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by rguzz
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Welp... I want another 850... Maybe this time's the charm?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Welp... I want another 850... Maybe this time's the charm?

Or you can have my orange ones, freebies. Ran fine when removed a year ago. But it won't be "just" the injectors. The whole car will need a redo. If you want a vehicle to tinker with, do it. Any plans for a daily driver out of the starting gate unlikely.
by rguzz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 850t free parts for pickup central VA.
Replies: 0
Views: 209

850t free parts for pickup central VA.

Volvo OE headlight glass, pair, front and rear bumpers complete, red covers, misc intake, coolant hoses, OE very low miles radiator one broken mounting tab,15g turbo no cracks but shaft play, IAC, 4 orange injectors with FPR for 850t, 2 stock exhaust manifolds from turbo model no cracks, right sided...
by rguzz
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT - Trans/Oil Cooler line retainer clips
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: 1998 s70 GLT - Trans/Oil Cooler line retainer clips

+1 on orientation of the cage, note the fat and thin ends and replace exactly as they exist. They will pop off otherwise. "Note the clip has a THICK and THIN side: the THICK side goes toward the radiator" as previously posted by cn90. Do not buy these after marketed.
by rguzz
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 heater core question
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: 850 heater core question

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=robert+diy+heater+core+removal&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DOdKzDfvOoQA I'd use a plastic bag, it works fine. Maybe 500mls of coolant, something more? Don't disturb the coolant pipes as they course through the firewall, be gent...
by rguzz
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Shipping advice again, please.
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Shipping advice again, please.

Not much Volvo content but need a shipper, east-west to LA. Advice?
by rguzz
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Problems after replace pcv 850r
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Problems after replace pcv 850r

Yes, look for torn intake manifold gasket near # 5 cylinder. Sounds like you have an air leak, a large one. Even more likely as you describe no such issues prior to taking on the PCV. Has to come apart, unfortunately. Take a long look at the intake manifold gasket as has been suggested.
by rguzz
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Knock Sensor Harness, 1994 Turbo 850
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Knock Sensor Harness, 1994 Turbo 850

I rarely use less than 91 octane gas. Especially after my valve rebuild. If your code comes back instantaneously after a hard reset, use your scan tool to erase it.
by rguzz
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Knock Sensor Harness, 1994 Turbo 850
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Knock Sensor Harness, 1994 Turbo 850

Lot's of info on this subject available by search, I asked a similar question a couple of weeks ago. Ultimately I pulled a battery cable, let it sit 2 hours, reconnected, CEL immediately appeared, off it went with my scan tool not back yet. Any other codes, or unusual behavior? If not try a hard res...
by rguzz
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Smoke when letting off throttle
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Smoke when letting off throttle

Smoke test for vacuum leaks if possible. Back to basics. Compression test look at plugs, etc. Ultimately, can be hard to tell about blue smoke. Put together a few more clues to guide you.
by rguzz
Thu May 14, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo P0422 P0326 CEL codes.
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: 1996 850 Turbo P0422 P0326 CEL codes.

Are these codes related? Linked in any way?
by rguzz
Wed May 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 Turbo P0422 P0326 CEL codes.
Replies: 3
Views: 107

1996 850 Turbo P0422 P0326 CEL codes.

96 850t runs fine. P0422 popped up a couple of weeks ago, cleared it. Returned today accompanied by P0326. No detected performance problems. Remind me where to look first? Thanks.
by rguzz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70 r in a salvage yard
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: 1999 v70 r in a salvage yard

Pop the strut bar off, just takes a minute.
by rguzz
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stuck Rings?
Replies: 18
Views: 368

Re: Stuck Rings?

Great looking car. Wish I ever owned a car that used .5L oil every 4k km's, including brand new ones. You might make it easy and start with Marvel Mystery Oil, (? mineral spirits and ATF no fuss) directly in cylinder 2, let sit for 1-2 days, pull the fuel pump relay, crank a bit, add .5L to the fuel...
by rguzz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Battery charging question.
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Battery charging question.

I'm actually trickle charging. Somehow, I feel more comfortable not using both battery posts for that purpose, but can't say about the science behind that thinking. BTW, okay to trickle charge leaving both battery cables connected, charger clip to the positive battery post, negative to the bolt on t...
by rguzz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Battery charging question.
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Battery charging question.

Silly question, does anyone see a problem using the bolt holding the blue cable in front of the battery as a chassis ground while charging the battery? It will function as my negative battery terminal, in other words.
by rguzz
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What style of radiator hose clamp do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 379

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

Go to your local salvage yard and pluck them off any Mercedes Benz.
by rguzz
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 with misfire, low compression - advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: 1997 850 with misfire, low compression - advice?

Pull the head, inspect all valves, replace the ones that don't look healthy, re-use the others, replace all valve guide seals and hit the road. A good shop, moonlighting mechanic, etc should be able to do this for around 1600 bucks, depending on labor rates in your area. Worked great for me.
by rguzz
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Radiator oil coolant line connection parts
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Radiator oil coolant line connection parts

Get the OEM Volvo 0 rings and clips, and install the clips exactly as the old ones were prior to removal. They will not hold otherwise. To be safe, put a clamp over each clip, IMO.
by rguzz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas Smell Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Gas Smell Volvo 850 GLT

Where outside is the smell the strongest? Rollover valve is right rear.
by rguzz
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas Smell Volvo 850 GLT
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Gas Smell Volvo 850 GLT

Is it a fresh gas smell? Probably suggested already, check the hoses to the rollover valve to see if they are intact. That was my source.There is either a gasoline leak or fumes from the vent system doing this. Usually pretty easy to find out which. Follow your nose, front or rear of the car? Tank a...
by rguzz
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newly Grad looking for an old car.
Replies: 13
Views: 296

Re: Newly Grad looking for an old car.

Look through the major forum topics then decide, specifically look at what it takes to get to stage zero. Unless you are willing to spend $$$ and tons of time on a 98-99 V70 look for something else. You could buy one and make it a project, just can't count on driving it as your sole vehicle. Find an...
by rguzz
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sound when accelerating / Loud Engine (Video Links Included)
Replies: 16
Views: 400

Re: Sound when accelerating / Loud Engine (Video Links Included)

Almost certainly something that is driven by a belt is making this noise. Run down the list of those possibilities, remove TB cover, etc. There aren't very many. Cut the end off an old broomstick as a stethoscope to narrow down the field. I'd be very surprised if changing the trans fluid makes this ...
by rguzz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Shipping a vehicle.
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Shipping a vehicle.

Am looking in to the Autotrain, from Sanford Fla to Lorton, VA. Will check with them regarding vehicle particulars. 1989 VW Vanagon! Auto Train is reasonably priced, for sure. Amblerman's experience mirrored mine several years back, not bad, but had to arrange pick up off the interstate, etc. Dates ...
by rguzz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Shipping a vehicle.
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Shipping a vehicle.

No Volvo content but I thought I'd try to slip this in. Need to ship from Tampa Fla to central VA, any recommendations for shippers? I do know that many companies are brokers, not shippers themselves, which can be tricky. It's been years since I've shipped a car and my info is now dated. Thanks!
by rguzz
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?

Yeah, my failed t stat had Volvo on the bottom, but design was entirely different from the Wahler replacement. They could still make the Volvo ones, though. Thanks for advice. Problem solved!
by rguzz
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?

Volvo OEM as seen in this video. Mine broke in exactly the same way. Replaced it today with a Wahler, whose internals appear much more robust. Maybe Volvo should no longer be the go to for thermostats anymore. 2 years for me. Looks like a design flaw.
by rguzz
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?

Thanks, will do, absolutely. Disappointed in life of the last replacement. I do carry a spare, time to fish it out. Have a great holiday, everyone.
by rguzz
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?

I've been away from the car for a few months and don't recall these fluctuations in the past. Temp gauge always has been in the middle, with no memory of it ever dropping below that.T stat is maybe 2-3 years old, max. OEM Volvo. Heat appears somewhat to be erratic and dependent on what kind of drivi...
by rguzz
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Engine running temps very wide range, normal?

