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Re: DIY maintenance? (JustsayMo)

Simple as any other car. The only difference on my 2002 is the oil filter, you actually get to replace the filter within the container and the rubber seal. The filter housing is reusable which I thought was pretty cool....I went online to buy the filters since the were pretty spendy at the volvo dealer and local auto parts won't have them. FYI
 

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Re: DIY maintenance? (ivorman)

Thanks ivorman.

I'm hoping it is easier than my 1.8T VW Passat which requires removing a plastic belly pan to drain the oil and the coolent reservour to change the filter. It's a pain.

Good tip on the online filter purchases. I know the Mann (OEM) filters are 1/3 the price online vs dealer price.

Who do you order your Volvo filters from?

Thanks!
-Maurice
 

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MUCH easier than a passat

My old A4 had a belly pan like the passat did.

The volvo is much easier to change oil than the a4. brake pads are easier to change as well, since the Volvo uses nuts to hold the wheel instead of bolts like the A4, so you don't have to try to balance the wheel on the hub when changing parts, and the rotor's one step easier to change.
 
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