Archive for April, 2010

How to remove the outdrive on a Volvo Penta?

Friday, April 30th, 2010
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blg2007 asked:


How do you remove the outdrive on a 1997 3.0L Volvo Penta GS, SX Outdrive? Can someone give me step by step instructions please? Thanks.

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The Volvo C30: Volvo’s Coupe

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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Glady Reign asked:


For the past ten years, Volvo has been moving away from their reputation of making boxy cars. While the original design is an effort of the company in relation to their “safety first” philosophy, competition have upped the ante in terms of designs in an effort to attract younger buyers that will remain loyal to them. The logical step therefore is for Volvo to design stylish car in consonance with today’s standards. But the effort to alter their tried and tested design must be done while still keeping the safety of their customers in mind. This evolution in the design of Volvo cars is apparent in its first entry to the compact luxury car market which is the Volvo C30.

The car’s exterior, designed by Simon Lamarre, is a testament to the company’s effort to connect with the younger generation of car buyers. The Volvo C30 is a combination of modern styling and a touch of past styling evident on the coupe’s glass tailgate. The designed penned by the Canadian-born designer relies on the long rear side windows, rear side panels, and the rear window with upright taillights on each side to catch the attention of its prospective buyers. The interior of the Volvo C30 is designed to impress, with its floating center stack as the first thing that anyone will notice upon entering the vehicle.

The car is essentially a four seater but the compact design of the coupe makes access to the second row of seats a little bit hard. But the car is intended by Volvo to be used as a two seater with extra luggage space. With this in mind, the second row of seats can be folded down to increase its luggage capacity to 32 cubic feet from a meager 10 cubic feet with the second row of seats in an upright position. The sloping roof of the coupe limits the view to the rear and decreases the headspace for anyone sitting on the second row.

While the design of the car has been given much attention, the performance has also been given the same thought. The coupe’s powerplant is a turbocharged five-cylinder engine which can provide up to 218 horsepower and coupled to either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission depending on what the customer opts for. Both transmissions facilitate the smooth transition of power from the Volvo plug-induced combustion in the souped up engine to the wheels. The engine can power the car from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in 6.6 seconds and can further give it a top speed of 146 mph. Suspension comes in two settings which are the Comfort and the Dynamic which allows the driver to adapt the suspension to the terrain he is driving his over.

Safety is once again emphasized by Volvo in the development of the car; after all, the Ford Motor Company subsidiary is known the world over by their safety-first attitude towards car production. The coupe has the standard airbags and safety belts which are the most advanced in any vehicle in the market. It also carries with it two safety systems just recently developed and employed by Volvo on their cars. One of the systems is the BLIS technology or Blindspot Information System which uses cameras to alert the driver if any car has entered his blindspot. Another system being employed by the car is IDIS or Intelligent Driver Information System which will suppress text messages and non-critical warnings when it senses that the driver is working the car hard. The system does this with the aid of sensors that checks the steering, throttle, and brakes and turn signals.



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Volvo V70: History in the Making

Friday, April 16th, 2010
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Glady Reign asked:


Volvo, in its 54 years of unbroken commitment to refinement, improvement and safety, is set to release the all-new V70. The wagon, which is scheduled to be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is said to be Volvo’s history in the making. The Volvo V70 epitomizes the balance between safety, luxury and versatility that could serve as standard for wagons.

“This segment has been our specialty ever since we invented it back in the 1950s,” said Fredrik Arp, Volvo Cars President and CEO. “Our competitors can count on us remaining number one in the future, too. In the all-new V70, rear passengers and luggage both ride in first class.”

The wagon segment is noticeably growing in Europe. The demands are increasing and the shift to wagons is apparent. Today’s wagons are evolving but it is made without compromising comfort, driving dynamics and style. According to analysts, this is because sedan owners could now appreciate the added versatility of wagons. Basically, the concept of the wagon has not changed. But buyer certainly has.

“The attitude towards the modern wagon has undergone a significant change. With greater focus on design and comfort, the all-new V70 is both luxurious and practical. It’s not just for families with growing children but also for active people that demand everything of their cars. In fact, we expect that half of all V70 buyers won’t actually be families with children,” Arp said.

The Volvo V70 is built in a completely new architecture. The latter gave the new version greater edge over the current version of the wagon. The upcoming Volvo V70 is equipped with six-cylinder engine beneath the sculpted hood. The engine is complemented by an equally-efficient Volvo fuel pump to pave way for a smooth and hassle-free ride. The efficient new 3.2-liter inline-6 engine produces 235 horsepower. Compared to the current Volvo V70, the upcoming version is made spacious. The latter also offers dual built-in child booster cushions that can be adjusted in two stages. The feature is suited to those families with young children.

To boost protection, the Volvo V70 is given extended inflatable curtains mated to booster cushions and the strong body side structure. These features provide superb protection in side impact. The comfy features of the wagon have also been enhanced using wonderful seats blended to ergonomically designed instruments. The package also includes the stylish, super-slim center console, world-class audio system and the distinct Scandinavian style of the automaker.

Enthusiasts say that the Volvo V70 is stunning inside and out. This is because of the automaker’s brand development plan. Volvo wagons have significantly evolved with time. They have been continuously modified since 1953 when the automaker introduced the PV 445 to the industry. With regards all-new Volvo V70, each design detail is focused on intelligent functionality and clean form.

Smart and functional details allow the owners of the car to entertain his eccentricities to suit his specific needs. The most flexible in the segment is the rear seat’s 40/20/40 split. Other breath-taking features include lightweight backrest, simple folding mechanism, optional power tailgate, sliding load floor and a storage compartment under the luggage area floor. The compartment locks when the tailgate is shut.

To add a distinctive sporty stance, the all-new V70 features a unique soft nose with a black egg-crate grille having chrome in the vertical bars, LED brake lights and a C30-like tailgate. The tailgate glass window goes further down for extra rearward visibility. The climbing waistline also adds to the forward-leaning, vibrant posture which is further reinforced with the aid of the black pillars between the side windows.



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