96 855t, very variable operating temps, is this normal? Long uphill climb, 36 degrees out, 200+F degrees, downhill same climb temp drops to 150 degrees, in a very few minutes. Gauge drops down from middle position. General cruising temps 180's, again about 40 degrees outside, pretty consistent. T st...
by rguzz
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help getting 1997 850R back road worthy
Replies: 59
Views: 1169

Re: Help getting 1997 850R back road worthy


Didn't watch all of it, might be useful for you. Several similar videos around. Looks like this motor is an NA version.
by rguzz
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wiring to headlights badly corroded.
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Wiring to headlights badly corroded.

Went to replace headlight bulb (96 850) and found wires on drivers side bare, with cracked and crumbled sheathing. Looked at the right side and found the same thing. If you haven't looked at these wires in a long time you might want to do so. I'm surprised I hadn't shorted out the light, burned some...
by rguzz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)

What was the outcome here? How did the job go in the end?
by rguzz
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)

I think he refers to the short ones fastening the cover on, the side ones? Can't quite remember now. They are in the trunk, avoiding the elements, the 10mm ones. Anyway, no matter, replace or not, just don't lose them if reusing, which is what I did.
by rguzz
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)

I was able to unhook the tailpipe from the rubber donut and move the entire unit to the side, enough to access the long bolt.
by rguzz
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)

Unless you lose them (or one) they can be reused. They aren't on tight and come off easily, clean and use again is fine. But, if you're ordering the long ones, may as well I suppose.
by rguzz
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)

That's a decent price, though there is shipping. I think I paid close to twice that at local dealer, regretting immediately that I hadn't sourced from local hardware, etc. My local dealership charges retail for everything, crazy expensive.
by rguzz
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Turbo, sludge under oil cap and Smoking
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: 95 850 Turbo, sludge under oil cap and Smoking

Check crank case ventilation pressure "glove test" change oil and filter x 2 over the next few hundred miles, (arguable), cheap oil and filters, drive! Then appropriate to climate synthetic and correct filter and see if lifter noise goes away. You may be due for oil pick up tube gasket repair at som...
by rguzz
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear bumper bracket, Rear Sway bar information
Replies: 19
Views: 577

Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

If it's in the shop for the sway bar let them do it. IIRC one of those bolts sits right on top of the rear exhaust pipe, and takes a beating from all that heat. Odds are you will break one of the two off, which I of course did. I replaced with two new ones, genuine Volvo, 11-12 bucks a piece, maybe?...
by rguzz
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 Turbo Starts but runs rough then dies. Backfires.
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: 96 850 Turbo Starts but runs rough then dies. Backfires.

Second the distinct possibility of an air leak at the intake manifold, ie the gasket. It can tear most easily in the upper right corner when replaced, I believe around the upper stud located there, but that is from memory. If it was running fine before taking on this job you will need to retrace you...
by rguzz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear swaybar 850 turbo.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Rear swaybar 850 turbo.

Thanks. Yes, might not be a miraculous improvement adding a rear bar. Have a strut bar also ( I realize the controversy) but hoping the combination, strut bar and rear sway will make for an improvement. Not a huge investment if I find a used rear bar, or even go for a new one from Volvo. Haven't spe...
by rguzz
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear swaybar 850 turbo.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Rear swaybar 850 turbo.

Forgotten what people think on this subject. It's a wagon 850t with a tight suspension overall. Does handle a bit on the sloppy side when headed in to turns (feels like a boat, basically). Pros and cons to a rear sway bar, where to find one and what size should it be? How much is it likely to help w...
by rguzz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where to find fuel pressure regulator?
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Where to find fuel pressure regulator?

Check your fuel pressure, or have someone do it before going any further.
by rguzz
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Info on stalling
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Info on stalling

No aftermarket replacement here, OEM only for ECT.
by rguzz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: car won't start and run
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: car won't start and run

Check engine light is not on because of a recent, or otherwise oil change. Have a shop, or parts place Autozone, etc. run the codes. Go from there. Otherwise, advice provided thus far is a starting point.
by rguzz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: That won't buff out
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: That won't buff out

May be minor differences between 98 and earlier models. Rivet replacement is a minor pain.
by rguzz
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wobbling Front End on 1996 850 GLT Wagon - Safe to Drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Wobbling Front End on 1996 850 GLT Wagon - Safe to Drive?

"Critical speed" wobble strongly suggests tire, rim problem. Should change somewhat with rotation. Check above mentioned items, have a good tire place look. They should be able to demonstrate findings to you.
by rguzz
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help me buy an 850!
Replies: 19
Views: 650

Re: Help me buy an 850!

2 grand or more to do it up right. Might get lucky spending less. Assuming best quality parts, unknowns along the way, and that you will stumble across something a shop will need to help you with. Example, ticking lifters means oil pan 0 rings need replacing. Think more, be happy if you get away wit...
by rguzz
Mon May 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo control solenoid compatibility question.
Replies: 15
Views: 1638

Re: Turbo control solenoid compatibility question.

I actually ended up using the AC Delco unit, found one, and a pigtail, inexpensively, works fine. Search ac delco tcv and Volvo 850 it pops up. But the Pierburg (updated one) looks like a great solution as well, probably the simplest one. I wouldn't hesitate to do this simple upgrade if you suspect ...
by rguzz
Fri May 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Filler Cap Seized
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Oil Filler Cap Seized

Snatch a couple of almost any Volvo your year or later and replace with OEM or IPD 0 ring. Don't drop any plastic bits in the upper motor if the cap shatters. Push down a little if you can when you rotate old one off. Penetrating oil sounds good. But if you have peeked @ the cam lobes you must have ...
by rguzz
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R Whining/Buzzing Noise in Engine Bay
Replies: 51
Views: 2398

Re: 2000 V70R Whining/Buzzing Noise in Engine Bay

My passenger motor went first, a few months later drivers side. Peering in to engine compartment, to the left of the radiator (as you know). Worth considering as it's an easy fix.
by rguzz
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R Whining/Buzzing Noise in Engine Bay
Replies: 51
Views: 2398

Re: 2000 V70R Whining/Buzzing Noise in Engine Bay

Headlight motor? Both of mine buzzed, disconnected harness, resolved. Never would have guessed until someone suggested.
by rguzz
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install
Replies: 44
Views: 1309

Re: Ticking and Smoking After Leaky Injector Install

Not to state the obvious, but I'll assume the injector itself isn't ticking, or clacking a bit, as it opens and closes? As pointed out, lifter tick and injector rail work aren't related. I do have an isolated single lifter tick at times myself that doesn't really correlate to anything, however, and ...
by rguzz
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Drivers door lock non functional
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Drivers door lock non functional

It appears that the latch mechanism itself is broken, the rod sits in it's housing but doesn't look right as I work the key in the handle. Not entirely clear how to remove the latch and housing itself after removing the door panel, which I haven't done yet. Tips?
by rguzz
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Drivers door lock non functional
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Drivers door lock non functional

96 850t lock works great with a fob not when the key is inserted. Feels like no resistance when I manually turn the key. Passenger side works. What is the internal problem most likely to be the culprit here?
by rguzz
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Program remote locking 850t
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Program remote locking 850t

Not successful after a few attempts, replacing the battery in remote #2, the newly acquired one will be the next step. Not eager to be in the position of losing function of both remotes, however likely/unlikely that might happen.
by rguzz
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Program remote locking 850t
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Program remote locking 850t

Not to be stupid, but I am programming an additional fob, the one I have currently works fine now. Do I have to re-program the one that already works? Or just leave it, and do the one that I just bought.
by rguzz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Program remote locking 850t
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Program remote locking 850t

Got it thanks.
by rguzz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Program remote locking 850t
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Program remote locking 850t

Looks like I can program multiple fobs, then? I will give the new one a try hope it doesn't screw up the working one!
by rguzz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Program remote locking 850t
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Program remote locking 850t

