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by polskamafia mjl
Thu May 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

May 17, 2020 - 306,000 miles

Oil change with Rotella T6 5W-40
Mann Oil Filter

Noted severe oil leak from oil cooler lines
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 SL Solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Volvo 850 SL Solenoid

Congrats! This is a tedious repair and doing it succesfully is a tremendous feeling! I hope you have many, many trouble free miles!
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 SL Solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Volvo 850 SL Solenoid

So it's been a long time since I did this job. Will the wiring reach to your new SL solenoid? If it does then I think you should be ok to use it. If not then you'll have to look around again and try to find the correct part. I don't know why suppliers have such a hard time getting the correct soleno...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 850 turbo transmission problems.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: 1995 850 turbo transmission problems.

Well the most common cause is a dirty PNP switch. Rowing the shifter back and forth helps clean it up and it sounds like you did that and had some initial success. Based on that I would recommend removing the PNP switch and cleaning up the insides and then reinstalling it. Here's a long winded write...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T5 Temperature gauge works intermittently
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: 97 850 T5 Temperature gauge works intermittently

I second that question. Are you talking about the connector at the cluster or the connector on the ECT sensor itself? For what it's worth I have the same problem although it also extends to my tachometer. I think the issue lays in the cluster itself. I have two other cluster I need to try out but I ...
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

January 11, 2020 - 303,925 miles

Replaced spark plugs with Bosch copper plugs
Gapped to 0.026"
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts (R bumper covers, P80 seat leather)
Replies: 48
Views: 4847

Re: RobertDIY manufacturing new parts

I am definitley interested in both! My bumper is in bad shape and some fresh leather inside would be amazing.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '98 V70 T5 won't start, P0301 & P0304
Replies: 27
Views: 616

Re: '98 V70 T5 won't start, P0301 & P0304

Here are two links to get you started since I'm not too familiar with these codes: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=68705 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg7iFytxfzQ You are correct that the fuel pump relay will either work or it won't, it's not going to kind of work. I think...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sound when accelerating / Loud Engine (Video Links Included)
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Sound when accelerating / Loud Engine (Video Links Included)

That second video sounds like the power steering pump to me but its hard to be sure. Can you tell whether the sound is coming from the passnger or driver side of the engine bay?
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Sway bar bushing replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 2413

Re: 850 Sway bar bushing replacement

subzerocarfanatic wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:58 pm
...why is this common practice, throwing away an entire part when just a bushing is needed.

scot850 wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:38 pm
The sway-bar bushes on Volvo P80's are bonded to the bar or 'vulcanised'. Over the years the bond breaks down and the bush detaches from the bar itself.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: M56 manual transmission Swap: The Ultimate Parts List
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: M56 Swap: The Ultimate Parts List

-Clutch master cylinder fluid feed hose… PN 9157190. Just a simple rubber hose connecting the brake master cylinder reservoir to the clutch master cylinder. You don’t necessarily need to use the genuine Volvo part here. That's not just a simple rubber hose, it's a material called EPDM that is resis...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: V70 - What is actual operating temp range? scan gauge users?
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: V70 - What is actual operating temp range? scan gauge users?

As you can see from the other posters, 165 to 201 is a pretty normal range.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Engine running temps very wide range, normal?

For sure, if its getting so low that its affecting blower temp then its definitely a stuck thermostat.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

December 7th, 2019 - 302,553 miles

Replaced rear passenger side caliper
Replaced short section of hard line near the caliper
Bled both rear calipers
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vacuum Elbow/Lines Question
Replies: 30
Views: 9333

Re: Vacuum Elbow/Lines Question

One end connects to the passenger side of the intake manifold and the other conencts to the PTC nipple on the pipe that runs from the airbox down to the turbo inlet.

It's line number 10 in the first picture in this thread: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-850 ... ptc-26628/ .
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved

That's a really good idea. I think there would be enough line to do that. Good thinking! I think if I had to this all again I would do just as you suggested.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved

This is a short write up on flaring the rear hard line on the passenger side; it is largely a rehash of cn90's thorough write up which can be found here https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1350813 . Parts list: O'Reilly's Auto Parts Copper Nickel hard line (1): IMG-0676.JPG IMG-0677.J...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Help getting 1997 850R back road worthy
Replies: 59
Views: 1158

Re: Help getting 1997 850R back road worthy

If it's running but puffing smoke with a new PCV I would look into doing a compression test since you might be getting a lot of blow by. The rings could be stuck or they might be excessively worn.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved

Brake line end-to-end uses M10 x 1.0mm. Thanks. I had seen those specs on a different forum but when I tried an M10 X1.0 thread checker at the store it felt very loose. Is that normal? Another forum had the thread listed as 3/16 inch British Thread but I have no idea what to make of that. @ cn90 I ...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved

There's a lot of good information in your Bimmer write up. That will be very helpful.

Does anyone know about the flare nut that connects the hard line to the caliper? That's my main hang up at the moment.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Rear Brake Line Flaring Topic is solved

I'm trying to replace the rear passenger side caliper on my 850 but I've rounded off the brake line nut at the caliper. I would like to cut the existing hard line, replace the caliper, and splice in a new section of hardline. From what I've read the hardlines are 3/16 inch or 4.75 mm. When I brought...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2019 edition How many miles did you drive your P80 over Thanksgiving? Topic is solved
Replies: 40
Views: 5551

Re: 2019 edition How many miles did you drive your P80 over Thanksgiving? Topic is solved

Technically this wasn't over Thanksgiving but at the beginning of November my brother delivered my 850 to me in Arizona. Starting out from Hershey, PA he drove a little over 2,300 miles. During this little road trip the odometer clicked over 300,000 miles.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1999 v70r running rich
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: 1999 v70r running rich

It's always appreciated when people come back and close out a thread! Glad you got it fixed up!
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT **Update**
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT **Update**

Trans failing after its gets hot is exactly what I experienced when I had issues with my solenoids. If your mechanic says he can source a cheap used trans I would go that route assuming he's confident its in good working condition.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT **Update**
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT

That what I figured. I was in a similar situation previously and, despite replacing S1 and S2, I couldn't fix the problem long term and ended up having to replace the transmission. I would take a look at those solenoids again. Maybe verify where they came from.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT **Update**
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: Lost all gears. 1996 Volvo 850 GLT

Why did you replace the S1 and S2 solenoids in the first place and where did you source the solenoids from?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Brake switch

Yeah I'm with Klausc. What does 'brake interruption' mean?
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Official MVS Tool Drive for Robert - June 2019 thread
Replies: 31
Views: 1587

Re: Robert met a thief

Is there a mirror link to that video? I have no idea what's going on.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

April 21, 2019 - 299,026 miles

Tire rotation

Noticed cracking in inner CV boot on passenger side less than 3 years after installation
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T5 Fuel, speed, and odometer not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: 97 850 T5 Fuel, speed, and odometer not working.

