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by Eddystone
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: TYC Headlamp Installation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 213

TYC Headlamp Installation Question

Just got the first of two TYC headlamps. They will probably go into the '98 V70 which has terrible lighting even with new bulbs. Question 1: There is a metal piece rolling around in the high beam side which I am guessing may be some sort of anti-glare "shield." Has anyone dealt with this thing? What...
by Eddystone
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 '99 S70 V70 Right Front Engine Mount Variations? 2WD Topic is solved
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

'98 '99 S70 V70 Right Front Engine Mount Variations? 2WD Topic is solved

UPDATE/EDIT: Short story is that you need 9480189 if your chassis is AFTER 566268 or 8631698 if your chassis is BEFORE 566268. There seems to be no cheap aftermarket version of 9480189, so you'll have to go OEM on that one. If you look at the photos below, you will see that the upper mounting holes ...
by Eddystone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Motor mount quality...
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Motor mount quality...

Meyle HD,Febi,Delphi,Moog(Federal Mogul),Trw....all of them are excellent aftermarket brands. Side by side quality with oem ones...except Meyle HD which superceeded oe & oem quality (for engine mounts). Moog doesn't make any of these motor mounts. Neither does TRW. Also don't see them from Delphi a...
by Eddystone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Motor mount quality...
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Motor mount quality...

xHeart wrote: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:31 am MVS DIYers will go with HUTCHINSON or LEMFÖRDER brands for quality and relative price.
Haven't seen Lemforder mounts offered at U.S. sites I've visited.
by Eddystone
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Motor mount quality...
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Motor mount quality...

I've read around and been around, so I understand that OEM Volvo parts are the best (especially for the mount near the pulley behind the right front wheel), but I need to ask one more time: Any recommendations regarding any of the various mounts for non-OEM brands? I'm guessing that if I need the hy...
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved

Ordered TYC stock style headlights for S70. Should improve lighting and not break bank.
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved

Eddystone wrote: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm Tell me more about the C70 headlights. Are the lenses just different or were the stock lights projectors?
I see the C70 lenses look more aggressive. Unfortunately, they seem to cost twice as much as the standard S70 replacement lights. TYC for S70 $80. Unspecified brand for C70 $130
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved

It looks as if I will either hit the PnP (not too many of these cars in my area) or go for aftermarket. Since I have two cars that need this, it will put a dent in my car budget. Tell me more about the C70 headlights. Are the lenses just different or were the stock lights projectors? Thanks for all ...
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved

I've been thinking that if the plating is bad, no bulb is going to help. How easy is it to tell if the plating is bad in a junkyard situation? I haven't seen a good one side by side with a bad one. It's likely that all of the ones in the PnP are as bad as mine.
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Okay. Headlights. P80 98 99 V70 S70 Topic is solved

I have a 98 V70 base and a 99 S70 T5. Output from the headlights in BOTH is very poor bordering on dangerous. I have read a number of forum entries and have made sure that I have installed well-liked bulbs. I have also read about the reflective plating deteriorating, and I think that is the main sou...
by Eddystone
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98-99 V70 S70 Engine Mounts. What's the 411?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

98-99 V70 S70 Engine Mounts. What's the 411?

Could I get the general 411 on engine mounts for these car, please. I have a 98 V70 that clunks a bit going into reverse. The lower right mount seems pretty easy to change. How about the others? Do you replace these as a maintenance issue, or only after failure? How easy is it to see and tell that e...
by Eddystone
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 vs S70 front fenders different?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: 850 vs S70 front fenders different?

Eddystone wrote: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:25 am Quick reply if possible.

I know about the restyling, but (just to verify) is a 97 850 fender the same as a 99 S70 fender?
OKAY Found picks, and they are NOT the same. Thanks for looking.
by Eddystone
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 vs S70 front fenders different?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

850 vs S70 front fenders different?

Quick reply if possible.

