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by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: That rattling is driving me nuts ...
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: That rattling is driving me nuts ...

Thanks. I'll hang in there. About to order new front end parts and loads of dynamat to get the noise level down (has helped on the tailgate so far, it closes with a very nice 'thud' now.). Use caution with a heavy material on the tailgate as putting too much weight there will really stress the tail...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sluggish off the line and worse in hot weather
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Sluggish off the line and worse in hot weather

Perhaps you pinched a seal or vacuum hose or connector didn't fully seat, causing a vacuum leak. I recall RSPI warning people about intake manifold gasket leaks and the havoc they wreck.

Save time, frustration and your hair by smoking it.
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 gas gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: 98 v70 gas gauge

I recently pulled mine, disassembled it and inspected it because it was 'sticking' at times when low. It would indicate less gas than there actually was (fortunately...). I gently smoothed/polished all of the sliding parts. It's been fine since. You'll need a wiring diagram to follow it. 850's shoul...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 throwing P0455 code
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: 1998 V70 throwing P0455 code

Search is your friend here. Lots of posts re: P0455 including several of my own.

Smoke is also your friend....
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Current thinking on best axel boots?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Current thinking on best axel boots?

I wouldn't use Rein. Search my thread on front axle removal to do boots! The passenger outer tore (may have hit something?!). I've been putting it off though I do have a GKN boot.
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reattach inner door panels
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Reattach inner door panels

I think I used hot glue.

You could also use Sonneborne NP-1. Problem is you could never remove them again.
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 AC job. Rein over nissens, adjustable orfice valve
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: 1999 AC job. Rein over nissens, adjustable orfice valve

A TXV would fix all of this. I can tell when in traffic the condenser gets heat-soaked, even with RECIRC on (which it always is here). The refrigerant is still a vapor at the orfice. Much like a spray can when it gets empty; rather than spraying ingredient in a nice pattern, it just 'spits'. I'd adv...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70, T5 Power Steering Leak: Wrong ATF?
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: 98 V70, T5 Power Steering Leak: Wrong ATF?

99 cars call for a different type of fluid as the pump/PS changed from 98. AT205 works great for leaky racks. BTDT. Over time the PS reservoir will 'weep'. You'll think you have a leak. And you do, sort of.

I use Valvoline Max-life synthetic ATC (red). Also use it in the auto-trans.
by sleddriver
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine Sludge: Any Updated Fix?
Replies: 62
Views: 8888

Re: Engine Sludge: Any Updated Fix?

Don't understand why engine flushes are verboten on turbo cars as some claim. No problems here. It's not just the turbo I'm worried about. I'm wary of flushes on any higher mileage engine that hasn't been flushed at least once in a while from new. If too much chunky crap thats built up come loose a...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sluggish off the line and worse in hot weather
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Sluggish off the line and worse in hot weather

1. Be sure your timing belt marks are spot on. Mine was 'detuned' for nearly 6yrs when indy mis-installed it 2 teeth off and turned it into a dog. Tooks years to make the connection. 2. If it's very hot there, you need premium gas (93) otherwise the ECU will retard the ignition enough to dump most b...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: That rattling is driving me nuts ...
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: That rattling is driving me nuts ...

So my 96R is a pleasure on the freeway, but bumpy roads in the city are a pita. And since I have 2 more 850ies with very similar mileage (all around 190.000) I know it is alot worse in the R. This probably comes from the 17 inch wheels and the sport suspension for 200.000 miles and and 22 years. So...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Engine Sludge: Any Updated Fix?
Replies: 62
Views: 8888

Re: Engine Sludge: Any Updated Fix?

I've used BG109 engine flush twice on a hot motor with idle raised to about 1500 RPM and hood open for about 15min. Oil viscosity was reduced to zero, used oil was jet black as it flew out of the pan. Also drained engine oil cooler and line. At this point you could fill with cheap oil + new filter a...
by sleddriver
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Want to hear something weird? I still have the original J and L hose from the factory! No tears nor leaks. Even down here in the blistering heat. Go figure that.....
by sleddriver
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS Issue Resolved! Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: ABS Issue Resolved! Topic is solved

Man you have been fighting that issue for a while! Glad you got a solution finally for it, and very well done sir. Now there is just that P0455 issue....... Neil. Just updated another post regarding P0455. The code hasn't returned since dropping the tank, cleaning and lubricating both fuel level se...
by sleddriver
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Update: Recently the CEL glowed and I immediately thought "the dragon returneth". I read the code using a Nexus 7 + Torque lite + Bluetooth OBDII interface. Lo & behold, it was some other code I don't recall ever seeing. I was so pleased it wasn't P0455 I immediately erased whatever it was and promp...
by sleddriver
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally doing PCV - needed it big time
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: Finally doing PCV - needed it big time

Hey guys have car apart and trying to wrap up this job. Can I spray a little gumout carb cleaner in the intake valves, they look a little gummed up, Wow...they are dirty indeed. Use caution with carb cleaner if it's not rated safe for catalytic cnvtr & oxygen sensors. Best to use FI cleaner. I'd re...
by sleddriver
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Droopy Sun Visor
Replies: 18
Views: 13523

Re: Droopy Sun Visor

Timely topic as mine has been "drooping" as well. I like the idea of magnets.
by sleddriver
Sat May 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil pressure warning light coming on and off, 1996 850
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: Oil pressure warning light coming on and off, 1996 850

Re: Pcv system. When I replaced the factory system, I found all was well except for the two hard plastic lines that run from the turbo intake to "the box". Both were cracked in half resulting in no engine vacuum pulling vapor to be combusted. FF a few years after replacing it all with factory parts ...
by sleddriver
Sat May 26, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 rear shocks: Best ride for the buck?
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Volvo 850 rear shocks: Best ride for the buck?

I went with OEM Sachs on all four corners. What an improvement over the original factory that were just flat.worn.out. Really firmed up the ride while at the same time eliminate the crashing & banging over speed bumps, rough pavement, etc.
by sleddriver
Sat May 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will a 850 hood fit in the back of a wagon?
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Will a 850 hood fit in the back of a wagon?

Old post....

Why stuff inside though when you could carry it on top??
by sleddriver
Sat May 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Goodbye 98 V70
Replies: 29
Views: 1484

Re: Goodbye 98 V70

Gee Dad, I feel your pain. We do get quite attached to these cars given all the hands-on-time we have troubleshooting, then repairing often during our weekends off. Owner/Driver/Mechanic/Vehicle bond over time as the roles age and merge over the years. We remember the good times they hauled us & our...
by sleddriver
Sat May 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Update: It's been about a month now since my tank drop. No return of P0-455 since then! Not even a CEL! Given the traffic here, I definitely have plenty of opportunities to be sitting at 0 MPH 17 min. after key on. It should have found at least one opportunity to run this test. So it took dropping t...
by sleddriver
Mon May 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '94 850 Timbing Belt Job- Current Timing appears to be off Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: '94 850 Timbing Belt Job- Current Timing appears to be off Topic is solved

BTDT. Indy didn't check it after installation. Performance really suffered climbing hills and passing. Fixing it made a HUGE difference.
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Abs and tracs again
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Abs and tracs again

Clemens wrote: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:54 pmWould wheelspin cause the lights to come on?
I bet so. Think about it.
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Crazy Overboosting
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Crazy Overboosting

The standard TCv struggles to control past about 12psi. My 00 'R' has a tune, and it runs at 18-20 psi with the 19T turbo.It does seem strange that the 1st and 4th gears are ok and 2nd and 3rd are not. Cannot think why that would be as I would have had a problem with the wastegate or TCV would affe...
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dim Headlights 2000 Volvo S70
Replies: 28
Views: 11300

Re: Dim Headlights

scot850 wrote: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:27 am What the ......???
Bright, new bulbs coupled with a grainy, grey reflector will still result in poor lighting. BTDThis. I'm still amazed at just how bright my HDLT's are now...on low beam. On high, they make highway signs painful to look at. Should have replaced the reflectors MUCH SOONER.
by sleddriver
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Something odd happend yesterday with regard to the fuel level sensor reading on the dash. The night before I put in about 4 ga. Afterwards, the gauge read 6ga total. There was some gas in the tank already. Yesterday morning, the gauge read fine. While driving later, I noticed the 'fuel low" light c...
by sleddriver
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Forum search now accepts 3-character searches... like "ECU"
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Forum search now accepts 3-character searches... like "ECU"

Found this now-previous limitation very frustrating when working on my ECC issue a few years back. Ditto for recent ABS issue. Glad it's fixed!
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Something odd happend yesterday with regard to the fuel level sensor reading on the dash. The night before I put in about 4 ga. Afterwards, the gauge read 6ga total. There was some gas in the tank already. Yesterday morning, the gauge read fine. While driving later, I noticed the 'fuel low" light co...
by sleddriver
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

You're welcome. Note that the top of your GLT tank might not look like this at all. I posted my photos on CN90's link to compare & contrast.

