SKANDIX News News regarding Volvo, Saab, Rallyesport, Spareparts, Events as well as Press releases from SKANDIX. en_US Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 240 Slide hammer adapter
A thread adapter for our slide hammer M10 (1074165) to extraction tools with internal thread M12x1.5 is available.

We have had our high quality slide hammer and some tools for it in our program for over three years. Originally, the slide hammer was only intended as an extractor for the quick-release axles of the Spicer rear axles of classic Volvos such as PV, Amazon and P1800.

Relatively quickly, however, we noticed that the market offers quite a few tools for the M10 threaded mount. And that some of them are suitable as special tools for Volvo or Saab, we probably do not need to mention. So we have gradually added more tools for our slide hammer.

Most of the time, this was due to customer inquiries or a repair on one of our vehicles for which a special tool was needed.
So we looked through catalogs and manuals, researched what the original tool once looked like and then looked for something suitable.

But sometimes you can't find the right tool, at least not for this particular thread. Remakes are often not that easy, sometimes simply uneconomical.

This is what happened to us with the extraction tool for the carrying joints (1079075) for the somewhat younger Volvo V70ll, S60 and S80: there are several on the market, but the threaded mount is always M12 x 1.5 and the set always comes without the matching slide hammer.

We knew that such an adapter is much cheaper to make than to order the whole slide hammer, so we had a suitable thread adapter made.

After all, many Volvo mechanics and especially the full-time mechanics are not only busy with one vehicle, we know some who drive V70s in winter and Humpbacks in summer. In between, there are times when they are working on the car, even the everyday car needs attention from time to time. And so that the tools remain economical:

The sliding hammer adapter is now available under the number 1087290 in our store.

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100
Carpet set boot wool felt for Volvo 200
New exclusive wool felt carpet set for the boot of the Volvo 240 and 260 saloons available!

If you want to give the boot of your 244, 242 or 264 a particularly high-quality look, you should take a look at our new carpet set. The carpet set is handmade by a small southern German manufacturer from high-quality genuine wool felt. A pocket is sewn onto the spare wheel cover, which can hold the warning triangle or on-board tools, for example. The workmanship is excellent, robust and with great attention to detail.

Wool felt is a natural, particularly sustainable and robust material. It is virtually non-flammable and also completely biodegradable. It also has a sound-absorbing effect and naturally does not emit any softeners or other undesirable substances.

It can be cleaned with hand wash and shampoo in case of coarse soiling and is therefore not dependent on special cleaners or chemicals to look fresh again.

With proper treatment, this carpet set should last far longer than the original carpeting.

We think that this understanding of robustness and sustainability fits exactly to the qualities of classic Volvos, so we just have to offer it in our shop!

The carpet set is now available in our shop under the number 1084939.

suitable for:

  • Volvo 242
  • Volvo 244
  • Volvo 264
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100
Assembly tool wishbone bush for Saab 95, 96, 99, 90 and 900
New in the product range: Two assembly funnels for the wishbone bushings of the classic Saab.

The waisted wishbone bushings in the brackets have a protruding collar on both sides, which is damaged or even sheared off completely during press-fitting in about three-quarters of the cases.

Our mechanic has worked on many vehicles from other manufacturers and has made his own assembly funnels, which are available as special tools from other manufacturers.
After a short search in the old workshop manuals, however, it turned out that Saab never had such a tool. How did they manage to fix it? No silicone grease or soft soap would help, the outer edge of the seat in the console is simply too sharp for that.

So we took the initiative, got some brackets, measured them and ordered two aluminium funnels from a small company.
They were delivered recently and tested right away. The result confirmed our expectations: we were able to press the sockets into the brackets without any damage, with the help of a few suitable sockets. Silicone grease helped as always, of course.

Last but not least, a tip: Never use mineral greases or lubricants containing oil when pressing in suspension bushings, as this will cause the rubber bearings to swell and quickly destroy them. A good silicone grease (1035704) is the most recommended agent here.

The assembly funnels are now available in our shop under the article numbers 1087540 for the lower wishbone bushings and 1087541 for the upper wishbone bushings.

fits the following vehicles:

  • Saab 95, 96: all models
  • Saab 99, 90: all models
  • Saab 900: all models
Fri, 13 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100
Bracket master brake cylinder / brake pedal for Volvo PV
The mounting bracket for the PV's master brake cylinder is available again.

Due to the pedal linkage construction, the brake master cylinder on the humpback Volvo is located in a rather unfavourable position at the front left at the lower, rear end of the engine compartment. This means that the master cylinder and the mounting bracket, despite the mudguard, are always exposed to dirt and the elements, especially if the mudguard is missing.

It is quite possible that the bracket between the cylinder and the pedal shaft has become heavily rusted or even rusted through at some point. A sign of this are moving pedals and a possibly spongy pressure point. The bracket fixes the distance between the pedal bearing and the brake master cylinder on one side. If it is soft or rusted through, the pedal bearing will move when the brake is applied.

For a long time this bracket was not available anywhere, in case of doubt only second-hand parts or individual reproductions at corresponding prices helped.
We now have it back in our range as a true-to-original reproduction.

The bracket was available in different versions and material thicknesses, and was partly fixed to the brake master cylinder with only one screw.

The reproduced bracket is primed in black and corresponds in dimensions and hole pattern completely to the original part that was installed in the 444 and is fixed to the master cylinder with two screws. This version fits all Humpback Volvos.

