Spark Plug Replace — First Gen. XC90

XC90 Spark Plug Replace -

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 […]

Replace Window Switches on Volvo S70 & V70

Wondering how to Replace Window Switches ? 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 […]

1998 V70 AWD Front Oxygen Sensor Swap w Photos

Front Oxygen Sensor Swap 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 […]

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.

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

Tie Rods: MVS Forums member wildgoats2 goes off the rails with details on his V40 tie rod 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 […]