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by LOB
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Engine Skid plate Steel Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 850 Engine Skid plate Steel Topic is solved

Well, that's cool. It looks like PN 9451954 "Seat Back Cover" is available here in the US for less than IPD's Aluminum plate. https://parts.smithvolvo.com/p/Volvo__850/Seat-Back-Cover/42829694/9451954.html?partner=googlebase_adwords&kwd=&origin=pla&partnerDevice=c&userLocation=9032016&gclid=EAIaIQo...
by LOB
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Engine Skid plate Steel Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: 850 Engine Skid plate Steel Topic is solved

Volvo offered a pretty stout one made of steel tubing. Check page 6.100: https://accessories.volvocars.com/LegacyCatalog/Pdf/X70_sportstyling_FR_GB_NL_DE.pdf I've mounted the sturdy one (last page in the catalog). After losing all motor oil hitting a stone on a gravel road in the middle nowhere 8n ...
by LOB
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Topping up AC refrigerant, what about PAG oil?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Topping up AC refrigerant, what about PAG oil?

Thanks! I dont think R134a is available from retailers in Sweden. You can however buy the propane/butane mixture.
by LOB
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Topping up AC refrigerant, what about PAG oil?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Topping up AC refrigerant, what about PAG oil?

Let's say I've lost 30% R134a during the last 5 years and I topp up the system with new propane/butane mixture. Do I also need to top up with PAG-oil?
by LOB
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: 1999 C70 T5M Autobahn blast up to 160mph

A question - Did he get his oil up to temp at the beginning before he blew down the motorway at full throttle? Observations - The first segment roadway wasn't all that smooth to be going those speeds. The closing speeds with slower cars and big trucks are ridiculous. One little screw-up, a blown ti...
by LOB
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SIPS in action Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: SIPS in action Topic is solved

Using 2 new studded tires in the front and ordinary tires on the rear axle is really dangerous. The tires with the best traction should ALWAYS be at the rear, whether the car is fwd or rwd doesn't matter. The ability to get traction on a ice road at low speeds is probably better having the studded ...
by LOB
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SIPS in action Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: SIPS in action Topic is solved

In Western Canada in Alberta it depends where you live. In southern Alberta, and specifically Calgary, we have a by-law preventing the use of studded tires. Reason being in an urban setting where we have long periods some years between snow fall with dry pavement they destroy the road surface. You ...
by LOB
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SIPS in action Topic is solved
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: SIPS in action Topic is solved

Nice to see that the old Volvo still keeps us safe.

As a Canadian can you use studded tires?
by LOB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 806

Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020

abscate wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:43 am Just avoid the 737 MAX with the Magnetti Marelli control software.
:D Although with the Magnetti Marelli software the 737 autopilot would just have malfunctioned into a Limp mode. That would have been favorable to what actually happened.... Nevertheless I'm safe I've got a wire!
by LOB
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Why do you (still) drive a P80?
Replies: 62
Views: 1321

Re: Why do you (still) drive a P80?

I bought my 855 7 years ago and there's no reason for me to sell it now. Especially not since it's worth a lot more to me than any possible buyer. I've maintained it like it was new. Oil change every 5000 miles, flushing auto fluid, always using electric heater during the winter, sendt it twice to p...
by LOB
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Thanks for all answers! I'll might do both heat and drilling. Is there consensus that you need to remove the passenger side of the rear sway bar?
by LOB
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Thanks Chuck W! Using a drill I imagined there would be a risk of creating grades "inside" the delta link which makes mounting more difficult? What about jacking up the car. Do I have to lift the whole rear end (see my first post)? Dish soap it is! (Since you only want to ease friction once, when mo...
by LOB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

I plan to use heat together with the tool. My second question after reading about this operation:
You need to undo the lower shock absorber mounting, right?
by LOB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Do I need to lift the whole rear end of the car to ease the tension in the delta link or can I just lift one side? The reason I am asking is that my garage is very small and narrow and I need to do the front control arm at the same time. After doing one side, I would reverse in to the garage to do t...
by LOB
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

BlackBart: The car has to be re-inspected within two months. After two months you have to turn in the license plates. The Norwegian police doesn't really care of the state of the car as long as it's not something extraordinary (like using summer tires during winter conditions). The semiannual inspec...
by LOB
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198; Yes the inspections indeed fill a purpose. Especially in the Nordic countries where we use salt and the cars get corroded. I Norway you can have your car checked at a licensed garage but I prefer to visit an independent testing garage that doesn't perform the repair and hence have no in...
by LOB
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Was at the semiannual Norwegian safety inspection today... Allegedly I need to change the rear delta link bushings (the ones difficult to remove) and the front wishbones (actually only the ball joint but since I haven't upgraded to the aluminum wishbones I'll have to replace it all.) I haven't heard...
by LOB
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.
Replies: 48
Views: 1216

Re: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.

Somewhat off topic, sorry, but is it ok to drive around with totaly rusted brake discs (photo of the rear wheel arc) in the US? The annual control you have in some states is only for emissions? In Scandinavia it wouldn't pass. And frankly I wouldn't drive a car with such discs... As mentioned above,...
by LOB
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS light (443) for two weeks and then it fixed it self?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: ABS light (443) for two weeks and then it fixed it self?

Yes, I guess your right. The fault will eventually come back. I'll replace the ABS module. Thanks for your advice!
by LOB
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ABS light (443) for two weeks and then it fixed it self?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

ABS light (443) for two weeks and then it fixed it self?

