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How to Fix Your Volvo’s Headlight Wiper Motors

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If your Volvo headlight wiper seems to have a mind of it’s own or just doesn’t care to work, take a look at the headlight wiper motor, as electrical connections can become loose over time, gears can break, and the plastic motor casing is fairly weak. Of course, as with any automotive DIY, before you dive too deep, […]

Volvo Owner’s Manuals Now in App Form!

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Volvo Owner’s Manuals Now in App Form! Volvo has created a handy Volvo Manual mobile app to allow owners to view their car’s user manuals on the go. Currently the app includes manuals for vehicles manufactured in 2004 and up, though manuals for cars made between 2005 and 2015 are only available as a PDF […]

Reset Volvo Service Light

We all know how annoying it can be when a Volvo service light or any other light on the dashboard refuses to go away, even after just taking your car to the mechanic. If you’ve had experience with this issue don’t hesitate offer up some advice. Volvo 850 Service Light (1993-1995) There are two diagnostic […]

Replace Your Thermostat: A How To

The volvo thermostat is located between the engine and the radiator. The thermostat acts as a valve that stays closed during engine warm-up. When the thermostat is closed, it prevents coolant from leaving the engine and circulating through the radiator. When the engine gets warm, the thermostat’s spring valve opens, allowing coolant to circulate through […]

Custom 850 S70 And V70 Airbox Modification

Want more power? AirBox Mod! I’ve had a bug in my head to do this ever since Pete in Australia posted his cold air intake modification years ago. Mine is really no different. Just better documented ;-). Want more power, more efficiency? Don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Don’t mind checking on your work every […]

Performance Exhausts: All You Wanted To Know

Performance Exhausts for Volvos: Theory and Practice If you care about getting good performance, mandrel bending is important. Mandrel bending is bending the pipe such that the cross sectional area remains a perfect circle, as opposed to be distorted to an ellipse, which has a smaller cross sectional area, which also has poorer flow characteristics. […]

Volvo 850 S70 And V70 Performance Chip Info

Performance Chip Overview This information has been gathered in my quest to increase the horsepower of my 1994 Volvo 850, S70, V70 turbo wagon. I am not affiliated, nor do I know any persons working at any of the companies mentioned, so there is no personal bias toward any particular company.

All About Volvo 850 S70 And V70 Transmission

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Transmission is the key weak point of the car. Lots of people have various problems with it ranging from minor to significant. But it really mostly come from Bad software in the early models that was corrected later Lack of fluid service schedule Do these 2 things and the following additional low cost services will […]

Replace Trunk Struts Tutorial

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Changing lift gate trunk struts on a wagon is a little more involved but still fairly easy. These instructions are for an 850 but should work on a 98 wagon. 1. Remove the courtesy light in the center of the rear roof trim by prying it out with a small screwdriver. 2. Disconnect the wiring […]