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by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: s60 p2402 high pump
Replies: 2
Views: 119

s60 p2402 high pump

I just got to fix a s60 t5 2014. It gave error p2402, my reader said high circuit for evap pump (leak detection pump), High can mean many things, not just high circuit resistance. It can also mean high current. I checked the fuse (maybe 39) 5 amp for sure. The relay is before the fuse. When I checke...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: S60 2011+ and V60 2015+ and XC60 2010-2018
Topic: s60 p2402 high pump
Replies: 1
Views: 104

s60 p2402 high pump

I just got to fix a s60 t5 2014. It gave error p2402, my reader said high circuit for evap pump (leak detection pump), High can mean many things, not just high circuit resistance. It can also mean high current. I checked the fuse (maybe 39) 5 amp for sure. The relay is before the fuse. When I checke...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The Car it's not ready for Smog Text
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: The Car it's not ready for Smog Text

search for "flywheel adaption procedure". Good Luck. I can be done.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Penzoil Synthetic from natural gas
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Penzoil Synthetic from natural gas

I would use syth in winter. for cold flow. syth are getting much cheaper these days. walmart rolltela
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Penzoil Synthetic from natural gas
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Penzoil Synthetic from natural gas

Change it hot and often. I like dino at 3000 miles, shell
v70 98 265k miles. runs prefect, except for occasional loud one lifter click, comes and goes last 100k mile.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate Control
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Climate Control

I rotated (adjusted) the white cam that drives the damper. The white cam seems the stay put with friction. Some tape should work if it is loose. For other dampers without the cam setup, I would use a 9 volt battery to adjust damper motor, and then mount the motor with electrically disconnected. Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Climate Control
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Climate Control

If it's the same as 1998 v70, then you are correct. I just had to pull mine, It didn't want to come off, without some gentle prying with screwdriver. My damper motor tested ok on bench. I didn't have flashing lights at startup, but the ECC failed to move the motor. As soon as I removed the damper, a...
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed May 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine died while driving and won't start. Topic is solved
Replies: 110
Views: 2811

Re: Engine died while driving and won't start. Topic is solved

You have oil in the distributor. clean the cap and electrodes. The cam seal probably fell out, remove the rotor and take a look.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon May 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70XC MAP/Baro sensor issue. Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: 98 V70XC MAP/Baro sensor issue. Topic is solved

I measured my 1998 v70xc. pin 1 front of car
pin 1 to 2 5.5k
pin 2 to 3 6.6k
pin 1 to pin 3 11.5k ohms
I'm at about 350 ft above sea level
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4234
Views: 382627

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Going to add pressure guage to crankcase, to check pressure during wot (wide open thro). Blew shaft seal from cam shaft recently. After that I'll check turbo pressure. Thinking I may neeed aux crankcase vent, (thinking with check valve). Was your seal dried to rock hard? If so it's not really a pre...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4234
Views: 382627

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Going to add pressure guage to crankcase, to check pressure during wot (wide open thro). Blew shaft seal from cam shaft recently.
After that I'll check turbo pressure. Thinking I may neeed aux crankcase vent, (thinking with check valve).
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4234
Views: 382627

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Semi broke down, going to job this morning. About 10 mile from home, car dies and won't idle, difficult to start. Able to get car into near by parking lot. Running very rough with foot on gas, in park. Drive will stall engine even with foot on gas. Open hood and disconnect MAF, Start car, runs bette...
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon May 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 glt indicator fuse
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: 98 V70 glt indicator fuse

Possible short at light blubs or socket. Then check wiring near bulbs
Remove all light blubs (turn signals) and then try new fuse.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70, 93k miles, intermittent Rough running and stalling Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 4154

Re: '98 S70, 93k miles, intermittent Rough running and stalling Topic is solved

check the coil.
fuel pump is usually ,no start
valves would not be intermittent. cam and crank you would think throw codes.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved

After market headlight assembly are cheap, Some come with bulbs and they look and work great. I went for stock looking.
Search the forum there is lots of posts. I paid maybe $60 each.
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ready mount struts.
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Ready mount struts.

clanking noise over bumps, I would look a stabilizer links.
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ready mount struts.
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Ready mount struts.

I have used them. They are ok. I have 250K miles with original rear (auto level) shocks on my car. Replaced front struts because of broken spring mount. Strut post was hitting hood. The ride of my 98 v70xc is pretty good. But I really don't know how much better it could be. My 300sd (1985) rides, li...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: When did your Fuel PUMP die? Also brand?
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: When did your Fuel PUMP die? Also brand?

