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

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

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

Post by abscate » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:31 am

Left at 0600, down I87

Ibm ( hello 850LPT) , PERKIN ELMER ( hello Jim inCT), down I84/34 to YALE
Eased a YALE of their Ivy League cash, retrieving a substantial portion of tuition paid earlier with interest.
Four sales calls!

Hopped on I91, Made Bradley INTL by 1742 and picked up globe-trotting Muffin at 1800, homecoming for first time this year..

Odometer this week showing a tad under 800 miles on T5

Is that CVVT starting to growl again ( used onewith 50k on it postbox install)


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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:21 am

Speaking of CVVT, I swapped the hub finally last night on the R. It's amazing how relaxing and easy that job is compared to pulling the intake manifold for seemingly no reason or cramping my hands up trying to remove the CBV screws. And to think just a few years ago the CVVT was such a big trial and error on my cousin's S70.

It made a little grinding on first startup, but it's less than before. Significantly less play than the old one after checking on the bench!
I pulled the replacement off a 2000 C70 on Tuesday, it looked really clean and had minimal play.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 106k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it

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

Post by KHolden » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:27 am

Yesterday I finally got around to fixing some of the leaks on my 150k mile1998 V70 GLT.

Replaced the rear cam seal (which was a snap), the pcv breather system (which was a pain), and both oil cooler lines (which somehow was way harder than the pcv breather and way more of an oily mess). That killed a bunch of leaks but I still have a nasty one on the drivers side that I haven't been able to pinpoint yet.

Anyone know a reputable Volvo shop in the Colorado Castle Rock/Castle Pines area that can help me diagnose this? I think this one is going to be outside my abilities...


Rear Can Seal was totally popped out
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PCV Breather after 150k miles
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Rebuilding the lower oil cooler line
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Post by abscate » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:59 am

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 hot , sought after items

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Scots need not apply ( brakes , get it?) with an exemption for Calgary residents.

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

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:33 pm

KHolden wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:27 am
Yesterday I finally got around to fixing some of the leaks on my 150k mile1998 V70 GLT.

Replaced the rear cam seal (which was a snap), the pcv breather system (which was a pain), and both oil cooler lines (which somehow was way harder than the pcv breather and way more of an oily mess). That killed a bunch of leaks but I still have a nasty one on the drivers side that I haven't been able to pinpoint yet.

Anyone know a reputable Volvo shop in the Colorado Castle Rock/Castle Pines area that can help me diagnose this? I think this one is going to be outside my abilities...


Rear Can Seal was totally popped out
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PCV Breather after 150k miles
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Rebuilding the lower oil cooler line
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Nasty leak on drivers side could be rear main seal or turbo oil lines. Clean everything up and monitor closely.


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Post by KHolden » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:55 pm

Rear main seal is what I fear most - it would be the end of that car. Way too expensive to fix that. The turbo looked ok.



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Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:27 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:59 am
Free oil with purchase.
If that doesn't seal the deal, I don't know what will!
KHolden wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:27 am
Yesterday I finally got around to fixing some of the leaks on my 150k mile1998 V70 GLT.

Replaced the rear cam seal (which was a snap), the pcv breather system (which was a pain), and both oil cooler lines (which somehow was way harder than the pcv breather and way more of an oily mess). That killed a bunch of leaks but I still have a nasty one on the drivers side that I haven't been able to pinpoint yet.

Anyone know a reputable Volvo shop in the Colorado Castle Rock/Castle Pines area that can help me diagnose this? I think this one is going to be outside my abilities...
Definitely a possibility that it's the rear main, but the best thing to do is give everything a good cleaning and check it in a couple days. It could be residual oil from the rear cam seal.

I've seen Matt mention a shop that specializes in Volvo and BMW, but I believe they're located in Denver. I can't remember the name, but I know they have a very good reputation.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 106k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 155k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it

Need used parts? PM me!

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

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:21 am

KHolden wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Rear main seal is what I fear most - it would be the end of that car. Way too expensive to fix that. The turbo looked ok.
If it is the RMS, best short term solution is ATP-205 or switch to 40 weight oil. And I say short term, but I switched to Mobil1 10w-40 HM over 2 years ago to prolong repairing my leaking RMS, and this summer I swear I'm actually going to replace it (which is what I've said for the last 2 summers). :D


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Post by manovlov » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:32 am

Replace the old gearbox oil by new one. Color dark brown. I'm sure, this color mustn't be in the Volvo owner manual...
Nothing special to say about the caps states.

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

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:29 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:59 am
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 hot , sought after items
No skateboard trades
Scots need not apply ( brakes , get it?) with an exemption for Calgary residents.
Free oil with purchase.
I'll turn those and toss them on =P


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In order to learn how to fix something, you must first learn how to break it.
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