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by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70: anybody use MOOG control arms?
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: 2000 V70: anybody use MOOG control arms?

I will echo others on her about Moog. I have Moog control arms on m 2007 Ford Escape and have done quite well. I have a cousin who works for Ford and he told me when you purchase Moog, they typically have a O/E equivalent part and a cheaper part. So when I bought my control arms for the Escape, Moog...
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECU: Automatic vs Manuel ECU
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: ECU: Automatic vs Manuel ECU

Thanks Erik. I found one from an automatic s70 T5 on craigslist for $50. Didn't know if it would work or not though.
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECU: Automatic vs Manuel ECU
Replies: 2
Views: 357

ECU: Automatic vs Manuel ECU

I have a 98 S70 T5 5 speed and would like to dabble with the ecu now that the software for the motronic 4.4 is free. With that, I'm having a hard time finding an ecu with numbers that match mine. Would another ecu from an automatic 98 S70 T5 work or even from an 850? Any help would be greatly apprec...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacement CV boots for crenulated retainer? Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 2087

Re: Replacement CV boots for crenulated retainer? Topic is solved

I have a 1994 850 n/a manual and can concur that the clip if not compressed properly will not seat properly. Happened to me and had to use a gear puller to yank the damn thing out. With that, when I had to repair the tear on my 98 S70 T5 manual, I didn't take it out. I followed Robert's video and re...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Aluminum Radiator and DO88 Radiator feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Aluminum Radiator

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like I'll stick with O/E.
by shaker_chi
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Aluminum Radiator and DO88 Radiator feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Aluminum Radiator

Thanks for the feedback. As suspected, too good to be true.
by shaker_chi
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Aluminum Radiator and DO88 Radiator feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

P80 Aluminum Radiator and DO88 Radiator feedback

Has anyone every picked up one of these aluminum radiators on Ebay? I purchased an aluminum intercooler last year for my 98 S70 T5 manual. The aluminum version is a bit wider than the O/E, but I managed to squeeze it in. Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated. The $220 price tag seems...
by shaker_chi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 Check transmission, Not sure I trust the mechanic
Replies: 13
Views: 5152

Re: 1999 V70 Check transmission, Not sure I trust the mechanic

If you want to save some cash, go out and buy the transmission fluid yourself and pay an indy mechanic to change the fluid out for you. I would buy at least 12 if not 14 quarts. I'm not sure of the top of my head which fluid would be correct, it's been awhile since I've done it. You can print up the...
by shaker_chi
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Belt/pulley/....noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 2422

Re: Belt/pulley/....noise?

A cheap trick to find out what making the noise is spraying some water on the belt while it's squealing. If the squeal goes away, you know its the belt. If it remains, then you know its a pulley. Then spray a bit of water on each pulley to determine which one it is. Now that belt moving all around l...
by shaker_chi
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: CV joint and wheel bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: CV joint and wheel bearing

If your boot is torn just buy the rebuild kit. Last time I did it I didn't even remove the axle from the transmission. The ring on the driver side makes it a pain. Not sure which side you want to work on, but even for a beginner it's about a job that can be done in an afternoon. You may have to get ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A V70 power and mileage improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: N/A V70 power and mileage improvements

Welcome to the world of Volvo tankdog. I had a 1994 850 n/a 5 speed that was an absolute blast to drive. Here were a few of my mods: 1. Put in the 960 throttle plate. It's less restrictive. 2. As previously mentioned, I did the airbox mod and later I put in an open air intake. 3. I adjusted the cams...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 po455 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 98 V70 po455 questions

Don't spend forever trying to find your leak like I did. I ended up taking my 98 S70 to a shop for a smoke test. It took them 10 minutes to find it and fix....$50.
by shaker_chi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another P80 battery question...
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Another P80 battery question...

Check out Costco or Sam's Club. They always have great prices on batteries. I picked up an Interstate there a few years back for $79. Also, great place to buy tires, motor oil and trans fluid.
by shaker_chi
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 S70 readiness monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: 99 S70 readiness monitors

I had the same issue with my 98. It took over 6 weeks for the ecu to show "ready"status. I even did the cycle that you can read about twice a day for weeks. I ended up doing a lot of city driving and it finally kicked in. Call your state EPA and see if they can make an exception for you. When I took...
by shaker_chi
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 - Transmission Issues after 7 miles
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Re: 2000 S70 - Transmission Issues after 7 miles

Check the fluid. It should be a pinkish red. If it's black or dark, go ahead and change it. There is some good instruction on here to do it through the radiator. Pump out 2 quarts, refill and continue until you see the new stuff start coming out. Pretty easy and painless, but very effective. If the ...
by shaker_chi
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Install trip computer 850 T5 -94
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Install trip computer 850 T5 -94

In my 1994 N/A I popped in a trip computer from a 1996 and no go. Looks like the only additional feature in the early 850's was the outside temp.
by shaker_chi
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Install trip computer 850 T5 -94
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Install trip computer 850 T5 -94

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-850 ... ght-71573/

Volvo had 2 different type of speedometers in 1994. This link can explain much better than I.
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coil on plug conversion for distributor cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 4718

Re: Coil on plug conversion for distributor cars?

Any reason why you would want to convert?
by shaker_chi
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loud creaking when turn sharp
Replies: 21
Views: 10460

Re: Loud creaking when turn sharp

Take a look at your ball joints. Does it make the same noise when you turn left and right, or just in one direction?
by shaker_chi
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Creak from steering wheel area
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Creak from steering wheel area

Neil,

I had the same thing on my 94 850 and I could never figure it out.
by shaker_chi
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98V70 na volvo - appears to have died
Replies: 104
Views: 5815

Re: 98V70 na Volvo - appears to have died

Start by scanning the codes and see what you come up with. When was the last time you serviced the PCV system? You could have broken a cam seal and the oil will leak down to make it appear it is coming from the oil pan. Lastly, since the car overheated a few times, you may have blown the head gasket...
by shaker_chi
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cheap coolant silicone hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Cheap coolant silicone hoses

In the world of Ebay, a 98.5% satisfaction rating is pretty bad. I would avoid.
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can someone identify what this switch is? Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Can someone identify what this switch is? Topic is solved

I had that light on my 1994 850 and I took it to the dealer for service and the tech called it the "asshole' light.
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 stalled, won't restart
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: 1998 S70 T5 stalled, won't restart

Yes, you erased the code. I believe there is away to retrieve it, but it takes a code reader that is very expensive. Looks like you are getting fuel. Check your wire that goes from the center of the distributor cap to the ignition coil. It may look good from the outside, but remove it and inspect th...
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year

I had the same issue with my 98 T5. Turned out I had a bad spark plug wire. Take a look at yours, I believe there is a date code on each. Mine were original to the car, so I replaced them with the 8mm IPD version and replaced the plugs with O/E
Volvo plugs. I haven't had the problem since.
by shaker_chi
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Tire Recommendations

Polska,

I used to mount tires for Sam's Club back in the 90's At that time Pirelli by far had the strongest sidewall you could buy. I'm not sure how they are today. Back then we could easily bend the sidewalls of Michelin by hand, not so much with the Pirelli's though.
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Seems to be Burning Oil
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: 1996 850R Seems to be Burning Oil

I would venture to guess oil is getting past the rings. Take a look at your tailpipe and see if you have any oil residue. I had a 1994 n/a with 230,000 and I was burning about a quart between oil changes. This is just my hunch.
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 battery life with out alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: 1994 850 battery life with out alternator

LOL exactly!!! Since my base 1994 did not come with anti theft I had to come up with my own.
by shaker_chi
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 battery life with out alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: 1994 850 battery life with out alternator

I had an alternator die on me and I bought a new battery. It got me home the last 100 miles. Since I had to get to work the next day I alternated batteries. I charged one while I was at work and then swapped it out each day until I put in a new alternator. Turn off EVERYTHING you do not need when dr...
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cell phone mount for the 850
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: Cell phone mount for the 850

They don't. I have a 2007 Ford Escape I use for rideshare. My Volvo is my fun car.
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cell phone mount for the 850
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: Cell phone mount for the 850

I don't mind in the winter because I don't like the hot air blowing directly on me, so I always have the air going to my feet and the windshield.
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Possible bad head gasket? Confused. Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Possible bad head gasket? Confused. Topic is solved

Just curious about your comment " had some more troubles out of it after head job due to sitting before head job" What happened after the car was sitting?
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 850 Upgrade to non-SIPS or wait for SIPS
Replies: 6
Views: 1953

Re: 1993 850 Upgrade to non-SIPS or wait for SIPS

I had an early 1994 850 base with 5 speed and no SIPS. Seats were clothe, not sure if that makes a difference.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cell phone mount for the 850
Replies: 15
Views: 1554

Re: Cell phone mount for the 850

I drive for Uber and Lyft, this is the one I use. Just mounts to the vent and holds your phone with a magnet. You need a case for your phone to slide in the thin sheet of metal.

https://www.amazon.com/WizGear-Universa ... B00PGJWYJ0
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant light on......AGAIN!
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Coolant light on......AGAIN!