1998 v70xc 240,000 miles 19 years old, original Replaced with cheap ebay assembly, very noisy. I by mistake, ran the new pump dry, by thinking I had enough fuel in the tank. It only primed after I added 5 gallons of fuel, after a few dry attempts. Did I hurt the new pump?? Or maybe a bad install?? E...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 S70 readiness monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: 99 S70 readiness monitors

I just checked if 1999 volvo is included in "IM OBD Vechicles Readiness Exception List" it is not. 96 and 87 850's and 1998 v70, s70 and v90 are included on the exception list.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 S70 readiness monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: 99 S70 readiness monitors

The 1998 volvo is a special case for emission in PA and CA and many other states. I don't know about Volvo 1999. I don't need any "ready test" completed in PA. Check with your local Volvo dealer service manager. They will know, and tell you any special instructions. I my case the inspection station ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 S70 readiness monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: 99 S70 readiness monitors

I had the same problem with my v70xc 98. Search for "flywheel adaptation procedure" , this needs to be done before the "drive cycle procedure".
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 stalled, won't restart
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: 1998 S70 T5 stalled, won't restart

check for spark with old spark plug. Should be strong spark. I had weak spark, that was a bad coil on my 98. Stalled on the road.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The NEW (2018) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD
Replies: 53
Views: 7092

Re: The NEW (2017) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD

I grew up with corvairs as a kid. Mostly had manual transmission cars. (I had alot of different corvairs). Well I happen to have a automatic at the time (2 speed powerglide). Driving at dark in the 80's with a friend, on route 80 in the pocono mtn's. I was bragging that this powerglide was indestruc...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 (-1998 , 1999-2000) Serpentine belt path route diagram picture
Replies: 13
Views: 5188

Re: P80 (-1998 , 1999-2000) Serpentine belt path route diagram picture

I'm no expert, bu I googled it and found
"An alternator will charge spinning backward. ... Since the fans are centrifugal, they work, but less efficiently in the backward direction" . The brushes should be ok going backwards too. Might be ok short term.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 04 XC70 Engine Clattering
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: 04 XC70 Engine Clattering

volvo's make all kind of noises. If bearing noise investagate. Tickings don't worry. Noises that go away after warm up (don't worry). I get loud ticking noisies that come and going randomly. I believe it is a lifter that doesn't pump up sometimes. It's quite more than 70% of the time. Lets start a t...
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Infrequent Blip Following Timing Belt 1998 V70XC
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Infrequent Blip Following Timing Belt 1998 V70XC

I get a blip as you describe. Very infrequently. Have had it since I had car (52K miles). (half a second miss). I don't know what it is?
No codes.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850's (2017) Preferred rear brake pads?
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

Re: Volvo 850's (2017) Preferred rear brake pads?

I have used the Akebono ceramic, and like them. Low dusting. But for best bite I go back to oem sometimes. When you get older you don't care but dust some much. This is mainly on my 300sd but all the same.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 model 850 stopped. No spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

Re: 97 model 850 stopped. No spark.

ecu never go bad, so i hear
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 model 850 stopped. No spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

Re: 97 model 850 stopped. No spark.

I just had the same problem on a 1998 v70. Ended up being coil. I checked cam, crank sensor and fuel pressure. All checked out. My secondary on coil was high resistance. (my problem Coil).
check my recent post for readings on cam and crank sensor.

Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My first no start with the volvo.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: My first no start with the Volvo.

I had my radiator fail also. Luckly I was close to home. Slow leaks are good!
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My first no start with the volvo.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: My first no start with the Volvo.

I still had to tow it home. wish a had a heavy chain instead of just a tow rope.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My first no start with the volvo.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: My first no start with the Volvo.

I do feel bleesed with my 98, but should do some more stage 0.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My first no start with the volvo.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: My first no start with the Volvo.

I have not replaced my original turbo coolant line yet. I carry a spare hose, but have not installed yet. Mostly because this fourms say how hard it is to replace.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My first no start with the volvo.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: My first no start with the Volvo.

Yes, I had to find my spare coil, and it fixed the problem. It might even run better now.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My first no start with the volvo.
Replies: 6
Views: 492

My first no start with the volvo.

