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    Engine overhaul

    Been some time since I posted. Ongoing boost issue still not resolved but seeing as she's now due a timing belt, I thought I'd get that sorted first before progressing.

    So, on 26th of this month...
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    I'm with Dave. Sounds to me like the spring...

    I'm with Dave. Sounds to me like the spring release mechanism is seized or binding. I'd wirebrush, decontaminate and then grease up the spring release first before changing the cables. Bonnet cables...
  3. Thread: D5 misfire?

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    This explains symtoms and clear understanding of...

    This explains symtoms and clear understanding of how Diesel injectors fail on a common rail system:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUvWnOd5lFw"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUvWnOd5lFw
    ...
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    Use VIDA to see 'live readings' or 'Actual data'.

    Use VIDA to see 'live readings' or 'Actual data'.
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    No, I mean 280bar NOT psi. 280Bar is standard...

    No, I mean 280bar NOT psi.
    280Bar is standard starting pressure for most high pressure diesels. When under load at high rpm, the pressure can be as much as 2000Bar in the fuel rail, yes, 2000Bar!!...
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    Checking for Sludge build up

    Assuming you’ve recently changed the fuel filter, the only quick easy way to check for sludge contamination is to remove the fuel filter, making a note of the tank side of the filter. Then carefully...
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    ECM-644A and ECM-280A are the only fault codes...

    ECM-644A and ECM-280A are the only fault codes active that's in relation to rough running, the rest are minor. Looks to me like both could be an easy fix!

    In the mean time, have a read of this as...
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    I think your right there Dave. A DTC is...

    I think your right there Dave.

    A DTC is present but not active....meaning it's historic.

    First thing I'd do is delete all the codes then drive for 50 miles with at least 3 switch off cycles...
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    Given the fact that clearly the suspension is in...

    Given the fact that clearly the suspension is in need of overhaul and that it is obviously tired, saggy and unresponsive....I'd stick with the OE route because you said the car is a daily/family car!...
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    Air quality sensor's are a common failure and...

    Air quality sensor's are a common failure and often people don't bother to replace them due to their cost. However, if you have Automatic Climate control, the automatic recirculate function won't...
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    Assuming Dave intends to use as a panel wipe? ...

    Assuming Dave intends to use as a panel wipe?

    The main reasons for this is IPA is made up of two ingredients, Alchohol and Propan. Unlike Brake cleaner, which contains many harmful ingredients...
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    Does the voltage increase when you bring the revs...

    Does the voltage increase when you bring the revs up to 3000rpm?

    If they do, the regulator is knackered so it’ll be a new Alternator.

    13.62v is just within threshold but if you switch on...
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    017 is not enough for a D5. You need an 019......

    017 is not enough for a D5.

    You need an 019...

    https://www.gsfcarparts.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=019+battery

    I'd also avoid batteries you've never heard of! 3 years warranty means cheap...
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    With that many fault codes, I wouldn't be too...

    With that many fault codes, I wouldn't be too concerned. I've seen many cars at the roadside with more than double that amount of faults and they just end up being a broken Earth wire or a charging...
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    You have to select the one that says EU in it....

    You have to select the one that says EU in it. There isn't one that says UK as far as I remember.
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    I agree with MaxiV70, however, I'd go in straight...

    I agree with MaxiV70, however, I'd go in straight away with 2500 grit wet n dry, bucket of warm water with some fairy liquid in.
    In my experience 800 grit is too heavy a cut.
    You need to work with...
  17. Thread: Vida login

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    Now that's the synical in you :cuckoo: I'm...

    Now that's the synical in you :cuckoo:

    I'm going to speak to someone I know next week and I'll ask if you can have a 'one to one'. Cos you ain't gonna fix your issue here mate.

    Jellison, have...
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    When the laptop is on and VIDA is off, DICE...

    When the laptop is on and VIDA is off, DICE plugged into the car and ignition in pos.2, do you get the ‘bong bing’ tone on the laptop when you connect the usb?

    Connect the usb last!

    Please...
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    Rear Wiper motor packed up - May 2018

    About a 6 months ago, I noticed the rear wiper motor acting odd. It would occasionally stop in random places on the rear screen, rather than doing the full sweep. This was intermittent until two...
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    If you haven’t done so, you need to patch The...

    If you haven’t done so, you need to patch The Vida software.
    Then it will work.
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    I would plug in VIDA first and see if there's any...

    I would plug in VIDA first and see if there's any codes. It may gleam some light on the issue you have and hopefully a permenant fix.
    Then clear the fault codes and see if they return. When using...
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    Beat me to it. Just so you know....when CRUISE...

    Beat me to it.

    Just so you know....when CRUISE is lit in the DIM, operating the +/- button on the steering WILL enable the cruise but it may still not work. If there's a fault on the car that's...
  23. P2 Diversity and two radio antenna's

    The dealer will charge you about £35 for any software downloaded from VolvoUK or Sweden, plus no more than 30 minutes labour.

    Being an older model, you could ask the service manager nicely they...
  24. Indeed they do! Took me a while to work out...

    Indeed they do!

    Took me a while to work out why my radio reception was so crap in my VW T5. Turned out the BT adaptor was knocking out the signal! Unplugged it and radio reception was perfectly...
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    It is not because your VIDA is out of date. I...

    It is not because your VIDA is out of date.
    I know about the patch, but the fault your getting is to do with Win 7 drivers conflicting with your windows explorer. I had exactly the same issue!
    I...
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