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99 S70 - Time for a timing belt, and other things...

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Re: 99 S70 - Time for a timing belt, and other things...

Post by krenekj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Below is a photo I took prior to removing the TB - no solenoids or wires visible so probably no VVT. Thanks for the clarification.

I purchased the IPD cam locking tool when I did this job the first time, and fortunately I still had it in my auto repair box. Yes, locking the cams is VERY important.


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Re: 99 S70 - Time for a timing belt, and other things...

Post by Eddystone » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:14 pm

MadeInJapan wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:48 pm
The main difference is that when you turn your engine clockwise, you need to go past the upper marks by 1/4 of a turn AND THEN GO BACK Counter clockwise to the marks before you take the belt off. I'm providing a pdf from VADIS that details things better.99 S70 Timing Belt.pdf Btw, you don't need anti-seize. Just take your time and you'll do fine!
99 S70 Timing Belt.pdf

Are you sure these instructions are for the 99 S70? I don't see any mention of the VVT.

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Re: 99 S70 - Time for a timing belt, and other things...

Post by abscate » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:08 pm

The 1999s are tricky

Turbos have VVT, NA engines do not.

Without VVT , the timing belt job is similar to the 1998, but the tensioner is different.

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