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Need help on maintenance items[850/1995] posted by Yaw Mak on
Tuesday, 12 May 1998, at 1:41 p.m.

This is my first Volvo (1995 850 Turbo). Any help/suggestions from Volvo gurus out there will be very much appreciated.

(1) Where and how to grease the link arm stops? I can't seem to find anything that has an opening to accept my grease gun.

(2) What about cleaning flame trap etc at every 30,000 miles. Is it a doable job?

(3) Any tips for replacing the brake fluid? Should I buy a pump or have my wife to do the push/releases? IPD said you might permanently damage the brake system by pushing the brake pedal all the way to the floor. Do I have to remove the brake pads and install a couple of bolts as outlined in the Volvo service manual?

(4) Has anyone out there replaced the timing belt yet? Can it be done safely?


Re: Need help on maintenance items[850/1995] posted by Ray Niblett on
Wednesday, 13 May 1998, at 10:23 a.m.

> (4) Has anyone out there replaced the timing belt yet? Can it be done safely?

Other posting on the board suggest you leave this to the dealer.
Apparently some cars have timing marks and some do not. One
humerous posting provided the instructions. Something like;

1. Get into car, insert key, start engine.

2. Drive to dealer. Give them money.

3. Drive it next day

Apparently, step 3 is often missed when you do it yourself.

Re: Need help on maintenance items[V70/98] posted by John Kretschmann on
Wednesday, 13 May 1998, at 10:55 a.m.

Link arm stops on my V70 are merely pads on the lower front suspension where the steering stops contact when at full lock. I was asea on this 'til I questioned a dealer. He said to rub a little grease on them or they will squeak loudly. If you never turn your wheels to full lock while moving, these will never come into play. Would be nice if the book had illustrated this. Enjoy.

John K
John Kretschmann


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