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).
- 1995 Volvo 850 Engine & Transmission Removal
Astoundingly well-documented, excellent write up on engine removal. One-hundred and sixty photographs detail this procedure, with captions for nearly every one. You can use this for almost any inline 5-cylinder Volvo. 1995 Volvo 850 Auto Engine and transmission Removal
- Full DYI Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap & Rotor Change
A Fine Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap & Rotor Change Tutorial for Pre-1999 Volvo 5-cyl Volvo Forum member and contributor polskamafia mjl takes us carefully through each of 20 or so steps to replace (and gap) spark plugs, cap & rotor, and wires. This isn't difficult at all, and this tutorial makes it even simpler. Here is the Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap & Rotor print link for those who like to have a hard copy next to them while they do repairs. I recommend printing tutorials, always. This write up covers the removal of the distributor cap, distributor rotor, plugs and plug wires. This repair requires no special tools aside from a spark plug gapper. Tools Required: Socket Wrench 5/8 Spark Plug Socket Cheater Pipe Torque Wrench 3mm Allen Key 10mm Wrench Extension for Spark Plug…
- Spark Plug Change: A How To
Volvo’s 5 cylinder engines obviously take 5 spark plugs, and the debate rages as always as to whether Bosh Platinums are better than Champion or NGK. I think that matters less than if they are changed regularly, and gapped correctly. Your Volvo will thank you more for that than putting in one brand of spark plugs over another. The tools you are going to need 5 new spark plugs A 5/8 socket – specifically for spark plug use – so it is long enough to fit the plugs. I got one for $3.99 from AutoZone and it goes with a standard ratchet. The OEM plugs came gapped to the right amount. The right gap is 0.028?. A gapping tool might be required if you use other plugs. It is good to have a gapping tool…