Volvo 850, S70, V70, XC70, C70 Parts : Engine Maintenance and Repair Guide - Table of Contents


VOLVO Common Replacement Parts
and Recommended Service Schedule

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Check or Change
Interval
Oil and Oil Filter 5,000 mi
Cooling System Pressure 10,000 mi
Coolant Antifreeze 30,000 mi
Engine Gaskets and Seals 5,000 mi
Engine Mounts 10,000 mi
Battery Test 10,000 mi
Exhaust System 10,000 mi
Throttle Cable and Idle Speed 10,000 mi
Air Filter 30,000 mi
Ignition Tune Up/Spark Plugs 30,000 mi
Drive Belts 30,000 mi
Valves Adjustment 30,000 mi
Timing Belt 50,000 mi
Fuel Filter 60,000 mi
PCV Flame Trap 60,000 mi

Follow the maintenance steps in this section to keep your Volvo engine in top condition. Volvo engines are reliable and can be driven forever, or almost, if properly serviced. Based on Volvo Recommended Maintenance Service Chart, we created this table to help you repair and service your car. If you wish to learn more about the different Volvo engines and their specifications visit the Volvo Engines Specifications page

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Maintenance and Repair Item

Parts to Purchase

Engine Oil, Oil Filter

Change every 5,000 mi

  • Change the oil and oil filter (1) every 5,000 mi. Also replace the oil cap seal (2) and drain plug washer (3) if required. The oil change kit we offer includes a quality MANN oil filter (1), oil cap seal (2), and oil drain plug ring/seal (3).
  • Use 10W30 oil for normal driving conditions. If the car is driven in cold winter weather, use 5W30 during the winter months. For older engines burning oil, 20W50 can be used during the summer months to decrease oil consumption.
  • The capacity is 6.1 quarts for Volvo 5cyl engines.On Turbo models with oil coolers a bit more oil is required, you should get 7 quarts of new oil for the change.
  • The drain plug requires a 14mm spanner. Do not over tighten the drain plug. The last thing you want is to strip the threads on the oil pan and having to replace it !
  • Check that the oil warning light is off when the engine is running. Replace the oil pressure switch if required.
  • If your engine is burning oil you should perform a compression test. This will determine if the piston rings or valves are bad. On Turbo engines some engine oil can be burned by the turbine when the seals and bearings are not leak free. The Turbine may need a rebuilt.

Check our detailed catalogue of engine parts to find oil pressure switches, piston rings, engine bearings and everything else you need to fix or rebuild your Volvo engine !


Oil cap with seal, Oil drain plug

 

Volvo oil filter change kit

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1,2,3
Oil change KIT, includes quality MANN oil filter, oil cap seal, and oil drain plug washer/seal. Number 1,2,3 above 850,S70,V70 1993-1998 850oilkit $8.49
1,2,3
Oil change KIT, includes quality MANN oil filter, oil cap seal, and oil drain plug washer/seal. Number 1,2,3 above S70,V70,C70, XC70 1999-2005 2000oilkit $8.49
1 Oil filter, quality MANN filter, for 1993 to 1998 models 850,S70,V70 1993-1998 3517857 $7.67
1 Oil filter, quality MANN filter, for 1999 and later models with a replacable cardridge S70, V70, XC70, C70 1999-2005 1275811 $5.75
2 Oil cap seal. Rubber ring under the oil cap. 850,S70,V70, XC70, C70 1993-2005 SC940096 $0.85
- Oil cap, new cap and seal (shown left) 850,S70,V70, XC70, C70 1993-2005 8692888 $15.62
3 Oil drain plug washer ring/seal 850,S70,V70,C70, XC70 1993-2005 SC977751 $0.43
- Oil drain plug (shown left) 850, S70, V70, C70, XC70 1993-2005 SC978138 $4.31

 

 

Fix Oil Leaks

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check for oil leaks and replace any gasket and seal that failed.
  • Check the list of individual gaskets or buy complete gasket sets to save or if you plan on rebuilding the engine.


