I’ve assembled a handful of owner comments about Starla exhausts… notes and observations about Starla purchases by Volvo owners and MVS users like you. See what the Volvo Repair Database has for Volvo replacement exhausts. Generally, you have a fair number of choices for things like piping: Walker, Bosal, Starla, DEC, Ansa, AP, and Volvo […]
Ok, that title was a little dramatic, but that’s the idea. MVS member XVTer bought a 2004 XC90 T6 a few years ago for his wife. In between the buying date and selling date he posted some of the best tune-up, Stage 0 and restoration info for XC90s I’ve ever seen. This is his XC90 T6 story. […]
MVS Contributor Kahl has an exhaust leak at the catalytic convertor on his 2000 Volvo XC70. Then he fixed it by being a man and DIY welding it, instead of taking the easy but expensive route of buying a new cat.
ECU + Cat Back Exhaust + Bigger Turbo + Bigger Injectors BSR Tuning for a S60 2.4T as follow: Stage 1: PPC tune for the ECU. 252hp 302ft lb Stage 2: Cat back exhaust system with the same tune as Stage 1. 257hp 309ft lb Stage 3: PPC tune update for the ECU with a […]
Performance Exhausts for Volvos: Theory and Practice If you care about getting good performance, mandrel bending is important. Mandrel bending is bending the pipe such that the cross sectional area remains a perfect circle, as opposed to be distorted to an ellipse, which has a smaller cross sectional area, which also has poorer flow characteristics. […]
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 all areas that can cause problems.
It’s done to increase reliability, economy, in preparation for performance modifications, or all three.
Usually it indicates a leak in the tank above the level you quote. As the fuel goes down past the 3/4 mark the smell will disappear because it is no longer leaking…
… in most cases you’re better off using OEM emissions parts rather than aftermarket.