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by djohnk
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2001 V70XC can I use 1998 V70XC heads on it?
Replies: 2
Views: 583

2001 V70XC can I use 1998 V70XC heads on it?

I redid my heads on my 1998 XC, and found out the block is cracked also. I just found a 2001XC that looks like it has bad heads (water in the engine oil), but only 88K miles on it. I am seriously thinking about switching my new remanufacter heads from my 1998. Will it work?
by djohnk
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Towing on a XC70 on a tow dolly -- take off the prop shaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Re: Towing on a XC70 on a tow dolly -- take off the prop sha

I'm towing it nose first. Will do on taking the prop shaft off. Thanks for the good advice.

Had the timing belt off to diagnose a cracked block ... I think I will put it back on, don't feel comfortable towing the car with it off, even with the prop shaft off.
by djohnk
Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 AWD leak on top of fuel tank
Replies: 21
Views: 8314

Re: 98 V70 AWD leak on top of fuel tank

It could be the seal beneath the big plastic nut that retains the fuel pump if fuel drips out even with the car off. That is, of course, an easy fix - once you get to it. That's what I was thinking, or something in that general area anyway. I was just there installing a new fuel pump cartridge last...
by djohnk
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Towing on a XC70 on a tow dolly -- take off the prop shaft?
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Towing on a XC70 on a tow dolly -- take off the prop shaft?

I'm going to be towing my v70xc on a tow dolly (the one you put just the front wheels on).

I guess removing the prop shaft would be a good thing to do?

Also, I don't want the crank moving because I have the timing belt off. Should I put the timing belt back on just to be safe?
by djohnk
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket rep

If I remember correctly (like I said it happened about 3 years ago) I made a trip to North Dakota in the winter and it was REALLY cold. It was shortly before the problems started occurring ... I drove it all the way back to South Texas though. Also, when I lost the coolant (here in South Texas) it w...
by djohnk
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket rep

Bad kharma to say the least it had BOTH a blown head gasket and a cracked block. I didn't order the stuff to redo the head until I had the head off to make sure it was the the gasket. It was very obvious the head gasket blew out between the cylinder wall and the water jacket right by the timing belt...
by djohnk
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket rep

I agree with you Joe.

The car is in very good shape, no rust at all and the interior is still pretty good.

In addition to that I am very stubborn. Now I feel like I have am going to get the car running no matter what.
by djohnk
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket rep

I found the problem and its not good news: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2798449/cracked%20block.jpg I was pretty sure that the block was cracked as mentioned above, but was in denial after all the work I have done. I think I put over $1200 in parts and who knows how much labor. Before the cat...
by djohnk
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket rep

Yes, it's a turbo ... it's a 98 V70XC with 157,000 miles on it.
by djohnk
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

Re: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket rep

Does anyone have an idea of where could it be leaking so much by the water pump? Is there an oil line in the general vicinity? I put in a new radiator/oil cooler right before the head gasket went bad three years ago. So even if the thermostat (which is new) was open I doubt that is the problem. If n...
by djohnk
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair
Replies: 16
Views: 1862

oil mixed with water and on ground after head gasket repair

Well I am a little bummed out to say the least. :( After my car was sitting for almost three years I did an extensive head gasket project and some other things including a high performance coil with accompanying spark plug wires, new distributor cap and rotor, new iridium spark plugs, new silicon va...
by djohnk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlight Lens Replacement 1998 v70
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

Re: Headlight Lens Replacement 1998 v70

When I replaced my lenses I cleaned the reflective surface and ruined the headlights. I ended up using spray adhesive and tinfoil to get by. In the end up buying just the lens was a waste of money, because now I have to purchase the whole headlight which comes with a lens. What I am trying to say is...
by djohnk
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 Volvo V70 Fuel System Troubleshooting Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 18913

Re: DIY: 1998 Volvo V70 Fuel System Troubleshooting Tips

Smart move putting a fuse on the jumper wire between 15 and 87. When I was checking my fuel pump I just used a paper clip and so much current was going through the paper clip it heated up and gave me blisters on my fingers when I removed it. I now know the fuel pump is bad, but hope I didn't damage ...
by djohnk
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Considering top end rebuild (or junk it)
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Considering top end rebuild (or junk it)

I just purchased my re manufactured head for my 98 V70XC from Clearwater heads in Florida for $450 (tell them you liked them on Facebook for a discount). Their website will show the head not in stock, but they probably will have it if you call them. It comes with the camshaft cover and camshafts, bu...
by djohnk
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do I remove this without ruining it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: How do I remove this without ruining it?

Thank you to everyone for the feedback. I successfully removed it and installed it on the other camshaft cover. Here's how I did it after reading your advice: 1) Soaked it overnight in Kroil (that's why the before picture is so oily). By the way Kroil is a bit expensive but it's good stuff -- Google...
by djohnk
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 AWD Fuel Filter Change
Replies: 12
Views: 7404

Re: 98 V70 AWD Fuel Filter Change

Thanks for your excellent write-up on this. I was going to change my fuel filter and only opened the rear cover. Didn't see that cover in the front and buttoned it back up because it looked like a pita. Last night I researched further, and read your write-up. I and saw there are two covers to take o...
by djohnk
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do I remove this without ruining it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: How do I remove this without ruining it?

The re-manufactured one I ordered from Clearwater didn't have it. I want to move it over from the old one before I ship back as a core.
by djohnk
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do I remove this without ruining it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

How do I remove this without ruining it?