Engine Gaskets and Seals

 

 

 

Individual Engine Gaskets

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Oil cap seal. Rubber ring under the oil cap 850,S70,V70, XC70, C70 1993-2005 SC940096 $0.86
Exhaust manifold gasket set, for B5254S without EGR (not Turbo) 850 1994-1995 SC271735 $23.72
Exhaust manifold gasket set, for Turbo and B5254S with EGR 850, S70, V70, C70 1995-2000 SC271802 $16.53
Intake manifold gasket, B5254S without EGR 850 1994-1995 1275055 $11.00
Intake manifold gasket, for Turbo and B5254S with EGR 850, S70, V70, C70 1995-2000 9146266 $11.00
Crankshaft seal, front 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-2000 SC6842274 $14.30
Crankshaft seal, rear 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-2000 SC68422xx $14.30
Camshaft seal, front 850, S70, V70, C70 1993-2000 SC6842272 $7.19
Camshaft seal, rear 850, V70, S70, C70 1993-2000 3514943-4 $3.59
Valve stem seal (order 10, 16 or 20) 850, S70, V70, C70 1993-2000 SC3517893 $2.53
Oil drain plug washer/seal 850,S70,V70,C70, XC70 1993-2005 SC977751 $0.43

 

PCV Flame Trap

Change every 60,000 mi

  • Replace the flame trap (3) in the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) cup (1)
  • This flame trap (3) must not be clogged to avoid crankcase overpressure and oil leaks Very important for the longevity of your engine.

 

 

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Type Price Buy

Flame trap kit (flame shield), 850, S70, V70 (not Turbo) 1993-2000 FTK96090 New $16.53

 

 

Engine Mounts

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check every 5,000 miles that the engine mounts are not sagging, cracked or broken. Replace them if required.
  • Check the engine mounts after changing the oil filter because leaks from above makes the rubber deteriorate. Wipe oil spills on the mounts after an oil change.

 

 

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Engine mount, front lower mount 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-2000 SC6801722 $79.06
Engine mount, rear lower mount 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-2000 SC9434435 $79.06

 

Spark Plugs and Ignition System

Check spark plug gap every 5,000 mi

Change plugs every 30,000 mi

Part Picture
All parts are also available individually.

  • Fix hard starting, stalling when wet, rough running, uneven idle, poor performance are symptoms of ignition problems. This quality Bosch kit will give a new life to your engine

  • Every 5,000 mi remove the spark plugs and inspect them. Check the gap with a gauge and set it at 0.030" on most models (check owner's manual for your car).
  • Torque the plugs to 10 ft-lbs.
  • Change the plugs every 30,000 mi.
  • Check and clean the distributor cap and rotor every 10,000 mi
  • Check the ignition wires for damage
  • Check the ignition timing (on adjustable models) and set per the emission label under the hood.
  • Check the centrifugal advance by revving the engine
  • Check the vacuum advance by disconnecting the vacuum line. Plug the line.

 

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy

Bosch Ignition Tune-up kit, includes cap, rotor and spark plugs. 850, S70, V70, C70 1993-1998 850IGNKIT $79.99
1 Distributor cap, Bosch 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-1998 SC3501944 $41.18
2 Distributor rotor, Bosch 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-1998 SC1367783 $25.56
3 Spark plugs, set of 5, Bosch Platinum. Replace them every 15,000 mi (25,000 km), set the gap to 0.028 in 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-1998 WSFR7DP $17.50
3 Spark plugs, set of 5, OEM VOLVO. Replace them every 15,000 mi (25,000 km), set the gap to 0.028 in 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-1998 8642660 $32.50

 

Throttle Cable and Idle Speed

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check, lube and adjust the throttle cable and controls.
  • Set the idle speed as per the emissions label in the engine bay.

 

Air Filter

Check every 5,000 mi

Change every 30,000 mi

  • Check the air filter every 5,000 mi. If it's dirty replace it or, for a temporary fix, turn it around such that the dirty spot is not in front of the intake.
  • Replace the air filter every 30,000 mi

 

 

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy

Air filter. By FRAM 850,S70,V70 1993-2000 SC3528093 $12.94

Air filter. By FRAM C70 1999-2004 SC3528093 $12.94

Air filter. By FRAM. Not for R models. V70, XC70 2001-2004 SC9454647 $23.00

 

 

Cooling System

Check every
10,000 mi

Change antifreeze every 30,000 mi

  • Check the coolant level and pressure by opening the cap when the engine is warm (but not too hot).
  • Replace the antifreeze every 30,000 mi or 2 every years.
  • Fix leaks around the water pump, hoses, radiator..
  • Check the coolant freezing point with a tester and adjust the mixture for the lowest temperature in your area.
  • If you use a block heater check that it works before the winter. Plug it in and listen for a hummm from the engine.
  • Replace the thermostat if your car overheats shortly after start up, the needle keeps going up after reaching the normal mid point of the gauge, or the temperature never goes up to midpoint of the gauge.

