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by rspi
Mon May 11, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Failure to clear code 122 - cruise control
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Failure to clear code 122 - cruise control

I believe that's a pre mph requirement code. What's the real issue? Cruise not working?
by rspi
Mon May 11, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 turbo, fuel injector pulses, no spark, no start
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: 97 850 turbo, fuel injector pulses, no spark, no start

My guess would be that you installed the exhaust cam sensor ring 180 degrees off. Happens a lot.
by rspi
Sun May 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Warped cylinder heads
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Warped cylinder heads

Heads from '94 through '98 should work.

Caution, if the head was warped that bad you may want to consider swapping the engine. Did fluids mix?
by rspi
Sun May 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Extra wires in center console? 99 s70 m56 Topic is solved
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Extra wires in center console? 99 s70 m56 Topic is solved

Shifter light, shift lock solenoid, and driving mode for the trans.
by rspi
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Reproducing wagon spoiler brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Reproducing wagon spoiler brackets

There are 2 different sets/styles of these brackets. The later/newer brackets are 1 piece. Those would probably be best to replicate.
by rspi
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: engine bolt size
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: engine bolt size

I picked up bolts and nuts from the hardware store.
by rspi
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 temp gauge dead
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Volvo 850 temp gauge dead

Yes you can simply pull the needle off. I have replaced the gauge on the back of the cluster in the past to fix an issue.

The problem with swapping the cluster is that you loose the correct mileage that is stored in the cluster.
by rspi
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 AWD - Seafoam "Spray" treatment
Replies: 39
Views: 1402

Re: 2000 S70 AWD - Seafoam "Spray" treatment

Can you please let me know why you would stay away from seafoam...the only reason I'm using it is how difficult it is on this model to get to the throttle body to be able to clean it. Seafoam is NOT a throttle body cleaner. Besides that, it is known to be an aggressive combustion chamber cleaner. I...
by rspi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 timing belt job P0014 code, pernicious ECM 644A Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: 1999 V70T5M56 timing belt job P0014 code Topic is solved

Did you go all the way counter clockwise with the slots? That should not have been an issue if you only replaced the belt.

I seen that you recently replaced the intake front cam seal. Did you possibly loose good timing on it?
by rspi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 AWD - Seafoam "Spray" treatment
Replies: 39
Views: 1402

Re: 2000 S70 AWD - Seafoam "Spray" treatment

Can you please let me know why you would stay away from seafoam...the only reason I'm using it is how difficult it is on this model to get to the throttle body to be able to clean it. Seafoam is NOT a throttle body cleaner. Besides that, it is known to be an aggressive combustion chamber cleaner. I...
by rspi
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 timing belt job P0014 code, pernicious ECM 644A Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: 1999 V70T5M56 timing belt job P0014 code Topic is solved

The VVT hub is full advanced. Loosen the 3 8mm nuts, rotate the cam back and you should be good. I'd center it in the slots first try.
by rspi
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 AWD - Seafoam "Spray" treatment
Replies: 39
Views: 1402

Re: 2000 S70 AWD - Seafoam "Spray" treatment

I would stay far away from Seafoam. There is a vacuum line on the intake manifold.
by rspi
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Umm... Am I screwed? Rear Shock problems.
Replies: 36
Views: 707

Re: Umm... Am I screwed? Rear Strut problems.

Yikes! I guess it can be welded.
by rspi
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70 r in a salvage yard
Replies: 18
Views: 581

Re: 1999 v70 r in a salvage yard

Looks like 280 brakes.

18T Turbo, with angle flange
Green injectors
Instrument cluster
Front bumper skin
Floor mats
Strut brace
Seats if in good condition, front and back
Door still if stainless steel
by rspi
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: need rackless 850 roof trim PN's
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: need rackless 850 roof trim PN's

I'm considering just spending the money. The thought of just snapping them on and having them look good for another 10 years is kind of appealing. Maybe when I get actual prices I may decide that electrical tape looks pretty good after all. Not a fan of the polished aluminum. There seem to be two p...
by rspi
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4401
Views: 390398

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Installed a oil temp gauge and 3 gauge pod from iPd.

by rspi
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to determine a fair asking price 1995 850GLT?
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: How to determine a fair asking price 1995 850GLT?

Value it on www.NADAGuides.com then back out any needed repairs and overdue maintenance. I told one guy that I would take the car if he threw in $700.
by rspi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...

Richard99 wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:43 am Very interesting. I wonder if there is a better aftermarket cooler that could be installed...
I'm sure it can be done, stand alone, like people do for the transmission.
by rspi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Volvo 850, x70 oil cooler line block off testing in progress...

Hi guys, a year or so ago I was purchasing a seal for my daughter's oil thermostat from a trusted Volvo mechanic shop and the owner instructed me to block it off. I was shocked and immediately asked my mechanic in FL what he thought about it and he said that's one of the first things he does after g...
by rspi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cant find oil line
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Cant find oil line

I'm in the process of testing the effects of blocking those off.
by rspi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4932

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

Looks like the seat skins are closer than the bumper. My guess is that the seat skins are within 30 days. Not sure about the bumper.
by rspi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4932

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)

ecbsykes wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:13 pm If I could get some high quality charcoal leather seat skins that work on my 2000 XC seats, I'm in.
https://swedishcarparts.com/parts/1728- ... -code-3970
by rspi
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 960 V90 S90 heater core replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: 960 V90 S90 heater core replacement.

