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volvotuning
Thursday 25th August 2005, 08:32
First thing you should ALWAYS do is have the fault codes read. This will save you hours of questions on the forum, and more than likely save you money in the long run if dealt with by a competent dealer or garage.

So, unless you know exactly where the fault is such as a huge air leak, READ THE FAULT CODES!!!

Adam.

MattB
Thursday 25th August 2005, 12:38
First thing you should ALWAYS do is have the fault codes read. This will save you hours of questions on the forum, and more than likely save you money in the long run if dealt with by a competent dealer or garage.

So, unless you know exactly where the fault is such as a huge air leak, READ THE FAULT CODES!!!

Adam.

ok :cry:

Thanks Adam - do you possibly know how much do dealers / garages normally charge for code reading?

madness
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:40
we charge 40 +vat to read codes, reset and roadtest

fraz13
Thursday 25th August 2005, 14:54
we charge 40 +vat to read codes, reset and roadtest
40+vat to do this plus burn ma petrol :eek: Wheres your mask boy :hilarious

marwen
Saturday 27th August 2005, 08:44
ok :cry:

Thanks Adam - do you possibly know how much do dealers / garages normally charge for code reading?
I had trouble with the dreaded light coming on, so rang around independents and the cheapest i could get the codes read/reset for was 32 + vat.
took the car there three times, getting the light reset but after it coming on again they said to take it to volvo to get it sorted out. So i bit the bullit and rang them to book her in, do you know how much they wanted to read/reset the fault codes? 22.50 + vat cheaper than anyone else, and they told me the problem(a broken vacuum pipe elbow) and if they fixed it for me they would waiver the charge for the reset, so got the problem fixed for under 40. So try your local volvo dealer you may be surprised!!

volvotuning
Saturday 27th August 2005, 09:04
We charge 30 + VAT for a fault code read and that also includes isolating the fault, but for 60 + VAT we can also do 1 hour of rolling road diagnostics, ie we can put the car on the rolling road and determine where the car has a problem. This way we can find faults at high speeds, full load, part load etc, without having to drive the car on the road. This is something that no Volvo dealer will be able to do.

Adam.

Mrsmopp
Saturday 27th August 2005, 10:16
And you wonder why people come on here and ask for any obvious ideas of the fault (FOR FREE) before paying 40 plus for the priviledge LOL

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swordy21
Saturday 27th August 2005, 19:55
My local dealer wanted 1/2 hours labour to read my codes, guess what - 55+vat - -- 110 per hour.............. :jaw:

Guess what? I went home.

macV70R
Saturday 27th August 2005, 21:39
I,m lucky i suppose, my mate in the unit next to me is a volvo specialist & he just lets me borrow the code reading thingy me jig anytime! :remybussi

Saved a fortune :haha:

k690bpp
Saturday 27th August 2005, 22:33
i bought this code reader off ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CREADER-OBD-2-II-ENGINE-CODE-OBD2-OBDII-SCANNER-READER_W0QQitemZ4571418872QQcategoryZ43989QQssPage NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

it works fine on my '98 s70 and i know the auction states it won't work on all volvos but it does on mine, cost me about 25.