My 95 has a working speedo but the tach, fuel gauge, and coolant temp only work intermittently. I suspect that the gauge clusters themselves break after 20+ years of vibrations and thermal cycles. The only solution is to then replace the cluster with a known good one, or you could individually repl...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

April 13, 2019 - 298,889 miles

Oil change
Rotella T6 5-40 oil
Mann filter
New gasket on plug

Coolant top off

Power steering fluid top off
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS posting standards:Sentences, Paragraphs, Punctuation, No text talk Please
Replies: 155
Views: 707870

Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Acronyms seriously suck. The following story comes from https://gist.github.com/klaaspieter/12cd68f54bb71a3940eae5cdd4ea1764 From time to time, Musk will send out an e-mail to the entire company to enforce a new policy or let them know about something that's bothering him. One of the more famous e-m...
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 T5 Fuel, speed, and odometer not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: 97 850 T5 Fuel, speed, and odometer not working.

My 95 has a working speedo but the tach, fuel gauge, and coolant temp only work intermittently. I suspect that the gauge clusters themselves break after 20+ years of vibrations and thermal cycles. The only solution is to then replace the cluster with a known good one, or you could individually repla...
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Converting B5204T to B5234T
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Converting B5204T to B5234T

If you use the formula V=π*R2*h where R is the bore/2 and h is the stroke you can work out the volume of each cylinder and multiply X 5 to get total capacity of the engine. Displacement = π/4 *Bore²*Stroke*Number of cylinders = 0.7854 * Bore²*Stroke*Number of cylinders The B5204T has a Bore of 81mm...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: How to replace the red seatbelt release button
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: How to replace the red seatbelt release button

This is great! I've been dealing with a hole in my driver seat button for a few months now.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 - No forward gears
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: 95 850 - No forward gears

Here's a write up for replacing the solenoids in the front of the transmission: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=65527

I had limited success but you may get luckier.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Safe to Charge Battery Indoors?
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Safe to Charge Battery Indoors?

The engine bay of a car is a much more dangerous environment than an apartment and yet batteries thrive in that enviornment. There's no danger to charging a battery indoors.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

July 13, 2018 - 293,943 miles

Passed inspection at Vastine's Auto Service
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What year did a Volvo become a Ford/Geely?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: What year did a Volvo become a Ford/Geely?

Yes but car companies do strive for brand consistency regardless where a particular model was built. And a lot of what we perceive as 'quality' is design engineering that isn't really affected by changing the location of manufacture. I agree with you but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What year did a Volvo become a Ford/Geely?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: What year did a Volvo become a Ford/Geely?

Well the people who run and work for each corporation are certainly Earthlings I am hesitant to call the corporations themselves Earthlings.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: T5R Parking Brake Not Working After Cable Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: T5R Parking Brake Not Working After Cable Replacement

Thanks Neil for the quick response. You brought up a lot of good suggestions so I'll just reply to each one: I took the driver side assembly apart a couple of times to check everything over. Both springs are seated and intact. There's tension in the handle when I pull up on it and the cables are Pro...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What year did a Volvo become a Ford/Geely?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: What year did a Volvo become a Ford/Geely?

Globalism means that its difficult to describe where a brand really is from anymore. Does it matter where the brand's HQ is located? Or where they produce the product? Is Ford Mexican? Is Toyota American?
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: T5R Parking Brake Not Working After Cable Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 295

T5R Parking Brake Not Working After Cable Replacement

A few winters ago I came home from work to find that the driver side rear wheel was dragging. It turned out to be seized parking brake so I loosened the adjuster to permanently 'deactivate' that side until I had time to look into it. On Sunday I finally got that chance and I replaced both cables. Af...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Jack Point Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Volvo 850 Jack Point Failure

The whole emergency jack system is a bad design. My volvo jack failed the other day while inspecting my seized caliper. Fortunately it seems the jack took the brunt of the damage and not my precious volvo. To be fair, the Volvo jack should only be used as a last ditch effort not for standard mainte...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377689

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Finally got around to replacing both parking brake cables. Unfortunately after all that the driver side parking brake still doesn't work. :evil:
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

July 1, 2018 - 293,831 miles

Replaced driver and passenger side parking brake cables PN: 55439756 from FCP
Driver side parking brake still does not function
by polskamafia mjl
Thu May 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

May 10, 2018 - 293,139miles

Replaced broken cam position sensor with Meyle unit from FCP
Old sensor tested in car to confirm failure
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 T5R ABS Leak?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: 95 T5R ABS Leak?

It is a manual but the clutch hose from the brake reservoir to the clutch master cylinder is dry.

The rubber hose in the second picture runs from the reservoir down to the ABS unit I believe.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Quasi Electrical Question
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Quasi Electrical Question

Increasing the load on the alternator may cause a dip in RPM especially since those fans require a good deal of power. Sounds like everything is working as it should.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 T5R ABS Leak?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

95 T5R ABS Leak?

A few weeks ago I noticed I was low on brake fluid. After topping off the reservoir I took a look and noticed the brake lines beneath the ABS pump are all wet. I'm guessing the ABS pump needs to be replaced? Has anyone gone through this before? Any tips for sourcing a pump and how to swap it out? I ...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: T-5R auto box, secondary VSS cable too short?
Replies: 11
Views: 3407

Re: T-5R auto box, secondary VSS cable too short?

I only remember 1 VSS plug on the transmission and it didn't look like that. Do you have the old transmission still? Do the old and new transmission have the VSS in the same locations?
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Preparing to Replace Clutch & RMS
Replies: 16
Views: 1562

Re: Preparing to Replace Clutch & RMS

It may not be heavy but the thought of trying to line the transmission up with the engine still in the car sounds like a nightmare.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Castrol Transmax High mileage ATF
Replies: 19
Views: 1328

Re: Castrol Transmax High mileage ATF

Blowing a cam seal has more to do with poor crankcase ventilation than oil quality.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Preparing to Replace Clutch & RMS
Replies: 16
Views: 1562

Re: Preparing to Replace Clutch & RMS

Without a lift I don't see the advantage of going out the bottom but as mentioned earlier both methods are about the same level of difficulty. I recommend replacing the axle seals while you have the transmission out and replacing the gear oil is a no-brainer. If you were to pull the engine it would ...
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 t5 conversion
Replies: 36
Views: 2585

Re: Volvo 850 t5 conversion

I haven't heard anything about megasquirts being used on an 850 but I think the 850 community can be a little conservative when it comes to modding.

The best thing you can do is talk with megasquirt. They make the ECU's and they'll be able to tell you what it can and cannot do.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

January 12, 2018 - 292,067miles

Installed genuine Volvo Upper torque rod mount and Lemforder torque rod bushing
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

January 6, 2018 - 291,950 miles

Tires replaced at Meineke Car Care Center #496 - Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg
205/50R-16 SUMITOMO HTR A/S P02
4 Wheel Alignment performed
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377689

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

I installed half of a new upper motor mount. I still need to press the new bushing in though :-/
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What oil sample analysis service do you use?
Replies: 26
Views: 6718

Re: What oil sample analysis service do you use?