Anyone have any tips on this heater core job? How many hours would it take, start to finish?
by rspi
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ARD's address is now a PO Box
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: ARD's address is now a PO Box

When I was up there he seemed pretty focused on the customers that were in and out of his shop. Not sure if he has closed that down, when I emailed them 60 days ago, I was told they are still in business. On other medians, many people were really talking bad about ARD tunes, this went on for a few y...
by rspi
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Adjusting Headlamps, Mechanism Broke Off

The reflector goes up and down with the adjustment.
by rspi
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Not cranking
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Not cranking

LOL Sure others have experienced no crank issues.

Most common that I have seen is a bad PNP, have you tried in N or rolled the shifter several times?
by rspi
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: General Tips for DIY Head Gasket Replacement - 99 s70 na Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 1572

Re: General Tips for DIY Head Gasket Replacement - 99 s70 na Topic is solved

Why do you think it has a head gasket issue? Did you do a wet compression test? The best way to check for a head gasket leak with these cars is to get the engine up to temp then try to ease the coolant reservoir cap off with the engine running. If coolant tries to rush out of the reservoir and you r...
by rspi
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Robert DIY Meet & Greet in the Denver CO area...
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Robert DIY Meet & Greet in the Denver CO area...

TheOtherside wrote: Sun May 12, 2019 6:28 pm Post up if you're ever in Wisconsin!
I was there in April. I usually post my travels on my YouTube channel.
by rspi
Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Robert DIY Meet & Greet in the Denver CO area...
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Robert DIY Meet & Greet in the Denver CO area...

Hi Everyone. I apologize for the late announcement, very busy and failed to post this sooner. Would love to meet or help anyone in the Denver area.

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by rspi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door won't open- lock engaged.
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Door won't open- lock engaged.

I would get a spare latch before you open the door. It will likely need to be replaced.



by rspi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Infamous random stall no start. I have some questions
Replies: 20
Views: 3887

Re: 1998 V70 Infamous random stall no start. I have some questions

What is the date on the fuel pump relay. I would install a jump wire and see if that helps.

Is the car turbo? How old is the fuel pump? What are the codes?



by rspi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4401
Views: 390398

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

Had a productive afternoon. Pulled my swedish car parts heater core installed 5 years ago and finally ran it through the dishwasher. Wish I did that years ago, the smell is completely gone. In addition to pulling the heater core I undid my bypass of the heater hoses and installed a new junction aft...
by rspi
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R Vacuum Hose
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: 1998 V70R Vacuum Hose

Small line on top of the lower radiator hose pipe.
by rspi
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: xiaotec "850 OBD-II" Android app on Google Play for '96-'98 850/S70/etc
Replies: 31
Views: 6722

Re: xiaotec "850 OBD-II" Android app on Google Play for '96-'98 850/S70/etc

I purchased the app today and could not get anything to work. I'll have more energy tomorrow so I'll try then. I felt very confused as to what to do and when I clicked the "go to website" button, it took me to a dead link/page.
by rspi
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sources for Catalytic Converter [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]
Replies: 9
Views: 1726

Re: Sources for Catalytic Converter [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

I got my last 2 from cars headed to the crusher.
by rspi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wrong holes in head gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Wrong holes in head gasket

Best warning you'll ever get... BUY A VOLVO HEAD GASKET. I'm pretty much on the OEM part for anything that takes longer than 1 hour to replace.
by rspi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Many Misfire Codes
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Many Misfire Codes

Have you pulled the cap and looked for moisture yet?

by rspi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 R Coolant in oil after head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 1998 V70 R Coolant in oil after head gasket

I don't use helicoils on those heads, time serts are a lot smaller.

by rspi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 R Coolant in oil after head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 1998 V70 R Coolant in oil after head gasket

Did you check the block to see if it is true? My personal policy is; when oil and coolant mix during an overheat, replace the engine along with the turbo. I did not unfortunately. Just curious, but why replace the engine and turbo? I’m leaning toward that direction but not just yet... In the meanti...
by rspi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 R Coolant in oil after head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 1998 V70 R Coolant in oil after head gasket

Did you check the block to see if it is true? My personal policy is; when oil and coolant mix during an overheat, replace the engine along with the turbo.
by rspi
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will a '98 angle gear fit my '99 V70XC?
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Will a '98 angle gear fit my '99 V70XC?

When I searched my channel about 9 videos came up. Not sure which one would have that info. I searched "angle gear".

by rspi
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will a '98 angle gear fit my '99 V70XC?
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: Will a '98 angle gear fit my '99 V70XC?

I was in that same situation a few years ago and may have documented that VIN break on one of my videos. I was given a VIN breat that was NOT correct. It was several hundred off. I did end up getting an angle gear that worked. My mechanic had to swap the cone over from one to the other.
by rspi
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where do you go for Dyno Tuning?
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Where do you go for Dyno Tuning?

I don't think any dyno's do Volvo tuning. Almost ALL Volvo tuners only do turbo cars.
by rspi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: sc-901
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: sc-901

I have one of those MONSTER amps in my storage closet. I have the amp(s) behind the stereo which is working pretty good. Never had the energy to try to connect the amp. Might be easier to connect in the sedan.
by rspi
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 GLT Stops abruptly after new head
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: 1998 V70 GLT Stops abruptly after new head

Could be a fuel pump or fuel pump relay.