I know about the restyling, but (just to verify) is a 97 850 fender the same as a 99 S70 fender?
by Eddystone
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections

That doesn’t look right for a 99 Is your Evap canister under your front fender or in the back? In my '98, it's in the front. Reportedly, '99's have it in the rear. For my '99 T5 S70, the under the hood components seem to be exactly like this. There are an awful lot of variables between these P80 mo...
by Eddystone
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections

Just to add a little something...

Here it is color-coded.
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by Eddystone
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections

Found this diagram which answers all of my questions. I'd seen it before, but now I understand what it's saying to me! I actually wondered whether that small nipple could go to the turbo because I have a line like that on my '93 940. Somewhere there's a little vacuum hose hiding amidst all of the ot...
by Eddystone
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Where do these hoses go? Help!! T5 '99 Vacuum Connections

(Edit: I found the vacuum diagram and figured out all of my issues. See my reply to my own message below.) Okay. So, I replaced my clogged PCV system, got the banjo vent unclogged, got the damnable banjo bolt tightened, and have the intake manifold reinstalled properly. Unfortunately, I have some ho...
by Eddystone
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 S70 Evaporative Emissions Charcoal Canister is in LF Fender
Replies: 1
Views: 253

'98 V70 S70 Evaporative Emissions Charcoal Canister is in LF Fender

If you have a 1998 V70 like mine, the charcoal canister is behind the left front fender inner liner, not in the back of the car. This video will show you where you 1998 canister is (though I might not use the type of hose this guy used). YouTube title: VOLVO c70 s70 v70 xc Emissons EVAP Code 442 | H...
by Eddystone
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70t5M56 evap hose DIY 9443308 9443309
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: 1999 v70t5M56 evap hose DIY 9443308 9443309

Great write up for a 1999 V70, but if you have a 1998 V70 like mine, the charcoal canister is behind the left front fender inner liner, not in the back of the car. This video will show you where you 1998 canister is (though I might not use the type of hose this guy used). YouTube title: VOLVO c70 s7...
by Eddystone
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon (SOLVED)

This may not work for everyone depending on what the actual root cause of your problem may be, but I want to document this for other searchers. I want to suggest that pulling the 25-year-old instrument cluster and re-heating the solder joints is probably an important preventive maintenance task beca...
by Eddystone
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon

.... I suspect I have over a million miles driven, without cruise usage....although all three vehicles I drive have a working cruise, I very seldom use it. But, for those wanting to know how to fix it: Crusie Control on Volvo 700, 900 and 90 Series I use the cruise control frequently. Your link is ...
by Eddystone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon

FROM THE BRICKBOARD FAQ: "When the cruise in my son's 95 940 failed, I performed the diagnostics thanks to the OBD unit under the hood. It returned "no signal from speedometer". The speedometer and odometer were working fine. I tested the output from the speedo using a multimeter and it "appeared" t...
by Eddystone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon

No offense, Rick, but if it's a '93 940 Turbo in Pennsylvania, the engine has been identified. So has the engine management system and the transmission since it was only sold in one configuration. I know forums have a protocol that basic information should be supplied with questions, but I think I'v...
by Eddystone
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Cruise Control Out on '93 940 Turbo wagon

I've been chasing a CEL issue and the only fault I can find is in B2 Cruise Control. I'm reading a 1-2-2 which is "Speed has not exceeded 22mph or no speed signal. Looking at the schematics, it looks as if the speed signal to the cruise control comes from the instrument panel/speedometer. Right? Now...
by Eddystone
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99

I need a right front grill for my T5 next to the fog light too, pretty please.. You don't drive it in that condition, do you? ;-) I'll look when I go, but now that I have my own T5 (the ultimate machine from '99 complete with artificial intelligence throttle control and a trans that shifts gears au...
by Eddystone
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99

I have found quite bit at the Pennsburg yard.