Here's my first sample. This was with Mobile 1 5W30. I have a sample of Rotella T6 with almost 10k miles on it waiting to send out for analyses.
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by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Creak from steering wheel area
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Creak from steering wheel area

Have you looked at the u joint on the steering shaft?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850 turbo #5 misfire
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: 96 850 turbo #5 misfire

all five injectors fire at the same time, from the same pulse Buzz! ... completely incorrect. All five injectors do NOT fire at the same. You never hear of a firing order ? There are five injector control lines from the ECM, one for each injector. Spark is timed, fuel is not. As mentioned already t...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 T5 stalled, won't restart
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: 1998 S70 T5 stalled, won't restart

I recently had a similar problem: strong crank with fuel at the schrader valve but no start. In my case it turned out to be the crank position sensor. I cleaned the electrical connector and it has been working fine since then.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved
Replies: 56
Views: 12460

Re: 98 V70R - Swedish Cart Parts Heater Core Report Topic is solved

I would say price has gone up to meet demand, so not quite inflation. lol Either way I'm glad I bought mine back before the price hike.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Tire Recommendations

The Pirelli Cinturato sound intriguing and I'm looking into those at the moment.

I've got Hankook Ventus tires on now and even at 40ish psi the fronts look flat. It's really frustrating. That whiteblock weighs a lot apparently. lol
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed... Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 6447

Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed... Topic is solved

No, it happens at any speed when letting off the gas. It's super annoying.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Tire Recommendations

They look good on the front wheels? No excessive bulging from the sidewalls?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 v70r Advice needed quickly - forgotten paper towel in t
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: 98 v70r PLEASE HELP: forgotten paper towel in turbo

cn90 wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:59 am I call it radiator because it is a radiator, but you can call it "cooler"
I call it a heat exchanger because it is a heat exchanger, but you can call it a "radiator."
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed... Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 6447

Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed... Topic is solved

Robert, have you experienced engine bucking/jerking when letting off the gas since you finished the manual swap?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Tire Recommendations

JRL wrote: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:19 pm 16 or 17"? What size tire
Good question, my bad. 16"
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Tire Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Tire Recommendations

Any suggestions for tire recommendations for a P80? I'm shopping around for my T5R and I thought we used to have a thread on tires here but I can't seem to find it. I'm particularity interested in tires with strong sidewalls. I don't know why but every tire I've used so far bulges like crazy on the ...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 S70 Which Manual Transmission [gear] Oil to use?
Replies: 21
Views: 7978

Re: 1998 S70 Which Manual Transmission [gear] Oil to use?

I too am running the Valvoline GL5 fluid with no apparent problems.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: P80 PNP Switch $80 - SOLD Topic is solved
Replies: 2
Views: 249

P80 PNP Switch $80 - SOLD Topic is solved

I have an almost brand new PNP switch for sale. It has maybe a handful of miles on it. I no longer need it since I performed a manual swap on my 850. $80 plus shipping Part Number 9466012 Originally purchased from FCP Questions/comments you can contact me here or email me at [email protected].edu IMG_3810...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 will go into gear but not move?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: 850 will go into gear but not move?

Not sure exactly how it's setup on a manual 850, but I know on my old P2R, it was somewhat common for the slave cylinder to fail and cause loss of brake fluid as well as functionality of the clutch. Might be worth a check. Also would check the shift cables. That would make it difficult to disengage...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts Heater Core: Plastic inside?
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Re: Swedish Car Parts Heater Core: Plastic inside?

I also used the Swedish Car Parts heater core but I left that plastic inside the core. Seems to be working well two years after installation.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo TRAC and ABS light
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo TRAC and ABS light

On my 95 those lights are intermittent but its pretty common for them to come on. I've cleaned the ABS sensors with no luck. Let me know what works for you, maybe it'll help me too.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

October 27, 2017 - 291,056 miles Towed home after no start - 10/25 Fuel pressure seems good so I suspect spark was the issue; probably caused by crank position sensor Cleaned and reseated the electrical connector multiple times Car started in warm weather today Replaced washer reservoir and pump Cle...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

September 27, 2017 - 290,418 miles

Replaced driver side rear brake caliper with rebuild ATE caliper from FCP
Bled driver side rear caliper with DOT 3/4 brake fluid
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: LCA Ball Joint Stuck in Place
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: LCA Ball Joint Stuck in Place

With it that far out it should just slide out in my limited experience. The pickle fork normally would push down on the top of the stud that slides up into the steering knuckle. It looks like that stud is too far down for a pickle fork to work but spreading that gap open as suggested should be more ...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377689

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

You're bolder than I am running 0 weight down south. lol I like using 10w40 in the summer months and I'm in PA which can be a bit cooler than NC, but I was experimenting with a 10K mile oil change interval so I left the Rotella T6 in there this summer. I came across a few people recommending the Rot...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377689

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky!!)

Earl change with Rotella T6 oil, Mann filter, and new gasket/washer.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 C70 Transmission Downshift Question
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: 2000 C70 Transmission Downshift Question

Dex III is correct. I would do a series of drain and fills, not just one, and see if anything improves. The Valvoline MaxLife ATF is really good as is Mobil's synthetic ATF. I haven't had much look saving a dying trans but it's been known to work so I wish you luck. Let us know how it turns out long...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

August 16, 2017 - 290,015miles

Oil change with Shell Rotella T6 5W40 synthetic oil
Mann oil filter
New crush washer

Oil sample collected for analysis

Front tires are worn to wear indicators
Steering feels sloppy at speeds above 50mph
Vibrations become apparent at these speeds as well
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Weird Coolant Change Event...
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Weird Coolant Change Event...

That would be the best way to drain out all old coolant if you can't dump on ground and rinse with hose to protect pets. Draining it onto the ground is the worst way to get rid of coolant. Plenty of facilities accept used coolant. Drain it into a container and dispose of it properly. Don't be a jac...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recent work axle/trans Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Recent work axle/trans Topic is solved

matthew1 wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:31 pm The side that's popped out gets all the torque, and the good side gets none.
Gotta love open diffs.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

June 9, 2017 - 288,XXXmiles Front driver and passenger rotors resurfaced Driver side rotor was the most warped which is odd because that caliper is just over a year old After bedding the brakes the driver side rear caliper has begun to stick Disassembled and cleaned caliper and pads but the results ...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Recent work axle/trans Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: Recent work axle/trans Topic is solved

Get the front of the car safely up in the air and put it in drive and see what happens. You should be able to quickly tell if any of the axles popped out. It's been known to happen as mentioned above.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri May 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: What DIYs do we need?
Replies: 15
Views: 1873

Re: What DIYs do we need?

