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by wizechatmgr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: SC-901 "Test Mode On" message after cd changer swap
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: SC-901 "Test Mode On" message after cd changer swap

My best guess would be a stuck key or an I/O line pulled high/low when it shouldn't be.

The CD changer doesn't have a shipping lock does it?

Just trying to throw some ideas out there...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Rear spring rates
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: AWD Rear spring rates

I believe the code for the springs and shocks is in the little panel placard.
by wizechatmgr
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clip issue on heater core intake hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Clip issue on heater core intake hoses

How do you pull the lower plastic door jamb molding to remove the front carpet sections? Or does it not need to be removed to pull the carpet? I need to get the driver's side section out for pressure washing and drying. Pull carpet back then the plastics slide out. I believe both sides of the "unde...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clip issue on heater core intake hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Clip issue on heater core intake hoses

Next time run the heater core through the dish washer. It works wonders for the smell.
by wizechatmgr
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green
Replies: 90
Views: 1326

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Fixed fuel leak with hose between rollover valve and tank New fuel filter FIred up and got hot - no coolant leaks! ALternator light off, but system voltage low and eventually coded for same. Battery down to 9.4Volts ALternator is probably pulling massive current through shorted diode, have spare. N...
by wizechatmgr
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Questions about RIP kits and freezing problems
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Questions about RIP kits and freezing problems

Could always do the poor man's hack... Piece of pizza box in front of the intercooler =) Change weekly when you order your new pie.

I had mine ice once. Think we were ~-10-15 f at the time. My car doesn't have a garage to sun in, yet =)
by wizechatmgr
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1998 v70 NA Grunhilde M56 517772 421 green
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: 1998 v70 NA Grunhilde M56 517772 421 green

I just have this feeling that the wrong vehicle is towing the wrong vehicle... =)
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hood not releasing on passenger side need to sell the 850! or give it away...
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Hood not releasing on passenger side need to sell the 850! or give it away...

Place something like a small wedge under the hood on that side (I've used my key in the past)
Then pop the hood...

See if that works for you.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ETS light on, no symptoms, codes
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: ETS light on, no symptoms, codes

just test drove a 2000 V70 with 151K miles. Drove great. Starts easy. Stops great. Solid and yet faded and thus offered at decent price. The ETS light is on, so took it by AutoZone where they will check codes for you, and it had no codes. Given that the car zips up to speed, idles well, and showed ...
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RPM drop by 200 to 300 while decelerating
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: RPM drop by 200 to 300 while decelerating

Any misfire codes stored? I almost wonder if that's a throttle module getting iffy...
by wizechatmgr
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Evaporator: Volvo or After Market
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Evaporator: Volvo or After Market

Also cut two small passage ways in the bottom of the new foam so the water can hopefully make it to the drain instead of pooling on one side of the evap.
by wizechatmgr
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 2001 V70 NA AWD? -- Silver -- Schodack ( Albany) NY -- $500 runs
Replies: 0
Views: 312

2001 V70 NA AWD? -- Silver -- Schodack ( Albany) NY -- $500 runs

Posting for a friend in Schodack, NY area -- I am not the seller! I am giving the information I have as of my seeing the car last week as I couldn't buy it. Not enough room =( Richard can be emailed directly at [email protected].com The good: Underside of the car with exception of rear exhaust looks sp...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Allegedly the PO had dyno'd the car and it made 400 AWHP. Allegedly... lol. I believe it though, it's pretty quick! The bushing must have been degrading for a long time, I don't know how the guy let it get that bad. The interesting part is that the remnants you can see there are from a poly bushing...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Fuel Sender/Level Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: AWD Fuel Sender/Level Wiring

If I remember correctly, they are actually independant and the computer uses an algorithm to determine total tank quantity left. At least on the '99...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RPM drop by 200 to 300 while decelerating
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: RPM drop by 200 to 300 while decelerating

Did this have the transmission flash done yet?
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

The turbo is back in the car with a new CHRA... and the problems persist. Still have that annoying whine and the boost still acts weird. I'm down to a clogged cat on the boost issue... I have NO idea what else it could be. It boosts to around 12 PSI, backs off to 10, then eventually builds back up ...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Scotty Likes It
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Scotty Likes It

Thankfully I got my volume management feature working again on my sound card. I no longer feel like I'm in boot camp with Scotty as the drill instructor when his videos start playing =)

I like a lot of Scotty's videos, but some of his latest clickbait irritates me as a fellow YT creator.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5M56 Elizabeth Voltage Bus problem [Old battery on last legs] Topic is solved
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: 1999 V70T5M56 Elizabeth Voltage Bus problem [Old battery on last legs] Topic is solved

Alternator is pretty new. I’ll top it off on charger but if I can’t keep it above 25% charge it has to go. My 90 year old mother drives the T5 on occasion , of course, if it won’t start she would probably get out and push it. She used to get home from night school in Buffalo by starting her 6 V VW ...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '97 855 GLT: is there an easy way to fix a slow leak in AC at this junction?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: '97 855 GLT: is there an easy way to fix a slow leak in AC at this junction?

You need the spring tool. Have it recycled/pumped down. Pop the spring adapter over top, push it towards the left, hold tight while pulling right side out. Will be two o-rings in there. Replace those two o-rings, clean the hell out of it. Keep under a vac for ~20 minute or longer. Recharge to taste.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re: 2000 V70 Door Lock actuator issues
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Re: 2000 V70 Door Lock actuator issues

Those thin film thermal breakers are to keep it from overheating, they provide no benefit at cold temperatures. Short of continuing to hit unlock and lock over and over like a politician at an ATM, you shouldn't have any issues.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198 wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:29 am Wow! What brand filter is that?
Not sure. Just put a Bosch in, we'll see what happens.
by wizechatmgr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

abscate wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 am That’s a custom oil flow bypass feature. Improves HP by 4.86%
Between that, the AWD prop shaft being off and the exhaust open after the CAT, it's likely true. =)
by wizechatmgr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Achieved an oil change. Oil filter was kaput. Yes, that's a hole right through the paper element. Had the same thing on the opposite side.
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by wizechatmgr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spot the 'impostor': windshield washer nozzles OEM v aftermarket identification
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: Spot the 'impostor': windshield washer nozzles OEM v aftermarket identification

Sveedy wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:34 pm If I were to go and take a pic of my windshield washer sprayer, would I then qualify as a volvophile ?
Yeah, I think you could get an upgrade for that =P
by wizechatmgr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loss of coolant summary, please.
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Loss of coolant summary, please.

What scot850 said - rent a tester so you can put the system under pressure if the exhaust gas test is a negative. Odds are you have a very slow drip. How long ago did you do a cooling system refresh? Any hose over 10 years old should likely be replaced, if only for the fact it will be going soon at ...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 NA Silver Bullet return , exhaust manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 1998 V70 NA Silver Bullet return , exhaust manifold

I believe you can buy just a replacement mesh flex section and likely get Mike to weld that without too much issue.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 NA Silver Bullet return , exhaust manifold
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 1998 V70 NA Silver Bullet return , exhaust manifold

Are we speaking of the preheat for the air intake or the exhaust downspout flex hose? If it's part #9, that just heats the air intake on cold days to avoid icing.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Petrol Gearbox sounds
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: 850 Petrol Gearbox sounds

Hy Dudes, i have a question : my gearbox has 93000. I hear my gearbox, at low speed, more than it should I think it makes a little noise, as if there was sand in it, you can hear the sprockets turning, the gearbox was emptied less than 930 miles ago. ` Should I use a thicker oil ? Does it means tha...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blinker failure
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Blinker failure

Change the blinker fluid?

Just kidding, I'd check the resistance across the socket to ground and to the positive. You may have a harness section where the insulation has rubbed off.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 v70 xc 2.4 timing vvt exhaust only
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: 2000 v70 xc 2.4 timing vvt exhaust only

A friend that works at ipd let me borrow his cam locking tool and told me the timjng belt need to be kn to get the t55 bolt loose so I did and now its not loose but instead the head of the bolt got stripped how can I get this vvt off now its been leaking or weeks and causing all kinds problems.... ...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC: VERY bad starting sound after replacing injector seals
Replies: 45
Views: 819

Re: 98 XC: VERY bad starting sound after replacing injector seals

Have you tried to remove all the spark plugs and manually turn the engine over? If you thing the started has seized, remove that before trying this and see if the engine has frozen. No point condemning the engine to quickly. Removing the starter will also not be wasted as you will need to remove it...
by wizechatmgr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How important are Volvo plugs, NGK?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: How important are Volvo plugs, NGK?

