CN90: My “new” 2005 XC90 2.5T with 82K still has factory spark plugs as the P.O. never replaced them. Since I have had good success with NGK Iridium BKR6EIX in my 1998 BMW 528i, I decided to use these NGK Iridium BKR6EIX spark plugs in my XC90. Article Notes Who MVS Forums Contributor cn90 does what he does […]
By Ajay Overview You are driving along on the freeway, decide to roll down the window to enjoy the one sunny day you get per week (in Seattle). Pretty soon you realize it is not exactly as warm as it seems and you would rather not have the cold wind hitting the left side of […]
MVS Forums contributor deepsouth shows us how a front O2 sensor swap is done on an AWD Volvo P80, including photos. This is a “from the top” DIY, meaning it’s how to do the front sensor swap access from the engine bay, not under the car. Outstanding. Just swapped the front O2 sensor on my 1998 […]
Lost your wheel key? Feeling down? Well cheer up guy and grab a drill, because MVS has a DIY for you on how to defeat the Volvo wheel locks. Koen from The Netherlands wrote a wonderful tutorial on drilling out the McGard locking wheel bolts that came on Volvos. McGard Locking Wheel Bolts Removal Tutorial
MVS Contributor Jason Reed slays the tie rod dragon with one swing of the DIY sword. Introduction: This DIY guide shows how I replaced the TRW inner and outer tie rods on a 1997 Volvo 855 GLT with 165k miles. I benefited greatly from the write up by Nlemerise who did the job on his V70. […]
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.
This DIY guide shows how I replaced the front flexible brake lines on a 1997 Volvo 855 GLT at 166k miles.
“I have a fuel leak, which leaks from the top of the gas tank. I think it is from the Vent Hose. If you do it this way (drilling a small 3/8-inch hole), there is no need to drop the gas tank!”
MVS Forums member jpr0204 demonstrates how to change a mass airflow sensor (MAF) on a 2000 V70 XC: “Just wanted to take a moment and post a MAF sensor replacement tutorial with some pictures to help others that may be in need of repair for this VERY COMMON failure part that often results in a […]
This last weekend I replaced the front right lower control arm on my 1998 V70 AWD. It’s the four-bolt control arm. I’ve replaced a handful of two-bolt control arms but found the four-bolt version to be a different animal. Here’s what I did…
MVS Forums member wildgoats2 goes off the rails with details on his V40 tie rods DIY tutorial, inner and outer. And saves $400 by doing the job himself: I did my inner/outer tie rods on our 2000 v40 1.9t with 80k miles. They were most definitely the originals and taken a beating over the last few […]
In this video I replaced the heater core in a Volvo S70. It is almost the same in the 850 other than the way you remove the lower dash panels.
Typical symptoms – erratic ABS, CEL STS or other lights – often coming on after a bump in the road. May or may not be controlled by thumping steering column.