I was reading that though the driver and passenger seats are different, the leather covering is identical. Never done the changeover myself.

I wish I knew where to get 940 parts near Philly. They seem to crush them as soon as they get them, now.
by Eddystone
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99
Replies: 10
Views: 610

U-Pull-It ...What should I grab? s70 v70 98-99

I am now the proud owner of a '99 S70 T5 and a '98 V70 non-turbo. I'm headed to a U-Pull-It that I've been to before that has a number of S70's and V70's in the yard. Some were pretty well picked over last time I was there, but they add new ones. Main target will be a perfect black LF fender. If the...
by Eddystone
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: OBDII Scanner or Vida basics
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

OBDII Scanner or Vida basics

Please check me out on my basic understanding of VIDA compared to a scan tool. (Note: I have had VIDA set up on a Win7 computer and used it in the past as a reference tool, but not connected to a car. I also have a bluetooth scan tool I use with my 1998 V70. I'm considering adding a post-1998 car to...
by Eddystone
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 - What's special beside the engine?
Replies: 21
Views: 848

Re: S70 T5 - What's special beside the engine?

I believe (but am happy to be corrected) that the V70T-5 came with larger rotors (302mm v's 280mm). Slightly stiffer springs and better interior and options. Neil. I saw a spec sheet online that said the T5 had 16" wheels, so larger rotors would make sense. My non-turbo V70 is a '98, and I am told ...
by Eddystone
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 850 / V70 Tan Cargo Cover in very good condition
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: 850 / V70 Tan Cargo Cover in very good condition

I'm tempted to buy this even though I already have on for my V70. I'm planning on getting another. ;-) I would be SORELY TEMPTED at $75. I live just south of Philly and would come to you with cash in hand.....
by Eddystone
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 - What's special beside the engine?
Replies: 21
Views: 848

Re: S70 T5 - What's special beside the engine?

abscate wrote: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:38 pm In 1999 the T5 comes with the high pressure turbo, you are slow off the line but pass everyone after 3000 rpm

T5 with a stick shift is Ultimo
Well, I knew you'd say that. ;-)

Do they have the standard suspension or is it up rated? Is the ride harder?
by Eddystone
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 T5 - What's special beside the engine?
Replies: 21
Views: 848

S70 T5 - What's special beside the engine?

Speaking in terms of a 1999 S70 T5 Automatic, what parts are different on these compared to the standard S70? I know the engine is different, but is the suspension stiffer? Different springs? Struts? Is the auto trans upgraded for the extra power? I gather the T5 has 16" wheels and the standard cars...
by Eddystone
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 X/C fuel pump location
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 X/C fuel pump location

There's a good thread here somewhere that shows exactly where you cut if you want to do that route, or I can just take pictures of mine later today. Photos of yours would be appreciated! There's a YouTube video of the job being done on a 2004, and Robert also has a video, but I'd appreciate seeing ...
by Eddystone
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 X/C fuel pump location
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: 1998 Volvo V70 X/C fuel pump location



Found the sad answer to that question. TWO pumps and must drop entire rear sub-frame. What a terrible design.
by Eddystone
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 Volvo V70 X/C fuel pump location
Replies: 7
Views: 491

1998 Volvo V70 X/C fuel pump location

Is changing the fuel pump in a 1998 Volvo V70 X/C the same as changing the fuel pump in a standard 1998 V70? (inside under the floor access under metal plate with a few bolts)

Or is there something different because of the rear drivetrain components?
by Eddystone
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: SOLVED Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

Thank you @abscate ! Found the info where you led me, tested with paper clip. Engine starts right up. I'm skilled at replacing electronic components and soldering, but Radio Shack is no more. I have lots of capacitors around but I don't hold out much hope of finding and identifying the right ones. ...
by Eddystone
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

The capacitors are 22 uF and 100 uF electrolytics (one each). 25 Volt or greater but you have to watch the diameter on the higher voltage ratings. Any good electronics supply house should have them if you have one locally. You can always get them through places like Digikey or Mouser but the freigh...
by Eddystone
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

