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XC90 DIY: Oil, Spark Plugs, Air & Fuel Filters, Trans Flush

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo XC90s. The XC90 proved to be very popular, and very good for Volvo's sales numbers, since its introduction in model year 2003 (North America).
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Volvo Repair Database XC90 DIY: Oil, Spark Plugs, Air & Fuel Filters, Trans Flush

Post by stone36 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:31 pm

So in the next two weeks I am going to do a full tune up on the xc90 including:

Oil
plugs
air filter
fuel filter
transmission flush

I have about 45K on it so I am calling the the 45K tune-up. When I bought this there was not an owners manual so is there anything else I am missing that anyone would recommend for 45K? Also, I have looked at FCP and IPD and both sell OEM plugs for $40-$45 a set, but they also both sell other plugs for $2-$3 each, I know in my 850 the basic copper are the best, but what about this?

This is my first turbo, so any advice on how to treat those differently or what needs to be done that doesn't in an NA would be greatly appreciated.

Also, does anyone have the process of changing the cabin filter in this?

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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by MadeInJapan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:42 pm

Not sure about plugs in an '05 2.5T XC90. I would probably stay with OEM- that's what we use in our 2.5T V70 ('04). Btw, here is your owner's manual: https://www.customers.volvocars.com/own ... c90_00.htm
Here is the maintenance chart: https://www.customers.volvocars.com/own ... nance.html
Oh, and because you have a turbo, if you haven't already done so, switch to a synthetic oil. Hope the documents were helpful.
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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by stone36 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:01 pm

Thanks MIJ,

It I googled owners manual 100 times and never found that page.
Thanks for this!


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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by stone36 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:56 pm

So I played some get to know you games with the XC90 today in anticipation of my tune up. It does not have regular plug wires, instead it has a coil or something built in to each, so I am not going to replace those ($50 per plug!!!).

Also, any tips for getting to all the plugs? I am specifically wondering about the turbo line that runs about 1.5 inches over the torx bolt I need to undo as seen below? Anyone have pics or diagram on plug change? Is there anything special about these I should be aware of? Can I just remove the turbo hose? I haven't had a turbo before.

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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by vegasjetskier » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:27 pm

stone36 wrote:So I played some get to know you games with the XC90 today in anticipation of my tune up. It does not have regular plug wires, instead it has a coil or something built in to each, so I am not going to replace those ($50 per plug!!!).

Also, any tips for getting to all the plugs? I am specifically wondering about the turbo line that runs about 1.5 inches over the torx bolt I need to undo as seen below? Anyone have pics or diagram on plug change? Is there anything special about these I should be aware of? Can I just remove the turbo hose? I haven't had a turbo before.

Thanks
This writeup is for an S80 T6, but hopefully most of it will apply to your car too. On the turbo hose, you should be able to loosen the clamp then pop the hose off.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... 11&t=17431


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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by stone36 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:26 pm

it will finally be over 45 this weekend :D so it is time for the tune up. I have the oil filter and plugs and transmission oil (toyota t-IV).

The only other is the fuel filter, I found it under my back passenger door, just like the 850, and it also has the original undercoating and greased tape around the connections which lets me know it is original. It is probably safe to say that the previous owner didn't bring to volvo for scheduled service.

Does anyone have the procedure for changing the fuel filter?

Mostly I am wondering about the clamps, they look different from what I am used to but I just looked quick. I just don't want to need something to finish or start the job once I get going.

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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by MadeInJapan » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:31 pm

Not familiar with your Volvo at all, but I found this:
05 XC90 Fuel System.pdf
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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by stone36 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:03 pm

Yep, that's the one, its that quick release connector that didn't look familiar to me, though I didn't get a real good look at it.

I will post back with my experience from this weekend.
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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by stone36 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:33 pm

Here are is a PDF I created from my tune up.

I will also post one from the transmission flush.
2005 XC90 Tune up.pdf
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Re: XC90 tune up+

Post by vegasjetskier » Thu May 21, 2009 7:07 pm

Nice job, Stone. Pinned in the repair database. :D


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