I would enjoy seeing a write up for a parking brake (hand brake) cable replacement on a P80.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon May 22, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: flashing arrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: flashing arrow

To the best of my knowledge the part numbers are as follows:

S1 is part number 5040310002N
S2 is part number 6843783
Lock up solenoid is 6843784

You may find this thread helpful -> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=65527
by polskamafia mjl
Mon May 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Question about PCV system on a non-turbo 99 V70
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Question about PCV system on a non-turbo 99 V70

readallthebooks wrote: Fri May 19, 2017 11:01 pm ...i just didn't want a seal to blow out dumping oil on the interstate at 70mph
Don't worry that never happens. You may damage seals and have oil leaks but you're not going to dump all of the oil out in one go. A tiny leak is enough to relieve internal pressure.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon May 22, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: flashing arrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: flashing arrow

Accidentally double posted. Ignore this post. :D
by polskamafia mjl
Mon May 22, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: flashing arrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: flashing arrow

polskamafia mjl wrote: Mon May 22, 2017 6:55 pm
theWIFES_S70 wrote: Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 am That solenoid job is a doozy right?
Yes, very much so.
OP, my experience says that kit will not work. It looks like the S1 and S2 solenoids are the same in that kit but I believe you will find that your transmission uses different solenoids.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon May 22, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: flashing arrow
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: flashing arrow

theWIFES_S70 wrote: Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 am That solenoid job is a doozy right?
Yes, very much so.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed May 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Flashing arrow on dash
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: Flashing arrow on dash

I would consider cleaning that switch before you install it considering its used. Its much easier to do before you install it rather than having to take everything apart again.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu May 04, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed... Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 6447

Re: Volvo 850 T-5R manual transmission swap completed... Topic is solved

Nothing yet. I've just been living with the CEL for now. How has your tune worked out so far? Does the engine hold revs a little longer or did you just have it tuned to not look for a TCU?
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: gold 95 850 parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 2048

Re: gold 95 850 parting out

Radio and speakers still available/working?
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Wrecked 2000 Volvo S70, Parting Out [Lancaster, PA]
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Wrecked 2000 Volvo S70, Parting Out [Lancaster, PA]

How is the tread on those tires?
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

March 2, 2017 - 286,029miles

Trailing arm bushings replaced and 4 wheel alignment completed at Swedish Motors, Inc.
Driver side spring seat replacement was recommended
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 t5 having issues after blowing a head gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: 850 t5 having issues after blowing a head gasket

How much is a cat? You can get a new exhaust for less than 500 doll hairs. I know the south is weird but I'm certain a new cat is not a death sentence for the car. The head gasket however will certainly set you back quite a bit. That should be your main concern.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Serpentine belt does not fit Topic is solved
Replies: 30
Views: 3715

Re: Serpentine belt does not fit Topic is solved

If possible try putting it onto the smooth idler pulley last. You won't have a lip to fight. Whether you can reach your hand down there depends on what kind of tool you're using to loosen the tensioner though.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

January 26, 2017 - 285,285miles

Passed inspection at Your Inspection Connection
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Milky, foamy dipstick but coolant res and top end look okay???
Replies: 20
Views: 2044

Re: Milky, foamy dipstick but coolant res and top end look okay???

SonicAdventure wrote:
...I need to go over the vehicle and contemplate what I need to do to maximize its longevity.
Drive it more.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Change Manual gearbox fluid?
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: Change Manual gearbox fluid?

There is no reason not to change manual gear oil. On an automatic sometimes there can be issues afterwards but in a manual gear box the oil simply lubricates, it doesn't do anything else. If the gear oil hasn't been done in a long time I would recommend replacing it. I believe the drain and fill plu...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Vented oil cap to intake box mod?
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Vented oil cap to intake box mod?

Leave your dipstick snorkel in place. It wasn't allowing condensation in anymore than the actual dipstick would. Like you mentioned those short trips are what's causing it. As cn90 mentioned though the parts for the PCV job aren't very expensive if you avoid buy the kit. You're only issue then becom...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: plan for the worse, experience more worse!
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: plan for the worse, experience more worse!

We really need to get rid of abbreviations on this forum. What did you guys do with all of the time you saved from not typing those words out?
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What's worse than the engine oil light coming on?...no engine oil light.
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: What's worse than the engine oil light coming on?...no engine oil light.

splats wrote:About 3.5 quarts came out. So it was about 2 quarts low.
That's not low enough to cause low oil pressure and that's why the light didn't come on. The oil light is a pressure indicator not a level indicator.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Engine code
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Re: Engine code

Cincyken wrote:I have never seen a 2-3-2 code before on any Volvo i have owned over the years.
Unless you have had very bad luck there are dozens of codes you've never seen pop up on any of your Volvos.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Milky, foamy dipstick but coolant res and top end look okay???
Replies: 20
Views: 2044

Re: Milky, foamy dipstick but coolant res and top end look okay???

SonicAdventure wrote:
The car usually only gets driven for 4-5 miles a day...
This is the source of your problem. Moisture in the motor needs to boil off otherwise it creates that milky residue. Take a bike instead of the car.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Say a prayer for Robert! Topic is solved
Replies: 88
Views: 8428

Re: Say a prayer for Robert! Topic is solved

Best wishes, Robert. Get well soon. There are too many junkyards still left for you to prowl!
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1993 850 Heater core replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: 1993 850 Heater core replacement

As mentioned that's an amp. Removal isn't difficult but I spent quite some time trying to maneuver it out of there. It's just a lot of twisting and turning. Reattaching the wiring connectors is also annoying.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R intermittent rough idle at start and Low Gear Light
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: 96 850R intermittent rough idle at start and Low Gear Light

Just throwing this out there but perhaps the torque converter isn't disengaging like it should which is causing the engine to bog down. You need the transmission codes read to see what set the light; is it still on btw? In the mean time check the fluid level and quality. If it's extremely low that c...
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wheel ID Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: Wheel ID Topic is solved

Thanks everyone. Looks like I do have perfos. I know they aren't stock because my car rolled out of the factory with 17's (per the gas flap tag) but I'm happy to know who ever changed them over used these instead of the 16 inch columbas. I would like to upgrade to the 302mm brakes but I want to also...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: LED headlight bulbs for Volvo S70, V70, etc. - Video Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 3952

Re: LED headlight bulbs for Volvo S70, V70, etc. - Video Topic is solved

ecbsykes wrote:Nice. I'm going to be trying my first LEDs in my new fog lights I just got for the old girl.
Any updates on that? I've had my fogs out ever since I repainted my bumper and I would love to do this upgrade before I get around to installing them again.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Wheel ID Topic is solved
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Wheel ID Topic is solved

Quick question: are these wheels perfos on my T5R and is it true that 16inch perfos will accommodate 302mm discs?
Volvo T5R April Snow.jpg
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Still overheating - 98 V70 T - sudden coolant loss
Replies: 15
Views: 1436

Re: Still overheating - 98 V70 T - sudden coolant loss

broken08 wrote:First $2000 takes it.


$400 and you have a deal. :D
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: looking to remove service light bulb have cluster out.
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: looking to remove service light bulb have cluster out.