If ANY of your parts are from URO.....trash them. I made the mistake of going cheap and picked up a URO coolant tank and it started to leak in less than 6 months.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: no teeth on starter, 1997 Volvo S70 T5, won't turn over by hand
Replies: 18
Views: 6030

Re: no teeth on starter, 1997 Volvo S70 T5, won't turn over by hand

Since the car was donated to you I would bet my paycheck it needs a new PVC system. Before you change the starter, take off the intake manifold and renew the PVC and while you have the intake off replace the starter. It will be much easier. Also, while you are in there inspect your power cable. Woul...
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quickjack system
Replies: 28
Views: 2379

Re: Quickjack system

If I had my car up on that jack I would still put jack stands underneath. Can never be TOO safe.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: no teeth on starter, 1997 Volvo S70 T5, won't turn over by hand
Replies: 18
Views: 6030

Re: no teeth on starter, 1997 Volvo S70 T5, won't turn over by hand

My 1998 S70 T5 was manufactured in 1997. Perhaps Rileyman is referring to this date and not the model year.
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: no teeth on starter, 1997 Volvo S70 T5, won't turn over by hand
Replies: 18
Views: 6030

Re: no teeth on starter, 1997 Volvo S70 T5, won't turn over by hand

Take the spark plugs out, will be easier to turn over. If it won't turn over with the plugs out you have problems. As Neil suggested pour some oil in each cylinder to see if you can free it up. Also, make sure you inspect the plugs when you pull them out. They can tell you what's going on inside.
by shaker_chi
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacement carpet for P80 chassis
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Replacement carpet for P80 chassis

My 94 base does not have sips.
by shaker_chi
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacement carpet for P80 chassis
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Replacement carpet for P80 chassis

Sonic, I was in the same boat a few years ago. I ended up taking the seats out (cloth) and essentially powerwashed the carpet and used a shop vac to suck up the water. It cleaned up very nicely. I also scrubbed and power washed the seats. I have 2 cars so I let it dry out for a couple days before I ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 model year changes 1993 -> 1994
Replies: 20
Views: 2652

Re: Volvo 850 model year changes 1993 -> 1994

My first Volvo was a 94 n/a 5 speed. GREAT CAR. Here are my observations: 1. Mine came with steel wheels and Volvo factory hubcaps, that were made of a rubbery plastic. Still have them if anyone wants them. My early 1994 had 5 lugs as well. 2. In 1993 I believe all 850's were GLT models and came wit...
by shaker_chi
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: inner tie rod removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: inner tie rod removal

Worklist....Welcome to the world of wrenching!!! Don't forget when you order parts that Volvo did not use the same steering rack with all these cars. Not sure of the difference, but a quick search would be helpful. Also, when you attach the new inner tie rods make sure you use thread lock. Here is a...
by shaker_chi
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Running Car Without Battery DONT DO THIS!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Running Car Without Battery

Back in the day, a good way to test your alternator was to jump start the car and then disconnect the battery while it was running. If the car shut off, the alternator was bad. Wouldn't do that with anything built after 1990 though.
by shaker_chi
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Keep it or junk it?
Replies: 45
Views: 5846

Re: Keep it or junk it?

The market value may only be $1,000, but the value to YOU is much more. I would pay to see if its the solenoid and stop there. So one of 2 scenarios will happen: 1. It's a pretty easy fix with the solenoid and if it goes well you have a solid vehicle that will last you at least another 50,000 miles....
by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Outer Tie Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Outer Tie Rod

Thanks for the advice. I reattached the joint and tightened the lock nut. The lock nut didn't budge but it separated from the tie rod, which made it then easier to remove. The good thing is the lock nut stayed in the same position so I didn't have to worry about positioning. I measured it though aft...
by shaker_chi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Outer Tie Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: Outer Tie Rod

No, the lock not is still on there.
by shaker_chi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Outer Tie Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Outer Tie Rod

Working on the suspension of the project car I picked up. It's a 1998 S70 and the outer tie rods are original. I released the ball joint fairly easily, but I am having a hell of a time separating the outer tie rod from the inner tie rod. Sprayed a lot of PB blaster on the joint, but it's difficult t...
by shaker_chi
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98' V70 XC AWD CV Axle Assembly!
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: 98' V70 XC AWD CV Axle Assembly!

Your are a better man than me instarx. Axles are a pretty easy, but the time and parts I have to remove to get to it are what spur me to go with rebuilt O/E. I don't remember exactly what brand aftermarket I bought that went south on me in less than a year. If aftermarket works for you, then stick w...
by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98' V70 XC AWD CV Axle Assembly!
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: 98' V70 XC AWD CV Axle Assembly!

Hate to tell you this, but do NOT skimp on axles. Take the old ones out and rebuild them yourself. Pretty easy and straight forward. Robert has a good video on youtube that helped me out. Anything other than O/E will fail in less than a year (don't ask me how I know).
by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Severe oil leak on S70 glt
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: Severe oil leak on S70 glt

Is that a banjo bolt?
by shaker_chi
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: No warning light for alternator not working
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: No warning light for alternator not working

Same thing happened to me on my 1994 850. Was driving along and then suddenly nothing. Had to buy a new battery to get me home. Never got a warning light.
by shaker_chi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Axle Nut
Replies: 13
Views: 4910

Torque Axle Nut

Been doing a lot of suspension work on the 98 S70 T5 I am trying to bring back to life. I put on a new hub on the driver side. Couple questions about the nut: 1. Can I reuse the old one? When I compare it to a new one, the old version seems to be in 2 parts. 2. What do I torque it to? Lastly, I put ...
by shaker_chi
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Doing a head gasket, front cam seals, timing belt etc.
Replies: 38
Views: 10206

Re: Doing a head gasket, front cam seals, timing belt etc.

I've done the timing belt job 3 times now without ever removing the crankshaft. I was in a bind once though and took my car to the dealer to get it done and I know they removed it. It's a bit of a PIA to get the belt around it, but to me definitely not worth the time and effort of taking it off. Jus...
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak
Replies: 14
Views: 2332

Re: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak

If you have a 98 you may not have the J hose. The early 98's didn't have it. I spent an entire weekend looking for my leak and eventually I bit the bullet and took it to Car X and they smoke tested it for $65.
by shaker_chi
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: N/A Cams in T5 engine

Thanks!!!!! Good info.
by shaker_chi
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: N/A Cams in T5 engine

So whats the bore on the n/a engine? What's the compression ratio on the n/a pistons?
by shaker_chi
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Torque Limiting Stick for Wheel Lugs ?

When I used to work for Sam's Club, we used those sticks with our air guns. We had a set of I think 6 or 7 and we had to look up each manufacturer before we tightened them. Eventually, we went to hand torque wrenches. Before every car left the shop each lug had to be torqued by 2 people.
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: remove axle from transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: remove axle from transmission

Erik, Can you post the picture on here. The picture at volvospeed isn't available anymore. I'm going to be replacing mine in 2 weeks along with the hub.
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: N/A Cams in T5 engine

Since the GLT uses a 2.4 liter motor, isn't it just the normal n/a motor with a low pressure turbo? I would assume it may already have the n/a cams. Not 100% on this though.
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: N/A Cams in T5 engine

I do not. I have read a few things on volvospeed about it, but looking to see if anyone has some "real world" experience with the swap.
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: N/A Cams in T5 engine
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

N/A Cams in T5 engine

So I plan on digging into the head gasket next weekend with the project car. Is it worth picking up some n/a cams while I have everything torn apart or should I just leave well enough alone? I'm leaning towards leaving it as is, but if the consensus is the n/a cam swap is worthwhile I'll take that o...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70 engine head repair gone wrong
Replies: 22
Views: 1674

Re: '98 S70 engine head repair gone wrong

Not sure the source of the noise, but I would love to know your fuel rail set up and why you changed out the OE system.
by shaker_chi
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Would You Do If You Were Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: What Would You Do If You Were Me?

