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by tardcart
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '97 850 - repair or scrap?
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: '97 850 - repair or scrap?

if you get the car here we'll come fix it but it might take a week of us visiting your cap cod house. I got dibs on the sofa.
by tardcart
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo not running.
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo not running.

I'm worried about the quality and filtering of your fuel. crap/water is clogging up the injectors. Just detach the pressure lead at the rail and put a hose on it and turn the key to position 2 and pump it all out. replace the filter. (again)
by tardcart
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 volvo 850 running hot
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: 1994 volvo 850 running hot

low speed overheating is related to the auxiliary fan not operating.
by tardcart
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Odd Errors after Cylinder Head R&R | Timing Issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 2167

Re: Odd Errors after Cylinder Head R&R | Timing Issues?

It sounds like one of the cams a tooth off, have you rechecked timing? if thats good then the turbo control dump valve coincidence may hold some sort of clue. additionally, the ox sensors may have been damaged by over heat and water vapor. its nearly 100% that the problem is related to the event or ...
by tardcart
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '97 850 - repair or scrap?
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: '97 850 - repair or scrap?

these cars are only affordable if you do your own work. but dont scrap it, sell it which is a way of passing it on. how ever if the state will give you 1500 then thats hard to pass up. (or replicate by selling)
by tardcart
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing issue Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Timing issue Topic is solved

you say you started it. You either have it right or close to right or the valves are bent. did you turn it over one rotation by hand and check for interference and recheck the timing marks? (plugs out to make this easier)
by tardcart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What injector do I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: What injector do I buy?

Its rarely the injector. You could swap it to another cylinder and see if the code changes to that. Volvo uses a inexact batch fire that sort of equalizes out in the plenum to produce 14% fuel to air. check the routing and pinching and age of the HT wires including the coil. if you are dead set on a...
by tardcart
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Steering question/concern
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Steering question/concern

I guess its the rack. slight possibility the strut bearing on the top that lets the strut turn with the steering is bad, but I have never seen that.
by tardcart
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What injector do I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: What injector do I buy?

all the turbos are the same. return line off the pressure damper. why are you getting new ones?
by tardcart
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo not running.
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo not running.

pull off the whole rail and set it over a pan. turn on ignition but do not crank and observe if any leak. dont bother spry testing them as you are looking for too much fuel not too little and you might cause a fire. but before this step, put a clear clean plastic bottle on the gas line at the rail a...
by tardcart
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo not running.
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo not running.

you describe excess fuel situation. leaking injector. you can remove harness from each injector till it runs to find which.
by tardcart
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 GLT 2,5 20V Bolts issues
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 850 GLT 2,5 20V Bolts issues

the hard way is the easy way in the end. just take off the balancer. then you can see what's going on. You need an air gun but you can just use a tire fill tank or a little nail gun compressor not plugged in but charged so you don't need electric or air hook up if working on the street. then two pry...
by tardcart
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 GLT 2,5 20V Bolts issues
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 850 GLT 2,5 20V Bolts issues

yes they are. I always figured the long eased nose was to keep the belt up in position or to prevent lazy people from trying to replace the belt without removing the harmonic balancer or guard.
by tardcart
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: stubborn spark plug removal
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: stubborn spark plug removal

anti sieze only works on hot exhaust bolts. Its designed for the grease to evaporate and leave a film of aluminum or ss flakes as a layered between the rust. for spark plugs, rub oil on the threads and remove them every two years. I see anti seize used everywhere now where grease is better like whee...
by tardcart
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: any source for p80 trailing arm links OEM?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

any source for p80 trailing arm links OEM?

the Volvo and Lemforder are now over 200. not excited to put a Febi in.
by tardcart
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Flaring your Brake Lines Topic is solved
Replies: 40
Views: 19172

Re: DIY: Flaring your Brake Lines Topic is solved

LOB wrote: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:05 pm Nice work! Instead of letting brake fluid drip you can push down the brake pedal a few inches (preferably by a stick between the seat and the pedal). This will close the valve preventing any fluid from dripping.
that's very interesting information I did not know.
by tardcart
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: BAD MPG
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: BAD MPG

nice job!
by tardcart
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 GLT Engine Swap (M4.3 M4.4 AC compatability issue)
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: 1997 850 GLT Engine Swap

I dont have experience with this, but you would think any 96 or 97 and possibly 98 and 99 t5 would plug right in with a 96 or 97 computer from a t5. 95 engine would work but you would have to illuminate the EGR.
by tardcart
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: BAD MPG
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: BAD MPG

thats a heavy vehicle with the unnecessary 6 cylinder and all wheel drive. Its expensive to carry around that much protection. you would get 17 if you got the t5
by tardcart
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1994 855 m56 salvage, free, New Britain CT Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: 1994 855 m56 salvage, free, New Britain CT Topic is solved

thats really nice of you. wish I were closer.
by tardcart
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Still won't start...
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Still won't start...

you are like my dentist. drill baby drill. its a lot of hard unnecessary work. the problem was maby as simple the distributer was 180 degrees off and firing on the exhaust stroke. there is usually a correlation between work done and problem. so changing the timing belt would be loss of distributer t...
by tardcart
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 na TCM removed, car moves/no code/ ? normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: 98 S70 na TCM removed, car moves/no code/ ? normal?

do not drive it or rev it, you will burn the clutches. you must clear the code. what code was read?
by tardcart
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question: how to protect car from hail damage?
Replies: 24
Views: 5617

Re: Question: how to protect car from hail damage?

even here in the east now. last week hail predicted, so I put the car under a big tree. along came wind gusts and I moved the car quickly out into the open as limbs started coming down. The carpet is a good idea but vey heavy and would blow, put pile side down. you will be a public spectacle as you ...
by tardcart
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 turbo no spark, most of the time Topic is solved
Replies: 64
Views: 3563

Re: 96 850 turbo no spark, most of the time Topic is solved

with the blinking arrow, Ive heard a bad transmission computer will disable the ignition. Try swapping the trans computer.
by tardcart
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70R
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

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unique car. you have to move fast and throw caution to the wind when you see something like this.
by tardcart
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Fuel injectors
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Fuel injectors

well, drive it for a week and take note of what fluids are being lost. white smoke is oil or antifreeze. change the oil. if its a small head gasket leak of antifreeze the AC Delco tablets work great. But its hard for them to travel from the expansion tank so pull a hose and put 4 in. if its oil its ...
by tardcart
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: TCV Upgrade on a 95" 850 T5 wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: TCV Upgrade on a 95" 850 T5 wagon

over at the performance tuning forum there is a diy for the same ipd unit for 25 bucks. Just doesn't have the sticker. but I haven't used it.
dont over look your compressor bypass diaphragm and heavy duty spring. Ipd has that.
by tardcart
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Odometer/speedometer cog sourcing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Odometer/speedometer cog sourcing ?!?

you might have to buy a speedometer on Ebay or junk yard and take it out of it.
by tardcart
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70R
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

definitely. better go see it.
by tardcart
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Loud metallic screeching from rear wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Loud metallic screeching from rear wheels

sometimes I think Mathew is stiring the pot with psudonames asking about crazy scenarios.
by tardcart
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Belt Marks Keep Moving
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Timing Belt Marks Keep Moving

you show being half a tooth off which is not possible. are you turning clockwise to test alignment? (front of engine)
by tardcart
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Bosch or OEM spark plugs?
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Bosch or OEM spark plugs?

