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Big Brakes on Small Wheels

MVS Volvo Forums member Nevada1906 not only installs a 302mm big brake kit on his 850, he shaves the calipers down so they’ll fit in his 16-inch Columba OE wheels. He documents the whole upgrade. Then he follows up years later on how it’s working. Here’s the story: After asking around on this site, I… Read the full article…

XC90 Wet Carpet

MVS Forums member VFLXC90 had a wet carpet disaster in his XC90. This is how he tracked it down and fixed it. The XC 90 had wet carpet this summer. I youtubed the sunroof drain fix. The drains were clear? The carpet was soaked. When I ran the A/C the condensation wasn’t dripping out under… Read the full article…

1993 940 Turbo Wagon For Sale, 33k Miles, $6850, Denver

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/5439326925.html condition: like new cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 32850 title status: clean transmission: automatic 93 Volvo 940 turbo Wagon, only 33,000 miles, 2 owner, local car with all records at local dealership, Gold with Tan Leather,Sunroof, Heated seats, great tires, Just serviced. Cloth and weathertech mats, amazing Condition $6,850.00. The usual… Read the full article…

Axle Death Click Click Click

Are you hearing a click sound from your front wheels? That’s the CV joints dying. They exist on front-wheel drive and AWD vehicles so that you can turn your front wheels. It’s a way — “articulation” — to get power from the engine to the wheels. You can either replace the axles (“half-shafts”), or if it’s not too late, you can re-grease and re-boot your existing axles.

AWD Versions of the 850 & V70

Ever wonder about the AWD peculiarities of the Volvo 1990s 850/S70/V70/XC70 cars? Which P80 models were built with all-wheel drive? MVS Volvo forums member Jazzop asks “Lately I’ve been curious about the AWD versions of the 855 & V70, but I haven’t found much in the way of FAQs/wikis explaining the model differences. Perhaps someone… Read the full article…

Throttle Body vs. New MAP Sensor

This thread documents that the P0106 code is often resolved by throttle body cleaning, not MAP sensor replacement. Saves users about 250 USD. Specific to the NA 2003 and 2004 Volvo P2 models. jkatz: Two years ago I bought a 2003 V70 FWD (no turbo) and I was getting an intermittent CEL that would come… Read the full article…

2012 S60 Blown Engine

I posted this on the MVS Facebook page, and the thread continues to grow in the MVS forums… but this isn’t sitting well with me. Forums member Brian — username bkw1962 — got word back from Volvo Corporation North America that they’ve denied his claim on his 2012 Volvo S60. The engine is blown after… Read the full article…

Volvo 240 Classic

My friend’s Volvo 240 Classic here in Denver – a few photos for you to enjoy. This 240 is dressed in Ruby Red, and is #420 of 1600. Between 1966 and 1993, Volvo’s bread-and-butter car was the stolid, safe and reliable 1966-74 140 Series and updated 1975-93 240 Series. Available in two-door sedan (through 1985),… Read the full article…