Straight water in an engine can do damage overnight. You can't get it all out by draining it. You should put coolant in the car today.

by rspi
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade

Cars go faster (more power) with more air, fuel, exhaust flow... I would be concerned with going lean, that's almost as bad as over boosting.

Three things you don't want: Lean, Over boosting, Knocking.
by rspi
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing alignment marks
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Timing alignment marks

Does NOT matter.
by rspi
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 Volvo 850 Dash Help!!
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: 1996 Volvo 850 Dash Help!!

I have a dash with zero damage on the firewall mounts.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8403839 ... =bookmarks

Contact me via my website and I can text you picture. Robert DIY
by rspi
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 multiple error codes, bad B+
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: multiple error codes

Sounds like a power supply issue. Check your battery cables.

by rspi
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thermostat Replacement Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 1720

Re: Thermostat Replacement Advice

The Volvo repair manual says that the pin should be at 1 O'clock when installing the thermostat.
by rspi
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 - No forward gears
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: 95 850 - No forward gears

Have you tried to press the WINTER button to see if it will start rolling in 3rd gear?
by rspi
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cruise control problem 850-95
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Cruise control problem 850-95

I have replaced the the vacuum pump from a newer v70 i think it was, so only 1 connection to plug in if i remember. and multiple relays. i think the tubing is correct tho since it works ok on higher speeds. Gonna check if everything is ok by the pedals but i think it was the last time i looked. Get...
by rspi
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sanity draining Smog 'Readiness' indicators [98 850] Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 1524

Re: Sanity draining Smog 'Readiness' indicators [98 850] Topic is solved

I recently purchased a '97 850 R. Jumped the car and drive it 7 miles to have the codes read and cleared. A couple were transmission related. Drove the car another 5 miles to the emissions station. While waiting, I had it in park, as soon as I shifted into drive, it popped the transmission code and ...
by rspi
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cruise control problem 850-95
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: Cruise control problem 850-95

If you have ABS issues it can knock out the cruise.

Also, I once had cruise issues that ended up being a bad wire going into the top of my cluster. Took me weeks to find that.
by rspi
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cams not turning after cam cover install
Replies: 21
Views: 1417

Re: Cams not turning after cam cover install

The cover has to stay with the head. They are machined together.
by rspi
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 V70 REAR Cam Seals using SKF 11809!
Replies: 84
Views: 24968

Re: DIY: 1998 V70 REAR Cam Seals using SKF 11809!

Update... I installed SKF 11809 rear cam seals in July of 2016 at 170,600 miles, and I noticed today while checking my distributor cap that the intake side is leaking. The car currently sits at 188,500-ish. Last I checked the exhaust side was back in April of this year at 185k miles when I changed ...
by rspi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The worst bolt that ever was, help.
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: The worst bolt that ever was, help.

Head of the bolt off.

What I usually do is pry a small screw driver under the head of the bolt and pry while I unscrew.
by rspi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The official "Ive driven to Moon" Thread for P80.g.and P2 (221,753 miles) .and anyone else.
Replies: 26
Views: 3644

Re: The official "Ive driven to Moon" Thread for P80..and P2..and anyone else.

My black wagon is half way back at 390,483 tonight.
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by rspi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 626

Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

I tried a Meyle reservoir and it had Uro markings on it. Never again. Replaced it after 2 years, it was cloudy.
by rspi
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Problems surrounding the Turbo Control Valve and Vacuum Lines
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Problems surrounding the Turbo Control Valve and Vacuum Lines

A turbo car can NOT run without the turbo. You don't "try" the turbo, it always spins.
by rspi
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: THESE STUPID DOOR LOCKS
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: THESE STUPID DOOR LOCKS

I have never had a 850 door latch fail. Nearly 600,000 miles and counting.
by rspi
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever rebuild a brake caliper?
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Anyone ever rebuild a brake caliper?

Junkyard. NJ has a few.

Other than that, prevention is best. Replace the fluid ever few years.
by rspi
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: a/c leak. Use or don't use stop-leak product?
Replies: 20
Views: 1567

Re: a/c leak. Use or don't use stop-leak product?

I think my mechanic put it in both of my cars. Runs like new.
by rspi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spring seat / strut question
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Spring seat / strut question

Yesterday I seen those cross nuts installed up side down on an 850. If the installer did not do it correctly, I doubt they will fix their mistake. If I were you, I would remove the top nut on the strut (with the car on the ground, there is no danger), and see if the cross nut is even installed. From...
by rspi
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 NA Idles rough, stalls when warm.
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Idles rough, stalls when warm.

If you disconnected the MAF it should have popped a code. Have you scanned it?
by rspi
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 dash lights come on car stops
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 dash lights come on car stops

When the engine stalls, all of the dash lights will come on. Doesn't matter if the car ran out of gas or the timing belt broke, all lights will come on because the engine is NOT running and the key is in the run position. So you are trying to determine what make the car stall and not start. https://...
by rspi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front springs between 850 SE and 1997 S70 T5
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Front springs between 850 SE and 1997 S70 T5

Usually when struts wear out they get harsher. The Bilstien's have a date on them. If they are older than 10 years old, I'd just get a new pair. I'm running both, the B6 yellows on my wagon and B12 touring on my sedan. The sedan feel great and quiet. Both are new this year. Took about 1500 miles for...
by rspi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is this hose connected to ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1912

Re: What is this hose connected to ?