I feel your pain. I had a 1994 850 5 speed with 230,000 miles on it and the straw that broke the camels back was the steering rack. I gave it away to a fellow Volvo enthusiast who recently lost his job. I was in the middle of flipping a house and didn't have the time, plus it was winter here in Chic...
by shaker_chi
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hub Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Hub Issue

Thanks Robert. Watched your video earlier today!!!
by shaker_chi
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hub Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Hub Issue

Yes, the thump increases with speed, so it has something to do with a rotating part. I turn the wheel by hand and don't hear or see anything. There is no obvious rubbing, that's why my first thought was a bad tire. I'll swap out the rim for another one tonight and see what happens. I have the origin...
by shaker_chi
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hub Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Hub Issue

So I picked up a project car and when I drove it home it had a slight thump from the driver side front wheel that gets progressively louder the fast I go. I thought it was the tire or rim because both were in pretty bad shape. I swapped it out for a good rim and tire and still have the same thumping...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recent work axle/trans Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Recent work axle/trans Topic is solved

Where did you get the axle? If it is made in China, just throw it out, go to a boneyard and rebuild an O/E one. If you ordered a new one, did you make sure you got the right one. The manual and automatics are different part numbers. If you bought it from a non Volvo/European place, then they may hav...
by shaker_chi
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver Side Axle
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Driver Side Axle

Thanks for all the feedback!
by shaker_chi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Brake Fluid

Thanks for the info!!!!
by shaker_chi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Brake Fluid

So as I'm tearing into the project car the front brake lines have a LOT of cracks in them. I ordered a set of S/S lines from FCP. Couple questions: 1. Whats the best way to drain and replenish the brake fluid. I am sure the current fluid is original to the car 2. What type of fluid should I use? Tha...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver Side Axle
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Driver Side Axle

Neil,

It's a manual. When you used the chisel I assume you wedged it between the axle and transmission and knocked the axle away from the transmission.
by shaker_chi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver Side Axle
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Driver Side Axle

When I said rebuild kit, I mean the boot kit you can buy online and do it yourself. Just watched a couple videos and doesn't look too hard. I'll give it a shot. I remember removing the driver side axle from my 94 850 and it was difficult to remove because of the locking ring. Any suggestions on how ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver Side Axle
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Driver Side Axle

So was digging into the project car and the boot on the driver side front axle is in need of replacement. I have gone aftermarket in the past and regretted it like most. O/E axles are over $400. How much can I expect to pay to have this one rebuilt? Lastly, is the rebuild kit different for the depen...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear Spring upper spring seat (anchorage)
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Rear Spring upper spring seat (anchorage)

Is it safe to assume that removing the lower bolt to the shock would allow the rear suspension to drop further? Would one need to compress the spring? The last time I did that job I removed the O/E spring and replaced with lowering springs so no need to compress. They just slid right in.
by shaker_chi
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Project Car

Thanks Bugs. Any suggestions or words of wisdom before I jump into it this weekend? How much did it run you to have the machine shop true up your head? Lastly, burnt valves are an issue with these 850's/S70's, when I tear it apart what should I look for? Just a valve that is completely black?
by shaker_chi
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Project Car

I agree Zion. Those turbo lines are a PIA to get to when everything is assembled. I'll definitely refresh the PCV.
by shaker_chi
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Project Car
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Project Car

I picked up a 98 S70 T5 with 230,000 miles on it for $300. It has all the telltale signs of a blown head gasket (coolant in the oil, loss of power, etc. ). This will be my project car for the summer. I was looking at some info on replacing the head gasket and it doesn't look too terribly difficult a...
by shaker_chi
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intake Manifold, which bolt goes where? Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: Intake Manifold, which bolt goes where? Topic is solved

The bolts with the springs on them go with the heat shield that goes on top of the turbo/exaust manifold.
by shaker_chi
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Wheel repaint, color and paint advice?

Gunmetal. Copper is very early 80's and white has too much pop. Gunmetal is subtle, yet cool.
by shaker_chi
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 T5 hard starting when warm
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: 850 T5 hard starting when warm

Hello Feri, Based on your description, I would be willing to be you have a vacuum leak. What method have you been using in your attempt to find them? The most common would be using carb cleaner. Don't forget to spray around the intake manifold and throttle body. The leak may be coming from somewhere...
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo misfiring
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Misfires

I'm assuming since you went to Auto Zone you did not get OE plugs. These cars, especially the turbos are very particular about their plugs. If you don;t want to spend the cash on OE, your 2nd best bet would be copper. Also, check your spark plug wires. If they are original I would suggest replacing ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire size question for 2000 s70
Replies: 14
Views: 1711

Re: Tire size question for 2000 S70

Here is a good link for you to review: https://www.ipdusa.com/techtips/10010/wheel-and-tire-fitment-guide-for-1994-2008-fwd-awd-volvo-models That tire is definitely way too wide for you. I had 225's on my S70 and they rubbed in both the front and back. I bought a set of used Canisto rims from a guy ...
by shaker_chi
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 850 T fuel gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: '96 850 T fuel gauge

Ernie, I had the same issue with my 98 S70. Not sure how it's related, but I also had a large evap leak in my system and it was throwing a code. I had a shop do a smoke test for me for $50 and I had a leak in the evap line under the passenger side near the gas tank. I fixed the line and now my gas g...
by shaker_chi
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: how much power do i want this car to make?
Replies: 76
Views: 8074

Re: how much power do i want this car to make??

If you want to get to 300 HP, the easiest way is an IPD tune and an IPD exhaust system. That will cost you about a little over $1,000 if you buy everything on sale and can easily be done at home. Obviously, before you make these upgrades do a stage 0.
by shaker_chi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: NA intake manifold swap on turbo 850R
Replies: 17
Views: 2617

Re: NA intake manifold swap on turbo 850R

I had no problem passing emissions with my N/A intake. What injectors originally came with your 850R? I thought the whites were stock. Did you get a tune from ARD or IPD yet? Have you noticed an improvement in gas mileage?
by shaker_chi
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head Gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: Head Gasket

As always, thank Robert. Hope all is well with you
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head Gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: Head Gasket

He always throws me a few bucks. He gave me $150 + parts for the PCV. I've never replaced a head gasket on a P80, so I'm up for it. When I was a kid my dad and I rebuilt a Ford 289 Hi Po and we dropped into a 1963 Falcon. So I have some experience rebuilding engines. I told him to watch Robert's vid...
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head Gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Head Gasket

I have a neighbor with a 98 S70 T5 automatic transmission with 170,000 miles. The car overheated a couple times and now has a warped head. Now if you drove the car and watched it idle, there isn't any loping and idles right at 900 RPMs with no hesitation. When I checked the oil though there are whit...
by shaker_chi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2269

Re: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved

Here is a link to a fixer upper in Chicago: Anyone ever hear of a t5-R for a 1998 S70? I thought in 98 it was just called a T-5.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5986613439.html
by shaker_chi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 15 inch mag wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: 15 inch mag wheels

Not sure exactly which wheel you have, but I put on 15" rims from an S60 on to my 1994 850 and the fit was fine. I put P205/55/r15 tires on them as well, so bit wider than stock.
by shaker_chi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My 850 t5 blew a head gasket...
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: My 850 t5 blew a head gasket...

Not sure how many cars you have, but if you have another daily driver, I would tackle it myself. There are a couple writes up here and a few youtube videos as well. Soak in as much as you can and just take your time, take LOTS of pictures and bag and mark all your parts are you tear it down. If you ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 215/60 R 15 tires on a '97 850?
Replies: 18
Views: 1854

Re: 215/60 R 15 tires on a '97 850?

Well it may be a myth, but engineers get paid a lot of money to figure this stuff out and I tend to put my trust in them before "myths". Of course you can run 245s, 255s etc. on a car with snow tires and you will get better traction strictly due to the more aggressive tread. Here is some info from t...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spark Plugs/Wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 6660

Re: Spark Plugs/Wires?

The only spark plug wires I've used other than Bougicords are the 8mm IPD versions. I will concur with others that the best plug you can get for these cars are O/E, but if you are in a pinch I've had good luck with copper versions as well. Otherwise, expect a lot of misfires.
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 215/60 R 15 tires on a '97 850?
Replies: 18
Views: 1854

Re: 215/60 R 15 tires on a '97 850?

First and foremost, if you want to use these as snow tires, the last thing you want to do is go wider (195 mm to 215 mm). In the snow you want a narrower tire to cut through the snow. If you ever see a Volvo 850 with the Gislaved snow tires you will notice they are 185's and obviously have a more ag...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Delta Links: Easier to install in subzero temperatures?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Delta Links: Easier to install in subzero temperatures?

