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by 1997volvo850
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Winter Overheat
Replies: 17
Views: 1817

Winter Overheat

During a recent cold snap (-5 degrees F) my engine overheated. When we stopped the coolant was boiling out of the overflow tank cap. It was odd that the cabin heat didn't come on as the engine appeared to warm up. Then the temperature gauge went off the charts. I stopped a few times to let the engin...
by 1997volvo850
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: Volvo XC90 Front Brake Job
Replies: 56
Views: 44784

Re: Volvo XC90 Front Brake Job

This is my first time working on our 2014 XC90 brakes. I've been reading as much as possible about the front brake job. Everything makes sense except that my front brakes don't look the same as in the older XC90 brake write-ups. The spring is significantly different. I've read differ post on removin...
by 1997volvo850
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: Rear Shock Life Expectancy [2014 Volvo XC90]
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Rear Shock Life Expectancy [2014 Volvo XC90]

Tires. That's what I suspect too. I was doubting the shock story they told my wife (bad shocks and bouncing tires) and didn't see any horror stories here on the XC90 shocks. My independent said the same thing - cheap tires. I'll have to get more details. I believe we have about 25K on the tires whic...
by 1997volvo850
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: XC90 First Generation
Topic: Rear Shock Life Expectancy [2014 Volvo XC90]
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Rear Shock Life Expectancy [2014 Volvo XC90]

The vehicle in question is a 2014 Volvo XC90. We took our XC90 in for a routine tire rotation (hoping the new tires last longer than the 20K on the first set) and we were told the rear tires are shot because the rear shocks are bad. The vehicle has 58k miles on it. The (tire shop) technician told us...
by 1997volvo850
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Coolant Leak and System Issues [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Coolant Leak and System Issues [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

Please feel free to direct me at the appropriate threads. I believe there are two issues concerning my 1997 Volvo 850's cooling system. The first is a leak that may have developed due to the second issue. When I first purchased my Volvo 850 years ago I recall the days when I would turn off the car a...
by 1997volvo850
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Robert DIY Western USA Helper Tour IN PROGRESS MAY 2016!!
Replies: 34
Views: 6294

Re: Robert DIY Western USA Helper Tour IN PROGRESS MAY 2016!!

Robert, How many Volvos did you work on during your Eastern tour? Maybe you need to confirm the individual you are visiting has obtained the part(s) necessary to work on their vehicle before you stop. Would be cool to do a local get together for Volvo members in the areas you are visiting. Depending...
by 1997volvo850
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: P80 PCV System Repair on a Volvo 5-cylinder (-1998)
Replies: 340
Views: 324935

Re: PCV System Repair on a Volvo 5-cylinder

My sense is when some folks see smoke or do the glove test and see pressure they go ahead and replace the PCV. I'm recommending starting with the weakest link in the breather system and checking/cleaning the PTC valve. Have other members measured the vacuum at idle and higher RPMs? From reading othe...
by 1997volvo850
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Engine Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Engine Oil Leak

While your at it you might want to check for pressure at dipstick/oil fill. If present check the PTC valve to make sure it is clear. I suspect you did this when you replaced the PCV but a clogged PTC can wreak a lot of havoc with seals (as I and many others here have learned).
by 1997volvo850
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: Need help diagnosing oil leak [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]
Replies: 12
Views: 1380

Re: Need help diagnosing oil leak [1997 Volvo 850 GLT]

This past weekend Ithaca had their very unique Volvo parade that's traditionally part of the Ithaca Festival parade. Unfortunately I missed it. There are plenty of youtube videos. http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/796728c18c00cdac64fcbf9fe507d6915cb7f139/c=2-0-1997-1500&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/...
by 1997volvo850
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S/V/C70, XC 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 oil leak in upstate NY, advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: 1997 850 oil leak in upstate NY, advice?

MadeInJapan, That was a little strange. I believe I originally did a search and posted to the "Major oil leak" thread not realizing it was over in the V70 forum... So I started an updated thread "Need help diagnosing oil leak" in the 850 forum. I was just trying to update and close off my comments i...