Most cracks in the vacuum hoses can only be found with a smoke test.
by rspi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850
Replies: 184
Views: 11965

Re: Diary of a 17 y/o with an 850

'95 850's do not have OBD-2 ports.

by rspi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Parts ordering and engine identification??
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Parts ordering and engine identification??

BEJinFbk wrote: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:28 pm That may not be the best place to buy mission critical parts.
I’m sure you know that the white block I5 is an interference engine.
Timing belt parts are not worth going budget on...
This ^^^

by rspi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 - Replace Water Pump w/Tensioner Removal Only
Replies: 19
Views: 9211

Re: 1998 S70 - Replace Water Pump w/Tensioner Removal Only

The '95 has a notch in the valley of the crank sprocket.

Image
by rspi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Locking Gas Cap, Automatic Locking Action
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Locking Gas Cap, Automatic Locking Action

I'm just wondering how many people I'd have to piss off before someone would break into my fuel door to contaminate my gas? I did just drop about $400 to get mom's busted window fixed. Hi Robert, Oh sorry to hear about that window cost. I went through that several years back when someone broke my w...
by rspi
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Am I the only one ?
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Re: Am I the only one ?

That video is NOT the proper RMS installation tool. Anything short of the proper tool is risk. The OEM Volvo tool is 2 piece.
by rspi
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Locking Gas Cap, Automatic Locking Action
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Locking Gas Cap, Automatic Locking Action

I'm just wondering how many people I'd have to piss off before someone would break into my fuel door to contaminate my gas? I did just drop about $400 to get mom's busted window fixed.
by rspi
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Locking Gas Cap, Automatic Locking Action
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Locking Gas Cap, Automatic Locking Action

Why would you want that hassle when the vehicle has a locking door?
by rspi
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 94 850 manual wagon, cranks no start after shredding serpentine belt
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: 94 850 manual wagon, cranks no start after shredding serpentine belt

All clear oily stuff is coolant.

The car will start without the serpentine belt, so you can take that off and have that removed from the equation.

by rspi
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 rear sunroof drains?
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: 850 rear sunroof drains?

I pull them out of junkyards all the time.
by rspi
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 rear sunroof drains?
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: 850 rear sunroof drains?

This should have useful information.

by rspi
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 ,850 Bump stops
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: 96 ,850 Bump stops

For the shocks?
by rspi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Horning activates by itself
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Horning activates by itself

The collar has two T10 screws way up in it, one on each side.

Airbag screws are T30.
by rspi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally doing PCV - needed it big time
Replies: 15
Views: 821

Re: Finally doing PCV - needed it big time

Did you run a large zip tie down into the oil pan?
by rspi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC SE throwing CEL code P1171 and P1174
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: 2000 V70 XC SE throwing CEL code P1171 and P1174

The vehicle only has one engine bank. One.
by rspi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Read Door Gas Spings End Clips, v70 1998
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Read Door Gas Spings End Clips, v70 1998

I have no idea what you are referring to.
by rspi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 - Odometer Not working
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: 1995 850 - Odometer Not working

The pre '96 cars use one and the post '96 cars use another.

I drove around for about 2 weeks with my dash pad off chasing my broken wires.
by rspi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 starting mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: 2000 V70 starting mystery

There is a chance that the ECU is bad. Had a serious starting issue on a '00 S70, replaced the ECU with one from the junkyard (software swapped by XoMODex).

There is some serious issue, you have no mileage showing in the cluster. I'd have a Volvo mechanic check it out.
by rspi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 - Odometer Not working
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: 1995 850 - Odometer Not working

The small white gear is ok?

Probably a bad wire in the harness at the top of the cluster. I had to repair 4 of mine.
by rspi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ultragauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Ultragauge.

by rspi
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.

abscate wrote: Sun May 27, 2018 6:55 pm It’s about $100 to get them ultrasonic cleaned, so if your fuel costs are average of $2400 per year, ypu would need a 5% mph improvement to pay off in one year
Dang, I spent about $5652 on fuel last year.
by rspi
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A "REAL" fix for the 850 wiper arms
Replies: 57
Views: 29438

Re: A "REAL" fix for the 850 wiper arms

wilson850r wrote: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:03 am Robert,

Will the blades refills from my 850 fit the S70 arm? Just purchased a used wiper arm from e-bay as I have bent and grinded my arm way too often.
Yes they are the same size.
by rspi
Wed May 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: head gasket and valve seals
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: head gasket and valve seals

LOL, Love these comments. Brands and quality can change in 1 day, one VP's decision to save $$$ by choosing a different manufacturer can send quality below the ground level. This is really evident in the quality of parts I have been using over the past 4 years. When pulling a head or any job that ta...
by rspi
Wed May 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: any P80 valve stem seal kit
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: any P80 valve stem seal kit 272474 $80 vs 120 for individual pieces

To clarify: These seals are not (and never were) $200 when you buy the complete set. That was a cost of buying separately instead of as a set. Currently $71 at the link above. Correct, they were purchased elsewhere. The point is, even if you pay $200, use the good stuff. I have gotten several sets ...
by rspi
Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: 1996 850R Occasional Hesitation at Idle

I'm having the same issue. My guess would be the MAF. Every once in a while my idle drops for a second and goes back to normal.
by rspi
Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scan tool
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Scan tool

Yes, $200 would be cheap.
by rspi
Sun May 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New 850R owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1630