Every office has their opinion, here's mine: If you drive a lot, get the Pt or Ir and swap them out every 3 years. If you don't, then the Coppers are much cheaper and last 2 years. Don't let them sit in your head for 5 years because they 'last' 100k I would just get the volvo ones and put a little ...
by tardcart
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: 2009 xc90 3.2 awd Better gas mileage in the summer but not in the winter WHY?
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: 2009 xc90 3.2 awd Better gas mileage in the summer but not in the winter WHY?

my 850 gets 1.5 miles to the gallon more in the summer. this is I think is due to thermal efficiency which I don't understand but guess less energy is used to heat the engine to 198F. I hadn't considered that summer blend is said to be less efficient. It would be interesting to go to the air port an...
by tardcart
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 flywheel material defect Loud Starter, Chipped & Mashed teeth on flywheel/flexplate Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: Loud Starter, Chipped & Mashed teeth on flywheel/flexplate Topic is solved

amazing that Volvo could have done this shody work, and also not have a deeper gear mesh. I just cant see how even an hour of spinning the motor over would create any wear even if it were aluminum,
by tardcart
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 V70 flywheel material defect Loud Starter, Chipped & Mashed teeth on flywheel/flexplate Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: Loud Starter, Chipped & Mashed teeth on flywheel/flexplate Topic is solved

there is no explanation for that sort of wear even if sand got in there and it was soft metal. the starter is engaged to the flywheel only about 1 hour in the life of a car. orangeX might be on to something, that the gear was always engaged, but that would create wear on the opposite side of the too...
by tardcart
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Death of an 850 T5
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Death of an 850 T5

now we are down to ten members. hope nobody else car breaks.
by tardcart
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?

also, the t5 may have a higher volume pump.
by tardcart
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?

its possible the computer just thinks the trim is lean due to the ox sensor no.1. sensor 2 is only to protect the cat If sensor 1 is bad. Its worth a try putting a new Bosch in. and put back the brown injectors if thats what was in there to begin with. The order of delivery is red white brown green ...
by tardcart
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Any ME7 custom tuners out there ?

I dont know anything about this, but I would put larger injectors in like many the green, and change the ox sensor before I started tuning. This seems like a minor imbalance easily corrected thats keeping the computer from allowing boost. going down to the red is the wrong direction to correct lean ...
by tardcart
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wobbling Front End on 1996 850 GLT Wagon - Safe to Drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Wobbling Front End on 1996 850 GLT Wagon - Safe to Drive?

quote Eddystone "If you have to pay a shop to do this work, my heart goes out to you because if I were paying a mechanic for the work I've done on my S70 and V70, I'd have no money for food. But once this work is done, an old rattletrap of a car can feel like brand new again and not need attention i...
by tardcart
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 Hard Shifting - Opinions
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 2000 s70 Hard Shifting - Opinions

you don't have anything to loose doing some fluid change. probably not worth fixing if trans goes.
by tardcart
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Official MVS Tool Drive for Robert - June 2019 thread
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: Robert met a thief

How do people live in places like that? although they do have junk yards which is handy so poverty is good for something. Even Squeaky Frome wouldn't have got out of the car to get that tool box if Manson told her to. Thats some girlfriend. Mine would'nt even pick up my tool box much less out-run Ro...
by tardcart
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: AW55-50SN problem

sorry, responding to different question.
by tardcart
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: AW55-50SN problem

I would drive the car for a week sub 53mph and let the new fluids circulate as the first step. Didn't you say you replaced the torque converter seal? thats a trans removal repair.
by tardcart
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: AW55-50SN problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: AW55-50SN problem

this problem predated the removal of the trans/engine?
by tardcart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you

clouds of smoke that's not black indicate not fuel related. you have a bad head gasket letting oil or coolant in to the cylinders. you have to give more info on coolant level and if this car is on the road or only started when you tinker with it.
by tardcart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 not starting sometimes
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: 96 850 not starting sometimes

the park-neutral- park switch only disables the starter as far as starting goes. so if its turning over, its fuel or spark.( compression so unlikely will leave it out) fuel pump or FP relay is high on list.
by tardcart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wobbling Front End on 1996 850 GLT Wagon - Safe to Drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: Wobbling Front End on 1996 850 GLT Wagon - Safe to Drive?

the first thing is to rotate the tires front to back and check if any difference. spin them while they are up on the rear axel and look for out of round tires and bent rims esp on the inside rim. If that makes no difference its your axel. best to get a junk yard one than aftermarket rebuild. Im sure...
by tardcart
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you
Replies: 18
Views: 865

Re: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you

white smoke is coolant or break fluid. plug the vac line to the brake booster and see if that makes a difference.
by tardcart
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5m56, centric parts quality?, rear wheel bearing squeak 271795
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: 1999 V70T5m56, centric parts quality?, rear wheel bearing squeak 271795

there is no wear on the parking break shoes since the car is never moving when applied un less you are using it to break loose the rear when drifting corners. the cable must be sticking.
by tardcart
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help me buy an 850!
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Help me buy an 850!

Its like getting married, impulse and very little thought for the future, you just want that cutie in your garage and will figure the rest out later.
by tardcart
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: overheating no vac no boost
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: overheating no vac no boost

that five minutes must have felt like an hour. Ive gotten out of my car on busier roads and sprinted across traffic just to save a turtle, I'm sure you could stop for a poor volvo. I wouldn't bother using any of that engine since the rings may be burnt in addition to head warped. the fact the oil in...
by tardcart
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: 1996 850R intermittent brake pulsation over bumps

start by turning tracks off, also may be the insulation is gone on the pump wires and they are arcing.
by tardcart
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Part 2: PNP Removal
Replies: 98
Views: 41481

Re: Part 2: PNP Removal

This is generally agreed to be a Volvo only part when replacing. Do not drive it in limp mode, you will burn the clutches up as its third gear. get a cheap [email protected] reader and cancel the code on the side of the road to drive home. Meanwhile try starting it in neutral and then shifting to drive, this ill...
by tardcart
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another glove box question
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Another glove box question

they only ask so they can see if you'r sluring your words, and they love to look in the glove compartment while you rummage for your documents in case a gun or pipe falls out.
by tardcart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: s40 skipped timing belt
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: s40 skipped timing belt

what terrible luck. now I'm sorry I put my old cracked belt back on thinking who cares if it breaks. people seem to agree that three teeth will not cause interference, but the car would still runs so you must have gone beyond that. still it would be worth while to retime it and do a compression test...
by tardcart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: s40 skipped timing belt
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: s40 skipped timing belt

I can't see how the serpentine belt could influence timing. they are no where near each other and no amount of force could slow the crank to the point the cams would over run the timing belt. Its simply impossible unless the lower cover were destroyed and the serpentine got inside the timing area. I...
by tardcart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Faulty VSS causing flashing arrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Faulty VSS causing flashing arrow?