What we all need is a diode-delete for P0-455!
by sleddriver
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Fuel Vent Hose 9463088 w/o Dropping Gas Tank! Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 8350

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Fuel Vent Hose w/o Dropping Gas Tank! Topic is solved

After having just dropped my tank for the first time, then reading this post, the top of my 98 V70 T5 tank hoses are very different from CN90's GLT. Look here: Volvo_Gas Tank 003.JPG Volvo_Gas Tank 002.JPG More confusion from the factory for us DIY'ers. No wonder some photos didn't match up to what ...
by sleddriver
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

....What other places could there be a leak? The only thing I can think of right now that could possibly be leaking is the fuel pump seal, which I already replaced when I replaced my fuel pump. When I removed the fuel pump access cover, I can smell a hint of gas (nothing TOO strong) but I figured i...
by sleddriver
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 CD Changer Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 CD Changer Maintenance

I wrote up a how to on this also a while ago with pictures, but the main thing is these units often got a bad rap due to bad maintenance rather than the product itself. Glad you got it fixed though as it is a satisfying repair and they are good head units.Neil Hi Neil. Thanks for mentioning your ho...
by sleddriver
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 CD Changer Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: SC-901 CD Changer Maintenance

Did this recently to my SC-901. But now mine has stopped to play fm radio. No sound. It scans for stations but couldn't find anything. Antenna is working fine. CDs and tape work just fine. Any ideas? No I don't. I suggest you start a new thread though as FM reception doesn't have anything to do wit...
by sleddriver
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fast ticking sound: Do I need to do valve adjustment?
Replies: 10
Views: 3383

Re: Fast ticking sound: Do I need to do valve adjustment?

1. What oil do you run? 2. How often is it changed? 3. How long have you owned the car? Extensive oil research on BITOG led me to using Mobil 1 10W-30 HM, which spec's great for a turbo car. Synthetic oil is extremely slippery. The detergents keep the inside clean. Several years ago I used BG109 eng...
by sleddriver
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 and Colorado Emissions / Keep or Sell Nordic Thunder? Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 3616

Re: 1998 V70 and Colorado Emissions / Keep or Sell Nordic Thunder? Topic is solved

We have about the same mileage. No rust issues here. The county I live in is uber-anal about all things enviro. With a 98, all monitors don't need to be 'ready' before an inspection. The CEL is easily turned off by disconnecting the battery for awhile. The sled's never failed a 'snif' test when done...
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: VIDA makes the P0455 easier to troubleshoot
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: VIDA makes the P0455 easier to troubleshoot

wizechatmgr wrote: Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:46 pm
sleddriver wrote: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:48 pm Wow! Great! Unfortunately I'm not able to do this using VIDA. I wonder if VADIS + a DICE box would work?
Yes, it does require a DICE box.
I've always wanted to get VADIS + Dice set-up. I have VADIS running from a CD on an old WXP LT. No DICE box though. Not sure who still uses them.
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Large electrical problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Large electrical problems

Tintti: As you live where Winter roads are salted, be sure top of battery is clean & dry. It is possible to form a dry "salt bridge" across the top between the two terminals from a combination of salt crystals/dust/dirt/dampness you may not even notice until looking closer. Same goes for the starter...
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: VIDA makes the P0455 easier to troubleshoot
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: VIDA makes the P0455 easier to troubleshoot

Wow! Great! Unfortunately I'm not able to do this using VIDA. I wonder if VADIS + a DICE box would work?
by sleddriver
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 CD Changer Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 627

SC-901 CD Changer Maintenance

Been having trouble recently with the 901 playing CD's. Two of the discs had several fine scratches. For a minute I thought the aluminum layer was actually oxidizing as they're about 20yrs old now. However they polished out fine (fortunately). Even after this, neither disk would play. The top metal ...
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 non turbo loss of power
Replies: 41
Views: 2418

Re: 98 S70 non turbo loss of power

Hello, I have a 1998 S70 non-turbo that is having some issues. Car was running fine until one day the engine completely lost power. This wasn't electrical as all of my electronics still worked, it was just directly the engine. I was able to start it back up and limp home, with it dying on me a coup...
by sleddriver
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quasi Electrical Question
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Quasi Electrical Question

When's the last time you cleaned the idle air speed control motor? Check for air leaks in the hose as well.
by sleddriver
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Upstream sensor died while driving?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Upstream sensor died while driving?

I went with a Bosch sensor after much research. Can't remember the details though as it was quite awhile ago. I've read that O2 sensors age (decline) and replacing the front can improve MPG and performance.
by sleddriver
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fog light install
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Fog light install

I too added fogs after gathering all the parts from the junkyard. I found installation frustrating. Down here we have no rust though. Given the location, drilling out that stud will not be fun. Using fogs to make up for poor headlights won't work as they're too low and mainly illuminate out to the s...
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS Issue Resolved! Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: ABS Issue Resolved! Topic is solved

Man you have been fighting that issue for a while! Glad you got a solution finally for it, and very well done sir......Now there is just that P0455 issue....... Indeed I have! Holy Cow Meow.....RPITA. The light is STILL off. The dash panel actually looks odd....it's all dark. And another thing....n...
by sleddriver
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quasi Electrical Question
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Quasi Electrical Question

I've recently run across the solution to this while researching something else. Problem is I'm unable to recall the details. It is here on MVS.
by sleddriver
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS Issue Resolved! Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 693

ABS Issue Resolved! Topic is solved

Sometimes when the code indicates a front, right sensor, it actually IS the front, right sensor.....not the controller! For years, I've been going around and around with the ABS system. I've previously pulled the controller twice to repair bad solder joints as reported here. Last time I had to enlar...
by sleddriver
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front ABS Sensor cable replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3974

Re: Front ABS Sensor cable replacement

I fired up VADIS and there is no connector for either front ABS sensor harness. This agrees with the schematic I found earlier, but not for a '98 model year. VADIS recommends cutting the pass side ABS cable a short distance from where it enters the hard, plastic harness loom then properly shortening...
by sleddriver
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front ABS Sensor cable replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3974

Re: Front ABS Sensor cable replacement

On my V70 the front ABS sensors go to connectors on the shock towers. Is your break before that? The abs sensor comes with a new connector Yeah...but yours is a 99, not a 98. After looking at an earlier post of yours mentioning same, I went looking for a connector in the same area (top of the shock...
by sleddriver
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front ABS Sensor cable replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3974

Re: Front ABS Sensor cable replacement

Updating an older thread here as no one answered and I'm faced with the same issue. While probing the ABS module connector I discovered the FR wiring was open. The remaining three read about 1099 Ohms or so. I pulled the FR wheel off and discovered the ABS wiring sheared right off near the connecto...
by sleddriver
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?

No joy finding something on JP Cycles. Frustrating because I have no bike data to put in. Mouser has yet to figure this out! No luck at local old-school HW store either. However I got to thinking "What about brass tubing?" I picked up some with an ID smaller than the connectors OD, then modified it ...
by sleddriver
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Driver seat leather and seat bottom replacement ( re titled) Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 6754

Re: P80 passengers and driver seat swap Topic is solved

I did both bottom foam cushion & leather cover swap several years ago. When my neighbor took the sled to pickup a chair, she remarked how 'stiff' the foam was...like sitting in/on a bucket. (She even has more padding....). I've read one can 'revitalize' old foam cushions by steaming them. Problem is...
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaky Oil Cap
Replies: 46
Views: 3104

Re: Leaky Oil Cap

When I did the PCV system, all passages down there were clear and open. A thought occured while in there to use a brass 12ga shotgun brush & short rod to insert and make the aluminum shiny once again. Worked very well. Brass brushes come in all diameters and are cheap. Just be sure the threads actua...
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?

Nothing against DB at all. Interesting I had to search for "Images" to find his site, but was pleased to have found it. PNP is also a great option and I've added them to my "don't leave these behind..." list. I've contacted some auto. electrical suppliers as well. They should know about these. Thank...
by sleddriver
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?

Given how many of these cause problems for all sorts of underhood connectors, I thought there would be an easy to find source here. If so, a search didn't work. These are used on the ECT, ABS sensor, fan relay, cruise control connectors (off the top of my head). The soft vinyl water-resistant shield...
by sleddriver
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 ABS speed sensor wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: 1998 S70 ABS speed sensor wiring

Thank you for your answer. I guess I failed to mention that I replaced the ABS module with a remanufactured one provided by Midwest ABS, from whom I have received great assistance and service. The sensor I removed was completely covered with many years of dust, grease etc. So I thought it was good ...
by sleddriver
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS Problem 98 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 24
Views: 3477

Re: ABS Problem 98 T5 Topic is solved

I ordered a complete new rear sensor assembly for an unbelievable price of $20 shipped. I don't know how they make money at that price. We'll see how it works. The cheapest aftermarket from my local parts suppliers was $115. Ebay has its advantages. Hey MechEng...did that cheap harness hold up? Sti...
by sleddriver
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone had issues with Xemodex customer service?
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: Anyone had issues with Xemodex customer service?

Wow am I glad I own a '98......

