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Newbie intro and repair manual recommendation

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Newbie intro and repair manual recommendation

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Proud new owner of a 2000 V70 manual with 144k. Everything is in good shape, but I want to be prepared. Any reco0mmendations for repair manuals?


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I think you will find this forum to be a fantastic resource for repairs, information and ideas. Also every repair video posted on youtube by Robert DIY aka rspi is an invaluable resource. I have seen haynes manuals for our cars but I have never used them. Welcome to the forum.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

ZionXIX wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:27 pm I think you will find this forum to be a fantastic resource for repairs, information and ideas. Also every repair video posted on youtube by Robert DIY aka rspi is an invaluable resource. I have seen haynes manuals for our cars but I have never used them. Welcome to the forum.
+1 to this. Robert has tons of great videos on Youtube to show you how to do just about anything you would need to do on these Volvos. And of course this forum has plenty of resources.
I have a Chilton's manual, but I've found threads on here to be more helpful for the most part. The torque values in the manual are helpful.
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Post by abscate »

Welcome Mike

You’ve got one the ‘ bastards’ ... the 1999-2000 model years. There is a lot of good stuff here but some of it doesn’t apply to our cars as they are for the special ones. ...😀

Once you have absorbed some volvo stuff , find the bastard thread to pick this stuff up.
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I use Alldata's DIY for my '99. It covers quite a bit, though I definitely look here first before starting a repair. There are many tips and tricks that may not be in a manual.
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Welcome to the forum,
Don't waste your money on a repair manual, THIS is the place to get your answers!
Enjoy your manual V70!
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wizechatmgr wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:07 pm I use Alldata's DIY for my '99. It covers quite a bit, though I definitely look here first before starting a repair. There are many tips and tricks that may not be in a manual.
There are a couple of glitches in the 99 version of Alldata that reference -1998 stuff, so come here for clarity. I just ask wcm to stop over and look on his car!

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Post by wheelsup »

I found the Haynes manual to be fairly good on my 850.
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