Just picked up an "extra" remote locking key fob, the one I have works fine. Can I program so that both work? The FCC and other numbers match. Or do I have to use only one at a time, so to speak? Thanks.
by rguzz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved

Yes! After repairing the two broken rubber lines @ the rollover valve, (they were just hanging there), I replaced the fuel filter and voila! all is well, no gas smell, no running rich smell. A little surprised, no CEL ever. No reason to go further at this point. For now I will enjoy odor free fill u...
by rguzz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved

First finding is two broken lines to the rollover valve, so I will replace fuel filter, repair the broken lines. This is vicinity of strongest gas odor. Next I will look @ the fuel pump lines through the hatch in the back. Go from there. Thanks!
by rguzz
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved

Did a little searching. Still not clear on what specifically to look at first. Would prefer that to be the simplest things, of course, but am prepared for bigger things to come. Sounds likely to be in the evap system somewhere, though. And car does runs rich. First, path of least resistance thing to...
by rguzz
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Fresh gas smell revisited. Topic is solved

Subject is 96 855t, 250+ k miles. Just had injectors cleaned (Mr. Injector), replaced FPR with new Bosch oem, haven't changed the filter yet, have no idea how old it is. Strong smell of raw gas ? getting worse? if you stand mid way down the vehicle on the passenger side. It's worse after a run and t...
by rguzz
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 heavy braking smell, measured rotor temp 200F
Replies: 27
Views: 1899

Re: P80 heavy braking smell, measured rotor temp 200F

I have a set of low miles (less than 50k) genuine Volvo front calipers for 850t, PM me. VA car, very clean. Reasonable!
by rguzz
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swamp smell when a/c on.
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Swamp smell when a/c on.

New OEM filter enroute. What's the procedure for removing the fan if I need to do that? Can I get in there enough to actually clean? Never been in there (obviously).
by rguzz
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swamp smell when a/c on.
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Swamp smell when a/c on.

That would be the place to start, will take a look. It's a genuine Volvo I pinched from a salvage yard. Haven't dried it out recently, or ever replaced so that's an easy one. Anyone spray bleach, other cleaner through the ac fan opening? Or something...??
by rguzz
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swamp smell when a/c on.
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Swamp smell when a/c on.

850t 96, when on Auto smells like a swamp for a few minutes, then clears. Wondering what to clean, and how to get to it. Also, probably not related, exhaust smell in the cabin when on Auto. Thanks! BTW I should add doubt any drain lines are plugged up. Just cleaned and checked everything last spring...
by rguzz
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 2.3T blown #2 Rod at 208k
Replies: 68
Views: 1636

Re: 1996 850 2.3T blown #2 Rod at 208k

Keep that car! It's a really nice one if I recall. But you said you would, only I couldn't agree more. You were do for a head gasket (sooner than later) anyway.
by rguzz
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Bosch Fuel Pressure Regulator, NA 850, new.
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Bosch Fuel Pressure Regulator, NA 850, new.

Part # 0 280 161504, new never used for non turbo 850, at the fuel rail. See link for a pic. It has a black 0 ring not a green one. Don't know what that means. I would double check that the one on there is the correct one. This will not fit the turbo models, all 850's, 98's possibly if N/A. No Bosch...
by rguzz
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stays on coolant lite
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Stays on coolant lite

If you can afford it go OE on this one as well.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/5416/11 ... -1994-1998
by rguzz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 850 turbo sedan Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 1956

Re: New to me 850 turbo sedan Topic is solved

Step back a bit and think basics and don't get lost in the possibilities. After warming, unplug each wire from it's designated spark plug and listen for arcing, see if car runs obviously on one less cylinder. You may have done this. Then as suggested in other posts go directly to compression test. B...
by rguzz
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New to me 850 turbo sedan Topic is solved
Replies: 46
Views: 1956

Re: New to me 850 turbo sedan Topic is solved

Might be a silly question but are you running on all 5 cylinders? Coolant temp sensor and wire harness look good?
by rguzz
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.

These should be easy to find, someone here probably has one they will part with. Salvage yards, erievolvo.com, etc. Find a used oem Bosch if possible rather than aftermarket. Maybe someone else has suggestions. Are you sure yours is bad?
by rguzz
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.

Thanks, everyone. Looking forward to this repair!
by rguzz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.

The more I think about all this, I realize this car has also probably been running a bit rich, smells like it, especially after starting up. So, I'll check vacuum lines to FPR and probably swap my spare one, reset ECU, etc. after. See if that solves the problem. Thanks! Unless anyone has anything el...
by rguzz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.

I assume that's the line with the white plastic tubing and rubber elbow end?
by rguzz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.

Well, the only thing I do notice is small amount of hesitation under throttle when cold, lasts maybe 15 seconds then is gone. Probably present over a year or so, not obviously worsening. Fuel pump maybe has 75k miles on it, Volvo OEM. No vacuum leaks noted. Swapped out a few FP relays, no change. Wh...
by rguzz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Raw gas smell near fuel pressure regulator, 850t.

I smell gas near the FPR, recently replaced the short hose to the fuel line itself thinking it might be shot. I still smell gas at or near that site after a decent length drive. Pretty sure it isn't coming from the fuel injectors themselves. When I replaced the hose there was only a drop or so of fu...
by rguzz
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Which website sells Volvo clips, bolts, and other tiny parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: Which website sells Volvo clips, bolts, and other tiny parts?

Not like you need another suggestion but www.davebarton.com has tons of Volvo bits especially focused on older models.
by rguzz
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: 850 rear bumper bracket bolts

The newer ones appear to be plentiful. I'll either go with them or do the hardware store/Mcmaster thing. I took a beautiful bumper from a parts car, both bolts destroyed in the process. There is a chance yet that the ones on my car, one off them anyway might survive and I'll use it as a template for...
by rguzz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

Re: 850 rear bumper bracket bolts

Find it @ a good hardware or from Volvo? Thanks for the reply.
by rguzz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)
Replies: 38
Views: 846

P80 850 rear bumper bracket bolts (982831, M10x130mm)

Will be replacing my bumper brackets and need the 14mm bolts that secure bumper to frame. These are the upright bolts that break off when removal is attempted. Found a replacement PN 982831 but it is 10mmx130mm.Will it work? The one removed was 14mm.
by rguzz
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Front Bumper Accident Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 840

Re: 850 Front Bumper Accident Topic is solved

Well said. I'd be extra kind to the honest motorist, for sure. My brother scratched the finish (barely visible) on a bumper, left a note, the owner of the quite new BMW insisted the dealer do the repair cost him over 1500 bucks. Take away message for him was next time don't step up to the plate, alb...
by rguzz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Relative oil and coolant bargains.
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Relative oil and coolant bargains.

Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic 10 bucks rebate so after that around 12 bucks for 5 quarts, until the end of the year. Xerex G05 coolant 13 bucks concentrate, 11 bucks premix @ Walmart on line. I hate doing business with Walmart and Amazon, but these are about the only exceptions I spend money on t...
by rguzz
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mods and maintinance behind engine
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Mods and maintinance behind engine

EM one piece metal gasket Volvo OEM part # 8699467 fits all 5 cylinder engines with the pictured above corner removed. 10 bucks or so.
by rguzz
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade

Ok, thanks. A tuner like ARD?
by rguzz
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vacuum Lines - full replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Vacuum Lines - full replacement Topic is solved

I think for certain applications you will need the mm hoses as the subtle difference will matter. Maybe for the smaller diameter hoses? If I recall.
by rguzz
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade


Looks like a marginal improvement with some potential risk.
So maybe leave well enough alone.
by rguzz
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade

TB "upgrade" must include the NA intake manifold which is necessary for fitment of the TB itself as I understand it. I forgot to mention I have an "R" exhaust manifold along with a 3" down pipe. I'm nervous about interfering as it runs great now. If in springtime if I'm highly motivated I might do t...
by rguzz
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 960 Throttle Body Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 725

960 Throttle Body Upgrade

This upgrade is under consideration for my 96 855t. Currently has 3" down pipe, stock otherwise. I have all the needed parts for the TB upgrade. From what I gather, there is the possibility that I will need a dyno tune to adjust for the change in air/gas ratio with the larger throttle body. So, what...
by rguzz
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70: Water in driverside tail light, how do I fix it?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: 98 S70: Water in driverside tail light, how do I fix it?