What a mess and a costly one at that! Sorry to hear you're in Volvo Hell {whatever the Swedish word for hell is...}
by sleddriver
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front end shaking hard under acceleration
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Front end shaking hard under acceleration

Just looked at it and front lower motor mount is trashed. There’s so much movement on the motor when I accelerate or shift gears I should probably do some other motor mounts too. Are they original, now 19yrs old? If so, the hydraulic mounts have collapsed allowing the motor to sink down quite a bit...
by sleddriver
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 Volvo C70 2.5T atmospheric pressure sensor and high consumption
Replies: 36
Views: 9771

Re: '98 Volvo C70 2.5T atmospheric pressure sensor and high consumption

This is very odd as air is needed for combustion. Further, from what you've said, unmetered air is entering downstream of the MAF. That's not good as the ECM can't account for it.
by sleddriver
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 Volvo C70 2.5T atmospheric pressure sensor and high consumption
Replies: 36
Views: 9771

Re: '98 Volvo C70 2.5T atmospheric pressure sensor and high consumption

@sleddriver .... that would be the worst case scenario, to be honest. The price of having the wiring harness replaced by a workshop is an economical total loss. I'd have to find someone to do some patchwork. I myself do not have the knowledge or the possibility to do so. I'm not talking about repla...
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2778

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

It depends......
The gas I buy here in Tx. isn't the same as what you buy in NJ. Second, ambient temp. is another consideration. It's very, very hot and humid here during the L-O-N-G Summer. It can hit 100°F here on May 1 and Sept is often as hot & humid as August.
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: electric gremlin v70 98
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: electric gremlin V70 98

When's the last time the throttle body was thoroughly cleaned?
Ditto for the IAS control motor.
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 Volvo C70 2.5T atmospheric pressure sensor and high consumption
Replies: 36
Views: 9771

Re: '98 Volvo C70 2.5T atmospheric pressure sensor and high consumption

As we both own '98s and they're getting old and you have already replaced the sensor, I'd check the wiring harness for degraded vinyl wire insulation which could cause a short. I've seen this the ECT, crank & cam sensors wiring. It also happens to the headlight low-beam harness inside the light asse...
by sleddriver
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel Filling, Fuel Filler Neck Questions (P0446, P0453)
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Fuel Filling, Fuel Filler Neck Questions (P0446, P0453)

Is there any kind of flap or check valve where the filler neck enters the tank? There is a flap/check valve where the fill tube enters the tank...at least on my '98. If your tank pressurizes, then the vent line is obstructed. Perhaps the vent itself is blocked or clogged with old, rotted foam? Also...
by sleddriver
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 EVAP SEQUENCE by User lexia
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: P80 EVAP SEQUENCE by User lexia

Agreed.
I thought I'd read everything on MVS re: P0455. Somehow missed this one. Excellent information.
by sleddriver
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover

800AF. Yes, I am. I have removed and thoroughly inspected the j-hose previously as noted above. No leaks. I wish it had been!
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover

Hi Neil. No...I found my old W98 LT with VADIS installed on it. Fired it up and read up on fuel tank removal. That big ring needs to be removed. It didn't mention anything about needing to remove the two Torx screws behind the fuel door. I need to hook the LT up to the printer and get that info in p...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Forgot to mention previously that if the tank pressure sensor is Toes Up, out-of-spec, or 'thrown a wobbly' then this could also cause problems. Being able to monitor this sensor while pulling a vacuum on the tank or pressurizing it would be very useful! Once either is done, then seeing the pressure...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

This may help: When the EVAP canister shut-off valve is closed the fuel tank system should be sealed. When the EVAP canister purge valve is activated the fuel tank pressure must fall to a set negative pressure or it will be interpreted as a major leak. Then the canister purge valve closes. Fuel tan...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Given my recent experience, dropping the tank isn't the big deal I read about, much less to be feared. Should have done it years ago rather than thinking "I've read it's difficult/frustrating/PITA/etc."

I'll be posting pics and notes.
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover

Turns out to remove the gas tank filler housing at the rear pass side quarter panel requires removal of the large dia. metal ring/hoop/circlip. May or may not also need to remove the two Torx screws as well. The 850 article didn't mention this. That would have been helpful!
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

The P0455 monster lurks in my 98 as well unfortunately. Abscate's explanation explains why it sometimes takes so long to return, other times within a week or so. What a PITA system.... I have plenty of posts on this both here and on BITOG. I used an Autodiagnos Volvo scan tool to run the cycle and w...
by sleddriver
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Jerky Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Jerky Steering

How old is the fluid? Flushing it out (thoroughly) is a great place to start. I have never flushed it and been driving the car for 5 years. Five years is enough. Drop some on a white paper towel. If it's dark red, brick red, has black particles in it, or smells burnt, etc. it's time for a flush. "J...
by sleddriver
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Jerky Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Jerky Steering

How old is the fluid?
Flushing it out (thoroughly) is a great place to start.
by sleddriver
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover

Thanks Neil for sharing my burden! I'm down in the thick of thin things. Previous research indicated that the 98+ replaced the squishy-pipes of 850 with hard plastic to eliminate EVAP leaks. I did check a few tanks several years ago and compare them. Problem is, something is still amiss re: P0455 GR...
by sleddriver
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover

Nobody has dealt with the before, eh? Really?? First mistake I've made is not backing up the rear onto some ramps. Second was following an 850 sedan guide to lowering the tank. Removing the two Torx screws behind the fuel filler door doesn't release the filler tube allowing the tank to drop. He said...
by sleddriver
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 570

98 V70: Jammed Fuel Level Cover

I fired up the smoker today to check both the engine compartment and gas tank for any possible leaks. Both B&W check valves do restrict airflow in only a single direction. None in the first however, not sure of the later. I can pressurize the tank enough to hear it expand by blocking the shut-off va...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How To Fix Back Of Center Arm Rest
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: How To Fix Back Of Center Arm Rest

Polyvance's plastic welder:

by sleddriver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ATP-205 works!
Replies: 44
Views: 5070

Re: ATP-205 works!

+1 on M1 HM, I changed it out for M1 0w-30 last oil change, everything started leaking. BTDT with 0w-30. Oil consumption really increased. I regularly ran Shell T6 20w-50 for years. Worked great. Then when gas went through the roof, I took it down a notch to increase MPG. After doing lots of homewo...
by sleddriver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How To Fix Back Of Center Arm Rest
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: How To Fix Back Of Center Arm Rest

Has anyone else come up with a better fix for this dilemma? As our cars age and plastic becomes brittle, I think it's time to learn plastic welding. Rather amazing what can be done to reinforce cracks using wire mesh embedded in hot, molten plastic. I've watched a few YT videos on this. Hot glue + ...
by sleddriver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ATP-205 works!
Replies: 44
Views: 5070

Re: ATP-205 works!

Just added some to my 99 v70R with 142K. Hoping to buy some time on my vvt/exhaust cam seal. If it works even for a while I’ll probably make it regular for the sake of my not-yet leaking exhaust valve stem seals. Exhaust valve failure due to seal leakage seems to be biggest danger to the internals ...
by sleddriver
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Would you buy this 2000 V70-XC?
Replies: 31
Views: 1959

Re: Would you buy this 2000 V70-XC?

......would you rather put the work into all the above on a 2002 S60, or risk the possible AWD/ETM issues on a V70 that seems to be otherwise running great? * Why is he selling if he's only had it for a year? * His guess is just that....a guess. Verification? Records? I've never owned an AWD anythi...
by sleddriver
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door lock problems
Replies: 44
Views: 12901

Re: Door lock problems

I am working on a 98 V70 where both rear doors will only lock when using the button or the key. I inspected the actuator mechanisms and found a surprise: In both cases, the motors are working just fine. Instead, the little red pin that the mechanism pushes against to open the door, is missing (pres...
by sleddriver
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: head scratcher
Replies: 41
Views: 2222

Re: head scratcher

Having read all of this, I'd suspect the fuel pump (even if new) or the installation of it. Perhaps a hose is pinched somewhere? Or a seal/o-ring is squished out internally blocking the flow of gas? Perhaps there's a way to test the pump outside of the tank? Where you could see the flow, test the pr...
by sleddriver
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The best thing about driving an older Volvo that nobody talks about
Replies: 20
Views: 7023

Re: The best thing about driving an older Volvo that nobody talks about

Your premis isn't valid here in Tx. Blowing by a 'pack' at that speed will indeed get you a ticket!

"A Man's Got To Know His Limitations"
by sleddriver
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

Fifth, I can also replace the pass door handle (plastic swivel fatigue) and the door latch mechanism that defies my attempts to repair it internally. Sixth, I also scavenged some inner door panel keepers that hold the panel to the metal door. Went about replacing the pass. door handle mech. + cable...
by sleddriver
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: All of a sudden she started making this loud knocking/tapping
Replies: 57
Views: 16338

Re: All of a sudden she started making this loud knocking/tapping

My guess is a stuck lifter as it sounds 'metalic'. Metal hitting metal. Perhaps it was oil-starved due to a small oil passage clogging over time & miles. Not sure if any 'mechanic-in-a-can' will fix this. I've used BG109 engine flush a few times for a good internal 'wash' before changing oil. You ma...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Sticking Fuel Level Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: 98 V70: Sticking Fuel Level Sensor

The smell of gas could be from a detoriating hose, you should be able to tell when you can get to the top of the tank. There should be no smell of gas until you remove the rings freeing the sending unit and pump. Only smells when filled full. This may also be due to the fact that liquid gas has flo...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Sticking Fuel Level Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: 98 V70: Sticking Fuel Level Sensor

About fuel level sender: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56052 About P0455....could be that something is disturbed from your recent accident at the back of the car. I remember seeing your post. A photo of the inside would have answered a few questions. No, P0455 had bee...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Sticking Fuel Level Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 363

98 V70: Sticking Fuel Level Sensor

Lately, it's been acting up, leaving me to wonder just how much gas I have left. I've also noticed that when filling the tank (motor off), the fuel gauge will rise, hang, rise, hang...slowly ratcheting itself upwards. Searched the RD last night. Found plenty of hits for AWDs but they're quite differ...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

