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    Cool Volvo D5 Service faults / general errors

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    As most of you know, I bought a Volvo S80 D5 (163bhp Euro 3) on a 2003 plate (face lifted model) about 3 weeks ago and it thankfully has a full AA warranty. Since buying it 3 weeks ago, I've experienced a couple of little faults and thought I'd post my finding up here just in case it could help someone else out that was having a problem with their S80, S60 or V70 with the D5 engine.

    When I first saw the S80 for sale on a garage forecourt, I examined it and then asked the salesman for a test drive. Everything was fantastic apart from when driving below 30mph. I noticed a slight wave in power. Driving at a steady 25mph, it felt as if the power was being sent to the front wheels in a wave or a pulse - similar to when braking heavy and the ABS kicks in and does the famous pulse/cadence braking and you can feel a judder. Well same type of thing here except I was driving and not touching the break pedal. When driving above 30mph, however, everything was smooth and beautiful.

    I told the garage I was interested in the car, but wouldn't touch it unless they were able to fix the fault. They agreed and a few days later they called me to say they'd found the fault - two sticky injectors and the intercooler was gone. These faults were fixed by replacing with genuine Volvo parts and I collected the car a few days later.

    As soon as I drove it home on the first night, a warning message saying "High Emissions Service Required". I promptly took the car to Volvomax (My local independent Volvo garage) and Douggie there read the codes - the EGR Valve came back as being at fault and the print out said it was either in the "open" or "closed" position. Douggie reset the codes and cleared the memory. But 3 minutes later, on the way home, the same error message showed up on my dash. Also, a few days later, I noticed that whenever I was accelerating up a hill and the revs went above 3,000 rpm, the message "Engine service required" appeared on the dash and the engine went into Limp mode and switched the turbo off.

    I took all this information back to the sales garage and they replaced the fuel filter, removed and cleaned the EGR valve and fitted a brand new genuine Volvo top mount as I'd noticed the one on the engine was knackered. For the first time since I bought the car, the Emissions message did not come on at all. All sorted and still going perfectly to this day. However, the problem of driving the car up a hill whilst accelerating is still there.

    I took the car back to the sales garage this morning and their mechanic checked all the hoses, intercooler, electrics, etc and advised that we'd have to get the codes read. He tried his code reader, but for some reason it wouldn't read my car. but we did notice when it was up on the ramp that the front engine mount looked like it had started to perish.

    I jumped in the car and drove a few miles to the nearest Volvo dealership - Volvo Motherwell. I sat in an amazing, modern, very stylish waiting room whilst drinking a free hot chocolate and reading the Herald as a gentleman by the name of "Harry" retrieved the fault codes from my car. After about 5 minutes he said the only code it's showing is 6805 (Boost pressure control faulty). He explained that the D5's engine mounts are actually pressurised and part of the vacuum system. Just last week, he'd had a S80 in with the same fault - accelerating up a hill, the engine would go into limp mode and replacing the front engine mount had cured it. Now, I know that an error code of 6805 could indicate a fault on a number of different engine parts, but at this point in time, the engine mount is getting the most attention. I think with the top mount being knackered for so long, the engine's taken some wear out of the front mount, well that's the theory anyways for the time being.

    Massive respect to Harry for all his advice and knowledge of Volvos and for not charging me for the codes being read and the hot chocolate

    I've only just came home and I'll call the sales garage on Monday to book it in with them to get the front engine mount replaced and hopefully from there, everything should be sorted. I'll keep this thread updated.

    So just to re-cap, after extensive searching through forums (VPCuk, VOC and T5D5), speaking to Volvo, Volvomax and the sales garage, if you have a Volvo D5 (163Bhp), weak points that cause a lot of hassle are the EGR Valve (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve), intercoolers (At around 100k miles), injectors, fuel filters and engine mounts.

    If you have the newer D5 engine with 185Bhp, you can also add the swirl pot (Swirl Chamber operating arm failure) and the DPF (Diesel particulate filter) to the list of things to look out for.

    As a side note. I also noticed there wasn't an awful lot of air coming out of my dashboard vents when I bought the car - even with the blower fan on full speed. Turns out the pollen filter was blocked and looked like it hadn't been replaced in years. I removed and replaced it and everything is as it should be.

    Also, when the air con on, the passenger side of the car was freezing as it should be, but the driver side was always no where near as cold. One quick trip to Kwik Fit, then confirmed the air con needed a re-charge and an hour later - the car's like an Eskimo's fridge at Christmas time
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    That's a hell of a useful write up and may be something similar to my experiences over the last few days.

    I too have had the 'Engine System Service Urgent' and 'Engine Service Required' warnings in the last couple of days. As I've already changed some mounts I don't think a new front one will do any harm.

    Mine will be on order on Monday.

    Just by the by the 'Engine System Service Urgent' warning that my car threw up last week was related to fuel pressure. VIDA read this warning as 'fuel pressure in the manifold [the common rail] exceeding 1700 bar'

    That's over 25,000 psi!


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    Another Volvo forum (T5D5) has advised me that if I clamp the hose going to the front engine mount, there's no way for the air to escape if it is leaking, therefore, if clamped whilst driving and the "Engine service" message doesn't appear, it means that the mount is definitely at fault.

    Here's my front engine mount (Photo was taking with me standing in front of the car with the bonnet up and me leaning over the grill and looking down).



    You can see on the left where the rubber has started to perish and begun to "frill"...



    And here's two photos of my new designed top engine mount




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    Other culprits are the following two items:

    The control valve for the engine mounts on air box (part no. 30611668 approx 30)





    And the turbo control valve / governor located on the front of engine block (part no 30637251 approx 110). Photographed below as it lay on my toolbox...

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    Cheers for the Write up DAC, hope you get it all sorted soon,


    come over to mine some time for a "mapped" D5 comparison, so you can see if you want to go for it in the future
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    And just incase you've got problems trying to locate any of the above parts, here's where they live on the D5 (163Bhp) with the plastic engine cover and the black "L" shaped pipe removed for clarity.



    Jase - don't tempt me... Not for another few months till my warranty is up anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by v70torslanda View Post
    That's a hell of a useful write up and may be something similar to my experiences over the last few days.

    I too have had the 'Engine System Service Urgent' and 'Engine Service Required' warnings in the last couple of days. As I've already changed some mounts I don't think a new front one will do any harm.

    Mine will be on order on Monday.

    Just by the by the 'Engine System Service Urgent' warning that my car threw up last week was related to fuel pressure. VIDA read this warning as 'fuel pressure in the manifold [the common rail] exceeding 1700 bar'

    That's over 25,000 psi!

    Hi!

    Just out of interest what actually fixed your issue - I have exactly the same problem with the fuel pressure error code :| any help much appreciated


 

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