Take it from a guy who lives in Alaska!!! I much rather struggle a bit in the spring or summer time.
by shaker_chi
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Beautiful 850R For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Beautiful 850R For Sale

I saw this today on craigslist and thought I would share it. Not often one sees an 850R with 82,000 miles.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ctd/5957933491.html
by shaker_chi
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: NA intake manifold swap on turbo 850R
Replies: 17
Views: 2617

Re: NA intake manifold swap on turbo 850R

I don't know the science behind the "settling down", but initially I did see quite a difference in torque. To get that back you would have to disconnect the battery every couple of days which would be a pain. Perhaps the ecu "learns" the new airflow and adjusts itself. Sorry, can't answer that one, ...
by shaker_chi
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: NA intake manifold swap on turbo 850R
Replies: 17
Views: 2617

Re: NA intake manifold swap on turbo 850R

I put the n/a intake on my 98 S70 T5 M and initially, I saw an increase in torque, but after about 2 days it settled back down and was really no improvement at all. I must say though, since installing the n/a intake my highway easily exceeds 32MPG with the cruise set at 70. I also have an upgraded i...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vacuum leak? 1994 855T
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Vacuum leak? 1994 855T

Here is a great website to get diagrams and part numbers:


http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/
by shaker_chi
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to purchase round 2
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Looking to purchase round 2

Timing corrected? In other words, I #%#!#^ up and now the engine is shot. I want to unload this car because I have no idea what I'm doing and it needs a new motor. PASS on this one.
by shaker_chi
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rain X Window Treatment
Replies: 24
Views: 2221

Re: Rain X Window Treatment

Does Rain X have the same effect as putting a coat of wax on the windshield?
by shaker_chi
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wheel ID Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Wheel ID Topic is solved

I am 95% sure that you will need a 17" rim to accommodate the 302 mm discs.

Here is an old link that should help:

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... hp?t=28219
by shaker_chi
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 V70 Thermostat tips/tricks Topic is solved
Replies: 39
Views: 7334

Re: DIY: 1998 V70 Thermostat tips/tricks Topic is solved

I stripped mine and used my handy Irwin stripped bolt remover. I replaced mine with hex heads and haven't had any issues.
by shaker_chi
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Changed c70 suspension for s70 suspension now wheels rub against inner guard
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Changed c70 suspension for S70 suspension now wheels rub against inner guard

I would venture to guess you have the Canisto rims from the C70 on your vehicle with P225/45R17. If so, they will be too wide. I put a set on my 98 S70 T5 and both front and back rubbed. The original tires on the S70 were P205/50R16 and then Volvo transitioned to a P205/55R16. I would recommend a P2...
by shaker_chi
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 850 Coolant Recovery Tank Interchange?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 1993 850 Coolant Recovery Tank Interchange?

I have an early base 94 with the 1993 taillights, aluminum control arms, etc. and my tank has a low level sensor on it.
by shaker_chi
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 850 Coolant Recovery Tank Interchange?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: 1993 850 Coolant Recovery Tank Interchange?

Whatever you do, do NOT buy an aftermarket tank. They last about 6 months and will split and crack right on the seam. Better off getting a used O/E at a pick and pull if you are tight on cash.
by shaker_chi
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Strange Rough Idle
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: Strange Rough Idle

I agree with Erik. Something is happening once the engine hits operating temperature. Do you get misfires when the engine is under heavy load? What kind of plugs did you use? Did you use O/E wires? Are the multiple misfires the only codes you are getting?
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 850 no start new info Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: 93 850 no start new info Topic is solved

Have you taken a look at the fuel injection relay?
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 850 no start new info Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: 93 850 no start new info Topic is solved

I racked my brain for weeks Erik, so on a whim I picked up an ECU on Ebay for $50 and she started right up. Is there a way to test the ECU?
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 850 no start new info Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: 93 850 no start new info Topic is solved

So at the end of the day you need air, fuel and spark to run the engine. I was in your situation a few years ago and to verify I had fuel I pulled the rail and placed a 12oz hard plastic cup under each. When I turned the key the injectors I could visually verify all injector were priming as expected...
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel line/injectors Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Fuel line/injectors Topic is solved

Have you checked the diaphragm on your FPR? On my 1994 I had a leaking injector as well. I just picked up a used one on ebay and popped it in. You can pick up a FPR at the pick n pull for under $10 I'm sure and grab an injector while you are there. Have you replaced the rubber gaskets that seal the ...
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel line/injectors Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Fuel line/injectors Topic is solved

No need to disconnect the fuel line or the fuel rail. Just pop off the cover, remove the #10 bolts and you should have enough space to pull each one. Do you want to replace them or have them cleaned?
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 850 consensus on spark plugs?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: 93 850 consensus on spark plugs?

I have good luck with Bosch copper. They won't last as long as O/E though.
Good luck.
by shaker_chi
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 T5 Major PCV Fail, pinched bracket, cam sensor wiring Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 5528

Re: Major PCV Fail Topic is solved

Check all your turbo hoses while you are at it. Post a video if you have a chance. Good luck.

Eddie G
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?
Replies: 28
Views: 2802

Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Pull everything out and powerwash EVERYTHING. The day before you do that pre treat the whole thing with spray on oxi-clean. It is going to take a while to clean all that out so be patient. If you have a power washer at home, connect it to your washing machine hot water supply. Once it dries, go to S...
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 NA 155000 Miles = misfiring?
Replies: 33
Views: 3509

Re: 98 V70 NA 155000 Miles = misfiring?

Is the car throwing any codes. If you had a misfire your CEL would light up immediately. If you have multiple misfires your CEL will flash. I've only had the misfire issue with turbo cars, never with my n/a. Check your plugs and I would recommend either Bosch Copper or Volvo plugs. These cars are ve...
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 P0505, throttle body adjustment needed Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: P0505 Topic is solved

Just a follow up on my P0505 issue. I took out the air idle control valve and cleaned it out. Reset the ecu and got the P0505 after about 10 miles. I sprayed carb cleaner everywhere with no luck. Turns out the throttle body wasn't shutting completely. Adjusted the screw a bit and now I'm good to go....
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 P0505, throttle body adjustment needed Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: P0505 Topic is solved

Cleaned it out when I did the PCV about 2 years ago. Will knock it out tonight and see what happens. Thanks Abscate.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 struts: "OEM" vs. Gabriel Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: 850 struts: "OEM" vs. Gabriel Topic is solved

I put some Gabriel shocks on a 1994 850 once. I replaced them the next year. “The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: n/a vs turbo airbox
Replies: 4
Views: 471

n/a vs turbo airbox

I have a 98 S70 T5 that I picked up a couple years ago. When I bought it the previous owner had installed an open air intake. I have an old airbox from a 1994 2.4 n/a 850. I was wondering if I could use that airbox for the bottom piece and pick up just the cover from a junkyard since my S70 has the ...
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 P0505, throttle body adjustment needed Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

1998 S70 P0505, throttle body adjustment needed Topic is solved

I was getting the dreaded p0455 code last week and replaced most of the hoses and the purge valve. Of course, I have driven my 98 S70 T5 about 150 miles since my repairs and now code, but now I have a pending p0505. The car idles very steady at 900 rpms and I don't hear any loping. I sprayed around ...
by shaker_chi
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 headlight upgrade?
Replies: 45
Views: 5612

Re: 850 headlight upgrade?

Is there an E code lense available for the S70. Seriously, they are the absolute worst headlights I've ever seen. I leave my highbeams on sometimes and nobody ever flashes their back at me.
by shaker_chi
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 headlight upgrade?
Replies: 45
Views: 5612

Re: 850 headlight upgrade?

I was in an accident with my 1994 850 (early version with the larger headlight lenses). I had to replace my headlight lenses so I went with the E code versions. I have to say that the lighting was excellent, but it was even better with the E code lenses. I wish I could say the same for my S70. I don...
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

Re: 98 S70 Overheats while idling

Thanks ESL. Great info!!! I used to be able to do that with my 94 850 with just the punch of a button. I replaced the relay and now I am up and running. Thank you everyone for all the responses. Very helpful indeed!!!!
by shaker_chi
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 GLE 20v - Radiator Cooling Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Volvo 850 GLE 20v - Radiator Cooling Fan

I just had the same problem on my 98 S70. It turns out my relay was bad. First thing I would do is check to see if your fan works. Get yourself a couple alligator clips and put power directly to the fan. I would assume your fan probably works because of the mileage on your vehicle. From there you ca...
by shaker_chi
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

Re: 98 S70 Overheats while idling

Sorry, I'm a bit confused. When I grounded the relay the fan did NOT turn on. The fan does work when I connect it directly to a power source though. If the fan does not turn on when I ground the relay, I assume that would indicate a bad relay. No?
by shaker_chi
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

Re: 98 S70 Overheats while idling

Thanks Harry. Yes, that hose gets hot once the car reaches operating temperature.
by shaker_chi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

Re: 98 S70 Overheats while idling

Tonight I hooked the fan directly up to the battery and it ran fine. Also, I grounded the 2 middle prongs on the relay itself and the relay did react. I assume one is speed 1 and one is speed 2 since they reacted differently, but the fan never turned on when I grounded the 2 center prongs. I grounde...
by shaker_chi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

Re: 98 S70 Overheats while idling

Thanks Sled. So if I jump those 2 connectors the fan should turn on?
by shaker_chi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

Re: 98 S70 Overheats while idling

Thanks Scot. I'll check that out when I get home tonight. And yes, this is not the first time it has happened. Last time it turned out to be the thermostat.
by shaker_chi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 Overheats while idling
Replies: 15
Views: 2306