^^^ Indeed. Rather amazing all of those black marks were just melted plastic adhered there from heat due to friction. Just finished replacing the pass. side mirror with the PnP replacement. I used some VLR on the plastic 'ring' to condition it and ease insertion. I really like that stuff for all sor...
by sleddriver
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

To: Neil. Well, there is that. First time to be hit in the sled's rear in 20 yrs of ownership. Just a RPITA having to deal with this at a rather critical time personally. As if I needed more weight added. "When it rains, it pours". The pass-side outer boot is completely torn now. I do have the repla...
by sleddriver
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

Update: Returned to PnP the next day (after cooling off) when it occurred to me that a new tail light cluster just might not fit UNLESS the sheetmetal around it was fixed FIRST. Therefore, I needed a replacement to check this out and the quickest & cheapest route was the PnP. I picked up a 8mm deep ...
by sleddriver
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

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by sleddriver
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heat distribution problems 1998 V70 ECC
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Heat distribution problems 1998 V70 ECC

Search through my old posts while troubleshooting my ECC issues.
My understanding is that the system is designed to default to defrost.
by sleddriver
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

skloon wrote: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:34 am The area under and beneath the tailight is a complicated layer of panels
The area I'm referring to is on the outside edge of the lower, right tail light lens. I'll post a photo later. Must be a very strong area.
by sleddriver
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

I've got part numbers And prices listed in my part out thread but a trip to a local PnO will beat shipping I saw a post from you re: a blue wagon. Is that what you're referring to? No part numbers listed however... Update to all: Very frustrating day today re: junk yards...that was exactly my exper...
by sleddriver
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

WhatAmIDoing wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:42 pm What about this guy's insurance? They not willing to pay for a body shop? Hope you at least got a good check out of it.
Fortunately, he did have insurance. However, he stalled for 1-1/2wks not returning their numerous calls (1/day) to admit fault, thus holding up payment to me.
by sleddriver
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Re: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

I may get lucky at a local yard. Planned on going there today, but something else came up.
by sleddriver
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 5402

Need Rear Pass. Lower Tail Light Assembly & Repair Advice Topic is solved

Was recently hit in the back, pass. side corner. Took out the lower tail light assembly, dented in the rear-facing frame an inch or so and put a large, shallow "dish" into the rear, pass. side, outer sheetmetal. The other guys small Honda SUV fared far worse. First timem to ever be hit in the rear i...
by sleddriver
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Long Cranking Time on 99 S70 GLT
Replies: 34
Views: 1629

Re: Long Cranking Time on 99 S70 GLT

To OP: My recent cold-start trouble was traced to a faulty fuel pump relay. I fixed it and no more issues. How old is yours? Also note if either the camshaft or crank position sensor wiring insulation is crumbling and the wires happen to short or ground, the ECM won't be able to maintain spark timin...
by sleddriver
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: fuel tank pressure sensor (p0455)
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: fuel tank pressure sensor (p0455)

^^^ Yep. That's it.
Should be another hose coming out of the Char. Can (27) however.
The R-car is AWD. The T5 is FWD.
by sleddriver
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: fuel tank pressure sensor (p0455)
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: fuel tank pressure sensor (p0455)

I own a '98 V70T5. My gas tank configuration doesn't look anything like that. That picture is from an AWD I believe. Re: PO455 & OP: I built a smoker just to troubleshoot this nagging CEL. I've managed to extinguish it for a time, but it always comes back. I have yet to drop the tank. Never noticed ...
by sleddriver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4034
Views: 375535

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

1. Replaced 8yr old OEM t-stat that was very slow to close in 30°F temps. Great having REAL heat back and ^MPG. 2. Replaced both elec. caps inside original OEM fuel pump relay. Fixed cold-start issue. Made emergency jumper. 3. Intermittent pass. fog light was due to the bulb, not the socket. Once re...
by sleddriver
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4034
Views: 375535

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

abscate wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:39 pm Those reservoirs seep PS oil when they get old - check the level and if it is ok, don't sweat it.
So THAT'S it!
I was puzzled why that reservoir would soon return to a shiny appearance, especially when the cap seal was good. I kept wondering why it would do that. Now I understand.
by sleddriver
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70XC 9434225 Strange buzzing noise on start ..solved with new fuel pump relay Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: 1999 V70XC 9434225 Strange buzzing noise on start ..solved with new fuel pump relay Topic is solved

abscate wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:34 am What was the ESR on the replacement stuff?
For a high quality Panasonic low ESR cap, about half an Ohm.
by sleddriver
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70XC 9434225 Strange buzzing noise on start ..solved with new fuel pump relay Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: 1999 V70XC 9434225 Strange buzzing noise on start ..solved with new fuel pump relay Topic is solved

OP: You just helped me verify what's going on with a recent cold-start sled issue. Same thing happened: Buzzzzing dash, no start, batt. light on, just crank & crank. Then it'll light off. I've read there's an electrolytic cap inside the FP relay. These eventually dry out, stop acting like a capacit...
by sleddriver
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70XC 9434225 Strange buzzing noise on start ..solved with new fuel pump relay Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: 1999 V70XC 9434225 Strange buzzing noise on start ..solved with new fuel pump relay Topic is solved

OP: You just helped me verify what's going on with a recent cold-start sled issue. Same thing happened: Buzzzzing dash, no start, batt. light on, just crank & crank. Then it'll light off. I've read there's an electrolytic cap inside the FP relay. These eventually dry out, stop acting like a capacito...
by sleddriver
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: no dash lights and no blower
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: no dash lights and no blower

My original ignition SW is just now beginning to act up, after 20yrs. When it does no headlights, dashlights, radio, cabin blower, etc. By just moving the key a bit, they all power up.
by sleddriver
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another P80 battery question...
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Another P80 battery question...

Is this what our batteries cost? I haven't purchased a battery since I bought one for my Altima for $125 about three years ago. That was a no-name battery from a local auto parts dealer in Queens... Are there batteries in that price range for our cars? Down here, they're not near that expensive. Ho...
by sleddriver
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SOLVED: 1998 S70 base - rough idle, odor, undrivable (culprit was distributor cap) Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 10349

Re: 1998 S70 base - rough idle, odor, undrivable Topic is solved

Glad you figured it out! Frustrating, no doubt. While on the subject of ignition, check both the date & brand of the ignition wires. If they're more than 10yrs old and NOT Bougicord, replace them. Be carefull when installing new ones to keep them well away from the crank & camshaft position sensor w...
by sleddriver
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 RH door mirror problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: 2000 V70 RH door mirror problem

Nice work there Neil! I've never dived into that harness nor connector though. However, if only a bit of insulation was missing I'm puzzled why it still didn't work? I still see bright, shiny copper wire inside. Could be shorting on metal to ground? That connector looks robust. Some I've found will ...
by sleddriver
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Why I hate my 2000 V70R!
Replies: 62
Views: 5926

Re: Why I hate my 2000 V70R!

Hey Neil, I feel your pain! Remember my year-long oddyssey in 2016? Demanding mistress indeed. Fortunately, I haven't had to redo any of it since. Just finished a 900+mi. trip with lots of 80mph interstate (legal) for hours on end. I can cuss with the best of them when in Valhalla Hell. Fortunately,...
by sleddriver
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cruise Control Fix Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Cruise Control Fix Topic is solved

If you've had to remove the battery to gain engine access and now your CC no longer works, it may not just be you forgot to plug in the vacuum line or connect the wiring harness. Though it looks connected, it may not be. I recently discovered the three wire pigtail holding the harness-side female wi...
by sleddriver
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts
Replies: 64
Views: 5981

Re: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts

This is good stuff here!
I'm currently seeking both fog light grilles & the small trim rings to complete my PNP fog light installation.
by sleddriver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 ECM electrical puzzler
Replies: 29
Views: 2723

Re: C70 ECM electrical puzzler

Perfect. Thanks, Volvooh. That has been my contention all along, but I had so many tell me that the LAST place I should look was the ECU. It has been a long strange trip, but I talked to ARD last night and am sending all out this morning. Thanks so much for your input and I have my fingers crossed ...
by sleddriver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to read 1996-1997 Volvo 850 mileage with an ELM327
Replies: 43
Views: 27413

Re: How to read 1996-1997 Volvo 850 mileage with an ELM327

OUTSTANDING WORK ESL!! Being a EE I appreciate the depth of your work here! Recently picked up an ESL blue device and have been playing around with it on a Nex7 running Torque-lite. The chip datasheet you posted early on contains great info on that slice of silicon. I very much appreciate your time!
by sleddriver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to read 1996-1997 Volvo 850 mileage with an ELM327
Replies: 43
Views: 27413

Re: How to read 1996-1997 Volvo 850 mileage with an ELM327

OUTSTANDING WORK ESL!! Being a EE I appreciate the depth of your work here! Recently picked up an ESL blue device and have been playing around with it on a Nex7 running Torque-lite. The chip datasheet you posted early on contains great info on that slice of silicon. I very much appreciate your time!
by sleddriver
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECC Power Stage transistor measurement using a transistor tester
Replies: 9
Views: 2212

Re: ECC Power Stage transistor measurement using a transistor tester

The board of the one I pulled is similar, but different, to the one pictured. Mine is 9166694 (99WO4). Another # is 99G69376. ALPS made in Japan. On the PCB is ANJ971014C. This unit features a large, black ZNR to absorb the motor back EMF and few elec. caps. Not sure if it works (PNP last trip), how...
by sleddriver
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No power to ECC
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: No power to ECC

I've recently noticed in my 98, that the ignition switch occasionally gives me trouble after starting: No radio, dashlights, ECC...if I move the key just a bit, it all lights up. Might work for you....
by sleddriver
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

I have the 901, Dolby unit, external amp + a full set of Dynaudio drivers. It is indeed, most impressive! The 901 sounds better than the lower unit, probably due to the EQ curve. The Dynaudio drivers elevate the sound even further. Tweaking the Dolby levels is necessary to obtain the best effect I d...
by sleddriver
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 aim headlights L/R - help
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: 98 V70 aim headlights L/R - help

Take it to a station with a headlight aiming device? I went to a nearby parking garage to aim mine. Here's a link to the procedure I used: http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html I paid a place to aim my lights the last time I replaced them. They took my money and they were aimed exact...
by sleddriver
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 aim headlights L/R - help
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: 98 V70 aim headlights L/R - help

Take it to a station with a headlight aiming device?