I had the lights for ABS/Tracs on for about two weeks, VOL-fcr diagnosis gave code 443, pump motor. I sprayed som electronic cleaner on the harness to the ABS module but the light stayed permanently on. I tested the pump motor and it worked. Two weeks later, about the same day I ordered a refurbishe...
by LOB
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Change odometer reading from KPH to MPH
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: Change odometer reading from KPH to MPH

Is it really necessary to change the odometer from km to miles? I thought they only demanded a speedometer in miles and for that you only need to change the "text" in the speedometer housing. I'm driving around Scandinavia with a odometer/speedometer in miles (which also shows km/h)and that's not an...
by LOB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Flaring your Brake Lines Topic is solved
Replies: 40
Views: 19385

Re: DIY: Flaring your Brake Lines Topic is solved

Nice work! Instead of letting brake fluid drip you can push down the brake pedal a few inches (preferably by a stick between the seat and the pedal). This will close the valve preventing any fluid from dripping.
by LOB
Wed May 15, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Favorite stereo for your volvo?
Replies: 19
Views: 1198

Re: Favorite stereo for your volvo?

The aux adapter isn't 120 USD but 32 USD...

NOK 274.95 11%OFF | DOXINGYE,USB SD AUX Car MP3 Adapte CD Change For Volvo SC-series SC700 800 810 900 CR905 S80 C70 Interface
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cqdHM2dw
by LOB
Sun May 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 '97 Project - One Collision [56K warning]
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: Volvo 850 '97 Project - One Collision [56K warning]

Can you recommend using zip ties as a camshaft lock changing timing belt? No risk of one or two teeth off?
by LOB
Wed May 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Oil Pan/Sump O-Ring Replacement 2000 XC
Replies: 110
Views: 72842

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

I replaced my oil sump without touching the engine mounts. At 70K miles they where probably less worn making space enough to remove the oil pan without anything more than bending the power steering pipes. However I wasn't smart enough to change the O-rings.
by LOB
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thoughts on the longevity of the S70?
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: Thoughts on the longevity of the S70?

As a swede I have to try to defend Volvo here and make clear that the problem with fragile plastic is foremost a (southern?) US problem. Although I've only got first hand experience with 850 and 960 I've never heard that the plastic is a major problem in a nordic climate (not very comforting as it's...
by LOB
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 848

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

as lob pointed out; mining, paint dry ing and plastics being formed and transport from Asia negate all emissions benefits. I'm pretty particular about refuting this when I hear it: there are environmental costs to building, transporting, and scrapping a car, but the vast majority of a car's environ...
by LOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 848

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

Environmentally I think I'd better stick to my car until it's scrap, then buying a electric car. Now where´s the environmental benefit of going electric? Millions of batteries that require rare earth material which requires billions of liters of water to get out of desert soil, leaving farmers with...
by LOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 848

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

Why would the state of California bother with emissions created when producing a new car? The emissions and pollution will be somewhere else, probably in Asia, and those emissions won't be included in the calculations of CA transportation emissions anyway. Wear and tear in the name of the environme...
by LOB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?
Replies: 40
Views: 848

Re: Los Angeles - running 1993 850 going to the dismantler?

Why would the state of California bother with emissions created when producing a new car? The emissions and pollution will be somewhere else, probably in Asia, and those emissions won't be included in the calculations of CA transportation emissions anyway. Wear and tear in the name of the environment!
by LOB
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another AC post
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Another AC post

You shouldn't turn of the AC permanently during the winter. The AC needs to run frequently not to start leaking. Ever notice the A/C clutch engages for a few seconds every time you start the car? That is done to keep the oil in the refrigerant from settling. The oil is what hermetically seals the r...
by LOB
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another AC post
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Another AC post

Besides the joking... You shouldn't turn of the AC permanently during the winter. The AC needs to run frequently not to start leaking.
by LOB
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best method to replace rubber sealing for caliper piston?
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: Best method to replace rubber sealing for caliper piston?

Looking at the caliper restoration package there's another thin o-ring that supposed to be on the piston so I guess I have to push out the piston.
by LOB
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best method to replace rubber sealing for caliper piston?
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Best method to replace rubber sealing for caliper piston?

Front caliper. Do I need to take the piston out or can this be done with the piston in place using a tool without sharp edges? I've used petroleum based caliper grease which caused the rubber gaskets to expand. I thought all types of caliper grease where supposed to be compatible with rubber (it sho...
by LOB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: DIY: Last Resort (cheap) Seat Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: DIY: Last Resort (cheap) Seat Repair

Wow, could have had that panel repaired at a shop, including rebuilding the foam, for £50 here. Entire interiors in good condition normally sell for around £80-100 too. Odd, that the US has a much larger stockpile of parts and breakers (thanks Scrappage Scheme!) yet you can't find any better condit...
by LOB
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Press for replacing upper torque mount
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: Press for replacing upper torque mount

A threaded bult and this set for making hole in tiles works just perfect for this purpose !


https://www.biltema.se/bygg/kakling/kak ... 2000017325

t's 50 -60 USD so it's maybe not worthwhile buying it solely for this purpose but you might know someone who's got it.
by LOB
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 SW cargo grill installment
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 850 SW cargo grill installment

there should be a clip on the back of the backseat that holds the cargo grill in place. it is secured by two torx screws. if you don't have it, that is what you need. That clip is to keep the third row seat in place. There's no locking for the cargo grill. If properly installed the force of the gas...
by LOB
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Advise. Do not buy cheap Chinese alternator....
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Advise. Do not buy cheap Chinese alternator....

