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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:43 pm

amblerman wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:20 pm
bmdubya1198,


Did the oil look different as it was pouring out of the drain plug? Or was the only evidence of this sludge on the filter and in the housing?

I might have to cut open some filters to check mine as I have the older style metal canister filters.

-A
The oil drained out pretty clean, no sludge there. It was dark, but nothing abnormal. The only thing out of the ordinary was the sludge in the filter.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:43 pm
amblerman wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:20 pm
bmdubya1198,


Did the oil look different as it was pouring out of the drain plug? Or was the only evidence of this sludge on the filter and in the housing?

I might have to cut open some filters to check mine as I have the older style metal canister filters.

-A
The oil drained out pretty clean, no sludge there. It was dark, but nothing abnormal. The only thing out of the ordinary was the sludge in the filter.
I've used Marvel's mystery oil in the past for a few oil changes to get the sludge, etc cleaned up. I've also used it on my hands to remove really nasty road grease. As best I can tell it is one heck of a detergent.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:11 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 pm
I've used Marvel's mystery oil in the past for a few oil changes to get the sludge, etc cleaned up. I've also used it on my hands to remove really nasty road grease. As best I can tell it is one heck of a detergent.
I've been really happy with Marvel. I use it to free up seized engines, and I've also used it as a fuel treatment (works pretty well) and an an oil additive (seems to clean really well). I've noticed really surprising results from using in my my lawn mowers. One of my mowers runs MUCH smoother with a little bit of MMO in the tank!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:35 am

I found a Hidden Hitch at the junkyard yesterday for the XC90, bolted right on easily! An absolute steal for $28!
So naturally, I went and bought a hitch this morning and rented a dolly to go pick up my newest project.

The V8 did really well! Pulled the S70 with little effort, it felt like my cousin’s old F-150 when we pulled the 850 home. The brakes got a little hot as I got close to home (only a 30 minute tow) but I need to check those out again anyway. I just changed all four rotors and pads a couple weeks ago but I haven’t been happy with the pedal feel. Probably needs a bleed, I doubt the original fluid has been flushed out more than maybe once at 160k miles.
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:43 pm

Tore into the S70 after finishing up a basically complete stage 0 on the 940 (which still has some squeaking pulleys... I'll investigate further tomorrow once it stops raining). Went to do a leak down test and discovered LOTS of coolant in cylinder 3. Definitely a bad head gasket!
I was really hoping that it was the oil cooler somehow, but I know those don't fail often at all.
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by brunocerous » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:56 am

Peeked under the hood of the T5 to show my brother a crumbling polyurethane upper engine mount that the PO had installed, only to find that it had completely disintegrated. Amazingly, he had a spare one along with the press to install it.

He also checked Blue Steel, which had a bit too much play in the steering wheel, and discovered a floppy sway end link. Dry rot. He had a spare one of those, too.
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1998 V70, base, AT, 'Blue Steel'
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:23 am

That's why I only use good quality name-brand torque mount bushings!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:40 am

You have a good quality, name-brand brother!


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 am

BlackBart wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:40 am
You have a good quality, name-brand brother!
He sure does! He showed up prepared!


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


Need used parts? PM me!

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by wizechatmgr » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:31 pm

Replaced top torque mount with OEM Hutchinson. The poly one was torn to bits after being in just about 2 years.

For anyone wondering, the long bolts go towards the crank pulley.


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