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 […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder

History Of The Volvo 5 Cylnder Engine1 -

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 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 […]