Driving home from the Check republic to Norway my alternator stopped working. Luckily a Polish alternator expert had a new Bosch/Volvo OEM in stock. I replaced my original alternator with a cheap one since I couldn't find the spare part regulator to my original alternator during a vacation trip 4 ye...
by LOB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 P2 Control Arm Quality - Great Video, not for the safety conscious
Replies: 10
Views: 2049

Re: P80 P2 Control Arm Quality - Great Video, not for the safety conscious

Why is the rear mounting-bushing of the control arm (the one with excessive movement) constructed for horisontal movement? On a P80 both mountings/bushings of the control arm are constructed for vertical movement. I don't get it....
by LOB
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70NA rear spring choices 3546335 or 3546893
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: 1999 S70NA rear spring choices 3546335 or 3546893

If you have a look at the PDF on top in this page;

http://www.proparts.se/sv/artiklar/chas ... index.html

You'll see that the first one you're suggesting is
12.50 * 126 * 385 mm
The second one;
12 * 126 * 392 mm
by LOB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 P2 Dipstick 9497557 Foibles - Abscate Tech Tip #666
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

Re: P80 P2 Dipstick 9497557 Foibles - Abscate Tech Tip #666

The tracking is not always very precise. It might arrive while still being in a sorting center in China. If it's China Post though the tracking is accurate.
by LOB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850glt sedan, fm reception intermittent (solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: 96 850glt sedan, fm reception intermittent

I need MP3 capability. The Kenwood unit I have does everything DOXINGYE,USB SD AUX Car MP3 Adapte CD Change For Volvo SC-series SC700 800 810 900 CR905 S80 C70 Interface https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cqdHM2dw I think there's also a write up her on how to connect a aux output to the casette tape ...
by LOB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850glt sedan, fm reception intermittent (solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: 96 850glt sedan, fm reception intermittent

Are you spending 150 $ to install a stereo? Why not buy a new SC815 from a junkyard for 50 $? All SC8XX stereos are plug and play.
by LOB
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 headlight upgrade?
Replies: 45
Views: 5515

Re: 850 headlight upgrade?

Has anyone found the reflectors for sale separately, without the housing? E-code or DOT?
by LOB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 P2 Dipstick 9497557 Foibles - Abscate Tech Tip #666
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

Re: P80 P2 Dipstick 9497557 Foibles - Abscate Tech Tip #666

If you don't succeed repairing it a brand new Chinese one is 2.20$

| Car Engine Oil Dipstick For VOLVO 850 C70 S60 S70 S80 V70 XC70 XC90 9497557
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bPPY0aGs
by LOB
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Making an 850 go fast
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Making an 850 go fast

The NA 855 in BTCC hade 290 HP.

Take a look at this thread;

http://forums.turbobricks.com/archive/i ... 01247.html
by LOB
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

My experience is... if the reflector is bad, nothing you do will help except replacing it. (EU cars) In my 850 I replaced them with Chinese projector Halogens. They were reasonably priced and are much better than the reflectors. In my s70 I bought Hella replacements (OEM basically). They are fine q...
by LOB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

Even led bulbs with reasonable emitter placement won't give you the same proper beam pattern and will blind incoming traffic. It varies quite a bit how much though, some are terrible others ok. Regarding the reflectors I've mostly only seen reflectors that are worn on the low beam side. Barely ever...
by LOB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

My hope is that a new pair of LED-bulbs will improve my low beam headlight. I've ordered these; NOK 200.82 31%OFF | CNSUNNYLIGHT H7 LED H11 H4 H1 with Lumileds ZES Chips 9900LM 72W/set 9005 Car Headlight Bulb 9006 H8 Fog Lamp Headlamp 12V 24V https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cMQhI60o I think you wi...
by LOB
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

In our climates you need a resistive type light bulb to keep the headlight warm and ice melting. Yes that's a disadvantage. But I guess the washer fluid will take care of any ice building. I'm sick and tired of being blinded by modern cars low beam. In a perfect angle modern led projector light doe...
by LOB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: Headlights, again... '98 '99 S70 V70

My hope is that a new pair of LED-bulbs will improve my low beam headlight. I've ordered these; NOK 200.82 31%OFF | CNSUNNYLIGHT H7 LED H11 H4 H1 with Lumileds ZES Chips 9900LM 72W/set 9005 Car Headlight Bulb 9006 H8 Fog Lamp Headlamp 12V 24V https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cMQhI60o These ones are ...
by LOB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator
Replies: 13
Views: 4753

Re: Replace Voltage Regulator Without Removing Alternator

I've done this operation twice, once removing the alternator (took many hours and blood sweat and tears). And once with the alternator in place using this; https://www.biltema.se/verktyg/handverktyg/skruvmejslar/skruvmejselsatser/skruvmejsel-med-bojligt-skaft-2000020913 Easy peasy, 30 min job done. ...
by LOB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Safety of S70 vs newer cars
Replies: 45
Views: 2254

Re: Safety of S70 vs newer cars

abscate wrote: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:57 am What happens to the engine oil from these crash test cars?
Looking for a good deal? :D
by LOB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Safety of S70 vs newer cars
Replies: 45
Views: 2254

Re: Safety of S70 vs newer cars

For those curious what happens when a Volvo hits a VW? Here is the answer! I'll take the Volvo please! June [youtube]https://youtu.be/a-GTTdnpGNg[/youtube] To be fair that's also a case of weight. Considering the Golf of that generation is somewhere just shy of a tonne lighter than the XC90 it does...
by LOB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Safety of S70 vs newer cars
Replies: 45
Views: 2254

Re: Safety of S70 vs newer cars

[quote=j-dawg post_id=493480 time=1547349005 user_id=54346] The '97 850 death rate is 39 (ie, 39 deaths per million registered vehicle years). The average death rate for all 2014 vehicles is 30. /quote] Does the statistics that you're referring to take into account that a Volvo 850 nowadays is mostl...
by LOB
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Safety of S70 vs newer cars
Replies: 45
Views: 2254

Re: Safety of S70 vs newer cars

Here's a video of a P80 vs new V70 crash test (the one June is mentioning a few post above). I think the old one stands up pretty well.... https://youtu.be/so2wJJPge88 According to a major swedish insurance company, investigating 170 000 accidents, the P80 is,still in 2017, 20-39% safer than the ave...
by LOB
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The How "Volvo" is your area? Fun poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1607