I went to a nearby parking garage to aim mine. Here's a link to the procedure I used: http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
by sleddriver
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2005 Volvo V70 over 200,000 mi- advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: 2005 Volvo V70 over 200,000 mi- advice?

I'd remove the TB cover and inspect the area. Verify the TB is tracking properly and all the marks line up.
by sleddriver
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850, 1995, ECC damper motor problems
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Volvo 850, 1995, ECC damper motor problems

Flow wrote: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:34 am Flaps, shafts e.t.c everything is ok, i can easily turn them by hand when i unscrew the motors.
I wrote up my experience a few years back, of diagnosing my system. Search for it under my name.
by sleddriver
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Torque-lite + Android OBDII BT Interface
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Torque-lite + Android OBDII BT Interface

Any torque users here? Received one of the android OBDII blue-tooth interfaces yesterday. Installed torque-lite on a N7 and was able to extinguish the CEL. However, it indicated no codes were stored. Odd that... Still learning how to set up different gauges on different 'screen views' and move them ...
by sleddriver
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best way to test heating electrical parts?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Best way to test heating electrical parts?

The ECC "resistor pack" is more than just a bank of old school resistors and have a PWM signal fed to it from the ECC that modulates the MOSFET that actually controls motor current on the negative leg. Bingo! The "resistor pack" myth has lagged on far too long. As BE correctly pointed out above, it...
by sleddriver
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New wheel bearing feels notchy
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: New wheel bearing feels notchy

A new one should be stiff & tight. It shouldn't be notchy or make any noise when rotated. If you have access to a stethoscope you can listen to it. You can also put your ear to a large screwdriver and put the other end on the bearing body. Or use a piece of tubing to listen to it. I rejected a TB id...
by sleddriver
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dropping engine for transmission removal - don't use S hooks
Replies: 23
Views: 4903

Re: Dropping engine for transmission removal - don't use S hooks

OP: Using your power as a mod, I see you deleted my post being critical of you using S-hooks. Touchy, eh? Though it looks like it'll work, you found out what happens once sufficient force is applied. Further, the rating of the steel is very suspect; it may snap at any instant when loaded. Third, no ...
by sleddriver
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Buffing Out & Protecting The Clear Coat
Replies: 0
Views: 484

Buffing Out & Protecting The Clear Coat

I did quite a bit of research a few years back on this topic and reported it here: White Car Care . My goal was to buff out the clear coat to remove scratches & swirls as it had never been done properly. I'd used clay + clean wash solution to remove all the little bumps, then would apply liquid Nu F...
by sleddriver
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: How do I polish my fogs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1992

Re: How do I polish my fogs?

To update this thread in case anyone wants to know how I went about it: Glass Fog Light Lens Renovation
by sleddriver
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The everlasting HVAC problem
Replies: 50
Views: 3871

Re: The everlasting HVAC problem

soo. i've finally got to measure the "duct" temp sensor. its the one behind the glovebox? see attachment...however i cannot get this to corrolate with the chart that abscate posted....at ~18-20c i get about 12.8k ohm across the the prongs. i even had it at 14.4ohms at one time..what gives? could th...
by sleddriver
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pcv question 98 v70 t5
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Pcv question 98 V70 t5

I'd suggest you ensure the large rigid plastic PCV line running from "the box" to the bottom of the intake pipe hasn't broken inside its foam sleeve. Mine cracked just below the distributer. Note you'll still pass the 'glove test'.
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 headlight source
Replies: 22
Views: 1637

Re: 98 V70 headlight source

I'll look at your post but my assy's are only 6 years old and as far as throwing light they are fine. So where did you find them for that price? They are 95 each at fcpeuro today. They are about the same everywhere I've looked. Not done price shopping but I'd rather pay 158 than nearly 200. Also, i...
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 headlight source
Replies: 22
Views: 1637

Re: 98 V70 headlight source

Check my post on HDLT assembly replacement. World-of-difference vs. 20yr old reflectors.
by sleddriver
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 intermittent big misfire
Replies: 15
Views: 2161

Re: 98 V70 intermittent big misfire

When's the last time the throttle body was cleaned? How about the IASC (idle air speed control) motor? Check for vacuum leaks at the intake vacuum tree o-ring, and all of the associated vacuum hoses found there. If the tree caps are hard-as-a-rock, they won't properly seal. Smoke both the intake & m...
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Best Interior and Carpet Cleaners
Replies: 12
Views: 4266

Re: Best Interior and Carpet Cleaners

Hello, Has anybody tossed their factory carpets in a washing machine? The set that was in my car seems to be in fairly good shape but just have 30 years of dirt and grime on them. my plan was to wash them in a commercial washer, hang them to dry, use a commercial steamer to flatten and reshape them...
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

FedEx delivered the passenger HDLT assembly today..lens intact! Just finished the install as above. Now I'll need to do a rough alignment, go to a nearby parking garage and do it properly. I also need to correctly aim the fog lights. I'm so used to driving with dull reflectors for so long, I'm very ...
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bulb Failure Light Flashes With Turn Signals '98 V70
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Bulb Failure Light Flashes With Turn Signals '98 V70

bmdubya1198 wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:56 pm
sleddriver wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:42 pm Wow...I see my post never made it!

I recall something about a MVS server issue..'not responding'.

Bummer......
You keep having problems with that! Tell Matt to fix it!
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by sleddriver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The everlasting HVAC problem
Replies: 50
Views: 3871

Re: The everlasting HVAC problem

Hmmm...my post didn't make it here either due to MVS server 'not responding' issue as with other post.

OP: Look back through my previous posts re: ECC on how I troubleshooted my damper motors. You may find something useful before you choose to remove the dash.
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bulb Failure Light Flashes With Turn Signals '98 V70
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Bulb Failure Light Flashes With Turn Signals '98 V70

Wow...I see my post never made it!

I recall something about a MVS server issue..'not responding'.

Bummer......
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R, and then there was silence! Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1464

Re: 2000 V70R, and then there was silence! Topic is solved

WOW amazing amount of work, time, frustration & expense Neil.

You need a Volvo-free vacation.......
by sleddriver
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 timing belt moving side to side, walking to one side
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Re: Volvo 850 timing belt moving side to side, walking to one side

Using anything other than OEM BLUE-BOX Volvo timing belt kit , is courting danger! Seriously! This IS NOT the place to skimp, cheap out, fudge, finagle, save money or otherwise. I've experienced the TB 'walking' a bit off the front edge even using OEM parts. Check back through my posts to see photos...
by sleddriver
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Hi, What kind of solutions are available, leather or vinyl, that could replace the seat part? Hopefully low cost. Years ago, I bought a sewing machine, hot-rodded it, then a bunch of Sunbrella fabric and proceeded to sew a few thousand dollars worth of sailboat luggage. Perhaps it's time to sew mys...
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What DIYs do we need?
Replies: 15
Views: 1871

Re: What DIYs do we need?

..They're going to throw some time and resources at creating DIYs -- and they've got a great "pole position" at this because 1) OEM parts, 2) a facility, 3) Volvo mothership knowledge and experience to back them. Have they produced any so far? If so, unable to find any on their web site. I have a f...
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: I75 heading north evacuation from Irma
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: I75 heading north evacuation from Irma

How about 3 floors-up, on a nearby, above-ground parking garage?
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)

The fins were clean. It appears the fan pushed all the junk into the evaporator. OK. Good. If it's still not running fast enough, you can (maybe) add fan oil to the motor bushings as they're probably dried out. This increased friction slows down the motor, causing it to run hotter because it's pull...
by sleddriver
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

FedEx delivered a single-boxed TYC driver HDLT assembly today. Fortunately it isn't cracked! It came equiped with two Osram H7 bulbs, a nice surprise rather than cheap junk. I swapped them for the new Voslas I recently bought. Still daylight here. I did a beam pattern test. There's just no compariso...
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 still wont hold idle...
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: S70 still wont hold idle...

I drove it less than 100 miles. Odd that.... You mentioned 'it was ready for the junkyard'. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Meaning, issues/gremlins the previous owner didn't want to deal with? '99s are quite a different animal electrically from my '98. You'd be wise to search back thr...
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 still wont hold idle...
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: S70 still wont hold idle...

