Servicing Volvo XC70, V70 XC Petrol (2000 to 2004) Scheduled Plan

by: Alexandra M.


All you need to know to service your Volvo XC70  / V70 XC petrol engine from 2000 to 2004, according to the Official Volvo Scheduled Service Plan / Servicing Plan / Maintenance Plan.

This guide will help you trough the process of Servicing Volvo XC70  / V70 XC petrol engines made between 2000 and 2004.

All the information in this article is in accordance with the Volvo XC70  / V70 XC Servicing Schedule Plan specified by Volvo for servicing the Volvo XC70  2.4 T (B5244T3), XC70  2.3T (B5234T7), XC70  2.5 T (B5254T2) and Volvo V70 XC 2.4T (B5244T3) and V70 XC 2.3T (B5234T7).


Every one year or 20.000 kms / 12.000 miles, you should:

– Replace the engine oil and oil filter
– Fluid levels on engine compartment – check and adjust brake oil fluid level, power steering fluid level, windscreen washer fluid level, engine antifreeze / coolant level
– Parking brake: check and adjust if needed
– Check that all exterior lights are working
– Washer / wipers for windshields and headlamps: check the function and for signs of wear
– Check the Engine  for oil and water leaks
– Gearbox, power train – check for oil leaks – In event of leakage from the gearbox, check the gearbox oil level
– Wheels and tyres – check for damage and signs of wear
– Drive shafts – check the play (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
– Drive shafts – check rubber bellows
– Brake pads and brake discs – check (Minimum brake pad thickness: Front……..3 mm/0.12″. Rear……..2 mm/0.08″.)
– Brake lines, fuel lines, fuel filter – check for leakage of brake oil / fuel, and damage on the lines
– Exhaust system – check for leakage and mounting points damage (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
– Front suspension and steering system – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
– Rear suspension – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
– AWD Final drive, bevel gear – check for leaks (Check the oil level if there is leakage.)
– AWD Propeller shaft, pilot bearing, universal joint – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 100.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
– If the car have Automatic transmission/gearbox, check if the park / neutral position (PNP) switch is ok
– Battery – check the pole pieces, electrolyte level and battery mounting
– Lubricate the hinges of the doors, hood and detachable tow bar (if present)
– Passenger compartment ventilation filter – replace
– Brake fluid – replace if the car is used for mountain driving or is mainly used in humid climates
– SRI – set the service reminder indicator (SRI) to zero


Additionally evey two years, you should:

  • Replace the Brake Oil fluid

Additionally every three years or 60.000 kms / 37.000 miles, you should:

  • Replace the engine Air filter  cleaner (ACL) and clean the engine air filter housing.
  • Replace the Engine Spark Plugs

Additionally every four years or 80.000 kms / 48.000 miles, you should:

  • If the car have Automatic gearbox (AW55-50), replace the automatic transmission oil.
  • Replace the Oil filter for clutch (AOC – Active on Demand Coupling)

Additionally every ten years or 160.000 kms / 96.000 miles, you should:

  • Clean the nipples and hoses of the Crankcse ventilation (turbocharged engines only)
  • Replace the petrol Fuel filter
  • Replace the Auxiliary belt and auxiliary belt tensioner
  • Replace the Timing belt and timing belt tensioner

This maintenance plan is suitable for the following model years:

– 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Volvo XC70  2.4 T (B5244T3), XC70  2.3T (B5234T7), XC70  2.5 T (B5254T2) and Volvo V70 XC 2.4T (B5244T3) and V70 XC 2.3T (B5234T7).