Re: New 850R owner

Good work.
by rspi
Sun May 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What to do when you can't find a part
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: What to do when you can't find a part

Come on guys, don't play hard to get. You know the module thing with the big connector and all the numbers on it. ;)
by rspi
Sun May 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Passenger Power Seat not working Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Passenger Power Seat not working Topic is solved

Does either work?
Does it move at all in any direction?
by rspi
Sun May 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts
Replies: 64
Views: 6258

Re: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts

Danonly55 wrote: Sun May 06, 2018 10:26 am I have a volvo factory fuel pump and sending unit, should I hold on to these ?
If it has less than 50,000 miles on it or is less than 5 years old.
by rspi
Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved
Replies: 37
Views: 7485

Re: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved

Lol to the small children and sobriety. Luckily, I do not need to pull the head on this one. I am going to be pulling the head on my 99 V70 (which I just found out is an XC with the shaft removed). I think it has a burnt exhaust valve. I will run a tap through the head bolt holes though. The V70 is...
by rspi
Thu May 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved
Replies: 37
Views: 7485

Re: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved

abscate wrote: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:59 pm Make sure your dog is healthy before Robert comes.

Still one of my favourite videos on YouTube , Robert

“ Thst will not be a comfortable situation”
LOL, Most people love my rants.
by rspi
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mystery Bolt Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Mystery Bolt Topic is solved

If 10mm it is likely a bolt that holds the radiator sandwich together.
by rspi
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 v70 non-turbo vacuum issues
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: 2000 v70 non-turbo vacuum issues

Picture would be nice. I don't think the 2000 model has a vacuum tree.
by rspi
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: dash removal
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: dash removal

Whatever you do, do NOT try to take the speaker grill off, it will shatter.
by rspi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved
Replies: 37
Views: 7485

Re: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved

abscate wrote: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:59 pm Take a compression test and identify the offending cylinder(s)
The first head gasket job I did on my daughter's car had good compression across the board. I don't think the head was torqued properly which slowly showed it's head over 18 months. It could have been a bad gasket, not Volvo.
by rspi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved
Replies: 37
Views: 7485

Re: 2nd Head Gasket in 12 Months | Rant and Advice Wanted Please Topic is solved

Yippie! Head gasket jobs, my favorite. I'd like to start off by saying that you should never open the coolant reservoir with the engine hot/warm, it will cause coolant to back up into it. Also, you want to take a close look at the coolant reservoir cap to make sure it doesn't have any micro cracks i...
by rspi
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SAS pump resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 1809

Re: SAS pump resistance

Love when people follow the rules set by those that choke the life out of things they don't understand.

Please don't forget to install OEM spark plugs, tires, sensors, exhaust parts, etc. Also, recycle and re purpose other things as well. Don't use plastic or burn things that hurt others. ;)
by rspi
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 - Will CEL go off?
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: P0455 - Will CEL go off?

No it will not go off by itself.
by rspi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 glt headgasket
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: 98 V70 glt headgasket

If the car was overheated until it shut down, all kinds of gunk in there, melted parts on it, I'd replace the engine, turbo and all.
by rspi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 glt headgasket
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: 98 V70 glt headgasket

My guess would be that the PO put some "head gasket fix in a bottle" in it. I've pulled the head on many, many Volvo's that I doubt had coolant changes that had NONE of that stuff.
by rspi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Got a no start.. . now it starts
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Got a no start.. . now it starts

No codes, that sucks. Maybe an antenna ring situation.
by rspi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: 1996 850R Tires

No, just smoother ride and almost no error in the odometer.
by rspi
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 Volvo 850 sunroof won’t open
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: 97 Volvo 850 sunroof won’t open

Misterglut01 wrote: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:55 pm Nothing in there looks broke. It’s simply just jammed on the track. I swear if my motor had the manual screwdriver option it would be fixed already.
Once you drop the motor the glass should slide back by hand. No magic.
by rspi
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2862

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

On this video, at 2:30, you can see what my intake valves look like after 362,000 miles.

by rspi
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2862

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

abscate wrote: Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:24 am Not too many differences but just remember to never mix Shell And Mobil products..
Huh? I use Mobil 1 oil and often pump Shell gas. What is suppose to be the problem with that?
by rspi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Might add a another volvo to my collection
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Might add a another Volvo to my collection

You did not mention what model the manual vehicle is.

Yes you can swap the manual into the auto car but the computer will need to be tuned which will likely not be a diy deal.
by rspi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2862

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

Owners manual recommends 91+. I only use Top Tier stations when possible.

http://www.toptiergas.com/
by rspi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 Volvo 850 sunroof won’t open
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: 97 Volvo 850 sunroof won’t open

If it's not opening there is likely something broken in the track system. If that is the case, I doubt you will be able to find those parts, let alone replace them. Replace the entire unit.
by rspi
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 and 1998 V70- interchangeable body parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: 1996 850 and 1998 V70- interchangeable body parts?

If you replace the front support the fenders and hood may fit. I think I have seen it before.
by rspi
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 03 c70 temp gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: 03 c70 temp gauge

Probably a bad thermostat.
by rspi
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Platinum Edition questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Platinum Edition questions

It is turbo so you will need to service turbo related stuff which is worth it to me.
by rspi
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Synthetic Oil Harmful?
Replies: 75
Views: 3986

Re: Synthetic Oil Harmful?