120 bucks is a lot. 35 bucks from salvage. If using sealer hit the 4 corners hard and clean well, I expect it's the corners where the leak(s) are. Might get it done for a few bucks. Seal well around the bolt insert areas. Don't over tighten or you will crack the housing.
by rguzz
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to replace the red seatbelt release button
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

Thanks, my drivers looks like yours did.
by rguzz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 98 S70 Dipstick Tube replacement and tools required
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Volvo 98 S70 Dipstick Tube replacement and tools required

Nothing takes 10 minutes to do, basically. The bolt is a little tricky to get to IIRC, and you need a few angled tools to facilitate removal. Be careful not to cross thread when installing. Clean it up well. Don't do it before you have to pick up your kids or rush anywhere, though pretty easy like e...
by rguzz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Before I buy a new rack, you wouldn't mind verifying the problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Before I buy a new rack, you wouldn't mind verifying the problem?

Disclaimer: I know nothing about what I'm about to say but is everyone convinced that your noise is rack related? If that is the opinion, explain to me so I understand. Rack replacement is not cheap nor for the faint of heart if you tackle it yourself.
by rguzz
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 t-5r A/C
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: 1995 850 t-5r A/C


One of two videos that will tell you what you need to know.
by rguzz
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 Volvo 850 GLT Coolant Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: 1997 Volvo 850 GLT Coolant Question

As Abscate has pointed out a few times in the past you can dump lots of coolant in the passenger side foot well without soaking the carpet. The thick matting underneath will soak it up before you notice wetness on the surface. Not to say it isn't leaking from some other location but this is a well r...
by rguzz
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just joined. 2nd brick owned - lost timing belt on 1st. Confused by OBD11 READINGS Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Just joined. 2nd brick owned - lost timing belt on 1st. Confused by OBD11 READINGS Topic is solved

When you are bored make the new harness. You will never (basically) look back. I taped everything up temporarily but was never comfortable with that as a final solution. Nice work on the diagnostics.
by rguzz
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.

Yes, thanks. I've replaced every vacuum line with silicone ones within the last year or so, checked intake to inter-cooler, etc. Doesn't mean a clamp hasn't loosened, though. One of my least favorite things to do is check all these connections, again and again! I'm hoping to find a loose spark plug ...
by rguzz
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.

Will look carefully at # 2 wire and plug first, thanks.
by rguzz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.

https://www.obd-codes.com/p0302 has answered all questions, probably the most succinct explanation ever written. I might start by making sure the plug isn't loose in the hole, go from there.
by rguzz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just joined. 2nd brick owned - lost timing belt on 1st. Confused by OBD11 READINGS Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Just joined. 2nd brick owned - lost timing belt on 1st. Confused by OBD11 READINGS Topic is solved

http://www.240turbo.com/bulletfemalenew.jpg It looks like this, no? I've forgotten it was a while back. E-mail him and ask. Look for this under the Volvo harness parts you will need the pigtail connectors as well. Take a close look at yours, which will likely disintegrate on contact, as mine did, br...
by rguzz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Just joined. 2nd brick owned - lost timing belt on 1st. Confused by OBD11 READINGS Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Just joined. 2nd brick owned - lost timing belt on 1st. Confused by OBD11 READINGS Topic is solved

Can't answer all questions but this is where I got my connectors: www.davebarton.com. Soldered a nice new arrangement that will last me the life of the car. Pay attention to the proper way to open and close the sealed plug housings, he has illustrations.
by rguzz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.
Replies: 5
Views: 325

OBD2 1310, 0302 codes.

96 850t. Does idle a little rough. I think under boosting probably, unrelated to code maybe. 0302 indicates miss fire cylinder 2, I believe. All Volvo oem tune stuff within last 15k miles or so. Places to look first? Just erased the codes, waiting to see what happens. No interventions on my part yet...
by rguzz
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5m56 front control arm replacement 8628496, 86628495
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: 1999 V70T5m56 front control arm replacement 8628496, 86628495

Nice. The ravages of NE weather are apparent. My car has basically never left the south in foul weather, and the undercarriage reflects that. Always makes things easier! Thanks for the write up.
by rguzz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 ac issue
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: 96 850 ac issue

I was never fully convinced it actually needed replacing, I'll never know now. All good until this summer, now less cold than last year, so something is up again. But just doesn't blow cool enough, no gap related symptoms. The OP sounds like a clutch-gap problem, yes.
by rguzz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 ac issue
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: 96 850 ac issue

I got a couple of seasons out of the wire fix, then had to replace the compressor. It was the original, of course.
by rguzz
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Core Pipe (Leak Fix)
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Heater Core Pipe (Leak Fix)

Nice. Inadvertently I did the same thing because I lost the T25 somewhere in the process of replacing my core. What you have fashioned looks to be a stronger fix.
by rguzz
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.

http://www.mrinjector.us/
These guys are good, IME.
Done a few Audi's for me.
by rguzz
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Used Car advice
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Used Car advice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4g-w4OXeBw This is the short version, more detailed version exists. PPI is necessary no matter what, unless you can do it all yourself on the fly out of state. State inspection will probably be close to useless, as has been pointed out. I'd say forget it considering ...
by rguzz
Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.

Can't wait to go through MD, NJ so I can tank up. On my way to NYC next week, so I'll get my chance.:)
by rguzz
Wed May 30, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ultragauge.
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Ultragauge.

www.ultra-gauge.com. Thought I'd comment on this thing which I really like, 96 855t. I realize it doesn't give me complete "real time" readings but it comes pretty close. Love it during hot weather as it does give you the coolant temp, which fluctuates under different driving conditions, and will te...
by rguzz
Tue May 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bringing her out of the Mothballs
Replies: 51
Views: 3217

Re: Bringing her out of the Mothballs

I now drive mine everywhere with minimal concerns, multiple 1000mile trips, etc. Thinking about replacing the alternator, summer will add stress, it is original, realizing even the Bosch rebuilds will be less good than what came in the car. Also, never been in the oil pan and done the seals there, a...
by rguzz
Tue May 29, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.

Yeah that is interesting, thank you. In MD frequently but avoid gas there as it is so much more expensive than in VA.
by rguzz
Sun May 27, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.

If I decide to do anything, once I have removed the injectors is it established practice to replace the injector seals and 0 rings?
I have had them out of the rail before, when I did my PCV and never replaced any seals?
by rguzz
Sun May 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Fuel injectors, refurbish or leave alone.

Probably over 220k, original to 96 850t. No apparent problems, maybe slight rough starts but runs well, no hesitation, good under acceleration. Will there be any benefit, as I go through this car, to having them flow tested, cleaned, replaced? Or do I leave well enough alone.
by rguzz
Tue May 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tree sap
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Tree sap

Warm it up first? Hair dryer?
by rguzz
Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 S70 - One side of dual climate control stuck on heat
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: '99 S70 - One side of dual climate control stuck on heat

Mine was exact same issue, passenger side, as stated above, broken plastic sleeve on damper motor shaft. Repaired it (on line search) still good a year later, anyway. Easy fix and easy to get at.
by rguzz
Tue May 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '95 850 No power
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: '95 850 No power

Nice fix, happy end of story.
by rguzz
Sat May 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0325 code.
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: P0325 code.

I guess I'm one too...though I'll defend myself by saying I was in there anyway and the ones I took out were 20 years old. Reminder, though to think of everything else first.
by rguzz
Sat May 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0325 code.
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: P0325 code.

Yes, probably never needed replacing in the first place. Runs great now, if I don't post again it's because things continue to be well and no more P0325. I will attribute code to bad engine mounts as it has otherwise been running like clockwork. Thanks.
by rguzz
Thu May 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0325 code.
Replies: 5
Views: 383

P0325 code.