How long did the car run beautifully before the problems occurred?
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

Today, my first of two packages arrived with a new TYC HDLT assembly. Second is due to arrive tomorrow. Upon removal & inspection, I discover: Volvo_Cracked HDLT 001.JPG Looks like it cracked while in the TYC box, rather than from FedEx shipment. (It was double boxed and well padded). Bummer..... .
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Perhaps mine's so bad due to all the hot, spicy food I eat?
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 Volvo S70 Coolant Flush issue
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: '98 Volvo S70 Coolant Flush issue

+1 on removing the lower radiator hose.

Also consider a citric acid cooling system flush before adding new coolant.
by sleddriver
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Rarely used-for-people-hauling backseat: Volvo_Leather Seat 003.JPG Rarely used passenger seat. Bottom used to be on drivers side. Seatback is original to pass. side: Volvo_Leather Seat 002.JPG Often used driver seat. Bottom swapped over from passenger side. Seatback...
by sleddriver
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Unused tan ages well. My backseats look brand new and they're now 20yrs old. The front pass. seat back also looks new.

My steering wheel is OK as well. Parts of it are dark..maybe only the top.
by sleddriver
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Glass Fog Light Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Glass Fog Light Renovation

To Erikv11 You don't need a vise when using a drill press; I used my hands. I did spritz the glass occasionally to clear the swarf. I also used a gummy sanding belt/pad cleaner occasionally to clean the pad of glass. These look like a huge, tan eraser. The 3" foam pad works well for the small lens. ...
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Glass Fog Light Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Glass Fog Light Renovation

bmdubya1198 wrote: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:22 pm Wow, those look great! I'll have to do this eventually. Mine are a little cloudy.
I'll bet there are a LOT of pitted glass fog lights from '98 out there. Following these steps, one can easily refurb them and have them shiny again!
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Glass Fog Light Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Glass Fog Light Renovation

Update: Using the drill press with a spindle speed of 2650 RPM and a 6" H&L medium backing plate made a HUGE DIFFERENCE in the finished quality and greatly reduced both time & effort required to get fantastic results! What a long way I've traveled since my first effort last year. I'd benched this p...
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Glass Fog Light Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Glass Fog Light Renovation

I found an earlier post How Do I Polish My Fogs? which linked to another post DIY Fog Light Sanding Refinishing . While I've had plenty of experience polishing both acrylic & polycarbonate, glass is MUCH harder. Tempered glass even harder still. I'd pulled two fog lights + associated electrical item...
by sleddriver
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

Update: While apart, I did take a minute to clean the inside of both HDLT lens' using distilled vinegar. There was a slight, white, dried film that was visible when the lens was held up to clear, blue sky. A toothbrush will be useful to get down into the inner glass ribs. This made a slight, but no...
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

The TYC prices are reasonable and found them for ~ $158/pair. Many sell these as Volvo replacements (IPD, FCP, etc.) That maybe my best bet now. I'm rethinking searching a PNP due to time. DEPO "Depo 373-1124R-AS Volvo C70 Passenger Side Composite Headlamp Assembly with Bulb and Socket" has clear g...
by sleddriver
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Anybody have any other ideas? Best way to troubleshoot P0455 is to buy/build a smoker, and a large aquarium pump to push it through the system. I used incense rather than heated oil. Lots of plans on the 'net. It'll save you much time & frustration. Be sure to plug off the shut-off valve vent after...
by sleddriver
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

The TYC prices are reasonable and found them for ~ $158/pair. Many sell these as Volvo replacements (IPD, FCP, etc.) That maybe my best bet now. I'm rethinking searching a PNP due to time. DEPO "Depo 373-1124R-AS Volvo C70 Passenger Side Composite Headlamp Assembly with Bulb and Socket" has clear gl...
by sleddriver
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

June wrote: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:36 pmHere's my 2004 S80 leather that I have kept with Armor All.
June, your fronts have faired FAR better than mine! I've read that P2 leather is better than P80. Too dark for photos now.

I've been spending time researching new HDLT reflector options.
by sleddriver
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

I think I'll skip the projectors. Thanks for the link though.
I'll check the local yard for decent ones for a start.
Most on-line replacements are TYC. (DOT or E-code?) Prices vary!

Anyone tried DEPO? (Not able to post the link)
by sleddriver
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Rather than re-type (if I could remember all I wrote), I'll take a photo to save time (a picture is worth a thousand words...)
by sleddriver
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

98 V70: Headlight Reflectors Toes Up Topic is solved

Recently I ordered a set of 4 H7 55W halogens. A quick test drive afterwards revealed something was off. Not quite what I was expecting. This evening I pulled both HDLT assemblies and removed the lenses for a reflector inspection. Not good: Volvo_Headlights 001.JPG Volvo_Headlights 002.JPG Volvo_Hea...
by sleddriver
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4144

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

Yep...me too. P0455 returneth.....time to smoke it again.
by sleddriver
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

I don't think so. I used quick reply. Typed my update, clicked SUBMIT, then recaptcha, then blank box!

Royally frustrating......
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos
Replies: 83
Views: 14131

Re: P2 seats' leather ages/lasts much better than P80 Volvos

Wow...thanks to 'recaptcha', my entire leather seat update post just disappeared!!

How aggravating!!

I won't by typing it in again.......
by sleddriver
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn relocation
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Horn relocation

Thanks for the photo, not the JC comment. That wasn't necessary. So ignore it. I don't like yelling, you don't like Jesus. Even Steven. More on topic - have you considered attaching the horns to the charcoal canister bracket? The wiring should reach, and you'd only need to drill a hole or two. ????...
by sleddriver
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)

I removed the fan and gave the evaporator a good cleaning. It was a mess! ......I first coated the coils with a "Tuff Stuff" general foaming spray cleaner to loosen the bugs, leaves and other crap that was stubbornly stuck to the bottom of the coil. Your findings are why I earlier asked how much ti...
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Heater Core, Heater Hoses Rebuild!
Replies: 32
Views: 10054

Re: DIY: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Heater Core, Heater Hoses Rebuild!

Thanks for the tip. I haven't done the work yet. Waiting for the heat streak to break. Still have a small coolant leak though. Right where the upper engine oil cooler line connects to the radiator. Just below the upper radiator hose.
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)

scot850 wrote: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:22 pmWhat happens when you set your ECC to de-frost setting? That should make the fan run hard. If it does not then either the fan motor is failing or the resistor unit is failing.
Neil.
.....or the evaporator core & the squirrel cage blower are both dirty.
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

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

My PV has always been undetectable with the engine running. The injectors have always been noisy. Inside, you can't hear anything at idle. Even the motor. Don't feel any vibration either. New motor mounts fixed that. It is constantly opening & closing. Whenever the engines running. I do have a J-hos...
by sleddriver
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP LEAK!!

I built a smoker a few years ago. Looks like it's time to use it again. J-hose: Frankly surprised mine has lasted this long. So many others issues were all solved by replacing it after finding obvious leaks. It may have finally gone tango uniform this time. I'll give the purge valve a squirt. The se...
by sleddriver
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: 1994 850 Weak HVAC Fan (ECC Control)

Is the fan motor original? Does it spin freely? Remove it from the duct and have a look at the evaporator coil. If it's not clean & shiny, dirt could be obstructing the airflow (dirt + water = mud). Spray it with an aluminum-safe cleaner (I use Tuff Stuff), let it sit 10min., then flush. May take mu...
by sleddriver
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Return of the dreaded P0-455 GROSS EVAP Leak

EEEEEK.....GROSS....just when I thought I'd slain this dragon a few years back, she rears her ugly head once again. The gas cap is OEM Volvo with their nice seal. About one year old. I've cleared the code only to have it return...several times. Off-the-top-of-my-head-what-hasn't-been-replaced: Gas t...
by sleddriver
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 quit running while driving down the road ( recloned ECU) Topic is solved
Replies: 74
Views: 12235

Re: 1999 C70 quit running while driving down the road Topic is solved

.... I am going to change the Tstat and ECT for kicks- I noticed the fan came on right away from a cold start- I saw a thread where a bad ECT was displaying similar issues to mine. Probably can't do it tonight, maybe first thing tomorrow or tomorrow evening. I think I'll take you up on your MAF tho...
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: trim on wagon hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: trim on wagon hatch

No worries...I removed the upper part as well.....
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 quit running while driving down the road ( recloned ECU) Topic is solved
Replies: 74
Views: 12235

Re: 1999 C70 quit running while driving down the road Topic is solved

Before ordering new sensors, check the sensor wiring. Over time the wire insulation crumbles and the copper oxidizes, turning brown & green. If both sensor wires touch, they'll short, and the ECU won't know where the engine is in its cycle, so it won't know when to fire the plugs. Also note that the...
by sleddriver
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

WagonLagan wrote: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 pmDo you know if the TPS and the IAC are on the same wiring?
Or are the TPS and the Baro Sensor on the same wiring?