Keep your code reader in the car and immediately erase to get out of limp mode. if you drive it it will ruin the clutches when the arrow is blinking. I assume the speedometer is working? Im under the impression that the speed sensor is not critical on the 850 as this is calculated by the ECU and ABS...
by tardcart
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help me buy an 850!
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Help me buy an 850!

these cars always need struts, A arms, PVC, Brakes, and lurking is the rack. check boots for oil. In Texas check all rubber like cv joint boots. Look for evidence of flood like elec. window none op.
by tardcart
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 ABS light on- basic questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: 95 850 ABS light on- basic questions.

all the turbo 95's are obd2, not sure of the NA. You can swap a 95 computer into a 96 and everything is supported except the computer is looking for the EGR.
by tardcart
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Testing for battery drain
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: 96 850 Testing for battery drain

some times when diagnosing a problem I suspect muchaures by proxy syndrome. Leave your car alone and buy a battery.
by tardcart
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Water Pump Leaking
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Water Pump Leaking

it would not prevent leak from a major misalignment, and if ever replaced again (doubtful since each pump is good for two belt changes) its hard to clean up the rtv in the close space.
by tardcart
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing Belt - half a tooth to a tooth advanced ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: TIMING BELT HELP

of course you have to fix it. or be sure its right to sleep at night. make sure you can see the crank marks, dont try short cuts like leaving the balancer on making it hard to see in there. One tooth on the crank is a lot since the gear has so few. say for instance there are 18 (just a guess) that w...
by tardcart
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Testing for battery drain
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: 96 850 Testing for battery drain

just because you are on the 10 amp setting doesn't mean you divide by ten. the ten amp setting is just the max the meter will take with out blowing the fuse or burning up.( I think). if so, you are .1 that's 100mA only twice 50mA which is fine? Put a elec light tester to a ground and to neg, and the...
by tardcart
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: PCV vent hose broken
Replies: 36
Views: 1603

Re: PCV vent hose broken

I would enter that car in the Deffered Maintenance best of category for sure win.
by tardcart
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torx screws to remove door latch wont budge
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Torx screws to remove door latch wont budge

I propose the name change to MPS, Mathews Poorboy Site. where we discuss best practice to bungie doors closed, how to enter a car from the opposer side in case of broken handles, and ways to limp along a few more months with out attracting attention of police for dragging exhaust and broken windows....
by tardcart
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torx screws to remove door latch wont budge
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Torx screws to remove door latch wont budge

just leave it there and fix the door mechanism. why spend effort on something that takes you backwards.
by tardcart
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Testing for battery drain
Replies: 15
Views: 500

Re: 96 850 Testing for battery drain

you couldn't have those draws on every fuse. There is a large flash voltage upon initial contact when you put the battery cable on that then goes to only enough to make the light blink on the stereo/alarm and memory on the computer. Are you pretty sure its not just a bad cell in the battery? If you ...
by tardcart
Fri May 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Timing belt question
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: Timing belt question

for a quick timing double check turn the damper till the large scribe on its face points straight at the front timing belt and then check the cam marks. you just have to take the main cover off and turn the wheels to see the damper and get a socket on it to turn cw. dont even have to jack it up or r...
by tardcart
Fri May 31, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 1987 760 Walbro 255 In-Tank Fuel Pump Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: 1987 760 Walbro 255 In-Tank Fuel Pump Upgrade

the last picture looks like your holding a stick of dynamite. don't take that to the bank with you. It could be it is one- with 60 pounds at the tank. even fuel injection hose is only 45 rated. there is a reason the main pump has metal banjo fittings and hard plastic line. also the return line will ...
by tardcart
Thu May 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 S60 T5 Long Crank after sitting
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: 2001 S60 T5 Long Crank after sitting

5 seconds will do it if loosing pump up as most do. put your seat belt on during this time and turn the radio down from last nights high volume coming back from the pub. Your starter will last a lot longer. What wont it start on propane? does it automatticly switch from gas to propane? Im guessing t...
by tardcart
Thu May 30, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Went to start my 850 after the winter -- lights on on but no starter at all!
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Went to start my 850 after the winter -- lights on on but no starter at all!

You did press the brake pedal before shifting? if so, the brake switch could be stuck. I think it also does the brake lights so see if they work. the cruise control brake switch is next to it.
by tardcart
Thu May 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sellers not interested in selling...A little venting here...
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Sellers not interested in selling...A little venting here...

well it costs 15 cents a mile just for gas 3.00/[email protected], more for my turbo with premium. insurance is 800$/8000miles so is 10 cent a mile. tires 500/30000miles 1.5cents. parts and batteries $800/8000mi is 10 cents a mile. so with zero acquisition cost you are spending 36.5 cents a mile. just throw...
by tardcart
Thu May 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Went to start my 850 after the winter -- lights on on but no starter at all!
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Went to start my 850 after the winter -- lights on on but no starter at all!

you should own a charger. you need good voltage to snap the solenoid down onto the switch after sitting. once you buy a charger, leave it on over night and if that doesn't do it try banging the starter while some one tries to crank it. You might have to get used to the idea the car is a parts car an...
by tardcart
Thu May 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: DIY 2004 V70 Sachs Quick Strut (FCPEuro)
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: DIY 2004 V70 Sachs Quick Strut (FCPEuro)

with out knowing more about the springs and bearing Im thinking I would rather have rusty volvo than new aftermarket.
by tardcart
Wed May 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sellers not interested in selling...A little venting here...
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Sellers not interested in selling...A little venting here...

I got my 850 at an estate sale. Until that time I had no inkling I wanted a front wheel drive Volvo. Low milage but outside its entire life and under a tree undriven for three years. mice had eaten the expensive plastic fuel line. very few show up on clist any more. I don't think I would ever own an...
by tardcart
Sun May 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear main seal change/clutch removal -850 Manual
Replies: 16
Views: 15762

Re: Rear main seal change/clutch removal -850 Manual

I don't think it would make sense to do that, you would be dropping the rack and front suspension down along with the engine.Then you would still have to lift the trans off the subframe. It makes more sense to go up with the engine trans unit and separate it on the floor, or go up with the engine le...
by tardcart
Sun May 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)
Replies: 78
Views: 2585

Re: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)

über Lyft? you better get your hormone level checked. You might be depressed.
by tardcart
Sun May 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)
Replies: 78
Views: 2585

Re: When it's time to move on (and what did you buy?)

cars find you, not the other way around. But you have to be open to it. just wait. hopefully the police wont beat you mistaking you for a hippie due to the condition of your car.
show them your portfolio.
by tardcart
Sun May 26, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice please tranmission not engaging
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Advice please tranmission not engaging

I would keep an eye out for a used transmission. I haven't done the job but am told removing the valve body is as much work as changing the trans and much less likely to solve the problem.
by tardcart
Sun May 26, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 fuel tank lock ring
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: 850 fuel tank lock ring

despite what Vadis may say, its the nut that shrinks.not the tank/ Original instructions are to disguard and buy new iff left off for several days. I would try soaking the nut in gas over night. or many just put it in a container with a little gas to fume it for several days. I know the nut expands ...
by tardcart
Sat May 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice please tranmission not engaging
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Advice please tranmission not engaging

most cases of no drive are either burnt clutches or open solenoids. burnt clutches are caused by driving in limp mode which is third gear due to some idiot at Volvo. this is usually from a PNP switch in cold weather error. sticky solenoids happen any time and the car won't move. neither will resolve...
by tardcart
Sat May 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Door handle not engaging
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Door handle not engaging PLEASE HELP

get a used one from the back door of a car since its been used less. . 960 same up to 95. oil every thing while in there. these are a weak point for volvo.
by tardcart
Sat May 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: V70 2004 in serious trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: V70 2004 in serious trouble

the only thing that will blow oil out the dipstick is valve made a hole in the piston due valve breakage, or timing belt skipping putting a valve through the piston, or head gasket blew through to an oil galley. over heating and PCV blockage would only cause vapor out the dipstick. Plus it sounds fu...
by tardcart
Sat May 25, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Car turns over but won't start. Smell gas
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Car turns over but won't start. Smell gas

90% of the time its the fuel pump when you have hard starting. You will have to take the pressure at the rail if you want to illuminate that.
40 psi minimum, 50 when cranking preferred. since you smell gas it could be a problem with the regulator or return line back at the tank.
by tardcart
Sat May 25, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

that car must have sat for years. Rust is very tough. I thought the pads would wear it off on a vehicle that sat, and they never did.
by tardcart
Sat May 25, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New Member New to Volvo
Replies: 42
Views: 1551

