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Old 02-01-2010, 07:38 AM
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Hi All

I started a new Volvo forum for South Africa as i have not really found any good ones out there and feel that it is needed

By no means is it suppose to take you away from this site, though if you drive a volvo like myself and your interested in a forum based around volvo's in south africa please sign up

Its still new so it will take some getting off the ground but once its up and running im sure it will help alot of other volvo owners other there
Old 01-25-2017, 11:16 PM
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Hi all. Im new to the forum.
Has anyone encountered codes P91F0 (TP) Faulty current
and P9150 (TP) Faulty Signal.
I was told to replace the Throttle body at a cost of R8000.
and I can't afford it now.
Old 05-05-2017, 01:49 AM
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hi all i have a volvo S40 2008 2.4i , the clutch pedal is lying flat anyone who can help with this regard, the vehicle starts but the clutch doesnt come up and when the vehicle is moving i cant change gears, please help
Old 05-08-2018, 06:47 AM
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Greetings from a new member,
I posted this on the website and thought it worthwhile to repost here .....

I've joined this forum as part of my research into the failure of my 2012 S60 engine.

The car is a 2012 S60 Powershift which I purchased second hand in June 2016; the car had done 132,000 kms at that point. The car recently had the major 150,000 km service at a workshop that is not an official Volvo centre but they are all qualified Volvo technicians who work almost exclusively on Volvo cars.

The car has now done 153,000 kms and I was driving out of town at 100 kms/hr when I felt a vibration through the throttle pedal and the car started to run roughly and lost almost all power. I was able to get it home and the following day had it towed to the workshop mentioned above.

A compression test was done which indicated zero compression on #1 cylinder and poor compression on #3. The workshop manager showed me a piston from another Volvo engine where a section of the piston had melted and said that my situation showed very similar symptoms.

The engine strip down showed exactly the same damage (melting) to the #1 piston (see attached photos) and minor scoring of the cylinder wall.

His opinion is that it could have been due to a carbon buildup on the injector or inlet valve which caused pre-ignition which then resulted in excessively high localized temperatures and melted that section of the piston. He said that this is definitely not an isolated case. I did write to Volvo South Africa but considering that it is a second-hand car and out of warranty, I'm not surprised that they have not responded.

Component failures can and do happen but it is not a high mileage car, nor is it driven hard and this is not an isolated case which points to a design or manufacturing defect which Volvo would certainly not admit to. But here's my beef: the repair involves buying a 'short block' which is a new engine block complete with crankshaft, rods and pistons. Unbelievably I am not able to buy replacement pistons/rings for this engine so the entire lower engine assembly has to be replaced even though a lot of the parts are still perfectly usable, not to even mention unnecessary additional costs of the repair plus damage to the environment by the unnecessary dumping of serviceable engine parts.

Apologies for my long-winded description but I would appreciate any comments from the more knowledgeable members here.


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