IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics

Get email notification of topic replies. Log in or register (free). Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

Post Reply
marginal
Posts: 318
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Year and Model: V70 D5 2003
Location: Ladarevo
Has thanked: 1 time

The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Post by marginal »

are all like this one:
Image
Isn't the fuel mix too lean?
User avatar
phils94850
Posts: 1156
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:14 am
Year and Model: 2009 s60 turbo
Location: Indiana

Re: The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Post by phils94850 »

marginal,

check out this link to reading plugs, pretty good write-up. hope it helps

http://www.ingfatrygg.se/Spark_plug_diagnostics.html
1996 Platinum Edition
Volgrrr
Posts: 246
Joined: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:35 pm
Year and Model: '95 T5 wagon
Location: Near Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Re: The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Post by Volgrrr »

Excellent response.
There are only two types of car owners - those who own Volvos and those who wish they did.
marginal
Posts: 318
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Year and Model: V70 D5 2003
Location: Ladarevo
Has thanked: 1 time

Re: The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Post by marginal »

Thank you phils94850 :)
User avatar
FCPEURO
Posts: 2956
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:57 am
Year and Model: 2006 XC90 V8
Location: Milford, CT
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Post by FCPEURO »

Looks like the car is either running lean or to hot in that cylinder. Do all the plugs look like this? Are you running more boost on the engine?
FCP Euro - European Car Parts Specialists
Quality & Service, Guaranteed for Life
155 Hill Street, Milford, CT 06460
marginal
Posts: 318
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Year and Model: V70 D5 2003
Location: Ladarevo
Has thanked: 1 time

Re: The spark plugs I took off of my car ...

Post by marginal »

They're all the same.
I step on the pedal from time to time, but not often ...
Thanks.
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post