IPD sale Volvo Parts

What DIYs do we need?

Come on in, introduce yourself and say hi! List Volvo events here. Have a hot Volvo? Show it off here.
User avatar
matthew1
Site Admin
Posts: 9212
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:03 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1997
Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Has thanked: 175 times
Been thanked: 50 times
United States of America

What DIYs do we need?

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 25, 2017 9:57 am

I'm working with new MVS partner http://usparts.volvocars.com (Ad is in the sidebar on MVS Home and all VRD pages) to get a few DIYs written.

Image

They're great people, and my contact John is a sharp guy. I'm excited to be working with them.

So what DIYs are we thin on?

Volvo model can be any, P80, P2, P3... to today.

They're going to throw some time and resources at creating DIYs -- and they've got a great "pole position" at this because 1) OEM parts, 2) a facility, 3) Volvo mothership knowledge and experience to back them.

If you could wave your magic DIY writeup wand and make any DIY guide appear, what car and procedure would it be?


Help keep MVS on the web -> buy from sponsors.
Also -> Amazon link
.
Like the high quality content? Thank a moderator.
Help MVS and be an MVS Contributor.



1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

Tags:

cuhfs
MVS Moderator
Posts: 532
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:28 pm
Year and Model: 850,V70,C70,XC90
Location: New Jersey
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 6 times
United States of America

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by cuhfs » Thu May 25, 2017 10:23 am

I own a 2006 XC90 and I notice that XC90 forum there are far less DIY info and entries then others. Would love to see more in that area. No one specific repair since the info is thin currently.


95 850 Sedan Auto Trans
98 V70 Manual Trans
01 C70 Manual Trans
03 XC70 Auto
04 C70 Auto
06 XC90 Auto (ORE)
96 850 Wagon Manual Trans (parts car)

User avatar
theWIFES_S70
Posts: 1060
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:34 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 base
Location: Queens, New York
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 8 times
Peru

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:47 am

Just a few ideas:

- Power steering line replacement: For those subject to road salt, feel like that's right around the corner for many of us.

- P80 clutch job... Both by pulling the engine and by dropping the subframe. (So we can decide which tickles our fancy!)


1998 Volvo S70, N/A, 5-speed, 177K

User avatar
Botbasher
Posts: 236
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:08 pm
Year and Model: 98 "R" & 03 T5 V70
Location: North Carolina
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by Botbasher » Thu May 25, 2017 1:05 pm

Turbo Stuff....

From removal and install of a like for like.... there's a lot of plumbing and hoses back there to climb through... to rebuilding of within the DIYers abilities. There are rebuild kits available and it's not that hard if you're thoughtful.

To possibly include DIYable upgrades and swaps... which would document additional requirements such as intake, exhaust, injector and ECM upgrades.

I'm heading down this path with Sven and a lot of the information is out there, RPSI has done some good How-Tos, but for anything more it's scattered and some unconfirmed. Would be nice to have it in one accessible location that won't Error 404 on us!!

Thanks for making this possible Matt!!!

K "Glad you're here!!" S


Never become a pessimist. A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.-Heinlein

We have met the enemy and he is us.-Pogo

If speed kills, do brakes give life??

User avatar
matthew1
Site Admin
Posts: 9212
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:03 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1997
Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Has thanked: 175 times
Been thanked: 50 times
United States of America

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Great feedback guys. Thanks. Anyone else? Keep it coming.


Help keep MVS on the web -> buy from sponsors.
Also -> Amazon link
.
Like the high quality content? Thank a moderator.
Help MVS and be an MVS Contributor.



1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

User avatar
loosenut
Posts: 78
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:46 am
Year and Model: 1999 v70xc 18t
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Been thanked: 5 times
United States of America

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by loosenut » Thu May 25, 2017 4:35 pm

I own a turbo model 99 v70 xc.
This would be for almost any turbo owner maybe.
Say that you buy/bought a turbo volvo. And with all of the small ways to tweek the turbo and not knowing what has been done..it would be nice to know how to set a waste gate vacuum vale from scratch.
Like applying vacuum to what and when it should open.
I cannot seem to find anything like that in the forums.

Thank you.



coded9
Posts: 30
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:06 pm
Year and Model: 2007 S80
Location: United States
United States of America

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by coded9 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:42 am

It's a little bit niche of an DIY but I'll suggest it anyway. For repairs involving the folding headrests (in the rear) I've had a tough time (even in VIDA) finding any reference to repairing/removal of the unit. If that could be done that would be awesome.


2002 S60 2.4 Automatic N/A (Totaled at 161K)
2007 S80 3.2 N/A 105K

User avatar
Botbasher
Posts: 236
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:08 pm
Year and Model: 98 "R" & 03 T5 V70
Location: North Carolina
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by Botbasher » Fri May 26, 2017 12:02 pm

coded9 wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 9:42 am
It's a little bit niche of an DIY but I'll suggest it anyway. For repairs involving the folding headrests (in the rear) I've had a tough time (even in VIDA) finding any reference to repairing/removal of the unit. If that could be done that would be awesome.
I'll expand on coded9's wish list...

How about a DIY for when your folding seat latch won't unlatch?!?! How do you disassemble the latch and or set in such a way as to not destroy it before repairing it?

Another idea to fit under this same umbrella.... How about when your hood cable breaks? How do you open the hood without that simple little lever?

Knock on wood, I haven't had to deal with the hood yet, but I'm trying to figure out the rear seat where the lever moves but won't unlatch!! Can't find any reference to this anywhere!!

K "Next!!!" S


Never become a pessimist. A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.-Heinlein

We have met the enemy and he is us.-Pogo

If speed kills, do brakes give life??

polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2594
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Been thanked: 2 times
Poland

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by polskamafia mjl » Fri May 26, 2017 7:04 pm

I would enjoy seeing a write up for a parking brake (hand brake) cable replacement on a P80.


'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 14200
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 1999 V70T5, 2005 V70
Location: NYC
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 236 times
Trinidad & Tobago

Re: What DIYs do we need?

Post by abscate » Sat May 27, 2017 7:48 pm

loosenut wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 4:35 pm
I own a turbo model 99 V70 XC.
This would be for almost any turbo owner maybe.
Say that you buy/bought a turbo Volvo. And with all of the small ways to tweek the turbo and not knowing what has been done..it would be nice to know how to set a waste gate vacuum vale from scratch.
Like applying vacuum to what and when it should open.
I cannot seem to find anything like that in the forums.

Thank you.
I think I wrote this up for my T5. I usually cross reference these in my maintenance thread


1 SWMBO for 30 years
2 Volvos
3 VWs
4 Careers
5 cats/dogs/gears
6 Perfect Ladies in waiting
7 Drivers
8 Boats- with a big pointy metal thing on top

1999 V70 T5M 56 2005 V70 NA M56 VWs BMW

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests