2006 Volvo v70 (120,000 miles) part out list of parts below:
Trunk hatch carpeted trim
Car jack and breaker bar red handle and tow bar
Windshield wiper motor
Fuel door lock solenoid
Antenna amplifier (green or orange x2)
Ignition switch starter
Turn signal stalk
Seat belt restraints (x2)
Door sill plates (x2)
Metal radio pocket
Volvo plastic radio pocket
A/C control unit
Side view mirror left
Servotronic fuse relay
Windshield wiper stalk
Overhead light driver front
Rear bumper trim (x2)
Rear speaker covers
Driver motor seat controls
Passenger motor seat controls
Steering wheel column cover
Door speaker covers front (x2)
Center console trim (x2)
Rear carpeted trim panels (x2 one thin one thick)
Rear cargo upper trim with dome light
Side view mirror right
Wooden door handle trim pieces (x4)
Fuel pump regulator
Overhead dome light rear
Windshield rain sensor
Tan headrest with long spikes
Tan headrest with brackets (x2)
Rear armrest with cupholders
Flip down sun shield left (red wire)
Flip down sun shield right (green wire)
Rear view mirror and wiring harness
Power steering pump tank
Right upper brake light
Right lower brake light
Armrest for front seats
Driver window switch box
Front passenger window switch
Rear speakers (x2)
Side airbags (x2)
Rear fuse relay box
Rear third brake light
Emergency brake with leather
Rear trunk speaker trim (x2)
Right rear trunk carpet trim
All 4 door panels
Back hatch carpeted floor (x2 one thin one thick)
Rear bottom single seat
Single seat leather upper
Double seat leather upper
Left and right rear seat bolsters
Right front carpet
Left front carpet
Drivers front seat
Passenger front seat
Rear trunk hatch trim
Braking systems (x2)
Emergency brake trim (x2)
Center console back plate
Passenger lower dash cover
Floor door trim (x2)
Front door handles
License plate frame
Seat railing covers
Instrument cluster 163000
Trunk trim (long back piece (x2) and shoulder piece
Floor door trim (x2 longer pieces)
Rain sensor cover
Dash radio storage box
Fuse panel cover
Gas tank cover
Front air bag crash sensor
Rear air bag crash sensors
Air bag impact sensor
Hazard light switch
On pallet not in box:
Door pillar vents (x2)
Windshield wiper motor cover with seal
Trunk pillar covers (x2)
Left side skirt cover
Right side skirt cover
Left and right side door trim panel moulding (x2 longer)
Left and right side door trim panel moulding (x2 shorter)
Trunk trim with cut out for lock
Trunk trim no cut out
Left and right trim railings (x2)
I am a long time loyal Volvo owner that has owned many Volvos over the years and owned P2 Volvos for a long time. I never once felt the need to go aftermarket until my horrible experience with our 2016 XC70 rear brakes.
After my experience I feel like the TRW sourced rear pads don’t hold up. They are so bad in my opinion I have a hard time believing they are even TRW and wonder if these are actually Lucas since I believe TRW acquired Lucas. If that’s the case I’m not sure why Volvo would have sourced these but I think it would have to do with cost.
I used to get up to 70,000 miles out of our P2 rear brakes so I know it’s not us. Personally, I don’t buy that it’s due to EPB or increased rear brake bias because the fronts still get the most brake distribution.
I feel completely screwed because I don’t see any aftermarket alternative that I really feel comfortable with. I know people will throw all kinds of things out there but I need something high quality members have used for a long time and proven. When I say proven I mean original braking performance, smoothness, quiet with no noise but actually hold up in my opinion where I can get at least 30K from rear brakes. The problem I am having is everything is questionable. When I have tried even what were supposed to be quality aftermarket pads with my first Volvos many years ago they always seemed inferior and they always made noise.
It also seems like everything aftermarket is now ceramic.
My first instinct was ATE Pads but they appear to be ceramic. My concern is one website said ATE 602736 pads were discontinued and I found some on ebay but it makes me concerned there may have been some issue and even if they are great I may not be able to buy them for very long anyway so this option doesn’t look good.
