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by mecheng
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Upper engine mount
Replies: 8
Views: 173
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Re: 850 Upper engine mount

I remember reading it’s best to torque the bolt when the car is in drive
by mecheng
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blinker failure
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Canada

Re: Blinker failure

Could be the hazard switch, exercise it, if it’s the cause replace or clean it
by mecheng
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 stalled in flooded street
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Canada

Re: 850 stalled in flooded street

Spray all the electronics with wd40 as well
by mecheng
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quarter inch gap top strut bolt and washer
Replies: 10
Views: 494
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Re: Quarter inch gap top strut bolt and washer

I had some play when I changed my Sachs struts they were oem, I was puzzled but adding a washer under the main nut solved the issue.
I was positive everything was tight and I had an impact for the nut.
by mecheng
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What style of radiator hose clamp do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 290
Canada

Re: What style of radiator hose clamp do you prefer?

Neil is correct you want the European clamps for those reasons on critical hoses and yes my dealer has some of the sizes but for others they sell the generic crap.

I found McMaster Carr a good source, they are German made

https://www.mcmaster.com/screw-clamps
by mecheng
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaking Valve Stem Seals, Need Help Making A Decision. '95 Base Manual
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Canada

Re: Leaking Valve Stem Seals, Need Help Making A Decision. '95 Base Manual

Thanks for the input everyone! Any tips on sourcing a low mileage engine? I tried using car-parts.com but so many of those parts listings don't have mileage numbers listed online. I know Greg850r has a NA motor just hanging out. I'll have to call him and get the story. Right now I'm leaning towards...
by mecheng
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: best 850 heater core?
Replies: 13
Views: 199
Canada

Re: best 850 heater core?

Go with Behr I’ve had them last well over 200,000km
by mecheng
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Fuel Vent Hose 9463088 w/o Dropping Gas Tank! Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 8264
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Re: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Fuel Vent Hose w/o Dropping Gas Tank! Topic is solved

Add to this thread another potential leak area is the fuel filter. My dad had replaced it only 50,000km, not sure of the brand but it was obviously sub par. I’m going to buy mahle or Bosch only. The corrosion spread to the clamp, it’s soaking in vinegar now. I replaced the fuel filter o ring but it...
by mecheng
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Fuel Vent Hose 9463088 w/o Dropping Gas Tank! Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 8264
Canada

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

Add to this thread another potential leak area is the fuel filter. My dad had replaced it only 50,000km, not sure of the brand but it was obviously sub par. I’m going to buy mahle or Bosch only. The corrosion spread to the clamp, it’s soaking in vinegar now. I replaced the fuel filter o ring but it ...
by mecheng
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Rough idle, needs gas
Replies: 19
Views: 245
Canada

Re: 95 850 Rough idle, needs gas

I agree, that it is likely ECT, they have a finite life and sometimes the connector gets corroded.