Check your owner's manual; there is a diagram with all of the bulbs listed.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

December 10, 2016 - 284,285 miles

Replaced inner and outer CV boots on passenger side; regreased joints with new grease

December 28, 2016 - 284,543 miles

Spliced in new electrical plug for driver's side turn signal
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Headlight Woes
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Headlight Woes

Not quite, 'Jewels' are a type of headlight (entire assembly), not a bulb.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clutches pressure plates and flywheels
Replies: 35
Views: 3172

Re: Clutches pressure plates and flywheels

greg850r wrote:
The GLT sedan I'm working on is not a turbo and the FCP is a Sachs that comes with the throw out bearing and shipps free
Ok...But OP is working with a turbo. So the kit you linked to wouldn't work.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1188

Re: 96 850R Losing Oil

Perhaps a better question on my part; OP, does the oil light work on your car?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R Losing Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 1188

Re: 96 850R Losing Oil

Was the oil light on?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heater Hose Replacement - Generic Hose
Replies: 16
Views: 2024

Re: Heater Hose Replacement - Generic Hose

Why a gutted coupler... Because, as CN90 mentioned, it's a convoluted mess and simplicity is a good thing. Generic heater hoses are a more reliable method since you can then service the heater core without worrying about ruining the OEM plastic coupler and dealing with leaks. I had to run my car wi...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No Start possibly due to bad PNP?
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: No Start possibly due to bad PNP?

kashee77 wrote:Also how do you get to the PNP Switch?
It's right on top of the transmission.

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =1&t=29930
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Brake Booster Vac Line Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 2019

Re: Brake Booster Vac Line Replacement

You just need a vacuum hose that's the correct diameter and thick enough not to collapse under vacuum. I sourced a replacement from NAPA.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

Re: What is causing my cooling fan to run for no reason?

This happened to me after my manual swap. After putting the engine back in and reconnecting the wiring harness I noticed the cooling fan ran all of the time and after shutting the engine off the fan continued to run for a while. It turned out that the plug for the ECT sensor was damaged causing the ...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?
Replies: 30
Views: 13351

Re: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?

I did give a half hearted attempt at the inner CV joint. On the turbo axles it involves bending back the lip that prevents the tripod bearing from coming out all of the way. I was concerned about deforming the metal too much and having issues with the new CV boot slipping off. Long story short I was...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?
Replies: 30
Views: 13351

Re: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?

I've admitted defeat. I'm going to run it over to a mechanic and have them pull it apart tomorrow.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?
Replies: 30
Views: 13351

Re: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?

Looks like with snap ring pliers the inner circlip should be cake. Unfortunately with all the grease removed I still can't find the circlip on the inner joint. Any idea which part of the joint I should be looking at to find it? CN90 mentioned the NA axles are easier; I'm working on a turbo so perha...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Magnet In Oil Pan
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Magnet In Oil Pan

The oil filter is a good idea since then you can actually remove the metal debris from the engine instead of having it stuck to a magnet in the oil pan.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clutches pressure plates and flywheels
Replies: 35
Views: 3172

Re: Clutches pressure plates and flywheels

tryingbe wrote: Neither? I'd suggest stock.
+1
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 what caused the head to leak oil
Replies: 20
Views: 1627

Re: 98 V70 what caused the head to leak oil

As mentioned, this doesn't sound like a head gasket issue. The turbo is meant to spin for longer than just a few seconds at a time.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sacramento Volvo mechanic wanted......
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Sacramento Volvo mechanic wanted......

MVS used to have a recommended mechanics page. I'm not sure what happened to it.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: VIDA, VADIS, DiCE
Topic: Best floor jack?
Replies: 11
Views: 3538

Re: Best floor jack?

beigg's message was so important it had to be said twice.

Harbor freight has low profile, high lift jacks with rapid pump handles for less than $200.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Maximum Block and Head Distortion - B5234T Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Maximum Block and Head Distortion - B5234T Topic is solved

My Haynes manual only lists specs for the cylinder head. Is it possible that there's no range for the block and instead it should just be decked? I've never rebuilt a motor so I don't know.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1995 855 Non-Turbo: ABS and TRAC lights both ON
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: 1995 855 Non-Turbo: ABS and TRAC lights both ON

I have the same problem on my 95. I suspect its actually the instrument cluster going bad in my case. Do you have any other faulty gauges? On my car the tach, coolant temp, and fuel level gauges are all intermittent along with the ABS and Tracs lights coming on periodically. I swapped out my cluster...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Clutches pressure plates and flywheels
Replies: 35
Views: 3172

Re: Clutches pressure plates and flywheels

Pressure plate and R clutch from Tasca for $200.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Maximum Block and Head Distortion - B5234T Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Maximum Block and Head Distortion - B5234T Topic is solved

rspi wrote:Was fluids mixed?
OP said he bought it so I imagine he doesn't know the history. Besides that's not what he asked about.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1998 V70 - Is My Drain Plug Hole Salvageable or Is it Time for a New Oil Pan?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: 1998 V70 - Is My Drain Plug Hole Salvageable or Is it Time for a New Oil Pan?

At idle you can run the engine without oil for a long time with no damage. Unless you were racing the engine when it suddenly lost oil everything should be fine.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Transmission Intermittently not engaging into 1st gear
Replies: 13
Views: 2356

Re: 850 Transmission Intermittently not engaging into 1st gear

captivated wrote:I don't want to throw parts at it if thicker fluid is all I need.
It's not. Get the codes read and then you you can make an educated decision on how to proceed.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Turbo CV Boot Part #'s
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Volvo 850 Turbo CV Boot Part #'s

Thanks, CN90! I may just spring for the Volvo boot and get it over with. Do you happen to know if the Volvo boot comes with grease or if the grease is at least available separately at the dealer? Edit: I found this on Pelican Parts: http://www.pelicanparts.com/More_Info/893498201B.htm?pn=893-498-201...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Turbo CV Boot Part #'s
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Volvo 850 Turbo CV Boot Part #'s

That inner boot part number doesn't return any results on google nor AutohausAZ. :-/ I fear that GKN may no longer make that boot.

EDIT: I believe I had read that the outer CV boot could be used on the inner joint as well. Is that true?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Turbo CV Boot Part #'s
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Volvo 850 Turbo CV Boot Part #'s

Good evening everyone, I'm trying to replace the CV boots on the passenger side axle on my T5R but I'm having trouble finding the right parts. The outer joint I found through eeuroparts. It's a GKN boot part number 300439 and looks like it should fit. The inner boot I that got from RMEuropean is too...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Stuck P80 Oil Filter Solution
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Stuck P80 Oil Filter Solution

Glad you got it off. My oil filter also got stuck after my M56 swap. We removed that towhook and managed to get it off with a screw driver through the filter. I've had a lot of success with this tool from Lisle: https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-63600-Oil-Filter-Tool/dp/B0002SR4Q8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: next noob question: How often should I change my oil? Topic is solved
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: next noob question: How often should I change my oil? Topic is solved

abscate wrote:I do 15000 mile intervals on the BMW, 150k miles, no burning/leaking. It's got a bigger sump than the Volvo.

Blackstone is the only real data if you want guidance for your use. I do think a lot of enthusiasts dump,good oil into the recycle bin
+1

The right answer right here.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?
Replies: 30
Views: 13351

Re: outer CV removal - where is the circlip?

