Strange ticking sound. No codes. Could be the exhaust manifold.

Exhaust Manifold Sound -

MVS Contributor Rattnalle shows us how to diagnose an exhaust manifold problem. In this case, it was a lost bolt and slipped exhaust manifold gasket. Very helpful video! Last autumn I had a weird ticking sound coming from the car. No other symptoms. Drove well. No codes. Eventually I put my hand behind the engine […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2

History Of The Volvo 5 Cylnder Engine Part 2 -

Don’t miss History of the Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine, Part 1. The inline 5 (I5) cylinder engine has come to be a symbol of Volvo’s recent past. But did you know that manufacturers started whipping up first iterations of this quirky engine as early as the 1930s? While in the US we gave up on the […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder

History Of The Volvo 5 Cylnder Engine1 -

Volvo’s history is intrinsically intertwined with the 5-cylinder engine. More than any other auto maker (besides maybe Audi), Volvo’s name has become almost synonymous with this rather idiosyncratic engine over the last 30 years. At the time, it was a perfect compromise between the 6-cylinder’s power and the 4-cylinders size and efficiency. Of course, time […]

Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine Firing Order

Get it wrong and it won’t run! Firing order and plug wire order is often wrong on google searches as well as in the Haynes manual- if anyone is searching for this information, it’s CORRECT right here on MVS! This is for 850’s and first year S/V/XC/C70’s (’98’s). Starting trouble post plug wire install

How To Replace The Head Gasket On A Volvo 850

Volvo Head Gasket Diy

NOTE: this tutorial is from Tracys True Soap site. It’s long been recognized as one of the finest DIYs on Volvo 5-cylinder head gasket repair. The site owner contacted me weeks ago, letting me know he was going to take his site down and offering me this tutorial. I didn’t get all the photos from […]

Parts for Rebuilding a Volvo 5 Cylinder Engine

Need to know what parts to buy for an engine rebuild? Big Will steps in and knocks this list out of the park, with many excellent tips and substantial commentary to let all us know the parts for rebuilding a Volvo 5 cylinder engine. Like Will said, this is specific to mid-late 1990s Volvo FWD/AWD […]

XC90 Buyer’s Guide: Tips

Q: What to look for when buying a 5-cylinder XC90? A: I still haven’t really heard of any to speak of, I have an 2005 5cyl and it’s been great. There will always be something that could come up, but people have been asking about known issues for a while and nobody really comes up with […]

Troubleshoot A Dead Volvo 5-cyl Engine

Tips on Finding the Problem on White Engines Pull the head and inspect before doing any other plotting and planning. If the problem were to be rusty or stuck valves then the fix is easy. The cam sensor is different on Denso with different reluctor and the cam I believe to different on rear where […]