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Volvo S80. #5142553 06/24/19 07:23 AM
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My daughter has an 07 s80, 3.2 liter and is a royal pita to service and I dread every oil change. I’ve never done an analysis and really don’t want to, yet I get that’s the only way to tell how long she can go between changes. I’ve been doing 10-15k on liqui moly but have ran out and scored some crazy good deals on oil lately and wanted an opinion of which oil I should use and recommended length I can go. I’m not an extended drain kind of guy but being a non turbo with a huge sump I feel you can. The car takes over 8 quarts and uses a canister filter, which I use Mann filters. On hand I have these oils.
PP 5-30 HM
Valvoline 0-40, not the European oil
PP 10-30
Mobil 10-30 HM synthetic
The car uses no oil and no drips or leaks and has just over 100k.

Re: Volvo S80. [Re: D1dad] #5142561 06/24/19 07:27 AM
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If it's that hard to change the oil is it worth looking at external filters and maybe a bypass filter? You may be able to get away with just filter changes and never have to change the oil.


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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: D1dad] #5142568 06/24/19 07:38 AM
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It’s not the filter that’s the pain. It’s the drip pan and the 75 bolts they use to attach it. Doing it without a lift makes for a difficult job.

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Can you vacuum it out?


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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: D1dad] #5142582 06/24/19 07:49 AM
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Can you do it through an extractor, topside?



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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: D1dad] #5142585 06/24/19 07:53 AM
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Are there really 75 bolts holding up the splash shield?


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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: PimTac] #5142593 06/24/19 08:08 AM
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Might not be much of an exaggeration. I've counted as much as 32 on some euro cars.

This is a job for an oil extractor.


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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: D1dad] #5142598 06/24/19 08:16 AM
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In our volvos I've leaned towards the heavier - 10-30 and 0-40 oils. The OM on ours listed 40 weight as acceptable, and they stayed quieter on heavier oils when running the 7-10k OCIs we do in my home. Our S60s have 10 bolts I think for the splash guard and I usually drive them up on a couple of stacked 2x10s for a little wrench room. Yes, they take a little more time, as they have no ground clearance.

We do have a mityvac - and if your circumstances don't favor taking off the engine diaper, it's a no-fuss, almost relaxing way to go. Well worth the money, especially if you choose to change things like steering fluid and transmission fluid. I wore my first one out, gave it to a friend (they sell rebuild kits for them) and bought a second. Remember that these cars have a complex breather system that *will* punish you if you do not stay on top of oil changes and use a full syn oil.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7400-Liter-Fluid-Evacuator/dp/B000JFJM14/ref=sr_1_7?crid=34JM6HA086NLP&keywords=mityvac&qid=1561385818&s=automotive&sprefix=mityvac%2Cdigital-music%2C252&sr=1-7

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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: D1dad] #5142599 06/24/19 08:20 AM
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Okay, I watched that video and see that the oil filter is accessible from the top.

Oil extractor is the way to go.


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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: meep] #5142627 06/24/19 08:49 AM
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I had an s60 t5 for years and was one of the best cars I’ve ever owned. I believe the manufacture recommendation is 7500 which I always followed with a 6qt capacity. The 3.2 is non turbo and from what I’ve read on Volvo forums is rather easy on oil. My t5 oil was black as night when I drained as the 3.2 is still very clean at 10k. I know color means very little but clean oil gives me a warm and fuzzy as opposed to to the color of tar. Is valvoline or PP considered extended drain oils?

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Originally Posted by PimTac
Okay, I watched that video and see that the oil filter is accessible from the top.

Oil extractor is the way to go.


Another factory anti DIY effort by manufacturers.


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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by PimTac
Okay, I watched that video and see that the oil filter is accessible from the top.

Oil extractor is the way to go.


Another factory anti DIY effort by manufacturers.




It surely is. Volvo could have added a access panel but they didn’t. Many auto manufacturers do include them.


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Originally Posted by D1dad
I’ve never done an analysis and really don’t want to, yet I get that’s the only way to tell how long she can go between changes.


Makes little sense to spend money for that on a $1,000 car. Put the money towards increasing the frequency if it makes you feel better.

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My 4Runner had 2 front heavy skid plates. I never go "trailing". They were such a PITA I left them off.


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Re: Volvo S80. [Re: PimTac] #5142739 06/24/19 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
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Okay, I watched that video and see that the oil filter is accessible from the top.

Oil extractor is the way to go.


Another factory anti DIY effort by manufacturers.




It surely is. Volvo could have added a access panel but they didn’t. Many auto manufacturers do include them.

Exactly. I’d ditch the diaper all together but there appears to be some sensitive parts on the bottom of the engine.

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