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      2008 XC90 V8 AWD Spark Plug/Crankcase Filter/Fluid Change Info

      Hi all,

      Replacing the sparkplugs on my 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 w/70K miles as per routine maintenance. I bought these sparkplugs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      I've heard that you need a torque wrench for this job. How do I know what spec to torque the plugs to?

      Furthermore, I read on DriverSide.com that I need to do a crankcase fluid change as well as a crankcase oil filter change. Anyone have experience with these? Are they doable by yours truly, a higher-than-average home mechanic? What parts would I need for this replacement? Tools? Any helpful videos, etc.?

      Thanks in advance, everyone. Cheers!
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      Quote Originally Posted by 08XC90V8 View Post
      Hi all,

      Replacing the sparkplugs on my 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 w/70K miles as per routine maintenance. I bought these sparkplugs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      I've heard that you need a torque wrench for this job. How do I know what spec to torque the plugs to?

      Furthermore, I read on DriverSide.com that I need to do a crankcase fluid change as well as a crankcase oil filter change. Anyone have experience with these? Are they doable by yours truly, a higher-than-average home mechanic? What parts would I need for this replacement? Tools? Any helpful videos, etc.?

      Thanks in advance, everyone. Cheers!
      it's all quite doable by home mechanic, the rear banks are slightly harder to reach but not too crazy. Get a telescope mirror if you're more visual than tactile type.
      Pry any plastic parts carefully as they do get quite brittle, I think I broke one clip.

      I changed mine at just under 70k miles (110k km). Didn't run into any issues. Sore back though, good luck!
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      You don’t need a torque wrench. The plug package will tell you how to tighten. Usually it’s hand tight then a 45-90degree turn with a wrench.
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      Quote Originally Posted by kiwiV8 View Post
      it's all quite doable by home mechanic, the rear banks are slightly harder to reach but not too crazy. Get a telescope mirror if you're more visual than tactile type.
      Pry any plastic parts carefully as they do get quite brittle, I think I broke one clip.

      I changed mine at just under 70k miles (110k km). Didn't run into any issues. Sore back though, good luck!
      Good to hear, thank you so much!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Masscomguru View Post
      You don’t need a torque wrench. The plug package will tell you how to tighten. Usually it’s hand tight then a 45-90degree turn with a wrench.
      Okay, thanks. That means I don't have to buy a torque wrench now!

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      Thats what I was taught - as tight as your fingers will manage, then another 45° for bevelled plugs and 45-90° for plugs with a crush washer.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 08XC90V8 View Post

      Furthermore, I read on DriverSide.com that I need to do a crankcase fluid change as well as a crankcase oil filter change. Anyone have experience with these? Are they doable by yours truly, a higher-than-average home mechanic? What parts would I need for this replacement? Tools? Any helpful videos, etc.?

      Thanks in advance, everyone. Cheers!
      Crankcase fluid is a weird word for engine oil and crankcase filter is an odd thing to call what is commonly known as an oil filter.

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      Quote Originally Posted by brich999 View Post
      Crankcase fluid is a weird word for engine oil and crankcase filter is an odd thing to call what is commonly known as an oil filter.
      Really??? That's really weird! I thought I'd have to do a lot more work than just the oil and oil filter! Thanks so much! Any idea on how hard the process is?

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