I have a 1998 v70xc with 240k miles. Car sat for two weeks, waiting for pass front window to come in mail, to replace broken window. Washed and waxed car (2 weeks ago) and did spray some water at engine (not much). Well it started a little rough, then smooth out, let it idle, but the lifters were ve...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No spark no power to coil
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: No spark no power to coil

bang on "main relay" it is yellow. I think the ign is powered by this relay.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 XC Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: 98 V70 XC Won't Start

Check "main relay" I think it is up stream to ignition (coils). Relay is yellow. Can be swapped with one next to it (SAS Realy).
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: It happened in the driveway
Replies: 1
Views: 328

It happened in the driveway

It was a beautiful morning. I decided to adjust the valves on my 1895 300sd. All was going well, until i had to move the 1998 v70xc. I could not close the driver door? Door stop (jamb) broke. Luckly I was home and Had a 10mm and 40 torxx. The door was stuck wide open. With the above, I was able to c...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is the spec idle RPM for a 98 V70?
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: What is the spec idle RPM for a 98 V70?

IT IS TOO HIGH. it is too high. I want to put it into neutral, at any stop. I have an auto. About 20 to 30 % more (fuel consumption) at stop in gear (AT) vs neutral.
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What P80s are actually exempt from emissions testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: What P80s are actually exempt from emissions testing?

It's all very Federal/ California. Key words: appendix J, testability smog check, EIS, ignores, monitor readiness.

96-97 960
96-97 850, R, Turbo
98 c70, s70, v70, s90, v90
other makes 96 bmw, dodge, mitsub, subaru

I feel blessed with a 1998 v70xc
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 2550

Re: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved

I have an 98 v70xc. Have had for over three years. Ever since I got it, it would have an intermitent miss (1/2 second). Would happen may once or twice per trip, (if at all). The last year it seemed to go away. Well a long trip to Florida this spring, the "miss" came back with a vengeance. Almost to ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

I love my volvo. Drive it hard (at times). Change oil and filter often (hot). enjoy.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

The noises of a volvo. My car lifters can be as quiet as can be, then noisy as can be. Hot or cold , it seems to come and go. No worries, it is normal. I understand your concern about the "screeching". Drove me nuts. I replaced serp tensenion pulley just to be sure. Now i live with the ticking and s...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

The oil thermostat opens at a temperature way above outside temp. So you can get the noise in the summer. The noise will increase with oil pressure (1000 rpm). The noise always goes away after the oil warms up. Start the car cold without the serpentine belt, and see if you get the noise. Spin the pu...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

The oil thermostat opens at a temperature way above outside temp. So you can get the noise in the summer. The noise will increase with oil pressure (1000 rpm). The noise always goes away after the oil warms up. Start the car cold without the serpentine belt, and see if you get the noise. Spin the pu...
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62320
not sure if above link works, if not " 98 v70 noisy oil thermostat thing"
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

search other threads about "oil thermostat noise". It seems common, not easy fix on some cars. I think the oil thermostat moved when they switch the oil cooler from the radiator to the oil plan. You could try to replace. (new one could make same noise). I have not confirmed the noise is from the oil...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: 2004 xc70 awd intermittent howling
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: 2004 XC70 awd intermittent howling

Oil cooler thermostat makes noise when cold. Goes away when oil warms up. I don't let it bother me anymore.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start
Replies: 49
Views: 3966

Re: '98 S70: Screeching when Reving at Cold Start

I get this noise when cold sometimes. Goes away after warmup. I thought is was a bearing noise also. I still have the noise, and
I believe it is the oil thermostat for the oil cooler. I don't let it bother me anymore. But boy did it, when I didn't know what it was.
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD Propeller Shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: 1998 V70 AWD Propeller Shaft

leave it out, better tire wear and mileage.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: Albany NY Volvo FESt 2018 2019 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 4507

Re: Albany NY Volvo FEST MARCH 19 2017

I'm in. When does is start? I have an v70xc 98 , looking for spare cam, crank sensors. Climate temp sensor fan. And a smoke test.
Coming from Bucks county Pa.
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Why does Emissions test show my 850 is a turbo, when it's not? Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Why does Emissions test show my 850 is a turbo, when it's not? Topic is solved

In Pennsylvania, I told the inspection station to put in 2.3l when I knew my 98 v70xc was a 2.4l. Now when I get the car inspected PenDOT remembers the 2.3l even if i go to a new inspection station. I told them to use 2.3l, because it is much easier to pass emissions for the year 1998. I do not have...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Whining Noise Topic is solved
Replies: 42
Views: 26887

Re: Whining Noise Topic is solved

Read post quickly. My 1998 v70xc whins when cold for a short while. It is the oil themostat (being cold) that sends oil to oil cooler. Once oil warms up noise goes away. Drove me nuts, thinking it was a bearing. Happens more in cold weather.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 headlight upgrade?
Replies: 45
Views: 5494

Re: 850 headlight upgrade?