Does anyone know how to remove the steel fixture on the camshaft cover that the oil fill cap screws into? I am finishing up installing a re-manufactured head from Clearwater heads. I want to transfer it to the new camshaft cover before I fill the car with oil and see how she runs. Please don't tell ...
by djohnk
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does this need a gasket? I don't remember ....
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Does this need a gasket? I don't remember ....

Thanks Lee, Before I read your email, I went to the Volvo dealership armed with my VIN. They couldn't find one on either the turbo assembly or the exhaust system assembly. I guess I will just clean it up real well and assemble. IPD -- was correct some of the Volvo's do have a gasket there, it's ther...
by djohnk
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does this need a gasket? I don't remember ....
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Does this need a gasket? I don't remember ....

When I was ordering stuff for my headgasket replacement I noticed a gasket for the turbo-to-downpipe interface on the IPD website, so I ordered one. They sent me one which is too big. I called IPD and he said some of the Volvo's don't use a gasket there. My car is a '98 V70XC with a 2.4 liter and a ...
by djohnk
Fri May 31, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can someone loan me this tool? (or one similar)
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Can someone loan me this tool? (or one similar)

Thanks, another good link on the subject I never knew about...
by djohnk
Thu May 30, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can someone loan me this tool? (or one similar)
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Can someone loan me this tool? (or one similar)

Thanks for the link, I had seen a couple others, but not that one ... I already made up a camshaft holder so i will probably use it.
by djohnk
Wed May 29, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Can someone loan me this tool? (or one similar)
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Can someone loan me this tool? (or one similar)

Can someone loan me this camshaft alignment/holding tool (or one similar to it)?
I will gladly pay shipping, and will ship it back as soon as I am done with it.
I really don't want to make one.

Thanks

David

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by djohnk
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC won't start after catastrophic radiator fail
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: 1998 V70XC won't start after catastrophic radiator fail

Thanks for the advice jablackburn, I checked the compression and starting from the timing belt got 0, 0, 0, 60, and 160psi. Sounds like the head for sure. I think I will do this myself, I already have had the intake off for a pcv system cleaning, and have also done a timing belt/water pump change. I...
by djohnk
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC won't start after catastrophic radiator fail
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

1998 V70XC won't start after catastrophic radiator fail

As the subject says, my 1998 V70XC won't start after the plastic top water hose mount on the radiator broke at 70+mph. The car quit, and I found oil/water/steam all over the engine compartment. I pulled the dipstick and found no oil on it. I towed the car home, and today I replaced the radiator with...
by djohnk
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate unit blower replacement
Replies: 133
Views: 57230

Re: Climate unit blower replacement

I finally found the solution to the problem I was dealing with on page four of this thread. It was the new blower fan I had purchased from FDP Groton. The blower was short circuiting internally and blowing the 25 amp fuse. I made a quick call to Mike, their sales manager, and he two day UPS'ed me a ...
by djohnk
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate unit blower replacement
Replies: 133
Views: 57230

Re: Climate unit blower replacement

Thanks for the advice Lee, I rechecked my fuses and the 25amp climate control fuse (#31) had blown. I replaced it and everything worked again. I was happy until the next time I got in the car, the fuse blew again. Still troubleshooting, will post back the problem/solution once I get to the bottom of...
by djohnk
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens
Replies: 123
Views: 217059

Re: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens

Although it is not necessary, I bought this tool for my car at IPD: http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S70V70-1998-2000/Tools/Cam-Locking-Tool/p-128-730-1191/ It was hard to put in (I put mine in with the writting upside down, the only way it would fit), but once it was in I was assured it stayed where it ...
by djohnk
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens
Replies: 123
Views: 217059

Re: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens

Got it done this weekend. Can't say it was an easy job, ran into a few snags here and there, but it's definitely doable. Would have been extremely hard without both excellent instructions... Lee's on link above, and the instructions on this post.
by djohnk
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate unit blower replacement
Replies: 133
Views: 57230

Re: Climate unit blower replacement

Well, I have replaced the blower with a new one (the A/C and heat worked for about a 1/2 of a day, and my problem of two blinking yellow lights on the automatic climate control with no blowing air on any setting returned). Today I replaced the resistor pack with a used one from the salvage yard, and...
by djohnk
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens
Replies: 123
Views: 217059

Re: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens

Thanks for the advice Lee, I thought it would be alright, but I having never done this project just wanted to make sure. I will dig into the project tomorrow afternoon (should be about perfect weather for working on the car, about 50 degrees).
by djohnk
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens
Replies: 123
Views: 217059

Re: Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens

With my 1998 V70XC approaching 150,000 miles, I was excited to receive my timing belt kit, water pump, and little blue tool to hold everything in place today from IPD. (when I did the 75,000 mile change at the Volvo dealership in 2005 the bill was $583 plus tax) I was disappointed to see that the ti...
by djohnk
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate unit blower replacement
Replies: 133
Views: 57230

Re: Climate unit blower replacement

Thanks for the quick reply. That is what I am trying to do, but my whole dashboard flexes, and it won't come out.
by djohnk
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate unit blower replacement
Replies: 133
Views: 57230

Re: Climate unit blower replacement

I have a 1998 V70XC I am trying to get ready for a trip up north for Christmas. I just replaced my blower unit (using the excellent instructions in this post, and this video: http://www.howcast.com/videos/51461-All-How-To-Replace-Blower-Motor-in-Volvo-S70-V70-C70-XC70 ). I also removed and cleaned t...