Re: The How "Volvo" is your area? Fun poll

In the Norwegian (somewhat wealthy) town where I live there's 100 Tesla for every single Volvo P80 but maybe 50/50 all Volvo's vs Tesla's (electric cars are heavily subsidized by the Norwegian government, no VAT, can be used in buss lanes and no congestion fees). A new V9O T6 is about the same price...
by LOB
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Curing lawnmower syndrome, the easy way
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Curing lawnmower syndrome, the easy way

It’s hard to tell - it took me quite a while, because I messed it up a few times. It’d start sputtering a little, and I’d let go of the starter and lighten my foot, and it’d be back to square one, essentially. I also didn’t know how it would react to starting wide open, so I was a little nervous ab...
by LOB
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:45 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

Since this person was honest enough to write a note I think you should do it the cheapest way possible without devaluing your car . Junkyard and local paint shop if you're not able to find the right color. It won't take you more than an hour to replace the bumper. Do not discourage this honest motor...
by LOB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Block heater
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Block heater

Interesting paper. Wish the full paper was available in English. Would love to read the experimental methods and raw data collected. Might try running it through google translate later. I do like that they took into account the emissions from electricity production. I think Google translate works q...
by LOB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Block heater
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Block heater

Swedish transport agency has researched the topic and concluded that heating the coolant is more efficient than heating the oil; Quote: "Energy efficient use of engine heaters – Evaluating the effect of heating lubricating oil compared to heating cooling water by Annelie Carlson, Ulf Hammarström and...
by LOB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Block heater
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Block heater

It's important to apply the heat distributing pasta when mounting the block heater. But even if mounted properly the vast difference in efficiency between a block heater and a coolant heater is tested and confirmed. With a coolant heater you do not need to turn it on 4 hours before departure. At -15...
by LOB
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Block heater
Replies: 14
Views: 1233

Re: Block heater

If it's a OEM heater (Volvo original accessories) it's a block heater (metal surface on metal surface, like an ironing iron). Those are less effective than the type that heat the coolant but they are of course trouble free. The coolant heater is connected to a 1.5 inch cooling hose. Google "calix" o...
by LOB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved

NYCKID221 wrote: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:13 am the buyer will clearly see that theres a race steering wheel on there. just dont want airbag codes/light. ive seen many airbag cars with race steering wheels.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/eriknygre ... 427517663/
Ok, that's another story.... Sorry for the moralism!
by LOB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved

Its a wholesale ECU and SRS reprogramming project. Naturally no one would do this for you due to liability, the "good news" is in NY you don't have to have either working ABS or SRS to pass inspection. :shock: (How would that play in Sweden, Ratnalle?) Not Ratnalle but swedish.... In Sweden (and No...
by LOB
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: volvo airbag delete Topic is solved

If you somehow manage your project. Remember to inform the next buyer about what you've done. If not for common decency I'll guess a US law suit would be costly....
by LOB
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Flat towing s70 t5m all 4 on the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Flat towing s70 t5m all 4 on the ground

I am trying to find a definitive answer amd not having much luck so far. Does anyone know if a manual transmission s70 can be flat towed behind an rv with all 4 wheels on the ground? Since the manual transmission is splash lubricated my assumption would be yes it can be. However ive only found one ...
by LOB
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Using Ramps safely (Humour)
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Using Ramps safely

abscate wrote: Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:28 pm Maybe this can clarify..

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Do you put a kayak directly on the roof? Can't see any bars on that roof rail. Either I'm blind or your reckless with your 850... Don't know what's worse...😀
by LOB
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

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

Jvl: BILTEMA also has a lot of camping equipment, propan etc. Yes the setup with wooden planks looks really dangerous. What was he thinking.... Even though I always use proper jack stands I also put the wheel under the car as an extra precaution.
by LOB
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

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

Quick advice wanted: Road tripping with 326k km 2000 V70XC, girlfriend and tent from Netherlands to Sweden. Abs light came on twice in 3000km, went away when restarting. Suspected front sensors to be dirty: used lots of anti rust to get bolts loose during control arm replacement a few weeks back. W...
by LOB
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97

Left side came out without effort. Right side was corroded and had some white residue on it (metal adhesive?) . I had good use of the puller and a torch.
by LOB
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97

Ok, I guess 110 NM + and angle will be just fine! Did my left wheel bearing tonight. The axle came loose without effort. But speaking about torque... 45 NM and 60 degrees on those small torx bolts that hold the hub was quite scary. I thought I would crack the bolts. And thank you abscate for looking...
by LOB
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97

Another question; the axle nut should be tightened 120 NM + 60 degrees. My torque wrench goes only to 110 NM. Can anyone guess how many extra degrees I should pull given that I'm 10 NM short on the first pull?
by LOB
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97

Ive done four of them now, and three came apart with hand tools,one needed a press due to corrosion. One thing I noticed too, only one bearingfelt different than new, the other three felt fine but were growlers Thanks! I can always return the puller to the shop idlf unused. Do you now what size of ...
by LOB
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Is the axle splines glued to the wheel hub?, 850,-97

I've had this car since 50k miles so the wheel hub has never been tampered with by any Volvo mechanics. When did Volvo start gluing the axle at factory? The reason I'm asking is that I'm about to replace my wheel bearings and don't know if I should by a puller? Does anyone know how big the puller ne...
by LOB
Mon May 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 19 year old V70xc... rear end sagging. Aftermarket Nivomats?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: 19 year old V70xc... rear end sagging. Aftermarket Nivomats?