My usa head light assemblies were worn out. Night driving was terrible. Broke down after three years and bought new assemblies. TYC from FPC at $80 each side, no tax or shipping, (came with four new osrams bulbs). Now I can see at night. One year after I got the car, I replaced the windshield, anoth...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: "Not Ready" for OBD Emission test...? Topic is solved
Replies: 24
Views: 5655

Re: "Not Ready" for OBD Emission test...? Topic is solved

You need to do the "flywheel adaption procedure" look it up. Before the driving cycle. It can be hard to do, So my state has an exception for my 98. No ready tests need to to completed (PA). I can reset the codes and go get tested and pass everytime. The inspection stations can't believe it, when it...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY
Replies: 45
Views: 5105

Re: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY

Here's an example: Froozen calipler on front: This happened to my 300sd (85) and v70xc (98). The volvo refused to release the flex brake lines from the hard lines. Left lines in place and rotated calipier to install on the volvo. I have four new brake lines (for volvo) i will not install, becuase to...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY
Replies: 45
Views: 5105

Re: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY

i agree, mb parts are cheap, and replacable. compard to volvo. The new computers are a toss up on the gasser models. That's why i like 1998 volvos, no cpu problems so far. None to worry about in the 300sd 1985 (except for the abs, witch on on for a malfunction). Mercedes are built great, but newer o...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY
Replies: 45
Views: 5105

Re: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY

The w126 is a classic. The diesel is easy
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY
Replies: 45
Views: 5105

Re: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY

Update my 98v70xc has 232k miles, the 300sd has 349.5k miles, corvair 69k miles.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY
Replies: 45
Views: 5105

Re: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY

the 300sd and the v70xc get the same fuel mileage. The 300sd take diesel, the v70xc take premiun. both get comparable mileage, but the 300sd is much better city. my volvo idles too high and pull in drive.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY
Replies: 45
Views: 5105

Re: Volvo DIY compared to Mercedes DIY

all i saw was bmw, volvo, mercedes,. I have owned all, Plus corvair, honda, buick. I still have 1965 corvair, 1985 300sd , and 1998 v70xc, (drive shaft removed)
The volvo wagnon is noisy, compared to 300sd diesel even at idle. it's a wagon. I love driveing my diesel 300sd s class
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY Car Lift - Opinions ....SAFETY WARNING!
Replies: 30
Views: 3483

Re: DIY Car Lift - Opinions

I like your setup. Ramps are better the jacks. But i'll jack one wheel, all the time, Just i be carefull getting under car. As i said great for checking auto trans that does not have dip stick. I really like "cn90" recommendation of wheel chock's. I do not use my emergency brake becuase it sticks. S...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY Car Lift - Opinions ....SAFETY WARNING!
Replies: 30
Views: 3483

Re: DIY Car Lift - Opinions

Very nice, but limitied access. I love custom ramps, but love access also. But very nice for checking auto trans with no dip stick.
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: how do i rewire fogs to parking lights?
Replies: 25
Views: 3545

Re: how do i rewire fogs to parking lights?

Update: Just put jumper back in, and confirmed operation. Looks like the key does not have to be "on". The parking lights do have to be "on". Just don't forget to leave your parking lights on (no buzzer) and your fog lights at the same time. I can leave the parking lights for hours and still have a ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: how do i rewire fogs to parking lights?
Replies: 25
Views: 3545

Re: how do i rewire fogs to parking lights?

I just did this. 1998 v70xc. Very tough to pull relay jumper. It has interlock tabs. Used small pliers, pulled white cover off, then grabbed green part. Just remove jumper from positions (US #2- #4) and change the (euro #2-#6). fogs on with parking lights and key. If you look at the link posted, The...
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: LED headlight bulbs for Volvo S70, V70, etc. - Video Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: LED headlight bulbs for Volvo S70, V70, etc. - Video Topic is solved

The IPD "tyc" are great. At least 50% improvement. Glass lens, good pattern. left high beam is differnt than right (pattern) "meaning the pattern is different for left to reduce glare. Has levelers (blubble). Low beam has good pattern. Have not adjusted "beams" left or right. First try no effect. Up...
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: LED headlight bulbs for Volvo S70, V70, etc. - Video Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: LED headlight bulbs for Volvo S70, V70, etc. - Video Topic is solved

just bought new tyc from ipd $80 each. Should have done 2 years ago. Have not used them yet, but they look great compared to the hellla I replaced.
Buy new head light assemblies, worth the cost.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Around 1200 rpm -- knocking sound S70
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Around 1200 rpm -- knocking sound S70

I had an exhuast leak sound (sounded like diesel), that ended up being the front engine mount.
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I made the 200000 mile club
Replies: 27
Views: 3200

Re: I made the 200000 mile club

I have 212K, 1998 V70xc . Great to know about the badge. Volvo did seem to stop giving them out in the usa. I am going to sigh up for the 200k, I have 100k badge (which I got at 189K).

Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 GLT Computer Reset for Emissions
Replies: 23
Views: 2769

Re: 1998 V70 GLT Computer Reset for Emissions

I had the same problem as you. There is the drive cycle and another cycle procedure called "flywheel adaption procedure". If you disconnect the battery you can loose the Flywheel adaption data. The procedure is hard to do. Do a search for "Flywheel adaption procedure". I don't disconnect my battery ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do you test an O2 sensor?
Replies: 9
Views: 17851

Re: How do you test an O2 sensor?

This is a great old post. I'm have o2 sensor problems. My code is P0130, I have an obd11 laptop program, so i can see the o2 signals on both o2 sensors. Both seem to work some times, but will drop out. My mileage is 14-15 city (bad). I think, I have a loose connection or bad ground? My good pre o2 s...
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly

The Gabriel G57040 fit fine on the xc. Ride is 1/2" lower than old original 200k miles struts. Ride is much improved. I had to replace because of failed mount (Strut trying to go thur hood). Easy install.

Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly

FCP euro has different part numbers for the struts between xc and others. I'm thinking the spring mount on the strut is mounted at a different height on the strut. Very few options for the xc's struts replacements.

Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly

thanks Lee,

Should work fine (great). If anything put old springs back in. I'll check ride height before and after install.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

1998 V70xc replacement strut assembly

I bought G57040 strut assembly for my 1998 v70xc. Will these fit my car with no problems. I don't care if it sits lower. What is different on the front suppension between the v70, v70 awd, and the xc's. Is it the strut, spring, or spacers that are different. I'm talking year 1998. Gabriel say the G5...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 Trying to fix P0442, small evap leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: 1997 850 Trying to fix P0442, small evap leak

Sorry for not proof reading.

I meant to say. I used very low pressure on line to tank, to find leak. above
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 Trying to fix P0442, small evap leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: 1997 850 Trying to fix P0442, small evap leak

I figured out how to edit the above post. How do you remove a post?
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 Trying to fix P0442, small evap leak
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: 1997 850 Trying to fix P0442, small evap leak

drop it from under the car. I think mine was held by a bolt. I had to cut one of the hose to get it to drop much. I then pulled vacuum on the line to the purge valve to see if it was leaking, mine was. I pulled vacuum on cansiter to check it (pull vacuum on one port, with others blocked. Tried pulli...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 MAF bad after cleaning K&N air filter
Replies: 31
Views: 3919

Re: 1994 850 MAF bad after cleaning K&N air filter

When I had fuel in oil, it was the injector it's self that was leaking. Not injector to manifold. It was gas into manifold. I believe I had starting issues at the time (fuel preesure would bleed down). Would not start at first try, but would start at second try. For rough idle i would look for vacuu...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 850 MAF bad after cleaning K&N air filter
Replies: 31
Views: 3919

Re: 1994 850 MAF bad after cleaning K&N air filter

As for gas smell in oil. I noticed gas in an extra crankcase vent catch can i installed. I replaced my injector with a rebuilt set, because of this (205K miles). I noticed one of the intake manifold ports (ejector) was clean compared to the others. I had no miss fire codes. Bill As for the KN filter...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 XC damage transfer case / Bevel Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Damage transfer case / Bevel Gear

Hi, i have a 1998 v70xc, I had a driveshaft noise, (it was the first cv joint on drive shaft from bevel gear to rear. Took to shop to remove shaft, (they did it for 1 hour labor $85). noise gone, I have shaft, could rebuild, but will leave as fwd. Car has 205k miles. No problem making fwd only. I mi...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 T5 - oil leak/smoke on acceleration/deceleration
Replies: 41
Views: 4397

Re: 1998 V70 T5 - oil leak/smoke on acceleration/deceleratio

remove intercooler hose at bottom of intercooler, and see how much oil is inside.
My turbo has 202k miles, a little play at shaft, no white smoke ever. My intercooler hoses have more than an oil film on the inside.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bad Alternator Replaced. Curious if used alternator is good
Replies: 20
Views: 4559

Re: Bad Alternator Replaced. Curious if used alternator is g

I have a 98 v70xc, I was looking at the 95-97 service manual. The alternator has replaceable brushes and regulator. Easy to replace, if you have access to back of alternator. I used to spend about $30 for replacement voltage regulator for a bosch mercedes alternator (What is a good source for a volv...
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v 70 awd 256 k check turbo boost ?
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: 1998 v 70 awd 256 k check turbo boost ?

