XC70 L5-2.5L Turbo VIN 59 B5254T2 (2003)
Fuel: Application and ID
Deposit control gasoline (detergent additives):
Volvo recommends the use of gasoline containing deposit control additives. These additives have shown to be efficient in keeping injectors and intake
valves clean. Consistent use of deposit control gasolines will help ensure good driveability and fuel economy. If you are not sure whether the gasoline
contains deposit control additives, check with the service station operator.
Each Volvo has a three-way catalytic converter and must use only unleaded gasoline. U.S. and Canadian regulations require that pumps delivering
unleaded gasoline be labelled "UNLEADED." Only these pumps have nozzles which fit your car's filler inlet. It is unlawful to dispense leaded fuel into
a vehicle labelled "unleaded gasoline only". Leaded gasoline damages the three-way catalytic converter and the heated oxygen sensor system. Repeated
use of leaded gasoline will lessen the effectiveness of the emission control system and could result in loss of emission warranty coverage. State and local
vehicle inspection programs will make detection of misfueling easier, possibly resulting in emission test failure for misfueled vehicles.
NOTE: Some U.S. and Canadian gasolines contain an octane enhancing additive called methyl-cyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT). If such
fuels are used, your Emission Control System performance may be affected, and the Check Engine Lamp located on your instrument panel may light. If
this occurs, please return your vehicle to an authorized Volvo retailer for service.
Volvo engines are designed for optimum performance on unleaded premium gasoline with an octane rating AKI of 91, or above. AKI (ANTI KNOCK
INDEX) is an average of the Research Octane Number, RON, and the Motor Octane Number, MON. (RON + MON/2).
The minimum octane requirement is AKI 87 (RON 91).
Gasoline containing alcohol and ethers:
Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing "oxygenates" which are usually alcohols or ethers. In some areas, state or local laws require that the service
pump be marked indicating use of alcohols or ethers. However, there are areas in which the pumps are unmarked. If you are not sure whether there is
alcohol or ethers in the gasoline you buy, check with the service station operator. To meet seasonal air quality standards, some areas require the use of
Volvo allows the use of the following "oxygenated fuels; however, the octane ratings listed on this page must still be met.
Alcohol - Ethanol:
Fuels containing up to 10% ethanol by volume may be used. Ethanol may also be referred to as Ethyl alcohol, or "Gasohol".
Ethers - MTBE:
Fuels containing up to 15% MTBE may be used.