98 S70 Overheats while idling

This morning on my way to work I was sitting in traffic (I'm in Chicago) and my thermostat went from the 3 o'clock position to 2 o'clock. Once I accelerated it would go back to normal. At one point it was borderline red so I pulled over and coolant was being forced through the reservoir tank. I just...
by shaker_chi
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seafoam
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Seafoam

I'm swapping out my spark plugs today and was wondering since I have them out, would it be wise to put a teaspoon or a few drops of seafoam directly on top of the cylinder. I have used it in the past through the vacuum tree, but never on this car I'm working on today. Any suggestions would be greatl...
by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 2.4 Erratic Injector Pulse Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1723

Re: 2000 S70 2.4 Erratic Injector Pulse Topic is solved

I had an ECU crap out on my 1994 850 n/a at about 180,000 miles. I was lucky enough to pick one up for $50 on ebay and plug it in.
by shaker_chi
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 2.4 Erratic Injector Pulse Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 1723

Re: 2000 S70 2.4 Erratic Injector Pulse Topic is solved

Have you swapped injectors to see if the problem persists with the injector itself or with the electronics?
by shaker_chi
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: NA intake on turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

Re: NA intake on turbo

I have to be honest with you, I couldn't tell you the exact size tap I used. I reused a fitting from another intake manifold and then just compared the size of the fitting to the taps in my kit. Sorry I couldn't be of much help.
by shaker_chi
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: T rated tires on a 98 v70 NA Topic is solved
Replies: 42
Views: 2841

Re: T rated tires on a 98 V70 NA Topic is solved

When you see the speed rating on a tire, that is the speed the tire is capable of sustaining, NOT it's top speed. In other words, you could go faster than 120 on an H rated tire, you just couldn't go on the autobahn and do it for 15 miles straight. It was not made to tolerate the heat generated at t...
by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?
Replies: 27
Views: 2298

Re: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?

I've shared this story in the past, but it is relevant again for this post. I used to work for Sam's Club in the Chicago market and the last store I ran had a gas station. We had our annual weights and measures inspection from the State of Illinois and we dispensed a gallon of gas in a container fro...
by shaker_chi
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Control Arm Bushings
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Control Arm Bushings

I was at a local junkyard last week and pulled some aluminum control arms from an early 1994 850. I am planning on installing them on my 98 S70 T5. The donor car had 230,000 miles on it and I'm positive the bushings are original. I'm 99.9% sure these will fit my S70, but I was wondering if anyone ha...
by shaker_chi
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: upgrade spark plug wires?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: upgrade spark plug wires?

I was having misfire issues with my 98 S70 T5 when under heavy load and it turns out I had a bad boot on one of my cables. I went with the 8mm IPD cables, installed Volvo spark plugs and replaced the cap and rotor with Bosch parts and haven't had a problem since. These cars are very picky when it co...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Helper in Northwestern Chicago Burbs
Replies: 6
Views: 3640

Re: Helper in Northwestern Chicago Burbs

I live in Oak Park. I have a 94 850 n/a 5 speed and a 98 S70 T5. I have pretty much done everything myself except change the clutch on the 850. I have a lot of spare parts and am always willing to help out a fellow Volvo owner. I live near the Volvo dealer off of Harlem and I-290.
by shaker_chi
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBX exhaust? Any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 7524

Re: OBX exhaust? Any good?

J Dawg....Yes, I'm in Illinois. I know there are ways around the emissions test here since everything is done by just plugging into the OBDII system, but I tend to err on the side of caution. Besides, the catalytic converter is very small and when I read the review on my previous post it does state ...
by shaker_chi
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBX exhaust? Any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 7524

Re: OBX exhaust? Any good?

Check out this link for some great info on the exhaust systems: http://www.k-jet.org/2013/06/volvo-850-exhausts-oem-vs-obx-vs-ipd-vs-eurosport/ I ended up getting an IPD exhaust on my S70 T5 when they were on sale for the holidays. I still need to pass emissions and even though the obx is less expen...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: suspension suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: suspension suggestions

I live in Chicago where our roads are crap and have owned 3 S70's and 1 850 in the past 17 years. My favorite front end strut is the on CN90 suggested...the Bilstein Touring. It is a bit more stiffer than the O/E Sachs but very good on the pot holes. For the rear I like the Koni adjustables at the s...
by shaker_chi
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 s70 t5 SNABB Air Intake Kit review
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: 98 s70 t5 SNABB Air Intake Kit review

Have you notice a difference in performance since you installed the SNABB intake?
by shaker_chi
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 M Fuel Guage
Replies: 0
Views: 207

1998 S70 T5 M Fuel Guage

For the past 2 weeks my fuel gauge has been acting up. When I actually had about 6 gallons in the tank earlier this week the need would suddenly drop to E and when I looked at the miles to empty screen it just displayed 2 dashes. What I also find weird is that when it drops likes that the low fuel l...
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998-2000 S70 AWD
Replies: 2
Views: 304

1998-2000 S70 AWD

I am looking to pick up another Volvo. I currently have a 95 850 M n/a and a 98 S70 T5 n/a. I would like to pick up a S70GLT with AWD. Does anyone know what model years the S70 came with AWD? I know these cars came with nivomat self leveling shocks. Can you swap these out for the normal shocks or ar...
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '97 wagon T5 turbo: front window washer won't work
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: '97 wagon T5 turbo: front window washer won't work

Follow Lee's instructions and look at the T joint under the insulation in the hood. A lot of times those fail. It's failed on both my S70s and my 850.
by shaker_chi
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 n/a Soft Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: 1994 850 n/a Soft Brakes

I bled the system about 2 months ago, but I did NOT replace the fluid. This weekend I'll replace the fluid and bleed the system. Which brake fluid is recommended? Also, no I do not smell any brake fluid when in the car.

Eddie G
by shaker_chi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 n/a Soft Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 472

1994 850 n/a Soft Brakes

Have a weird brake issue I need some help with. My brakes have been working great, but as of Monday they started getting soft. I live in Chicago and I have a 45 minute commute sitting in traffic to work everyday. The weird thing is my brakes feel great when I pull out of the garage, but after about ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 n/a Headlights Flash
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: 1994 850 n/a Headlights Flash

Last night I couldn't sleep, so I pulled the switch out of the column and cleaned it up. I drove it to work this morning and so far so good. I must say it is still in pretty good shape for being 22 years old.
by shaker_chi
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 n/a Headlights Flash
Replies: 4
Views: 456

1994 850 n/a Headlights Flash

For the past 2 weeks my high beams have been randomly going off and on. I live in Chicago so when I hit one of our infamous potholes they tend to switch. Last night though I parked my car and suddenly the high and low beams were flashing as if an alarm was triggered. My 850 is a base model and I don...
by shaker_chi
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 M Steering Difficult
Replies: 1
Views: 243

1994 850 M Steering Difficult

My steering has been getting more difficult in the past month. Last night I dropped in a new steering pump and it made an improvement, but it's still not where it should be. I also prayed some WD 40 on the steering knuckle. When I inspected the knuckle I saw a bit of rust on it. I am guessing that i...
by shaker_chi
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 M Upgraded Exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: 1998 S70 T5 M Upgraded Exhaust

No problem Seaway. I have a straight flange. I'll let you know.
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 M Upgraded Exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: 1998 S70 T5 M Upgraded Exhaust

I found this write up with a lot of good info while researching tonight:

http://www.k-jet.org/articles/informati ... omparison/
by shaker_chi
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 M Upgraded Exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 507

1998 S70 T5 M Upgraded Exhaust

I have a 98 S70 T5M and I am wanting to upgrade the exhaust system. I am looking at the following 4 for an upgrade. Would like to hear if anyone has any feedback or suggestions: 1. http://www.ipdusa.com/products/5620/114461-turbo-back-sport-exhaust-kit-for-straight-flange-turbos 2. http://www.eurosp...
by shaker_chi
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Canisto Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: 1998 S70 T5 Canisto Rims

I apologize Mika. Yes, my dash rattles, but I was speaking of the center cap that goes inside the rim.

Ed
by shaker_chi
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Canisto Rims
Replies: 3
Views: 457

1998 S70 T5 Canisto Rims

I picked up a set of Canisto rims on Craigslist last summer and everytime I hit a bump the center piece rattles like crazy. Any suggestions on how to tighten it up or do I just need to get new ones?