Yes, I would connect to Intake manifold (after throttle valve), There is a plastic mini manifold (just after Throttle valve) with ports blanked off with rubber caps.
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v 70 awd 256 k check turbo boost ?
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: 1998 v 70 awd 256 k check turbo boost ?

I have a v70xc 1998, never checked boost yet. My wish list is a installed gauge. Very easy to add a temporary gauge to manifold and run in car. My car has so much power I assume the turbo is working. I don't hear the turbo spool up. I have 200k. The turbo's on volvo's seem reliable. I checked the tu...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Still runs poorly after Xemodex upgrade
Replies: 47
Views: 5698

Re: 2000 S70 Still runs poorly after Xemodex upgrade

A good scanner is key. I bought one for my bmw because of ems codes. I have one that let me gragh o2 or other signals. $100 back then. probably $20 BUCKS WITH A SMART phone. Sorry a can't help with your problem. But seeing the O2 sensors in action helps.
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 volvov70 p0455 code
Replies: 36
Views: 8843

Re: 1998 volvov70 p0455 code

i am not sure of p0445, but my code of p0440, evap large leak. Find cansiter, pull vacuum on the three lines. If you can't pull vacuum that is your problem. I had purge valve leaking, and gas tank. I decided to put low air pressure on tank line to find leak. I found leak (easier to hear air leaking ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

Re: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA

great to here, in pa you have to enter 2300cc and it works. I would like to here from ny,
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

To erikv11: I'm just a shad tree mechanic. The OP had a P0133, I'm just trying to provide input. The OP did replace both O2 sensors, and still has problem. When I had p0133 i replace O2 sensor #1, And I still had problem. After I coked up the sensor #1 and replaced with old (removed) o2 sensor. I ha...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

I meant to say 'many miles without codes"
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

in my case, the metal jacket was covered in soot, so the holes were completely covered. Sensor #1 was replaced with old unit. Sensor #2 was cleaned and reused. I agree the ceramic might not be able to be cleaned. This happened after a aggressive seaform to the intake. My O2 sensors did work after cl...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Ignition Tumbler FREE Fix! Topic is solved
Replies: 55
Views: 16883

Re: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Ignition Tumbler FREE Fix! Topic is solved

I hope i never have to deal with this. We must love are volvo's. I'll probably hot wire it from the connector, with extra switches. Always wanted a start push button on the dash. Ha
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

Re: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA

Wanted to get an up date on this. In pa it works for 1998. What other years does it work for? I will call dealer tomorrow and check for years and states. I know who hard it is to set the ready tests. To get the test to complete, you have to do the flywheel adaptation procedure first. After that is e...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD P0455 P0440 P0442 Fix with Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 21380

Re: 1998 V70 AWD P0455 P0440 P0442 Fix with Photos

Great write up. I never found the vent valve the first time a had to fix this system. Great pictures. My p0440 just came back. The first time the cause was a hose at roll over valve and the purge valve. The easy way to troubleshoot is to pull the cansiter and pull vacuum on the three lines. I assume...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 GLT ECU "not ready". Can't pass inspection
Replies: 42
Views: 6532

Re: 98 v70 GLT ECU "not ready". Can't pass inspection

My 1998 volvo is basically exempt from having the ready codes set in PA. Call the local dealer. My inspection station never herd of it and did not believe me, I had them call the dealer. Check it out there may be an exception for your volvo. I was at the dealer getting a spare key ($11), mentioned i...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

Update: Thought i was home free with no codes. But a 50 miles 2 codes. P0133 and P0440 came back. I guess the P0440 wasn't the gas cap. The purge valve was replace 8 months ago. To cold to mess with this now. I checked the signal at o2 1 and 2. The response is a little flakly, sometimes ok some time...
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Wagon Selling my Car - Trying to Determine Value?
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: 1998 V70 Wagon Selling my Car - Trying to Determine Valu

what i paid for mine 1998 v70x/c 190k miles $20000.00 check eng lights on. clean body and interior.
2014 feb 1, i like the car (love hate). love
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 AWD P0455 P0440 P0442 Fix with Photos
Replies: 42
Views: 21380

Re: 1998 V70 AWD P0455 P0440 P0442 Fix with Photos

this seems like a great post. I will have to read it carefully. When i had a p0440, It took a while to find. I found the canister and pulled vacuum on the three lines. Found bad purge valve. Could not pull vacuum on tank. So i injected low pressure air to tank with regulator on an air line. Could he...
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70 GLT ECU "not ready". Can't pass inspection
Replies: 42
Views: 6532

