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VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Keep track of your Volvo's maintenance here. Keep track of what you did, when, and how much it cost.
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xHeart
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Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
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Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:51 am

New mounts support engine and transmission, these were replaced in past 18 months. Now I have replaced the two engine pads. OEM for front is Hutchinson, and Corteco for rear.


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
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Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:47 am

The passenger and driver front doors would open wide, swing out farther and faster than I could reach to grab it. After reading MVS posts, it was broken door stop. Replaced one on either side Front Door Stop - Part Number: 9187591.


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
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xHeart

Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Sun May 18, 2014 7:37 am

The rear wheel systems is like a band making its own music. It was time for rear brake job, replaced parking/emergency brake pad, but not the calipers. I have chamfered shim to go in at the time of next repair.


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
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xHeart

Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:45 pm

I did not want to go into another winter with rear suspension dragging under load. The project grew to include new muffler replacement.


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
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Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:41 am

Cold weather arrived early this year. Found the fan blow at setting 4 -- no air at 1,2,or 3. It is an MCC unit with slider knob settings 0 - 4. Volvo/Behr parts. The heater core was replace not too long ago.
From radiator to resistor, all original parts in heating and cooling are now replaced. Evaporator looks OK for now.


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
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Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:05 am

I am working on the fitness of this car more than driving it. Averaging $0.19 for each mile since 2010.
October/November 2012 repairs included: Front Suspension with Bilstein TC Struts; Installed New Front Hub-Bearing; Rebuild Driveaxle from Raxles, and replaced both driveaxle seal; Inner and Outer Tie Rods, and boots; Complete Alignment.

15,400 miles later, there was one clunk at the first start each morning, reverse or drive. Similar in character to our 2001 V70XC which ended with broken front passenger spring. Many DIYers would point to axles and cv, but I say old coil spring has a tear which is getting severe with each clunk.

Since the rear suspension was overhauled recently, I suspected front coil spring. It was original.
  • - January 2015 - Replaced Front Springs with Lesjofors (OEM). Complete Alignment afterward at Sears Auto for $74.95


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
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xHeart

Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:01 pm

After P0410 code replaced the rubber elbow at each connection at secondary air system. It is back to CEL free.

The air pump is good for cold start in snow country.


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
United States of America
xHeart

Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:42 pm

A rewarding year with no issues with our awesome 1997 850. Thank you MVS Moderators.

I have few small projects -- small, because I now know those big ones, and they are done. Unless Steve says otherwise for NO BASS -- ENGINE NOISE AT STARTUP!
1. Restore defrost at side-view mirrors
2. Restore radio display screen to light up
3. Reapir/fix glove lock mechanism


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
United States of America
xHeart

Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:29 am

Update since December 2015 log. It run on Pennzoil 5W40 Euro Full Synthetic.
  • September 2018: Tune up - replaced with all Volvo spark plugs, cabin filer, air filter, and fuel filter
  • July 2018: 4 Pirelli tires
  • June 2018: Duracell Battery 48
  • March 2018: Annual Oil and Filter Change
  • March 2018: ATF D&F


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

xHeart
Posts: 2436
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 am
Year and Model: 1997 854 NA
Location: Great Lakes - USA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 24 times
United States of America
xHeart

Re: VML - 1997 Volvo 850 2.5L Sedan

Post by xHeart » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:02 am

Extreme temps these days. Pennzoil 5W-40 Full Synthetic is magical with 48 (6H) battery. The engine oil burn rate is close to a liter each year of driving 7500 - 8000 miles for a oil and filter change cycle.
  • January 2019: check on 5 year old crankcase (PCV), flame trap cleaning
  • January 2019: serviced original throttle body, replaced gasket Volvo PN 9135990, o'ring PN 978111 at nipple (vacuum tree), serviced IAC valve
  • January 2019: Annual Oil and Filter Change
  • 18,000 miles to third timing belt


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Golden Retriever | 2014D VIDA DiCE | 2013A XC90 +140mi/225km | 2001 V70XC 1st Owner +190mi/ +305km | 1997 Volvo 850 NA 1st Owner +180mi/ +289km
Past: German Shepherd | 1989 Volvo 740 GL | 1979 Volvo 240

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