I had some NGK Iridiums in my V70 and it ate one side of each of the center conductors. This was all well under 60k miles.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC Cuts out after about 15 minutes....
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: AC Cuts out after about 15 minutes....

On some of the compressors there is also a thermal breaker that engages if the compressor gets too hot... On the off chance you find the gap within spec.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC: VERY bad starting sound after replacing injector seals
Replies: 45
Views: 819

Re: 98 XC: VERY bad starting sound after replacing injector seals

Any chance we can get an audio clip of the "bad noise" so that we can try to identify it?
by wizechatmgr
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is the Best transmission fluid for Volvo's?
Replies: 30
Views: 64633

Re: What is the Best transmission fluid for Volvo's?

I've also been running Transmax in my '99 V70 AWD. I change it out every year or two. No issues yet. At least 60k or so miles on it between both changes.
by wizechatmgr
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Security camera options for in the car?
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Security camera options for in the car?

I too am interested if someone has setup a camera cluster with a DVR as I am running into some legal issues that would quickly be put to rest if I can get a decent setup installed.
by wizechatmgr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70T5m56, centric parts quality?, rear wheel bearing squeak 271795
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: 1999 V70T5m56, centric parts quality?, rear wheel bearing squeak 271795

abscate wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:26 am :oops: Uh, I might do a few drifts into parking spaces in the winter

:oops:
Only in Boston, the roads out here would cause you to tear an axle out =P
by wizechatmgr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine died while driving and won't start. Topic is solved
Replies: 110
Views: 2808

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

If you're hooked up to a ventilator and you think Windows Embedded is a bad idea for a life saving device... Then the blue screen of death occurs - I guess it would be at this point you've achieved the maximum you're going to get...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

Richard99 wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 pm I bought the car with 120k miles and changed the fluid shortly thereafter.
How many miles now? Mine started whining ~140-150k and I flushed the living crap out of it and it became tolerable. I'm at ~188k miles at this point. I know I need to do it again or get prepared to rebuild a donor.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70r Advice needed quickly - forgotten paper towel in t
Replies: 19
Views: 3331

Re: 98 v70r Advice needed quickly - forgotten paper towel

FLXC90 wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:35 pm So is the rule of thumb one beer per cylinder?
If I want the whole six pack I have to work on the XC90? :P
3 per turbo? =)
by wizechatmgr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dash Rattle Ghetto Fixed Question
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: Dash Rattle Ghetto Fixed Question

abscate wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:24 am
Sveedy wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 am Had to ask my son what a " hotbox " was :)

:lol:

Not legal in any state, I don't think.

Dont drink/smoke and drive.
Hotbox as in a nuclear containment vessel for working with radiated materials?
by wizechatmgr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Anyone ever replace the carrier bearings on CV axles?

I'm experiencing a constant whine noise. It's a higher pitch than what I had with a bad wheel bearing with my 98'. I'm thinking it's probably coming from my angle gear but not sure. Second guesses would be a wheel bearing or carrier bearing. I've sort of gotten started on an angle gear rebuild whic...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers - Idiots - Fails thread - April 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 1788

Re: The great P80 Volvo Bloopers Idiots and Fails thread - April 2020

I once replaced an ignition switch because I kept having intermittent problems with the car dying. All troubleshooting pointed there, with exception of one small thing I overlooked. The battery terminal was tight and making great contact - great. The battery terminal's auxiliary feed that goes to th...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 906
Views: 18042

Re: Coronavirus Thread

RickHaleParker wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:53 am
wizechatmgr wrote: Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:16 am This is just the beginning... We as a species will survive this too...
Let us hope we come out of this with a refreshed understanding that we as people is what counts, not incorporated persons.
One can only hope. We'll see what the "leaders" and media instill in people.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: intercooler
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: intercooler

We don't do orders too well, just ask King George. The responsible ones of us are staying home, realizing that trips to the phone store for a cable are non-essential. Grocery shopping only My poor better half has responsibility for about 750,000 people, many of whom are critical for this effort, so...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 S70NA Evita Current drain evaluation and fault testing
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: 1999 S70NA Evita Current drain evaluation and fault testing

abscate wrote: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:27 am And this was found to be a faulty passenger door switch lock button stuck closed.

Once resolved, drain current measures at 45 mA. Probably still some stuff active at that point
Unplug your radio. Bet at least half of it is the memory refresh power. Betting other half is ECU/ECM memory refresh.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Seatbelt/door chime wont shut up. What to check? 1997 850
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Seatbelt/door chime wont shut up. What to check? 1997 850

Might be able to get away with gluing in a small wooden shim.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC-Disappointing 0-60 times: what do I do? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: 98 XC-Disappointing 0-60 times: what do I do? Topic is solved

Your XC is giving away a lot of pounds to the 850 and drivetrain friction too. The faster you try to hurry, the quicker you get to end of life,..just sayin... So true. I own a crotch rocket and I see people passing me all the time during the summer. They get two things I won't be getting... Tickets...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 XC-Disappointing 0-60 times: what do I do? Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: 98 XC-Disappointing 0-60 times: what do I do? Topic is solved

I removed the drive shaft from my '99 XC recently due to having a bad center support bearing. The power to the front wheels is impressive - maintaining traction does become an issue however.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?
Replies: 58
Views: 774

Re: Any tips to get lower oil line off the radiator?

After all that, I think I would have just cut the lines and ran an external cooler. If I remember correctly those lines have almost no pressure. You have far more gumption than I have. =)
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 906
Views: 18042

Re: Coronavirus Thread

The problem is the response was such that many either were terrified or ignored it entirely by the time it was finally publicized. We can blame many, including elected officials, but assigning blame won't change reality. I've worked in a couple interesting fields. Ultimately everyone will likely cat...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is a good material to cut my own trunk mat?
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: What is a good material to cut my own trunk mat?

Stall mats for horses - can be sourced at tractor supply. ~$40-$60 and the mat will last the life of the car. You may want to air it out a couple weeks before cutting and installing...
by wizechatmgr
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What style of radiator hose clamp do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 367

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

I like these for radiator clamps on silicone hoses... Note: This is not the correct size... https://www.amazon.com/Breeze-Constant-Torque-Stainless-Worm-Drive-Diameter/dp/B009SD02VM/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1HRS93S4ER7SH&dchild=1&keywords=constant+torque+hose+clamp&qid=1584032354&sprefix=constant+torqu%2Caps...
by wizechatmgr
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Broke lower Shock stud - seeking info on delta link/trailing arm

smacknab wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:15 am Was quoted $45 for welding a threaded length on the end but the welder is unsure if the existing bolt is hardened
Good part is the bolt (threaded length) doesn't actually do anything but tension the bushing on the end of the shock and keep it in place...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2004 C70 coolant leak
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: 2004 C70 coolant leak

I have replaced a few coolant tanks in S/V 70s and know to be careful with draining coolant and disconnecting hoses and moving P/S tank to be careful with the level sensor wires. I thought I was careful. I changed the tank 1st hoping to re-use the sensor but the low level dash light was on the dash...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo leaking.
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Turbo leaking.

TheOtherside wrote: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:09 am That was after 10 minutes of running.
Replace that air filter too. Could be restricted which will cause a bit of oil seeping from turbo internally.

(missed 2 pages of the thread...)
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Passenger seat-back stuck folded forward
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Passenger seat-back stuck folded forward

If you can get between the cable sheath and what is holding it you may be able to put a couple washers in there and provided the cable hasn't snapped, this may get you the couple mm that will help. I have "NOT" done this on Motorcycle clutch cables.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

The splines are ok, but the center carrier bearing is installed upside down. See the nice arched piece of the frame it would fit into it it were right? That as just after two stage torquing of the rear differential ZNS TTY ONE use bolts 🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍 Carrier bearing looks like it hasn't had enough perso...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 s70 GLT - OOPS!
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: 1998 s70 GLT - OOPS!

