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Looking for head gasket set .for 850 t5automatic.1996.

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Try ebay,quite a few sets ranging from $100 to $150

Posted on May 17, 2009

  • George DeMore
    George DeMore May 17, 2009

    Looks like you'll need to replace the head bolts too.



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Just purchased a 96 volvo 850 took it for an oil change. after the oil change the car overheated and thought it was the reservoir cap. but the pressure is just to much and even the new cap leaks wat

Look for a leak in the cooling system. If your radiator or cylinder head seem to be compromised, or if you open the coolant reservoir and the levels are topped up, you may have a leak in the cooling system. If you're experienced with cars, check the radiator, core plugs in the engine block, or cylinder head near the head gasket for any signs of leakage.
  • If you don't know your way around cars, consider bringing your car to the nearest mechanic and ask them to pressure-test the cooling system. Pressure-testing the cooling system is relatively easy to do; you may even get it free of charge.

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What number range should i have for a good compression test on the cylinders of my 1996 Chevy Lumina 3.1 liter v6?

Hi anything above 850 is good but around 1250 to 1400 is where u should be.other problems that cause low compression is worn comp. rings,bent or burnt check head gasket u should rather do a combustion test,most radiator shops have the test.good luck.

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Error Code P0302 1996 Volvo 850 GLT

Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0302 has a generic description of "Cylinder Misfire - Cylinder Number 2".

A misfire simply means that when it came time for that cylinder to fire, it missed its chance.
There are many things that can cause a misfire. Some of the things are listed below. Diagnostics should be performed to eliminate the possible causes so you don't spend a lot of money replacing parts trying to "guess" what is causing it.

These are just SOME of the possible causes:

> Spark plugs
> Ignition cables
> Ignition coil
> Distributor cap (if equipped)
> Fuel injector
> Fuel injector circuits
> Burned engine valves
> Blown head gasket
> Cracked cylinder head
> Piston damage
> Cylinder block damage
> Broken valve springs
> Damaged camshaft
> Vacuum leaks

Sep 10, 2011 | 1996 Volvo 850

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Last night I was driving my 1996 volvo 850 and white smoke came out from under the passenger side of the hood. I added coolant because the resevoir was empty. The coolant bubbled a lot. This afternoon I...

it could be a blown head gasket or could be a stuck thermostat causing the coolant to bowel and the only place to go is out the resevoir bottle pull your oil dipstick check to see if you can see little water bubbles in the oil on the stick this kinda gives you an idea if the head gasket is blown because most of the time the coolant will mix with the oil if the thermostat is stuck close it will lead to a blown head gasket if you dont get it taken care of also you may have a slow leak in the water pump and once the level gets low its going to bowel whats left and the stem will come out the over flow tube on the bottle

Sep 18, 2010 | 1995 Volvo 850

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1996 volvo 850 turbo smoke coming out exhaust

I assume you mean exessive smoke?
White smoke = watersteam - usually cracked cylinderhead gasket
Replace gasket
Black / dark smoke preferrably visible when accelerator is let up after acceleration = oil - usually enters the cylinders through worn valve seals.
Repclace seals (can be done without lifting cylinder head)

Mar 30, 2010 | 1996 Volvo 850

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How do you fix a 1996 volvo 850 head gasket

you cant fix a head gasket you can only replace it

Oct 21, 2009 | 1995 Volvo 850

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1997 VOLVO 850

check for compression on all cylinders if you ran the engine hot to long you may have blown the head gasket another way you would know is by filling up the radiator with water and then with the cap off turn the starter like if your going to start the engine if you see the water jump out of radiator then you have a blown gasket another way is by checking the oil if it looks like coffee with milk then the gasket is blown, I hope this information is useful good luck

Jul 22, 2009 | 1994 Volvo 850

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Oil in water loosing water runs fine,

the only things that will causes this problem are a cracked cylinder head, a cracked block or a leaking head gadsket, the head gasket is the most common.

Jun 05, 2009 | 1996 Volvo 850

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1996 Volvo 850 overheating

Is there any oil in the water or mayonnaise under the oil filler cap? If so, I'm afraid you probably have a blown head gasket. The hole being blown in a hose is symptomatic of that I'm afraid. As I've posted elsewhere, if it's a T5 then it's much, much easier to get a secondhand engine & change it over rather than change the gasket (in any case, it can turn out to be a damaged head rather than/as well as the gasket).

If not then check the water pump itself.

To check the radiator, disconnect the top & bottom hoses; connect a garden hose to the bottom hose (gaffer tape is your friend :) and turn on the tap. Pretty obviously, if water doesn't gush from the top outlet, you have a blockage - try more water pressure (not a pressure washer!), you may clear it :)

Jun 25, 2008 | 1995 Volvo 850

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