Thanks
by shaker_chi
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 S70 -- Advice Sought on Suspension Redo
Replies: 12
Views: 1196

Re: '99 S70 -- Advice Sought on Suspension Redo

At this point in the game I agree with your volvo tech. Springs generally last a long time unless you are doing some heavy duty hauling. Go with the spring seat for the XC60, it will fit your S70 and it's a bit beefier and should last longer. Check out this link for all your components http://www.vo...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 options
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: 97 850 options

Sounds like you have the "cold weather" package. Take a look at using a carbon fiber wrap if you want to upgrade the look of your interior. It's pretty easy to apply and will modernize the look of your car. Check out youtube for some good diy videos.
by shaker_chi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 intermittent CEL - misfire code
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: 1997 850 intermittent CEL - misfire code

I had the same issue and at first glance I didn't see anything wrong. Once I pulled the boot off the plug I noticed it had some corrosion on it and wasn't in the best of shape. With that, make sure you pull the wire off that cylinder and give it a thorough inspection. With OEM plugs and bosch parts ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 V70 Are there any tyre experts here?
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: 1997 V70 Are there any tyre experts here?

Just take a look at the inside of your gas tank cover, should indicate the correct size tire. P195/60R15 was most likely the original. I went to a P205/55R15 gives me a little better handling, but not as good in the snow.
by shaker_chi
Fri May 15, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What socket set would you buy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5198

Re: What socket set would you buy?

Just my 2 cents here. I have a Craftsman set that was my dad's that is over 40 years old and still going strong. I have used a Crescent set as well. That said, I have purchased some Pittsburgh sockets from Harbor Freight that have worked out well for me and if you have a Lowe's nearby they always ha...
by shaker_chi
Sat May 09, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Overheats When Idling
Replies: 2
Views: 401

1998 S70 T5 Overheats When Idling

I live in Chicago and 2 days ago as I was sitting in traffic like I do everyday on the way to work my temp gauge went up right under the 1st red line. Once I got back up to about 45 MPH the gauge dropped like a rock back to normal operating temperature. I am speculating that it may be the fan. Is th...
by shaker_chi
Wed May 06, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 A/C Won't Engage
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: 1998 S70 A/C Won't Engage

I am confident my evap core is original to the car, but when I bought the car last year it did have a filter when I replaced it. I'll check the refrigerant levels this weekend. Thanks for the help!!
by shaker_chi
Tue May 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 A/C Won't Engage
Replies: 7
Views: 788

1998 S70 A/C Won't Engage

I have a 98 S70 T5 that I don't drive often, but I pulled it out of the garage this past weekend and when I attempted to turn on the A/C the compressor did not engage. Last fall it was working, but after running for about 20 minutes I would get hot air blowing. I would then have to shut it down for ...
by shaker_chi
Mon May 04, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: 1994 Volvo 850 Tune up/Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

Re: 1994 Volvo 850 Tune up/Performance

I have a 1994 5 speed 850 that is an absolute blast to drive. I think its more fun than my 98 S70 T5 M. I have a cold air intake and advanced the intake and exhaust cams 2 degrees. I have a lot more torque at the lower end of the RPM range. It does kill your city gas mileage, but my highway MPG is n...
by shaker_chi
Mon May 04, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: The great tire experiment continues - Volvo 850 Turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 4395

Re: The great tire experiment continues - Volvo 850 Turbo

From what I've read Volvo went to the 55's from the 50's due to bent rims. Not sure how accurate that information is though.
by shaker_chi
Mon May 04, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 T5 horsepower
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: 98 V70 T5 horsepower

Granted, I seriously doubt your car is running 330 hp, but it may be a good baseline to see if any future modifications have any effect.
by shaker_chi
Fri May 01, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: any 850 What kind of jack do you carry?
Replies: 15
Views: 1714

Re: any 850 What kind of jack do you carry?

I have a cheap jack from wal mart that comes in a case and a 4 way lug wrench. Also, I have a 15" steel rim as my spare. It pushes the carpet up about an inch or 2, but I'd much rather have that than a donut.
by shaker_chi
Fri May 01, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Rear Wheel Rotor Replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 4165

Re: 1998 V70 Rear Wheel Rotor Replacement

Just a quick note if you haven't ever done a rear brake job on these cars. The rotors will not just simply slide off like the front. You need to release the tension on the parking brake or else you risk tearing everything up. There is a small hole in the rotor to give you access.

Good Luck!!!!
by shaker_chi
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts

Thanks Northern. Good info!!!!
by shaker_chi
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts

I have been driving my 850 for the past 16 years and a previous S70 and my current S70. When I hit a bump my friend calls my S70 the "brain shaker". My 850 rides much better and I even have lowering springs on it. I just find the Koni Yellows an extremely stiff ride. I would NEVER expect my car to r...
by shaker_chi
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volve S70 T5 Coolant Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: 1998 Volve S70 T5 Coolant Leak

Go to volvowebstore.com and you should be able to find a schematic pretty easily.
by shaker_chi
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 T5 Major electrical fault no power anywhere
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: 1994 850 T5 Major electrical fault no power anywhere

Get yourself a tester and start at the battery and work your way to the fuse box. Take a look at the main fuse box. You will need to remove the torx screws to get the cover off.
by shaker_chi
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts

JRL....The roads here in Chicago are the absolute worst. Is there anything else I can look at to make my ride more comfortable?
by shaker_chi
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

1998 s70 T5 M Koni FSD Shocks/Struts

I have a 98 S70 T5 M that I picked up 2 years ago. It came with the Koni adjustable shocks and struts. I live in Chicago and we have lousy roads and even on the softest setting the yellows give me a very rough ride. IPD has a 25% sale on all Koni products and I was thinking of getting the FSD shocks...
by shaker_chi
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone done a dash pad swap?
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Anyone done a dash pad swap?

I have a 1994 850 and in that year Volvo put the black dash pad with the khaki color seats. Also, the speaker grills on the doors are black. I think it looks better than the later year interiors. There is a post on here somewhere on removing the instrument cluster and it should include pictures on r...
by shaker_chi
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 M Tachometer
Replies: 0
Views: 176

1994 850 M Tachometer

Last week I was coming home from work and my car suddenly died. It started right back up, but died again. I coasted to the side of the road and when I popped my hoods the wire to the ignition coil looked like it exploded. I had tools in my trunk so I cut it back, stripped the end off and plugged it ...
by shaker_chi
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70AWD Missing on 4,5,random - replaced plugs,,wires,cap,
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: 98 V70AWD Missing on 4,5,random - replaced plugs,,wires,

Hate to say this, but these cars are very picky when it comes to plugs. I would try a set of O/E Volvo plugs. Also, what brand wire set did you put in? Was it 7mm or 8mm? Before you go spending more money though, I would do a thorough check of the wires to make sure you have a good connections.
by shaker_chi
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 Volvo 850, Timing Belt, PCV, Maintenance time!
Replies: 24
Views: 3698

Re: 1993 Volvo 850, Timing Belt, PCV, Maintenance time!

When you do the timing belt use nothing but O/E parts. This is NOT an area where you want to skimp on parts. Also, whoever did the job in 3 hours I would like to know how you got the old water pump gasket off so fast? That alone took me almost 2 hours. You want to use an Aisin water pump. It's a Jap...
by shaker_chi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 850R - smoke at startup, PCV test and turbo questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: '96 850R - smoke at startup, PCV test and turbo question

Take a look at your tail pipe. Do you see any oil on the tip of it? If you do, it's probably the valve seals.

Good luck.
by shaker_chi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 Timing Belt Job OFF
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: S70 T5 Timing Belt Job OFF

When you crank it by hand, try to use a break bar if you can or add a pipe to ur ratchet to get more torque. That's normal for the engine to be hard to crank half way through. LIke the previous post, take the spark plugs out and it will be much easier. If you don't hear anything you should be fine.
by shaker_chi
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 S70 Base -- Battery Hold Down Clamp
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: '99 S70 Base -- Battery Hold Down Clamp

Most don't realize how crucial that is to battery life. I used to work in a tire and battery shop and the absolute worst thing for batteries is NOT extreme heat or cold, it's vibration. If you don't have it clamped down properly the battery vibrates and it cracks the lead plates inside the battery. ...
by shaker_chi
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850t Stalling in weird circumstances
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: 1996 850t Stalling in weird circumstances

I had a similar issue and it ended up being a bad cable to the ignition coil. It took me all night to figure it out.
by shaker_chi
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 850 Fuel system diagram?
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: 1993 850 Fuel system diagram?

The drawings are pretty detailed and have part numbers assigned as well in case you need to order anything.
by shaker_chi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 Converting to awd
Replies: 17
Views: 4528

Re: 1995 850 Converting to awd

No problem. When you go to that link you will see some pretty good diagrams with part numbers as well in case you have to order anything. I use it all the time.
by shaker_chi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 850 Fuel system diagram?
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: 1993 850 Fuel system diagram?

