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Liddo
Thursday 1st December 2005, 11:13
Are the S60 D5's quiet when on the move, or do they sound like a taxi???
And, after being RICA'd, do they have similar poke to a T5???? Id imagine the motorway blasts are quite good, but what about take off's etc etc. Just gaugeing whether to get one, or a lovely C70 I've seen :D

S60D5
Thursday 1st December 2005, 11:40
Are the S60 D5's quiet when on the move, or do they sound like a taxi???
And, after being RICA'd, do they have similar poke to a T5???? Id imagine the motorway blasts are quite good, but what about take off's etc etc. Just gaugeing whether to get one, or a lovely C70 I've seen :D

Go and try one!

I can only comment on the standard D5, as mine has yet to be 'Adamised'.

Off the line, the power isn't brilliant, but they have more torque than the standard T5 so mid-range is superb, once Adamised I would imagine they would absolutely fly.

The noise isn't very intrusive apart from when it's just been started from cold and obviously at a standstill... I actually like the diesel noise when accelerating... it sounds more butch than any other diesel I have been in or driven.

Oh yeah, and if you're very careful on the motorway you can get 65-70mpg, so some nice cost savings on fuel to be had too!!

volvotuning
Thursday 1st December 2005, 11:54
At Donnington Park, my S60 D5 was timed doing 0-60 in 7.2 secs. I posted a dyno chart before showing the D5 sports tune, and rest assured even the normal tune is more than a match for a stock T5.

Adam.

Liddo
Thursday 1st December 2005, 11:54
Cheers Darren, I wonder how much Adam is charging for the RICA in one of those??? Is it the same as the T5 prices?? Hmmmm

Liddo
Thursday 1st December 2005, 11:57
At Donnington Park, my S60 D5 was timed doing 0-60 in 7.2 secs. I posted a dyno chart before showing the D5 sports tune, and rest assured even the normal tune is more than a match for a stock T5.

Adam.


Arrggghhhh there you are! How much is the RICA matey??? IF i get a D5, Im deffo gonna get it done! Could I send the ECU to you again, or is it best to pop down????

volvotuning
Thursday 1st December 2005, 12:02
If you drive to us, the price is 531 inc VAT with the VolvoT5.co.uk discount.

Alternatively you can go to our installation centre in Preston and have it done there.

Adam.

Liddo
Thursday 1st December 2005, 12:12
If you drive to us, the price is 531 inc VAT with the VolvoT5.co.uk discount.

Alternatively you can go to our installation centre in Preston and have it done there.

Adam.


PRESTON! :shockedbi I didnt know you had a site there!!! DOH :slap:
Nice one Adam, are they as good as you guys??? Suppose its just a remap at the end of the day ;)

volvotuning
Thursday 1st December 2005, 12:15
Yes, Preston can do all the 1999 and later cars (except the classic S/V40 models).

In terms of diagnostics capability, they are one of the best in the UK. Diagnostics is what they specialise in.

Adam.

Murphy
Thursday 1st December 2005, 12:21
Adam you need to keep the diesel tuning thing secret. I love catching the petrol boys out :D

Liddo
Thursday 1st December 2005, 12:38
Yes, Preston can do all the 1999 and later cars (except the classic S/V40 models).

In terms of diagnostics capability, they are one of the best in the UK. Diagnostics is what they specialise in.

Adam.


Cheers Adam! Hope to be seeing the Preston boys soon ;)

blackcurrantGLT
Thursday 1st December 2005, 20:08
10 mins ago I just finished a 24hr raz in a D5 !! YEEEE - HAAA !!!!
It belongs to a mate of mine who lives in Norway , and has just had it 'PLAYED' with !!!! Its has " B I G " bhp and (apparently) it has gorrilla like torque figures ! Anyway ..... enuf 'o' the c**p ! It was AWESOME !!to drive. The 50 - 100 mph time felt like a 0-30 sprint !!! I say ........BUY ONE AND TICKLE ITS NUTS !!!! ooo er ...missus !!!!

S60D5
Thursday 1st December 2005, 20:14
10 mins ago I just finished a 24hr raz in a D5 !! YEEEE - HAAA !!!!
It belongs to a mate of mine who lives in Norway , and has just had it 'PLAYED' with !!!! Its has " B I G " bhp and (apparently) it has gorrilla like torque figures ! Anyway ..... enuf 'o' the c**p ! It was AWESOME !!to drive. The 50 - 100 mph time felt like a 0-30 sprint !!! I say ........BUY ONE AND TICKLE ITS NUTS !!!! ooo er ...missus !!!!

Random!! :funkybana

audimadmike
Thursday 1st December 2005, 20:26
I had a V70 D5 and very pleased, in gear performance impressive.
I fitted a Powerlink tuning box and it took power to 195bhp 400nm. Front wheels would often scrabble for grip from take off.
Generally very refined although fairly obvious a diesel.
I bought mine after taking in my V70T (200bhp) in for a service and the loan car was an S60, I was so impressed I ordered one!

Mike

T5R+
Thursday 1st December 2005, 20:30
Okay I see the power and torque figures for the Euro IV.

Where can I see the in-gear acceleration figures - ideally after D5 standard vs "Adamised" vs standard T5 (former 2 will suffice).

TangoDeltaSierra3
Friday 2nd December 2005, 00:22
Forget the engines guys, visibility is crap, and the lock to lock is awful, rest is ace!