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> New Zealand Volvo S70 T5 Newbee, rego and parts
ron tee
post Oct 23 2012, 08:02 PM
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Hello fellow volvo drivers. I purchased a volvo s70 t5 about 2 years ago. I've kept it serviced and running primo... but there are a few questions I have about it...
1. Why is it that when I try to look up parts and other stuff for it for the model, make and year of my car it only comes up with a 1998 s70 t5 when my rego says its a 1997 s70?

2. I have a leak coming out of "what a mechanic told me" was the brake sensor that comes off the brake master cylinder. He also told me its a common thing for that make. My question is, if its so common why do I need to import the part from overseas? Am ii not looking in the right places here in new zealand?

Can anyone in new zealand help me out with a reliable cost effective source for volvo parts pleease..

Btw I love the car, and I sure as hell don't want to part with it but I'm wondering if I made a huge mistake buying one.

Any help would be very much appreciated (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grin.gif)
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ARchitects
post Oct 25 2012, 01:57 AM
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QUOTE (ron tee @ Oct 24 2012, 04:02 AM)
Hello fellow volvo drivers. I purchased a volvo s70 t5 about 2 years ago. I've kept it serviced and running primo... but there are a few questions I have about it...
1. Why is it that when I try to look up parts and other stuff for it for the model, make and year of my car it only comes up with a 1998 s70 t5 when my rego says its a 1997 s70?

2. I have a leak coming out of "what a mechanic told me" was the brake sensor that comes off the brake master cylinder. He also told me its a common thing for that make. My question is, if its so common why do I need to import the part from overseas? Am ii not looking in the right places here in new zealand?

Can anyone in new zealand help me out with a reliable cost effective source for volvo parts pleease..

Btw I love the car, and I sure as hell don't want to part with it but I'm wondering if I made a huge mistake buying one.

Any help would be very much appreciated (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grin.gif)


Hello there,
1- There is no 1997 S70 , the car was launched late 1997 as a 1998 model. A 1997 model is an 850 and not an S70.
2- I had my S70 2.5T for almost 10 years now and did not have a leak from the break sensor (nor any other problem for that matter) as your mechanic mentioned so it is not a common thing for that make.
What I would do is to take the car to another trusted Volvo mechanic for a different check up before you order any overseas parts, you will never know.
3- Iam sorry for not being able to find you a source for volvo parts in new zealand obviously, but why don't you simply google it.
4- No you did not make a mistake by buying an S70 T5, take good care of it and it will prabably last you a life time.
Good Luck
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LesMRED850R
post Nov 17 2012, 05:16 AM
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Hello and yes its a great car , had the very one myself , in Australia /NZ region there is 1997 model sold in 1997 , its just the other countries that didnt get them till 98 , there is a 1997 850 as well.

How do i know ?

I test drove a 98 850R years ago before buying a mint 58000 klm 1996 850R Manual wagon .

I then had a 240 when my R was smashed but soon got into a 1997 S70T5 , it had been SOLD new in 1997 not 1998...

I then moved to 97 V70T And now a 1998 V70T with some different bits n bobs inside buy still manual throttle not the abominable electronic rubbish they tried late 1998.....

Never heard of any bit on booster going bad but you learn every day , google the supposed problem if you cant find it on here...

If looking up parts O/S , punch in 1998 , same thing , give em your VIN number to be sure they send correct bits anyway !

Parts are easy to come by second hand , plenty in Aussie ! PM me if you need a contact .

Loved my T5 , am now playing with my T to make it more fun!

Got any pics??

Les.

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