I figured I would document my wrenching adventures as I have been wrenching exclusively on both RWD and FWD Volvo's for several years now to pass the time (and money).
I test drove a cheap 1995 Volvo 850 turbo on craigslist and became addicted to boosting in a T5, the car was faster than I thought it would be (honestly).
I bought the car, my first 850 turbo, for $900 from this chick who dented the left-front fender, broke the left-front fender, and a loud tick coming from the motor (which
Best (used 2003 & up) V70, model, engine, tranny for reliability?
Hey all (newbie here). Lookin to buy a Volvo wagon. What's the most reliable /best value year (2003 & up) model, auto? or manual? and engine? THANKS VERY MUCH!
Past Volvos: 1968 P1800 (dark green) - 1985 245 turbo (silver)
So my 2001 Volvo v70 cross country turbo,was running rough, some
misfiring.So changed the spark plugs,mind you,one at a time,gapped at .028,
new boots and spring coils.Started car as soon as all were replaced,great it
started. went inside to wash up and take it around the block,10 mins time.
Car will only crank like it's going to start but will not turn over! Help!!
I just wanted to let people that a cem and the Ecm can now be purchased used and placed into other cars. I purchases a 2012 with a damaged CEM and had a used one reprogrammed. Volvo released the software for this to be done. I used Xemodex to do this transfer. They were very quick but expensive. Around $575 with a used module from them. Better than towing car to dealer and paying their prices.
So, i have a 98 S70 T5 manual. its lowered on ipds and bilstein struts. cold air with down pipe and exhaust... my next plan is to do an ECU and an inter cooler and Reverse inter cooler piping kit. im planning on doing it in steps.. which should i do first or be more effective? i know the ECU would help big time but im gonna do that after i do the inter cooler or reverse inter cooler piping kit. so which one is more effective, just an aftermarket inter cooler or a reverse inter cooler piping kit?
Okay so I have a 2004 Volvo s60, just had it inspected so im assuming this problem doesn't have anything to do with any parts that would need to be good for inspection. It sounds like my front drivers side tire is going to fly off my car >:0. Anyway, its making a grinding noise (pretty loud) as well as a rattling noise when im driving slow speeds or turning left. If i ride my breaks a little bit, the noise instantly goes away, and if the car is in park turning my steering wheel all the way ar
I cannot remove my key from the ignition. Key won't go to the "0" position. My shifter was replaced four years ago and the button is all the way out. Its an automatic transmission and has 175K for mileage. Trying to remove the key without having to take to dealer to have that entire system replaced which quoted at $600+. Please Help
I'm Looking into buying an XC90 but I have read some bad reviews. I was wanting to get some help and input on common problems with these vehicles, which engine is best and what to look for before and during a test drive. The year models I have been looking at are between '04 and '07. Thanks a lot!
I recently brought my car out from storage and after driving it i notice that on the boost gauge it will not build boost until very high RPM's (3800-4000) and when it does it is only reading 3-5psi and it doesn't seem to hold the pressure at WOT the car has a full 3" turbo back exhaust big flow cats and mufflers, and the turbo was upgraded to a 19T any thoughts would be great,
Hey folks, after my 1998 S70 had some electrical problems related to the battery fixed, my radio locked itself and doesn't work anymore. My local dealer wants to charge me for a simple lookup, so I figured I'd try here.
My radio is an SC-813 with the serial V01030 V8050603C.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I just need the code - now it is in lock mode
Hey every one, Im new to volvos, and Im looking for sensible and proper alternatives to repairing my exhaust. I own a, 98 v70 r and, I would like to know a cheap and sensible way to repair it. Also, I would like something with a great sound if possible. My price range would be around 150-250. Please let me know her or threw text (401)651-8616. Thanks for the help.
Hi can anyone help please! I have a 1996 Volvo 850 turbo and I was driving and went to excelarate when it lost power I pulled over to find out that my turbo hose on the top right hand side had come loose. The car was still running when I put the hose back on and when I did it shut off and wouldn't start back up can somebody any body please help!!!!!! Thanks
Hello everyone, was wondering if i could get help with this car, does anyone know about this great looking car? I luv this spoiler, toyota GT, Eclipse? any ideas? and this rear bumper it looks like a front bumper cut and glued to the bottom then the top part filled with bondo? Nice work Also the rear truck was filled. Great look, one of the best out there. Mr.Steve
I love google. All seriousness I know they do tons of stupid moves. Most recently the delayed launch of google+ for business comes to mind. Before that there was the whole no google+ access for apps users. All of that aside, google is an amazing company. Look how much information they sort on a daily basis. I tell people all the time, "unless google's servers are all down I do not want to hear a stupid comment from you". Anyone who seriously thinks google sucks must have no idea how much is goin
What could 10 year olds be putting in their mouths? Coins, glue, dirt, keys? Nope! This could mean so much, but in Washington DC this is what you tell 10 year olds who are caught doing blow at school. Cocaine, not just for mommy and daddy anymore.
Thomson Elementary School Principal Albert Dupont sent a letter to parents last week asking them to stress to their children: "NEVER to take something or put something in their mouth when they are not sure what it is."
Ok, for this you will need to read the back story here:
Let me start by saying, I am as American as the next guy. I come from a military family going back 4 generations I know of. I worked on base here for years, and was employed under an anti-terrorism agency. But stories like this annoy me. For two basic reasons. One they are fake, and two what about all the other jobs that are just as important.
Lets start with the other jobs.
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