I'd change that yearly with only 600 miles - if only to get the moisture and potentially any slowly forming acid/sludge out. My mom does about 1200 per year. Only 7,200 in 4.5 years. When I went to Blackstone Labs they told me that an oil change every 3 years were fine. I have her do one per year. ...
by rspi
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Tires
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: 1996 850R Tires

I am looking for a softer/quieter/smoother drive. Then I guess you are no longer running the 17" Volans. Lower profile tires are never going to be softer, smoother, or quieter. I would think that the Michelin Pilots are you best bet. If the ride is getting hard, your struts may be worn. I really li...
by rspi
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Synthetic Oil Harmful?
Replies: 75
Views: 3986

Re: Synthetic Oil Harmful?

I change my oil about every 60 days during the warmer months with full synthetic. That's about every 10,000 miles. lol Both of my cars are turbo.
by rspi
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 Erratic idle, no power
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: V70 Erratic idle, no power

Check your fuses.

by rspi
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Permanent 'Ink'
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Permanent 'Ink'

You can put UV resistant coating on it.
by rspi
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sunroof issue 98 v70
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Sunroof issue 98 V70

Easiest thing to do is replace the unit.
by rspi
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Silent alarm tripped, can't shut it off Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Silent alarm tripped, can't shut it off Topic is solved

There is no silent alarm in these cars. Chances are, your alarm horn is broken.

by rspi
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My blower motor keeps blowing full speed, when i turn off the car?
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: My blower motor keeps blowing full speed, when i turn off the car?

I don't recall exactly but you may want to pull a few of the J relays under the fuse panel lid. Sounds like a stuck relay.
by rspi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Head gasket job. Won't start
Replies: 67
Views: 4053

Re: Head gasket job. Won't start

I like these:

by rspi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tow report
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: Tow report

Wow! I thought the cargo weight for inside the car was to be something like 350 lbs in the rear. I often overload mine an have towed from OH to NM. Usually about 65 mph and 18.4 mpg.
by rspi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 T5-M; will not go into any gears
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: 98 S70 T5-M; will not go into any gears

If the slave cylinder is leaking and can't build pressure, it won't work.
by rspi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 T5-M; will not go into any gears
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: 98 S70 T5-M; will not go into any gears

+1, Check the fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Then have the clutch checked.
by rspi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to upgrade - opinions please
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Looking to upgrade - opinions please

Probably the better question would be which cars to avoid. Like, I've never heard anything good about 960s so I'm going to try to avoid those. Might actually get another 850 if I can find a price I can live with LOL Have you ever heard anything bad about a 960? Best car I've ever owned, all things ...
by rspi
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice please... Should I buy? 1999 V70 XC, tight budget, $3k
Replies: 22
Views: 2398

Re: ADVICE PLEASE... Should I buy?

Really the BIG problem with the 1999 V70 Cross Country is the Cross Country portion. That means in Volvo speak All Wheel Drive. The AWD used in 1999 was finicky to say the least. Find a nice clean 03 up plain V70 Front Wheel Drive and the horror is reduced considerably. I am speaking from experienc...
by rspi
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advice please... Should I buy? 1999 V70 XC, tight budget, $3k
Replies: 22
Views: 2398

Re: ADVICE PLEASE... Should I buy?

I am considering purchasing a 1999 V70 XC, it's got 168,000 miles on it. Looks pretty good. Drove it around the block, sounded great no hesitations etc, but it did have the engine light on. Seller told me he had taken it in to have it hooked up and was told it is the O2 sensor (which he said was no...
by rspi
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PCV port
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: PCV port

oragex wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:16 am Plus, at the bottom the drain hole makes a V then goes upwards- no way to clean this section without removing the oil pan.
I don't think the P80, N engines have the bend.

I use a long zip tie.
by rspi
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 s60r misfire dead cylinder
Replies: 41
Views: 3625

Re: 2004 s60r misfire dead cylinder

Interesting test Jimmy57.

Welcome to the club... :(
by rspi
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to upgrade - opinions please
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Looking to upgrade - opinions please

Probably the better question would be which cars to avoid. Like, I've never heard anything good about 960s so I'm going to try to avoid those. Might actually get another 850 if I can find a price I can live with LOL Have you ever heard anything bad about a 960? Best car I've ever owned, all things ...
by rspi
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Post PCV Job Question Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Post PCV Job Question Topic is solved

Have you done the glove test?
by rspi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Herman and Operation 30MPG
Replies: 264
Views: 11609

Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

How old is the coolant thermostat?
by rspi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: 1998 v70AWD front strut spring rubs wheel well

Chances are, the springs were not set in the spring seat properly.
by rspi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Coolant Leak

If you have to replace a heater hose, get and replace the firewall junction as well. It will likely break when you unplug the quick disconnect (23 year old plastic).
by rspi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Coolant Leak

1. Turbo pressure.
2. Heater supply.
3. Heater return.
4. Lower radiator.

You'll need to pull the intake and feel around.



by rspi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Coolant Leak

ecbsykes wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:39 pm Could be dripping down from the PCV tube coolant connection. It's a bit of a pain to get to and see without removing a few things.

Hmm...
The cars built prior to '99 do not have that coolant line.
by rspi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 Control arm question. Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: '98 V70 Control arm question. Topic is solved

These cars have very little alignment adjustment with control arm replacement. Usually not necessary as long as they are the same size.