If one or both of those, that might explain the weird code combinations.
No I don't.
A visual inspection is necessary to see if the insulation is in good shape.
by sleddriver
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998XC70 Transmission failure after start, idle
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: 1998XC70 Transmission failure after start, idle

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound good at all. You have two Volvos that won't work. Perhaps it's time to make one that works out of two that don't. Maybe time for you to rebuild the valve body and have a good look at the internals. It's a shame that too many owners ignore the transmission fluid + the ...
by sleddriver
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: trim on wagon hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: trim on wagon hatch

My inner wagon hatch panel is removed for now. I fix it and the clips soon fail. Then it rattles like crazy. I removed it for piece of mind. My ultimate solution is to affix it with screws: Won't loosen nor rattle and will stand up to repeated tailgate closing.
by sleddriver
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

Realize that as our old cars age, the wiring insulation inside the harness can become defective, the copper will corrode, and intermittent shorts can occur due to vibration and hot/cool cycles. Been there done that with the ECT, crank & camshaft position sensors. Just because you replace a sensor, d...
by sleddriver
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: replaced climate unit, new symptoms - got another bad part?
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: replaced climate unit, new symptoms - got another bad part?

Research my previous threads on my ECC issues. Might find something that will help you there.
by sleddriver
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn relocation
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Horn relocation

Sommerfeldt wrote: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:44 am Jesus Christ with the yelling.

850horn.jpg
Clearly, that won't work for the sled:
Volvo_Radiator from front 001.JPG
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Volvo_Radiator from front 002.JPG
Volvo_Radiator from front 002.JPG (403.41 KiB) Viewed 414 times
Who ever did that didn't have an intercooler. No wonder I couldn't understand what he was talking about....
by sleddriver
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 ECM electrical puzzler
Replies: 29
Views: 2723

Re: C70 ECM electrical puzzler

Any updates from the OP?
by sleddriver
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn relocation
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Horn relocation

Sommerfeldt wrote: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:44 am Jesus Christ with the yelling.

850horn.jpg
Thanks for the photo, not the JC comment. That wasn't necessary.

Once again, the squeeky wheel gets the grease! :D
by sleddriver
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn relocation
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Horn relocation

Theres room for the horns just above the radiator. You can reuse the existing hardware, just have to drill a couple of holes in the fiberglass radiator support. They should have done this from the factory. Too bad the photos are Toes Up. I'm curious how the horns are mounted "just above the radiato...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn relocation
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Horn relocation

Theres room for the horns just above the radiator. You can reuse the existing hardware, just have to drill a couple of holes in the fiberglass radiator support. They should have done this from the factory. Too bad the photos are Toes Up. I'm curious how the horns are mounted "just above the radiato...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coworker with a cheap Volvo I could possibly bring to life...
Replies: 31
Views: 5164

Re: Coworker with a cheap Volvo I could possibly bring to life...

Abscate is a good reader. I had a 96 850 a few years ago... did a full tune-up, a throttle-plate mod write-up, full brake upgrade, odo gear fix, positive battery cable fix, new starter, shock mount fix, heated seat fix......the list goes on. And I've been working on cars literally since I could wal...
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q

I will not swear to it, but I think it was a gasket as it needs to seal the engine oil cooler within the plastic end cap. I think there are large nuts holding the oil cooler lines in place with the plastic end cap. Perhaps a bead of silicon may also work or a flexible waterproof epoxy? I'm thinking...
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coworker with a cheap Volvo I could possibly bring to life...
Replies: 31
Views: 5164

Re: Coworker with a cheap Volvo I could possibly bring to life...

......These are essentially the same as the 96 850 I had a few years ago, right? Do they have basically the same issues like the Battery positive corroding etc? What's the deal with the heater? is there something common that dies there?[/quote No....no, no, no......bad juju '99 was the first year o...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q

Interesting that Neil. I wonder if I could repair that leaky joint with the radiator still installed? I wonder if the seal was a gasket or o-ring?
by sleddriver
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q

Pulled the upper rad hose off and noticed no cracks, splits in either the outlet or the radiator around it. Spied some 3M electrical silicone adhesive tape in my chest so I wrapped the outlet twice, then fit the upper hose. I noticed the Nissen's rad doesn't have a metal collar inside the hose fitt...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horn relocation
Replies: 25
Views: 11644

Re: Horn relocation

Old Thread Addition: I worked on this today. Can't imagine where others were attaching horns down below, on drivers side. Wasted enough time then pulled-the-trigger on removing the deleted SAS blower, attaching both horns to a piece of 1-1/2" 90° aluminum angle stock, then bolting the angle in plac...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 ECC Problem--Weak Cooling and No Passenger Side AC . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: S70 ECC Problem--Weak Cooling and No Passenger Side AC . . .

Wow...you have a 2000 S70 with only 51k miles? It's a time machine. The 98 sled has > 220k mi. Wow....amazing difference that. Electrically our cars are quite different. Obviously the pass. side blend door motor or door isn't working or is stuck or a plastic gear has lost some teeth. Run the engine ...
by sleddriver
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

Update: 40°F ΔT appears to be about right. Given the age of the compressor, heat, etc. and & other factors. It cools better when moving at 50 MPH than stuck in traffic. When I came home, I left the motor running, opened the hood, and misted the A/C condensor with a 1/2 ga. water spray from a pump-u...
by sleddriver
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

Whelp... That didn't work. If anything it seems to have gotten worse, lol. And, interestingly... the CEL comes on, but there's no codes according to my OBDScanner. During the smoke test, I couldn't see any areas of significant smoke leakage, apart from the one that had fallen off. However, given th...
by sleddriver
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: 98 V70: Coolant Level Q

Update II: Still losing coolant. Discovered a teeny, tiny leak underneath, where the upper radiator hose joins the radiator. Those first two horizontal 'ribs' below the xnsmsn cooler line fitting. Also the xnsmsn line is stained orange. I've both reset the clamp & tightened it down firmly. May be t...
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

It's always hard for me to convince myself a little rubber hose can cause all this Oh yea it can.... Turbo motors are very, very sensitive to vacuum leaks. Any unmetered air entering the system causes problems. Further, in boost, you lose pressure. Thus any leak is a two-edged sword. By now, ALL va...
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

Could be the cable to the fuse box. It's happened before, it might be happening again. The atmospheric sensor on a 98 is right in front of the fill hole for the windshield washer fluid tank. It does next to nothing on a 98. Unplug it and leave it unplugged and see if the car acts up. Wouldn't unplu...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo Rebuild – 98 volvo v70 GLT
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Turbo Rebuild – 98 Volvo V70 GLT

There are a ton of reputable places to get turbo parts, my favorite is G-Pop Shop I have received only high quality parts and work from them http://gpopshop.com This is great info. Thanks for posting. when mine goes Tango Uniform, I plan on redoing it myself. Just needed a source for OEM parts. ARD...
by sleddriver
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

I reread this whole thread and decided this sounds more like a wiring or ECU problem. DTCs for 2 sensors, intermittent. So I looked up the schematic. Fenix engine management correct? ...Fenix uses a MAP, Motronic uses a MAF from what I see. You are getting a DTC for MAP/baro and TPS. 1998 V70 with ...
by sleddriver
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Evap System Test
Replies: 15
Views: 1673

Re: Evap System Test

Search on PO 455 Gross Evap leak
by sleddriver
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 SAS System Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: 1998 V70 SAS System Question

I appreciate the replies. While I would love to delete the SAS, it is not an option. If it weren't for the emissions testing, I would do just that. I have to make it function- at least for now. The Tx county I live in is also strict. Never a problem since deleting it. I did leave the components in ...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 v70 T5
Replies: 77
Views: 5633

Re: Two Sensors Die at Once? 98 V70 T5

I'd pull the idle air control motor, thoroughly clean it out with throttle body cleaner, then clean the throttle body itself. Next check all vacuum connections right at the intake manifold. There's about 4 or 5. Pull the vacuum tree and inspect the gasket. Be sure the tree isn't cracked nor are the ...
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 ECM electrical puzzler
Replies: 29
Views: 2723

Re: C70 ECM electrical puzzler

Call Vol-Tech. Somethings FUBAR.

The engine doesn't have to be running to trace the battery drain issue. I'd go after that as you may discover the answer for multiple problems.

Still puzzled an A/C hose could blow up like that. Weird...very weird.
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 SAS System Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: 1998 V70 SAS System Question

Yes, there is a relay.

Look up the SAS delete topic. This is what I did. Glad to be rid of the whole mess.....
by sleddriver
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 s70 A/C system gone crazy
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: 99 S70 A/C system gone crazy

99 is a CANBUSS car...very different from my 98.

450K on compressor????
by sleddriver
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 ECM electrical puzzler
Replies: 29
Views: 2723

Re: C70 ECM electrical puzzler

So, to recap, here I am: Car starts and runs fine on the first start of the day after 3 minutes (or 3/4 temp) will stutter and stall if accelerator isn't depressed. Still run very rough and undriveable. Fuel pressure is good Spark is good. Will not start again until the next day. -Also, battery dra...
by sleddriver
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SOLVED Volvo 850 a/c system only takes 17 oz. refrigerant? Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 3461

Re: SOLVED Volvo 850 a/c system only takes 17 oz. refrigerant? Topic is solved

Congrats Jim. Sometimes it IS the overlooked little stuff. Like a small sidewalk change of elevation at a crack can send you on your knees wondering WTH just happened?

