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MVS Forums contributor Dirk is looking for the perfect manual transmission V70. Should he worry about the clutch? Slave clutch cylinder?

I’m not familiar with P2 cars, but I want to check out a 2003 V70 this afternoon that looks nice, has a 5-speed and only 64k on it.
I did a quick search but did not see anything specific on common problems. Is there anything other than what I know from my P80‘s that I should watch out for?

Volvo wizards oragex and abscate (himself a manual transmission P2 owner) respond with tips on what to look for in a late-model manual transmission Volvo.

RE: 2003 V70 LOOKING TO BUY

Post by oragex » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:09 pmThe manual transmissions were flawed by a slave clutch cylinder failing

The instrument panel also fails in the 2003 but 64k is still early. Test the PCV as shown on Youtube.Several Volvo Repair Videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P … s0FSVSOT_cTop

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RE: 2003 V70 LOOKING TO BUY

Post by abscate » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:30 amMTTF from the UK data seems to be about 130k

My guess is UK drivers shift a lot more than US driver. My 1999 stick has had 6 teens learn to drive, tows boats, and is still on the original clutch components.

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