The OREO is a check valve that only allows flow of gas from the white side to the black side. They rarely fail but I don’t think you can source them new anymore. You can use a generic one from a FLAPS...local auto parts store Last I looked they were ~$30/each. Crazy price for a darn check valve. No...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 S70 Traction Control Engaging Randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: 2000 S70 Traction Control Engaging Randomly

On my '99, I was having intermittent issues that sounded identical to yours. When I monitored VIDA everything was fine and for the life of me I couldn't find the fault. I too spoke with Matty whom suggested the axle bolts or wheel bearings could be an issue. In my case it turned out to be an axle bo...
by wizechatmgr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!
Replies: 23
Views: 31857

Re: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!

Stop showing everyone your Caulk, there are some ladies present =P
by wizechatmgr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Finally got to the point both front struts are replaced. I had one sway bar link that was toast - leaked grease everywhere. Replaced strut, strut spring seat, sway bar links, and bearings/mounts. Totally forgot about part 30647969, so I ended up reusing those for the moment and will order them soon....
by wizechatmgr
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Leaking Valve Stem Seals, Need Help Making A Decision. '95 Base Manual
Replies: 23
Views: 540

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

I'm sure I'll get flamed on this one... But in the past if I was dealing with sludge I'd use oven cleaner... It's nasty but it can and will get anything off the surface. Need to rinse it off afterwards, but it will cut through almost anything.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Fuel pump volume /psi ? SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Fuel pump volume /psi ? SOLVED

abscate wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:28 am You will never complain about Volvo once you work on your Aunts New Beetle but at least it isn’t a Miata..
Even the headlights are shoehorned in...
by wizechatmgr
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 + P80 HVAC Heater Blend Motor 9134729 replacement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: 99+ P80 HVAC Heater Blend Motor replacement?

On the '99 I think the only way you can get that out is to pull out the dash.
HVAC-Dialmotor.JPG
by wizechatmgr
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Defective new PCV?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Defective new PCV?

When you say IPD PCV separator - do you mean a Volvo branded one bought from IPD? Reason I ask is there has many many many issues with aftermarket items just not working correctly. If it's a 3rd party catch can, try removing it and cleaning it with solvent, then checking again. They clog up, just li...
by wizechatmgr
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Re: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal

Sveedy wrote: Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:43 pm I'm just trying to follow this bumpy thread - So when you connect the jumper wire, does the starter engage the instant you make the circuit ?
Kind of like the days/cars of old when you could jump the starter off the fender wall mounted solenoid with a screwdriver ?
Yes, precisely!
by wizechatmgr
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 3286

Re: P80 location of remote starter connection terminal

Bumped because I'm sure it is as bumpy as an Albany road downtown =P
by wizechatmgr
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 T5 M56 ELIZABETH No crank Problem [9472949 clutch switch ] Topic is solved
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: 1999 V70 T5 M56 ELIZABETH No crank Problem Topic is solved

He going to have that at work tomorrow? I may head out that way to sight in a "toy."
by wizechatmgr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: best 850 heater core?
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: best 850 heater core?

If you need to run another Swedish car parts heater core, do yourself a favor. Run that sucker through a single cycle in the dishwasher with the heated dry turned off on the top rack. You'll thank me later... =) I have two P80s with the Swedish Car Parts cores in them. I have had no trouble and the...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1437

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

@Abscate - know anyone that can get us a ~1" thick steel plate cut to just larger than cylinder head size? I can tear that head down (valves and valve seals) and cook it. Charcoal or Propane? I usually like charcoal as it gives that tasty flavor. I have no doubt this topic is as controversial as whi...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: best 850 heater core?
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: best 850 heater core?

If you need to run another Swedish car parts heater core, do yourself a favor. Run that sucker through a single cycle in the dishwasher with the heated dry turned off on the top rack. You'll thank me later... =)
by wizechatmgr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts
Replies: 64
Views: 6136

Re: Junk Yard DO NOT LEAVE Parts

Angle Gears & couplers (AWD)
by wizechatmgr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Updated: 98 S/V70/V70 XC Lots of cheap parts, Location: Antlers, Oklahoma
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Updated: 98 S/V70/V70 XC Lots of cheap parts, Location: Antlers, Oklahoma

Is the CCM still available? I like to keep a few on hand. I ran into a little issue about 2 years ago where I had no heat, but plenty of AC in the middle of winter. Still traumatized about it =P Also looking for the red rear facing lights on the doors. Let me know what you're looking for total $$$ s...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: ViDa install fail(over a month trying)
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: ViDa install fail(over a month trying)

Which versions of SQL server did you install? I have 2008 R2 installed. Which versions of VC++? I have 2008,2012,2013,and 2015 all installed concurrently.

Reason I ask is I have it installed on mine. It was a pain in the ... to install on windows 10.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 2.5t misfire
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: S70 2.5t misfire

I checked everything. It looks ok. Only after removing the ignition cap did I notice that the distributor's finger had a burn mark from a spark under a metal element, on plastic. As if the spark leaped at the very end. Sounds like a carbon track. This could have caused intermittent or consistent mi...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1437

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

abscate wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:40 pm I’ve got deep brinnelling andvalve issues too, so I think one has shuffled off its single mortal coil.
I'm dying to put that head on top of the grill though =P
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70 xc transmission, has a master mechanic and specialty shop stumped
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: 1999 v70 xc transmission, has a master mechanic and specialty shop stumped

Anyone look at the ABS module? I thought you could also get this scenario if you have a bad PNP switch or the ABS module was ready to go kaput. This is of course assuming that I remember correctly, which may be a bad assumption. On my '99 if the voltage isn't >=~12.5V it will eventually leave the ca...
by wizechatmgr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 GLT Misfiring Under Load Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: 98 S70 GLT Misfiring Under Load Topic is solved

The only ones I know of that are "actually" pre-gapped from the factory and could somewhat be relied upon are the Bosch +4 plugs. Plugs get the hell beat out of them in manufacturing and shipping. I had NGK iridiums from my motorcycle that were perfect ~14k miles later. That said, with such minor mi...
by wizechatmgr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70NAM56 (NOW ENGINE SWAP) , winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"
Replies: 74
Views: 1437

Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Clearwater comes with all the valve grinding, new valve guides, seals, etc. Give them a call, they are very easy to deal with. Got the last one for the Jetta from them...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 starting issues
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: 850 starting issues

Have all the vac. lines been replaced?
by wizechatmgr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Finally it's running!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Finally it's running!

It isn't uncommon to spend more for the parts than the car is worth these days.

That said, for the fanatic in us, it's worth every penny =)
by wizechatmgr
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Happy late b-day. Guess I'll need to put it on my calendar now so I don't miss it.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 2.5t misfire
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: S70 2.5t misfire

I checked everything. It looks ok. Only after removing the ignition cap did I notice that the distributor's finger had a burn mark from a spark under a metal element, on plastic. As if the spark leaped at the very end. Sounds like a carbon track. This could have caused intermittent or consistent mi...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4881

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

abscate wrote: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:40 am
wizechatmgr wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:25 pm At the $100 price point I'd pickup a new driver's seat skin.
Are your ripped badly? I’ve got some 7/10 from the 1998 you can have
Driver's side is getting a smidge rough, might just need some new stitching, not sure I know how to do so with leather. The passenger's side isn't so bad.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best modifications made to your P80 Volvo
Replies: 28
Views: 1448

Re: Best modifications made to your P80 Volvo

matthew1 wrote: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:03 pm 84964375_10157164786788333_1409139926133374976_o.jpg
At least two people in the forum will ask how much you want for those "like new" winter tires =P
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best modifications made to your P80 Volvo
Replies: 28
Views: 1448

Re: Best modifications made to your P80 Volvo

abscate wrote: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:38 am Waterfall grills
Heated third seat
Such an amateur. I installed the heated roof rack option for when the children are misbehaving, as well as the ejection seats =P

I have a little 1 to 3 cig. lighter breakout and a Bluetooth to FM adapter that speaks chinglish. Works rather well.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 turbo oil recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 23448

Re: 850 turbo oil recommendation

abscate wrote: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:37 am
Anybody who watches Scotty Kilmer's videos on YouTube knows
Hopefully one of those two people will report back here.
I do, but my sound card has an auto volume leveling option =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What's your worst parts order snafu?
Replies: 1
Views: 100

What's your worst parts order snafu?