Buy one from a MVS sponsor FCP. their part # 124622 I usually get my parts from FCP and they get to me within two days via the free UPS. When you're below the free shipping level, shipping is about $10, so I only order when I have enough to get free shipping. In this case, it was on a Friday and an...
by Eddystone
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

I had good luck buying the fuel pump relay capacitors from DigiKey. For small orders they will ship good old USPS for a reasonable price (I think it was $2 or $3 for postage). When I replaced my capacitors, I also noticed that the solder joint between the circuit board and one of the relay pins was...
by Eddystone
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

Ozark Lee wrote: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:51 pm You can always get them through places like Digikey or Mouser but the freight eats you alive.

...Lee
I live just outside of Philadelphia, and all of the electronic supply houses seem to be gone.
by Eddystone
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

Don’t buy the aftermarket cheapie....it croaks an early death I ended up buying one of these to get back on the road: Intermotor Fuel Injection Relay Part # R6024 They had it in stock at Advance Auto parts priced at $52 and I got it for $42. I'm going to order the capacitors for the Volvo part and ...
by Eddystone
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

SOLVED Re: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

Thank you @abscate ! Found the info where you led me, tested with paper clip. Engine starts right up. I'm skilled at replacing electronic components and soldering, but Radio Shack is no more. I have lots of capacitors around but I don't hold out much hope of finding and identifying the right ones.
by Eddystone
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.
Replies: 13
Views: 594

1998 V70 will not start - apparently no fuel.

I did a search, and it came up with too many solutions for too many models, so, new thread. Work with me, guys! 98 V70 non-turbo. Car has run flawlessly up until now. Drove car about five miles and parked it. When I came out, it would fire but acted as if it was running on two cylinders and died. Di...
by Eddystone
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas tank vents? Evaporative Emissions 98 V70
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Gas tank vents? Evaporative Emissions 98 V70

Thanks for responding. I'll have the car in a few hours and will check that. It's a strange symptom.
by Eddystone
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Gas tank vents? Evaporative Emissions 98 V70
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Gas tank vents? Evaporative Emissions 98 V70

1998 V70 auto non-turbo Is there a vent that allows air into the gas tank so that vapors can be pulled through without making too much of a vacuum? If so, where is it? Does it get clogged or frozen? My wife left with the car this morning with very little gas in the tank and temp around 45 degrees F....
by Eddystone
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12461

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

I'm still tempted to buy the heater core from Ebay, based on the reviews from this forum, but can't help but thinking the product they boght years ago may not be the same that's being sold today, what if the plastics that is used has changed or the aluminum. Ok, it seems like a fairly straight forw...
by Eddystone
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12461

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

We've had single digit F temps several times lately in Pennsylvania, and the Estonian core in my car puts out PLENTY of heat. Also, note the price on this core at eBay is down to $35 including shipping. Had jumped to $70 briefly. I'm VERY satisfied.
by Eddystone
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 Steering wheel squeeking - what is Low Temp Grease? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 5170

Re: V70 Steering wheel squeeking - what is Low Temp Grease? Topic is solved

For what it's worth, I removed the dash top and pulled the dashboard toward the firewall to tighten it up and get rid of squeaks. Dashboard squeaks are gone, however, when turning the wheel pretty far off of center as in backing out of a parking space the column makes a rubber squeaking noise. I thi...
by Eddystone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing passenger side steering rack bellow
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Re: Replacing passenger side steering rack bellow

Eddystone - thanks for your detailed reply. That’s a pretty good idea with the shrink wrap but you’re right, it would be tough to get the whole roll in there. However, I could see it working as a short term fix until spring. Unfortunately I don’t have a place to work on this indoors right now. I ha...
by Eddystone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Best deal on rear brake rotors and pads?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Best deal on rear brake rotors and pads?

