Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70 (until 1998) – How to change engine oil (Petrol engines)

by: Alexandra M.

Follow these instructions to change the engine oil in all Volvo 5 cylinder petrol engines from 1991 to 1998, Volvo models 850, S70, V70, C70 with 5 cylinder engines 2.0 10v, 2.0 20v,  2.4 10v, 2.4 20v,  2.5 10v, 2.5 20v, 2.0 Turbo, 2.4 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo, 2.3 Turbo T-5 and 2.3 Turbo R.

This tutorial is not suitable if your car is a 1999 or later S70, V70 or C70 petrol engine.

It is a simple job that takes arround 45 min.

Tools you need:
1. Generic oil filter tool
2. 17mm socket for sump drain plug
3. New oil filter (volvo part number # 3517857-3)
4. 6 litres of oil (Check the recomendation for your model / engine / country: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70 – Engine Oil Specifications )
5. Torque wrench.
6. Container for the old oil (at least 6 liters)
7. Oil drain plug washer (size 18x24x1.5 mm / Volvo part number 977751)

Procedure

In my case, I warm the car until operating temperature before changing the oil, as hot oil drains better. After that, turn the engine off and follow this steps:

Step 1. Raise the front of the car. Be sure that it is secure.

Step 2. Position a container under the engine alligned with the oil plug.

Step 3. Remove the oil plug (17mm socket) and drain the engine oil (If you have drive the car before be caution, as it will be HOT)

Step 4. While oil is draining, replace the oil filter. The oil filter is located on the front right side of the engine, next to the oil sump, facing down. With the oil filter tool, remove the old oil filter.

Step 5. Install the new oil filter. Don’t forget to lubricate the O-ring on the new oil filter. Tighten the new oil filter by hand (as most as you can).

Step 6. Reinstall the oil plug, tighten it to 35 Nm. Always use a new sealing washer.

Step 7. Fill the engine with the new oil. Check the level in the dipstick and fill until MAX is reached.

Step 8. Start the engine and check for oil leakage. Stop the engine and give the oil some time (15 min.) to run down into the oil pan. Re-check the oil level and top up if needed, but do not overfill.

And you’re done!

 

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following models / years:

– 1997, 1998 Volvo S70
– 1997, 1998 Volvo V70
– 1997, 1998 Volvo C70 Coupe and Convertible / Cabrio
– Volvo 850 T-5 225 hp B5234FT, made / sold in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 T-5 R 240 hp B5234T5, made / sold in 1995
– Volvo 850 R 250 hp B5234T4, made / sold in 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 R Auto 240 hp B5234T5, made / sold in 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 2.3T 218 hp B5234T2, made / sold in 1995, 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 2.5T 193 hp B5254T, made / sold in 1997
– Volvo 850 GLT 2.0T 210 hp B5204FST, made / sold in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 GLE 2.0T 180 hp B5204T2, made / sold in 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 2.0 20V 143 hp B5204FS, made / sold in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996
– Volvo 850 2.0 10V 126 hp B5202FS, made / sold in 1995, 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 2.5 20V 170 hp B5254FS LH 3.2, made / sold in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996
– Volvo 850 2.5 20V 170 hp B5254FS, made / sold in 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 2.5 10V 144 hp B5252FS, made / sold in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997
– Volvo 850 2.3 20V 144 hp B5234FS, made / sold in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997