A friend of mine owns a body shop. He ordered a driver's side headlight assembly, received a rim instead. I once ordered a hard drive and was sent a hard drive mounting kit instead. The vendor let me keep it and sent the drive. Great customer service there... What's your worst parts order snafu or h...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 2.5t misfire
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: S70 2.5t misfire

Did you verify the new parts were good before installation personally? Specifically the Crankshaft sensor & Camshaft sensor - test them again Occasionally new parts aren't within spec. Bad batches do happen... Sometimes the longevity of a part isn't what it used to be. Also test the supply voltages ...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!
Replies: 23
Views: 31857

Re: Thanks for using the MVS-Amazon link!

matthew1 wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Image
Homax 5860 2-Piece Caulking Tools, Smoother and Remover
Someone's waving his Caulk around =P
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: USE OEM ONLY for these:
Replies: 87
Views: 22749

Re: USE OEM ONLY for these:

And yet another out of the norm breakage of a Swedish Car Parts heater core in my 2000 V70 after only around 60,000kms and only 2.5 years, . The base of the heater core cracked just like a cheap aftermarket unit. Here's a Genuine Volvo core to compare: 20160529_115819.jpg20160529_115116.jpg20160529...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 2.5t misfire
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: S70 2.5t misfire

Put the old plugs back in. I know someone recently that got a plug that went bad after a week or two. Drove the guy nuts...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 turbo oil recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 23448

Re: 850 turbo oil recommendation

I know I'm a few years late, but I have a curve ball for you all. How do you all feel about Rotella T6? A parts store around here recommends this in their parts list.. I've used this in everything including a splash lube based lawn mower. I've never had a failure that was caused by lubrication. The...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 V70 Base - Master Window Switch Issue 8638452 Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: '99 V70 Base - Master Window Switch Issue 8638452 Topic is solved

SwitchDoctor makes replacements. I still need to return my old one to them - I ran into an issue with the on/off on the bottom having a pin & spring blow through the button.
by wizechatmgr
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Need help before I attack the valve body!
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Need help before I attack the valve body!

The valve body itself should never go bad - just the solenoids might.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions

Charge it, it is low. Could be a battery on the fritz...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

YEsterday - the T5 made multiple trips to the hardware store to get hardware for my snowblower, where I also learned that augers are chiral, or handed. They have to go on the right way or you get a snow packer instead of a snow blower This is beyond hilarious when you consider that one of my profes...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Secondary Fuse Box/ Voltage Questions

Try checking for voltage drop between battery + and the B+ lug on the aux fuse box before you spend any more time.

The voltage drop you are getting provided the lights aren't on appears to be excessive.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 3rd radiator at 240K
Replies: 33
Views: 2219

Re: 3rd radiator at 240K

That looks rather bad. Is it possible someone tried a stop leak product?

Make sure to use at least distilled water during filling. Hard water makes for a pain in the rear later on.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do you say goodbye? - S70, not passing NYS emissions...
Replies: 53
Views: 1688

Re: How do you say goodbye? - S70, not passing NYS emissions...

The machines used for NYS Inspections are just run of the mill PCs with a little OBD-II reader connected via Serial or USB (depends on age.) Some are even supporting a RF feed for the interface plugged into the car. The support is provided by a 3rd party company and they cost an ungodly amount to pu...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rust protection improvement
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Rust protection improvement

I’ve busted knuckles on 7 Volvo’s Now,and they are the best rust protected brand I’ve worked on. Fluid film is cool, wcm has it on his car I lied about wcm’s csr, I’ll get him to cough up the product name. Aero 303 or something like that? ACF 50 https://www.amazon.com/ACF-50-Anti-Corrosion-Lubrican...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: DIM Reset via VIDA - Do or no?
Replies: 0
Views: 156

DIM Reset via VIDA - Do or no?

I want to do a DIM reset to fix my gas gauge's +2 gallon setting.

2 Questions:
1) Will this dump all my existing DIM settings?
2) Will a software reload be required?
by wizechatmgr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 Car starts but has trouble accelerating [low ATF level] Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 536

Re: Car starts but has trouble accelerating Topic is solved

Also note that if the ATF in it isn't synthetic, some of the older technology stuff may act like that until warmed. I found my transmission was happier after I changed the fluid.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Herman and Operation 30MPG
Replies: 264
Views: 11508

Re: Herman and Operation 30MPG

Beware that changing from one type of lighting technology to another (Halogen to LED) is against FMVSS (Federal law) and could get you one heck of a ticket. That said, unless you have a local PD with a bug up it's arse and you've really ticked them off, you shouldn't have any issues. Thanks for the ...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: brackets

The v70 AWD one goes on driver's side and routes the vac. hoses right up against the head... It's kind of a clam shell if I remember correctly...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 NA DENSO MAF mount bolts issue 1275636
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: P80 NA DENSO MAF mount bolts issue 1275636

Your cats appear to be bad, both are missing their precious metals =P
by wizechatmgr
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Has anyone tried aluminum foil to fix headlights?
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Has anyone tried aluminum foil to fix headlights?

There was a company that sold a metallic chrome look-alike spray that was rather impressive. Haven't tried it on reflectors yet.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Does fuel pump run continuously?
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Does fuel pump run continuously?

If using a "regular" relay instead of the proper one, it will run as long as the key is on. I've used one intended for Aux lights (aftermarket) when in a jam.
by wizechatmgr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Correct thermostat temperature?
Replies: 13
Views: 5225

Re: Correct thermostat temperature?

87c for turbo ... Think most listings actually show for the NA.
by wizechatmgr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Change odometer reading from KPH to MPH
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Change odometer reading from KPH to MPH

I wonder if he can M-BOND the car to get it in. I know getting stuff into Canada used to be far stricter than the US.

I had several trailer loads impounded for inspection on the Canadian side. Zero on US. Ah my old LTL and FTL days...
by wizechatmgr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ny NJ MA and area Nautic Blue paint Group, color code 417
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Ny NJ MA and area Nautic Blue paint Group, color code 417

If you need to cook it to cure it, check with Schuyler Auto body in Watervliet and tell Pat I sent you.
by wizechatmgr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Happy 2019 Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...
Replies: 17
Views: 3378

Re: Happy 2019 Thanksgiving everyone...if your Volvo won't start after shuffling in the driveway...

abscate wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:40 am
Clemens wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:15 am Turkeymurderers ...
At least we don't eat Kangaroos like the Austrians..
Yes we do, at the fast food establishment that shall not be named =P
by wizechatmgr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.
Replies: 48
Views: 1202

Re: Rear end collission! Repair advice needed.

abscate wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:54 am If a car is not a house, and not a hula hoop, are some hula hoops grilled cheese sandwiches?

Do hula hoops weigh the same as ducks, therefore they are witches?
You writing common core math books now? :lol:
by wizechatmgr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 Fuel tank drop in 30 minutes V70 FWD NA 1998
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: P80 Fuel tank drop in 30 minutes

abscate wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:29 pm
ZionXIX wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:03 pm How fast is the fuel pump?
I was using a battery charger to deliver about 6 amps to the pump, and I filled a 5 gallon gas can in about 10 minutes, or 2 liters per minute flow
Sounds about as quick as an XC can go through gas if one stomps on the gas pedal =P
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mass of AISIN AW 50-42LE about 80kg, shipping dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Mass of AISIN AW 50-42LE about 80kg, shipping dimensions

Bavarian money waster - That be a franken bug? Possessed by the gods of mechanical misfortune?
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 hood removal , single handed
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: P80 hood removal , single handed

Clemens wrote: Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:35 am It really is amazing how much detail engineering went into the p80s.
Interesting the quality one gets from a company that value(s/d) their workers... =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

**CLEAR - ZAP!!!** No DNR for you!!! No soup for you!!!
by wizechatmgr
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80 ball joint nut/ bolt 988185 987891
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: P80 ball joint nut/ bolt 988185 987891

Looks a lot like one of the bolt setups on my swing arm on the Kawasaki...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 HT Update on electrical problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: 2000 C70 HT Update on electrical problems.

