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1998 Volvo v70 xc - awd fuel pump issue?

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
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: 1998 Volvo v70 xc - awd fuel pump issue?

Post by scot850 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:59 pm

Mostly cost. Volvo units are horribly expensive but typically last a long time. Aftermarket ones can require modification to work/fit and can be noisy.

For me there are 2 deciding factors.

1) If this was a FWD car then I would probably take a chance on a recognisable brand like Walbro as changing a FWD pump is a pain but not too bad. For an AWD due to the work involved to replace (cutting out the floor or dropping the rear sub-frame) I would defer to the OE pump as I would not like to do that again if possible.

2) How long are you hoping to keep the car? Again, if for maybe a couple of years maybe chance an aftermarket one in an AWD car, especially if the car is not too precious and you have cut the floor out.

The only bonus in dropping the AWD rear sub-frame is you get a chance to assess it's condition and you get access to the top of the fuel tank. The down side is that many of the parts in an AWD P80 are NLA for the rear including fuel pipes, and various emissions rubber pipes.
The plus is you may be able to find a long term fix while in there.

The choice is then yours!

Good luck,

2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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