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Volvo TechTips offers technical repair knowledge for independent technicians on how to repair Volvo vehicles correctly and efficiently. Sponsored and brought to you by the parts department at your local wholesale dealer, Volvo TechTips features highly technical and specific diagnostic and repair information on a variety of vehicle systems – in an effort to support your every day and overall business success.

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The Case for Using Volvo-Specified Engine Oil

The Case for Using Volvo-Specified Engine Oil

Regular oil and filter changes are a way of life for any vehicle. The life of a Volvo engine depends on this simple routine service. But is it really so simple? Castrol SAE 0W-20 Well sure. You just use a genuine Volvo oil filter and engine oil meeting API service...

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RepairLink(SM) Shop and CollisionLink® Shop

RepairLink(SM) Shop and CollisionLink® Shop

These programs represent the fastest, most accurate ways to source Volvo mechanical and collision repair parts.If you’ve ever received an incorrect automobile repair part, you weren’t using RepairLinkSM Shop or CollisionLink® Shop. But you could. They’re both free!...

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Replacing Volvo Water Pumps

Replacing Volvo Water Pumps

The water pump is a vital part of the coolant system and should be checked frequently during services. Coolant system diagnosis and repair can sometimes be a problem. A coolant leak can sometimes take time to find. The vehicle could leak when it's cold, or maybe you...

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A Look Inside Volvo Turbo Technology

A Look Inside Volvo Turbo Technology

A Little History Volvo turbo The exhaust-driven turbocharger was invented back in 1905 by Swiss engineer Dr. Alfred Büchi in Germany. And the first mass produced turbocharged car engine was used in the Oldsmobile turbo Jetfire in 1962. This turbocharger was fitted to...

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How Volvo Turbo Systems Work

How Volvo Turbo Systems Work

The turbocharger boost pressure in Volvos is controlled by the Boost Pressure Control (BPC) valve whose pressure regulator is affected by the pressure from the turbocharger. The Engine Control Module (ECM) determines current throttle angle and boost pressure to...

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Understanding Volvo Networks and Wiring

Understanding Volvo Networks and Wiring

Vehicle computer communications and wiring systems have grown more complex. Understanding these systems may help you in your next wiring diagnosis. Through the years, Volvo vehicles have changed not only in appearance and capabilities but also with the vehicles'...

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