MVS Contributors

What is Contributor Status?

If you see “MVS Contributor” next to a member’s post in the Volvo Forum, it means they’ve contributed financially or contributed a repair with photos to the Volvo Repair Database.

A Big Thanks

A big THANKS goes out to all contributors. You Contributors keep this site on the web, to put it simply.

If you’d like to become a contributor but don’t know what to do, it’s easy: donate any amount to keeping this site on the Web, or post a repair in the forum. If you have trouble with posting photos in the forum, just contact me and I’ll have you email me the information and photos, and I’ll put it up.

Become an MVS Contributor and show others in the forum that you value this site and help drive its growth. You get an MVS Contributor avatar (that you can change back), and a bolder brighter blue name on the Volvo Forum home page (scroll down) when you’re online.

Where Does The Money Go?

It goes to pay for the hosting fees for the MVS server and related expenses. (If you donate during an MVS Moderator pledge drive, it goes to them.) The more you donate, the more I can work on this site to make it better. Here’s a forum thread on the specifics. I have a regular job (web developer), so I can’t spend all my time working on this site. However, as this site has provided me with revenue, it’s gotten more attention from me. For instance, I did a major overhaul in October 2008, upgrading the server, the site software and the forum software all in one go. Then another in Summer 2011. [Update May 2017: and several more since then. Some part of MVS is always being improved in some way. I don’t do big releases, it’s all incremental improvements except for the major UI re-dos.]

You Don’t Have to Renew Every Year

Unlike public radio stations (in the US), I don’t ask you to renew your “membership” every year. One contribution and you’re an MVS Contributor for life. But additional donations are welcome, and common. Double/triple thanks to those who have donated multiple times.


Great website. My wife is too cheap to go to dealer after we tried entering the wrong radio code. Finally got tired of her whining about not having her radio so I started poking around on your site to figure out how to pull the radio and get serial number. Guess what ? Did not even have to call the dealer as the former owner printed the code on top of radio. Nice. Five minutes on your site, then five minutes to pull radio and re-enter code as it was printed on top by former owner. No more unhappy wife!!! Totally worth the ten bucks !!
Crackerman, MVS Contributor

Matt, the thanks goes to you. MVS has been a great resource for me and my
Rgrady, MVS Contributor

Thanks for the great site – Last week I picked up a 96 850 turbo sedan. Today I did an oil change, and more importantly, a trans. flush per the how-to on your site. Now the huge shifting lurch is all but gone.. Thanks for the great resource.
James S, MVS Contributor

I took some of the information from this forum and the info and link from the post by dcarlson12 and contacted the Volvo customer care line as another poster recommended and made sent an e-mail to the customer care center, called the customer care center and then spoke with then called and left a message with the dealer service manager.

After lunch the dealer service manger called me back and said Volvo would cover the cost of the transmission if I would pay the labor and misc. parts. Bottom line this forum saved me the $2,700.

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Date: February 23, 2009


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