subzerocarfanatic wrote: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:55 pm Is there a way to check to see if the accelerator pedal is getting the required 12 volts other than probing the plug itself?
If you have VIDA I believe you can check the signal levels at rest and fully depressed position.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Interchangeable interior parts
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Interchangeable interior parts

For the record that deck still looks good =)
by wizechatmgr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil Leak from Turbo Inlet
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Oil Leak from Turbo Inlet

If I remember correctly (somewhere) Mitsubishi has said the turbo can lose coolant and still run fine provided lubrication is maintained. That said, I wouldn't want to chance it. In our use it is relatively light duty...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 xc: later model FOB programming Topic is solved
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: 98 V70 xc: later model FOB programming Topic is solved

Programming the fob for a 98+ is dealer only, or someone (e.g. a shop) with the dealer software. I've never done it so unsure of the cost but not real cheap. I had one done just over a year ago on my '99. Was something like an hour in labor. I had a new key, remote, cutting, software and total was ...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 HT 2.3 3rd Brake Light
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: 2000 C70 HT 2.3 3rd Brake Light

Take a picture of the pc board on the back of it, I'd be willing to bet a voltage regulator died as I cannot think of any other reason the entire assembly would stop working.
by wizechatmgr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 xc: Problems with air intake/vacuum lines since pcv job Topic is solved
Replies: 25
Views: 562

Re: 98 V70 xc: Problems with air intake/vacuum lines since pcv job Topic is solved

If I remember correctly, the TCV has one hose that heads to the air snorkel, one that heads to the wastegate and one that heads to turbo at the bottom side of the turbo.

The CBV hose on the top/back of the turbo should go straight to the intake manifold.
by wizechatmgr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How do you say goodbye? - S70, not passing NYS emissions...
Replies: 53
Views: 1688

Re: How do you say goodbye? - S70, not passing NYS emissions...

Using VIDA you can force the evap test to run at your will =)
by wizechatmgr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 HT Update on electrical problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: 2000 C70 HT Update on electrical problems.

Double check the resistance on the power and signal wires from/to your MAF.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake light issue, need advice 98 v70
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Brake light issue, need advice 98 v70

Right above the rear driver's side speaker between that harness and the inside of the actual hatch. In my case I found the rear defroster grid's positive wire was dead and another wire that I cannot remember but I replaced it too.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake light issue, need advice 98 v70
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Brake light issue , need advice

Check the harness going to the rear hatch - you may find broken wires in it.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 nostart? I am in serious trouble!!
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: 1999 V70 nostart? I am in serious trouble!!

Welcome! The 1999 and 2000 years are the transition years , and have some quirks that you have to be aware. One is the ECU is flashed to the VIn, so you cannot swap without matching software using a program called VIDA and a subscription to Volvo’s server. Does the car start then die after running ...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Turbo Coolant Temp Sens, or Sensor Connector ?
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: 850 Turbo Coolant Temp Sens, or Sensor Connector ?

abscate wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:17 pm Isnt resistance more Buddhist, like Ooooohhhhhmmmmmmm?
You're baaaadddddddddd =P
by wizechatmgr
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Eeuroparts Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: Eeuroparts Topic is solved

Have noticed several negative reviews about newparts.com on Yelp. Be very careful with Yelp! reviews. They've been caught trying to shake down businesses in the past for good reviews. They tried this with Louis Rossman of Manhattan and they got the royal screw. This is precisely why you don't fk wi...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P80/P2 TCV Compatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: P80/P2 TCV Compatibility

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 70-9155936
I can confirm this one works on a '99 V70 XC 2.4T
by wizechatmgr
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Front brake piston stuck
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Front brake piston stuck

Holy mackerel, thanks to everyone for the feedback! While I change motor oil regularly, and swap air filters, I've not been good about brake fluid changes. I am just now, later in life, learning what really needs to be maintained, vs. That What The Mechanic Said to Do. BKM, that video was excellent...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Replaced top torque mount with OEM Hutchinson. The poly one was torn to bits after being in just about 2 years.

For anyone wondering, the long bolts go towards the crank pulley.
by wizechatmgr
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 T5; problem hot starting & occasional brief power loss at speed
Replies: 67
Views: 1160

Re: 1998 V70 T5; problem hot starting & occasional brief power loss at speed

Sorry for the confusion. OP has a 98 . Mine is a 2000 t5 ( the bastard years of s70 ) . I was having problems like OP , and joined in the thread seeking help . After replacing the main relay back to original , it won't start at all . Engine turns over but no start. Shot it with starter fluid and st...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70 XC SE - Stalls When it Gets Warmed Up
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: 2000 V70 XC SE - Stalls When it Gets Warmed Up

Check your fuel pressure at the fuel rail. Could be a failing fuel pump...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pro Parts Sweden - Torque mount failure
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Pro Parts Sweden - Torque mount failure

~31k Miles & ~2 years Below are pictures of the carnage... I kept running into a weird small & intermittent vibration that would come and go seemingly at random... Back to OEM/Hutchinson... IMG_20191009_143346.jpg IMG_20191009_143326.jpg Bought the replacement at FCP - the last one I'll ever buy =)
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quick PSA about strut spring mounts - '99 V70 XC 31212730, 30714686, 1387860 Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Quick PSA about strut spring mounts - '99 V70 XC 31212730, 30714686, 1387860 Topic is solved

If you run into an issue removing them where the strut assembly won't come free because of the sway bar end links, apply a little heat after putting tension on them and then hit it with an impact wrench. Spun the nut right off it without issue. In my case my struts are shot and I cannot replace them...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

bmdubya1198, Did the oil look different as it was pouring out of the drain plug? Or was the only evidence of this sludge on the filter and in the housing? I might have to cut open some filters to check mine as I have the older style metal canister filters. -A The oil drained out pretty clean, no sl...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017
Replies: 38
Views: 3348

Re: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017

Next time I check my pins I'm going to clean them up and spray them with silicone lubricant. It works great on all rubber parts and has no viscosity at all or temperature sensitivity. This is making me go look at my Kawasaki manual for my bike... I am betting that those are installed dry as well. L...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 T5V70M56 road incident report, misfiring [ bad #2 coil]
Replies: 23
Views: 562

Re: 1999 T5V70M56 road incident report, misfiring [ bad #2 coil]

I have 5 cheap "don't want to know" brand coils currently running on mine that were made in Japan. I have my orig. 5 as well. Suffice it to say everything checks out at this point. If you ever need one, hit me up. My daughters were coloring the acorns the other day. Whatever kept them occupied was a...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017
Replies: 38
Views: 3348

Re: Rebuilt Calipers - Pins, What's the issue? 30648017

JimBee wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:50 pm Next time I check my pins I'm going to clean them up and spray them with silicone lubricant. It works great on all rubber parts and has no viscosity at all or temperature sensitivity.
This is making me go look at my Kawasaki manual for my bike... I am betting that those are installed dry as well.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oxygen sensor1:my hands are not small enough!
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: oxygen sensor1:my hands are not small enough!

Try to push the exhaust where you want/need it with a 2x4 gently... I had to do this on a '99 Jetta that had what I swear was a titanium PCV hard pipe to get everything lined up.

You should be able to start that with your fingers - so you're most likely running into an alignment issue.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer JAN 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 804

Re: Trial balloon, update on T5M value from offer 7-2019

I know last year I was easily offered $3k for my not so special XC. Just drive around with a for sale sign on it - When I said the amount I practically had people willing to drive the money to me.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70 blower not working at all
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: 99 V70 blower not working at all

abscate wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:32 pm
wizechatmgr wrote: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:08 pm I've been getting good ones on eBay for $20-$50 each. Last about a year or two typically.
How long do the bad ones last?

