Category: Water Pump

A category for the devices that provide the push for the coolant moving through Volvo engines.

MVS logo - fist holding a wrench

Timing Belt Intervals , Volvo PDF

Timing Belt Intervals Late P80 and P2 official timing belt intervals from Volvo documents 1999-2015 All models Volvo Timing belt service schedule DID YOU KNOW? Volvo innovation is…

MVS logo - fist holding a wrench

Timing Belt Tension Specification on a 1998 Volvo

Volvo does not publish belt tension specs for “white” engines. The hydraulic tensioner took care of it and then the eccentric tensioners have the goalposts as marker for the correct tension range with engine cold.
The cast iron block 16 valve 4 cylinder had a spec of 4 but no unit was listed since the tool was provided by Volvo and it had no units on its face, just the numbers.

I worked for the manufacturer when that car was new and there was no information in any of the published info for technical personnel.

S70 Replace Water Pump -

S70 – Replace Water Pump

Perhaps this may be obvious to the seasoned DIY’er’s or even some regular guys like me but after mulling it over and with the help of a couple of links I decided to tackle the Water Pump replacement by removing only the Hydraulic Tensioner. There were many other excellent links in the various Volvo forums (this one included) that some may find to be more helpful but the following provided me with the larger picture of what I needed to do.