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Forum: Volvo S40
Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By mt6127

there are vids on Youtube as well. In fact I...

there are vids on Youtube as well. In fact I think RobertDIY did one.
Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By mt6127

start by checking out wheel-size.com to get the...

start by checking out wheel-size.com to get the standard wheel specs including rim width and offset. If you find a bigger cross section on another size rim, you should be good to go. Once you...
Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By mt6127

rattles in the front suspension can be sway bar...

rattles in the front suspension can be sway bar end links or the sway bar mount loosening up. could be worn control arm bushings or tie rods given your alignment issue but I'd also check the steering...
Forum: Volvo XC90
Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By mt6127

any exhaust restrictions? I take it you haven't...

any exhaust restrictions? I take it you haven't seen a check engine light or checked for codes (assume the CEL bulb is in working order...). are you getting any boost? if not, could be the waste gate...
Forum: Volvo S40
Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By mt6127

you mean the park & signal lamp? google "volvo...

you mean the park & signal lamp? google "volvo s40 30621837" (other side is # ..838)
Forum: Volvo XC90
03-17-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By mt6127

There should be a low and a high level line on...

There should be a low and a high level line on the expansion tank. You should set to that mark, keeping in mind coolant expands as it heats up so its possible you have overfilled. You can try...
03-17-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By mt6127

why do you think you need to replace your...

why do you think you need to replace your injectors? One option is to have your existing injectors cleaned - google "fuel injector cleaning service" for a shop near you. Not sure if you have...
Forum: Volvo XC70
03-17-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180,718
Posted By mt6127

two typical problem areas - 1) you could have a...

two typical problem areas - 1) you could have a wheel speed sensor acting up (any recent brake or suspension work? are the axle boots in tact and not throwing grease? You need a full featured...
Forum: Volvo S40
03-17-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By mt6127

when you say your car doesn't not have the CVVT,...

when you say your car doesn't not have the CVVT, what were you referring to? If I recall you were doing a top end rebuild with the cams out of the car so the cams also need to be set back to...
Forum: Volvo C70
03-17-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By mt6127

The C70 shares the chassis with other Volvo...

The C70 shares the chassis with other Volvo models and those cars are not known for torque steer. Sounds like your car may need to get its suspension inpected for wear (ie control arm bushings,...
03-17-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By mt6127

what were the codes? With these cars some of...

what were the codes? With these cars some of the sensors will report a problem directly (thus you get a very specific code) while other codes (like a fuel trim code) can point to a list of possible...
03-17-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By mt6127

In terms of car maintenance, I'd go in the order...

In terms of car maintenance, I'd go in the order of safety, reliability, perfomance, cosmetic. Keeping or selling may depend more on your ability to do some of your own repairs or if you can find a...
Forum: Volvo S40
03-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By mt6127

I'd reset them to the spec required for your...

I'd reset them to the spec required for your engine and not follow what came out of the box and not over think it. Not all engines require the same gap even though they use the same spark plug...
Forum: Volvo S40
03-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By mt6127

I'm old school with a feeler gauge (going back to...

I'm old school with a feeler gauge (going back to my BMW 2002 days with contact points) and then tap the electrode with something metal like a socket to close up to the correct gap or use the feeler...
Forum: Volvo S70
03-14-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By mt6127

The P1618 is referring to the transmission...

The P1618 is referring to the transmission computer connections - you may need a better OBD2 scanner to interpret any communications/electrical issues between the ECU and TCU codes. This could be...
Forum: Volvo XC60
03-14-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By mt6127

I've used organic, metallic, ceramic pads on may...

I've used organic, metallic, ceramic pads on may different cars over the year. Ceramics will throw somewhat less dust - but that may be a visual thing as they give off more of a sandy colored dust...
Forum: Volvo S40
03-14-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By mt6127

I always check the gap on new fresh out of the...

I always check the gap on new fresh out of the box sparkplugs - regardless of whether they are advertised as pre-gapped.or not. You need a feeler gauge or a gap tool that will press the electrode...
03-13-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By mt6127

by pressure test, did they say a compression...

by pressure test, did they say a compression test? a compression test is where they put a pressure gauge on a spark plug hole then crank the engine to see how much pressure the piston can generate on...
03-13-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By mt6127

I'm not sure how the dialog went from low fuel...

I'm not sure how the dialog went from low fuel pressure to "it needs a new engine". Causes for no/low fuel pressure can be 1) a faulty fuel pressure sensor 2) a faulty fuel pump 3) something...
03-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By mt6127

just google for drive shaft balancing shops near...

just google for drive shaft balancing shops near you. It is possible for them to balance with the shaft in the car by putting up on a lift and then using a strobe technique. Call around and see...
Forum: Volvo C70
03-13-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By mt6127

a move to bigger rotors may require a change to...

a move to bigger rotors may require a change to the caliper brackets or worst case, a change to the appropriate caliper for the larger rotor. Dealer should know or you can do some part number...
Forum: Volvo XC90
03-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By mt6127

The V8 will be more powerful and have a higher...

The V8 will be more powerful and have a higher towing capacity but will get about 2 MPGs less than the 3.2. The V8 has a timing chain so there's no timing belt service at 10 years/120K. The 2010...
03-12-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By mt6127

I had a similar problem. My wife was complaining...

I had a similar problem. My wife was complaining about her fan making noise in her Highlander. Found a mouse nest build out of what was once the cabin air filter :-)
Forum: Volvo C70
03-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By mt6127

dunno what features are on your model, most times...

dunno what features are on your model, most times when my car is in for service the shop reports back with a measurement of the remaining pad thickness. I'd be surprised if you have OEM pads with...
Forum: Volvo S40
03-12-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By mt6127

curious what a "flash box trap" is. Perhaps...

curious what a "flash box trap" is. Perhaps the tech was referring to the "flame trap" which is an OG term for the PCV system's oil trap. At 150K miles, its pretty common for the PCV system to...
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