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Japan Has Mint 850s!

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Japan is Full Of Pristine 850s (!) There are many Volvos in Japan, the majority are right hand drive but there are some left hand drive models that were grey imported from either the States or Europe. To find one in the condition that mine is is not too difficult either, and to find one… Read the full article…

XC90 Interior Flooding Solution

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XC90 Flooding Solution This is the second summer that my XC90 has been flooded in the front passenger floor. This time I had over an inch of standing water on the floor. XC90 Leaks from Sunroof Drain

Preserve Your 850/S70/V70/XC70’s Air Conditioning

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How to Preserve Your 850/S70/V70/XC70’s Air Conditioning System One of the weak points of Volvo’s popular lineup (1993-2000) is the air conditioning system’s evaporator. Typically it fails very high percentage on these cars. If it’s not too late, you can stretch the lifetime of this system with MadeInJapan’s advice: The best preventative measure especially for… Read the full article…

K&N or Traditional Air Filter?

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To date no MAF sensors that were sent in failed due to the filter oil. In one of their tests they submerse a MAF in K&N filter oil and then take it out and and test it. Results were the same as a new clean one.

K&N does not filter as fine as your stock filter but the combustion environment is a messy one and the burt fuel supplies particles larger than the ones K&N lets pass through.

S80 1st gen. Trans Fluid & Filter Change How-To

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The kit comes with a new rubber pan gasket. Use it if your car has a non-reusable gasket on it (like cork). If you have the rigid reusable gasket that has ridges along it’s length and around the bolt holes, use that one and discard the rubber gasket. The ring in the photo is a replacement gasket for the suction tube that goes up into the transmission. You can pry the old one out and press the new one in, or reuse the old one. I just reused the old one.

Volvo 340 History

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In September 1972 Volvo renewed its interest in Daf and in January 1973 took a 1/3rd share in van Doorne Automobiel Fabriek (note the initials). Over the next three years there was much controversy about the style of the car, engine size and transmission but in 1975 Volvo acquired a majority share holding in the car side of Daf and production went ahead. The first models still had the revolutionary Daf rear mounted ‘rubber band’ stepless automatic transmission driving the rear wheels and it had become a 3/5 door hatchback.

Front Mount Intercooler Install

I was close to getting a treadstone intercooler and while they claim to support more power for the money, the precsision IC’s have a much higher quality from what I’ve been told and are better engineered. Besides, I don’t plan on making over 350 whp any time soon anyways so this will do well… and when I do an engine build, the wife’s T5 will get my IC setup.

How to Post a Topic

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1. Register if you haven’t Here’s a page on how to register for the MVS Volvo Forums. Go to the registration page. 2. Log in if you’re not logged in Enter the username and password you chose when you registered. If you’ve forgotten your password, go here. 3. Choose the right forum Simply ensure your… Read the full article…

XC90 Wheel Bearing Replacement How-To

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Do not pay your shop $600 per wheel to do this simple job! The XC90 has a well known design flaw that allows the elements to get to the sealed wheel bearing races causing pre mature failure (mine at 52k.) After getting the $1400 quote from my local dealer to replace the two rear bearings,… Read the full article…

Volvo High Milage Club Badge History

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Back when Volvo started to produce cars in 1927, very few people would have thought of an automobile being able to travel over 100,000 miles. Roads were poor. Gasoline was, relative to income, expensive. Mechanical reliability was relatively low. And, despite the marketing success of cars such as the Ford Model T, the automobile was… Read the full article…