Are you just changing the boots? You can do the outer by removing the inner joint (No tools needed, just slides off) and sliding the outer boot on down the entire length of the shaft. I'm doing both. How does the inner CV joint come apart? If it just slides off what keeps it from coming apart while...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: 97 GLT transmission compatibility?

I was under the impression that the 95's have a different speed sensor location. 96 and up receive their speed signal from the ABS sensors, I believe, while the 95's have a VSS plug on the transmission.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1996 850 NA First Time PCV Repair - Parts Confusion
Replies: 32
Views: 2472

Re: 1996 850 NA First Time PCV Repair - Parts Confusion

loveMy850 wrote:Readiing this thread,can I ask what you mean by on the first post ,old and disturbed, what did you mean by that??
It's the 3rd post but Robert meant that the hoses get old and brittle and when you're messing around in the engine and disturb them they have a habit of cracking or snapping off.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 Volvo 850 Wheel Bearing or Broken Lugs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2350

Re: 1994 Volvo 850 Wheel Bearing or Broken Lugs?

Ah, I thought it stood for 'front wheel bearing' but the double 'bearing' threw me off.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1994 Volvo 850 Wheel Bearing or Broken Lugs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2350

Re: 1994 Volvo 850 Wheel Bearing or Broken Lugs?

abscate wrote:FWB
I don't have your acronym manual, abscate; what does FWB stand for?
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R - replaced front struts, now car feels like it is skating
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: 96 850R - replaced front struts, now car feels like it is skating

I should clarify: OEM quality struts won't change the suspension geometry. I have no experience with quick struts.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 850R - replaced front struts, now car feels like it is skating
Replies: 18
Views: 2528

Re: 96 850R - replaced front struts, now car feels like it is skating

Struts shouldn't affect alignment what-so-ever as long as the replacement struts weren't damaged or anything. Definitely get the alignment done but I suspect it won't be much different from where it was prior to replacing the struts. I would double check that the three nuts at the top of the struts ...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Synthetic Oil-- why can't you switch back/worth it?
Replies: 45
Views: 6296

Re: Synthetic Oil-- why can't you switch back/worth it?

Snipping tool worked great, thanks! I wouldn't be able to fit everything if I did print screen, I fear.
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by polskamafia mjl
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Supporting hardware for 18t?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Supporting hardware for 18t?

With the 18T I think you can run stock internals (that's where the weakness lies) but the main issue is a good tune. As I understand it, boost spikes at low RPM's are what bend rods.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Synthetic Oil-- why can't you switch back/worth it?
Replies: 45
Views: 6296

Re: Synthetic Oil-- why can't you switch back/worth it?

...but I'm interested in why people do this. I'm all ears. To find out how healthy the engine is and whether we can extend the oil change. Afterall, the whole 3k mile oil change interval is a myth. No one says that's when you should change oil. At that pace you may as well change it every day. It's...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Synthetic Oil-- why can't you switch back/worth it?
Replies: 45
Views: 6296

Re: Synthetic Oil-- why can't you switch back/worth it?

You can switch back and forth as much as you like. The advantage of synthetic is not that you can go 5k miles but rather that you can do 10 to 15K miles. That depends on the health of the engine of course. Even if you were changing once every 6K miles it should still be saving you money... Besides t...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: WTB Transmission+
Replies: 17
Views: 1218

Re: WTB Transmission+

Check Swede Speed. I believe there was a complete swap kit listed in the classifies recently.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377689

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Valvoline Instant Oil Changes will take used coolant for free.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 97 850 trans - Swap from slushbox [auto] to exciting manual Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 4012

Re: 97 850 trans - Swap from slushbox [auto] to exciting manual Topic is solved

EPDM shouldn't be an issue on my end. Few local hydraulic places that are known for supplying SAE and Metric lines that I'm confident for this hard to find part. Let me know how this works out. I still need to replace mine. You don't need the TCU once you're done. Automatic Axles will fit but you d...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What did you do to your Volvo today?
Replies: 4097
Views: 377689

Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Got gas. :D

93 Octane from Shell
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.
Replies: 33
Views: 2687

Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

I normally use Mobil 1 5-40 or 10-40 depending on the season.

Right now I'm trying out the Rotella T6 5-40.

Both of those are synthetic oils and I pair them up with a Mann filter.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Any chance you're going to the yard anytime soon? :D
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Pulling Motor/Trans, couple questions Topic is solved
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Pulling Motor/Trans, couple questions Topic is solved

The bolts on my flex plate were indeed 12 pointed 17mm and they had red loctite on them.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Winterizing your P80...
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Winterizing your P80...

The most important thing is to make sure the coolant won't freeze. A frozen lock won't be a big deal if the block is cracked. Battery would be second on my list.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Volvo 850 Transmission Solenoid Replacement DIY
Replies: 23
Views: 8415

Re: Volvo 850 Transmission Solenoid Replacement DIY

Try emailing them and see what they say. They were pretty helpful when I talked to them.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Stereo Refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: 95 850 Stereo Refresh

Alright you guys have given me some stuff to think about. Thanks a lot!
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Stereo Refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

Re: 95 850 Stereo Refresh

Thank you for the ideas! My system hasn't really worked since I got the car and presently the headunit is unplugged completely. Before though, I would only get sound from the dash tweeters and one of the front door speakers. Above all else I'm lazy, so I'm going to skip the diagnostic step and simpl...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 95 850 Stereo Refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 1301

95 850 Stereo Refresh

So I would like to finally have a working sound system in my T5R. I have no experience with sound systems and electricity and magnetism have always been black magic to me so any dumbed down advice will really help me out. :D My stock system has 4 components: headunit, under dash amp, speakers, and a...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: volvo 850 turbo/non turbo wagon parts. boxes and boxes for BEST OFFER
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: volvo 850 turbo/non turbo wagon parts. boxes and boxes for BEST OFFER

Do you have the front driver side turn signal assembly? I need the electrical pig tail too. How much are you looking to get for the oil cooler lines? Besides that, you don't happen to have an R front bumper, do you?

Thanks!
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

October 20, 2016 - 282,XXX miles

Exhaust hanger welded at Red Run Exhaust
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: S70/V70 XC Egg Crate Grille
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: S70/V70 XC Egg Crate Grille

Still available?
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 Intercooler Spray Nozzle
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: S70 Intercooler Spray Nozzle

I have seen a manual pump version of that; MCM did this some time ago:

To make it electric you would just need a separate reservoir and an electric pump.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 93 Volvo 850 engine revs high by itself
Replies: 27
Views: 9646

Re: 93 Volvo 850 engine revs high by itself

If you just have a hunting idle that isn't quite the same as OP's problem. I would recommend unplugging the MAF and see if the problem continues. As mentioned, cleaning the MAF will do little to nothing.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: new owner with some questions...
Replies: 44
Views: 3771

Re: new owner with some questions...