My second instinct is TRW has what I think they are pushing as kind of a premium black series pad. I looked at the reviews of these pads used with other brand vehicles and the reviews seem good and say they are quiet with good brake performance which has me leaning toward these.
Textar was a brand I was considering but I believe that I read a forum post from a BMW owner that put these and Brembo rotors on the rear and said something I think like he kind of feels a delay before they grab unlike original brakes. This is something I cannot accept because I need something with original braking performance.
I have seen Pagid brake pads but personally I think they look like too hard of a pad where there may be noise or decreased braking performance in my opinion.
I am leaning toward the TRW Black TPC1307 Pads
Now for rotors I don’t know if the rotors with uneven wear rings, grooving and scoring I never seen before that you can see in my video are because Volvo is now using a really soft rotor material or just the pads being inferior in my opinion did this. Now I’m trying to decide if I should go with Volvo rotors or try aftermarket.
The only possibly decent aftermarket rear brake rotor I found seems to be Brembo 09958711. I would NOT go with Brembo aftermarket pads because I think I saw a review complaining about noise even when using with Brembo rotors. My only concern is that I remember when I tried Brembo rotors years ago with my first Volvos Brembo had started putting these stupid wear indicator dimples in the contact area even though none of the online photos showed these. I believe I called them to complain and think I ended up sending the rotors back.
Also, how low should you safely be able to wear your rear brake pads down to? Shouldn’t you be able to wear pads down to 2 or 3mm safely and as long as there is still some pad material left the rotors shouldn’t be grinding or scored? I know this sounds like a stupid question but I never experienced anything like this.
Here is a video that shows the pads and rotors so you can see the wear
Here is my article I wrote about my new Volvo rear brake experience
I’m leaning toward the TRW Black TPC1307 rear pads with Volvo rotors and seeing what happens but it’s not a cheap experiment if the rotors are somehow part of the problem and wear like before so it’s kind of a tough one.
I would appreciate proven suggestions for P3 aftermarket rear brakes.
Iv been getting some data and doing expiriments to help all of us. Think our i5 are pretty great but this lack of easy way to tune isnt gonna fly. So far as a recap i started with a 2000 volvo s70 se. She was na and blew a hg. Fixed it happened again this time the bores didnt look too good so out she went and in came a b5254t out of a 06xc70. I got the car to run on the denso and slowly kept going with it. I also got it to run on my me7 and me9 via harness adapter. Started to work on a few ways to do this to answer the age old can i turbo swap question. In short yes and its easier than any of you would believe. The stock denso with alittle monkeyery to the car actually runs this thing perfect until 8-9psi then things get a bit lean but not scary until 13psi. I am working on the me7 and me9 aswell still just put them on the backburner for the simple fact that their too smart for their own good and im low on time these days. I have found (and i am in the early stages of testing.) That a power commander 5 that we use on motorcycles will work on the denso. Its cheap and i think i can get a speed density conversion with it. Read the link for details i just got referred here due to very little help on the other fourm.
I do intend to sell a pnp set up if theres interest and down the road but i will be posting everything one needs to do it themselves so if anyone can chime in with some help in a few parts id be very grateful and the whole community would benifit.
Anyone know how big na denso injectors are part number 3460? Iv been searching for awhile and im gonna just eat it and build a flow bench if no one knows but i really dont want too lol.
Check out my water injection kit its ugly but man it works (no intercooler or lag) and its cheap.
Before anyone asks yes all of this has been done on the cheap quick and dirty side. Im looking for answers not a show car.. Although i do have this other motor here with sleeves, rods, pistons,studs and a trans thats halfway together for awd swap a real awd swap not the haladex.. But first this is my dd and i enjoy the lack of attention it gets from local pd. Its gonna be a year or two before im going that far with it. For now im looking to make the electronics happy and have some fun. see whats the cheapest most attainable way to do this swap safely and make power is. Keeping in mind that it needs to be simple enough that anyone can do it.
Hope the link is okay promise ill make it less all over the place when i get to my next stopping point with the car. Im just messy