Re: 98 v70 GLT ECU "not ready". Can't pass inspection

Dear Truck, There is a flywheel adapation procedure. You need to do this first. It is not easy to do. Do a search for the procedure. Basically the cpu needs to learn between a coast down and a miss fire. With a auto you need an empty highway and third gear. I will never disconnect my battery again.
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

john850glt I feel your pain. inspection stations do not know what to do with this code. They will replace both O2 sensors and the code will come back. In pa This will buy you one year. My 1998 volvo is excluded from having the (OBD11) ready codes set in PA. So I can reset the check engine codes righ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

just to clarify, codes were reset after 600 mile trip.
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

Just checked for exhaust leak. Put the front on ramps and could easily see turbo flanges. All looks good. A little background: Was "check eng free" for a while. Then got P0440 "large evap leak". I had this when i got the car a year ago. Just checked old repair (hose near gas tank) and it's ok. Hose ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

I did have a slight exhuast leak noise before. I have been 4 to 6 months "p0133" free. But it just came back. I'm thinking (hoping) the two exhuast nuts I replaced have loosened up. I used straight nuts and not lock nuts. They were hard to get started and I was worried about the studs. I seaformed t...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 Turbo Timing issues ?
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: 2000 C70 Turbo Timing issues ?

That's a bummer. How much did the timing belt change cost? How many miles, first or second belt?
I would want refund (pissed).
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70xc catalytic converter job
Replies: 23
Views: 3795

Re: 1998 V70xc catalytic converter job

good luck, I love to here how you make out. That's lousy mileage. Would love to see the pressure at the exhaust. I guess the only port is the O2 sensor. When you get a lift, let us know the clearance needed for install. That sounds like a good price for the cat to me.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

As i was saying, I replaced the O2 and save the old one. I found my leak by mistake. I was seafoaming the intake and saw smoke from under the heat shield for the turbo. An exhaust leak! So months later I seafoamed again with heat shield removed and saw smoke from the turbo to down pipe. I tightened ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

This is a super old thread. Like many a question is asked but the final come is never reported.
As posted above, it is a leak. Took me about 8 months to finally get rid of this code. Reported above I thought i had it fixed with a leaking injector. No it came back. I changed my o2 with super cheap
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 855 GLT - (more) electrical gremlins
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: 97 855 GLT - (more) electrical gremlins

the Meg ohms readings you got are fine. That's a very high resistance for 12 volts. The warm battery cable should not be from the over night charging. Did you connect the charger cables to the battery posts? If no current should go though the cars cables. The warm pos+ cable was possibly from starti...
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri May 23, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)
Replies: 38
Views: 10145

Re: p0133 (o2ckt slow response, bank1 sensor1)

this is a old thread. my p0133 was fixed by a leakly injector.
I read alot about exhuast leaks, How can this effect an o2 sensor. I don't get it
Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri May 23, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

update: the p0133 came back, it was gone for a long time. Then started slow after reset then faster. At the same time, found an injector was leaking. Bought rebuilt injectors and installed. Could see one was leaking, by looking in injector port on manifold. One was much cleaner than others. Code is ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri May 23, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: 1995, 850, GLT, PO133 code

I had this same code. 1998 v70xc 191K, replaced front o2 no change. Cleaned grounds and reset ECU, went away for 2 months. Then it came back slow after reset, then much faster. Had poor city mileage and then started to have starting problems. I had a extra crankcase vent with catch, and noticed gas ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun May 04, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1998 V70xc $1900 189K bought 2013 Feb 1st
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

Re: 1998 V70xc $1900 189K bought 2013 Feb 1st

5/1/14 ac working ok, Head light fix, drivers side belzel loose, remove head light extension wire, move high beam bulbs to low beams. trans drain and fill, coolant drain and fill. replace drivers brake caliper (siezed), Bought new front flex lines, can't install. Hard line nut stuck, apllied heat an...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun May 04, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc fixed my power seat switch
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

Re: 1998 v70xc fixed my power seat switch

my quick fix didn't last to long. no forward movement. Forward motion works from memory presets.
need to clean switch again or replace. or add external switch?
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun May 04, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc head light upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: 1998 v70xc head light upgrade

can some one please tell what years had this crazey recall jumpers.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun May 04, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc head light upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 295

1998 v70xc head light upgrade

I've had my first volvo for 2 months now. Bought for $1900 at 190k and a lot to fix. Decided to change my high beam bulbs for the low beam bulbs. I figured the high beam bulbs had to have lower hours on them than the low beams. They did, the high beam bulbs looked new and the low beam bulbs looked u...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70R Strange noise on startup.
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: 1998 V70R Strange noise on startup.

