Late P80 and P2 official timing belt intervals from Volvo documents
- Volvo Timing Belt Change Costs
Since the car is in the shop and the timing belt needed to be reset and was cracked they suggested to replace it and my water pump which was slightly leaking. I agreed. $600 dollars for that repair in case anyone is wondering. Well worth it in my opinion.
- Volvo S80 Timing Belt Tips
Tips & Observations for changing a Volvo S80 timing belt: 1) for me there is NO WAY that i could have done it without pulling the main crank shart and pulley and looking at it, I don't think the clearance was there even if you were really good at this 2) In a few critical spots, my car was different than the VADIS info: the serpentine belt tensioner and the instructions for the oil shield near the crank 3) the water pump: damn! hard to get in and out but you can and to install you really have to have good light and have to put in the top front corner first. all while making sure the gasket stays on the two position posts. 4) did not replace the serpentine belt tensioner but if I…
- Broken Timing Belt
I just can't take it anymore. I have been a member of this forum for a while and everytime the topic of a timing belt comes up, the ususal suspects proclaim that a broken belt means the end of an engine or the head is "destroyed" and requires purchasing a new or rebuilt head. While a broken timing belt is bad and costs a lot more money than it would have cost to maintain the belt, it is by no means, a catastrophe or the end of the engine. The only thing that happens when a timing belt breaks is a few valves get bent. This is not that big a deal! Broken Timing Belt