I installed these and am very pleased: FCP Volvo Brake Disc - Zimmermann 31262099 $30 each Amazon Bosch BP31 QuietCast Premium Disc Brake Pad Set $21 Amazon Wagner Z820 Parking Brake Shoe Set, Rear $23 Discs seem to be excellent and are coated. Pads are very quiet and work well. Parking brake pads s...
by Eddystone
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Core from Swedish Car Parts Price
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Heater Core from Swedish Car Parts Price

Just a note regarding the price of the Estonian heater core from Swedish Car Parts. Recently, the ebay price jumped from $39 to $69, but they are currently selling for $35 including shipping as of 4 January 2018. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Heater-Core-850-S70-V70-C70-1993-through-2000-MADE-IN-EU...
by Eddystone
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Replacing passenger side steering rack bellow
Replies: 9
Views: 2879

Re: Replacing passenger side steering rack bellow

I was looking down in the engine bay the other night and I noticed that the rack and pinion bellows on the passenger side of my car is torn. It has about a 1” long slit in it in one of the grooves. It looks like wear and tear of the boot, no physical damage to the rack. Does the whole rack have to ...
by Eddystone
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Great service that made me laugh!
Replies: 25
Views: 1145

Re: Great service that made me laugh!

Neil, My son lives in Vancouver BC and I live in Pennsylvania USA. I am continually amazed at the difficulty that exists when shipping things across this one border, especially considering NAFTA agreements. I don't know if it is simply Canada's fault or what, but anything sent to Canada can often co...
by Eddystone
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench
Replies: 25
Views: 1340

Re: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench

I'd vote for getting a good size 4 way lug wrench. Force of your body to loosen stubborn lugs, and the quick spins to get them out and back in quickly. Less time someone's knelt down, vulnerable, on the shoulder of a road the better. The other thing is if Tire places or shops are hammering your lug...
by Eddystone
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench
Replies: 25
Views: 1340

Re: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench

Will I go to hell for using a $12 (with coupon) torque wrench in this manner? Maybe (symbolically speaking). I don't trust when I read 'cheap' before a torque wrench. These tools are all but reliable when poorly made. By not reliable I mean, you will have a lug at 100 ft. lbs. and the next one at 7...
by Eddystone
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench
Replies: 25
Views: 1340

Re: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench

Extra force on band or click style torque wrench can throw them out of calibration. Bind a breaker bar to the torque wrench case (two sided Velcro straps with one end super glued to the back of the case) and it won't bounce around in the trunk. Also the breaker bar will give you a place to store th...
by Eddystone
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench
Replies: 25
Views: 1340

Re: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench

To question the premise a bit - and this is my second time doing so in my last two posts on this forum, so forgive me for being a know-it-all - I wouldn't even bother with a torque wrench. Every spare tire kit in every car has a simple dumb lug wrench rather than anything that could measure a parti...
by Eddystone
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench
Replies: 25
Views: 1340

Lug Removal Using Torque Wrench

(I'm aware that tools should be used for their proper purpose, etc, etc, etc, etc) General Poll: I'm thinking of giving my son a cheap Harbor Freight 1/2" torques wrench and appropriate socket to keep in his trunk in case he has a flat. We all know the lug removal tool supplied by the manufacturer i...
by Eddystone
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855, wheel guide pin borken off
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: 1995 855, wheel guide pin borken off

IPD sells the one in the link below for the P2 and P3 cars (and used to sell one for the 850s as well), a little steep and a bolt may work as well. https://www.ipdusa.com/products/11713/125154-wheel-install-guide Yup. Looks very similar to that, but mine is aluminum alloy. The key bit of info from ...
by Eddystone
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855, wheel guide pin borken off
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: 1995 855, wheel guide pin borken off