Try this link: http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=243706&ukey_make=865&ukey_model=11966&modelYear=1993&ukey_category=7862&ukey_driveLine=478&ukey_trimLevel=24645 If that isn't what you are looking for go to www.volvopartswebstore.com and browse through the categories f...
by shaker_chi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 Converting to awd
Replies: 17
Views: 4528

Re: 1995 850 Converting to awd

GREAT idea. I thought about doing the same thing.

Go to this website:

http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/

Key in the info from your donor car and then you can pull up a diagram for the fuel line, transfer case, etc. If you have a good printer you can blow it up on 11 x 17 paper. Good luck.
by shaker_chi
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Top Speed?
Replies: 24
Views: 3806

Re: P80 Top Speed?

In my 98 S70 T5 M, I hit 145 in less then a few miles. In my 94 850 N/A 5 speed I got it up to 125. I was following some guy on I 70. It seems like it took me forever to get up to that speed in the N/A.
by shaker_chi
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: FCP Groton Stainless Steel Brake Hoses Product Review
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

Re: FCP Groton Stainless Steel Brake Hoses Product Review

I've had FCP steel brake lines on my 94 850 for the past 4 years with no problems at all. I wonder if they changed vendors.
by shaker_chi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Aftermarket wheels on my 2005 V70...
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Aftermarket wheels on my 2005 V70...

That little pin makes it a lot easier to install a steel rim. Steels rims have a hole for that pin and once that is lined up and the rim is suspended by it you can slide the rest of it in. Aluminum rims will have a cavity for the pin. Yes, you can remove it, but make sure everything is lined up befo...
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Your Battery Brand and Price
Replies: 99
Views: 28458

Re: Your Battery Brand and Price

Here is the lowdown on car batteries. You know that little plastic wedge that everyone loses. FIND IT. What that does is it keeps the battery in place and tight!!! I used to work for Sam's Club and 75% of the batteries that went out before their warranty was due to cracked plates. When that battery ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Headliner Removal
Replies: 26
Views: 4141

Re: 98 V70 Headliner Removal

I just did a headliner this summer on my 1994 sedan and it took me every bit of 8 hours. I went to hancock fabric and picked up the headliner and spray glue. I was a bit apprehensive about breaking the plastic fasteners, but its not as bad as you think. The clips that hold the sun visors in place ne...
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 T5 PCV system change question
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: 95 850 T5 PCV system change question

I have done the PCV job at least 8 times. Don't ask why!!! Anyway, my opinion would be to change the box. The hoses are very easy to clean unless you have a turbo. On the turbo there is a plastic pipe that gets very brittle and will literally fall apart in your hands when you remove it.
by shaker_chi
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 Misfiring and Stuttering/Vibrating
Replies: 33
Views: 4337

Re: 1998 S70 Misfiring and Stuttering/Vibrating

I had the same issue as you. I would start with your plugs and wires. Take them off and inspect them very carefully. If they are original replace them with O/E or 8mm from IPD. Since the CEL light was flashing you have a misfire on more than 1 cylinder. Scan your codes so you can pinpoint which ones...
by shaker_chi
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 front bumper cover options
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: 1997 850 front bumper cover options

Check out Ebay. You may be able to find a prime aftermarket one for around $150. Let me know if you are in the Chicago area. I know a guy on the north side who could do it for you with paint for around $150.
by shaker_chi
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 Volvo 850 - N/A to Turbo conversion
Replies: 22
Views: 5739

Re: 1994 Volvo 850 - N/A to Turbo conversion

There are a few things you can do to make your N/A more lively to drive, but it will never be as fast or have the torque of a turbo. I have a 1994 850 5 speed with the VVIS intake manifold. I have a K&N air filter, the 960 throttle plate and advanced the exhaust and intake cams 2 degrees. With all t...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Diagnose a failed ECU?
Replies: 4
Views: 626

1994 850 Diagnose a failed ECU?

I had an ECU fail on me a couple years ago on my 1994 850. It took me about a month of racking my brain and checking fuel, spark, etc. over and over, until I picked up a used ECU on ebay and the car started right up. I see Ozark just had the same scenario on his V70. Is there an easy way to diagnose...
by shaker_chi
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70XC I'm stuck - I need ideas - MVSolved.
Replies: 25
Views: 5530

Re: 1999 V70XC I'm stuck - I need ideas - MVSolved.

I know how you feel Lee. I went through EVERYTHING on my 94 850. I replaced almost every sensor, then I bought a used ECU on ebay for $50 and started right up.
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 manual Oil Loss.....No Visible Leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: 1994 850 manual Oil Loss.....No Visible Leaks

Last time I check the oil I added STP oil treatment instead of the usual 5w30 and I have not lost any oil in the past 6 weeks. What effect does the STP have on the oil? Obviously, it will thicken it up, but how does this reduce my oil consumption? Just trying to understand the science behind it.
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 T5 SE....what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: 1998 s70 T5 SE....what is it?

Thanks. It is the 2nd one I've seen for sale in the past year. I had a hunch it was Canadian.
by shaker_chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70XC SE - First Time DIY Oil Change on Volvo
Replies: 19
Views: 2257

Re: 2000 V70XC SE - First Time DIY Oil Change on Volvo

When you jack up the car, just jack up the driver side. You can place a jack stand under the subframe and another under the jacking point half way down the side of the car if you like. Make sure you get a 17mm socket and drain your oil. The oil filter can be difficult to loosen so I suggest you get ...
by shaker_chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Versus S70
Replies: 54
Views: 14298

Re: 850 Versus S70

I have to agree regarding the steering and handling. I have a 1994 850 manual and a 1998 S70 T5 manual and the 850 handles much better. I thought it may be the size of the steering wheel. The 850 seems to be larger and has more padding, just feels better in my hands.
by shaker_chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 T5 SE....what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

1998 s70 T5 SE....what is it?

As I was looking through the local craigslist ads, I noticed a an ad for a T5 SE. Any ideas what the SE stands for and the difference from the stock T5. Here is the posting from craigslist:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4821080037.html
by shaker_chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Alternator belt riding outside of pulley
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: 1996 850 Alternator belt riding outside of pulley

Have you measured the distance between the original and the new one? What brand is the new one? I'm guessing it's Autozone's house brand, if it is, I strongly swapping it out for a Bosch. Also, you may be able to remove the pulley from the original and swap into the replacement.
by shaker_chi
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 XC90 links on an 850?
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: 1994 850 XC90 links on an 850?

Thanks Lee. I'll head to my local dealer this spring and ask my girl at the parts counter and maybe visually inspect the 2 side by side. I used the xc90 spring seats on my 850 about 50,000 miles ago and they have worked out just fine. The interchangeability of parts between the xc90 and P80s may be ...
by shaker_chi
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 NA Wobble from a start and at speed
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Re: 1994 850 NA Wobble from a start and at speed

I had a very similar issue with my 1994 850 n/a. Does the wobble get worse when you turn to the left or right? If you don't see a difference when you turn left or right (meaning your are putting more weight and pressure on one side) it is most likely a rear hub. It is a time consuming task, but not ...
by shaker_chi
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Nonturbo constant stalling
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: 1994 850 Nonturbo constant stalling

Looks like you did quite the once over. Did you take a look at the ignition coil. I had the same issue with my early 1994 850 and the plug came loose. It was still making contact, but once I hit a bump it would kill the engine. Visually, you can't tell its loose because of the boot. Also, you stated...
by shaker_chi
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 non turbo oil leak
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: 98 V70 non turbo oil leak

Put some white cardboard under your car next time you park it for the night. That should make it clear if it's an oil or transmission leak.
by shaker_chi
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 XC90 links on an 850?
Replies: 2
Views: 429

1994 850 XC90 links on an 850?

I was reading the post about the failure of the IPD heavy duty sway bar links. For the record, I've put about 40,000 miles on my set and have had no problem.......yet!! So I was looking at the comment section of the IPD website and in one of the posts someone wrote their mechanic installed the XC90 ...
by shaker_chi
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Rear wheel do not free spin
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Volvo 850 Rear wheel do not free spin

First thing I would check is the adjustment on the e brake. Even when its adjusted properly you will have some slight rubbing. Take some slack off and see what happens.
by shaker_chi
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Koni vs. Bilstein vs. Sachs
Replies: 24
Views: 29651

Re: Koni vs. Bilstein vs. Sachs

I have used all brands. I don't like the Koni yellows because even on the softest setting they are too harsh. I do live in Chicago and we have a ton of potholes though. I do like them on the rear using the softest setting. My favorite front struts are the Bilstein Sports. They are a good compromise ...
by shaker_chi
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 M Center Console
Replies: 0
Views: 132

1998 S70 T5 M Center Console

I was randomly looking through ebay and saw a few center consoles for 2001 V70's available. I like the way it's configured vs. the one used in the 850's and S70's. Has anyone tried to modify this to fit the S70? I thought it would be easier than the 850 since all the switches in the console were mov...
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: Do our cars get used to one brand of fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 3681

Re: Do our cars get used to one brand of fuel?