Part Picture

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Radiator cap, overflow tank cap 850, S70, V70, C70, XC70 1993-2004 9445462 $5.03

 

Part Picture

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Thermostat 193 F (90 C), seal ring included 850, S70, V70, C70, XC70 1993-2004 SC271664 $14.35

 

 

 

Part Picture

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
1 Water pump kit, new pump with all gaskets 850, S70, V70, C70 1995-2000 SC271985 $100.63

 

Part Picture

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Radiator 850, S70, V70, C70 1993-2000 RNT1356 $194.25

Part Picture

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Type Price Buy

Radiator hose, lower (not Turbo) 850 not Turbo 1993-1997 SC6842428 New $20.05

Radiator hose, lower, for Turbo 850 Turbo 1993-1997 SC3507930 New $20.05
  Radiator hose, upper 850 1993-1997 SC1335433 New $11.43

 

Exhaust System

Check every 10,000 mi

  • Check for leaks and check that hangers are unbroken and attached correctly.
  • Check the color of the smoke coming out of the tail pipe. Black, blue or very white smoke are not good signs.
  • Check the pressure of the gas from the tail pipe. Good pressure is a sign of an healthy engine with high compression.

 

 

Drive Belt / Serpentine Belt

Check every 10,000 mi or every year

Change every 20,000 mi or 2 years

  • Check the auxiliary drivebelt or serpentine belt
  • One belt drives all the engine components including the alternator, power steering pump, air conditionning compressor.
  • The belt is self-adjusting, no adjustment is required.
  • Check carefully the belt for signs of wear, cracks, fraying or glazing

 

 

Part Picture

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy
Serpentine drive belt 850, S70, V70 1993-1998 DG1743 $26.00
Serpentine drive belt S70, V70 1999-2002 DG1836 $26.00

 

Valves Adjustment

Check every 30,000mi

Check compression every 75,000mi

  • Check the valves adjustment and correct it if necessary.
  • If your engine is burning oil, perform a compression test. This will determine if the piston rings or valves are bad.
  • If the compression is mostly equal in all cylinders (all values within 10%) the engine is probably still good
  • If the compression in one cylinder is below the others, check the valves adjustment for that cylinder. It could require an adjustment only.
  • If the valves are OK the engine pistons and/or rings should be replaced.
  • This job is for experienced "Do It Yourself" mechanics but you can learn how to do it by buying one of the Volvo Service Manuals offered on this web site.

 

 

Timing Belt

Change every 50,000 mi or 5 years

  • Replace the timing belt every 50,000 mi.
  • This job is for experienced "Do It Yourself" mechanic but you can learn how to do it by buying one of the Volvo Service Manuals offered on this web site.

 

 

Part Picture

Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Type Price Buy
Timing belt 850,S70,V70,C70 1993-1994 SC271705 New $46.00
Timing belt 850,S70,V70,C70 1994-1998 SC271856 New $46.00
Timing belt idler pulley (for 850 fits engine 131035 and after) B5254S,B5234T,B5252S 1993-2000 9146376 New $58.94
Timing belt idler pulley (for 850 fits engine up to 131034) B5254S,B5234T,B5252S 1993-2000 9146258 New $99.19
Timing belt tensionner (for 850 fits engine 131035 and later) B5254S,B5234T,B5252S 1993-2000 SC9135036 New $89.13
Timing belt tensionner (for 850 fits engine up to 131034) B5254S,B5234T,B5252S 1993-2000 SC6842593 New OEM $120.72

 

Fuel Filter

Change every 60,000 mi

Check fuel lines every 30,000 mi

  • Replace the fuel filter every 60,000 miles.
  • It is located next to the fuel pump under the car.
  • Check all fuel lines for leaks or damage every 30,000 miles

 

Item Description Help on catalogue format Model Year Part# Price Buy

Fuel filter 850,S70,V70 1993-2000 SC3507416 $14.38

Fuel filter C70 1999-2004 SC3507416 $14.38

Fuel filter not as shown. V70, XC70 2001-2004 SC30620512 $38.81

 


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