While the guide pin is not strictly necessary, it makes reinstalling your wheel a real hassle. I know because I have a broken pin. Someday, I will get the sheared off pin out of the hub. In the meantime, a guy at my local tire store gave me a little aluminum tool that is basically a rod with the app...
by Eddystone
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: The NEW (2018) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD
Replies: 53
Views: 7041

Re: The NEW (2017) BLOOPERS AND BLUNDERS THREAD

Did the driver side control arm in my '98 V70. During reassembly, everything seemed fine. Got the wheel back on including the center cap. Lowered the car. Cleaned up the tools. Got in the car. Started it up, and put it into drive. As soon as the wheel began to turn, there was worrying bump in the le...
by Eddystone
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12461

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

Woah, inflation!!! (Or perhaps some other economics term I'm unfamiliar with...) Price has shot up to $70... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Heater-Core-850-S70-V70-C70-1993-through-2000-MADE-IN-EUROPE-9144221-NEW/381957515102?hash=item58ee71275e:m:mqXBDozu04Vaf58PNdLoT4Q&vxp=mtr Really wish I would...
by Eddystone
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12461

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

Good to know. I literally just finished installing this heater core. I had heard that it can smell weird initially so I ran it through the dishwasher. Unfortunately I didn't think to compare it to the old one so I was unaware of all of the differences. I'm in Pennsylvania so hopefully it will be ad...
by Eddystone
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Normal Idle RPMs '98 V70
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Normal Idle RPMs '98 V70

Thanks, Neil.
by Eddystone
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Normal Idle RPMs '98 V70
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Normal Idle RPMs '98 V70

Just curious...

My '98 V70 when fully warmed up regardless of outside temperature idles at an indicated (on the dash tach) 900 rpm.

Is that what others see, or is that high. My car runs just fine in all respects, but that seems high.

Actually, I see in other forums show this as normal.
by Eddystone
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 and S/V/C70 non-turbo vacuum lines
Replies: 51
Views: 17182

Re: 850 and S/V/C70 non-turbo vacuum lines

Thank you, Erik. Very useful for my 98 V70 non-T.
by Eddystone
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 S70 Squeaky Dash - Another DIY
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: V70 S70 Squeaky Dash - Another DIY

Eddystone, this is pretty cool. For $3 in copper straps, sounds like a no-brainer! I have to replace some dash bulbs before the winter sets in and getting rid of some rattles would certainly make the car feel better. I always thought that a more permanent way to "solve" these rattles would be to ma...
by Eddystone
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 S70 Squeaky Dash - Another DIY
Replies: 4
Views: 858

V70 S70 Squeaky Dash - Another DIY

I bought a 1998 V70 in which the left side of the dash was maddeningly squeaky. Just a touch would stop the racket, but it's tough driving with your left arm while your right arm is poking through the steering wheel. The right side of the dash is rock solid. I read several posts about repairing the ...
by Eddystone
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Cargo Cover Repairs - Another DIY
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Cargo Cover Repairs - Another DIY

I think there are a number of posts concerning how to fix a cargo cover that won't retract. I walked into a Pick-A-Part, went to the first V70 on my list, and found a cargo cover exactly the right color just sitting there. Unfortunately, it did not retract, but they sold it to me for only $10 (which...
by Eddystone
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: inner tie rod removal
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: inner tie rod removal

Just a note to say, "I hear you, buddy." I just did my inner and outer tie rods. The first inner tie rod came off as expected. The remaining one seemed as if it would never come off, and I was unable to get a solid grip on the rack. I was lucky because mine finally came loose just at the limit of ho...
by Eddystone
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850's (2017) Preferred rear brake pads?
Replies: 18
Views: 3983

Re: Volvo 850's (2017) Preferred rear brake pads?