When I used to work at Sam's Club we had a gas station. I was out there one day when the guy from the State of Illinois Dept. of Weights and Measures was there to test our pumps. He pumped 1 gallon from each into a separate container and labeled them. I asked him what happens to the fuel after it's ...
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: 1996, 850 Turbo, 16" Steel Wheels

Do the 16" steelies from the 960/940 fit the 850/s70?
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Cost effective suggestions to update 850 wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: 96 850 Cost effective suggestions to update 850 wheels?

I would just check out your local craigslist ads. Typically you can pick up 4 rims with tires for around $250. C70 and S60 rims will fit as well, but be careful on the tire size. I think anything wider than a 205 will rub on the front of the 850's.
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 alternator removal
Replies: 8
Views: 2307

Re: 98 S70 alternator removal

I pulled out my ECU to give me more space. Make sure you disconnect the battery and tap the brake before you take it out though.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 manual Oil Loss.....No Visible Leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: 1994 850 manual Oil Loss.....No Visible Leaks

A PCV was done at 200,00 and at 165,000 before that. It's 15 degrees in Chicago today, so as soon as I get a day over 30 I'll do a compression check. What should I expect from the compression test?
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 -- Trailer hitch anybody?
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Re: 1998 S70 T5 -- Trailer hitch anybody?

I have a hitch on my 94 850 sedan and 98 S70 T5. Both are O/E hitches. I use it a couple times a year.
by shaker_chi
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 manual Oil Loss.....No Visible Leaks
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

1994 850 manual Oil Loss.....No Visible Leaks

I have an early 5 speed 1994 850 with 206,000 miles. For the past 6 months I am losing about a quart of oil every 1,000 miles driven. When I look underneath I don't see any leaks and I check my car every morning and don't see anything on my garage floor. Any suggestions?
by shaker_chi
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 XC Misfiring Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 6639

Re: 1999 V70 XC Misfiring Problem

I had multiple misfires on a 98 S70 T5 and it ended up being a bad spark plug wire. I would start there and then look at the plugs themselves. The turbos are very particular. O/E is the way to go here.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Instrument Cluster
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: 1998 S70 T5 Instrument Cluster

Thanks Lee. I suspected they were not interchangeable.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Instrument Cluster
Replies: 2
Views: 601

1998 S70 T5 Instrument Cluster

So I've been getting the flashing service light and my instrument cluster may be going dead. Will a 1999 or 2000 S70/V70 work with a 1998?
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70 new alternator & battery, not charging
Replies: 9
Views: 4835

Re: 1999 S70 new alternator & battery, not charging

Have you had the alternator tested? If it tests good, then get yourself a multimeter and start checking your system. I would start at the alternator itself then work yourself through the starter and on to the battery. It seems you have a bad connection between your alternator and battery. I have cha...
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Flashing Service Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: 1998 S70 T5 Flashing Service Light

My CEL did not go on. The only light flashing was the "service" light, thus no codes to pull.
by shaker_chi
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 Flashing Service Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

1998 S70 T5 Flashing Service Light

A couple days ago I left my dome light on overnight and killed the battery. I gave it a trickle charge overnight and put it back in the car this morning. On my way to work everything was fine, but on my way home after about 2 miles into my 20 mile commute, the service light started to flash, the spe...
by shaker_chi
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 oil cooler line seals any aftermarket alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 5203

Re: Volvo 850 oil cooler line seals any aftermarket alternat

shaker_chi wrote: I had to do this job in my 98 S70 T5 and it is a PIA!!! I agree with Erik. I would NOT trust the life of my engine to a couple hose clamps on some heater hose. Thumbs up for ingenuity, but these are high pressure hoses and if that things pops you are DONE!!! I did that repair a few...
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 oil cooler line seals any aftermarket alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 5203

Re: Volvo 850 oil cooler line seals any aftermarket alternat

I had to do this job in my 98 S70 T5 and it is a PIA!!! I agree with Erik. I would NOT trust the life of my engine to a couple hose clamps on some heater hose. Thumbs up for ingenuity, but these are high pressure hoses and if that things pops you are DONE!!! I did that repair a few years ago on a po...
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 GLT Coolant Leak passenger side After Repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 4331

Re: 1995 850 GLT Coolant Leak passenger side AFTER REPAIRS!

I would suggest pulling the reservoir off and setting it to the side, removing the timing cover and letting the engine run for about 15 minutes to get it good and hot. You need to get some pressure in the system. Also, do you hear any hissing or any noise of steam anywhere? Putting the reservoir tan...
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 s70 NA manual transmission acceleration
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: 2000 s70 NA manual transmission acceleration

I have a 1994 850 sedan with a 5 speed and I have to say it is a blast to drive. I prefer it to my 98 S70 T5 manual. You can give it a little boost by swapping out the throttle plate for a 960 version and advance the intake and exhaust cam 2 degrees. You may have electronic throttle, not familiar wi...
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 xcv70 serpintine belt problems
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: 1998 xcv70 serpentine belt problems

You mentioned in an earlier post that the new one was a little smaller. How much smaller are we talking? They should be spot on the same.
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850R Air not switching to defrost
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: 1997 850R Air not switching to defrost

Nate,

If the ECC is bad you will see flashing lights on the panel when you start the car. There is a way to read the codes, but I can't remember where I saw it. I'm sure someone else could chime in and post the link. Before you start pulling everything apart see what the codes reveal.
by shaker_chi
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 t5 Rough idle sputter dies often
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: 98 S70 t5 Rough idle sputter dies often

I would pick up a used one at a local junk yard or on ebay and see what happens. Also, I would clean the connection to make sure you don't have any corrosion there. You might also want to pick up some MAF cleaner. It's a special cleaner you can pick up at any auto parts store. Give that a shot. Last...
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 t5 Rough idle sputter dies often
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: 98 S70 t5 Rough idle sputter dies often

At this point, if I were you, I would check the plug wires and rotor. I'm guessing they are original. If they are Volvo wires there will be a date stamped on them. I would recommend getting O/E wires if needed. I still find it odd that your car isn't throwing any codes.
by shaker_chi
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 t5 Rough idle sputter dies often
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: 98 S70 t5 Rough idle sputter dies often

I was in your shoes a few years ago when I picked up my first T5 I had the same issue. My problem was the turbo hoses. Make sure ALL your hoses (idle air control valve, under the front shroud, etc) are all clamped on tight. If one of them pops off it will make your car sputter and die. Before you st...
by shaker_chi
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Water Pump Gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 263

1994 850 Water Pump Gasket

My 1994 850 5 speed just turned 205,000 and the original water pump started to leak. I took everything apart last night and am finding it difficult to remove the gasket. I figured it would be difficult since it has been on there for over 20 years. I don't want to get too aggressive and scratch the s...
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 M Canisto Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 727

1998 S70 T5 M Canisto Wheels

I found a set of Canisto wheels from a C70 on craigslist for $200. They come with p225/45R17 tires and I was wondering if I these tires are going to rub. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 manual Code 2-1-4 Port A6
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: 1994 850 manual Code 2-1-4 Port A6

Thanks Lee. I'll check it out and zip tie it away from the plug wires.
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: NA intake on turbo
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

Re: NA intake on urbo

I picked up an n/a manifold set up from someone who had a 1994 turbo. I have a 1998 S70 T5 M so I had to make a few changes to it: 1. Block the EGR port at the bottom of the manifold. Volvo dealer sells a kit for $16, well worth it. 2. I had to tap a port on the left side of the manifold for the PVC...
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 and 94 850 Variable-Geometry Intake Manifold info
Replies: 9
Views: 2944

Re: 93 and 94 850 Variable-Geometry Intake Manifold info

I have an early 1994 with the VVIS system. Based on my experience, it does NOT give the car anymore low end torque or power. I replaced my PCV system about 10 years ago and I messed up the vacuum hoses so the I mistakenly disable the VVIS system. Turns out I didn't realize any loss in power, but it ...
by shaker_chi
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 manual Code 2-1-4 Port A6
Replies: 2
Views: 436

1994 850 manual Code 2-1-4 Port A6

I installed a new alternator about 6 months ago, and since my tachometer has been working erratically. I'm not sure if I stretched a wire, etc. Today, I was pulling codes and found a 2-1-4 in port A6 (I have the OBD I system) which indicates "RPM signal absent intermittently". Does anyone know where...
by shaker_chi
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 EVAP and Other Emission Tests
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: 1998 S70 EVAP and Other Emission Tests

Aong, I know you live in Canada, but here in Illinois I had the same issue with a 98 S70 T5. I replaced hoses, elbows, gas cap, etc. Once I hit $200 in parts I showed it to the testing station and they gave me a pass. Turns out if you make a good "faith & effort" to repair the vehicle, they will let...