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Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

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Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by callahanoffroad » Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 am

In my ownership of my 95 850 manual base, i've incidentally become quite the authority on variable intake systems. Would anyone be interested in having me write up an article discussing the system, how it works, what vehicles it can be found on and the differences between the VIS intake and the later intake systems? Figured it might be good for an FAQ article.


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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by abscate » Mon May 20, 2019 10:44 am

callahanoffroad wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 am
In my ownership of my 95 850 manual base, i've incidentally become quite the authority on variable intake systems. Would anyone be interested in having me write up an article discussing the system, how it works, what vehicles it can be found on and the differences between the VIS intake and the later intake systems? Figured it might be good for an FAQ article.
I think there was a write up in the UK forums with a crosslink to the VRD here?

If not, or we can't find it, Im sure Matt would like it! Its quite a funky system, Ill bet parts are hard to find.


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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by callahanoffroad » Mon May 20, 2019 11:06 am

abscate wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:44 am
callahanoffroad wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:08 am
In my ownership of my 95 850 manual base, i've incidentally become quite the authority on variable intake systems. Would anyone be interested in having me write up an article discussing the system, how it works, what vehicles it can be found on and the differences between the VIS intake and the later intake systems? Figured it might be good for an FAQ article.
I think there was a write up in the UK forums with a crosslink to the VRD here?

If not, or we can't find it, Im sure Matt would like it! Its quite a funky system, Ill bet parts are hard to find.
The only write-ups I could find were vague and some of the information was incorrect. There was one where a gentleman built his own VIS solenoid but it wasn't very comprehensive in its coverage of the system. Just that it worked and his butt dyno felt some difference. hahaha. I think i'll just do it and that you guys can decide whether it is an improvement. :-)


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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by June » Mon May 20, 2019 11:47 am

This might help. June
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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by matthew1 » Mon May 20, 2019 11:58 am

Yes, it would be good to have. I’ll trade you that for an ad for your book. Sound good?


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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by callahanoffroad » Mon May 20, 2019 11:59 am

June wrote:
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This might help. June
Believe it or not that is extremely helpful. I was going to draw diagrams by hand hahaha
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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by callahanoffroad » Mon May 20, 2019 12:22 pm

matthew1 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:58 am
Yes, it would be good to have. I’ll trade you that for an ad for your book. Sound good?
sounds like an overly fair exchange.

want me to email you directly with the finished document? or just post it into the forum?


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Post by GlennG2759 » Mon May 20, 2019 12:50 pm

Yes. Please do. When I was doing PCV replacement on my '94 850 NA, I was wondering what was with that IM. I've
since learned a little bit about the system, but any good infornation is good infornation. How do you know if it's even working properly. Thanks



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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by matthew1 » Mon May 20, 2019 1:02 pm

callahanoffroad wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:22 pm
matthew1 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:58 am
Yes, it would be good to have. I’ll trade you that for an ad for your book. Sound good?
sounds like an overly fair exchange.

want me to email you directly with the finished document? or just post it into the forum?
Your choice. If you choose to post it and need help with posting images let me know.


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Re: Any Interest in a Thorough Volvo Variable Intake System write up?

Post by erikv11 » Mon May 20, 2019 1:16 pm

bigdaddylee82 posted some fairly thorough review information when he did his install, https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... hp?t=30281.

Also be sure to consider this from Ben850: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... =5&t=52574
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