DIY: Flaring your Brake Lines

[Apologies to Volvo Forum Member and Contributor Vjaneczko for not getting this in the Repair Database until a year after he wrote it. — Matt] This started as a 10-minute job to replace the flex hoses for my front brakes and install a new caliper on the driver’s side. It tuned into a messy job […]

1998 Volvo V70 Brake Hydraulics Overhaul

1998 Volvo V70 brake system overhaul

Brake Hoses, Caliper Seals/Dust Boots Rebuild Tutorial MVS Contributor and Member CN90 documented his thorough brake hydraulics overhaul and posted it in the forum. His tutorial is the next best thing to a Volvo tech sitting next to you saying things like “Now turn that nut counterclockwise. Good.” CN90’s DIY Brake Hydraulic System Overhaul on […]

DIY XC90 Brake Line Replacement

XC90 brake line replacement. A good, clear write-up with pictures. Worth it? In my case yes because the lines were rusted under the protecive cover in the front and getting dry rotted in the rear lines. Plus after 150k, any soft of rubber item will degrade over time, it was preventive maintenance/ performance upgrade . Level […]