Yesterday longtime MVS Contributor and Volvo DIY author cn90 posted a method to avoid the headache of lining up crank marks when you’re replacing a timing belt on a Volvo 5-cylinder engine. I just did the timing belt, WP, etc. on my 2005 XC90 2.5T with 110K miles. I just came up with a nice […]
MVS Forums member deepsouth turns the DIY knob to Maximum and shows us how to do a timing belt in 33 steps. As well as each step, he lists tools used, photos and his deepest timing belt thoughts. And if you have any deep timing belt thoughts or questions, please ask!
And the barely visible timing marks on the crankshaft gear and engine block – the one on the engine block it’s not visible with the belt on, but can be felt by hand, it’s a small bump. There is also a timing bump on the crankshaft pulley (not visible in the photo).
Whether you’re planning to replace your Volvo’s timing belt, have someone else replace it, or just want to know what the terms mean, I’ve got your timing belt photos here. Sent in by MVS user Carl, they’re technically good photos, very large, and each photo is captioned.