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How to Change Volvo Oil in 2001+

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Knowing how and when to change your volvo oil is crucial for its performance.

The average cost for a Volvo oil change may range between $29.99 for Conventional Oil Change and $59.99 for Synthetic Oil Change. Check out the forum for more information and how to save on Volvo oil changes.

Today’s cars use the latest technologies to make them stand out, and nowhere is this more true than with Volvo automobiles. Since the company was founded it has become one of the pioneers in implementing safety features and performance enhancements.

Apart from fusing safety, space and innovation, Volvo cars are fuel efficient. Your vehicle’s performance will be further enhanced with proper maintenance and care. Volvo engines are among the most durable in the market, but it’s not exactly invincible. Fortunately you can take steps to prolong its life without spending a lot of money.

MVS Forum Member Jen writes:

I would like to learn to change the oil in my Volvo V70 myself. I’ve never changed the oil in a car before, but I would really like to learn.

Unfortunately, I don’t have anyone to teach me.

I am wondering if someone would mind giving me step-by-step instructions.

I don’t really have anything to contribute in return , but I would be very grateful.

MVS Forum Member MadeInJapan replied:

First, you’ll need 6 quarts of oil, a catch pan, an oil filter, a filter wrench, a rachet and socket set (hopefully you already have this), as well as a aluminum washer for the oil drain plug and last of all, some ramps to put your car on while you’re doing the change. You can buy all of these except the oil, the oil filter wrench and ramps for cheap at What oil are you using? You need to find this out. I would recommend Mobil-1 (fully synthetic) 5w-30 in this car for the cold months, but that’s my preference and it is more expensive than non-synthetic oil. If you don’t want to use synthetic oil and will change your oil every 3000 miles, I would recommend the same 5w-30 oil in the Castorol GTX.

Okay, now back to fcpgroton. If you are going to be doing these changes yourself for now on, buy a case of 10 oil filters from them. This makes things cheaper. You’ll need the ones that are called “inserts” and don’t look like regular filters that are like a canister. Go see and you’ll find the ones I mention. Don’t forget to buy the same number of aluminum washers…they’re cheap. For the oil filter wrench, I would not buy the one that fcpgroton uses…it’s cheap and slipped on me when I used it last. go to this site and buy theirs for $6.95: … RootID=629
Now, go to Pepboys or Autozone for an oil catch pan (make sure it holds more than 6 quarts) and some ramps…the hard platic ones called RhinoRamps are good…make sure you get the bigger ones that will hold 8000lbs….not much….usually under $30 for these and you will be safe working under your car on these ramps.

How to Change Oil in 2001+

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