Have you checked price and availability at estateservices.nl ?
I bought a nivomat set there for a really good price.
by LOB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best Grade of Gasoline
Replies: 44
Views: 2821

Re: Best Grade of Gasoline

"Formula for converting EURO to US rating I've also come up with a pretty good formula that approximates US octane rating based on EURO RON rating, and visa versa. The formula is US=RON*(21/22): EURO RON US (R+M)/2 90 85.9 92 87.8 95 90.7 96 91.6 98 93.5 100 95.5 105 100.2 110 105 " http://www.penci...
by LOB
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Old wheels: sell or scrap?
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Old wheels: sell or scrap?

15" x 6.5
Bolt pattern: 5/108
ET:43mm
Center ring: 65.1 mm
Bolts: B 12*1.75 mm
by LOB
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear wiper arm 94 850 98 v70 96 850
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Rear wiper arm 94 850 98 V70 96 850

Scot850: Inn Sweden and Norway we use asphalt containing more gravel/pebbles than in continental Europe, hence studded tires do not wreck the roads. The downside is somewhat more noise from Scandinavian asphalt.
by LOB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear wiper arm 94 850 98 v70 96 850
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Rear wiper arm 94 850 98 V70 96 850

Salty roads... If winter tires, and especially studded tires where mandatory in Northern US and Canada they wouldn't need to use so much salt. Salt saves many lives even though I ruins our cars. In northern Sweden they do not use salt, partly because it's useless below -10c and partly due to the fac...
by LOB
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Airbag Expiration Response from Volvo
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: Airbag Expiration Response from Volvo

My job is supplying benefits to Norwegians and "Norwegians" living abroad (about 40-50% freeloaders who don't feel like working) and I can assure you that you don't want to know how much you can get from the Norwegian pension/petrol fund even if you hardly ever worked in Norway.... Really, you don't...
by LOB
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Airbag Expiration Response from Volvo
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: Airbag Expiration Response from Volvo

Volvo says; There is no need to have the air bags inspected as Volvo has extended the lifetime of the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components to be the same as the lifetime of the car. What's the life expectancy of a 850? Does this answer take into account that my 1997 850 might last until 20...
by LOB
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo People are the Best.
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: Volvo People are the Best.

Remarking that this gift from a neighbor would be highly unlikely in Scandinavia my intention was to focus on the remarkable generous atmosphere in many US neighborhoods. In Europe lately there's been lot of focus on things that are problematic in US society, though less focus on the positive aspect...
by LOB
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo People are the Best.
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: Volvo People are the Best.

"Does not the Noric states do so systematically by, means of social collective bargaining at the national level?" Yes they do, but some would argue, including me, at the expense of social cohesion and reciprocity at the local community /neighborhood level... (Don't know if Mathew appreciate us polit...
by LOB
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo People are the Best.
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: Volvo People are the Best.

Awesome! Couldn't really see that happening in Sweden/Norway. The US is confusing, you have monthly mass shootings and at the same time you have a really warm and generous local community....
by LOB
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V 70 Brakes - ABS System
Replies: 55
Views: 2681

Re: V 70 BRAKES - ABS System

Dé rien, mon plaisir.. (and about there ends my school french 😀). Take it slowly tomorrow then and don't lose these minture bolts the unit is mounted with in the motor bay!
by LOB
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V 70 Brakes - ABS System
Replies: 55
Views: 2681

Re: V 70 BRAKES - ABS System

This place in Sweden takes 90 EUR to re-solder your ABS control unit, including shipping; http://www.recar.se/international-customers-34902856 They also offer exchange units (they'll send a refurbished and you return your broken) They fixed my ABS two years Ago. It's much safer to have a re-soldered...
by LOB
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I just bought a unicorn! I think...
Replies: 34
Views: 2419

Re: I just bought a unicorn! I think...

Don't forget the 10,000 shipped to Canada ... Except 9850 of those went to Quebec- so the salt has removed them from the earth Really? I would guess that the salting situation in Quebec is almost the same as in Sweden and very few 850s has been condemned due to corrosion in Sweden (though a lot of ...
by LOB
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No working horn - or just the next thing that doesn't work!
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: No working horn - or just the next thing that doesn't work!

The same reason I disconnected my horns for a while. The horn is constantly grounded at the steering wheel and hence they make noise constantly. Open the pad on the steering wheel and fix the connection! Be careful with the airbag. Read and learn prior to this operation. Do not disconnect the airbag!
by LOB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Adding parking heater
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Adding parking heater

Starting an engine in -20 F is wearing the motor as much as driving a warm engine 3000 miles according to some experts. Not having to scrap the windshield from ice every morning is also worth quite a lot! Whether commuting 10 min or 60 min doesn't matter. A heater is a really good investmemt and imp...
by LOB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Adding parking heater
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Adding parking heater

Why not go original, OEM nbr; 3729845 (petrol) Or... In Sweden, at least northern Sweden, everyone has an electric heater for the interior and another heater connected to one of the cooling hoses heating the motor. The Volvo OEM heaters for the block is crap, not heating the coolant but heating the ...
by LOB
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Thermostat replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Thermostat replacement

Actually, according to Volvo you never have to replace coolant. It's supposed to last the entire life of the car as long as it is the Volvo OEM coolant. Albeit that's what Volvo wrote regarding autotrans fluid as well.... Anyhow, every 3 years sounds a bit exaggerated, at least if you use the Volvo ...
by LOB
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year

Thanks! The wires are 18 months or so (OEM, "Bougicord") the spark plugs are about the same age, Volvo original (albeit from a Chinese vendor at AliExpress, I don't(didn't) think the market is big enough for counterfeit Volvo sparkplugs to be worthwhile/profitable. The packaging looked 100% original...
by LOB
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year

wizechatmgr wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:38 am By chance, do these happen right after or during precipitation?
No, it happened yesterday in dry cold weather. It took five months since I cleared the code to reoccur.
by LOB
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Misfire code after heavy acceleration but only twice this year

I've got code P0305 (fifth cylinder misfire) once and P0300 (multiple misfires) once on two separate occasions this year. The check engine came on, on both occasions, when I was cruising at 55 mph for hours and then made a kickdown acceleration. The engine hesitates and doesn't gear down as anticipa...
by LOB
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 v70 xc - Need advice: Keep her or sell her?
Replies: 29
Views: 5345

Re: 1998 V70 XC - Need advice: Keep her or sell her?

