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Old Apr 7th, 2021, 06:50   #11
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Thanks everyone, very helpful, now, as I'm not all that handy with the spanners, well, I can do only the basics, but I dont have certain tools/equipment, how much do you think it would be to have this done at a garage, and anyone know how many hours it will take ?
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While I won't be able to answer that, there's probably enough variation in the amount of work required between different models that I'm suspecting the best someone will be able to do is point you to a good place to get a quote from. You're probably going to be asking for a "thorough once-over replacing all consumables & filters & inspecting all seals & bushes etc" or something like that.

What model, trim & year is it?
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While I won't be able to answer that, there's probably enough variation in the amount of work required between different models that I'm suspecting the best someone will be able to do is point you to a good place to get a quote from. You're probably going to be asking for a "thorough once-over replacing all consumables & filters & inspecting all seals & bushes etc" or something like that.

What model, trim & year is it?
Its a 98 V70R, 99,000 miles, I only got it on Friday last week, it has a full service history, oil looks nice, air filter is quite clean, timing belt etc was last done in 2015, and its only done about 11,000 miles since.
It drives nice, so I wouldn't think bushes need replacing, there's no thumps / clunks etc, but its def going to be a long term keeper, so I'm thinking about just getting all belts and fluids changed just for my own peace of mind, all 4 tyres are almost new Hankook Ventus v12's, so they're fine, and anything else that is recommended
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Old Apr 7th, 2021, 14:49   #14
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It sounds like it's already in pretty good condition, for peace of mind and as a starting point for your ownership you could find a good Volvo Specialist to service it and give it a good inspection all over. There's quite a lot of members on the forum from north of the border so hopefully someone will be able to recommend a good place near to you.
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Its a 98 V70R, 99,000 miles, I only got it on Friday last week, it has a full service history, oil looks nice, air filter is quite clean, timing belt etc was last done in 2015, and its only done about 11,000 miles since.
It drives nice, so I wouldn't think bushes need replacing, there's no thumps / clunks etc, but its def going to be a long term keeper, so I'm thinking about just getting all belts and fluids changed just for my own peace of mind, all 4 tyres are almost new Hankook Ventus v12's, so they're fine, and anything else that is recommended

As you have a Full service history the "need" for a "stage 0" is mitigated a little/lot. Use that to the betterment of your wallet .

A stage 0 would be a good idea IF
"no service history/patch service history" or "you are intending to add performance with tuning"


11000 miles + 6 years since the belts were replaced = leave them as they are until you get to the time Or mileage interval , Save the till then

Check the service history for When the
Air Filter
Oil + oil filter
Pollen/cabin Filter (if fitted)
were all changed, and stick with the recommended miles/time intervals on them, same with the rest, refer back to it service history to determine IF or When they will be due.



"if it aint broke dont mess" does apply.
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Old Apr 8th, 2021, 08:19   #16
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A couple of extra bits to note (I have a 98 S70R) and this is what I did on mine at 110 miles when I bought it in 2010 from someone who used to be on this forum.

- OEM air filter
- OEM fuel filter
- OEM Spark Plugs (now I just use Bosch )
- Bugicord HT leads
- OEM distributor cap and rotor arm
- OEM oil filter
- Valvoline 5w40 fully synthetic oil
- ATF fluid drain, flush, fill. (As this is the 4spd box IIRC you can use a suitable Dexron fluid). In my ME7's it was genuine Volvo fluid.
- Coolant change
- New OEM thermostat for the sake of and extra 2 minutes work
- Changed the coolant expansion bottle and cap as they do fail with small splits
- Brake fluid changed to Motul RBF660
- All vacuum and boost hoses changed for Gates heat resistant and braided hoses.
- PCV
- Fuel injectors ultrasonically cleaned
- TCV solenoid changed every other year (good practice)
- Check and adjust wastegate (there is a video on IPD on how to do it)
- All new engine sensors OEM, such as 02, MAF, Cam and Crank. Yes its a bit of extra expense, but, it ensures ultimate efficiency.

When I bought it, I noticed it was guzzling fuel at nearly 3 times the rate it should but, I could see fundamentally it was a good car and I should be able to put it right. The basic service items, like a TCV, OEM plugs and filters cured the insane fuel consumption issue. Once I nailed that, over the next couple of week I worked on the other items.