I get mine aligned when I pull the strut to knuckle bolts or do tie rod ends.
by rspi
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Major toe-out, steering wheel upside down
Replies: 60
Views: 3323

Re: Major toe-out, steering wheel upside down

You should also see if the wheel hub is still good. On older parts a little bump or hit can wipe it out.
by rspi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help identify engine (or tranny) part
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Help identify engine part

Dang, I don't even know what that is. :(
by rspi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Major toe-out, steering wheel upside down
Replies: 60
Views: 3323

Re: Major toe-out, steering wheel upside down

Chances are, you have bent a tie rod end.
by rspi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: TC Gone, Need a Low Mileage 50-42le Transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: TC Gone, Need a Low Mileage 50-42le Transmission

I never believe what they tell me about mileage. If they gave the VIN with it, maybe.
by rspi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rally Suspension for 1996 850R
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Rally Suspension for 1996 850R

My '96 850R currently has a pretty stiff racing suspension on it. It has great control and is extremely fun to drive, but my city has absolutely terrible roads, and every bump makes me fear for my control arms/tie rods. What kind of suspension/shocks/springs should I get so that I be like a rally c...
by rspi
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: "New" Distributor Cap - Return or Install?
Replies: 37
Views: 1961

Re: "New" Distributor Cap - Return or Install?

gmh wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 pm
rspi wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm Was it made in a country that starts with a C and ends with an a?
Canada?
Colombia?
Croatia?
Cuba?
LOL China. ;)
by rspi
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: "New" Distributor Cap - Return or Install?
Replies: 37
Views: 1961

Re: "New" Distributor Cap - Return or Install?

Was it made in a country that starts with a C and ends with an a?
by rspi
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Exhaust Cam seal question
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Exhaust Cam seal question

I kind of like driving 40,000 miles per year. I get to test things real quick. ;)
by rspi
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Axle boots repair
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Axle boots repair

Yes. LOL
by rspi
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Rims Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: 1996 850R Rims Needed

The line for the Volan's starts back there around the corner. lol
by rspi
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trying to buy this coolant hose, can’t find it
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Trying to buy this coolant hose, can’t find it

When you do the heater hoses going into the firewall, replace the junction at the same time. It will get damaged when you disconnect those hoses.
by rspi
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: head scratcher
Replies: 41
Views: 2240

Re: head scratcher

So, does it start or not? If you crank it for 5 seconds like directed in the owners manual does it start and run? Is the CEL on? What parts have been replaced other than the fuel pump?

(It is not the responsibility of the reader/helper to search out what you have done).
by rspi
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 V70 REAR Cam Seals using SKF 11809!
Replies: 84
Views: 24968

Re: DIY: 1998 V70 REAR Cam Seals using SKF 11809!

I had tools made for installing these seals. Fast and easy, no seal damage or need to stop, stops are built in.

by rspi
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 noise under hood with and without running engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2653

Re: 1995 850 noise under hood with and without running engine

Could be a wiper motor for the head lights.

You can pull the serpentine belt and start the car to see if any belt noise continues in the timing belt path.
by rspi
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Non-Dealership Mechanics In Nashville
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Non-Dealership Mechanics In Nashville

I'll be through there early April. I can help if you'd like.
by rspi
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Did a bunch of work car ran great til now Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Did a bunch of work car ran great til now Topic is solved

If the vehicle has VVT, it could be an issue with the sensor at the hub location. It adjust timing on the fly and if it is having issues, clogged, going bad, etc., it can cause problems and toss a code.
by rspi
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Preparing to Replace Clutch & RMS
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Preparing to Replace Clutch & RMS

I recommend pulling both out of the top unless you have a lift. When we did my manual swap, there was 3-1/2 of us trying to fit the transmission to the engine under the car with the subframe loose. Took about 1-1/2 hours just to get a few bolts started. I will never make that mistake again. R clutch...
by rspi
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 turbo no spark, most of the time Topic is solved
Replies: 64
Views: 3609

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

No spark with no codes (with fuel) is usually a bad ground or coil. Check the ground from the battery real good as well.
by rspi
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mystery oil leak from cam cover
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Mystery oil leak from cam cover

1998 V70 awd. Did head gasket this year and have been noticing oil on top of the head/ cam cover and out the rear which drips on the turbo. The obvious thought is that I didn't do a good job sealing the cam cover, but the strange part is that the large, 2" circular plug seems to have oil on it alwa...
by rspi
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo V 70 Engine mount
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Volvo V 70 Engine mount

The engine is transverse, meaning that it is in there sideways. The front of the engine is near the passenger front tire.

So, technically, you are talking about the side engine mounts, hydraulic. On the front and rear of the subframe.
by rspi
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 XC Oil Thermostat Info
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: 1998 V70 XC Oil Thermostat Info

Send me a text, I have one handy.
by rspi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: cylinder head replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: cylinder head replacement

duckman68 wrote: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:59 pm I have a 1999 Volvo v70x/c 2.4l turbo the cylinder head is cracked so I was wondering would a cylinder head from a 1999 Volvo XC70 fit or can someone give me a list of Interchangeable models? thanks
If the cylinder head got hot enough to crack, I would replace the entire engine. Just my 2 cents.
by rspi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stereo Lighting Half Out
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Stereo Lighting Half Out

New bulbs.
by rspi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaks galore
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Leaks galore

jtp wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 am
I’m switching it to High Mileage Mobil One 5w-30 today to try and buy a month or so until I can get this taken care of.
Owners manual recommends 10w-30.
by rspi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaks galore
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Leaks galore

First thing I would do is the glove test. If the car passes the glove test then look for leaks. It is pretty much normal for oil to be on top of the cam cover, sad to say. As for the exhaust cam it can be 2 things; 1. VVT hub seal. 2. Cam seal. Swedish car parts now carries the VVT hub seal. Either...
by rspi
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '94 850 Wagon - Mechanic Quote
Replies: 30
Views: 1317

Re: '94 850 Wagon - Mechanic Quote

ECT, PCV, and cam seals. If oil is leaking into the cap, it can cause the car to die but usually only causes a misfire.