I suggest you put some black vinyl cream, cooking oil or anything on these faded bumpers and door trims. Will take you 10 min but will improve the looks of your car greatly!
by LOB
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

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

Hi Scot 850! Don't know if some information is lost in translation to Swedish but my Haynes manual doesn't go into detail. It just says " remove the 5 bolts of the..." Choosing a wrench for tool was however not rocket science. There are a few other manuals that might be better than Haynes. Though, t...
by LOB
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

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

Haha, I'm sure plenty of others on here understand the pain! This could be its own thread! Finally got it back together this morning, and thank goodness the rattle/buzzing from the loose alternator is gone! If that hadn't fixed it, I think I would have done some serious damage to that car... Since ...
by LOB
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

I finally found a SC-901 (60 USD in Norway!). Since I don't have a center speaker or the processor, can I run one (or two x 4 ohms tweeters, albeit mono sound) 8 ohm tweeter from the center channel? Or does it need the processor to work at all? In case I find a Dolby prologic processor, has anyone p...
by LOB
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4273
Views: 383935

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

I re-mounted my HID- bulbs in my full beam headlights and my LED-ramps after the biannual Norwegian safety inspection. EU-regulation prohibit safe driving at night (elk country...). Sweden has the same EU-regulation but swedish inspectors don't care about full beam headlights as long as it's suffici...
by LOB
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo's BTCC history - two wheels up
Replies: 16
Views: 1451

Re: Volvo's BTCC history - two wheels up

Who needs a turbo with such a air intake.... Wasn't it something like 250 HP they got out of the NA inline-5?
by LOB
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Why I hate my 2000 V70R!
Replies: 62
Views: 5975

Re: Why I hate my 2000 V70R!

From a Swedish perspective I can't really understand the (US?) perception that a P80 is a unreliable and costly money pit? In Sweden Volvo's are number one in longevity, Mercedes second. I think this is partly a question of us being enthusiast wanting a car running as it was new while the average To...
by LOB
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I Want a more quiet car, replace WEATHERSTRIP SEAL?
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: I Want a more quiet car, replace WEATHERSTRIP SEAL?

Yes you might be right there BEJinFbk.... A universal seal won't fit like the OEM at the bends and where the two ends meet but on the other hand it will be a tighter fit with the door and I was thinking that some of the wind noise might be reduced. There ain't no noise such as from a big leak coming...
by LOB
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: I Want a more quiet car, replace WEATHERSTRIP SEAL?
Replies: 4
Views: 976

I Want a more quiet car, replace WEATHERSTRIP SEAL?

I suppose there is somewhat more wind noise inside my 850 now compared to in 1997. Do you think replacing the inner weather strip would make the ride less noisy? The Volvo OEM weather striping (inner ) is out of stock everywhere (?) and it's not manufactured anymore. My striping is not torn and look...
by LOB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: service light on 98 V70 - ODB2?
Replies: 47
Views: 57443

Re: service light on 98 V70 - ODB2?

Does anyone know whether one of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/VOLVO-Check-Engine-Light-Reset-Tool-Diagnostic-Code-Reader-Scanner-OBD2-/122437827310?hash=item1c81dcfaee:g:hAgAAOSwm8VUw1pk will do the job to reset the service light on my 96 850 Turbo? Before I go spending money on it .... Thanks! It'...
by LOB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts strut quality
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Swedish Car Parts strut quality

I have never changed struts, but plenty of diapers. Will this experience cross over? If not, is it in my best interest to purchase the "quick strut assembly" or piece it together? Time spent doing household stuff is time spent doing household stuff, whether changing diapers or struts. At least that...
by LOB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts strut quality
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Swedish Car Parts strut quality

That is true. But, Lemforder parts also cost a lot more, but you do get what you pay for. Plus it's lifetime warranty if you buy from FCP. We'll see how they hold up. Like Neil said, they could surprise everyone. Just happened to me today... got a used strut off Ebay, it looks basically new with Vo...
by LOB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts strut quality
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

Re: Swedish Car Parts strut quality

Edit. Double post...
by LOB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 Volvo 850 MT Will opening rear brake line drain clutch reservoir?
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: 93 Volvo 850 MT Will opening rear brake line drain clutch reservoir?

You won't drain much, Jim. just put some tape or a rubber glove on it and you will be fine Or, if you don't want to mess with break fluid at all (except for a few drops) you do it the way I suggested (no fluid can escape the master cylinder when the break pedal is in 3/4 position).... See this illu...
by LOB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 Volvo 850 MT Will opening rear brake line drain clutch reservoir?
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: 93 Volvo 850 MT Will opening rear brake line drain clutch reservoir?

