Volvo S80, V70, S70, 850 – 1996 to 2001 – 2.5D, TDI Diesel Engine – Scheduled Plan

by: Alexandra M.

All you need to know to service your Volvo S80, V70, S70 and 850 with the 2.5D / TDI Diesel (5 cylinder Audi) engine, according to the Official Volvo Service Schedule Interval Plan / Scheduled Maintence Servicing.

This guide will help you trough this process, for the 2.5D 140hp engines made between 1998 and 2001 with engine code D5252T. If your car is a newer 2.4D, D5 model check our Volvo Maintenance Plans List for the correct plan.

All the information in this article is in accordance with the Service Schedule Intervals Plan specified by Volvo. Nevertheless, you should allways confirm with your car owners manual before any servicing.

Every one year or 15.000 kms / 10.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Change engine oil and oil filter – Use approx. 6.0 liters  of 5W-40 oil, ACEA A3/B3/B4
2. Parking brake: Check and adjust if needed
3. Check tire pressure
4. Check brake pads and brake discs wear (minimum thickness of front brake pads: 3 mm/0,12″. minimum thickness of rear brake pads: 2 mm/0,8″)
5. Check the Engine for oil and water leaks
6. Gearbox, power train, drive shafts – check for oil leaks and play – In event of leakage from the gearbox, check the gearbox oil level
7. Fluid levels on engine compartment – check and adjust brake oil fluid level, power steering fluid level, windscreen washer fluid level, engine antifreeze / coolant level
8. Exterior lights: Check all lights and replace if needed
9. Brake lines, fuel lines – check for leakage of brake oil / fuel, and damage on the lines
10. Drain off the condensation on the fuel filter
11. Check  windscreen / windshield washer fluid level
12. If the car have Automatic transmission/gearbox, check if the park / neutral position (PNP) switch is ok
13. Front suspension and steering system – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 90.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
14. Rear suspension – check for signs of wear (starting from five years or 90.000 kms / 60. 000 miles)
15. Battery – check the pole pieces, electrolyte level and battery mounting
16. Lubricate the hinges of the doors, hood and detachable tow bar (if present)
17. Replace the passenger compartment ventilation filter | See Instructions (S80, V70)
18. Reset the service reminder indicator to zero | See Instructions (S80, V70)

Additionally every two years or 30.000 kms / 20.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Replace the Brake Oil fluid

Additionally every three years or 45.000 kms / 30.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Replace the engine Air filter cleaner (ACL) and clean the engine air filter housing | See Instructions (S80, V70)
2. Replace the diesel fuel filter

Additionally every five years or 75.000 kms / 50.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. If the car have Automatic gearbox (AW50-42), replace the automatic transmission oil.

Additionally every ten years or 120.000 kms / 80.000 miles schedule service interval:

1. Replace the Auxiliary belt and auxiliary belt tensioner
2. Replace the Timing belt and timing belt tensioner
3. Replace the Injection pump belt and belt tensioner

This maintenance plan is suitable for the following model years:

– Volvo 850 TDI 140 hp D5252T, made / sold in 1996 and 1997
– Volvo S70 & V70 TDI / 2.5D 140 hp D5252T, made / sold in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000
– Volvo S80 2.5D 140 hp D5252T, made / sold in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
– Volvo V70 2.5D 140 hp D5252T, made / sold in 2000 and 2001