:)
As long as you choose not to replace them =)
by wizechatmgr
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 V70 blower not working at all
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: 99 V70 blower not working at all

I've been getting good ones on eBay for $20-$50 each. Last about a year or two typically.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Temp gauge fluctuating even after replacing thermostat and CTS
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: Temp gauge fluctuating even after replacing thermostat and CTS

Gonna try this today. Stat and sensor replaced last fall. Not sure if OEM. Also had water pump and timing belt replaced 2 mos. ago so naturally coolant was involved. I haven't noticed any fluctuations since and only topped it once. But after you mentioned the air, I did just run the heat the past c...
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Problems after fuel filter replacement
Replies: 37
Views: 635

Re: Problems after fuel filter replacement

abscate wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:56 am Was it a Siberian market filter for cold weather?
[email protected] Siberia filter model. I wonder if there was just a little air that was still in the line. That or something worked it's way out - either way, if after the 2nd day it still is working right - I'd chock it up to bad luck.
by wizechatmgr
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 T5; problem hot starting & occasional brief power loss at speed
Replies: 67
Views: 1160

Re: 1998 V70 T5; problem hot starting & occasional brief power loss at speed

Time to tie a fuel gauge to the wiper for a while until the pressure can be figured out. Could be a volume delivery issue after the pump gets hot.
by wizechatmgr
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: HEPU water pump failure
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: HEPU water pump failure

abscate wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:29 am And what's that cheese on the impeller? Did someone try coolant stop leak on it maybe?
If they did, that could explain the bearing going south... Assuming the pump wasn't the leak point to begin with...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70 N/A 5-Speed: Complete A/C job (yay!) not holding a vacuum... (sigh!) How do I troubleshoot this?
Replies: 28
Views: 886

Re: 98 S70 N/A 5-Speed: Complete A/C job (yay!) not holding a vacuum... (sigh!) How do I troubleshoot this?

I know after doing the Evap coil on mine I developed a small leak on the high pressure side sensor. It was an o-ring that needed to be replaced.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS posting standards:Sentences, Paragraphs, Punctuation, No text talk Please
Replies: 155
Views: 728744

Re: MVS posting standards:Sentences, Paragraphs, Punctuation, No text talk Please

hello first to tell you that this forum is very professional and interesting, but where I am from English is not my native language, I know how to interpret it but not to express it for what I would use a translator, only that sometimes the translations are not very correct but I will be as clear a...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mechanical lever for folding backrest forward doesn't work
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Mechanical lever for folding backrest forward doesn't work

The two front seats of my C70 Classic Convertible still work great electrically. However, the mechanical lever for folding the backrest forward no longer works for both seats. I want to try to repair it myself. Does anyone have any instructions? What is broken? Should the chair be removed in its en...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?
Replies: 23
Views: 349

Re: 99' S70 interior light problem, how to troubleshoot?

Steve -- I changed the driver front door on that car, but I believe you have the old door. To the extent a "lock module" is associated with a particular door, harvesting the module from the old driver's door and swapping over may solve your key programming issue. My problem, and I think Dirks , are...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Bilstein Touring strut spring seat too high?
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: Bilstein Touring strut spring seat too high?

Could this be a Nivomat vs "regular" suspension issue? Maybe a different strut for a different spring color?
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 T5; problem hot starting & occasional brief power loss at speed
Replies: 67
Views: 1160

Re: 1998 V70 T5; problem hot starting & occasional brief power loss at speed

My suggestion would be a noid light on the fuel injectors to verify they are being called to squirt. Are you getting spark during these issues?
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Dim Headlights 2000 Volvo S70
Replies: 28
Views: 11318

Re: Dim Headlights

I went the crystal route and was very pleased. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-2003-2004-Volvo-C70-Headlight-Bulbs-Incl-Pair-LH-RH-VO2502115-VO2503115/222772670790?fits=Year%3A2004%7CModel%3AC70&epid=23012182212&hash=item33de493146:g:9JgAAOSwpvZaRIf1&vxp=mtr Thanks, was wondering what sort of options...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Problems after fuel filter replacement
Replies: 37
Views: 635

Re: Problems after fuel filter replacement

What's the fuel pressure at before and during cranking on the first attempt?
by wizechatmgr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Happy Birthday MVS!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: Happy Birthday MVS!!

Good stuff =)

I know the forum and folks have helped me immeasurably.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1st time ac problems
Replies: 17
Views: 469

Re: 1st time ac problems

If you get enough heat built up, there was (or may still be) a thermal switch on the side of the compressor near where the clutch's electrical plugs in that can flake out.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Just hit the 180k mark on mine. Looking like spring seat time on both sides. Thankful to have a passenger that can lean over and take the shot =)
Volvo180k.jpg
by wizechatmgr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AWD Turbo Removal?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: AWD Turbo Removal?

If you haven't already checked and verified, make sure you don't have a leak on the seal that mates the turbo oil return line to the oil pan. These tend to leak and all you can find is the back of the block covered in oil.
by wizechatmgr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Turbo + supercharger + EV = too much?
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: Turbo + supercharger + EV = too much?

I'm drooling at the 48v - perfect for recharging industrial machinery and powering "large" inverters =)
by wizechatmgr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Re Entire 850 Service Manual for Free Download!
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Re Entire 850 Service Manual for Free Download!

Matt, Why don't you delete this post if it's copyright infringement and not allowed under forum rules. Then people like myself would not waste their time clicking on multiple dead links on multiple pages? Posts often have multiple database entries and sometimes induce database issues. Sometimes it ...
by wizechatmgr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Alternator rebuild failure
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Alternator rebuild failure

Diodes may have been okay but how was the regulator?

I've found some rebuilds for sale through the usual outlets don't necessarily work to spec...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlight Washer/Spray Fault
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Headlight Washer/Spray Fault

You could have a clogged "squirter"
by wizechatmgr
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: transmission help
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: transmission help

i payed $1100 (a lot for me) the first time at werk and got the second under warranty through my werk place. still checking to see if i can get another warranty replacement. '99-'00 replaced the '98---does that mean i can use the '99-'00 auto trans... with or without trans computer? thank you for y...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Happen to know that part number? I think I have ONE that still is alive, squeaks like a spawn of satan... Never mind, found it. I should have searched a bit harder, but was being lazy... Apparently it is 4 each of 9145885 and 4 each of 9143678 (the latter I cannot find...) Got all of them from FCP....
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Yep, 6 out of 8 were broken :? I got the whole repair kit but it had already been done :D And replaced a few other broken clips as well, should be silent now :mrgreen: Just finally got a new tailgate latch for my R last week, so I was able to put my tailgate panel back together... it's nice to have...
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loosen ANY lug nut
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Loosen ANY lug nut

dalel wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:52 pm
amblerman wrote: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:47 am


Great picture.. quite a lot of interesting mods going on there.. Can't imagine you get much life out of the tires though. ;-)
Thanks. You can't see the interior mods in that painting... like... I replaced the CEL.
Should replace that with one that says FCP =P
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Scan tech was an aftermarket Swedish parts maker who were located in Sweden, but I think they folded or were bought/acquired by the Koch Brothers Al least with Springs on a P80 labor is a snap, and its pretty easy to tell if they go...snap, too. I don't think they have a horrible reputation on the ...
by wizechatmgr
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Loosen ANY lug nut
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Loosen ANY lug nut

Ultimately the lugs shouldn't be on that tight... In a jam this is a great idea.
by wizechatmgr
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Car Talk
Topic: Monero, Bitcoin
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Monero, Bitcoin

abscate wrote: Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:54 pm Ive found it is easier to get people to pay me to tell them about the mistakes Ive made.
I'm rather good at making mistakes... I guess I better learn this technique =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 V70 XC AWD AW50-42LE no fourth gear
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: 1999 V70 XC AWD AW50-42LE no fourth gear

Happen to be able to pull codes with VIDA? It will give you better information as to the stuck solenoid's status - how many times it has happened, if it is intermittent, etc. It could be that dirt ended up lodged in the solenoid and the valve cannot completely open/close. If you have someone handy y...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: VIDA 2014D Communication Tool Error
Replies: 9
Views: 3994

Re: VIDA 2014D Communication Tool Error

Glad I just read this thread. Had an unhappy camper after windows 10 fresh install. Appears to have done the trick!
by wizechatmgr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 3.6 mA Parasitic Drain - starter/alternator line
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: 3.6 mA Parasitic Drain - starter/alternator line

3.6mA could just be the radio keeping settings...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECM-6300 and ECM-6B00 2000 V70R [BAD Battery to fusebox supply cable!] EPIC Troubleshooting Topic is solved
Replies: 97
Views: 2087

Re: ECM-6300 and ECM-6B00 2000 V70R Topic is solved

I'll try to run the ETM diagnostics again to see if that makes a difference, but this theory makes sense. It does sound like it's struggling to achieve its rest position, because when I rev the engine it seems to go away, then when it returns to idle it starts whining again. When I look at the pote...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 Bastard - ATF choice
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: '99 Bastard - ATF choice

