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Volvo News! April 2018 Newsletter

Mvs Newsletter April 2018

MVS Forums moderator donation drive in 1 week! Amazon, and New Volvos’ Trunks Stretch S90 as a Luxury, Rolling Planetarium? What? So the Four Ain’t an Eight After All V70 Dies… A Moment of Silence Please MVS Classifieds: Laser Blue V70 R (oh baby), S60 AWD Another V70 R… This One a Project Car QOTM1, […]

Volvos with CarPlay

Volvos With Carplay

Need a list of Volvos with CarPlay? Be careful what you buy! Not all new Volvos have CarPlay. I’ve been using CarPlay for a year, and I love it. I’d have a difficult time going back to a car without it, in fact. I like it so much I started a CarPlay information and news […]

1996 Volvo 850 R For Sale, $1500, Eugene Oregon

850r

Emergency sale, at this point. Save me from the crusher type of sale.  It’s not mine. Craigslist ad, MVS forums post condition: fair cylinders: 5 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas odometer: 201000 paint color: black size: mid-size title status: clean transmission: automatic type: sedan I’m selling my ’96 850R and need it gone before the end of April and I don’t want to have to […]

What Did You Put Off Doing to Your P2 Volvo Today?

No Repairs Today

Aping the 173-post topic What Did You Do To Your P2 Volvo Today? started by MVS Contributor oragex 1.5 years ago, MVS member hethaerto hilariously posts several days ago ➡ What Did You Put Off Doing to Your P2 Volvo Today? Because we all put off car repairs. If you don’t put off repairs, you’re either a big liar or you’ve […]

Was There a Stock Lowering Spring for Volvo 850s?

Oem Lowering Springs 850

MVS member Martin has a question about his Euro-spec (being in Norway) 1994 Volvo 850… can he install stock lowering springs if he can find them? He wants a lower ride height, but he’d like to stay original equipment (OE). Did Volvo make lower-height springs for some 850s? Were stock lowering springs a stock item? Maybe for the T-5R […]

DIY: 2005 XC90 Heater Core Replacement

2005 XC90 Heater Core DIY

Overview CN90 continues his documented DIY tear with this fine 2005 XC90 Heater Core Replacement piece. The cabin heater in his XC90 was blowing lukewarm air. Now it’s hot again. UPDATE, outside temp today was in 32F. Normally, it is lukewarm with the OLD heater core. With this brand-new Heater Core, it is so HOT […]

MVS Newsletter – Volvo News – March 2018

Mvs Newsletter March 2018

Volvo News – March 2018 The biggest news in the Volvo world is of course the Volvo XC90 Uber test vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona ten days ago. Polestar 1 hybrid supercar is available for preorder for $2500. It’s only available as part of Volvo’s new subscription-based ownership model named “Care […]

Cream Yellow 850 T-5R Volvos & Paint Code

Volvo Cream Yellow T5 R paint code 607

Cream Yellow 850 T-5R Facts Yellow 850 T-5R paint is Volvo paint code 607. If the product plate doesn’t have 607 on it, it’s not a yellow T-5R. Cream yellow was only used in model year 1995 for the Volvo 850 line, and only on the T-5R variant. 364 sedans imported to the United States, […]

XC90 2.5T Timing Belt, Water Pump, Serpentine Belt

2005 Xc90 T5 Timing Belt Water Pump

It’s time for your 5-cylinder Volvo XC90 timing belt (interval PDF here), and you want to save some money and do it yourself. If you’re mechanically inclined and have worked on cars before, this will probably be not too difficult for you to complete. Keep in mind this tutorial is not only comprehensive and well […]

Uber Self-Driving Volvo XC90 Test Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Volvo Uber Suv Kills Bicyclist

An autonomous Uber test SUV driving in Tempe, Arizona was involved in a fatal collision last night, and the Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time the accident occurred, according to Tempe Police (via Daisuke Wakabayashi). The Uber SUV was driving northbound, and a woman crossed in its path outside of a crosswalk, at which […]

Neil Hates his 2000 V70 R. Here’s Why.

Laser Blue Volvo V70 R Awd

Those long time members here know I hate this car as I am now so far into it from a cost perspective I can never hope to sell it and even make back what it originally cost me without the thousands of $$’s I have invested in it and time. Every time I drive this […]

2007 XC90 V8 Intermittent Fuel Pressure Cutout

Xc90 V8 Fuel Cutout

Shockwave has good patience and great DIY XC90 V8 intermittent fuel pressure diagnosis chops. Just have to get that out there. If you’re diagnosing a fuel cutout condition on a XC90 V8, this XC90 V8 intermittent fuel pressure forum topic is gold. Initial post in the thread: BACKGROUND: FUEL PUMP/ LEVEL SENDER replaced 6 months ago […]