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New 2001 V70T5 owner needs advice

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New 2001 V70T5 owner needs advice

Post by Davell59 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:07 pm

New member here. Just picked up a nice and clean(no accidents) 2001 V70 T5 auto couple weeks ago for $3700 and I am in the process of getting some front end work done and some new tires at my trusted independent Volvo mechanic. When he checked car out he told me it probably needs a new rack, and needs a motor mount. Also getting new tires,shame is lots of tread but 6years old and rides hard. Car only has 114300 miles and drives real solid. Has had all the common issues taken care of recentlyover the past 30000 Miles. Had a rebuilt trans at 80,000 by first owner,second owner recently repaired,throttle body -PVC, -heater Core all within last two years before he had to sell it for health reasons. Oh Also just had timing belt,tensioner replaced two months ago with a new heater core. Looking for advice on tires and input on struts /shocks. I have a 98 V70 GLT w/ 165,000 that rides great. This one could use some “softening”. Interested to hear some opinions. Mechanic is going to be giving me some options when he gets everything apart over the next day or so. Love .the car and looking to keep it for a long time.

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Re: New 2001 V70T5 owner needs advice

Post by oragex » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 pm


New rack ? What made him say that?

The hard ride is from old struts, not from the tires (unless inflated to 40psi or so)

Struts and spring seats in Sachs brand from Ipd, Fcp, Eeuroparts

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Re: New 2001 V70T5 owner needs advice

Post by 93SCMax » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:13 am

Welcome to the club. Nice pick-up.

I've recently replaced my rear shocks with Sachs (OEM). Not too difficult of a job and it really stiffened up the ride, especially cornering. Still need to do the front struts, but when I do, I'll stay with Sachs.

I agree with oragex, take care of the struts and seats 1st, then see if you need new tires. What are you running?

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