What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today....now sticky!!

Post by XC70Rider »

Replaced Bosch spark plugs with Volvo spark plugs. Also threw on new wire loom and electrical tape on the entire IGN coil harness. The OEM loom was getting brittle and broken off in a few spots.

Take note of the IGN coil pigtails. With the coil connectors facing in different directions it's not easy wrapping them. I almost got IGN coils 1 & 3 mixed up. I checked the wire color before starting her up and found the error. :o

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Post by xtwister »

Changed the timing belt, tensioners and top engine mount on the 01 V70 t5.
Changed it because i didnt know the history and the previous owner didnt know when I asked.
It was way past due if wasnt changed which I doubt.
Took me longer than I last remembered doing it on the s70 that i used to have.
First start after buttoning up concerned me when its ran rough for the first couple seconds.
After thinking about it, I guess it was because i turned the crank like 5 rotations when checking
timing. Took it for a drive and all good.

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Post by abscate »

BlackBart wrote: Wed May 22, 2019 10:04 am
MDK wrote: Tue May 21, 2019 6:14 pmI got the wheels and tires from the junkyard for 190 .. one tire was bad but, tire discounters matched it up perfectly for 160$ ... took it for a test drive and everything is nice and smooth. What do you all think?
Decent! Make sure to check the manufacture dates on the sidewalls to make sure you're not on old tires.

I've never heard of that oil paint additive - that works? What's the long term effect on the plastic?
I Put Armorall on my 1975 trailer tires and changed the date code with a sharpie. Go to another 5 years of life!
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4c is outta here. I finally had the two rear struts sorted out. I bought a complete set of used struts from a2007 S60 AWD from Erie Volvo. The fronts did good but the rear sat about 1.5 " too tall. I kept the original rear 4c strut assemblies and the shop swapped out the springs. Now he sits like he should...Eh

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I installed a real nice cargo (dog) barrier in my 05' V70. I found that on Craigslist nearby from a V70R enthusiast who sold his car.
Hopefully soon I will be able to install that rear wing I found on ebay, which is even in the correct color. I never thought I would find one in mistral green. It was incorrectly advertised as "Cyprus green". But I knew better that there is no such thing.
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 118k miles
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05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 151k miles
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Post by MDK »

Well...I pulled the drain plug from the transmission on my 2002 v70 NT. I just did a full flush .... well... with 12 quarts of aisin T I-V a few weeks ago and it was black. Cleaned the magnet off and checked for shavings...none .. bought 4 more and put 3.5 quarts in and added a 1/2 bottle of lubegaurd. And no..I didn't measure it. I let it run for about 15 minutes and checked it. It was right between the cold/hot mark.

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Post by abscate »

If the P2 is like the P80 there aren’t cold And hot marks but cold and hot ranges. Should be some threads in the forum

Get this right as it is sensitive.
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Post by Rattnalle »

The transmission doesn't have a cold marking does it? Since you're never supposed to check when cold anyway.

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Post by MDK »

I hear what you all are saying. Yes it does say cold......hot on the dipstick. We're lucky we even have dipsticks. Sheesh.. the new ones are sealed and has light on the dash to let you know that they're low. Not all manufacturers.. but I heard a lot of them. I think that... that is arrogant. I'm going to run my wagon to work and check it again and post a pic of the transmission dipstick. I'm doing my best to salvage this wagon. I only have a few more items on my check list.

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I drove an hour to work ... check trans fluid...level ground... running...in park. Full @ the hot mark...MDK

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