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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (ron1win)

It's underneath the engine at the front right. You need to remove the splash guard to access it. It's a cartridge-type, inside a plastic housing which you should use a special fluted tool to remove. Be certain to replace the o-ring (very important) and use a new washer on the drain plug. You sure you want to do this job yourself?<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (tmtalpey)

I have the V8 and it is easy to change the oil. When I initially spoke with the Volvo mechanic on the procedures for changing the oil, he gave me an old (but very usable) oil filter wrench. You need the wrench. And as Tom mentioned, the O-ring is required to be replaced every time.<p>Good Luck.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (ron1win)

You can get the oil filter wrench for under $10 from IPD. Buy a case of oil filters from your dealer and make sure to ask for the drain plug washers. It's a pretty simply process and there are good pictures somewhere around here...
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (ron1win)

I don't uderstand why someone would want to change the oil in a $42K+ vehicle? Why not sub it out????
 

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I found that just grabbing the filter canister by hand worked great for removing it and re-installing it. <p>Pull the splash guard and it'll be obvious.<p>Jack
 

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Not always. Depends on who put it on the last time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> Also remember that oil can be <B>very </B>hot.<p>Tom.<p>
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (doug b)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>doug b</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't uderstand why someone would want to change the oil in a $42K+ vehicle? Why not sub it out????</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't like other people messing with my vehicle, so I change my own oil except when I take it in at its service intervals, which always makes me nervous. <br>Case in point, I took my Magnum in for a sticky ash tray door and the dealer wound up damaging my roof in the process and the entire roof had to be repainted.<br>I'll do the work myself, thank you.
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (doug b)

I change my own at the mid-point between the manufacturer's recommended oil change interval. I just feel the intervals are too long from all premium manufacturers in the interest of claiming lower maintenance cost at the expense of longevity. I used to be able to get as Mobil1 full synthetic change at Walmart for about $30 until they threw away the Volvo oil wrench (along with all their old ones when the new manager came in and order new tools which don't include the Volvo wrench anymore.) It's pretty easy to change my oil for my Volvos in my garage and if you buy a case of filters from the dealer and oil from a warehouse chain (e.g., Costco, Sams, etc.) you can do the job yourself for around $35 and save the hassle of driving to the dealer and waiting an hour or more for the job to be done.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't uderstand why someone would want to change the oil in a $42K+ vehicle? Why not sub it out????</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... and save the hassle of driving to the dealer and waiting an hour or more for the job to be done.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>But, in all honesty, you will have the hassle of taking the old oil and filter somewhere for proper disposal. You are exchanging one type of hassle for another.<p>In the end, it is really a matter of personal preference: some people like to work in their cars and others prefer to pay someone else to do it. Both choices are just as good.
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (ig_mb)

No hassle at all. I place my oil collection container and the oil filter in a Hefty bag. At some point (typically at least once per month) I find myself with a reason to visit the local dominant auto parts chain where they empty my container, wipe it clean, dispose of my filter, and return the container to me in its Hefty bag. Typically about a 2-3 minute turnaround while I shop.
 

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My old oil goes in a 5 gallon pail. It's easy to dump periodically at the local autoparts store. Plus, when my chain saw needs an oil refill, I have nice, partially used synthetic to feed it.<p>Jack
 

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And you won't have what happened to my brother-in-law where the oil change place didn't even put oil back into his Camry. It wasn't a pretty sight. He had a hard time fighting for a new engine. That's a waste of time and money. Doing things yourself is great.
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (doug b)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>doug b</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't uderstand why someone would want to change the oil in a $42K+ vehicle? Why not sub it out????</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Because you know it is done right with the correct oil. It isn't so much about saving money, it is more about knowing it is done right. I've heard too many stories as well as experiencing problems myself that for something as basic as this, I like to do it myself.
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (spideyman)

I've a good friend who insisted on doing his own maintenance because he "knew it would be done right".<p>I recall once he changed the oil but forgot to put the drain-plug back in. He started the engine, checked for leaks only to see all his oil draining out into the pan below. He quicky shut off the engine (no damage). Took his wife's car to purchase 6 more quarts of oil.<p>She and practically everyone else have never let him forget it, lol.<p>The potential bad news woulda been he'd have been out of pocket for damages. The great majority of the time one can go back on the service departments for recourse when they do the work.<p>All in all, considering that it IS so basic, the chances are rare - about as rare as my friend screwing it up - that the service department will screw up. I'll use the service department of a reputable garage / dealership over a jiffy lube place which has a revolving door of employees.
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (1sttimevolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1sttimevolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I recall once he changed the oil but forgot to put the drain-plug back in. He started the engine, checked for leaks only to see all his oil draining out into the pan below.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I bet just about everyone who does their own maintenance has done that once (that's all it takes - and one never forgets again). My episode was at age 16, on one of my first DIY oil changes. Ranks right up there with inadvertently dipping your hair in the pan of ATF after draining the trans...'course it helped that said hair was a tad long, as this was 1977...<br>
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (TomW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I bet just about everyone who does their own maintenance has done that once (that's all it takes - and one never forgets again). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I forgot to replace the filler cap on my wife's brand new 1991 Honda CRX when I did the first oil change, oil was everywhere, but luckily, it didn't lose enough to do any damage..duh. After all these years, I still prefer to do it myself! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (TomW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TomW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I bet just about everyone who does their own maintenance has done that once (that's all it takes - and one never forgets again). My episode was at age 16, on one of my first DIY oil changes. Ranks right up there with inadvertently dipping your hair in the pan of ATF after draining the trans...'course it helped that said hair was a tad long, as this was 1977...<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I put the wrong filter on <B>once</B>. It was not a pretty sight, but as you stated, I've only done it once.<p>I do my own work whenever possible, specifically so I know it was done right. It also gives me the opportunity to see what other maintainence may be required. No mechanic will take the care and time I do. When I do oil changes I do them with the back wheels on a curb and the fronts on ramps, so I can scoot back and forth under the car checking out CV joint boots, hoses, exhaust system, brake lines, etc., so I know what is going on. It's definitely more than just a few dollars in cost savings.<p>jack
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (jib)

Certainly. But it doesn't necessarily equate to a guarantee that it's done right. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Location of oil filter in XC-90 (1sttimevolvo)

Neither does a shop as I previously stated. Honestly, do you own a dealership? Let people do what they want. America was founded by people doing things themselves. I'm beginning to get tired of companies trying to force me to the dealer. You'll understand when you have bad experiences at shops. It happens to everyone, and as my brother-in-law found out, fighting the shop is not always easy. They did replace his engine, but with a used one. Honestly, is it worth the headaches and possible legal fees? The time you saved isn't worth it anymore is it? If you did it yourself, you suck it up, never do it again, and fix it. Lessons are important in life.<p>There is one shop I like going to and that is because I can watch them work. No chance at the dealer. I give that shop a definite <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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