Yikes. You aren’t getting coolant ATF mix are you, or did you just mean chocolate milk aged ATF? If you do stay with Dex VI (ValvolineMaxlife) you will be in synch with the supply depot. :) No, just the chunky stuff we removed before. I fully expect we'll be removing a bit more that managed to be f...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECM-6300 and ECM-6B00 2000 V70R [BAD Battery to fusebox supply cable!] EPIC Troubleshooting Topic is solved
Replies: 97
Views: 2087

Re: ECM-6300 and ECM-6B00 2000 V70R Topic is solved

Also check and verify the grounds on the ECM, block and to ETM. I'd be willing to bet you're going to find some sort of shenanigans. Yeah, I’ve double and triple checked all grounds, no issues to be found. I was really expecting an issue with the ETM ground, but it’s fine. I'm almost out of ideas.....
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: ECM-6300 and ECM-6B00 2000 V70R [BAD Battery to fusebox supply cable!] EPIC Troubleshooting Topic is solved
Replies: 97
Views: 2087

Re: ECM-6300 and ECM-6B00 2000 V70R Topic is solved

Also check and verify the grounds on the ECM, block and to ETM. I'd be willing to bet you're going to find some sort of shenanigans.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Whining compressor
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Whining compressor

Need to get a gauge set hooked up and see what your pressure goes down to while the compressor is active. It could be that the orifice tube is clogged or that the pressure gets so low that it cuts the compressor off due to pulling a temporary vacuum.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 Bastard - ATF choice
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: '99 Bastard - ATF choice

I'm running Dex VI in all my slush boxes. No leaks, no fouls, no errors. Good shifting and performance. Yeah, was looking into 5 gallons of some synthetic Dex VI. Contacted company and they say it won't be an issue if it did have those seals. Need to flush the latest potential chocolate milk concoc...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70R stolen key solution? FIXED! now chasing other issues.
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: 1999 v70R stolen key solution?

Just reread your post and noticed something important - you wrote the injectors weren't pulsing. By chance, are you also devoid of spark?
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)
Replies: 31
Views: 622

Re: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)

I've been using the Rotella T5 and T6 mostly. I have found the T5 leaks a bit less with my seals. I've also tried Amazon's "synthetic" and I don't think it is any better or worse than any oil - provided one sticks to some form of change interval that isn't excessive.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70R stolen key solution? FIXED! now chasing other issues.
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: 1999 v70R stolen key solution?

Not sure what you meant by addressable but I swapped every module I could find over and it cranks but still no injector pulse. I dont have an ETS light on but also cant get my scanner to communicate going to give it one more shot tomorrow then if no go it will just have to sit and wait till I drag ...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 Bastard - ATF choice
Replies: 5
Views: 176

'99 Bastard - ATF choice

I just came across an interesting thread... https://community.fmca.com/topic/3171-retired-allison-transmission-fluids-engineer/page/2/ If I remember correctly hzjcm8 is a guy who formerly designed/tested ATF formulations for a major auto player in industry - possibly Allison or GM... "PS: Note to fo...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70R stolen key solution? FIXED! now chasing other issues.
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: 1999 v70R stolen key solution?

I don't believe the CEM is addressable on this year unlike the newer cars.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

bmdubya1198 wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:28 am I assume it's a trick of the camera that the aftermarket one looks a lot bigger?
Darn shrink ray must have been thrown in reverse =P

Yes, classic camera issue.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: OEM Tool kit screwdriver: Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 736

Re: OEM Tool kit screwdriver: Why?

Whatever you do, don't lose a single glove... =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

I hope it was FCP bought... :D Nope. Believe it was a no-name Amazon fly by night. Was nice while it lasted... Pretty good writeup on cleaning these here https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38245&hilit=power+window+switch&start=20 Cant remember if I harvested one from the V...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Drivers door power window switch repair
Replies: 49
Views: 50050

Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Realize my 2001 V70 is one year newer than this forum, but I have a similar problem and couldn't find any help in the 2001+ forum: driver's window doesn't operate when engine is running; operates with engine is off. The 2001 controller has circuit board and rubber touch pad instead of the brass fin...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New security procedure to post?
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: New security procedure to post?

matthew1 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:07 am These rules need adjustment. Block RU, TR, RO and challenge FR.
I smell CloudFlare. =P
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tip/Trick: Wheel mounting alignment tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Tip/Trick: Wheel mounting alignment tool.

abscate wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Eddystone wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:10 pm Or $2.53 at Home Depot...


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How much of a discount can I get if they cut off the head?
That used to be a thing with failed leadership =P
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

Replaced the window switch on the driver's door back with the original one. The aftermarket backlit one blew the bottom rocker switch - the shaft of it came through to my finger. May update post with a picture of the failed part and name the brand. It lasted about a year or two. I hope it was FCP b...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tip/Trick: Wheel mounting alignment tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Tip/Trick: Wheel mounting alignment tool.

I bet you can buy that bolt in Chinesium SS from Lowe Quality with an unthreaded shank, and you can just snap off the head with your fingers. Or I can hit it with a torque spec that should be in inch pounds and instead do it in foot pounds =P Video, please! Sadly, the bolt in question was through a...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

Replaced the window switch on the driver's door back with the original one. The aftermarket backlit one blew the bottom rocker switch - the shaft of it came through to my finger.

May update post with a picture of the failed part and name the brand. It lasted about a year or two.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tip/Trick: Wheel mounting alignment tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Tip/Trick: Wheel mounting alignment tool.

abscate wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:39 pm I bet you can buy that bolt in Chinesium SS from Lowe Quality with an unthreaded shank, and you can just snap off the head with your fingers.
Or I can hit it with a torque spec that should be in inch pounds and instead do it in foot pounds =P
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 S70-Advice for Gasket & Filler Pipe replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: 98 S70-Advice for Gasket & Filler Pipe replacement

I am the person that posted that DIY in 2013. Time flies. I admire the fact that you want to tackle this job. It is not difficult, being slow and methodical is the key. As erik said above, do NOT use only a 2x4, which was exactly what I did in that photo (in the link you posted). Use a piece of ply...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing issue Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Timing issue Topic is solved

Assuming this is a non-VVT engine (98 or prior): (1) Put the crank on the mark. Be very careful, it must be exactly on the mark. Remove the timing belt. Check the crank again to make sure it is on the mark. (2) Align the slots on the rear of the cams, parallel to the head surface. Slot on exhaust c...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RH high beam dead Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: RH high beam dead Topic is solved

Those are the type of problems that give me a headache. Glad to hear you tracked it down =)

They also make RF injector/tracers to find shorts and broken wires. Bit expensive for the hobbyist but most definitely something a serious shop would want to own if they do electrical often.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

Chevy Vega was early version of Aluminum head and cast iron block...and the car we learned that if you overheat for more than a minute, the engine is done. Now we accept that, but the Vega got a bad rep for exploding engines. It was bad for many other reasons, though. I believe they did this on the...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 stops idling at 97 def F
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 stops idling at 97 def F

I think I'd replace any non-Bosch MAF before I even looked at anything further. Bosch MAFs almost always (if not always) have their brand name on the side.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here

So, turns out I found out part of this issue today while checking tire pressure. I found a nail in the driver's front, which likely bled the air in the tire down a bit. Tossed some fix a flat in it for the moment and will work on a proper tire repair tomorrow when the local chain opens. Looks like i...
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here

abscate wrote: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:23 pm Have you rolled under and looked at both sides of the rotors?
I likely need to look again. Planning on pulling both off and looking at them with a straight edge to them. My feeling is the driver's side is badly warped.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here

Sorry for the late reply, There is just a tinge of a thump and vibration at speed that correlates with the speed of car movement while driving. Surging on braking isn't RPM surging but rather it feels like a warped rotor to excess. Feels as if you're pumping the brakes... I'm wondering if the rotor ...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '99 XC - Need some additional brains here
Replies: 8
Views: 319

'99 XC - Need some additional brains here

Let's start out with the basics... Known issues: Both front spring seats appear to be toast, believe driver's strut bearing/mount is also near death Rear turbo oil return seal is toast and leaking intermittently onto angle gear Surging during braking that appears to be on driver's side - intermitten...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: 1996 850R Dash Cluster Lights and Loss of Power Steering when driving through water

As tardcart said, belt is completely slipping and alternator, power steering, AC, ETC aren't being turned.
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Discuss: $12,000 1999 V70R sold on BAT
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Discuss: $12,000 1999 V70R sold on BAT

If they want to spend that much, we should sell mine =)
by wizechatmgr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Door Handle Does Nothing
Replies: 31
Views: 1058

Re: Door Handle Does Nothing

abscate wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 am My test would be if my date could yoga through the sunroof!