The bracket is now available in our shop under the number 1082643.

fits following vehicles:

  • Volvo PV444
  • Volvo PV544
  • Volvo P445 Duet
  • Volvo P210 Duet

Reference numbers:
662241, 14528, 87115

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100
Repair kit for plug glow plug parking heater
A new repair kit for the glow plug connector on the wiring harness of the parking heater or the auxiliary heater enables a cost-effective and sustainable repair.

In most cases, only the glow plug connector is damaged by the high current flow, high temperatures and environmental influences. In such a repair case, the vehicle manufacturer only supplies complete wiring harnesses at high cost.
A simple replacement of the glow plug can thus quickly become an expensive affair.

Especially with diesel engines, however, the heating system is dependent on the auxiliary heater in winter, otherwise the operating temperature is often not reached at sub-zero temperatures when driving comfortably. Leaving the auxiliary heater without replacement is therefore not a particularly cosy option, the heating performance drops significantly and consumption increases because the operating conditions are not optimal.

Reason enough for us to create a solid repair solution. This consists of the plug for the glow plug with some wire attached, a solder connector and shrink tubing. This makes it possible to reliably repair the wiring harness of the parking heater for a small fraction of the price.

The repair kit plug glow plug parking heater is now available in the shop under the number 1076735.

Fits the following vehicles:

  • Volvo S60 (-09)
  • Volvo S80 (-06)
  • Volvo V70 (P26)
  • Volvo V70XC (XC70)
  • Volvo XC90 (-14)

3731393 Wire harness, Independent car heating

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100
Screw speedo drive M40/M41
The retaining screw for the speedometer drive of the M40 and M41 gearboxes is available again.

The speedometer pinion on PV, Amazon, P1800 and 140 runs in a bearing bush in the rear gearbox cover, which is held in position by a special screw turned off at the front. The screw and the threads in the cover are often destroyed during gearbox repairs or sealing. The thread length of the screw and cover is quite short, so this can happen quickly.

That's why we had them remanufactured, because this has happened to us too. Not everyone has the right inch screw and a lathe immediately to hand.

To be on the safe side, the screw should be used with liquid thread sealant in addition to the copper ring. So that the torque does not have to be overstrained for sealing and the cover also remains intact.

The retaining screw is now available in our shop under the number 1057667.

Fits the following vehicles:

  • Volvo PV544 with M40 gearbox
  • Volvo 121, 130, 220 with M40/M41 transmission
  • Volvo P1800
  • Volvo 140
  • Volvo 164
  • Volvo 240

Reference: 191690

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100
Headlight adjustment for Volvo 140 and 164
The headlight adjustment screw for Volvo 140 and 164 is available again.

It's usually the case with small things that they unexpectedly become a big problem. This is what happened to a colleague who just wanted to take his well-maintained Volvo 145 to the general inspection. Everything had been done or was new, so nothing could go wrong.

But then came the day of truth, and the inspector just wanted to correct the headlight settings because the new suspension springs had settled a bit. He cursed a little because the screw was stiff, then it cracked briefly and the headlight sat loose in its cup. The guide nut of the adjusting screw had given up the ghost due to age and had disintegrated into several parts.

What came next is anyone's guess: the sticker was refused because the headlight could not be adjusted, and on top of that it could now dance around loosely and send cheerful dazzling greetings to oncoming traffic.

Volvo stopped supplying the adjustment screws a long time ago, used parts were not available and we had just sold out the last stock, so the only thing that helped was a quick tinkering session with foreign parts, a small one-handed grinder, a saw and glue. At least the not really beautiful provisional arrangement passed the main inspection.

So that not every 140 or 164 rider has to share such experiences with us, we have commissioned a new reproduction of this adjusting screw, which has now arrived. The adjusting screw was produced according to the original sample, we have tested it and replaced the time-consuming temporary solution.

The adjusting screw is now available in our shop under the number 1026516.

Reference: 676111

Suitable for the following vehicles:

  • Volvo 140: all models
  • Volvo 164: all models
Fri, 16 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100
New headlights for Saab 900 (1987-1993)
New main headlights for the classic Saab 900 slant-beak are available again.

The headlights for the Saab 900 from 1987 to 1993 have only been available in remaining stocks for a few years. These were finally used up for one side the year before last. Even possible repair alternatives such as new lenses or reflectors are only occasionally available as remnants.

But there are still plenty of these beautiful vehicles in the hands of enthusiasts. And no matter how carefully they are looked after, at some point the reflectors become blind or a stone chip destroys the lens. In recent years, good advice has been expensive, and more and more often we have had to tell our customers that we have nothing left.

Since none of the original equipment manufacturers wanted to produce a series, we took the initiative and commissioned a manufacturer with a reproduction. We installed the first units in advance and tested them for workmanship, light output and adjustability.
Of course, they passed the E-test and have a valid test mark.

The SKANDIX headlights fit all models from 1987 to 1993 (convertible until 1994) and can be operated with or without height adjustment. Housing, optics and mounting points correspond completely to the original part, the original servomotor for the height adjustment fits perfectly.

The headlights are available immediately from our shop under the numbers 1002943 (right) and 1002942 (left).


  • Saab 900: Model 1987 to 1993
  • Saab 900 Convertible: Model 1987 to 1994
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100