I have a clicking noise (like valve tap) intermitent. It would start the stop but had the same interval. It was the evap purge valve cycling. Very noisy, just placed with cheap denso?
by 1998v70xcbill
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC
Replies: 110
Views: 72804

Re: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC

what a great write up. Your pan and block looks very clean. I have a 98 v70xc with 190k. hope I don't have to do this soon. Only have had car for 2 months. Finally all is fixed and i love the car. I might have a slight main oil seal leak? Still cleaning block and engine (top to bottom) to find any l...
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: No more than 8lbs of boost..
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: No more than 8lbs of boost.

Matthew1 is right on wiht +8 psig. Go 10% higher at most "at your own risk". Mine pull to high rpms no problem and it's a v70xc.

Bill
by 1998v70xcbill
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Performance, Tuning & Aftermarket
Topic: dynamic pump timing tdi
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Re: dynamic pump timing tdi

tdi DO U mean Turbo Direct Injection, The v70 turbo is not TDI. It is non direct injection. Meaning not induced to the combustion chamber directly. I need a small good boost gauge. Looks like if u want more power, get a boost gauge, and restrict the tvc line? I don't know my boost pressure. v70xc 19...
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1998 V70xc $1900 189K bought 2013 Feb 1st
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

Re: 1998 V70xc $1900 189K bought 2013 Feb 1st

Auto trans drain and fill. Will need to do this again soon. Worked on AC system. Evacuated system again, get to 80 mtorr, much better (pumped 2.5hrs) Filled with 2 12oz cans of r134a. Ac now works, we'll see how good when it get's warmer. Added ipod jack to tape section of SC-816 radio. Sounds much ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1998 V70xc $1900 189K bought 2013 Feb 1st
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

1998 V70xc $1900 189K bought 2013 Feb 1st

2013 Feb Oil and filter, No oil on dip stick, but there was oil in there. autozone filter and castrol oil SAS pump and valve. pump used $80, Valve aftermarket $30 one fog light bulb $10, both license plate lights $5 Both front wipers $20 Drain and fill cooling system with prestone extended life. Dom...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc fixed my power seat switch
Replies: 11
Views: 2229

1998 v70xc fixed my power seat switch

Tried to move seat forward and switch didn't work. Programmed buttons did move it forward. Looked here how to remove switch panel. 1. I disconnected battery 2. Pull up on front, then tilt up and side back. I didn't break anything. 3. I was hard to remove green plug. Hard to get to release button. I ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

I did that. my glove slightly inflaited. I'm hoping not to rebuild the PCV system right now.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

I did that. my glove slightly inflaited.
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

update on progress. Checked non working e brake. no lining on shoes! hope cables ok. checked PCV system. Pulled intake pipe to see if PCV port clear, it was. Checked large hose if clear with vacuum it was. Small hose to intake is restricked (probably normal). Tried to add seafoam to small hose with ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

Re: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA

JRL

it's true, Call Keystone Volvo in Doylestown pa (service dept)

"3 not readys" is that true for PA for all cars? Good to know.
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA
Replies: 6
Views: 1789

1998 V70XC emission inspection exempt in PA

Just some info for other 1998 Volvos out there in PA. Our cars are basically PA emission exempt, you still have to pay for it. There was a problem with resetting the ready tests on this year. So you're allowed to not have your ready tests set. You still need to have the check engine light out, but y...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

I had to get my car inspected with in 10 days of buying it in PA. I still had issues at that time and really had a tough time getting the ready codes set after clearing codes. I was at the Volvo dealer getting a spare key ($11), and talked to the service guys about the ready codes. They laughed and ...
by 1998v70xcbill
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 s70 awd No start
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: 1999 s70 awd No start

check your grounds, pull and reseat ecu
by 1998v70xcbill
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

update of progress. The p0133 code is gone. looks like the grounds were the problem. Worked on evap, pulled left turn signal to look at hoses on canister, large air vent hose looked cracked. So i pulled the canister out, had to cut the large vent hose. Crack was not thur hose, so hose was ok. Pulled...
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

Maybe i should check the control relay for the ECU, and redo the O2 connectors.
by 1998v70xcbill
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

1998 v70xc check engine light 0410,0445, 0133

Background: just bought first volvo 1-1/2 months ago, Feb 2014, $2000 silver with black interor very clean. Car did have some hidden problems, the dealer lied about the check engine lights and said it was pa insspected, which it wasn't. First one tackled the 0410 secondary air injection system. Pump...