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I have decided to perform my own oil change on my 2005 XC 90 V8 after my dealer botched the last one.<p>My main questions:<p>Any special tools that I will need?<br>Is it easier to access the oil filter from the top or bottom of the car?<br>Will I need to remove any skid plates, etc. to get access to the oil filter?<br>How do I resend the service light?<p>Any help will be appreciated!<p>Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (kartman01)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kartman01</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my dealer botched the last one.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Could you explain what they 'botched'? Just curious. Want to make sure it's nothing we might easily botch ourselves.
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (kartman01)

You will need a tool to remove the filter housing. Do yourself a favor and buy the special Volvo tool (it is only about $5-10, IIRC).<p>To reach the filter and the drain plug, you will need to remove the plastic skid plate. The filter can only be reached from the bottom (well, unless you have really long very thin arms <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<p>From <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=23422" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=23422</A>, the procedure is:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Adam H.</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With ignition turned off, hold in the trip odometer reset button. Next, turn the ignition key to the on position (II) while continuing to hold in the trip odometer reset button. After approximately 10 seconds, a yellow <B>"!"</B> character surrounded by a yellow triangle will flash in the center console. Once this happens, let go of the reset button.<p>If you hold too long, it won't reset. I believe it will flash approximately 5 times.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (kartman01)

Here's a tip - if you use any sort of front-end ramp you are going to find that the oil comes out the pan and lands nearly a foot or so behind the actual hole. Just be prepared to quickly move your catch container if necessary or you will have a bit of a mess to clean up.
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (rollie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rollie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's a tip - if you use any sort of front-end ramp you are going to find that the oil comes out the pan and lands nearly a foot or so behind the actual hole. Just be prepared to quickly move your catch container if necessary or you will have a bit of a mess to clean up.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I use ramps, but I leave the back end of my vehicles up on a curb, so they are pretty level for the oil change. This does two things, the oil drips straight down and is easier to "catch", but more importantly, the engine is level and drains better, getting more of that old oil out. I've been know to turn the crank 180 degrees and let my vehicles drain for a few more minutes. It's amazing that another cup or so will come out of some vehicles when the crank is rotated, especially if the oil (not just the water) was truly up to temperature. <p>Jack<p><I>Edit - please do fill us in on what was botched. Inquiring minds need to know!</I>
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (jib)

I changed the oil on our V8 a couple weeks ago. Pretty easy job.<p>Removing the plastic panel is simple, and the drain plug is right there... getting the filter off was a PITA (I need to buy the tool - I was lucky this time and happened to have a filter tool that fit). You'd never get to the filter from the top!<p>I didn't reset any service lights...<p>Like an idiot (yes, I'll admit it rarely) I didn't put enough oil in the crankcase when done (I think I only put in 5 quarts). The XC90 was quick to point this out via text message on the info screen! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (Emission)

All good comments..I have changed the oil in our V8 multiple times..The one thing no one has mentioned was the wire harness which is clamped around the based of the crank case (around the oil filter). Kind of hard to explain, but it is obvious when you get the plastic cover off.<p>I CAREFULLY move the wiring harness off of the clamp in order to wipe the excess oil off draining down when you remove the filter/cover with the tool (I got one from Volvo..this is a must). <p>Good luck... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Oil Change Procedure - XC90 V8 (ig_mb)

'Botched' meant they only put 4 quarts of oil in - despite the fact I provided them with 7 quarts AND had written instructions that the owners manual called out for 7 quarts!
 

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I have not gotten around to getting the Volvo filter housing removal tool. I've only changed the filter once, I let Volvo do it while they will do it for free, but I found that removing the housing was not an issue. I cleaned it and removed it wearing a clean latex glove. <p>Are a lot of folks finding them difficult to remove?<p>Jack
 

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I changed the oil on my V8 XC90 and found it very easy except that I could not read the oil on the dip stick after adding 7 quarts of Castrol Syntec 10W-30. From my 8th quart, I poured a little more in and thought I was seeing the oil at the min marking. Out of frustration, I kept adding a little more and checking the dipstick. Before I knew it, I had poured the entire 8th quart in. In retrospect, I should have stopped at 7 quarts and drove the car waiting for a low oil indication. Should I bother letting a half quart out via the filter? I can't read the dip stick since the oil is so clean.
 

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I changed the oil on my V8 XC90 and found it very easy except that I could not read the oil on the dip stick after adding 7 quarts of Castrol Syntec 10W-30. From my 8th quart, I poured a little more in and thought I was seeing the oil at the min marking. Out of frustration, I kept adding a little more and checking the dipstick. Before I knew it, I had poured the entire 8th quart in. In retrospect, I should have stopped at 7 quarts and drove the car waiting for a low oil indication. Should I bother letting a half quart out via the filter? I can't read the dip stick since the oil is so clean.
I'd follow Volvo specs. I change copper washer on drain plug also.
 

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I finally got a good dipstick reading today after letting the engine totally cool down, It was above the max line. I have emptied the filter cap twice and estimate total removal at about 2/3 quarts. I am letting the engine cool completely before taking another reading. The oil coming out from the filter area is brown but on the dipstick near clear. The HD oil filter cap wrench I got from IPD, has made it all effortless. I use a drill with a 10mm socket to remove and install in seconds the 6 bolts on the plastic cover to gain access. All this experience will payoff when I change the oil and filter on my wife's Ocean Race. I hope there are no lasting ill-effects from having the extra oil running for 4 days.
 

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I have decided to perform my own oil change on my 2005 XC 90 V8 after my dealer botched the last one.<p>My main questions:<p>Any special tools that I will need?<br>Is it easier to access the oil filter from the top or bottom of the car?<br>Will I need to remove any skid plates, etc. to get access to the oil filter?<br>How do I resend the service light?<p>Any help will be appreciated!<p>Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
I also recommend taking care to not damage the wiring harness.
I bought ten OEM Mahle filters, plus gasket, plus drain plug crush washer and the EXCELLENT (http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-XC90/Filters-&-Tune-Up/Oil-Filter-Cap-Wrench-Heavy-Duty/p-105-598-1343/) filter cap wrench from IPD. This tool made the job incredibly easier. No ramps, just pop off the cover by removing the screws, then off with the drain plug then filter. Insert appropriate amount of Mobil1 and away we go.
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I finished the job with a third filter cap dump, taking me to halfway between MIN and MAX on the dipstick. Since I have another V8 XC90s, I bought the pack with 3 filters, gaskets, crush washers and aforementioned wrench. I did take some care with the harness but left it in place; what is that harness for?
 

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You will need a tool to remove the filter housing. Do yourself a favor and buy the special Volvo tool (it is only about $5-10, IIRC)..</TD></TR></TABLE>
Try $42 from the dealer. I changed mine today and refused to pay $42 for an oil filter wrench. :mad:
 
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