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 […]

How To Replace The Head Gasket On A Volvo 850

Volvo Head Gasket Diy

NOTE: this tutorial is from Tracys True Soap site. It’s long been recognized as one of the finest DIYs on Volvo 5-cylinder head gasket repair. The site owner contacted me weeks ago, letting me know he was going to take his site down and offering me this tutorial. I didn’t get all the photos from […]

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 […]

Throttle Body Clean DIY – Volvo S40/V50, C30, C70

Throttle Body Cleaning for P1 vehicles- S40/V50, C30’s and some C70’s MVS Forums Moderator Made In Japan details how to clean the throttle body of P1 vehicles- S40/V50, C30’s and some C70’s. This is actually from another site, (Thanks to Syrup from S.S.), but I found it so good I decided to copy it here. […]

How To Get The Blower Motor Out – Volvo V50

MVS member thewhitegorilla asks and answers his question: how to get the blower motor out of a Volvo V50? It’s a pain in the tail, I’m 3/4 of the way getting it out but can’t release the catch and twist the motor out. Any experienced help will be appreciated. But in answer to your question […]

How to Buy a Volvo V50

Interested in a Volvo V50? Here’s a few comments and tips by owners on how to buy a Volvo V50… MVS Forums member mathy221984: A few things I would check are the: Suspension (drive over speed bumps and listen for cluncks) which could be something as simple as a spring seat or a strut. Motor […]

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 […]