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Volvo Engine Oil Change DIY

Need to change the engine oil of your Volvo? Learn how to oil change your Volvo by following the procedures below. This guide provides instructions on changing the engine oil on a Volvo vehicle.

What you will need

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  • Oil filter for Volvo
  • 5W-30 Full Synthetic Oil
    • Capacity
    • 5.8L for 2.5T, 2.4 T5, and 2.4i engines
    • 6.6L for 2.8 T6, 2.9 T6, 2.9, 3.2, 4.4 engines
    • Verify oil type, grade, and capacity in the owner’s manual.
  • Ratchet
  • Oil filter pliers
  • Drain pan
  • Ramps
  • Jack stands
  • Oil funnel


  1. Drive the Volvo up on car ramps. Block rear wheels.

Put the car in park, and apply the emergency brakes.put volvo in park ready to change engine oil

Secure the vehicle with jack stands placed under the lifting points or a structural member.

Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dash.

Locate the oil filler cap on top of the engine. Note the recommended oil grade listed on the cap. where to add volvo engien oilvolvo oil filler cap

Rotate the cap counter-clockwise to remove it.removed volvo oil cap ready to change oil

If your Volvo has a splash shield, remove it. It is held in place with several 10mm bolts.

Locate the 13mm oil drain plug and place the drain pan below oil drain plug Remove the oil drain plug by turning it counterclockwise.

Locate the engine oil filter.VOLVO OIL FILTER LOCATION

Remove the oil filter using oil filter pliers.

Before installing a new oil filter, apply a small amount of oil to the oil filter gasket ring. Torque oil filter to 25 Nm.

Replace the copper ring on the oil drain plug.

When all of the oil has drained, reinstall the oil drain plug.

Torque the drain plug to 35 Nm.

Add 5 L of oil through the oil filter hole. Be careful not to over-fill the engine with oil.where to add volvo engine oil

Wait for several minutes before checking the oil level using a dipstick. Add more oil to bring the level between the Min and Max marks of the dipstick.check volvo engine oil level

Replace the oil filer cap, and check if any tools are left inside the engine bay.

Start the engine and check if the oil pressure light goes off within five oil light on

Turn off the engine, wait at least five minutes, and recheck the oil level. Add engine oil if the level is low.

Inspect for oil leaks in the next couple of days.

Instructions in this guide will help you change the engine oil on Volvo:

  • XC70
  • V70
  • S60
  • S40
  • V40
  • V50
  • XC60
  • XC90
  • S60
  • S70
  • S80
  • C30

Oil Change Interval

  • 12000 km / 7500 miles

Recommend Volvo engine oil change interval is 7500 miles. This range may vary depending on the engine and oil type. See the owner’s manual.

Conventional Oil

  • Every 3000 miles

Semi-synthetic / Synthetic Blend

  • Every 5000 miles

Full Synthetic

  • Every 7500 miles

Oil Capacity

Engine CodeVolume (liters)Viscosity
B8444S “ 4.4 V8Approx. 6.7SAE 5W-30
B6324S “ 3.2 238hp (2007)Approx. 7.7SAE 5W-30
B6324S “ 3.2 238hp (2008 on)Approx. 7.4SAE 5W-30
B6324S5 “ 3.2 243hp Approx. 6.8SAE 5W-30
B6304S “ 2.9 200 hpApprox. 6.6SAE 5W-30
B6294S “ 2.9 200 hpApprox. 6.6SAE 5W-30
B6294T “ 2.9 T6 272 hpApprox. 6.6SAE 5W-30
B6284T “ 2.8 T6 272 hpApprox. 6.6SAE 5W-30
B5244S “ 2.4i 170 hpApprox. 5.8SAE 5W-30
B5244S6Approx. 5.8SAE 5W-30
B5244T4 “ 2.4 T5 260 hpApprox. 5.8SAE 5W-30
B5244T5 “ 2.4 T5 260 hpApprox. 5.8SAE 5W-30
B5254T2 “ 2.5T 210 hpApprox. 5.8SAE 5W-30
B5254T3Approx. 5.8SAE 5W-30
B5254T4 “ R “ 2.5 T 300 hpApprox. 5.5SAE 5W-30

Check your owner’s manual to get your Volvo’s recommended oil change interval.

Torque Specifications

  • Oil filter – 25 Nm
  • Drain bolt – 35 Nm

We hope you find the Volvo Engine Oil Change DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volvo.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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