Re: New Member New to Volvo

do the "glove test" For PCV pressure. the oil light points toward the sensor being bad or disconnected
by tardcart
Fri May 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Part under the battery
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Part under the battery

looks great. assume cruise working?
by tardcart
Fri May 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: ABS fault causing intermittent sinkingbrakepedal-960
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: ABS fault causing intermittent sinkingbrakepedal-960

I think you were right to get the master cylinder, thats normally the only thing that produces a sinking pedal. However, I have never seen one go bad. also they usually do this on cold mornings, not when its hot like now. When my abs makes a pumping noise and lites up the dash, the pedal gets harder...
by tardcart
Fri May 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Part under the battery
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Part under the battery

cruise control vac pump. Interestingly these go back at least to the 940. didn't know they were still being used on the 98 cars.
by tardcart
Fri May 24, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Wheel bearing Hub puller
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Wheel bearing Hub puller

You don’t pull the front wheel bearing off the hub. people are getting mixed up, the original question is if he needs a puller to get the hub assembly out of the knuckle. Often they are rusted in place and have to be beaten out (discard) or use a slide hammer. Use a three jaw to push back the axel ...
by tardcart
Thu May 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need help with strange issue
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Need help with strange issue

if it fits I think so. don't recognize that mount brand. This is a very easy mount to replace so try it. 1/4 inch higher would level the engine better anyhow. compare it to existing. I don't think they made a 850R AWD. Its hard to believe some one swapped out the rear and exhaust and engine mounts e...
by tardcart
Thu May 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: New Member New to Volvo
Replies: 42
Views: 1551

Re: New Member New to Volvo

you wife is the first woman who even looks at the dash that I know of. All mine turn the volume up on the radio to mask the dying sounds from a transmission left in low on the freeway. Few people besides my self know that that a car can go 65 in low gear. Your real concern is once a woman thinks the...
by tardcart
Thu May 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: Timing belt questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3088

Re: Timing belt questions

my friends 06 xc90 had 180k before my pleas made him change it and he was pissed because the timing belt looked brand new. that was ;last year so rest easy. maby at 100k.
by tardcart
Thu May 23, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Wheel bearing Hub puller
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Wheel bearing Hub puller

I misunderstood, thats a great way to push the axle back. I thought you were using it to pull the bearing (if frozen in knuckle)
by tardcart
Thu May 23, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Wheel bearing Hub puller
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Wheel bearing Hub puller

I don't think its a good idea to place the center of the three jaw puller on the drive shaft. they were not designed for high side load. If its stuck as most are, a slide hammer mounted on a harmonic balancer remover would be best. Great early video Orange.
by tardcart
Thu May 23, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Power Mods For 850 Turbo
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Power Mods For 850 Turbo

IPD's tune is very nice, but they should have been less conservative. it adds about 30hp with stock exhaust and intercooler. Milage is the same. high price though. boost is around 12lbs. You can mess with the waste gate and get a little more but the 15g runs out of huff at open throttle max rpm.. . ...
by tardcart
Wed May 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!

Where is their link? wanted to link through for some parts.
by tardcart
Tue May 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The second heater core...
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: The second heater core...

I agree that Volvo braded parts owned by china are not the same as the original unless its old stock. However that core doesn't even fill out the space correctly and needs extra foam to keep the airflow from bypassing the coil on the sides if I remember right. also I think the ports are too on the r...
by tardcart
Tue May 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 855 T5 Sluggish boost build, Wastegate?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: 1996 855 T5 Sluggish boost build, Wastegate?

If you look closely that's a home made restrictor shoved into the vacuum nipple,, It appears to be a piece of break line end. now I have to scratch my head as to if thats good or not. it would slow the reaction but still reach max limit of overboots. I would think it would allow boost to come on dan...
by tardcart
Tue May 21, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hot Metal Smell Coming From Rear of Car
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Hot Metal Smell Coming From Rear of Car

You know the smell of burning asbestos, its un mistakable. Im not aware of a clogged cat smelling. an overheated one from rich mix smells hot but not the same smell.
by tardcart
Mon May 20, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Difference between Sachs and OEM struts?
Replies: 31
Views: 8558

Re: Difference between Sachs and OEM struts?

[quote=oragex post_id=432189 time=1488033196 user_id=54954] I'll throw in my 2c. I don't think any Sachs offer the same feeling as the original Volvo ones. They furnished the original equipment, but it doesn't mean they sell the exact same product in aftermarket with the same quality of internals. W...
by tardcart
Mon May 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loaner Tool - Volvo part #: 9995497
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: Loaner Tool - Volvo part #: 9995497

oil soaked rubber separates the men from the boys. PVC hoses, turbo hoses, lower mounts. I think rein would be fine back there where its dry (oil) but I dont have any experience to back that up. some one here will. Rein did supply Oem motor mounts(?)
by tardcart
Mon May 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hot Metal Smell Coming From Rear of Car
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Hot Metal Smell Coming From Rear of Car

Ive had intermittent seized caliper on my p80 up front, I think it was some glitch in the antilock tracks system pressurizing the caliper for traction control since the caliper moved fairly easily, though not like new. It hasn't happened since I replaced them though. If you checked them when cold, i...
by tardcart
Mon May 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Auction - 1995 850
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Auction - 1995 850

It could have been 3150, I wasn't able to see the knock down price if some one bid the last 4 seconds.
by tardcart
Sun May 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Auction - 1995 850
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Auction - 1995 850

with 5 seconds left it was at an astounding 3450, they dont give the sales price once its over. Callahan wins with 2200 guess.
by tardcart
Sun May 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Auction - 1995 850
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Auction - 1995 850

so far the 1001 bid has it but only 4 hours and 47 dollars from the 1400 bid by glen. doubt there will be big action at the end
by tardcart
Sat May 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: looking for a V90 960 wagon loo
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: looking for a V90 960 wagon loo

maby a 95 and earlier, dont have the ugly round look and painted bumpers. the six cylinder is such a dog and poor milage. If you can find one, You wont have to get I line to buy it.
by tardcart
Sat May 18, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Power Steering Line Replacement Question
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Power Steering Line Replacement Question

If I did it over again on my p80 I would not have used the cheapest- rock auto rack since its so much work to put it in. I had to do it twice and send the first back due to a bent input shaft. assume it was from an accident doner.(second one been fine 1 year now) I would get one from the junk yard i...
by tardcart
Sat May 18, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

I agree, if its piston slap the only possibility is bent rod, but I can't imagine enough gas accumulating at starting speed to hydrolock, and in this case, or any case of piston slap there would be lower compression in that cylinder.
by tardcart
Fri May 17, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: PCV Blues
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: PCV Blues

if you are sure the PTC hole is open, then its the hose. either clogged breather or broken vacuum.
by tardcart
Thu May 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

Interesting, do you think the leaky injector washed down the cylinder and caused enough wear to cause piston slap? In my experience piston slap is noticeable under load at low rpm, not at idle? and its worse when hot. strange diagnosis. Upper rod pin wear is worse when cold and is more of a tick. Bu...
by tardcart
Thu May 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!
Replies: 21
Views: 1184

Re: FCP back on MVS as a Sponsor!

christ! who's kneecap got broken? Did you have to promise to buy all the stuff in your save for later cart?
by tardcart
Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Auction - 1995 850
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Auction - 1995 850

$1400 - Why is there so nany Volvos in Connecticut? Rich sporty people. these things were 35,000 in 1995 dollars. 1995 was a recession period too. 88 to 99 if I remember right.then three good years and then dot bomb 2002. a couple good years then 2007. now its due again. Please shoot me. this time ...
by tardcart
Wed May 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need help with strange issue
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Need help with strange issue

is it all wheel drive? If so, sounds like bad rear drive shaft. but I haven't had much experience with p2
by tardcart
Wed May 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Auction - 1995 850
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Auction - 1995 850

lets do a under over competition. winner gets to brag. Hmm, people are over these cars, but Connecticut was a stronghold, Has wrong radio, and dreaded EGR, any chance this was a LPT turbo GLT? I dont think they made them yet. 1850$ my guess. doubt that was the first timing belt a110K and 20 years, i...
by tardcart
Wed May 15, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do you prevent wheel/ tire theft?
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: How do you prevent wheel/ tire theft?

