IPD’s Quick struts — P2 Volvo S60 #125622, Sachs, there are quick strut products for other P2 Volvos — are the spring-compressor-free way of doing struts. For a first-timer, quick struts are a fast and simple way of changing shocks and springs at the same time. This is an awesome pre-packaged DIY method to take […]
Ryan — screen name callahanoffroad — did some math. What math? Why on this green Earth would someone do math outside of a school or a bank? Well, math to determine the maximum compression ratio for the three common 1993-2000 Volvo inline-5 cylinder engines. What he came up with is a lookup table that takes […]
The CVVT job — burn off environmentally bad gasses produced in the first minute or so from a cold engine. CVVT technology superseded fussy air pumps after it matured enough to be a dependable component of passenger cars. See Wikipedia’s CVVT page. See MVS’s how to change the CVVT hub on P2 Volvos. See all […]
Now-MVS Contributor amblerman crushes it with a beautiful squeaky dash repair DIY with photos and helpful steps, tools and required parts. He completed and documented this repair on his 1999 S70. amblerman » Here’s a report on how I repaired my squeaky dash. I acquired a 1999 S70 with 110K on it back in late 2016. This was […]
I’m posting this for a user who is not registered on the forum: 1998 V70R, loaded with every option available at the time. Car has 240,000 miles. Has had good maintenance with records. Castrol synthetic oil used always. Interior is complete but needs good cleaning. Fuel pump and lines replaced. New plugs, fresh oil change, […]
My car is 18 years old, and most of the bolts I removed were untouched since new. Furthermore, the lower U joint, where the steering column connects to the rack, is probably corroded together because Volvo put an aluminium U-joint on a steel spine. This means you will need to remove a lot of stuff to get the rack out, far more than the factory manual suggests. Finally, you have to jack the engine up off its side and rear mount and drop the crossmember at the same time because the engine is supported on the steering column and you have to drop the crossmember to wiggle the rack out. I found an engine support stand and some chains really helped because I could work under the car without a jack or axle stand being in the way. Penetrant and a good impact gun are your friend.
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 […]
MVS Contributor Neil (scot850) continues to chip away at bringing his project 2000 V70 N/A base up to an aesthetic baseline and mechanical baseline, otherwise known as Stage 0. For the aesthetics, there is a big problem: the front bumper and spoiler are all chewed up by 17 years of previous owners trying to make their […]