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Thread: Where is the oil drain Plug on 02' XC's w. 2.4t's???

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    Question Where is the oil drain Plug on 02' XC's w. 2.4t's???

    Now that I know where my oil filter is, I also need 2 know where the oil drain plug is on M.Y. 2002 Volvo XC70 2.4t's. Please help me!!

    thx

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    Default Not sure if this picture will help...

    But check it out...I've circled the drain hole, with the drain plug removed. Might be able to give you some bearings as to where it is.

    That picture was taken with me laying on my back, feet towards the back of the car, head towards the front.

    However, I have a 01 XC. Not sure if it is the same for you...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Drain.jpg  
    '01 Volvo V70 XC Ash Gold
    Beige/Light Sand Leather
    Premium / Touring / Booster

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    Hello again,
    Find the filter and you find the drain plug, it is within a (firm) hands width
    from the filter housing, to the center and back of the oil pan.
    I can't read the future, but I guess you will also want to know the torques
    for the filter and plug
    Oil filter housing: 25Nm or 18.5lbf-ft
    Oil plug: 35Nm or 25.8lbf-ft
    Willy
    144 GL (1974)--->244 GL (1982)--->940 GLE 2.3i (1992)--->XC70 2.5T (2004)

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    Default Changing Oil/Filter

    I've always changed my own oil. Now that I have a Volvo I want to do the same but fear it may not be as simple as pulling the plug and changing the filter. Is there anything else that needs to be done? Is there any computer updates, codes, etc. that the dealer would do that requires me bringing it to them? I called and they want $60 for a change!

    I have a 2002 XC70.

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    It is as simple as pulling the plug and changing the filter!
    However, you best get a wrench such as this one:
    http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.as...292&RootID=629
    The filter is delivered as a cartridge plus a new o-ring, I don't
    think a new gasket ring for the plug is included.
    Removing the engine protection plate is no problem either.
    Tip: to keep things clean you can wrap the filter housing in a
    plastic bag after releasing the tention. Screw off by hand and
    catch most oil in the bag!
    If you don't clean the filter housing of all oil, it may "sweat"
    somewhat giving the false impression you have a leak.
    Tighten to torques as mentioned.
    Willy
    144 GL (1974)--->244 GL (1982)--->940 GLE 2.3i (1992)--->XC70 2.5T (2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy
    Tip: to keep things clean you can wrap the filter housing in a
    plastic bag after releasing the tention.
    Willy
    Ahhh!!! That is awesome! I've always struggled with the mess, and to think that there is such a simple solution! Thanks for the tip!
    '01 Volvo V70 XC Ash Gold
    Beige/Light Sand Leather
    Premium / Touring / Booster

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    It is a golden tip indeed. To tell the truth: it comes from one of
    the members here (but I forgot who it was )
    One condition for success: check the bag for leaks before you procede
    Willy
    144 GL (1974)--->244 GL (1982)--->940 GLE 2.3i (1992)--->XC70 2.5T (2004)

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    Make sure you get a new aluminum crush washer for the drain plug or it WILL LEAK!!! Buy a few from ipd when you buy your filter wrench.
    2001 XC base model with touring pkg.

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