Let’s get to this Maintenance Checklist
I’ve got a 98 S70 GLT with 242k miles. This weekend I replaced the PCV system, plugs and wires. What other “high-mileage” maintenance should I be planning?
- serpentine belt tuneup
- front driveshafts
- power steering flush
- transmission flush
- replacing the oil pan O-rings
- compression test
- pre-emptive fuel pump replacement
Read more: Volvo S70 242k Miles and Counting
Bonus! More on the Volvo S70
When 1996 was coming to an end, a new Volvo model was introduced, the Volvo S70.
The Volvo S70 was developed from the successful 850 models, which had been on the market since 1991.
The exterior of the new S70 showed softer styling than its predecessor, but still carried a strong Volvo identity. Inside the car, the dashboard was new as was most of the interior. In the area of safety a number of improvements were made.
The Volvo S70 was produced until 2000.
Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts
- In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
- Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
- The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
- Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
- This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
- The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
- Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.
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