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    Default Timing Belt Interval

    Hey guys...I searched around but couldn't seem to find the answer...

    What's the recommended timiring bell replacement interval?

    Thanks!
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    105,000 miles on your 2.5T. Some folks recommend doing it earlier than that schedule.
    Last edited by BillAileo; 11-01-2008 at 04:32 PM. Reason: Correcting error
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    READ THIS POST,
    There are NO VOLVO'S with a 120K miles timing belt interval
    105K for all cars after 1999

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    JRL is absolutely correct. However, something must be amiss with the 2004 VADIS data CD. It designates 105k for the B5244s and B52x4T engines but designates 120k for the B5254T2, which is what I believe is in the 2003 XC70. However, the schedule of maintenance in the US warranty booklet specifies 105k miles or 10 years. So I'd suggest following JRL lead and replacing it by 105k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
    READ THIS POST,
    There are NO VOLVO'S with a 120K miles timing belt interval
    105K for all cars after 1999
    Wrong. I have a 2004 XC70 that was purchased from a local Volvo dealer in April 2006 with 54,000 miles and a Volvo CPO warranty. The car had one previous (original) owner, with whom I have spoken. The glove box pubs are what originally came with the car; they have the first owner's name in them and at the time of my purchase the warranty and service booklet had all the dealer stamps for the 7,500 through 45,000 mile service intervals.

    On page 61 of the 2004 U.S.A./Canada Warranty and Service Records Information booklet, in the maintenance schedule section and under the heading All 2004 Models, there is an X in the 120,000 mile column for "Timing belt, tensioner and idler pulley replace *****"

    In the notes below, it states:
    "***** Service interval for C70/S40/V40 and S80 6 cylinder models only is 105,000 miles or 168,000 kilometers. Maximum replacement time interval for all engines except engine VIN code #64 is 10 years"

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    Thanks guys...looks like I still have a way to go so I'm good for now and will probably do it somewhere around 100,000 miles.
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    Default Timing Belt Interval

    I checked my Canadian owners manual (page 134) for our '04 XC-70. It reads:

    "For proper functioning of the engine and emission control system, the timing belt and belt tensioner must be replaced every 105,000 miles (168,000 km) or at 120,000 miles (193,000 km) for the 2.5T engine on AWD models. Engine damage will occur if the belt fails."

    Given the stresses caused by Canadian winters, I can't imagine it being shorter anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcandmc View Post
    Wrong. I have a 2004 XC70 that was purchased from a local Volvo dealer in April 2006 with 54,000 miles and a Volvo CPO warranty. The car had one previous (original) owner, with whom I have spoken. The glove box pubs are what originally came with the car; they have the first owner's name in them and at the time of my purchase the warranty and service booklet had all the dealer stamps for the 7,500 through 45,000 mile service intervals.

    On page 61 of the 2004 U.S.A./Canada Warranty and Service Records Information booklet, in the maintenance schedule section and under the heading All 2004 Models, there is an X in the 120,000 mile column for "Timing belt, tensioner and idler pulley replace *****"

    In the notes below, it states:
    "***** Service interval for C70/S40/V40 and S80 6 cylinder models only is 105,000 miles or 168,000 kilometers. Maximum replacement time interval for all engines except engine VIN code #64 is 10 years"
    I don't give a crap what it says, they made a misprint that year
    Ask your service manager, better yet ask Volvo. There is NO TIMING BELT CHANGE AT 120K on any Volvo and you're playing with fire and a blown engine!

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    FYI. I found out the hard way that Volvo misprinted PS fluid type for my 01 V70 T5. I have since then learned it was a misprint until model year 2005 for all V/XC70 S60s! Manual says ATF, original fluid and what they use at the service department is CHF-11S. Totally different stuff.

    Do what JRL said and ask the maintenance department. Don't trust the owner's manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
    I don't give a crap what it says, they made a misprint that year
    Ask your service manager, better yet ask Volvo. There is NO TIMING BELT CHANGE AT 120K on any Volvo and you're playing with fire and a blown engine!
    Look, I'm just telling you what my manual says. Go to Volvo Owners Info at Volvo's U.S. website and look up the maintenance charts for the XC70 for MY '04 through '08; they all indicate timing belt changes at 120k miles. Could it be a misprint for all of those five years? Absolutely, but if so, then why hasn't Volvo corrected it on the website, or put out a written correction that's made available to owners?

    JRL, I know that you have years of experience with Volvo- can you find something to confirm your assertion that the information I have presented is incorrect? Perhaps a notice from Volvo to service shops that there's a misprint in the maintenance schedules for the XC70 for MY '04 through '08?

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