You can always monitor the oil leak at the RMS after the PCV is done.
by rspi
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mild Emergency: Car Starts Cold but not when Hot
Replies: 11
Views: 4392

Re: Mild Emergency: Car Starts Cold but not when Hot

If the oil leak from the RMS is not bad, drive it. The rest of that stuff other than leaking cam seals are normal maintenance.
by rspi
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 s70 wont start new battery
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: 98 S70 wont start new battery

RickHaleParker wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:30 pm Another possibility, If coolant was added when the engine was still hot, you may of cracked the head.
You mean water? They never add coolant.
by rspi
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 wagon died TWICE
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: 1998 V70 wagon died TWICE

If oil is leaking into the distributor it will keep filing out the ignition system until the cam seal is replaced. Leaking oil into the cap.
by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door lock question
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Door lock question

by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Shredding Timing Cover?
Replies: 21
Views: 7468

Re: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Shredding Timing Cover?

$15, Where are you getting that deal. 15 Minutes, you work a lot faster than me.

A tune would be a lot more useful and a lot less headache.
by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Shredding Timing Cover?
Replies: 21
Views: 7468

Re: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Shredding Timing Cover?

Oh, I would NOT drive with a bolt missing from the belt tensioner.

I also don't bother cam seals that are NOT leaking. My car had 363,000 miles on the original seals with no issues. I only replaced them because I had to pull the head.
by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Shredding Timing Cover?
Replies: 21
Views: 7468

Re: '98 V70 Serpentine Belt Tensioner Shredding Timing Cover?

- Use INA pulleys only. - The TB cover might have been installed incorrectly, the cover has tabs that need to be in the correct holes (shown in your photos). LOL, The timing belt cover IS getting chewed up by the harmonic balancer at the bottom. Very common issue. The serpentine belt is forced to t...
by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Might have a cross-threaded plug
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Might have a cross-threaded plug

I have seen aftermarket plugs jam in the head as well. I guess the threads are just a little different which causes the problem. Will people EVER stop using after market parts that can cause harm?
by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Normal performance problem
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Normal performance problem

It is hard to determine if you have a problem with the comments above. What does "below half" mean? What boost gauge are you trying to describe? Is it in the white area or black area if it's the stock gauge? As mentioned above, the boost should not really "kick in" until the RPM's are high to protec...
by rspi
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: transmission swap in my 850 glt
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: transmission swap in my 850 glt

ezliving4ume wrote: Fri May 24, 2013 5:15 am I when down to Louisville KY. Yesterday and picked up a trans with 41,000 Miles on it for $500! Wow. I think I got a great deal but only time will tell.
How can you verify this?
by rspi
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 T5 - no fuel pressure
Replies: 40
Views: 2754

Re: 98 S70 T5 - no fuel pressure

I'd check the ECT. I had one go bad in 10 days.
by rspi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaks galore
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Leaks galore

First thing I would do is the glove test. If the car passes the glove test then look for leaks. It is pretty much normal for oil to be on top of the cam cover, sad to say. As for the exhaust cam it can be 2 things; 1. VVT hub seal. 2. Cam seal. Swedish car parts now carries the VVT hub seal. Either ...
by rspi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 v70 xc horrible gas mileage
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: 2000 V70 XC horrible gas mileage

Timing
Aftermarket ignition parts
Low tire pressure
Bad brake caliper
Bad thermostat.
by rspi
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Didn't notate hydraulic lifters position
Replies: 30
Views: 1904

Re: Didn't notate hydraulic lifters position

Assembly lube is better than oil. I have done both. When you install the cam cover, it is pretty hard to move the cams. Oil is usually ok if you get the rest together pretty quick and start the car within a day. The longer the head sits with the oil, the harder it will be to turn the cams, and the b...
by rspi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Didn't notate hydraulic lifters position
Replies: 30
Views: 1904

Re: Didn't notate hydraulic lifters position

Yes have timing mark lined up, some people.call them lifters but they are really hydraulic followers. They slide down from the top. I just snugged Dow. The cam covering four increment going.from left to right. The last two times I finished with the middle. Before I took.them off the cams would move...
by rspi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 volvo v70 will not roll backwards in neutral
Replies: 60
Views: 17041

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 will not roll backwards in neutral

abscate wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:20 pm I’ll delete the troll stuff when I’m in edit mode.

Still looking for ROBERTS video on the block with a hole in it...
LOL I don't remember that one but I likely deleted it, especially if it was one of the HOWR videos.
by rspi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Didn't notate hydraulic lifters position
Replies: 30
Views: 1904

Re: Didn't notate hydraulic lifters position

Huh? What are you trying to do?