By pushing down the brake pedal 3/4 of maximum (with a plank between the seat and the pedal if you are on yourself) you will only lose a few centiliters of break fluid.
by LOB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

:?: Put in the amp first and see what you think. You may be happy with your current speakers. Actually, if your current speakers aren't actually damaged, allow me to elaborate. Add the amp, find an SC-901 and drop in a sub. The SC-816 is not really a unit that I'd consider a decent HU and the 901 ha...
by LOB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

Volvo/Alpine spent some time designing the stock systems for these cars. I'd still recommend adding the amp and an SC-901 before changing any speakers. Once you have the sub installed, you may be surprised at what you get. Yes I'll go for stock speakers in the doors and probably in the dash. I thou...
by LOB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

[background=][/background] I'll preface by saying you're never going to get any sort of bass from a 3.5" dash speaker - this smaller size on the dash is used to help fill in the midrange and treble from the door speakers which are positioned lower. These FP speakers are likely to be more efficient t...
by LOB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

Thanks mrbrian200 and PeteB! I'll look into your suggestions. I found these Faitalpro for sale in Norway. Do you think these would give me more or better (or both) sound compared to the OEM two-way speakers (HT-221)?
PeteB; being a newbie I don't know anything. I've heard of Pioneer and JVC...😀
by LOB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

Put in the amp first and see what you think. You may be happy with your current speakers. Actually, if your current speakers aren't actually damaged, allow me to elaborate. Add the amp, find an SC-901 and drop in a sub. The SC-816 is not really a unit that I'd consider a decent HU and the 901 has a...
by LOB
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Amplifier - How Volvo adds it 9452029
Replies: 48
Views: 73303

Re: Amplifier - How Volvo adds it

The Pioneer active subwoofer manual tells me to connect the + to the fuse box. Can't I use the (yellow) accessory outlet above the brake pedal? It's supposed to deliver 20A and the subwoofer only uses a maximum of 7A. Any reason Pioneer doesn't mention this as an option since most cars (?) have an a...
by LOB
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

[background=][/background] Finding 8 Ohm speakers in the proper size is as unlikely as finding a unicorn. MJ Maybe that's why they don't mention that it is 4 ohm speakers (you have to visit the manufacturer website to find that information). Not really a "Volvo 850 upgrade kit" then... https://www.a...
by LOB
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Re: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

Thanks mrbrian for a really good answer. Really helpful! Btw I guess I won't be doing a lot of karaoke in the car😀. Reading your post I guess I'll keep it simple and go for the OEM speakers withe the correct ohm. I've also been reading some posts that some became dissatisfied when replacing OEMs and...
by LOB
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!
Replies: 24
Views: 4775

Replacing speakers, a non audiophile needs help!

Upgrading my SC816 with an OEM amplifier 4*50w and a pair of OEM (or rather NOS) front door 2-way speakers (HT-247) replacing the single cone HT-246. I'm also considering replacing the front dash tweeters (HT-213) with the 2-way OEM dash speakers,HT-221 (new ones 55 EUR/65 USD). Or.. I could go for ...
by LOB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Amplifier - How Volvo adds it 9452029
Replies: 48
Views: 73303

Re: Amplifier - How Volvo adds it

Thanks! Dont know if I should have the possibility to retain the OEM amp. Using an SC815 now. Does an amp (OEM or aftermarket) really improve soundquality using the OEM speakers? This active subwoofer might be enough for me. Again thanks! And.. my thoughts are with you over there (reading the news.....
by LOB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Radio amplifier identification
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Volvo Radio amplifier identification

Question placed in wrong thread, sorry....
by LOB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Amplifier - How Volvo adds it 9452029
Replies: 48
Views: 73303

Re: Amplifier - How Volvo adds it

I've ordered an active subwoofer https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Subwoofers/Powered+Subwoofer/TS-WX120A that connects with the DIN to RCA with two RCA males. How do I connect the subwoofer to the Volvo DIN to RCA harness? With a split (one RCA male to two RCA female, https://www.monopric...
by LOB
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What caused this lower engine oil leak on a 2000 V70?
Replies: 12
Views: 2581

Re: What caused this lower engine oil leak on a 2000 V70?

I replaced my oil pan without lifting the engine. I used straps to bend the servo oil-pipes away and above the edge of the subframe. I did not disconect the steering servo oil pipes from the mounting-rack, just the three clamps holding the pipes. My car has 80k miles and my motor bushings might be l...
by LOB
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Is 850 GLT springs stiffer than SE ?? Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Is 850 GLT springs stiffer than SE ?? Topic is solved

In Sweden at least some GLT came with slightly shorter coil springs see here and the Volvo PDF catalogue, dimensions and OEM nbr at the last page.

http://www.proparts.se/en/artiklar/coil ... index.html

I have a US spec 855 GLT 1997 (imported to Sweden) but it has the standard springs.
by LOB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Failed, XC90 Spring seat installed less than 2 years ago...
Replies: 48
Views: 8124

Re: Failed, XC90 Spring seat installed less than 2 years ago...

I have had no problems with my stock suspension except worn out front shocks after 85 k miles and 21 years. And I've been driving many km on bumpy Swedish gravel dirtroads. My guess is that stiffer than original suspension / bushings (poly) makes your spring seats wear out prematurely. Have anyone w...
by LOB
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Great S70 to Repair & Get Back on Road
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Great S70 to Repair & Get Back on Road

What mileage/ age had that waterpump, Volvo or aftermarket? Guess I'll replace mine when doing the timing belt next time...
by LOB
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Transmission locking Mystery
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Transmission locking Mystery

Did your mother remember to push the brake pedal while trying to shift gear!? Hopefully its that simple....
by LOB
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80's After reading this, P80's forever?
Replies: 21
Views: 2189

Re: P80's After reading this, P80's forever?

I guess the (US) problem with brittle plastic on the P80 partly is due to the southern (US) climate. My 1997 850 (albeit only 85000 miles) has had no broken plastic so far. Reading Swedish Volvo forums my impression is that the problem with plastic is a minor one I Scandinavia. Perhaps the Volvo eng...
by LOB
Thu May 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 front seatbelt possible on 850?
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: V70 front seatbelt possible on 850?

a friend with vol-fcr (dont we all have such a friend? :) ) just checked the srs codes to see if it still was what I always had; the seat code. It was still only that. We cleared it and it hasnt come back. SRS light is now off. After one and a half year of seeing that nice red lamp it felt strange....
by LOB
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tale of 2 Volvos, Keep V70 or 940??
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Tale of 2 Volvos, Keep V70 or 940??