I've chased this code for a while, though I replaced both knock sensors (Bosch) while intake was off to service PCV 2 years ago, 1996 850t. Started coming on again at random. Had both front and rear engine mounts replaced which were in need. Other mounts I did myself a while back. Car runs very smoo...
by rguzz
Sat May 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo boost control solenoid question.
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Turbo boost control solenoid question.

Everything should be tight, all hoses are silicone, CBV is 2 years old. But always good to pressure test to eliminate anything unexpected, and I will do that. I've convinced myself the solenoid is the problem, but I will be methodic. Stage 0 completed and meticulous. Good to be reminded.
by rguzz
Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo boost control solenoid question.
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Turbo boost control solenoid question.

Mine is just very tired, well over 220k miles. Car suffers from considerable lag on acceleration. So, I figure it's the next step, and overdue. All other turbo bits and hoses are in good shape.
by rguzz
Thu May 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo boost control solenoid question.
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Turbo boost control solenoid question.

Probably not interchangeable, you're right, otherwise unless upgraded why have a different unit. Mine is tired I'm sure. I have an AC-Delco unit and instructions on how to modify, so might try that.
by rguzz
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo boost control solenoid question.
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Turbo boost control solenoid question.

https://www.ebay.com/p/98-99-Volvo-V70- ... 7802899&Is it possible to use the later model solenoid on my 850t? I've asked before and I think I can, having looked over my previous post below. Anything else to add?
by rguzz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: One caliper hard to bleed
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: One caliper hard to bleed

Lots of useful info on this thread, very nice.
by rguzz
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: One caliper hard to bleed
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: One caliper hard to bleed

If the caliper you have is oem original, and proves to be okay after you've done the above troubleshooting I would not replace it. Some rebuilds are terrible, and will not last more than a year or so. Replacing a good working caliper with a rebuild may be a lateral move at best. Can't help you with ...
by rguzz
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: One caliper hard to bleed
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: One caliper hard to bleed

Remove the bleeder screw (maybe you have already) and make sure it isn't plugged up. Then crack the line to the caliper and make sure fluid comes out of the line itself. Troubleshoot from there.
by rguzz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: compact spare tire
Replies: 23
Views: 1292

Re: compact spare tire

Mine separated as well, maybe because these donuts maintain air so efficiently, or just maybe a weaker structured sidewall, which is most likely. Salvage yards should be replete with 15" donuts if there are Volvo's around. The spare should be same rim size as what you have on the car, of course. I e...
by rguzz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Odd noise coming from serpentine belt area/front of engine Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 4675

Re: Odd noise coming from serpentine belt area/front of engine Topic is solved

Hopefully noise will go away when serpentine belt is removed. As Neil suggested, go from there, looking for something that turns which has play, or is noisy. Next step might be to remove TB cover and inspect everything that moves and is belt related there, though sounds like alternator area is sourc...
by rguzz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is "normal" oil consumption? Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: What is "normal" oil consumption? Topic is solved

Check crank vent system, examine plugs, do a compression test, experiment a bit with different oils, think about valve stem seals maybe later, and make sure you aren't leaking enough to make a difference. My 1 quart/1000 mile usage dropped to nothing after vent system done, then valve stem seals, wh...
by rguzz
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: boost and vacuum piping.
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: boost and vacuum piping.

Do Something like this, with the wastegate on the car. I use my brake bleeder and it's gauge to test mine. Mityvac should work. Diaphragm was broken, no vacuum, so replaced it with one from Ebay. There are numerous Youtube videos, Robert DIY links to adjusting properly, pretty easy even for me. 4.4 ...
by rguzz
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaking steering rack.
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Leaking steering rack.

Have been advised to do nothing for now, until I speak with Jorgen, as there is a "lifetime warranty". But yes, I have read that ATP-205 has worked, thanks.
by rguzz
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaking steering rack.
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Leaking steering rack.

My Jorgen Automotive rebuild appears to be leaking, but confirmation is ongoing. Not ready to condemn this piece yet. If I need to replace it, TRW vs Volvo new or rebuilt are all options. Several threads on this subject, anyone have advice? Anyone have experience with TRW racks, good brand for lot's...
by rguzz
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 non turbo loss of power
Replies: 41
Views: 2458

Re: 98 S70 non turbo loss of power

"Would also be a good idea to check for vacuum leaks and unmetered air infiltration." Seems to be the lesson of the week, based on recent posts. As always, compression testing early in the diagnostic algorithm excludes the catastrophic, though nothing specifically suggests that's your culprit. All k...
by rguzz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaky Oil Cap
Replies: 46
Views: 3132

Re: Leaky Oil Cap

Oil caps seems less important at this point but oem caps are all over the place at picnpull, and later model caps, maybe even all P2 and some later caps, fit the 850's. Might cost 2 bucks. Can't imagine the need to spend 35 bucks at the stealer for this part. Use new oem seal though.
by rguzz
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Source for Female 3.5mm pigtail connectors?

I used davebarton.com, the source you listed, successfully. Is there any reason you don't want to use this source? A little pricey, I used a number of bits from there when I built a new harness for my coolant temp sensor, among other things. I also found a bunch @ picnpull and snapped them up, which...
by rguzz
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 850 Wagon - probably scrapping? EDIT: it runs?
Replies: 22
Views: 2659

Re: 98 850 Wagon - probably scrapping? EDIT: it runs?

Borrow a compression tester NOW as suggested, check out a few of RSPI videos on Youtube, and see what you have BEFORE you do anything more. Otherwise, you will be tossing good money and lots of time, after bad. What I learned early on working on these cars is to eliminate worst case possibilities fi...
by rguzz
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic Rebate.
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic Rebate.

Without starting an oil debate I point out there is again a rebate for this oil. For example, if you buy @ Walmart, which I hate, for 22 bucks, 10 rebate comes your way making a 5 liter jug cost around 11-12 bucks. I think I have this right. You'll have to find the rebate on line, easy enough to do,...
by rguzz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hi doing timing belt need cam locking tool were can i rent?
Replies: 35
Views: 12135

Re: Hi doing timing belt need cam locking tool were can i rent?

Single piece exhaust manifold gasket, oem Volvo. Fits all 5 cylinder engines I believe. Just clip the tab off at the end, I used it on my P80. 12 bucks. "Volvo Exhaust Manifold Gasket - Genuine Volvo 8699467".
by rguzz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacement carpet for P80 chassis
Replies: 11
Views: 835

Re: Replacement carpet for P80 chassis

I also have a set of minty grey ones from 97 GLT, fronts only. Have no use for them, just couldn't pass them up at Pic-N-Save, I'm in VA. No rears.
by rguzz
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 volvo 850 radio issue
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 radio issue

I have a couple I know work, I'm in VA PM me if you are interested. I assume you want a unit with a CD?
by rguzz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 S70 engine head repair gone wrong
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Re: '98 S70 engine head repair gone wrong

Drive it, change the oil with proper synthetic somewhere along the line soon, rinse and repeat with oil change, don't intervene other than to CONSIDER doing a compression test, oil pressure for 0 rings on sump as already suggested if you are bothered. Oil change frequency after this rebuild remains ...
by rguzz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 850 Thermostat Housing Bolt Stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: '96 850 Thermostat Housing Bolt Stripped

I think I have an extra T Stat housing (the aluminum piece) if you need it. They are available and inexpensive, relatively, even new ones if I recall.
by rguzz
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: source for aba hose clamps or equivalent
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: source for aba hose clamps or equivalent

When at my local salvage yard I get clamps from Mercedes, mostly, as many as I feel like grabbing. 6 bucks for a box full or so. I therefore have a great selection of the best quality clamps found anywhere (ABA as well) at a fraction of the new price, and it's a rewarding task as well. I even go hom...
by rguzz
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 98 N/A Tires 15 or 16" Topic is solved
Replies: 20
Views: 1724

Re: S70 98 N/A Tires 15 or 16" Topic is solved

Pirelli P7 AS Plus, have them on the Volvo, and Honda. Great, quiet tires. Ordered them through Walmart (try hard not to often), free shipping to my local store, I think they were 100 bucks a piece, not sure they are available in the sizes you seek. Hope the 15+ year old tires you have were properly...
by rguzz
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved

Nice, the Swedes are kind. Lots of warning symptoms. Not so much with Audi. Two consecutive hard starts in the morning, with just a hint of faltering on takeoff, and day # 3 you are stranded with a failed fuel delivery problem (Almost always the pump). Maybe you only get a barely perceptible falter ...
by rguzz
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spark plug fouling. Bad coil or cylinder problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 9429

Re: Spark plug fouling. Bad coil or cylinder problem?

