04 XC70 16T, Stage 3 Hilton Tuning, D088 Intercooler and piping, Rollin Motor DPing
I just bought a XC70 2004 Black with Tan interior. I'm here to learn more about how to upgrade it.
STAGE 0I just bought a XC70 2004 Black with Tan interior. I'm here to learn more about how to upgrade it.
I'd also add:How To Do Stage 0
In rough order of importance:
spark plugs (Spark plug tutorials: Volvo 850, XC90, S40/V40, torque specs on 5-cyl, which plugs to buy?)
cap/rotor Cap & rotor DIY: Volvo 850 & S70, V70, XC70, C70 up to ’98* & install MSD ignition
coils for 1999+ Volvos V70 2001+ coils DIY
oil/oil filter (Oil change tutorial 2001+, Oil change tutorial up to 1998*)
transmission fluid flush or drain and fill 2001+ (read about the trans flush pros/cons)
vacuum lines and elbows: white plastic and black rubber
software updates via VIDA or VADIS — these used to be dealer-only services
radiator hoses: medium gauge black rubber hoses
air filter: K&N air filters for Volvos discussion and see K&N filters on Amazon
plug wires make a bigger difference than you’d think: we recommend OEM/Bougiecord
braking: overhaul DIY, brake line replacement, brake fluid theory (DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5, etc.)
clean the fussy PCV system
N/A cars: check your airbox for stuck flap (very common! big difference!)
clean intercooler and its plumbing
clean injectors (Injector refurbish thread)
fuel filter replacement (on 2001+, on 850, on pre-2001 AWD, on 740)
fuel pump(s): depends on how far you want to go – they tend to either work or not
No... yes... well it depends on your patience and skill level. It's a process, just get in there and do it, you'll learn tons about your engine along the way (especially if you eff something up), and realize that they are not that hard to work around. Tons of information on the net reguarding PCV replacement, search and you will find. Only suggestion is to buy all new parts and use a torque wrench.I actually saw you post this and went out and did that glove test, and the glove did blow up. So it's clooged, is the pcv an easy fix
The car has been maintained at the Volvo dealership for most of its maintenance.#1, Volvo says your transmission fluid is "lifetime fluid". It isn't. A corollary is that if it has never been changed, its probably a bad idea to get it flushed. Doing multiple drain-n-fill with some miles in btw is the better method.
Also, posting mileage always helps. After 11 years, one would hope that the timing belt/tensioner/idler pulley have been changed too...
So?The car has been maintained at the Volvo dealership for most of its maintenance.
Imma pass on the lift kit but the other stuff Imma look into. Yours does look good though. I got a blazer for off-road adventuresCheck the stage 0 stuff and then lift it! If your skill level is high, then I would grab a set of lift springs, struts, control arms, 28.5" tires, strut mounts, and a stage 1 tune from Hilton. Solid setup