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It’s possible that one of the fuel injectors is leaking. Normally, pressure is maintained in the fuel system after engine shutdown. Because of this pressure, a leaking injector would discharge fuel to its cylinder until the pressure was near zero. Burning off that excess fuel would lead to the black smoke on startup. Also, because […]
So, you want to change your struts but don’t want to pay expensive labor? For strut replacement, you’ve come to the right place! Why throw away your hard earned money when you can do it yourself! This vehicle in the guide is a Volvo 850, but any cars with MacPherson Struts will have similar setups. […]
Volvo OEM Brake Shims Install Fixes Squeaky Brakes I recently replaced my rear wheel bearing and noticed that I needed to replace my rear pads as well. These were original pads that had minimal life left after 100k miles. It went well, no surprises, for a simple maintenance procedure that rates a 3 on my […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]