You can rebuild those oil cooler lines for cheap. cn90 did a nice write up on them some time ago. There isn't all that much pressure from the oil pump so that really shouldn't be a concern.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Timing belt loose
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Timing belt loose

Have you verified the new belt is the same length as the old one? Stupid question I know, but sometimes we overlook the easy stuff.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: turbo failure
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: turbo failure

Perfect, thanks Lee.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS meet Metro Boston?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: MVS meet Metro Boston?

Try posting to VS and Swede Speed to hit those guys up too.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS Meet in MSP this week?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: MVS Meet in MSP this week?

End of May usually.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: turbo failure
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: turbo failure

As far as the rebuild kits go, will those just fix bad seals? Can shaft movement be corrected or does that require a new turbo?
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Spark Plug Cover Bolt Thread Size Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: Spark Plug Cover Bolt Thread Size Topic is solved

OP even admitted its useless. He just wants an answer to his question.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: MVS Meet in MSP this week?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: MVS Meet in MSP this week?

It would be nice to get some MVS representation at Carlisle.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: S60 2002 A/C Magnetic Clutch Fix (instead of 'bread clip fix')
Replies: 14
Views: 2206

Re: S60 2002 A/C Magnetic Clutch Fix (instead of 'bread clip fix')

Awesome that this worked! I feel like this was a lot more work than zip ties, though. lol
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent no start, doesn't quite fit LMS symptoms
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: Intermittent no start, doesn't quite fit LMS symptoms

If the addition of starter fluid did nothing then it points to a spark issue.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Axles rebuild update.
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Axles rebuild update.

erikv11 wrote:they were putting together cars for the new car market, not for the pushing-20-years-old-let's-hope-the-enthusiasts-will-still-keep-them-running one. :D
Well...they should have had more foresight then. :D
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 98 V70 Trans Leak
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Re: 98 V70 Trans Leak

I've gone out the top with both engine and transmission together. I think dropping just the transmission from the bottom is easier provided you have a convenient way to get the car off the ground high enough.

...manual swap? :D
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Intermittent no start, doesn't quite fit LMS symptoms
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: Intermittent no start, doesn't quite fit LMS symptoms

abscate wrote:Once the no start occurs, starter fluid will help isolate the fault in either fuel (starts) or ignition/other (if it doesn't start)

Then you troubleshoot on the correct system instead of bouncing around.
Starter fluid straight into the TB? (For future reference :) )
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Axles rebuild update.
Replies: 14
Views: 2283

Re: Axles rebuild update.

cn90 wrote:In retrospect, Volvo should have used the same axle for all models (N/A, GLT, T5), it makes more simple for everyone.
The only way this makes sense is if they use the turbo axles on all models.
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Trying to fit a tight silicone turbo coolant hose
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Trying to fit a tight silicone turbo coolant hose

I'm not really sure which coolant hose you're talking about but when it comes to silicone two things have always helped me. This works for both silicone coolant hoses as well silicone boost hoses: boil the ends in water for a minute or two before installation and smear a drop of dish soap on the ins...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: '97 850 Throbbing Idle and 2nd gear "slippage" Topic is solved
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: '97 850 Throbbing Idle and 2nd gear "slippage" Topic is solved

You can check the MAF by unplugging it and seeing if the engine starts running correctly.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Heat issues... I think
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: Heat issues... I think

The oil level wouldn't have anything to do with this; as long as the level is between the min and max mark its correct. I don't know if that's half and inch or not but just check the markings. There's no oil that can get in because of a bad gasket at the throttle body; air certainly but not oil. It'...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 auto trans oil level question
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: 850 auto trans oil level question

You're checking with the engine running right?
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety
Replies: 49
Views: 10303

Re: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety

Of course it's easy to pick individual cars that may not perform well. I don't know what a 2012 Mazda XC90 is nor would I consider that all that modern since its now 2016 and certainly no car is death proof. The trend, though, is clear; as an entire group, cars today are safer than they were 20 year...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety
Replies: 49
Views: 10303

Re: gen1 850 crash performance/general safety

Yep, there's a lot of nice things about the P80 cars but, when compared to modern cars, safety isn't particularly great.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Sunroof height adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 2002

Re: Sunroof height adjustment

A year and a half ago I had the glass out when I replaced the headliner and sunroof shade material. It took me a few days to finally get the glass aligned and I've been to nervous to open the sunroof since then. lol

This is useful information. Now I can give the sunroof a try and see what happens.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 99 T5 - questions about boost control: boost maps, why the adjuster Topic is solved
Replies: 21
Views: 2080

Re: 99 T5 - questions about boost control: boost maps, why the adjuster Topic is solved

You might be right, I honestly don't know, but what makes you think that the ECU can't control boost below ~4psi?
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Insurance quandary
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Insurance quandary

abscate wrote:Mom doesn't need this bill in her life right now.
Completely agree.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850R-Next project-control arms, tie rods, etc Torque Question
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: 850R-Next project-control arms, tie rods, etc Torque Question

They are well worth it! You can probably pick one up at a parts store. I know autozone, advanced, and pep boys usually carry them.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850R-Next project-control arms, tie rods, etc Torque Question
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: 850R-Next project-control arms, tie rods, etc Torque Question

From the Haynes manual:
Control Arm to Subframe: 51ft-lbs and then an additional 120 degrees
Control Arm Balljoint Clamp: 37ft-lbs
Tie Rod End Balljoint Nut: 52ft-lbs
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Buying Control Arms... choices...
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Re: Buying Control Arms... choices...

There's no harm in washing too often. If it were, rain would be a much bigger problem.
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts Heater core Done.
Replies: 24
Views: 2877

Re: Swedish Car Parts Heater core Done.

mecheng wrote:
It points to either quality problem with the material, or thickness of the plastic OR worst yet, the design selection of the material and wall thickness.
OR this is an outlier and doesn't indicate anything about the quality of material or the design.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Swedish Car Parts Heater core Done.
Replies: 24
Views: 2877

Re: Swedish Car Parts Heater core Done.

From the VS thread Behr cores seem to have a 2 year life span while the Ebay Cores are still going strong. This is the first failure I've heard of. I'm sure you all understand that when things are manufactured a small percentage of them will be out of spec. These variances are expected and accounted...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: S70 wont start after water pump/timing belt replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: S70 wont start after water pump/timing belt replacement Topic is solved

There's no nice way to put this, but you are aware that these motors are interference motors, right?

After installing the belt but before starting the engine its a good idea to spin the crank by hand to make sure everything turns like its supposed to. What happened when you did that?
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Buying Control Arms... choices...
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Re: Buying Control Arms... choices...

Whoa - more Russian roulette??!! OP - Search this forum for "Russian roulette" and you will see that if cn90's use of the phrase had any meaning at all, about half of MVS member would be dead. Or their cars would be, or something. XD To OP, I recently installed the Meyle HD control arms. I've got l...
by polskamafia mjl
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?

It takes more quantity of ethanol to meet the equivalent energy of gasoline. The higher percentage the "E" the more quantity of fuel is needed. You may not see "kr" but you'd see lean conditions if nothing was scaled to reflect the fuel usage change. Hence the OEM put's a 20-30% variation embedded ...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?

