and kcodyjr go into detail on what to buy, what tools you need, and a general summary of the work involved. They give a good account of the scope and cost of replacing the clutch on a modern, front-wheel-drive Volvo (1990s-2000s).