FCP Euro's DIY Blog

Here's Why Volvos Are Considered Safe

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jul 6, 2018
I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video of a violent crash between a 2008-2016 Volvo XC70 wagon and a transport truck traveling at full ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Volvo

Why This $5000 1990 Volvo 740 16-Valve Wagon Was The Best Deal On The Internet

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jun 21, 2018
Bring a Trailer has been a wonderful waste of time during my lunch hours. When I need a break from the every day grind, I pop open BAT and ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Culture, Volvo

How To Rebuild And Refresh Brake Caliper Pistons On The Car

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jun 19, 2018
When a car sits outside for an extended period of time, it's good to follow a list of things to check and/or repair. I have grown fond of my ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How To Quickly And Inexpensively Repair A Cracked Exhaust

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jun 18, 2018
Some of us, logically, like to fix things properly the first time. These are the same type of people who carry a bottle of spray detailer ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How To Replace The A/C Compressor On A P2 Chassis Volvo

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Jun 6, 2018
Now that we're getting into the warmer months, the functionality of your air conditioning is going to become more and more important. The ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Video

Here's Our Favorite Rides At The 2018 UConn Car Show

Posted by JR Huntington
on Apr 17, 2018
For over a decade, the University of Connecticut Car Club (UC3, for short) has been bringing New England together under one theme: our love ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Culture, Volvo, Mercedes, Video, Audi, VW, Motorsports, Saab, Land Rover, Porsche

How To Replace The Mass Air Flow Sensor On A Volvo (2000-2010)

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Jan 5, 2018
If your check engine light is on and your Volvo is experiencing some trouble running, it may be time for a new Mass Air Flow Sensor. The ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Front And Rear Brakes On A Volvo S60/V70 R Model

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 18, 2017
The "R" model utilizes Brembo's fixed calipers, rather than the "floating" design used on inferior models. ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Cabin Air Filter On A P2 Chassis Volvo

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 17, 2017
One of the most commonly overlooked maintenance items on your Volvo is its cabin air filter. The cabin air filter ensures that the air that ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace A Fuel Filter On A P2 Chassis Volvo

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 16, 2017
When it comes to a routine tune up, we all automatically think about the ignition components such as new spark plugs, ignition wires, a new ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Rear Shocks And Mounts On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 14, 2017
  As your vehicle ages, its suspension components wear out which can cause noise over bumps, poor handling, uneven tire wear, sloppy ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Improve The Look And Function Of Your Early Model P2 Volvo Wipers

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 13, 2017
If you own a pre-2005 Volvo P2 chassis model, simply put, your wipers can use an upgrade. The wipers on your car use the earlier outdated ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

Volvo P2 Brake Pedal Position Sensor Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 12, 2017
Is your check engine light on? Does your DIM display give the message "Engine System Service Required"? Do you have an ECM-9400 code stored ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

Volvo P2 Door Mirror Disassembly and Replacement

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 10, 2017
I can't tell you how many times I've seen cars cruising down the road with missing mirrors. Now, you have to think to yourself, a mirrors ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Plugs And Coils On A Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Dec 9, 2017
Keeping up with common maintenance items is crucial to keeping your Volvo running in perfect order and is generally a simple task in terms ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself, Video