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Did you purchase that timing belt? After how many days did you get the item after ordering? I might buy a timing belt kit for my car already.
 

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I have not purchased a kit. I just used the original link and then did a search for the same criteria on E-Bay. I will take my V70 apart and examine the pulley and idler to see where I'm at.
 
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I own a dealership the specializes in Volvos. We install new timing belts, tensioner and idler bearing on each one unless we can SEE AND VERIFY a recent dealer service on all items.

It is not a hard job but you need the right tools. I definitely recommend removing the crank pulley as trying to get the belt on/off with it in the way is harder than removing the pulley.

There are pins under the belt to guide it on and without the crank pulley off, it is very, very hard to get the belt in place. I've know people to somehow get the belt on and then can't turn the engine over because the belt is on the wrong side of the pins.

Loosen all of the crank bolts and remove the crank pulley. Then, put the bolt on the crankshaft. Turn the engine clockwise and align all of the timing marks perfectly. Do the crank and it is not easy to see. You'll need a flashlight and mirror to get it right. Then compare the cam marks to the cover. I've seen more than a few off a tooth that came in and not timed properly.

With everything perfectly at TDC, remove the plugs. Throw them away and have a new set ready.

Install new tensioner and idler, then slide on belt. Snug the belt and spin engine over two times (easy with plugs removed). If all is well, check tensioner, adjust as necessary, bolt 'er up.

Then, install new plugs.

Crank and it fires instantly!
 
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I bought my 2001 V70 at 125k miles and the timing belt had not been changed. I changed mine at 127k with all the parts you mentioned plus the water pump because I could feel a tiny bit of play in the bearing. Nice work on our original post with the pictures and stuff...thanks.
 
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Question Need list of 40,000 mile service

Does anyone know exactly all services due at a 40,000 mile service? I just hit 220,000 miles on my 1998 V70 and can't afford to take it to my regular mechanic who only works on Volvo's. I am taking it to a trusted friend who will work with me on the price and doesn't charge 60$ an hour for labor....

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Hi guys,
Just brought my 1st Volvo V70. I got a bit paranoid reading the threads here so decided to check my belt, I have no service history at all with the car it has done 102,000 miles. After inspection the belt looks in new condition with all pulleys in good order with no signs of wear or grease leakage.
I could not find any reference in the engine bay as to if or when the belt was changed, so my question is replace or chance ?
Thanks in advance for guidance.
jj
 
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That is totally up to you. If it all looks new I would keep an eye on it and change when you see something out of place.
 
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Thank you for the reply
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I own a '98 S70 and while the timing belt was fine, the tensioner failed at 72k. The valves were destroyed and now I'm swapping the engine. Be careful, it may be just under $1k to replace your belts and pulleys/tensioners, but between towing, parts, and labor, I've spent almost $4k to bring my car back to life. If you think it doesn't need to be replaced, at least check it routinely.
 
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Just did mine at 125K.
 
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I finally found a manual transmission V70. No power seats, sunroof, turbo, FWD, CD player. Way below book value. It has 105,000 miles and I have to assume that it needs a timing belt even though it has clearly been very well taken care of and the belt does not look like it has that many miles on it. I have been going back and forth about doing it myself because on my other V70 I was never able to get the crankshaft pulley off, so I had the dealer do it while it was in for some other project. I just happened to check in with the mechanic who has covered for me in the past and he said, "if it has variable timing, take it to the dealer or you will end up with engine code errors that could haunt you". Is this true? I now have an impact wrench and think that will get me past the crankshaft pulley. Otherwise the timing belt seems straight forward.
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Boatyard,
I did my 2002 turbo V70 XC following the guide in the forum, I was a body-man thirty years ago and am better than good with tools, but just take your time and you can do this. I have about 10,000 miles on the XC since I did the belt, I did the tenisoner and water pump too.
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Originally Posted by boatyard View Post
I finally found a manual transmission V70. No power seats, sunroof, turbo, FWD, CD player. Way below book value. It has 105,000 miles and I have to assume that it needs a timing belt even though it has clearly been very well taken care of and the belt does not look like it has that many miles on it. I have been going back and forth about doing it myself because on my other V70 I was never able to get the crankshaft pulley off, so I had the dealer do it while it was in for some other project. I just happened to check in with the mechanic who has covered for me in the past and he said, "if it has variable timing, take it to the dealer or you will end up with engine code errors that could haunt you". Is this true? I now have an impact wrench and think that will get me past the crankshaft pulley. Otherwise the timing belt seems straight forward.
Thanks,
Christopher
Is it necessary to take "THE CRANK PULLEY" off?
 
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Is this the serpentine belt? I am having mine replaced on a 98 V70 with 185K. I believe it may be original.
 
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I just bought an 06 v70 . Had to replace valve body because of harsh shifts . I bought a timing belt kit . I have no idea when it was changed so I guess the time is NOW .
 
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Originally Posted by rspi View Post
Is it necessary to take "THE CRANK PULLEY" off?
No. You just have to put the belt on the crank pulley first. There's a small pin under the crank pulley, but it's not a problem to work around.

If this is your first cam belt job, make absolutely certain to mark the cam and crank pulley positions, and make certain they are correct before you turn the engine over..

Instructions for setting the tension pulley should come with the new belt.

It isn't rocket science.
 
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Originally Posted by Green Hornet View Post
Is this the serpentine belt? I am having mine replaced on a 98 V70 with 185K. I believe it may be original.
The toothed timing belt drives the camshafts.

The serpentine belt drives the accessories .

If the serpentine belt breaks you may get stranded on the road.

If the timing belt breaks, the valves will be instantly destroyed. That's a multi-thousand $ fix.

If the timing belt has 185K miles, get it changed. Like yesterday.
 

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