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Is there a published procedure for changing the oil on a US 08 V70? The dealer told me there is no service manual. It looks like the PS reservoir needs to be removed to access the oil filter - how does it come off? Any tips of making the oil change? I don't want to get part way through and then get stuck - nearest dealer is 1 hour away! Thanks
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (DRR)

I was there giving my mechanic a hand when he did the oil change on my car 6-8 weeks ago (T6 engine). We had to remove the PS reservoir but it was easy and strait forward to remove. The tricky part was to remove the filter itself. You don't have much room for the filter wrench to turn and unscrew the filter. Thankfully my mechanic had a pretty good Snap-On wrench where you could use a ratchet socket to turn the wrench. Did not need much clearance with his wrench. Mine would have not worked there.<p>Before you start with the oil change, I would suggest you try your filter wrench and see if it fits in there. As I said, removing the PS reservoire to get there is the easy part...<p>Good luck.<p>PS: I have a T6, not the 3.2, not sure if the oil filter placement is the same.
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (beavenx5)

I purchased the Vovlo oil filter wrench from the dealer so I should have the right one. <p>Does the PS reservoir just pull straight up out of the bracket that holds it? I tried pulling up on it and it would not come off - I did not want to break it.<p>It sounds like from your description that what you see on your T6 is similar to what I see when I look under the hood of my 3.2 so I think your experience should transfer here to my situation.<p>I have not been under the car yet. Is the drain plug visible and accessible from below or do you need to remove a plastic shield?<p>Thanks
 

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Hmmm.... and the purpose of having to remove the PS reservoir to do an oil change? What genius engineer/service advisor thought of that in the engine design. So this means take it to the dealer since the average garage guy may not know how to change the oil! Ugh.
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (DRR)

I changed the oil on my S80 T6 this past week, and plan on posting pics and detailed instructions on how to do it. I'd like to say I'll have the write-up done in the next couple of days, but with some high-priority fix-it things to do around the house and my other cars, you'd better give me 1 week to get the posting done. I'm adding titles to the photos now.<p>Note: it took 8.5 qts. of Mobil 1 to fill to the the full mark on the dipstick. The manual states 7.8 qts. for the T6, so maybe that doesn't include the filter reservoir.
 

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I was only helping my mechanic there, he was doing the actual work. I don't recall exactly how we removed the PS reservoire but after removing the little screw (or maybe it was a clamp) the PS came off easily. No need to unplug any wire or hose, just push it aside.<p>You need to remove the entire plastic undershield to have access to the oil plug. Somewhere around 8 screws to remove. It was easy under the lift, might not be that simple crawling under the car.<p>
 

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I had the first oil change this past Monday at 5560 miles, and decided to go the synthetic route; picked up 2 of the 5 quart jugs at WallMart at a pretty good price, 5W-30. <p>They did hold the line on that free "complimentary" first oil change. Because I was at less than 6000 miles they would not do it for free. I thought that was a bit petty. <p>They credited me for the oil, but charged me for the labor & the filter charge. They gave me a free car wash, but then a dealership licensplate "magically" was installed on my rear plate. That's pretty funny since it's not where I got the car. I pointed this all out in the survey they sent <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I wanted to have the oil change now since this is when I had the opportunity to drive way out there, and also I wanted to do the first one a bit early. From this point on I intend to adhere to the 7500 mile interval schedule. - Stu<br>
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (MAC1LSR)

The pictures and instructions would be most helpful and appreciated. Thanks
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (DRR)

I just posted my oil change experience with pics on the "S80 (2007 to current)" forum. <br>The topic title is "DIY Oil Change With A Twist"<br>Hope you like them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DRR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I purchased the Vovlo oil filter wrench from the dealer so I should have the right one. <p>Does the PS reservoir just pull straight up out of the bracket that holds it? I tried pulling up on it and it would not come off - I did not want to break it.<p>It sounds like from your description that what you see on your T6 is similar to what I see when I look under the hood of my 3.2 so I think your experience should transfer here to my situation.<p>I have not been under the car yet. Is the drain plug visible and accessible from below or do you need to remove a plastic shield?<p>Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey DRR, I'm just now catching up on some postings, like yours.<p>For the PS reservoir, once you gently pry off the spring clip that holds the reservoir in place, it just lifts straight off. Use a small flat-bladed screwdriver to remove the clip. I left the clip off after my recent oil change - I don't think that reservoir is going anywhere unless I have a car accident, in which case I'll have bigger things to worry about. Not having to bother with the spring clip will save me time during my next oil change, although honestly, it only took me about 3 seconds to remove it on my second try.<p>See the pics of the engine undertray in my latest posting
 

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"They did hold the line on that free "complimentary" first oil change. Because I was at less than 6000 miles they would not do it for free. I thought that was a bit petty. "<p>Bit petty? Damn asinine if you ask me.
 

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I really think it is penny foolish on their part. This is the first time I have ever been a customer of theirs, and this is the FIRST impression I walk away with from a Volvo Dealership service department.<p>Now in all fairness, they did offer the free oil change if I returned prior to the odometer hitting 9000 miles. But if I take them up on it, this means dumping my synthetic oil after less than 4k miles and replacing it with their "free" standard oil. No thanks - I don't want the expense of free in this case. - Stu<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>arejohn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"They did hold the line on that free "complimentary" first oil change. Because I was at less than 6000 miles they would not do it for free. I thought that was a bit petty. "<p>Bit petty? Damn asinine if you ask me. </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (sapearl)

My understanding is that when switching to synthetic you may want to wait until after 10,000 mile mark. Not sure of the exact technical reason, but it seems once you make the switch you do not go back to dino oil, and the engine is properly broken in for the better oil?<p>So was this consideration when going synthetic at 5560?<p>
 

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Re: 2008 V70 Oil Change Procedure (Lunchman)

Interesting - I haven't heard that. When I called the dealership about a month ago telling them of my plans, nobody commented about my direction one way or another..... just said it was a matter of personal taste to go either regular or synthetic. He did say that once I go synthetic to stick with it.<p>My plan was to stay with the synthetic from the start and adhere to the 7500 mile intervals AFTER that first change. At 5560 I figure the old/original regular oil had been sitting in the car for at least 9 months, along with any other "wear-in" materials that might be floating around.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lunchman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My understanding is that when switching to synthetic you may want to wait until after 10,000 mile mark. Not sure of the exact technical reason, but it seems once you make the switch you do not go back to dino oil, and the engine is properly broken in for the better oil?<p>So was this consideration when going synthetic at 5560?<p></TD></TR></TABLE>
 
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