Volvo Wheels

Volvo Wheels

I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. Found it. Here’s the invaluable Volvo Wheels PDF from Volvo themselves. https://images.matthewsvolvosite.com/wheels/Volvo-Wheel-Brochure.pdf Wheel Names, Alphabetized & Sizes Adaro (15”) Adrastea (16”) Amalthea (17”) Andromeda (16”) Antlia (15”) Aquarius (17”) Ares (16”) Argo (15”) Argon (15”) Ariane (15”) Arrakis (17”) Atlantis (18”) Caligo (16”) Canisto […]

Dash Mount Repair, 1999 Volvo S70

Volvo S70 Squeaky Dash Fix - 1999, 2003, Exterior, Historical, Images, S70

Now-MVS Contributor amblerman crushes it with a beautiful squeaky dash repair DIY with photos and helpful steps, tools and required parts. He completed and documented this repair on his 1999 S70. amblerman »  Here’s a report on how I repaired my squeaky dash. I acquired a 1999 S70 with 110K on it back in late 2016. This was […]

Bought a 1999 S70 GLT with almost 300k Miles

1999 S70 GLT… Where to start? New MVS member shertzog bought a 1999 S70 GLT with almost 300k miles, and he’s been fixing it up: new spark plugs, new coolant tank, new headlight bulbs. Repaired: j-hose. Painted: headlight reflectors. 290,600 miles, white/tan (leather in front seats pretty beat up). new plugs (. – $5/pr Amazon – […]

The Story Behind CHP’s Volvo S70s

Ever wonder about CHP’s Volvo S70s ? California Highway Patrol drove S70s? What? It’s true. Here are the stories. LA Times, 1999Jalopnik, 2012 Welcome to Matthews Volvo Site! Your one stop shop for all Volvo news, help and DIY fixes. We feature the Volvo Repair Database, the best Volvo Forum, and an awesome monthly Volvo […]

Volvo 850 and S70/V70: What’s the Difference?

S70/V70 Today we’re having a blast talking about the Volvo 850 and S70/V70… how they’re similar and how they’re different. We want to hear from you. If you’re a member, log in and share your thoughts. If you’re not a member, share your thoughts anyway! Just register for the forum. It’s absolutely free, and I […]

Towing a Miata with an S70

So I will be moving from the NYC area to Nashville for at least a year and I have run into an issue when deciding how to move my cars. I have a Mazda Miata but I can’t drive two cars down at the same time. two trips is out of the question and I don’t want to pay to move it.

I was thinking about towing the Miata (2250lbs) on a dolly down to Tennessee. I know the max towing the S70 is rated for is 3300lbs but is this realistic?

S70 – Replace Water Pump

S70 Replace Water Pump -

Perhaps this may be obvious to the seasoned DIY’er’s or even some regular guys like me but after mulling it over and with the help of a couple of links I decided to tackle the Water Pump replacement by removing only the Hydraulic Tensioner. There were many other excellent links in the various Volvo forums (this one included) that some may find to be more helpful but the following provided me with the larger picture of what I needed to do.

S70 Speakers Demystified

I posted earlier asking about recommended speaker sizes to replace the blown speakers in my daughter’s S70 and the response was pretty much crickets. I had to make a couple of trips to the local Pick & Pull for some other parts so I tried to pull the speakers from a donor S70 while I was there but they were rotted as well. The foam on the edges of the cones had basically turned to dust on all of them in the lot. I pulled a speaker for each door and a rear deck speaker anyway, I think the Pick & Pull just gave them to me or charged very little for them since they were bad anyway and I was buying a bunch of other stuff. I figured having them would let me experiment on fitting other speakers into the frames.

Reflecting on 1992-2000 Volvo 850/S70/V70/XC70 Family

I finally realized today that despite my constant worrying about the Volvo, the fact that things rattle and shake and get stuck and go out of whack and there always seems to be some part that cost as much as a used Honda Civic to repair going bad on it, and it seems to be such a hodgepodge of parts, part Italian part Japanese part Swedish, and God only knows how it all works together, and the fact that the aluminum engine is constantly subject to a bad tensioner bearing or something destroying the whole thing, and that it is in general every bit as finicky as a high end BMW and not nearly as pretty… that I love it and all that stuff has somehow become a source of pride. I feel like I must protect it from those who would not keep it running. My baby ain’t going to no junk yard.