If you take your car to STS tire and ask them to rotate the tires, they will put the lugs on with a big air gun, if the bolts don't break no one will be able to get those lugs off unless they have 190 psi and a 3/4" impact. most customers find this out when they have a flat on the side of the road.
by tardcart
Wed May 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Inquiry

most of these cars are sold due to head gasket problems. perhaps you should stuff the person who sold it to you. If you decide to get the new head gasket (ill-advised) you cant just use any mechanic. It has to be a shop that knows Volvos or you will have paid for a learning experience for your mecha...
by tardcart
Wed May 15, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is ok to use Dex6 in these P80 cars? The red bottle stuff?
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Re: Is ok to use Dex6 in these P80 cars? The red bottle stuff?

Ill bet the original poster back in 2016 no longer has the car due to transmission problems due do to aggressive solvents in the new formulation making goo out of the rubber parts.
by tardcart
Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mystery hose from near firewall 96 850 turbo
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Mystery hose from near firewall 96 850 turbo

ill look in the mornqng but thats either one of the cowel drains or the fuse box drain?
by tardcart
Tue May 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 240 series oddometer
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: 240 series oddometer

at least the odometers work on the early cars. You cant believe any milage on the 960 940 850 etc. I ignore the odometer and look at the seats. But there were lots of rich old ladies that owns 240s and they just sat in the garage, if you live in an affluent area. but they are expensive. getting scar...
by tardcart
Tue May 14, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: v70 1998 coolant loss mystery p0303 code Head gasket?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: v70 1998 coolant loss mystery p0303 code Head gasket?

do a compression test to see if there is low compression in two adjacent cylinders. If so scrap. if not, put 5 AC DELCO radiator tablets in the expansion tank or better in the hose for the radiator. Its only wheat and will not clog anything but works to seal small cooling head leaks. then put 50/50 ...
by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil in plugs
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Oil in plugs

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by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: roof rack for S70/V70/850
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Wanted: roof rack for S70/V70/850

whoops, doubtful.
by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air Coming from Vents After Car Turned Off
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: Air Coming from Vents After Car Turned Off

nix the above, your car has evap. coil drying feature that will run the fan until it's happy.
by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Air Coming from Vents After Car Turned Off
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: Air Coming from Vents After Car Turned Off

Im not familiar with whether the fan is computer controlled on your year. but on the earlier cars that would indicate an ignition switch problem (still in position 1). See if the radio and whippers also work with key off.
by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil in plugs
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Oil in plugs

the head vent hose almost looks like it has a hole drilled in it on the top? It should be oiteker clamped tight and no cracks or holes. its under about 10 pounds of pressure when the turbo is kicked in even with an unclogged PTC. due to blow by and turbo pressure traveling down the vacuum line from ...
by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil in plugs
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Oil in plugs

sometimes you need a new cap besides the cap rubber even with functioning PVC. but thats a weakness of these cars. supposed to be serviced at 60k miles I think. (PVC}
by tardcart
Mon May 13, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Non-Volvo car chat megathread
Replies: 141
Views: 12793

Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

I have never heard of a Buick flamingo and I can see that seat. could never rotate do to its width. Appears to be a skylark.
by tardcart
Sun May 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

He's long gone, now its a cheap timing belt/old rubber discussion.
by tardcart
Sun May 12, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

ok, got my rock auto 8.55 dollars total belt. 2010 stock made in Germany. that means its out of warranty. Ill put it in a customers car.
by tardcart
Sun May 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door Water Leak
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Door Water Leak

I cant even imagine living where the wind could bend a volvo door. How do you keep the doors on your house? I remember doing a job three days in 30mph wind and I almost went crazy.
by tardcart
Sun May 12, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Cleaning out cooling fins? V70R
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Cleaning out cooling fins? V70R

a pressure washer will deform the fins. they are delicate. even a hose on full stream will too.
by tardcart
Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace crank seal and oil pump seal
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Replace crank seal and oil pump seal

You didnt say why you need this, but almost all seal leaks involve pressure in the crankcase or cheap seals put in for no real reason.
by tardcart
Fri May 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Really foggy windows
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Really foggy windows

best to order online a Bahr or volvo heater core. dont source local or allow your mechanic to decide.
by tardcart
Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 2.4LNew Cylinder Heads needed , source?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: 850 Cylinder Heads

also did you use this opportunity to do the breather maintenance?
by tardcart
Fri May 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 2.4LNew Cylinder Heads needed , source?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: 850 Cylinder Heads

one question, did they want your damaged head in exchange? did you tel them it was toast or are you waiting for a refund if they accept it?
by tardcart
Fri May 10, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: clunking noise from brakes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: clunking noise from brakes?

a clunk wouldn't be the pad slop, that would be a small tink. The suspension is twisting forward as you brake, thats attached to the sub frame and strut. maby the subframe bushings or bolts are loose? but I think its coming from slowing the rotational mass of the drive line. and some problem there. ...
by tardcart
Fri May 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Behr Hella 1/4 twist style radiator drain plug, replacement Not availlable
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: radiator drain plug

[quote=mar Do you have original radiator? What kind of engine do you have? The petcook om the picture does not fit. Is just for reference only. I was informed at Volvo dealer that Behr Hella was suplier to Volvo. [/quote] Its a 96 turbo. it had 135k miles when I got it so could be original radiator.
by tardcart
Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Behr Hella 1/4 twist style radiator drain plug, replacement Not availlable
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: radiator drain plug

you won't be able to find a plug for it to buy so dont waste any time on that. Hopefully some one here has one if yours is broken
by tardcart
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Behr Hella 1/4 twist style radiator drain plug, replacement Not availlable
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: radiator drain plug

there should be two o-rings, one each side of the drain hole. Unfortunately its hard to fine o rings at a store. 1/8" wide is easy, but 1mm or 1/16 is hard. Is that the only problem o rings? You mechanic should have a drawer of them left over rorm transmission rebuilds etc
by tardcart
Thu May 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Behr Hella 1/4 twist style radiator drain plug, replacement Not availlable
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: radiator drain plug

my 96 850 has a turn and pull like that, but ive noticed there are many different radiators even used by volvo let alone aftermarket.
the bungs to the turbo cooler and trans cooler differ too. I can't pull it out to look obviously.
by tardcart
Thu May 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 2859

Re: 1999 S70 "AWD" Rescue Thread

drivers side only on the hood latch. cant on pass side
by tardcart
Thu May 09, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC P0330 (Knock Sensor)
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: 1998 V70XC P0330 (Knock Sensor)

side note, I replaced my metal to metal pass. engine mount and felt like the car was faster. It may have been setting off the knock sensor. the top of you engine should be flat not sloped to the pass side. very easy and cheap repair.
by tardcart
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Oil leak after routin oil change
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Oil leak after routin oil change

coincidence. though a light viscosity or synthetic will turn 1 drip into 3.
by tardcart
Wed May 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Hot amrrest, transmission issue ?
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Hot amrrest, transmission issue ?