I'm guessing you can trust numbers like that because they are pretty similar and no real low ones. Not sure you need to buy another tool and repeat. Others about what to do next?
by rguzz
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved

Mine are untouched and original from 96 over 230k, and I have wondered myself, if this falls in the preventative replacement category. I'm sure RSPI would say no!
by rguzz
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved

Post your final outcome so we get the feedback, thanks.
by rguzz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

Re: Stalling in hot weather Topic is solved

Miles and fuel pump replacement history? On every car I have ever owned this is classic fuel pump badness, +- related relays. When it gets hot it is stressed, cools down and is okay for a while. If the history is unknown, get the fuel pressure properly tested. Could be some other Volvo thing but I'd...
by rguzz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spark plug fouling. Bad coil or cylinder problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 9429

Re: Spark plug fouling. Bad coil or cylinder problem?

Post the #'s here after reviewing the proper technique and someone will help guide you from there.
by rguzz
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Running hot and burning allot of oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Running hot and burning allot of oil

Compression test the car. And have a shop check engine temp when it is hot.
by rguzz
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spark plug fouling. Bad coil or cylinder problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 9429

Re: Spark plug fouling. Bad coil or cylinder problem?

First pic looks like oil fouling to me, second less clear. I'd go with a compression test to try to distinguish, as suggested.
by rguzz
Mon May 29, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: transmission fluid/magnefine filter
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: transmission fluid/magnefine filter

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=24805
Read all the posts. These instructions are for S60.
by rguzz
Wed May 24, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '96 Stall coming to a stop then no start Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

Re: '96 Stall coming to a stop then no start Topic is solved

Hard cranking before total failure does provide clue to possible fuel pump failure. Fuel pressure testing sooner than later may avoid un-necessary $$ spent and direct you straight to the problem. You may hope that's the problem, simplifies a potentially time consuming search. Otherwise, suggestions ...
by rguzz
Sun May 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R yellow sedan for sale.
Replies: 13
Views: 3517

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R yellow sedan for sale.

Is it a manual now? I assume not, or we would have heard.
by rguzz
Sun May 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr Topic is solved
Replies: 33
Views: 1968

Re: heads up Valeo heater cores= OE Behr Topic is solved

My Swedish Car Parts hc stank no matter what, so I removed it and replaced with very low miles non discolored OE unit from Pic-n-Save. Spaghetti like strands peeking out of the bottom of the SCP unit. I'd use one for 2 years no longer, and consider it a temporizing measure. Are all Behr units the sa...
by rguzz
Wed May 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blew a valve - Before I sell S70 for parts
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Blew a valve - Before I sell S70 for parts

Sounds like you are done, unfortunately. However, Volvobylnb.com in Lynchburg is a huge facility that does probably a valve job a week on 5 cylinder Volvos, lots of experience. Much closer to 1500 bucks and they do great work. They will give you a loaner as well.
by rguzz
Sat May 06, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pricing for 1998 V70 AWD
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Pricing for 1998 V70 AWD

My indie is also a fabricator and reworked my door check mechanisms very inexpensively, but that might be the exception rather than the rule. It would be good to confirm coolant loss as heater core, for sure. Did I miss the pics? I think maybe that's why CL activity is slow. I rarely pause for ads w...
by rguzz
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 T5: Mechanic's Findings Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2867

Re: 98 S70 T5: Mechanic's Findings Topic is solved

Did you say you have someone 3 miles away who can look (? fix) this thing? 3 mile tow won't cost much but not too far to go if you can safely, slowly limp along? Anything short of a new rod knock might tempt me to for a 3 miler...!
by rguzz
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 T5: Mechanic's Findings Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2867

Re: 98 S70 T5: Mechanic's Findings Topic is solved

What is the source of the play according to what you see when you wiggle the wheel? Sounds like you need to get it home anyway, so selling or keeping (unless you put a 4 sale sign on it in a remote from home parking lot) will be a decision for later. Bad news, but not very bad news, at least you did...
by rguzz
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 T5: Mechanic's Findings Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2867

Re: 98 S70 T5: Mechanic's Findings Topic is solved

Which bushings, do you know, maybe you can ask them to specify. Play from bad wheel bearings is important possibly urgent but don't know about need to replace "rear axle-wheel bushings" cuz I have no idea what they are. Several listers have spare MAF sensor so I'd avoid buying a new one if you can. ...
by rguzz
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 black strips on roof and down A pillars - Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: 98 V70 black strips on roof and down A pillars - Paint

I think skloon actually, though indirectly, did answer the question. If it takes a couple of minutes only to remove these pieces, painting them off the car would likely be the easiest solution. Seems to be the consensus opinion.
by rguzz
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850t exhaust question
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: 850t exhaust question

Okay, I will leave it alone. As long as I can stand it, anyway...although that wasn't really my question. Despite that, I see what you are saying.
by rguzz
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850t exhaust question
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: 850t exhaust question

Forgot to add R manifold in place, thanks for reminding me. It does sound nice right as it is. The muffler people are incredibly good, and seem to feel they can modify with free flow muffler (Flowmaster) without adding much to the noise. I guess what I'm really wondering is does the car benefit sign...
by rguzz
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850t exhaust question
Replies: 5
Views: 564

850t exhaust question

855t is stock, stage 1 and runs like a top. I had an opportunity to install a SS 3" down pipe with cat, which "feels" great. Exhaust is stock from that point back. I was thinking of replacing the stock muffler and remaining pipe, though there is nothing wrong with them. No plans to drive it hard, I ...
by rguzz
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Longevity of HEPU pump?
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Longevity of HEPU pump?

They were better then than they are now.
by rguzz
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bad coolant leak
Replies: 13
Views: 917

Re: Bad coolant leak

You'll have to support the vehicle safely if you are somewhere you can do that, crawl around with a good light, some rags and find where the system is breached. How quickly did you lose your coolant? Did it all drain out? I can't load your pic because I have crappy internet at the moment. Previous s...
by rguzz
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Single noisy lifter.
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Single noisy lifter.

Thanks. Will take it by the shop on the way out of town. Gone again today but it took almost 15 minutes! for it to go away. I'm guessing they might not have marked the lifters too carefully, and one or more were installed in a different direction than when removed. I doubt changing oil viscosity wil...
by rguzz
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Single noisy lifter.
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Single noisy lifter.

Haven't verified oil pressure. Mann filter. #3 valve burned, zero compression. 3 valves total replaced, though. Was using 10w-40 Mobil 1, switched to 10-30 as above. Weather is mild here this year, so thicker oil could be used. I suppose could be pick up tube 0 ring issue, etc. Again, sounds like on...
by rguzz
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Single noisy lifter.
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Single noisy lifter.

