I think my rear calipers are ok for now, but I am concerned that as Blockpartie suggested the calipers for the rear are NA. What do you do if they need to be replace? Is there somewhere that can repair them or can sell a piston and seal kit?
Part # is: 9492235/6 (LH and RH).
MVS Volvo Forums member jreed talks us through drilling out a sheared-off brake guide pin: Thanks to all the good info here on the site the job went pretty well, until near the very end I overtightened one of the guide pins that attaches the rotor to the hub, shearing it off. I was using […]
I shot an email over to my favorite Volvo speed genius Lucky, of Active Research & Development, formerly of iPD, MVS sponsor. He was happy to give his thoughts on the question Chip or Manual Boost Controller? Now, I know what you’re thinking: he runs a chip tune company! Of course he’ll favor chips! Yes […]
As you can see by looking at the post titles above, the focus was to help you tune your Volvo for more horsepower and torque. Often the content drifted into pure theory, even so far as to get into math and physics.
No Brakes Symptoms After a startup when engine is cold there is no brake assist, the brake pedal feels very hard, braking efficiency is very low and for some reason it feels worse when driving in reverse. No Brakes Solution Vacuum pump and/or switch replacement
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 […]
Stage 0 means to get your Volvo’s critical systems as close to new as you can get, or alternately, to get your Volvo’s components replaced or rebuilt in the systems that can cause problems, like braking, or steering, etc.
You should do these things to increase reliability, boost economy, in preparation for performance modifications, or all three.
I could not afford the calipers so I decided to re-lube the pistons on the calipers and guide-pins using CRC-synthetic brake & caliper grease in the hopes that the guide pins might have been sticking and causing the drag.