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Volvo 98 S70 Dipstick Tube replacement and tools required

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Re: Volvo 98 S70 Dipstick Tube replacement and tools required

Post by misha » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:10 pm

Be carefull on oil dipsticks because there are two versions depending on crankcase capacity.
One is red and the other one is fluorescent.
Difference is in about 1liter of oil.
Red...between min and max 1l of oil is needed.
Fluorescent...between min & max 1.5l of oil needed.
Dipstick tubes are also not interchangeable between those two dipstick colours.
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Re: Volvo 98 S70 Dipstick Tube replacement and tools required

Post by rguzz » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:33 am

Nothing takes 10 minutes to do, basically. The bolt is a little tricky to get to IIRC, and you need a few angled tools to facilitate removal. Be careful not to cross thread when installing. Clean it up well. Don't do it before you have to pick up your kids or rush anywhere, though pretty easy like everything takes a few. Seat the dipstick tube well before tightening down, use a little lube or grease to facilitate. Watch for leaks after!

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Re: Volvo 98 S70 Dipstick Tube replacement and tools required

Post by erikv11 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:52 am

rguzz wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:33 am
Nothing takes 10 minutes to do, basically. ...
+12,337,987

My favorite are the posts titled "DIY Fix problem x for only 15 minutes and $4.37!!!" where you need $80 in tools (and that's Harbor Freight rates) just to get started.

In 10 minutes you can walk out the back door, open the garage, pull the car in and open up the tool box.
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'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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