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P80 esoterica thread

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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1997 - 2000 V70-XC
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by ZionXIX » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:16 am

Maintenace and diagnosis is quite simple. Just change the pcv anytime there's a problem and it will magically go away. Ripped seats? change pcv. Suspension problems? just change the pcv. Rod knock? you guessed it, pcv.
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by raivis_rsn » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:33 am

Almost every engine repair tutorial in VIDA starts with removal of collant expansion tank.

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Post by dalel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 am

Could we not replace all engine codes with "7734"?

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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by dalel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:35 am

Every DIY Volvo owner has at some point, during repair, had their head on the floorboard and feet over the back of the seat.
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:38 am

Store extra engine oil for your oil guzzler in the sump...of another Volvo.
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Post by GlennG2759 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 am

Amazing how those nasty interior squeaks appear in the spring and disappear in the fall.

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Post by GlennG2759 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 am

Yeah, didn't people drink coffee in '94. I need a passenger just to hold on to the cup in shallow glove box door holders.

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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:45 am

GlennG2759 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 am
Yeah, didn't people drink coffee in '94. I need a passenger just to hold on to the cup in shallow glove box door holders.
I think you mean your built-in picnic table!
GlennG2759 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 am
Amazing how those nasty interior squeaks appear in the spring and disappear in the fall.
Mine seems to be the opposite. Much less squeaking during the warmer months. Thank goodness I finally yanked out my dash in the GLT and repaired it last fall!
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 am
Could we not replace all engine codes with "7734"?
Or P0455!
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:16 am
Maintenace and diagnosis is quite simple. Just change the pcv anytime there's a problem and it will magically go away. Ripped seats? change pcv. Suspension problems? just change the pcv. Rod knock? you guessed it, pcv.
Ha, I just ordered the PCV parts for my R. I'll be taking care of that this weekend hopefully.
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by dalel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:12 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:45 am
dalel wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 am
Could we not replace all engine codes with "7734"?
Or P0455!

Great point! I've become rather attached to my P0455! (along with my flipping cup holder.)

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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:39 am

The only way to troubleshoot your cruise control light on a P80 is ....have it work.

It does not come on with key in pos I or II. It’s the only dash light that does not self test.

Maybe you can turn the light on in VIDA for a 99?
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