Spark Plug Replace — First Gen. XC90

XC90 Spark Plug Replace -

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 […]

1998 V70 AWD Front Oxygen Sensor Swap w Photos

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 […]

McGard Locking Wheel Bolts Removal: Drill DIY

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

S70 – Replace Water Pump w/Tensioner Removal Only

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.

2000 V70 MAF Replacement w/ Pics

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 […]

Tie Rods DIY 2000 V40 1.9T

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 […]