If economy and reliability is your primary concern, go for the 940, if it's safety,invest some extra bucks in the V70. Difference in safety is foremost in small/moderate overlap crash (off set). 700- series was not designed for this very common type of impact.
by LOB
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety
Replies: 49
Views: 10386

Re: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety

The fatality nbr per specific car model says more about whos is driving the car than the safety of the car. Nowadays the 850 is driven by reckless youngsters, 20 years ago by responsible soccermums and fathers. Why not take a look at the stistics I have posted? 178 000 accidents beeing investigated...
by LOB
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety
Replies: 49
Views: 10386

Re: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety

The fatality nbr per specific car model says more about whos is driving the car than the safety of the car. Nowadays the 850 is driven by reckless youngsters, 20 years ago by responsible soccermums and fathers. Why not take a look at the stistics I have posted? 178 000 accidents beeing investigated....
by LOB
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety
Replies: 49
Views: 10386

Re: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety

Thread resurrection! I'll put in my two cents. As visually impactful as those videos of car crashes are, I hate seeing them, because my mind wants to pick away and argue, and I know that is stupid. There is no argument. Modern cars are safer. They're stronger, their crash protection is more effecti...
by LOB
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety
Replies: 49
Views: 10386

Re: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety

According to a major insurance company "Folksam", investigating 178 000 accidents 1994-2015, Volvo 850 still 20% safer than the average car. The risk of serious injury or death is reduced by more than 20% compared to the average car. Not bad for a 25 year old car. However the statistics does only ra...
by LOB
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil pan damage 97 850 NA
Replies: 24
Views: 2015

Re: Oil pan damage 97 850 NA

I changed my oil pan without lifting the engine. I used straps to bend the servo oil-pipes away and above the edge of the subframe. I did not disconect the steering servo oil pipes from the mounting-rack, just the three clamps holding the pipes. My car has 80k miles and my motor bushings might be le...
by LOB
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear End Suspension Link Replacement 3516122 Topic is solved
Replies: 102
Views: 102714

Re: Rear End Suspension Link Replacement Topic is solved

Camber problems in the rear are either the delta link or the top strut bearing. Other than bent parts like the axle stub , there's nothing else. The delta link job is a struggle but USE HEAT....it really makes it simpler. If you (or my FORMER mechanics) put the right hand delta-link mount on the le...
by LOB
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A upper torque mount arm installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: 98 S70, N/A upper torque mount arm installation

Awesome!! Now the tile cutting tools etc. seem a bit expensive to me, but then again, I don't know your currency. 30 usd http://m.harborfreight.com/1-14-in-3-14-in-carbide-grit-hole-saw-assorted-set-9-pc-68116.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided But if it is useless to you othervise (if you n...
by LOB
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70, N/A upper torque mount arm installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: 98 S70, N/A upper torque mount arm installation

A threaded bult and this set for making hole in tiles works just perfect for this purpose !

http://www.biltema.se/sv/Bygg/Kakel-och ... 000017325/
by LOB
Tue May 31, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A 850 without air bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: A 850 without air bags?

My 1992 740 didn't have ABS either. However in Denmark it was due to the taxation of the cars, everything that added to the value was taxed by 180%. It's only fairly recently that safety equipment was exempt from taxation. And what abot catalytic converter before it became mandatory 1988? Extra fee...
by LOB
Tue May 31, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A 850 without air bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: A 850 without air bags?

jantt wrote:I have a 850 GLT 1992 and no airbags at all.

Airbag was standard equipment but could be opted out for whatever reason eg. Danish (stupid) taxation.
by LOB
Mon May 30, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: A 850 without air bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: A 850 without air bags?

I was taking for granted my airbags in both my 850s until reading this post...Thank god we have more common sense and higher standards in North America!!!!!!!! The reason why Volvo did not have passenger side airbag as standard equipment in the Nordic markets was that we use rear-facing Child seats...
by LOB
Tue May 24, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Rally/Off Road Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

Re: Volvo 850 Rally/Off Road Discussion

This is what happens to a P80 hitting a Swedish elk-dummy at 70 km/h



The airbag would have helped but i guess the g-force was not enough...
by LOB
Fri May 20, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?

The advantage of a US edition turbo 850 is that the service light comes on every 5000 miles!. A European every 9500 miles /15 000 km.
"Biltema" is the scandinavian Wall Mart for car parts! OEM parts are a lot cheaper in the US than Sweden/Norway
by LOB
Fri May 20, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?

Keep in mind U.S. oil standards are lower than yours. This car came from Illinois .We see lots of full synth cars using low end ,cheap full synth fully clog up the box ever 80 - 100K miles. I show it to every customer so they can understand that whatever oil they were using. Its time for a differen...
by LOB
Fri May 20, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?

I see lots of cars running full synth changed every 5000-7500 build up some really hard deposits. Unfortunately the marketing is much better than the oil. That's not to say that there aren't plenty of good full synthetics that leave minimal deposits but don't be fooled that they "all" work that wel...
by LOB
Fri May 20, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?

Forgot to mention... only 7500 miles! (odometer in miles in this car). Oil changle very 5000 miles, not every 1000, in Europe that is very frequent!
by LOB
Fri May 20, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Will «Glove test» on the PCV warn me before it is too late?

I assume the PCV system never has been cleaned on my 850 -97 LPT (imported from Illinois to Sweden in 1999 by its former owner). Since this job seem to be a lot of work I wonder if the glove test will warn me of over pressure before the engine starts to squeeze oil? The oil has been changed with ful...