as stated above, you have two problems, rich mix causing hot burn off in the cat and no shield. replace the ox sensors and maby skip the shield. Has you milage been lower?
by tardcart
Wed May 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC P0330 (Knock Sensor)
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: 1998 V70XC P0330 (Knock Sensor)

I would guess 87 would be 89 at 5000 feet. still shy of 93. You would only have knock full throttle. but since power is down 15% you would need full throttle to pass. especially with people going 90 in the snow like Ive seen and enjoyed. dry snow is a pleasure to drive on mixed with some gravel, but...
by tardcart
Wed May 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC P0330 (Knock Sensor)
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: 1998 V70XC P0330 (Knock Sensor)

87 will definitely trigger the knock sensor hard acceleration. but it should just retard the timing and not set a code. I am not sure if repeated signals sets a code or if the computer cant find the right resistance meaning bad sensor/connection. I think you can get under there to replace w/o removi...
by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need MVS family location for parts project in eastern PA
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Need MVS family location for parts project in eastern PA

some one with out a wife would be best so another volvo up on blocks doesn't cause a divorce. fortunately there are no laws in scranton about derelict vehicles.
by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Have power, won't turn over Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Have power, won't turn over Topic is solved

see if you can clear the codes and then start it in neutral instead of park. The computer may have locked out starting from a bad PNP input . If your reader wont do transmission interface try disconnecting the battery. I don't know anything about the parameters of the p2
so just a guess.
by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tie Rods and LCA Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Tie Rods and LCA Topic is solved

Its very hard to tell front from rear, and moving the out of round/balanced tire around wont cure it. but assuming they all spun up good, and you fell its the front, and soft parts are good on the suspension, that leaves the axel or hub bearing. You have to pull the axel to check the hub unfortunate...
by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

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by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

fop has a cheesy one uses the spark plug as the fulcrum anchor which raises the question how you put air or rope in the cylinders? Valve Spring Compressor Tool Kit - CTA Tools 2112 Part #: CTA-2112 AVAILABLE Ships in 1 business day Will this fit my car? What does this include? When will this ship? P...
by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

it a hard enough job. better get the tool. I haven't done it. rope or air in the cylinder. Report post Posted May 14, 2011 I purchased this tool for the job, it's a Schley Products Number 91400A. (I'm a tool loon, if I need it once I buy it), you can most likely rent one. Made the job much easier. I...
by tardcart
Tue May 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

nothing could cause that, there is lots of slack and that looks pulled apart. if the head were ungrounded maby it would effect your sensors or injectors, though I dont see how with all the head bolts and exhaust it could be ungrounded. but hook that back up and see what happens. just vice gip it bac...
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

just ordered one. its cheaper to get one than two as it goes first class which is cheap. 2.99 ship. If you are not scared of old rubber sold cheap,Here are the finest tires ever made, AA traction. free ship and 20 off a pair if you pick them up north Philadelphia . says 2014 but I bought 8 and it wa...
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Batteries + store tells me an alternator doesn't charge a battery...
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Batteries + store tells me an alternator doesn't charge a battery...

you wont get any warranty, a hot battery just off the charger will test fine. If there is a weak or dead cell it would have to sit over night or longer and be tested again and then it will fail. but they wont do tha, and you need a battery to drive. basically pep boys etc will never find a warranty ...
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

Ahmen! I should keep my nose out of 2000 up since I dont know anything about them.
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

so start at the beginning. what did you have the head off for (over heat) (compression problem) (fluids in combustion or combustion in fluids or mixing of fluids) (to do a valve job) or did you only pull the cover to put na cams in and seals? How did you pull the the cover off and down? surface the ...
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

everything is cheap except the pump. I only replace the pump after 200k if its original. If its no name I always replace it. I dont bother with the tensioner as I've never seen a bad one. Just dont stick it in a vise and crank it down fast. so that leave 2 rollers and belt. around 120 for Volvo or I...
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

blue grey is oil. white is break fluid or antifreeze. do you mean like a diesel sound like marbles in a can? or is the exhaust loud? I guess it may be the seals, you dont want to run it too much and clog the cat if its not burning off. Did you check to see if the belt is tight? pull the front cover,...
by tardcart
Mon May 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Fuel Line
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Volvo 850 Fuel Line

is it a nat aspirated or turbo?
by tardcart
Sun May 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

black smoke would be rich mix. check the vac lines to the fuel damper/regulator, or an incorrect MAFF or TPS input. also ox sensor could be bad. try to read codes. no harm in trying starting it if timing belt on properly.
by tardcart
Sun May 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

I think it will start right up and run fine... but maby for the heck of it pull off the front cover and look at the belt first. If it wont run then some questions: what color was the smoke? why did you pull the head? did you surface it or check for flat? did you use all the original parts? new head ...
by tardcart
Sun May 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

see if they are all the same.wet? dry? check around for vac line off,
by tardcart
Sun May 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: After head gasket replacement question!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 558

Re: After head gasket replacement question!!!

the valve seals would not affect compression. They would foul the plugs with oil and there would be lots of smoke. The oil light may have just come on due to the lower rpm before stalling. check the oil, coolant and see if they are mixing. check compression as per above to see if the head gasket sea...
by tardcart
Sun May 05, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

I have seen many belts go for reason of only age. I will say that I haven't seen this in the last 12 years so many belts are better now.
my friend has a t5 in 2006 xc90 and he replaced the belt at 180k and the belt looked like new. He was a little pissed I had bugged him to do it.
by tardcart
Fri May 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another silver V70R owner.
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: Another silver V70R owner.

Dual exhaust! wonder where that came from.
by tardcart
Fri May 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: DIY Wheel Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: DIY Wheel Alignment

couple of thoughts.. You cant really get a good alignment done if you go to any of the shops like STS tire etc. that pay by the job flat rate. an older car will have frozen end links and they will just hand it back to you the same as before with a bill. The only thing that can be adjusted is toe in....
by tardcart
Thu May 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 832

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

Ive never seen a royal. gas was cheaper then and the early 960 are handsome, but the engine is slow and a lot of fan noise etc. My sister bought one new in 93. Its still sitting here. I asked her the other day why she didnt get the 850. she said it cost too much. also they weren't pushed or even pre...
by tardcart
Thu May 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: We (strikethrough) WON BACK FCP as a sponsor !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: We lost FCP as a sponsor

You should have explained how important it was to click through this site when ordering (if it was)
by tardcart
Thu May 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Yup, that's definitely possible. Those alignment machines aren't the greatest though. I did the alignment on my R myself and did better than my cousin on a Hunter laser alignment rack. I was close, but I was slightly toed out rather than in. He corrected it, but the steering wheel hasn't been strai...
by tardcart
Thu May 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 1879

Re: Cheap Timing Belt Discussion

dont do it in the parking lot after dinner in the dark. You need all your tools, be relaxed, and have a computer to double check stuff. air gun, dont try putting it on by twisting it up into the crank gear with the balancer on. the belts are too stiff and will kink and get nicked. If you used a Gate...
by tardcart
Thu May 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved
Replies: 68
Views: 2023

Re: 850 2.5L 20 V Rescue Topic is solved

good advice to just drive it home. You are more apt to make a mistake under pressure on the side of the road. You could take the one 12mm bolt that holds the cover off and look at the belt for a More relaxing trip. takes 3 minutes. as previously posted, if you have a water pump leak: that can seize ...
by tardcart
Thu May 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 832

