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1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

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: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:25 am

I think I’m not level coming up, Last one I did just popped up, but that was years ago. I didn’t find a lot of documentation on this here, so that will get fixed , too.

Erik has pointed out that the cams should come up with the cover so I will wire them up and use my cam tool In the rear as a lock/ handle.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:48 am

abscate wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Hoping someone will save me having to buy the $100 cam cover pliers - but there is always the MVS tool program, worst case.
Chisel edge as a wedge not as a pry bar and Tack hammer (Low mass). Just keep in mind the objective is to split the liquid gasket not pry the cover off.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:41 am

1,2,3,4,5........39?

:D
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:51 am

I opened the front door to snooty cold rain but caught the draft of fear from the Volvo a few doors away

It knew it would yield to my efforts if I could conquer the weather

Ten minutes later the idiocy was conquered.
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:46 am

+1 to the 3/8" or 1/2" drive idea, I always use extensions. Once 3/8" leaves too much of a gap, I go to 1/2". Just twist and pry on those spots and it should eventually work its way up.

Haha, every time I pull one of these, there's always that one bolt that I miss!
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by E Showell » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:13 am

You have to admire the confidence of a guy who wrenches in a white shirt. . .
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by markone » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:11 pm

Very good point Evan!
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by 850 LPT » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:16 pm

Nice job Steve. And I'm sure you bought the Costco size bottle of bleach, right? Btw, you fit right into the surroundings with that shirt. Winter Camouflage so to speak :D
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:13 pm

My fingers and heart were warmed by the screech of the yielding head bolts -

These things were up around 200 ft lb of torque to break them. Brothers and Sisters, get your sharp socket, six point, on WELL before pulling on these. How will I ever measure 130 degrees of angle torque, he wonders?
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Re: 1998 V70NAM56 cylinder head job, winter 2020 "The Orange Mountain"

Post by abscate » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:21 pm

Head will be reworked by Dave Hunt in Schenectady NY, cool machine shop price list online

http://www.huntsmachine.com/index1.htm
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