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Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

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Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by cn90 » Sat May 04, 2019 8:29 pm

I need to buy the quick strut Sachs 033078 (Plug-and-Plug) but FCP says it is out for now.
This is the quick strut I want to buy:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... sac-033078

From my extensive search using Volvo web catalog, FCP website and many Volvo dealer websites, the V70 and S60 in the P2 platform share the same:
- Strut Bearing
- Spring Seat
- Coil Spring
- Strut (Sachs or Bilstein)

What I don't understand is why Sachs says:
- 2004 V70: use Sachs 033078
- 2007 V70: use Sachs 033079
- Let's say 2004 S60: use Sachs 033083

I wonder if they are all the same stuff...

I can find some Sachs 033083 as they are still available on some websites and wonder if this S60 thingy fits in my 2004 V70...


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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by oragex » Sun May 05, 2019 7:23 am

We had some negative feedback with these quick struts.. not the worse, but not the best components - these have the lower quality Sachs strut on them

As for the fitments, I know Volvo has several strut numbers from 01-09, I guess variations are for fwd vs rwd cars, and maybe other factors, trims, years, etc. My only concern is I tried on my 2003 several struts and most of them had the front of the car lifted by about 1in which is not fun.

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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by cn90 » Sun May 05, 2019 7:45 am

I thought most of the complains were from Monroe and other "no-name" Chinese quick struts.

Most of the reviews on Sachs quick struts (reviews are on FCPEuro website) are good.

I'd NOT think Sachs made a whole bunch of "low-quality" Struts just for the purpose of pre-assembled struts.

Could you direct me to the negative reviews on Sachs struts?
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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by MDK » Mon May 06, 2019 6:31 pm

Well cn90..I read your post and I wanted to share with you what I did recently to my 2004 S60 R and my 2002 V70 2.4 non turbo.I bought from Erie Volvo 4 used complete strut assemblies and ditched the 4c suspension and installed 4 standard struts from a 2007 S60 AWD that Erie Volvo sent me. Then.. I had originally bought 2 lower control arms for the wagon but ended up putting them on the R car. Mix and match. MDK rolling on

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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by DeadEric » Mon May 06, 2019 9:53 pm

A quick Google search showed that ipd has them, different ipd part number but listed as 033078 in the product attributes

IPD Item Number: 125618

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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by cn90 » Mon May 06, 2019 10:52 pm

Thanks but I already called IPD last week.
They do not have it in stock.

Also, IPD web listing says 033079, but photos show one with 033078.
I personally think all these Sachs numbers I posted above are interchangeable for 2001-2007 P2 such as S60, V70 (non-R models).
But if anyone has tried this (using 033079 in a 2004 V70), I'd like to know.

I have verified all individual PNs such as spring seat, strut bearing, strut itself from different vendors, and they fit these years.

I don't know why Sachs 033079 says "From Chassis Range: 547727", whatever it means...
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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by erikv11 » Mon May 06, 2019 10:57 pm

Dang this V70 is costing you a lot of $$, sorry to hear.

I also recall the negative discussion about the Sachs quick strut here at MVS, as Neil mentioned. Hit up the search button.
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Re: Strut Question for the guru: 2004 V70 vs 2002-2006 S60

Post by cn90 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:46 am

Thanks all for the replies.

I did a little search on Sachs Struts with White, Blue and ? Red labels.
Confusing topic.
Mixed results, some say white label is so-so, some are very happy with quick struts (Sachs).

Anyway, I will likely do the old fashion way:
- Corteco Strut Bearing
- Sachs XC90 Spring Seat
- Bilstein TC Struts
- Lesjofors Coil Spring
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