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

r There never were a lot of 93s to begin with. [/quote] 93 was some year for volvo, 240. 940. 960 and 850. That would have been a tough choice for a customer to make, Especially for the 850 turbo which was 38,000 dollars which would be the equivalent of maby 80k in now dollars. The only dog there wa...
by tardcart
Wed May 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

good man. it won't be a week unless you used IPD's free shipping and then it will be two weeks. they hold it for a week to learn you a lesson.
by tardcart
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 19
Views: 817

Re: 96' 850 Fuel Pump Question

don't use anything but Bosch. why would you use an off brand thats the same price? You might be advice proof as so many are, which is fine as long as they arnt asking. It will work fine given that statistically none 850s will be on the road in 2 years.
by tardcart
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Water in the intake manifold and intercooler V70 T5
Replies: 22
Views: 1105

Re: Water in the intake manifold and intercooler V70 T5

water was definitely getting in number 4 by how clean the valves and piston are. . You will have to make sure the metal loss under the gasket is taken care of. maby compression is bad in 4 due to prolong=ed operation with water. looks like you ran it a long time this way. might be needing an engine ...
by tardcart
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

skip the boost leak. that would have showed up on the mechanical test. some input to the computer is bad. temp? can you get real time input?
by tardcart
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 832

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

there is not much on a 93 anybody wants. 4 lug rims? like in the hippy days, take the battery and walk away.
by tardcart
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

ok, that leaves the computer, turbo control valve, boost sensor, knock sensor. Ox sensors, and anything throwing a code. also low fuel pressure. since its a volvo ide start with Ox, fuel pressure, and if possible another computer with known boost either stock R or pals tune. or just disconnect the w...
by tardcart
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

To see if its mechanical, disconnect the turbo control valve line to the wastgate and see what boost you have. dont juice it below 2500 rpm. If its still the same then its the wastgate stuck open, weak spring on the compressor dump diaphragm, bad bearings, or clogged inter cooler or opening in high ...
by tardcart
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

sorry to hear it. what was the problem you are after, and what work did it occur after?
by tardcart
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

"Mounted 4 new tires(Potenza RE980AS," The bridgestones are very good. esp. the Pole position Potenza family. The traction is denominal. (spell check error) How did you decide on the 980as? I just got the 970as but had trouble finding them, maby they are discontinued. saw some negative reviews on th...
by tardcart
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4033
Views: 375397

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Gromet would cause MASS meter problems due to enter non meter air.
by tardcart
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pulled the cylinder head B5254T
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Pulled the cylinder head B5254T

we dont know if the seals are good, people are afraid to try them. Probably they would be be better than 20 year old Volvo ones. rubber parts in a hot oil bath really have to be right. Dont use any valve compound. lapping the valves ruins the undercut on the seats. take each valve out and wire brush...
by tardcart
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 n/a into 850r
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: V70 n/a into 850r

I dont have any first hand experience, but would add that to get all the little parts like boot and console, computer clutch line, its best to get a 850 whole car manual trans.
by tardcart
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pulled the cylinder head B5254T
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Pulled the cylinder head B5254T

why did you pull it? interesting 1 or 5 (cant tell which) has different burn pattern. wire brush the deposits off as they cause predestination. ( hate the spell check, not sure if its my computer or this site?)
by tardcart
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)
Replies: 1212
Views: 42797

Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

also has factory tow kit looks like
by tardcart
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 832

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

I never thought of that, maybe the salt ny and nj dump so freely on the road is a back-door no compensation plan to retire old cars. 100 dollars of salt saved 1500 of buyback money. however California may not really be trying to remove old cars, it could be a stealth plan to give tax money to the po...
by tardcart
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

what possible use could be had from any of that information? If your car is worn out you probably knew that, and if not , you knew that too. sounds and smell have already told you the whole story. One thing might be relevant and actionable, Glycol.
by tardcart
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: We (strikethrough) WON BACK FCP as a sponsor !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: We lost FCP as a sponsor

what does "limited" mean? sorry about FCP. They must know something, like that people are over Volvo. Everything is BMW in the foreign DIY. It wont be long until most parts are NA for the older cars, and not needed for the newer ones since nobody can fix them except dealer under warranty. warranty o...
by tardcart
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ac compressor seized
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Ac compressor seized

wait a minute... are you saying you solved the elusive ac compressor delete belt size and routing with out removing the compressor?
by tardcart
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 832

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

next California will pay males to get castrated 1500 a month after they get bored with gun and old car buybacks. as lob pointed out; mining, paint dry ing and plastics being formed and transport from Asia negate all emissions benefits. plus the commute for a years work to pay for the new car.
by tardcart
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: tyrod ends Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: tyrod ends Topic is solved

what's your planned source for a rack? I guess for low budget its best to get a dry junk yard one if you have the time. I put a rock auto rebuilt one in but am waiting for it to fail. would like to try to rebuild one but its hard to get a kit that fits or is any good or inspires confidence. Usually ...
by tardcart
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: tyrod ends Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: tyrod ends Topic is solved

wait. also you might be doing the rack sooner than planned
by tardcart
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Warped Cam Cover?
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Warped Cam Cover?

On the new head; dont bother to hand lap. it doesn't work and makes the contact larger where it meant to be just on the upper edge of the seat, the valves are cut one degree less than the seat . either get a valve job or use it as is.
by tardcart
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Overheating Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Overheating Topic is solved

you dont want to dump a bunch of expensive and toxic glycol on the roadway for no reason. Have you verified it will start?
It can run for a minute with out heating up the engine or hurting anything with no coolant/water.
by tardcart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Overheating Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Overheating Topic is solved

if water is only leaking slowly and the gauge stays cool you can drive it there. skip coolant and use water. take extra with you and use it if necessary.
by tardcart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Warped Cam Cover?
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Warped Cam Cover?

right, It can be line honed as it was at the factory, but the head would have to removed, the cover milled and then line honed and I doubt the result would be good. never scrap stuff until the job is done. (old cover)
by tardcart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 turbo TCV Line diagram help
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: 96 850 turbo TCV Line diagram help

that is the compressor bypass line it goes over to the the intake manifold tree. It sends boost pressure over to open the CBV mechanically depending on the spring installed, 8 pounds of boost stock. its function is to vent boost if you suddenly see a cop during high boost but before the waste gate c...
by tardcart
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Installed a new PNP switch. Still not shifting.
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Installed a new PNP switch. Still not shifting.

usually the PNP switch produces a code gong from park to drive, first to second would be another issue maybe with the shift solenoids that sometimes unstick on their own but you have to clear the code for them to try again. take the battery terminal off if you dont have any thing else to use to clea...
by tardcart
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Overheating Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Overheating Topic is solved

since you only have friends observation there is no way to tell duration severity. Most people know to turn the car off if they are lucky enough to glance down and see the gauge in time. This is not a time to limp home. Usually if its in the red, its really way past the red but that's as far as the ...
by tardcart
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: White block cylinders
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: White block cylinders

its odd that only the very top of the bore is worn. lower its like new. Do you run very high rpm or boost? induced pinging?
the piston does a little dance at the top as it changes direction. are all like that? what is the milage?
by tardcart
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: About to look at a 1999 S70, any other tips?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: About to look at a 1999 S70, any other tips?

dont look at a car in the rain. tell him if you get there and the engine is warm you are going home. check rack boots for oil. Unfortunately you cant tell the state of the head gasket until you own it, but look at the color of the resivour. dont buy an all wheel drive. the drive shafts go and cost a...
by tardcart
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

agree, so we are left with normal. all mine tick to lesser or more extent. these are not quiet engines.
by tardcart
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 Volvo with 4" lift?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: 2001 Volvo with 4" lift?

it wouldn't be possible to get the angles on the rack and axes right even if you got the camber right. the axels need to be babied when on an angle and can take full torque only at about 0-15 degrees. It would be like flooring it with the wheel hard over.
by tardcart
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

I guess the sticky valve is best theory so far. what to do about that? snake oil? I had a bunch of old gas and figured a 86 chevy truck can burn anything. really stank and then two valves stuck and bent the push rods. It was like burning varnish. so excess gas could cause sticky/carbon build up in t...
by tardcart
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

it sounds like he is not using the car, so I think its just a coincidence. a sticky valve would do that too, good idea. But would that go away when warm and then return?
by tardcart
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 base 0410 code causing high idle, poor fuel economy
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: 850 base 0410 code causing high idle, poor fuel economy

when you removed the supplemental air pump and valve you didnt get a CL? The computer should have been looking for voltage to the pump I think. You may need a non SAS CPU. However since you were working in the area of the throttle body, are you sure its not hitting anything and closing at idle? or t...
by tardcart
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine problem
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Engine problem

The numbers will be low since the intake won't be open, but it will show if one cylinder is bad. also you may see coolant spit out a spark plug hole. If you dont have a comp. tester now, you could turn it over with the plugs out and see if its spitting coolant.
by tardcart
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine problem
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Engine problem

ok good, you have removed the cams. do the compression test.
by tardcart
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine problem
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Engine problem

Removing the cam cover is pretty extreme. They dont just jump back on there. dont crank the engine with it off. There is no way to diagnose it now. This may be the end unless you are up to replacing it. decide weather you can do that and then we can chip away at what it could be. sounds like the hea...
by tardcart
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Blue smoke upon acceleration, after decelerating in gear, M66
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Blue smoke upon acceleration, after decelerating in gear, M66

You did the impossible getting the magnet off the valve. your back must hurt bending over the engine that long. Just run it as-is while you keep an eye out for another engine. If you ever take the head off report what damage if any you observe from the electrode loss cylinders. another thing to not ...
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

I dont know where I got that from- it seemed impossible. sorry
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo S80 Forum - First Generation 1999-2006
Topic: Power loss
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Power loss

I don't know your year, but the bad alternator will set lots of unrelated codes. You probably should just have cancelled them and not replaced anything, now that you have replaced components you may have to have them programmed. You could try putting the old ones back.
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Question about Crank Timing Marks 99' S70 NA

you got it just in time. You should probably do the water pump and rollers if this is the second belt. refer to old posts on what brand to use. dont worry too much about the exact position, it will all move a little as you put the belt on. just make sure in the end after rotating clockwise facing th...
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

at sea level its comp ratio(13.5) x atmospheric pressure 14.7lbs/sq/in=198psi.
I consider that Volvo is running a grocery getter at 13.5 comp. ratio an engineering feat. and on regular gas.
I cant see how that is possible. its should detonate and diesel.
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 13t boost questions
Replies: 99
Views: 3387

Re: 13t boost questions

may be you are right. I feel like something is shutting me down on a 2.3t with IPD tune otherwise stock. I assumed it was the knock sensor. would be nice to get real time interface with the computer to know what its thinking (too lean- ox sensor, or pump volume low) (knock detected) or maby the 15g ...
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 13t boost questions
Replies: 99
Views: 3387

Re: 13t boost questions

Your not listening, you dont need a tune for the first build, just the HPT CPU and the 15G. exhaust and RIP kit are bonus. That will get you to 250 area since you have more displacement and a 9-1 comp.ratio. However your knock sensor will definitely put the breaks on after a few seconds of boost. fo...
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

tried to put pic of manual in but failed, where it said when cold 15 minutesticking is perfectly normal. what is the trick to putting pics up?
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

calculated for 13.5 compression ratio is only 198psi with zero leak down. dont see how you could get over that. /Users/chriskeep/Desktop/HPIM5348.jpg
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

I was wrong it looks like, do they difererentiat for turbo and NA, which has higher compression?
by tardcart
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1166

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

forget it, ticking is normal. In the owners manual it even says ticking or up to 15 minutes is completely normal. You can't hydrolock with a leaky injector. You cant have 200 lbs compression unless ¥ou have a diesel. You are not supposed to start the engine for a compression check, at cranking speed...
by tardcart
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Runs/Drives Doomed for Scrap
Replies: 53
Views: 1285

Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

you couldn't tow a volvo with a volvo unless its the 7000 pound xc90. they are too heavy. you cant tow any car with the similar car. A volvo Behind a 3/4 ton is even scary.
by tardcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5t timing belt broken need help with leakdown test
Replies: 27
Views: 808

Re: 2.5t timing belt broken need help with leakdown test

you can never get lucky if the belt broke, not just skipped three teeth. Even at idle. skip all the testing and just make a decision on if you want to do the job of removing the head and replacing at least 8 valves. you would have to do it as not worth paying for it along with risk they'll do it wro...
by tardcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5t timing belt broken need help with leakdown test
Replies: 27
Views: 808

Re: 2.5t timing belt broken need help with leakdown test

should add; compression test after retiming. that means a new pump and belt, which is still less work than R&R cam cover.
by tardcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2.5t timing belt broken need help with leakdown test
Replies: 27
Views: 808

Re: 2.5t timing belt broken need help with leakdown test

Thats a big job just for a leak down test. though you may be doing it anyway if most likely valves are bent. There is nothing wrong with a compression test for this diagnosis. The problem will be highly noticeable like 0 to 50 psi if you have had contact. Tell us the pump name for hall of shame.
by tardcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Runs/Drives Doomed for Scrap
Replies: 53
Views: 1285

Re: PSA: Doylestown, PA 1999 Volvo S70 AWD Doomed for Scrap

Im just across the river, do you live near Doylestown? Im only doing 850 so ignore great deals like that unless it were a t5 wagon manual maby. I dont know if you noticed the five speed 850 in phia? it had to be gone today but I dont have a trailer nor long-distance AAA. seeing them less and less. w...
by tardcart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Positive Temp Coefficient Nipple "PTC VALVE" To drill, or not to drill
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: P80 Positive Temp Coefficient Nipple "PTC VALVE" To drill, or not to drill

Im glad to finely know what PTC stands for, though I've forgotten already. Although I once thought it made sense to enlarge the hole, now I don't, though its reason to be is not clear. I do think that a one way valve should be put on the small vac line from the manifold to allow vac only and no turb...
by tardcart
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T5 Fuel, speed, and odometer not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 1157

Re: 97 850 T5 Fuel, speed, and odometer not working.

It sounds like you need three different things. fuel pump/sender R&R, new ignition switch, and gears for odometer. Its nice to hope one thing is wrong....with a volvo its going to be all three plus you will cause another problem when you fix these, so 4 total. The only thing hooked to position 1 is ...
by tardcart
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Service light mystery Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 1179

Re: Check engine light mystery Topic is solved

strange, did you also check for pending faults? its a different check in the menu. but I doubt thats it. something odd in the transmission or ECU or wiring would seem most likely. I know that doesn't narrow down much.
by tardcart
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 turbo oil line RR 9458504
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: 1999 V70T5M56 turbo oil line RR 9458504

Do they let you drive on the beach there? extreme corrosion. Nice write up on an often out of sight out of mind but important maintenance. now the water line.
by tardcart
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 13t boost questions
Replies: 99
Views: 3387

Re: 13t boost questions

erik, good advice, but would that have to be a 4.4 ECU from a 97 98 t5? could he use a 4.3 from a 96 850? would he even notice a difference if he didn't increase to 15g?