2005 XC90 P0304 and 305

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive P2 platform cars sold as model years 2001-2007 (North American market year designations).

2001 - 2007 V70
2001 - 2004 V70 XC (Cross Country)
2004 - 2007 XC70 (Cross Country)
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R
2004 - 2007 V70 R

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h20ham
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Re: 2005 XC90 P0304 and 305

Post by h20ham »

Yes, good one. It’s basically what I did. Rotated engine to have closed valves at desired cylinder. Hooked threaded compression test device (with Schrader one way valve removed) applied (light) air pressure. Over 20 psi you will rotate the engine. Checked exhaust, intake, and oil ports.

A few of the honda and Volvo engines I have put heads on, I steered away from Fel pro. Based on reviews.
I dont do this as a living, nor have I run tests to see. I know why I have not used them in the past. I am in too remote of a location, and shipping gaskets from Volvo is costly. And I dont have a ipd order going in.

Really hope someone says, yes, I put a Fel pro in 7 years ago and its been fine in this same style whitie
68 125 b18 4 speed
72 164e b30 5 speed
79 242 16v 5 speed
84 744 T 5 speed
86 745 T 5 speed
88 765 T aw71
91 745 T 5 speed
95 965 T shift controller in progress
05 xc90 rough idle

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SuperHerman
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Post by SuperHerman »

I have used FelPro head gaskets on Subaru motors with great success. Also used one on a BMW without issues. Cannot comment on Volvos, but I have used other FelPro products without issue.

A Volvo head gasket is nothing magical and FelPro has a reputation of quality products.

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