After a valve job (I think). 2k mile after the work, seems quite evident when cold, goes away after 3-4 minutes of idle. Using 10w-30 synthetic, Pennzoil Platinum. Can't recall hearing this much before the valve work was done. Never done any seals in the oil pan, 200+k miles or so on motor. Suggesti...
by rguzz
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 t5 having issues after blowing a head gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: 850 t5 having issues after blowing a head gasket

I have a perfect shape downpipe and cat from stock 855t, southern car all it's life, if you are interested pm me. Not certain what laws we violate even discussing putting a used cat back on a car, much less finding someone to do it if you're not up for it.
by rguzz
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2231

Re: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved

Instant price reduction! after that call for sure.
by rguzz
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2231

Re: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved

Do you have any competition,ie any sense that anyone else is looking at this car? If not, wait a while longer before offering 1200 bucks. It's a project at best, a disaster, worse case. He is calling you back, right? If it's not a looker don't expect it to have value when you sell it, even if it's i...
by rguzz
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2231

Re: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved

"Sitting for a year or two and in rough shape cosmetically." That description brings to mind a vehicle ready for the Pic-N-Save. 500 bucks max if it has some new parts, and spent it's life in CA. 350 bucks otherwise. Does anyone really think 1650 is remotely realistic? I just can't see it. It's not ...
by rguzz
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lower Control Arms
Replies: 13
Views: 1126

Re: Lower Control Arms

Lemforder. Other stuff including Moog is iffy. No URO.
by rguzz
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My 850 t5 blew a head gasket...
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: My 850 t5 blew a head gasket...

Replacing the entire engine introduces numerous unknowns unless you can be certain it's a good one. You might burn a valve sooner rather than later finding yourself right where you started, so you have to at least find one that you can evaluate while it's running. I had my head rebuilt at a facility...
by rguzz
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved
Replies: 29
Views: 2231

Re: Looking to buy 1998 S70 T5 Topic is solved

I don't think there's much of a market for one of these that has been sitting and needs god knows what done to it. But that has just been my experience. I see lot's of them locally that never sell more than for a few dollars, basically. Or end up at salvage.
by rguzz
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: My 850 t5 blew a head gasket...
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: My 850 t5 blew a head gasket...

I just spent 1700 bucks having my head redone, (3 valves, etc all oem stuff) numerous other items also addressed, put on a Japan manifold, lots of bits along the way, wiring harnesses rebuilt. They did an excellent job, car runs like a top, now uses no oil. Just came back from a 1000 mile trip. So I...
by rguzz
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant top off
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Coolant top off

OEM for thermostat. You can try the "brand" name ones looking for reassurance but failures even with the "good" ones happen prematurely. 30 bucks gets you a Volvo unit which can also fail, but less likely. I carry a spare. Someone will provide a contrary opinion, but not an item to scrimp on. Not mu...
by rguzz
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing front (dash) speakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Removing front (dash) speakers.

Thanks, great explanations.
by rguzz
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing front (dash) speakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Removing front (dash) speakers.

Haven't tried hard, I admit, but popped the grill off, don't want to break anything, saw a couple of plastic round button like fasteners. How does the speaker pop out?
by rguzz
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 S70 manual trans n/a good car?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

99 S70 manual trans n/a good car?

The one I might look at is low miles (less than 90k) one owner, suspect few records, looks great, at a typical small independent dealer whose input should likely be disregarded entirely, no matter what it is. I think it's an S70 SE. I would do a PPI no matter what, but anything come to mind regardin...
by rguzz
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is there a break in period after a valve job?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Is there a break in period after a valve job?

It's interesting the re-builder didn't have anything to suggest and shrugged when I started to come up with a post rebuild frequent oil change scheme. I'll most likely change what they put in after a few more miles, replace with my usual synthetic oil x 1 and call it quits.
by rguzz
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is there a break in period after a valve job?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Is there a break in period after a valve job?

Okay! I figured I'd change the oil you guys are suggesting sooner rather than later. I asked them to put dino oil in after the valve job which is what is in there so I'll replace x 1 then put my high mileage Mobil One 10w-40 in and monitor oil consumption!
by rguzz
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is there a break in period after a valve job?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Is there a break in period after a valve job?

Just had 3 valves, one burnt through, replaced in my 850t runs great. Entire head was machined properly, etc. New seals. Question is should I drive especially carefully (basically I do anyway), change the oil and filter in a few miles, what if anything should I be mindful of.
by rguzz
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rough beginnings
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Rough beginnings

Make sure the integrity of the harness to CTS is good as well...take apart the connectors and check to see that they haven't rotted away inside creating a poor contact. If so, replace the connector and internals, these are OEM Volvo still.
by rguzz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 03-04 C70 Jewel headlights on 96 850.
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: 03-04 C70 Jewel headlights on 96 850.

Yes, after a bit more searching I see no direct fit, too bad.
by rguzz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 03-04 C70 Jewel headlights on 96 850.
Replies: 2
Views: 284

03-04 C70 Jewel headlights on 96 850.

I think they drop right in, do they not?
by rguzz
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 302mm Caliper Bracket Available at ViVA Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: 302mm Caliper Bracket Available at ViVA Performance

I'm almost certain Persus wheels will work with this set up, but only because I believe I read it someplace, which means that info is out there. Some later model V70's came with those wheels, including I believe an occasional AWD non XC, from 99-2000. I drive by a 99 or 2000 V70 AWD every day that h...
by rguzz
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant temp gauge 850t.
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Coolant temp gauge 850t.

Keeping the Platinum wagon out of AK winters is wise, If I recall it was a CA car! If I could get boost, volts, coolant temp that might just be enough, so I'll keep thinking on that a bit. I care some less about all the gas mileage info which is academic to me, and I have a cheap code reader.
by rguzz
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant temp gauge 850t.
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Coolant temp gauge 850t.

Too bad. Volts, tons of gas mileage stuff, and water temp is about it for the Scan Gauge?
by rguzz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant temp gauge 850t.
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Coolant temp gauge 850t.

BTW, does you ScanGauge not display boost?
by rguzz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant temp gauge 850t.
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Coolant temp gauge 850t.

How did you hook up the temp gauge?
by rguzz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant temp gauge 850t.
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: Coolant temp gauge 850t.

What are the mechanics involved in installing a temp gauge? It does appear the Scan Gauge essentially requires no installation other than a place to plant it. Does it provide accurate engine temps? I know there is a video (RSPI) around with some details.
by rguzz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant temp gauge 850t.
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Coolant temp gauge 850t.

Thinking about installing a real engine temp gauge in my car but can't find much that details how-why that might be useful. Just had the head done (burnt valve and bad seals) and am paranoid about over heating this car. Ideas?
by rguzz
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Beautiful 850R For Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Beautiful 850R For Sale

Wonder what it looks like close up. Using a little imagination, looks like salt residue underneath and on the tires. City living, and Illinois yet. Wear and tear effect make the mileage irrelevant, sadly, assuming miles are accurate to begin with. Like buying a NYC vehicle, where 50k miles are equiv...
by rguzz
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Iced up windshield? Doors frozen shut? Try these...
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Iced up windshield? Doors frozen shut? Try these...

Silicone Paste is good for windows and door seals, lightly apply, then up and down with the windows a few times, also to door seals. I understand the excess should be wiped off after a few minutes, supposedly keeps the doors from freezing closed.
by rguzz
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rain X Window Treatment
Replies: 24
Views: 2213

Re: Rain X Window Treatment

It does cloud the windshield some which is noticeable at night, I agree. This might be attenuated (fancy!) by making sure the windshield is super clean as in the directions before applying. Love the way it deflects water, but trade off for me was loss of clarity while driving at night. Left a film I...
by rguzz
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Persus wheels, 850 front fender.
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Looking for Persus wheels, 850 front fender.

Long shot for a set of Persus wheels in good enough shape not to need refinishing. Also need a drivers red front fender, 96 850. I'm in VA should pick up if not too far away. Thanks.
by rguzz
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newb's situation Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Newb's situation Topic is solved

I have a feeling your troubles might well return. Maybe just the "Volvo" voice within that I can almost never entirely silence. But for now, enjoy the happy starting!
by rguzz
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Newb's situation Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Newb's situation Topic is solved

Maybe ignition switch, see what others have to say. Always something to think about when there is weirdness on starting attempts. You can always try direct current to starter and see what response you get on that front.
by rguzz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Probable burnt valve what to look at next.
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Probable burnt valve what to look at next.