Nicely made, very quiet, comes with all new hardware. Used on 1998 V70. Bosch BP31 QuietCast Premium Disc Brake Pad Set Sold by: Amazon.com LLC $21.02 How's the dust level of these pads? I haven't had them on very long, but I'm not seeing much dust, so far. Bosch says, "Advanced platform-specific, ...
by Eddystone
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850's (2017) Preferred rear brake pads?
Replies: 18
Views: 3983

Re: Volvo 850's (2017) Preferred rear brake pads?

Nicely made, very quiet, comes with all new hardware. Used on 1998 V70.

Bosch BP31 QuietCast Premium Disc Brake Pad Set
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
$21.02
by Eddystone
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Squeaky dash - Quick Question
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Squeaky dash - Quick Question

My 1998 V70 currently has the dash squeak only on the left (driver) side. Just touching it very lightly stops all the noise. I am guessing that the firewall attachment point is broken on the far left, but still intact over on the right end. I've read every "how-to" on the internet about fixing this ...
by Eddystone
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: How to wind up cargo cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: How to wind up cargo cover?

Basically, the spring is loaded when you pull the cover out of the holder. The spring loading takes place on the left side when viewed from the rear of the car (driver's side in LHD cars). My experience is with one that I repaired, so I may not have specifics. Basically, if you roll the cover into t...
by Eddystone
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: $15 Cargo Cover for V70 DIY
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

$15 Cargo Cover for V70 DIY

My recently acquired 1998 V70 did not come with a retractable cargo cover. I have seen cargo covers for 2001 and later V70s, but none for mine. These things also seem to be priced awfully high for what is essentially a window shade. Well, anyway, I don't have a garage and have been working on the ca...
by Eddystone
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Core Install 98 V70 Auto Non-Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Heater Core Install 98 V70 Auto Non-Turbo

From the posts I have read, they seem to fail slowly and warn you with that distinctive smell. I just bought this car and have been trying to decide whether or not to replace the heater hoses since they look perfectly fine and are not original to the car at 150k and non-Volvo clamps. The radiator wa...
by Eddystone
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Core Install 98 V70 Auto Non-Turbo
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Heater Core Install 98 V70 Auto Non-Turbo

Just a quick September 2017 note for anyone contemplating replacing the heater core in this series Volvo. Read the How-To's available here at this forum. Watch the RobertDIY YouTube video (Robert's a contributor here.) After doing this research, my experience today was that there were no surprises, ...
by Eddystone
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Smog/Air Pumps for Volvo V70?
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Smog/Air Pumps for Volvo V70?

I was looking into buying a replacement rubber air supply hose (perhaps Volvo 9141228) and notice that they are sold with and without accommodations for the smog/air pump. Was there a cutoff date or a geographic locale that determined whether or not a 1998 V70 would have an air pump or not? They wer...
by Eddystone
Sat May 02, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 1993 940 Turbo Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: 1993 940 Turbo Identification

Lummert, thank you very much for the information and the link.
by Eddystone
Fri May 01, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 1993 940 Turbo Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 895

1993 940 Turbo Identification

Pics below. VIN: YV1JW8701P3089412 Mileage: 170k miles Questions: 1. What brand of turbo is this? I think it's a Mitsu, but it doesn't look exact like some pics I've seen. 2. Major Volvo sites using VIN to search parts seem to be saying the original turbo was a Garrett. 3. Are the two turbos interch...
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 940 rear door glass replacement help
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: 940 rear door glass replacement help

For anyone else with this problem, I found this at VolvoClub.org.uk but have yet to try it. http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/BodyGlass.html#FixedRearDoorGlass Replacing Fixed Rear Door Glass. [Tips from Jay Simkin] To replace the small triangular piece of fixed glass in the rear doors, follow these i...
by Eddystone
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: 940 rear door glass replacement help
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

940 rear door glass replacement help

I haven't found this via search. The non-moving glass window in the passenger rear door of my 1993 940 wagon has been shattered by a rock. Has anyone replaced one of these? Any advice before I dig in and damage something? :roll: I have a complete door from a 1994 which is unfortunately the wrong col...