You should be using premium regardless. As for the ethanol content, I've yet to see any substantial evidence that it's a concern. If it were more readily available I would run e85.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll
Replies: 80
Views: 8448

Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

I'd give myself a 3. I'm simply too lazy/easily frustrated to do 4, but probably could if I wanted. If my DD were to blow up, I'd dump it and go buy another. Someday I hope to have the time and $ to own a snazzy classic car, and it is my hope to go into those projects then. I hope that snazzy class...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PCV Job Done- New Problems Now Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 1808

Re: PCV Job Done- New Problems Now Topic is solved

I seem to remember another thread recently about having the up arrow come on after a PCV service. I'm not sure if the OP ever figured out the problem or not though.
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

August 31, 2016 - 282,XXX miles

Replaced shattered glass in driver side mirror
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 2503

Re: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved

https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2cq0pv/in_case_you_were_wondering_the_answer_is_yes_you/ :lol: - S Well, TIL. :D I like that "I love you" on your workbench. Yes, the table gets insecure sometimes. I felt this was a simple way to reassure it. In fact I think Elon Musk was inspired by my work...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 2503

Re: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved

Sorry, I should have been more clear. I've already gotten to that point, I have the plastic container filled up and everything.

I just need to know how to mail this:
Blackstone Container.JPG
Will the post office let me slap a stamp on that and mail it?
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 2503

Re: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved

tryingbe wrote:I used Blackstone Labs...
How do you mail yours out? I have a sample waiting to go I just haven't gotten around to sending it. Do you just put it in a box from the post office?
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Wrench Causality
Replies: 30
Views: 3839

Re: Lug Wrench Causality

I live in Wisconsin where the roads may as well be made of salt during the winter time, I don't use any anti-seize and don't run into any issues. Even during the winter time when I had to change out a flat I had no issues getting them loose. Not saying it may not help in some cases, just stating my...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Lug Wrench Causality
Replies: 30
Views: 3839

Re: Lug Wrench Causality

It seems like an unnecessary complication to lubricate lug bolt threads. Living in PA with salty winter roads my rims don't rust onto the hubs so there's little risk of the lug bolts corroding. 81ft/lbs isn't very tight and you should have no trouble removing those bolts with a ratchet and cheater p...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Cruise control not working
Replies: 32
Views: 4368

Re: 850 Cruise control not working

There are two types of brake switches: the "early" type is manually adjusted while the "later" type is automatic. My 95 has the automatic type so presumably your 97 will as well.
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: What Brand of Premium Fuel Do You Use?

I use the highest octane available at whatever station I happen to stop at. If you prefer your exhaust valves not to burn I suggest using the recommended octane not the minimum. I don't fully understand what the issue is with calling 91+ octane fuel premium. Is it that the name is misleading to the ...
by polskamafia mjl
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved
Replies: 23
Views: 2503

Re: Opinions on using full synthetic oil in a high milage engine Topic is solved

I recommend using synthetic. I'm giving the Shell Rotella T6 a try right now in my T5R with 281K miles. Usually I run Mobile 1 10w40 or 5W40.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 1997 850 NA - Switched to Pennzoil 5W-40
Replies: 49
Views: 7539

Re: 1997 850 NA - Switched to Pennzoil 5W-40

About synthetic vs mineral oil.... Bmw made a research with a 100k km in a car with synthetic oil and in other car also 100k km but with mineral oil. After dismantling the engine in tiny pieces....neither engine had signs of wearing. Think about it. I would very much like to see a source for this. ...
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Tennessee Volvo Fans!
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Tennessee Volvo Fans!

Can you make these for other states and/or countries?
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 high idle Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: 850 high idle Topic is solved

Interesting, so there's really no way to diagnose a bad IAC valve? The only test is to use a known good one? I may have to spring for a new IAC valve in that case.
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Turbo boost on and off?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Turbo boost on and off?

The evap system is fairly complicated on these cars and you'll almost never be lucky enough that a p0440 code is just for a loose gas cap, although it certainly is possible. I can't say for certain what's causing your issue but it may be worthwhile to get a cheap boost gauge and hook it up so you ca...
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 high idle Topic is solved
Replies: 17
Views: 1894

Re: 850 high idle Topic is solved

Bump because I'm interested in a solution as well.
by polskamafia mjl
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 2000 XC70T AWD BiG Money Burnt; No Resolution oil sludge, short trips
Replies: 24
Views: 2708

Re: BiG Money Burnt; No Resolution.

Oil Changes: The mechanic tried to explain that synthetic should be used for this vehicle despite Volvo indicating otherwise. Seems off to me. Synthetic certainly is recommended for this motor, I think your mechanic is spot on and I'm unaware of Volvo recommending against it, but I don't think that...
by polskamafia mjl
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: New Owner Introduction - '98 S70 T5
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: New Owner Introduction - '98 S70 T5

Really looking forward to hanging out on this board, seems much more professional and "noob-friendly" than the BMW places. After browsing other car forums I appreciate how well organized MVS is. The different model forums are easy to navigate and most importantly all of the important stuff is locat...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: PNP woes
Replies: 36
Views: 2851

Re: PNP woes

The thing that kicks me is that I can rotate the PNP from max to max adjustment and there is no loss of reverse lights like I see everyone dealing with. I even put the trans in neutral and rotated it thinking I may come into range but the lights never came on. I can sit there all day and rotate the...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Volvo Maintenance Log
Topic: 1995 850 t5-R
Replies: 91
Views: 23075

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

August 22, 2106 - 281,694miles

Replaced OEM rubber boost hoses with silicone hoses from FCP
by polskamafia mjl
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)
Replies: 1147
Views: 430496

Re: Let's see your Volvo (The Photo Thread)

Is Flashback Friday a thing? Parking brake shoe replacement from last summer.
ebrake 2.JPG
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Boost Hose Damage
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Boost Hose Damage

Remind me again, is the boost pressure supposed to stay inside of the hoses or should I be venting to atmosphere? :roll: Boost Hose Rip 1.JPG This is the hose from the turbo to the bottom of the IC. Boost Hose Rip 2.JPG I thought I had noticed a little less jump in her step. I'm happy I wasn't just ...
by polskamafia mjl
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Failed Glove test after PCV System replacement Topic is solved
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Re: Failed Gove test after PCV System replacement Topic is solved

There's no valve on these cars like many american cars use, instead these engines use an entire 'system.' Its hard to say what the problem is since there are quite a few parts that get replaced when doing the PCV. One of the most important things though seems to be increasing the inner diameter of t...
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: oil pressure upon startup
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: oil pressure upon startup

beigg wrote:...how much oil per full fill up of fuel?
That's a unique metric.

Replacing the O-rings in the sump may cure this although if the low oil pressure light isn't coming on then I wouldn't be too concerned.
by polskamafia mjl
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Mishimoto?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Mishimoto?

I understand Mishimoto makes solid radiators although I haven't heard anything about the quality of their silicone hoses.

If it were me I would give those a try.