Replacing the timing belt tensioner on your Volvo can alleviate many fears and concerns, especially if you’re gearing up for an adventure or trip. If you just purchased a Volvo and you’re unsure when the timing belt tensioner was replaced we recommend erring on the side of caution and replacing. You hear horror stories all […]
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Volvo owners often complain about knocks, squeaks, rattles and clunks. Common failures that can create these noises are worn spring seats or worn out upper rear shock mounts. Volvo front wheel drive models commonly develop a clunk in the front suspension that can be caused by worn out upper spring seats. This can occur in […]
MVS forum member NateR documents a recent experience he had while commuting. He talks about his 89 Volvo 740 Turbo having issues with sudden drops in rpm. The car never actually stalled but came close. How can we come together to diagnose stalling problems with our Volvos? Chime in to add to this great discussion.
The rear wiper blades sweep water away from the windscreen and rear window. Together with the washer fluid they clean the windows and ensure visibility for driving. The windscreen wiper blades must be in service position when they are to be replaced. The wipers return to their starting position when you briefly press the START/STOP […]
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 […]
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 […]