HT Leads/Coils and fuel injectors, made a massive noticeable improvement on mild throttle response despite the car driving very smooth and quick. Mine had a wastegate that for some reason went slack often so that was replaced for a new one.

Then it had a MTE Stage 1 Remap some months later and runs to the beat to this date.
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A couple of extra bits to note (I have a 98 S70R) and this is what I did on mine at 110 miles when I bought it in 2010 from someone who used to be on this forum.

- OEM air filter
- OEM fuel filter
- OEM Spark Plugs (now I just use Bosch )
- Bugicord HT leads
- OEM distributor cap and rotor arm
- OEM oil filter
- Valvoline 5w40 fully synthetic oil
- ATF fluid drain, flush, fill. (As this is the 4spd box IIRC you can use a suitable Dexron fluid). In my ME7's it was genuine Volvo fluid.
- Coolant change
- New OEM thermostat for the sake of and extra 2 minutes work
- Changed the coolant expansion bottle and cap as they do fail with small splits
- Brake fluid changed to Motul RBF660
- All vacuum and boost hoses changed for Gates heat resistant and braided hoses.
- PCV
- Fuel injectors ultrasonically cleaned
- TCV solenoid changed every other year (good practice)
- Check and adjust wastegate (there is a video on IPD on how to do it)

When I bought it, I noticed it was guzzling fuel at nearly 3 times the rate it should but, I could see fundamentally it was a good car and I should be able to put it right. The basic service items, like a TCV, OEM plugs and filters cured the insane fuel consumption issue. Once I nailed that, over the next couple of week I worked on the other items.

HT Leads/Coils and fuel injectors, made a massive noticeable improvement on mild throttle response despite the car driving very smooth and quick. Mine had a wastegate that for some reason went slack often so that was replaced for a new one.

Then it had a MTE Stage 1 Remap some months later and runs to the beat to this date.
Wow, did you do all this yourself ? how do/where do get the injectors ultrasonically cleaned ? whats the TCV ?
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Kings Volvo in Westbury is where I source my parts now. Most of the guys used to work at MRG Volvo but, know the club members, their cars well, including these good old ones! Then things went pear shaped with new management and most setup at Kings Volvo.

Basic service items are straight forward and easy DIY jobs.

Fuel injectors - I used Jimathan (who I IIRC correct no longer does them). IIRC I may have had the set from my Volvo ME7 cleaned and fitted in prior to the remap. Any company that offers ultrasonic cleaning for injectors will clean the injectors out. Just make sure they fit good quality seals prior to refit.

Here's mine;





The TCV/BCS (turbo control valve/boost control solenoid) is the small box, that clips to the side of the air filter casing and has 3 ports coming from it which, the boost vac/lines connect to. These can become inefficient overtime with foreign gubbins and if left, will not only reduce performance and efficiency but, can in the worst cases impact boost, such as overboost in the wrong direction and cause expensive failures.

Other work is only carried out by either Kings Volvo (Westbury) or Tim Williams (Coalville).

There is a good youtube channel by an America guy, called Robert DIY who has some great DIY videos for working on these Volvo and well worth keeping to hand.
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Kings Volvo in Westbury is where I source my parts now. Most of the guys used to work at MRG Volvo but, know the club members, their cars well, including these good old ones! Then things went pear shaped with new management and most setup at Kings Volvo.

Basic service items are straight forward and easy DIY jobs.

Fuel injectors - I used Jimathan (who I IIRC correct no longer does them). IIRC I may have had the set from my Volvo ME7 cleaned and fitted in prior to the remap. Any company that offers ultrasonic cleaning for injectors will clean the injectors out. Just make sure they fit good quality seals prior to refit.

Here's mine;





The TCV/BCS (turbo control valve/boost control solenoid) is the small box, that clips to the side of the air filter casing and has 3 ports coming from it which, the boost vac/lines connect to. These can become inefficient overtime with foreign gubbins and if left, will not only reduce performance and efficiency but, can in the worst cases impact boost, such as overboost in the wrong direction and cause expensive failures.

Other work is only carried out by either Kings Volvo (Westbury) or Tim Williams (Coalville).

There is a good youtube channel by an America guy, called Robert DIY who has some great DIY videos for working on these Volvo and well worth keeping to hand.
Just been watching Robert funnily enough, watched quite a bit of his stuff
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