2012 Volvo XC70 Brochure

2012 XC70 Brochure -

Take a look back seven years ago to what Volvo was adding to the features of the XC70 in the 2012 XC70 sales brochure (English). The list of features available to buyers goes on and on and on, packed with marketing-speak, trademark symbols, acronyms and asterisks. Here’s a list of features and optional equipment I […]

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 CVVT technology superseded fussy air pumps after it matured enough to be a dependable component of passenger cars.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