1998 V70 GLT 19T Build

How To Make A Regular 1998 V70 Fast -

MVS Contributor and member since 2014 bmdubya1198 guides us through a wonderful build thread on an everyday 1998 V70 GLT with a factory 13G turbo. Check out what he did to it: bmdubya1198 » It’s time to see my first Volvo make some power! I’m not one to do “build threads”, but I figured for this car, […]

How To Replace The Head Gasket On A Volvo 850

Volvo Head Gasket Diy

NOTE: this tutorial is from Tracys True Soap site. It’s long been recognized as one of the finest DIYs on Volvo 5-cylinder head gasket repair. The site owner contacted me weeks ago, letting me know he was going to take his site down and offering me this tutorial. I didn’t get all the photos from […]

Engine Rebuild Tutorial PDF – 1996 Volvo 850

Hydro-lock Causes Engine Failure, Which Causes Engine Rebuild The project lasted into the third week. Were I to do this again, I could do it in a week without difficulty. Maybe 3 days. MVS Forums Contributor and advanced shadetree-level mechanic  JimBee puts together a 288MB, 30-page downloadable PDF monster filled to the top with how to […]

Head Gasket Change Parts List

You want to do the valve seals while you’re at it. This is not an overkill because they are probably nearing the end of their life cycle and will develop oil seepage (just to make you feel regretful one day that you have to redo the gasket).
On another note, have you ever overheated the engine? Even if you haven’t, the mating surfaces for the head gasket need to be planed. There is usually a reason for the gasket to fail (and not always an apparent one).

Oil in Water

I think the best advice I could give is to tow it. Even if you have to run over to U-haul and rent a car carrier for a few bucks. Or call your mechanic. He maybe able to work something cheap out for you as he is doing the repair. I know I do a […]

PCV is Completely Clean but Still Smokes

Did the PCV cleaning today, first time for everything!! It’s completely clean, no gunk what so ever, however I am getting the white gunk on the tip of the oil dipstick, watery condensation drops along the dipstick tube, and white smoke out of the dipstick when warm. What else could it be???? Blown HG? The […]

Volvo Head Gasket – Repair Tips

Volvo Head Gasket

I said in an earlier posting that I would let anyone that was interested know how my Cylinder head gasket change had gone.

I won’t bore you all with the details but I did learn a few things that MAY be relevant to some other recent threads…