The Weird and Rare Cream Yellow S40/V40

First Generation S40 In Cream Yellow -

I spotted this a few days ago here in Denver. It’s a Cream Yellow first generation S40. So what, right? Well, kinda. I’m sitting here writing about it only because of its paint… Cream Yellow Volvo (color code 607… maybe).  The awesome 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R made Cream Yellow famous because of its extremely low production/import numbers, […]

TCM Control Module Adaptation – AW55-50

Flares Hard Shifts - AW55-50/51SN

Botbasher » After my recent experiences and discoveries with the loveable slush box we know as the AW55-50/51SN, I thought I would jot them all down for those either having similar issues but finding no joy, or those facing similar issues and wondering what to do. I searched MVS for a deeper explanation for this oft […]

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 […]

A Sneak Peek at the 2019 Volvo V40

V40 sneak peek - rear

Welcome back from holiday break! If your spirits are the type that go up with exciting Volvo news, you won’t have such a hard time this week. What we have here is the upcoming, all-new V40. You can say “CMA V40” if you like, because it’s built on Volvo’s fantastic new small car platform, CMA, […]

Volvo 5-cylinder Cars With VVT… Exhaust Cam Gear

V40 and S40 (2004+) owners rejoice! Help and advice is here for you while you’re working on your Volvo’s timing belt. This is also applicable to 2000s Volvo 5-cylinder cars with VVT… variable valve timing. MVS member Bruce: The timing mark on the cam gear is really not important once you pull the gear/hub off […]

Removing the Transmission Solenoids on a S60 – Video

MVS Forums contributor oragex shows us a video he made of him removing the transmission solenoids on a S60.   oragex: Yes, I shoot the videos while working on it. The transmission pan shouldn’t be a hard job after working on suspension, brakes and similar.. even part-dropping the subframe was easy, it takes a 1/2″ ratchet […]

Locked Out, Volvo Battery Dead – V50

MVS ex-Moderator vegasjetskier tells us — with diagrams from the owner’s manual — how to unlock a modern Volvo that has a dead battery. Need to unlock your Volvo that has a dead battery? This is what it says in the owner’s manual: Locking or unlocking the vehicle with the key blade The driver’s door […]