CVVT – What They Do & Why

Cvvt Hub

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 CVVT technology superseded fussy air pumps after it matured enough to be a dependable component of passenger cars.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 […]

Breaking Into Volvos is Hard

Break Into Your P2 Volvo Locked Out -

Here’s an interesting take on the degree of theft-proofness of Volvo cars, by a “former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man)” TerrDawg. TerrDawg »  As a former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man) the one car in the 80’s and 90’s we absolutely hated was Volvos … The lock out kit included […]

Joost’s 1999 V70 XC… it’s Wagon Wednesday

Joost 1999 V70 XC Camping4 -

MVS Contributor Joost (jvl) bought his 1999 V70 XC — our Wagon Wednesday car — two years ago. Being a camping enthusiast, it fits his lifestyle well.  My name is Joost and I live in The Netherlands. I’m 28 years old and work on infrastructure projects as a project leader. I’ve always liked tinkering and […]

How to Fix Peeling Fabric – A-Pillar – P2 Volvos

How to Fix A-Pillar Peeling Fabric

Peeling fabric on your A-pillars? Here’s how to fix it by replacing the trim. MVS Contributor ogatrulle recently posted this beautiful DIY on repairing the inside A-pillars on your P2 Volvo: V70 & XC-70 & V70XC 2001-2007 S60 2001-2009 S80 1999-2004 I recently replaced my peeling 06 V70 fabric A-pillar covers with plastic covers from […]

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 […]

Dash Mount Repair, 1999 Volvo S70

Volvo S70 Squeaky Dash Fix - 1999, 2003, Exterior, Historical, Images, S70

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 […]

Volvo XC70 & V70 XC

The Volvo XC70 & V70 XC - all three generations

The XC70 and V70 XC have been the heart and the workhorse of Volvo’s car/crossover offerings for just over 20 years. The formula still works today for dozens of automakers: take a FWD car and make it AWD, with slight off road capability.  It targets owners who want a safe AWD car capable of tackling […]

Driveshaft center bearing — 2002 V70 XC — replaceable?

Driveshaft Center Bearing Replacement -

I hope someone can help me figure out if the driveshaft center bearing for my 02 V70 XC AWD automatic is replaceable. I’m having a hard time finding information on replacing the center carrier bearing for my year and model. Jay needs to know if the carrier bearing is replacable, and if so where to […]

2007 XC70 Towing a Large Trailer

2007 XC70 towing a 1000-lbs trailer (empty weight)

I just grabbed this shot in the DU area of Denver yesterday. With a tow rating of 3300 pounds, a 2007 XC70 is a capable hauler. This trailer looks to be about a 1000-lbs trailer which is about as big as you want to go on Volvo passenger cars, and here’s a roughly equivalent trailer […]

P3 XC70 Dog Taxi LOL

P3 Volvo XC70 with "DOGTAXI" license plate

My friend in Santa Fe, New Mexico, checking out a P3 XC70 Volvo wagon (see P2 or P3 XC70? for more) with “DOGTAXI” on the plates! And a Sweden flag sticker. Awesome!