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What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.
1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Today

Driver wiper arm came loose, got caught in pass side, bent wiper blade to crap.

Replaced with spare from BMW, 22 inch

Realised it was 60F out, so broke out the vacuum pump, pumped AC system down (still at 29 inches vacuum from DEC) and charged with 750g R134A. AC working well, will measure them delta later.

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Post by wlkstout » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:08 pm

Removed the original O2 sensors on the 98 V70, 180k, and replaced them with Bosch OEM replacements.


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Post by Motu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:49 pm

No oil threads here, so I'm safe. I do 5,000km a year and change yearly..bit of a waste. I'm going to push it out a lot longer and an A3/B4 will do that job. Penrite HPR15, that's a 15W-60 synthetic. And a Ryco syntec filter, synthetic medium. This will last me years and years...and even more years.



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Post by jtp » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm

replaced the PS Resevoir. Went really smooth until I realized I had forgot to order the clamps and I didn’t have any around that for the high pressure hose connection.
Was 10pm by that point and I didn’t have a ton of options but I lucked out and Walmart had some in stock that were the right size.
Got some cheapo wiper blades there too. The streaking has been driving me nuts.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:42 am

jtp wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm
replaced the PS Resevoir. Went really smooth until I realized I had forgot to order the clamps and I didn’t have any around that for the high pressure hose connection.
Was 10pm by that point and I didn’t have a ton of options but I lucked out and Walmart had some in stock that were the right size.
Got some cheapo wiper blades there too. The streaking has been driving me nuts.
Any clamp should work on that if you have the same pump/resv. setup I have. The 2 lines to the resv. are both low pressure. The one that connects from the rear behind the engine (from the rack) is just a return though it sure does look beefy like a high pressure line. The high pressure comes off the front of the pump and has an o-ring in it.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by brunocerous » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:40 am

wlkstout wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Removed the original O2 sensors on the 98 V70, 180k, and replaced them with Bosch OEM replacements.
Did you have an engine code or other indication they were going bad, or was it preventative maintenance?


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:08 am

At 180k that's really smart. They get tired after 100k and will respond slower to changes in O2 content. The real danger is when they run the car lean and burn valves.

I went to 140k and replaced them
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by jtp » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:29 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:08 am
At 180k that's really smart. They get tired after 100k and will respond slower to changes in O2 content. The real danger is when they run the car lean and burn valves.

I went to 140k and replaced them
Good to know. Thanks Abscate!


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:53 pm

abscate wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:08 am
At 180k that's really smart. They get tired after 100k and will respond slower to changes in O2 content. The real danger is when they run the car lean and burn valves.

I went to 140k and replaced them
*adds another item to the list for this summer...*


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Post by abscate » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:35 pm

I've got three sets of OXS tools plus oxy-acetylene this summer


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