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      Drive-E T6 Oil Change - Slightly Annoyed

      Just changed did my first oil change with the V90 at 3800mi. IMO, the whole process is slightly more annoying than it has to be.

      1. Have to remove the entire underbody engine bay cover to access the oil filter and oil drain plug. Rather a PIA if you are doing it on a ramp or jackstands. Coming from BMWs, things are way easier with the Bavarians since the drain plug has its own access port that requires no tool to open and of course, the oil filters are on the top of the engines with all BMWs.

      2. Oil fill port is very restricted. You have to pour very very very slow to avoid spilling the oil out of the fill port. My bikes take in oil faster than this engine. Wonder why Volvo doesn't make the opening on the valve cover slightly bit larger. I can't imagine how anyone at the dealership has the patience for this without spilling the oil everywhere...
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      The dealers don't use bottles of oil, they have hoses with nozzles designed for the task...unless you bring in your own oil, then all bets are off...
      1. these engines are designed to heat up quickly and stay that way and
      2. little consideration is given to those performing their own maintenance these days
      You have patience; I'd be way more than slightly annoyed...
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      Quote Originally Posted by cloud9blue View Post
      Just changed did my first oil change with the V90 at 3800mi. IMO, the whole process is slightly more annoying than it has to be.

      1. Have to remove the entire underbody engine bay cover to access the oil filter and oil drain plug. Rather a PIA if you are doing it on a ramp or jackstands. Coming from BMWs, things are way easier with the Bavarians since the drain plug has its own access port that requires no tool to open and of course, the oil filters are on the top of the engines with all BMWs.

      2. Oil fill port is very restricted. You have to pour very very very slow to avoid spilling the oil out of the fill port. My bikes take in oil faster than this engine. Wonder why Volvo doesn't make the opening on the valve cover slightly bit larger. I can't imagine how anyone at the dealership has the patience for this without spilling the oil everywhere...
      I have a very simple solution - if your annoyed - have someone else do it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GRUENDIG View Post
      I have a very simple solution - if your annoyed - have someone else do it.
      well, that wont work because I am also OCD.
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      I thought it was easy on ramps. No complaints.

      I changed my oil at 1k miles (Pennzoil Ultra). Easier than my P1 S40, which had the filter on the top and required removing part of the air intake and using a couple of socket joints to unscrew the filter housing cap (located at a weird angle).
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      Regarding the slow fill, it has to do with the PCV. Disconnect the hose from the breather box and it will fill faster.

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      ^ Thank You, Tech!

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      I should add that doesn't always happen. Seems to depend on temperature.

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      Just wanted to say the same as Tech. I had no issue with the pouring speed. I guess heated garage helped.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
      Regarding the slow fill, it has to do with the PCV. Disconnect the hose from the breather box and it will fill faster.
      wow, thanks! you happen to work in the Boston or NY area by any chance :P
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      Quote Originally Posted by lamarguy View Post
      I thought it was easy on ramps. No complaints.

      I changed my oil at 1k miles (Pennzoil Ultra). Easier than my P1 S40, which had the filter on the top and required removing part of the air intake and using a couple of socket joints to unscrew the filter housing cap (located at a weird angle).
      I am sure the extra clearance on the XC helps
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
      I should add that doesn't always happen. Seems to depend on temperature.
      Interesting, well I was doing it at the driveway of inlaw house at NJ at around 40F ambient temp. Living between NYC and Boston these days, so that's about the only place I can wrench now...

      I guess next time I will warm up the oil bottles first.
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      I meant engine temperature, not the temperature of the new oil.

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