It’s time for your 5-cylinder Volvo XC90 timing belt (interval PDF here), and you want to save some money and do it yourself. If you’re mechanically inclined and have worked on cars before, this will probably be not too difficult for you to complete. Keep in mind this tutorial is not only comprehensive and well […]
Found a post from someone else on how to make a serpentine belt tool. For a 1.99$ get a pipe cap, grind it with a metal grinder ( duh 😀 ) and then drill a hole through the thread area and use a metal bar to give it some force, I used a big drill bit i had around my garage. It worked just fine. Thanks to the person who came up with this idea, just thought I would spread it and save you 30 dollars as someone else did to me.
MVS Forums member QuirkySwede offers up a challenger to the hotly-contested World’s Cheapest Serpentine Belt Tool Trophy™ (see my own 75¢ job). Plus he sheds some light on serpentine belt routing theory and practice. Notice how Volvo first changed routing to improve grip on the alternator, and later (bottom right) routing regained grip on the […]
The TB (Timing Belt) with 85K on it is still OK, has hairline cracks, but time to replace.
The TB factory Idler and Tensioner Pulleys have slight play and were “free-wheeling”, so time to replace
The WP has no leak, but the bearing has a very very slight play. Technically speaking, you can keep the WP for another 30K. From reading Ozark Lee’s and few others experience with leaking WP at 150K or so, and since I have no time to redo this in 30K, I put in a new Aisin WP.
Restoring a free ’98 V70 (B5254T = light pressure turbo, 190 hp engine) to a generally dependable condition, suitable for around town and highway drives. This topic mostly speaks to the timing belt replacement and which parts are to be OEM-only replacements (original equipment manufacturer). MVS Forum member VolvoTurbo850 reminds us of the important things […]
I’ve got a 98 S70 GLT with 242k miles. This weekend I replaced the PCV system, plugs and wires. What other “high-mileage” maintenance should I be planning? serpentine belt tuneup front driveshafts power steering flush transmission flush replacing the oil pan O-rings compression test pre-emptive fuel pump replacement Read more: Volvo S70 242k Miles and Counting
There is only one belt besides the timing belt in 850, S70, V70, C70 and XC70 models up to/including model year 2000, and it’s called the serpentine belt, accessory belt or auxiliary drive belt, depending on who you ask. It transmits power from the crankshaft of the engine to the alternator, steering pump and air […]