IPD sale Volvo Parts
XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics My Swedish Parts ad - genuine Volvo parts
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Cam cover removal

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" platform cars.

2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

User avatar
BlackBart
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:03 pm
Year and Model: 2004 XC70 BlackBetty
Location: Montana
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Sweden
BlackBart

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by BlackBart » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:34 pm

I had to use some washers under the cam lock bolts so they wouldn't bottom in the holes. Also, if that center allen bolt on the tool isn't snug, the cams can rotate relative to each other. That keeps them in line.


ex-1984 245T wagon
1994 850T wagon
2004 XC70 wagon
Want: '67 122 wagon

Cupojoe710
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Year and Model: 2002 S60
Location: Michigan
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
Cupojoe710

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by Cupojoe710 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:58 pm

I'm having trouble accessing the exhaust cam. There is a hard black rubber/plastic cover on the back of the cam where I need to put the lock tool, how do I remove it?
Attachments
1537228623812681682793.jpg



Cupojoe710
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Year and Model: 2002 S60
Location: Michigan
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
Cupojoe710

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by Cupojoe710 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:58 pm

Also, once I have the lock tool in place, how do I remove the cam cover? It's on there pretty good lol



User avatar
prwood
Posts: 510
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:24 am
Year and Model: 2001 V70 2.4T
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 20 times
Contact:
United States of America
prwood

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by prwood » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:51 pm

The black plug is a metal-plastic “blank” that covers the rear of a camshaft that doesn’t have a camshaft position sensor (no VVT hub on the other end). To remove it you pierce it with a screwdriver and pry it off. It’s not meant to be reused so you’ll have to buy another one. They’re only $3 or so.


Cars I've owned:
- 2015 to current: 2001 Volvo V70 2.4T
- 2007 to 2015: 2002 Subaru Legacy L Wagon
- 2003 to 2016: 2001 Toyota Corolla LE
- 1999 to 2003: 1994 Toyota Camry LE

User avatar
prwood
Posts: 510
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:24 am
Year and Model: 2001 V70 2.4T
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 20 times
Contact:
United States of America
prwood

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by prwood » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:58 pm

Cupojoe710 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Also, once I have the lock tool in place, how do I remove the cam cover? It's on there pretty good lol
This part is fairly detailed, so you’ll want to refer to BlackBart’s or my threads about our cam cover sealing jobs. I’m mobile right now so I can’t find them but may be able to hop back on later.

Basically, after the cams are locked, there are 40+ bolts on top of the cam cover that need to be removed. Then there are a few pry points around the edges where you can lever a 3/8” extension bar to pry it off. It can be stuck pretty tight with the existing sealant.


Cars I've owned:
- 2015 to current: 2001 Volvo V70 2.4T
- 2007 to 2015: 2002 Subaru Legacy L Wagon
- 2003 to 2016: 2001 Toyota Corolla LE
- 1999 to 2003: 1994 Toyota Camry LE

Cupojoe710
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Year and Model: 2002 S60
Location: Michigan
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
Cupojoe710

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by Cupojoe710 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:26 pm

I got through it with a little screwdriver, but I've been trying to pry it off for several minutes now lol also the screwdiver I was using to pry now has engine oil on it. I'm assuming I need a new cam seal.



User avatar
BlackBart
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:03 pm
Year and Model: 2004 XC70 BlackBetty
Location: Montana
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Sweden
BlackBart

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by BlackBart » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:36 pm

No, that's normally got oil inside I think. Mine doesn't have that, but all videos Ive seen show oil dribbling out. I think you should always do new seals unless they've been changed recently.

Bigger screwdriver, give it a yank!


ex-1984 245T wagon
1994 850T wagon
2004 XC70 wagon
Want: '67 122 wagon

Cupojoe710
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Year and Model: 2002 S60
Location: Michigan
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
Cupojoe710

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by Cupojoe710 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:39 pm

I appreciate the advice! This is a crazy engine to work on.



User avatar
BlackBart
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:03 pm
Year and Model: 2004 XC70 BlackBetty
Location: Montana
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Sweden
BlackBart

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by BlackBart » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:38 pm

Try this link - go to steps #56 & 57 for the pry points and bolt order. A 3/8 extension does fit pretty well between the tabs built in to the cover. A few taps with a dead blow hammer here and there. Then lift it straight up, not one side or the other.
It's an 850, but the steps are similar.
http://atthetipwebs.com/technologyinstr ... gasket.htm

This is just the timing belt, but this FCP guy is pretty thorough and careful. I don't like all the air gun use, but those guys have to do this fast.


Good PCV system steps here...


ex-1984 245T wagon
1994 850T wagon
2004 XC70 wagon
Want: '67 122 wagon

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 17901
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 192 times
Been thanked: 620 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: Cam cover removal

Post by abscate » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 am

Oil behind the cam cover plug is normal and drains through a weep hole back into the engine. My volvo dealer had this in stock when I did my Timing belt

Finger tight only on the cam lock tool. Don’t even put a wrench on it.


Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW

Post Reply