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Slaaibak from JHB South Africa!
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New Member, also from South Africa, Kimberley
 
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Welcome to the forum.
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:06 AM
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From Guateng -- 2004 S60 2.0T
 
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New member in George, South Africa.
2009 XC70 D5 Geartronic bought new. Loving it now at 105k kms. This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. My only complaint is the rear wheel alignment - there is no means of adjusting camber. The rear tyres are showing obvious wear in the inside edges. HAs anyone out there experience of this? How do you address the problem?
 
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Also from SA JHB area.

Hi All

I own a 2012 Ford Kuga 2.5T AWD and wanted to find out some information regarding polestar for my Kuga and if it can be loaded yes it's a ford but it's actually a Volvo lol.

Would I be able to get Polestar loaded onto my Kuga from one of the dealers? The issue I am having is that due to the ECU being locked we are unable to flash the software through the OBD port and will require us to open up the ECU and bench flash it. Could anyone assist and is the 2.5T XC60's ECu locked too and other Volvo cars using the same engine?

Look forward to chatting to you all.
 
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Somerset West here, I'm considering buying a new S60 in the next few coming months.
 
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Hi Malcolm , nice to hear of more Volvo fans in S.A , New S60 is stunning . I must say my existing 2004 S60 2.0 T is 10 years old now , wow , this cars holds up well . There have been no breakdowns at all , no major repairs , just routine maintenance , also cabin is almost rattle-free & tight even after spending the last 10 years on Gautengs roads . S60 is a magic car if you maintain & drive it well...
 
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Hi Malcolm , nice to hear of more Volvo fans in S.A , New S60 is stunning . I must say my existing 2004 S60 2.0 T is 10 years old now , wow , this cars holds up well . There have been no breakdowns at all , no major repairs , just routine maintenance , also cabin is almost rattle-free & tight even after spending the last 10 years on Gautengs roads . S60 is a magic car if you maintain & drive it well...
Thanks Meltrev. I am now retired and this is probably the last car I will ever buy so I wanted a car that was comfortable, safe, reliable and well equiped. I am surprised however that they are not more popular. I know a chap in UK who is a traffic cop who use Volvo Station Wagons (I have no idea which model they use, I must ask him sometime) as their chase car, he reckons they are extremely reliable, one of their cars clocked up a massive amount of mileage (300,000 miles plus) before being sold off.

I'm a stickler for servicing and preventative maintenance so the five year service plan is going to come in very handy. Your car sounds brilliant, any photo's?
 
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New on the forum. Going to buy a 2011 S60 D3.
 
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Hi you guys i have the volvo s40 t4 and it blown headgasket or so do i think cause it have little water drop on the dipstick and some white yellow (skuim) on top of dipstick so do guys aldo think its blown head gasket and where in gauteng (vereeniging) will i get that gasket for the right price thanks alot
 
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Hi Guys, also SA, from Fochville - bought a non runner 2002 S40 T4 - Overheated to hell and gone - Let the fun begin on repairs
 
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I recently bought an XC60 D5, 2017 demo model. Fantastic car, but it seems to constantly have a ****le that needs attention. Two weeks ago the soot filter warning light came on. I was informed that you need to get the engine up to full operating temperature from time to time and that would then automatically blow the soot filter clean.??
The following week, I noticed a distinct jerk when the engine was hot and I engaged either forward or reverse. Volvo downloaded the latest transmission software and that seemed to solve the problem....what next??
 
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