Glad you found it and are back to blowing COLD!
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

With 45F delta I would not have touched that system! It behaved better today than yesterday, but that leaves me suspicious. May be a weak compressor. Next thing I'll do is clean the condensor coil. I've done this before using an alkaline detergent which dissolves dried on bugs that can block airflo...
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

Home Weather Station Data: Outdoor ambient: 99°F Humidity: 43% Solar Intensity: ~ 800W/M^2 Solar Heat Index: 122°F Starting with cold engine, V70 outdoor temp gauge = 100°F A/C ON, RECIRC ON, Fan Speed @ 75% While driving, vent temp quickly dropped to 40°F. About a 15min. trip to HD, no change. Cam...
by sleddriver
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

Spent quite a bit of time to find this below. It was buried in someone elses thread: First, ALL A/C DIAGNOSIS IS DONE WITH ENGINE SPEED AT 1500 RPM +/- 200 RPM. (OK, if you have a car with a variable displacement compressor this is faintly less important. The cars in this forum do not have a VD comp...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

The thermal switch shuts the compressor off, when that happens it quits cooling PERIOD, until compressor cools down. If the switch shut compressor off the vent temp wouldn't feel like barely cooling it would be ambient plus. The switch, when it does trigger, usually does it above idle when the comp...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Non Scented A/C cleaning method?
Replies: 25
Views: 2657

Re: Non Scented A/C cleaning method?

Yep...great minds think alike! Further, not all metal cleaners/degreasers are aluminum safe. Best bet here would be to go with an HVAC coil cleaner. You may not be as concerned cleaning an aluminum engine block as an aluminum evaporator. TuffStuff contains similar detergents. To kill mold/mildew on ...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

Lo & behold, my A/C compressor indeed does have a thermal switch attached to it. When I read in the '95 850 article 'they'd been eliminated in subsequent years', I thought Volvo might have done so by '98. The sled was born in Aug '97 however though sold as a '98. Tomorrow morning, first thing, I'm b...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

HA! That's just outdoor ambient...in the shade. The solar heat index was a bit over 130°F. We're baking in Fajita Flats. You yankees don't want to come here during the Summer: You'll melt...... Didn't have my vent thermometer with me. It's now back in the sled for temp measurements. I've experienced...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Non Scented A/C cleaning method?
Replies: 25
Views: 2657

Re: Non Scented A/C cleaning method?

.....Now if I could just do something about the aging euro car smell... two shampooings and a leather treatment hasn't yet done the job but progress is better than nothing. My 98' S70 never had this smell so I can't imagine what it is... Shampooings as in the carpets? Or the leather seats? Or both?...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SOLVED Volvo 850 a/c system only takes 17 oz. refrigerant? Topic is solved
Replies: 15
Views: 3461

Re: Volvo 850 a/c system only takes 17 oz. refrigerant? Topic is solved

What type of gauge are you using JB? Is it a real quality A/C pressure gauge or a cheapy on top of a can? You haven't filled in your location, thus I don't have any clues about your climate. If hot & humid, the supply line should be sweating downstream of the cap tube/flow rater. Likewise so should ...
by sleddriver
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?
Replies: 14
Views: 742

98 V70: A/C Comp Thermal Switch?

Recently I've noticed the sled's A/C will greatly diminish when the ambient temp gets hot enough, about 104°F. It will blow barely cool but that's it. Once up to speed for a bit, it'll suddenly begin to blow ICE COLD again. Though the evap core has a leak, I don't suspect low refrigerant per above. ...
by sleddriver
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Weird Coolant Change Event...

With the engine cold, fill the system to the top of the bottle. I often pump the top radiator hose while filling the system. The system is usually about 32 oz low after this process. When full, I put the cap on and start and drive the car for about 5 minutes. Then I let the car cool off for about 2...
by sleddriver
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate Control Module Burning Up / What I found
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Climate Control Module Burning Up / What I found

I'd suggest replacing all of those EC's with a quality unit rated for 105C. While you're in there, pull the fuel pump relay and replace the EC in there as well. I buy electronic parts from either Mouser or Digi-key.

Good find!
by sleddriver
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

Re: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved

Should have watched Robert's video before posting here! As usual, he covered it. I used a diluted degreaser (LPS) on a cold engine. Let it sit about 20min., then began scrubbing with a brush. Rinsed with HOT water from a pump up sprayer. Reapplied on tough areas and rinsed again. Top of the motor wa...
by sleddriver
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Weird Coolant Change Event...

How do you prevent air bubbles? Unscrew the ECT while you're filling it? I've always been one NOT to drive the vehicle until after I've confirmed while idling that the thermostat has opened/air has been purged/temp indicator is sitting normal. You will know when the thermostat opens as the upper ra...
by sleddriver
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Weird Coolant Change Event...

Use a thermostat with the bleeder pin. I do. I checked your site Robert last night and watched a few of your cooling videos. Good resource. I also had a look at another site in Tx. describing issues with the aging bullet connectors. He pointed to a source to obtain new ones at a reasonable cost. St...
by sleddriver
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Weird Coolant Change Event...

does anyone try the nice brass bleeder screw on the right hand side of the engine block, under the car? That would be the best way to drain out all old coolant if you can't dump on ground and rinse with hose to protect pets. Passenger side...facing the firewall? That's the only one I know of. How d...
by sleddriver
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Re: Weird Coolant Change Event...

Further reading indicates I had an air bubble...perhaps right at the ETC, causing the temp spike. I did not open the engine block drain. I did blow on top of the empty coolant reservoir with the lower hose still off in an attempt to get any further water out. Perhaps that caused the air bubble to fo...
by sleddriver
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 S70 Turbo won't start
Replies: 24
Views: 1444

Re: 99 S70 Turbo won't start

Thank you shegarty. I had assumed that the coolant dumped out of the overflow due to the car overheating due to the fan not working due to the low battery. But your comments and the previous comment have me worried about the belt jumping or breaking. Not so fast....the rad. fan could have quit due ...
by sleddriver
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cooling Fan Coming on Late, I Think? Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 2667

Re: Cooling Fan Coming on Late, I Think? Topic is solved

If the low speed connector comes off its pin on fan relay then the high speed fan will be triggered at a higher temp. The plastic on those "bullet" style connectors disintegrates and the grey plastic connector body can't keep them on. Easy to inspect. Look just under that top fan shroud plastic bar...
by sleddriver
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Weird Coolant Change Event...

One would think after sleddriving since 1998 I'd know how to properly drain & refill the coolant. Evedently not..... Since last years massive work, I've had a slow, persistent coolant leak I was unable to find. After running out of replacement coolant, I topped up with distilled, then softened water...
by sleddriver
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Heater Core, Heater Hoses Rebuild!
Replies: 32
Views: 10054

Re: DIY: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Heater Core, Heater Hoses Rebuild!

I found some Gates HH and bought the recommended amount + a few clamps + coolant. Looking forward to replacing the aging oem HH and seeing if its the source of my tiny leak.
by sleddriver
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

Re: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved

No worries with rust here in CenTex. The next time the engine gets hot, all water will evaporate as well.

Up North though.......
by sleddriver
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

Re: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved

Degreaser + Hot water rinse from a 1.5ga pump up sprayer sounds good. Easy to control the water that way. I've cleaned the undercarriage/engine/oil pan last year to clean up the oil mess from the leaking front camshaft seals. The top isn't nearly that oily/dirty. I too removed the 'cosmetic SP cover...
by sleddriver
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

How Best To Clean Engine Compartment? Topic is solved

Whenever I need to remove something from the engine, I usually clean it before reinstalling it. I also wipe down most of the plastic & hoses from time-to-time using 303, Meguiars vinyl cleaner, vinylx, etc. However the top of the engine needs some attention and I'm hesitant to use any water spray or...
by sleddriver
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Non Scented A/C cleaning method?
Replies: 25
Views: 2657

Re: Non Scented A/C cleaning method?

Dilute undcented bleach is probably the best way to clean I wouldn't use any bleach on an evaporator coil made of aluminum. Sodium hypochlorite is a powerful oxidizer and will corrode aluminum. To OP: I used a can of TuffStuff cleaner, on my evap coil. Pull the blower, aim for the coil and foam it ...
by sleddriver
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Heater Core, Heater Hoses Rebuild!
Replies: 32
Views: 10054

Re: DIY: 1998 Volvo S70 GLT Heater Core, Heater Hoses Rebuild!

Great thread! The sled's HHs are original...now 19yrs old. I replaced all of the other coolant hoses with OEM last year. I have a very small leak though I haven't been able to find. At first I thought I had: Where top radiator hose connects to radiator. Just a bit wet. So I tightened it, but still l...
by sleddriver
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Favourite Sparkpluglead brand for t5 850
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Favourite Sparkpluglead brand for t5 850

erikv11 wrote: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:10 pm Bougicord is original and the only one you should use.
+1
by sleddriver
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: C70 ECM electrical puzzler
Replies: 29
Views: 2723

Re: C70 ECM electrical puzzler

I saw this post below and remembered yours.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=81067&start=30#p438380
by sleddriver
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What my P80's did today to drive me more nuts...!
Replies: 19
Views: 4287

Re: What my P80's did today to drive me more nuts...!

Yep...you can both go broke and insane trying to fix 'stupid' PO's mistakes.
by sleddriver
Wed May 31, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 a/c system: what to do, what not to do
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Volvo 850 a/c system: what to do, what not to do

Interesting thread JimBee! Thanks for posting.
by sleddriver
Wed May 31, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What my P80's did today to drive me more nuts...!
Replies: 19
Views: 4287

Re: What my P80's did today to drive me more nuts...!

Neil, it's the poor, pathetic PO's perpetual PITA policy bitting you!