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Engine Oil Filter

Oil Filter:  An oil filter is a filter designed to remove contaminants from engine oil, transmission oil, lubricating oil, or hydraulic oil. Oil filters are used in many different types of hydraulic machinery. ... Gas turbine engines, such as those on jet aircraft, also require the use of oil filters .

Engine Oil

Oil: Motor oil, engine oil, or engine lubricant is any of various substances consisting of base oils enhanced with various additives, particularly antiwear additives, detergents, dispersants, and, for multi-grade oils, viscosity index improvers. Motor oil is used for lubrication of internal combustion engines.

Engine Oil Drain Plug

A drain plug is a plug which is taken out to allow a fluid to be drained from a tank such as an engine oil pan or sump. Remove the oil drain plug and allow oil to drain& out. If your car's engine oil is still leaking even after replacing the drain plug , then you should consider replacing the oil drain plug seal. Even if it's just a small part, the drain plug seal can cause major problems once it's damaged.

Engine Oil Drain Plug Seal

Most Volvo models have drain plugs that come with an oil drain plug seal . The drain plug seal doesn't just serve to stop oil from leaking. It has another special function - as a lockwasher for the drain plug . The drain plug seal keeps the drain plug from slipping out of its thread.

Engine Oil Filter Magnet

Now there’s a way to capture every micro-speck of metal that causes Volvo engine wear. Debris that your oil filter alone might not be able to screen. Made of strong, flexible polyurethane. Simply attach the IPD Oil Filter Magnet to the outside of your metal spin-on oil filter and let it do the work. The super strong magnet begins working immediately to power clean your oil. Your oil will continue to get cleaner month after month through normal driving and proper maintenance. The permanent oil filter magnet will never wear out, so you’ll enjoy a lifetime of protection that goes far beyond conventional mechanical filtration.

Engine Oil Cap Seal

The stock Volvo oil cap seals fail so quickly that most Volvo technicians have learned to replace them at every oil change to prevent leaks.

Long time Volvo owners might tell you to flip this rubber seal that lives on the bottom of the oil filler cap when it starts to deform. While that might work once, the better solution is simply to replace it when the old one gets hard or deformed to ensure a proper seal.

Ignition Points and Condenser

PerTronix has designed an economical update for your vintage Volvo to change your ignition distributor to electronic instead of mechanical (no more points and condenser). The small, self contained unit fits inside the distributor with a simple two-wire connection to the coil. It provides strong spark throughout the entire RPM range and years of maintenance free performance.

The Ignitor system operates magnetically with no moving parts to wear out. If the point lobes are worn on your distributor you can salvage it by installing this system.

We now have a unit to fit one of the original B18 distributors (which are usually painted black and made of cast iron). B20 distributors are generally made of aluminum. For 122's and 1800's up to 1968, use kit 3E0299 and splice into the hot (+) circuit of the ignition coil which was originally armored. (Most have been converted to a conventional dual terminal coil, but if yours has the original single terminal coil, you'll have to break into the armored cable for connection, (or use wiring kit E106 to bypass it). Full instructions included.

It is getting difficult to source points and condenser for these vintage models so this is the next best choice.

Carburetor Rebuild Kits

Carb Rebuild Kits: Whether your Carburetor is new or old, they all have one thing in common; Maintenance! It is common in carbs to need to be rebuilt or serviced multiple times in their lifetime. We have made that easy for you by creating Carburetor Rebuild kits for your Volvo's Carb's.