:-D
Nah, hand her gloves and invite her to a good game of alternator tetris =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT
Replies: 52
Views: 4184

Re: P0455 and P0442 Return... '98 V70 GLT

abscate wrote: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:37 am My 1999 has had two replacement J and L hoses, it looks like in my climate they live about 7-9 years max
Wonder if it's the salt... Slowly eroding them like a sand storm...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Another glove box question
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Another glove box question

Good God. He can pull both up in NY on the computer in 7 seconds. I don't even carry my license, registration, or insurance card anywhere. Let me know if I can send pictures to help spring it free. Maybe you can drill up from bottom somehow? Sounds like you ran into an officer just trying to meet a...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Are you getting MVS Forums emails?
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Are you getting MVS Forums emails?

matthew1 wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:20 pm
wizechatmgr wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:05 am Don't believe I have been anymore... SMTP&MX for domain pointed correctly since movement of host?
It was a cron setting. A cron job that batches emails isn’t working on the new server, so the batch number I set to 0, so it now skips batching and sends them out as they happen.
Good deal =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you

Is that a Volvo/Bosch MAF or a generic? The Volvo's have a very bad history of not liking aftermarket parts on the MAF.
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Any good 850 techs out there? Got a challenge for you

I'm guessing a fuel/air mixture issue - possible massive vac. leak on intake manifold? IAC connected & need cleaning?

What are your pressures after the headgasket replacement? What is the pressure on the fuel rail at this point? Are you 110% sure your timing is spot on, and hasn't jumped?
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Ecc flashing lights-blower not working.
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Ecc flashing lights-blower not working.

I'm guessing you're a fellow IT'er based upon your username? =)
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Are you getting MVS Forums emails?
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Are you getting MVS Forums emails?

Don't believe I have been anymore... SMTP&MX for domain pointed correctly since movement of host?
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

Repainted front bumper cover black again. Took a lot of rock and salt/sand hits this winter. Will have to take a picture once the sun is out...
by wizechatmgr
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Fixing the server...
Replies: 34
Views: 2191

Re: Fixing the server...

abscate wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:57 am Flags are important.

Remember, no flag , no country.

That’s how Britain stole India
=)
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo Announces Free Towing for Life on All Its Cars of Every Age
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Volvo Announces Free Towing for Life on All Its Cars of Every Age

I know I won't be buying a 2020 up Volvo anytime soon... But if they finally get their autonomous driving working flawlessly I could be plastered while behind the wheel and there won't be any speeding or fun involved for sure. This doesn't sound like swedish minded Volvo-safety but China educating ...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Air conditioning wonky - 1999 Volvo XC70
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Air conditioning wonky - 1999 Volvo XC70

I've went through two CCMs in the past year. Thankfully we're able to get them relatively cheaply and easily on Flea-Bay.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: overheating no vac no boost
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: overheating no vac no boost

Remove the thermostat entirely for a drive. Then once the engine is cool, reinsert it after topping off coolant. As others have said, it's likely air locked.
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Introduction and A/C question
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Introduction and A/C question

I believe there is a pressure sensor by the firewall that can go bad - when it does the clutch shouldn't engage...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Short to ground... where is it? Fuse 11A/8 Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Short to ground... where is it? Fuse 11A/8 Topic is solved

bmdubya1198 wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:03 pm That's probably it... now to find where that runs. Thanks!
Goes to every door and other locations... Odds are the short is in a door...
by wizechatmgr
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: my non-turbo V70 sounds like a jet airplane Topic is solved
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: my non-turbo V70 sounds like a jet airplane Topic is solved

Sounds like SAS pump to me as well. Had one go on an old Jetta...
by wizechatmgr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

For sale Tested and matched front brake rotors and pads for P80 Volvo. Custom olfactory warning system warns on heavy braking Send a stamped self addressed box for more pictures taken on a 1995 KODAK disposable camera. Prospective buyer pays development Shipping free to first $100 buyer These are h...
by wizechatmgr
Fri May 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: 99' S70, 5-speed, surging idle

Could also try running it without the MAF connected I believe. Typically if performance improves it's a sign the MAF "might" be going bad.
by wizechatmgr
Mon May 27, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cold hard start warm no start
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Cold hard start warm no start

Check and make sure the data from the DVD is first copied to the hard drive and then run from there, this may sometimes help. Sometimes installer packages get retarded and try to write temporary files to the DVD...
by wizechatmgr
Mon May 27, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cold hard start warm no start
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Cold hard start warm no start

When you say it won't start - does the engine turn over but not catch/fire?

If so, could be antenna ring going south... Have you tried pulling codes with VIDA?
by wizechatmgr
Sun May 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cold hard start warm no start
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Cold hard start warm no start

Kerpre wrote: Sun May 26, 2019 8:57 pm My thought exactly, have a new temp sensor on its way, attacking the cheaper stuff first. Thanks you
That can actually be tested with a multimeter so you don't just start throwing money at the car randomly...

That said, if it is over 10 years old then I'd just replace it.
by wizechatmgr
Sun May 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cold hard start warm no start
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Cold hard start warm no start

Temp sensor by thermostat going bad? VAC leak?
by wizechatmgr
Sun May 26, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

abscate wrote: Sun May 26, 2019 12:22 am Stance looks nice. Should you have an R on your egg crate?

Stars up here incredible at night. No light pollution. Just walked dogs for a bio break and spent 30 minutes admiring constellations.
You'll have to provide the information for this hidden gem at some point =)
by wizechatmgr
Sun May 26, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Making the stereo work with the key in the off position...
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Making the stereo work with the key in the off position...

abscate wrote: Sun May 26, 2019 1:44 am The diode needs to be rated for the expected power draw if about 10 watts for the charger, plus 50% margin
Absolutely...
These are rated for 10 amps each. Worst case scenario he uses two or three in parallel for each voltage source.
by wizechatmgr
Sun May 26, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: This Holiday Weekend... Make sure you refresh your brakes...

abscate wrote: Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 am Pads had about 4mm of meat left but had started to wear plateau shaped inboard.

This car never sat. Last replaced 4 years 95,000 miles ago
The longest I think I've seen a car sit at your house was a week - on jack stands =P
by wizechatmgr
Sat May 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Making the stereo work with the key in the off position...
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Making the stereo work with the key in the off position...

My thought is one of these on each power line (aka V1,V2) going towards the radio should do it... They are basically one way valves for electricity. pardon the garbage schematic no guarantee I have the cathode anode correct, it's just here for purposes of clarity radio.png https://www.amazon.com/RUI...
by wizechatmgr
Sat May 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 V70R Whining/Buzzing Noise in Engine Bay
Replies: 51
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Re: 2000 V70R Whining/Buzzing Noise in Engine Bay

At what RPM is this car idling when we hear this noise? My thought is valve train or a nasty vac. leak. Abscate had a weird one where the hose going to a check valve would suck closed but then blow open while it had pressure... Made for some really weird symptoms. Hose looked like one that a cartoon...
by wizechatmgr
Sat May 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hybrid Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Hybrid Mounts

One other idea I have is sacrificial temporary inserts for where you want gaps, possibly 3d printed that could be removed with water (pva perhaps??) This will allow you to use additional shapes that might be more in line with what you're attempting to achieve.
by wizechatmgr
Sat May 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Hybrid Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Hybrid Mounts

I'm interested in following this to hear what the outcome and longevity ends up being.
by wizechatmgr
Sat May 25, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4225
Views: 382470

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

Tapped my front intake camshaft seal back into place and checked PCV. PCV okay via glove test. Appears it may have just worked itself free or it just wasn't installed right by PO.