V70 TDi - cambelt - a DIY job or not really ?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Nick, May 19, 2006.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    As above... how much / how long would it take to change the belt on the V70
    Tdi or for a Volvo dealer / specialist to do it, and approx cost of parts
    needed if it is something I could do with my tools ( I don't have any
    special Volvo tools if any needed for this job) ?
    Nick, May 19, 2006
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    Marc Guest

    If you're not somehow familiar with this job, I definitely wouldn't recommend to
    do it yourself. Parts may be just a few dollars (don't forget the crankshaft
    oil seal on that side of the engine while your working on it) but making sure
    the camshafts and crankshaft are in the right position is rather vital.

    Marc, May 19, 2006
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  3. Nick

    Nick Guest

    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for the reply - I am familiar with building engines and recently had
    the 4 cams off my bike to re-shim it, so have all the usual "normal"
    workshop tools and experience - it's just I have not worked on this engine
    before and wondered if there were any special tools needed that would be
    showstopping if I didn't have them..


    Nick, May 19, 2006
  4. Yes, you require a dial gauge on the injection pump initially, then a scan
    tool to re-align the pump timing electronically.

    Joe Landy will be along in a moment to explain fully how it is done, he's
    done about as many miles in a TDi as anyone on the planet..

    Tim \(remove obvious\), May 19, 2006
  5. Nick

    Nick Guest

    Hi Tim,

    I think that answers my question - Thanks !

    I am new to this car / engine and know very little about it - Do you know if
    there are any points I should specifically check for, and whether it has
    "plenty in reserve"
    as I propose to tow with it and wondered if there if it would stand being
    chipped for a
    bit more power if I felt it desirable ?
    Nick, May 20, 2006
  6. Suggest that you buy the volvo VADIS software. You can find it cheap on the
    internet/ebay. In the Vadis software the procedure is described including
    you need to take care about.

    It should be ok to chip tune this car, but of course it will stress the aut.
    more. Renewal of the injectors migth be necessary if they have more than 100
    k miles on.

    Per Groth Ludvigsen, May 20, 2006
  7. Nick

    Tim.. Guest

    If it is an auto, then change the auto box fluid soon as. There is no
    recommended change interval on these, at all (lunacy) and plenty have failed
    (usually anytime after 100k) because of it. If you are towing a fair bit
    change the fluid and filter at least every 20k.

    This engine chips well and performs very strongly. Smoke can be a problem
    with higher milers on tired injectors and / or over zealous EGR (blank it

    Tim.., May 20, 2006
  8. Nick

    Nick Guest

    If it is an auto, then change the auto box fluid soon as. There is no
    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the reply - interested in your comments about injectors and EGR
    being blanked off - I have heard of this before and never followed it up.
    Can you explain what is involved and the pros and cons or where I might find
    the info.

    Any recommended chips for smooth driving, power and economy, and should I
    need injectors, can they be reconditioned / exchange or go for new ?


    Nick, May 20, 2006
  9. Nick

    Tim.. Guest

    Depending on the car, you fashion a tin plate and sandwich it under the EGR
    valve effectively blanking off the feed pipe. The EGR valve still opens but
    no gas can pass. Improves MPG, cuts smoke, slight increase in power, but
    much more eager at part throttle.
    Speak to ECP , GSF or your local LSUK outlet for recon / new injectors.

    Tim.., May 20, 2006
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    HAL9000F Guest

    Tim.. wrote:
    Any side effects on eco-test, after blanking the EGR off?
    Does it make the check engine light turn on?

    THNX a lot.
    HAL9000F, May 20, 2006
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