This car has been in the family for 15 years or so, purchased from local dealership from new. Driven by the elderly (really!) for the most part. Never over heated but has been low on oil on occasion, for sure. No unusual engine noise. I've been meticulous about caring for it over the last few years ...
by rguzz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Probable burnt valve what to look at next.
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Probable burnt valve what to look at next.

Cold compression on 96 850t is 170, 170, 0, 170, 170. Car has been using oil in a pattern consistent with bad valve guide seals, as a good guess: smoke on cold start, clears, returns after several minutes at idle, not clearly present under acceleration. Engine might have 220k miles, car is in great ...
by rguzz
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I really need a power steering rack, 2017-who to buy from?
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: I really need a power steering rack, 2017-who to buy from?

Second Jorgenauto.com. I have gone this route with several vehicles over the years. Check with them.
by rguzz
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!
Replies: 26
Views: 2176

Re: Scared to loosen 18 year old thermostat bolts!

Try this. I used bolts from an intake manifold from salvage yard which are perfect fit.
by rguzz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Driver Side Windshield Wiper Arm
Replies: 48
Views: 5093

Re: Driver Side Windshield Wiper Arm

I have a couple of silver spots myself (other than on my head). Just flip up and grind you'll be fine. We may be applying too much science to this.
by rguzz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.

Basically we all get a set of viking horns in this case, though I was not as quick to get to it. After confirming good spark, # 3 cylinder compression was zero, all other cylinders @ 165. Added oil to the affected cylinder not expecting to see a change and there was none. So, I'll start another thre...
by rguzz
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.

Cap is dry, contacts cleaned and rotor cleaned up as well, oem stuff a year old.
by rguzz
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.

Sounds a bit bleak, but plugs will come out and compression test will probably be the first items on the list, as I do not own a fuel pressure gauge.
by rguzz
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.

Fuel pressure seems like a good place to start based on the fact I have essentially been running perfectly throughout the day, with the exception of stumbling and rough running with cold starting. I will definitely pull plugs and inspect for fouling in view of excess oil consumption, but can't imagi...
by rguzz
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Multiple missfire codes and poor running.
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Multiple missfire codes and poor running.

Last few weeks noted rough running with cold starts, lasting maybe 20 seconds, smoothed out and perfect running otherwise. This morning rough running after starting, no delay in start, cleared after 20 seconds, running down the interstate 100 miles or so then CEL and poor running overall. Codes are ...
by rguzz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seat compatibility question.
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Seat compatibility question.

What parts of the rear sedan seat can be swapped in to a wagon? I assume bench portion at least.
by rguzz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?

PNP price is 130 bucks so might be hard to pass up. Have to pull axles, subframe, etc. Of course I don't need a transmission, but since when has needing a part interfered with my buying one I "might" need at some point in the future? I'm picking this car clean of everything that remains, period. I'l...
by rguzz
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?

Thanks. I found one @ the Pic-n-pull from a 25k Volvo, cleanest one I have ever seen, complete car one day then 2 days later stripped pretty bare but trans is on the ground and looks brand new, not a speck of dirt or grease on it. The entire car looked to be brand new, aside from minor body injury. ...
by rguzz
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

97 GLT transmission compatibility?

Does this trans fit 850t with gearing the same?
by rguzz
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo SC815 head unit.
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Volvo SC815 head unit.

Has single CD player, 15 bucks from Pic-n-pull, CD continuously ejects, ratcheting like sound as it attempts to seat CD I assume. Got it to work once sounded great. All other functions are good. Anything to do here to get this CD to work? It feels like a simple enough adjustment might do it. It also...
by rguzz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 oil drain plug.
Replies: 4
Views: 410

850 oil drain plug.

From FCP oem plug reads BUFO, is painted black, and requires a 17mm wrench to remove-tighten. The one I took off is larger, unpainted, and is marked M18. The oem washer fits loosely on the replacement but fits tightly on the original plug marked M18. Both plugs fit easily in to the oil pan. So is th...
by rguzz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 radio swap.
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

Re: 850 radio swap.

Thanks, Lee.
by rguzz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 radio swap.
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

850 radio swap.

Have the basic head unit without CD but would like to swap it out for the Volvo one with CD player in dash. Is this a direct swap or do I need to alter the harness behind the unit?
by rguzz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 T5 Major PCV Fail, pinched bracket, cam sensor wiring Topic is solved
Replies: 26
Views: 5439

Re: 1997 T5 Major PCV Fail, pinched bracket, cam sensor wiring Topic is solved

Manifold, related parts and gasket are likely culprits, as pointed out. I tore my manifold gasket near the front stud where the fitment is tight. But you found the culprit, which is good. Took me a couple of tries as well. After my attempts I got to the point where I could do the job in about 45 min...
by rguzz
Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.

I have a leak in to the passenger compartment, so that's another reason to explore this anyway, thanks.
by rguzz
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.

Good, thanks. Read the DIY for the lower bushing, upper looks a bit challenging having to remove all the wiper stuff.
by rguzz
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.

Ah, okay. Yes, rubber is torn on both mounts, front is too small and loose. Car vibrates, so I thought here would be a place to start, other mounts I believe are OK.
by rguzz
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.

Okay, so I found the OEM parts, but how does the rear "engine torque rod bushing" as it is formally called, come out? The triangle shaped metal thing is attached to the body don't immediately see how.
by rguzz
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advise on upper engine mount replacement.
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Advise on upper engine mount replacement.

I did a little searching but still have questions: I want to replace the upper in cabin engine mount and also the upper torque mount bushing, Volvo 850. I'd rather not replace the upper torque mount with bushing (the one unit piece) as OE Volvo for the bracket and rubber bushing is around 120 bucks....
by rguzz
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 5 cylinder youtube channel.
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Volvo 5 cylinder youtube channel.

Very informative and interesting viewing! Thanks.
by rguzz
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1996 850 turbo wagon (Near Chicago IL) $4000
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: 1996 850 turbo wagon (Near Chicago IL)

Someone modified this car considerably. Details? Paint original? Illinois car all it's life?
by rguzz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

In his ad he says bumpers, grill from V70, car is 96 850.
by rguzz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Temp Sensor...
Replies: 18
Views: 17575

Re: Coolant Temp Sensor...

The connector can be found @ the dealer. Problem is you need to wire it in, and getting your big fat hands in there means removing upper rad hose +- power steering hose. If you wire a new one in, give yourself extra length so you can route as far from the intake as possible (theoretically to a less ...
by rguzz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

Make sure you install the metal brackets (clips) on the radiator side of the lines properly, fat side facing rad and use a clamp (not a zip tie) to secure afterwards. I did not note the correct orientation and line popped off, spilling 5 quarts of fresh oil on the driveway in less than 30 seconds. T...
by rguzz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Two steps forward, one back Topic is solved
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Two steps forward, one back Topic is solved

Classic dried grease issue as stated above. Just did it. 96 year only problem I believe. Excellent write up above. Come to stop, turn wheel slightly to right, feel clunk in wheel on take off but if you use a little imagination it can be felt more in the steering column than anywhere else.
by rguzz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Learned a lesson today, only OEM from now on!
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

Re: Learned a lesson today, only OEM from now on!

RAXLES will do 850 NA only with exchange, doesn't carry 850T CVJ's anymore, says expense is now too great. If you have or find 850 NA core RAXLES is a good option, but as someone stated you need to send them the unit to rebuild. Make sure the center bearing is good.
by rguzz
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scotty Kilmer - Funny to Watch - AT205 Stop Leak
Replies: 20
Views: 3570

Re: Scotty Kilmer - Funny to Watch - AT205 Stop Leak

I doubt the stuff has any lubricating qualities so just use a tiny bit. If no untoward effects use a tiny bit more.
by rguzz
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Scotty Kilmer - Funny to Watch - AT205 Stop Leak
Replies: 20
Views: 3570

Re: Scotty Kilmer - Funny to Watch - AT205 Stop Leak

How much did you put in your crankcase?