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replaced engine and get Reduced engine performance light

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Old 12-06-2018, 04:26 PM
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Hey there, I just installed a used engine in my 2006 Volvo S40 and it started fine. While out for a test drive, Reduced Engine Performance light came on and car went into limp mode. Is there something I should do after installing this engine to correct this?
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:15 AM
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Is the car a turbo? What year / model is the car, and what year / model is the engine from?

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with an engine swap - if there's any difference in the donor / recipient vehicle, the CEM or other electronics could get confused. Or, you could have not gotten a connector seated properly (or at all).

Have you put an OBD reader on the car? I'm betting it's throwing a code or two that would be VERY helpful in determining where to look for the problem.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:46 PM
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Gotta read codes ideally using VIDA.
 
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for answering guys,

I'm sorry I haven't been able to get back to you. It's not a Turbo, 2006 S-40. Engine came a S-40 as well, I think a 2007. I have put a reader on and am getting no codes. What is a VIDA please? Thanks
 
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:48 AM
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Vehicle Information and Diagnostics for Aftersales

It's the software to use with a DICE scan tool.

It's what the dealer uses but a hacked version for DIY. You get most of the good stuff but not everything. Some things you must have a subscription. (like making a new ignition key)
 
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