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    s 60r in garage Monday!

    Taking my car in monday (s60r) to garage to get engine management light and abs looked at'is there anything else I should tell my mechanic to check over as I have only just got the car after selling my c70t5'would rather get him to check everything over while its in there'if anyone can think off anything
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    Is it a general garage or are they specialising in Volvo's .
    just if they know the car they will know what to look for , thats all
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    They do specialise in volvo and bmw I just wanted to know some info my self so I was not going in blind really!��

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    you should take it to hutton bros near york,they will look after you

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    Codes read is a must. Other than that, making sure nothing is weeping/leaking, the AWD system is good, no weird noises and the all the electrics work.

    Engine light could be anything but in my experience its usually something to do with the emission system.

    ABS light, probably not the BCs (As a lot more things wouldbe visually apparent on the dash board) so sensors, rings is the most likely cause. (Though diagnostic will show which wheel is at fault).
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    Not an exhaustive list, but..stuff like this I'd be looking at...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesy12345 View Post
    I thought I posted this before somewhere but I can't see it, anyway...Stage Zero for an S60R thou shalt be doing:

    *Checks for split liners: temp gauge, hardened top rad hose, fast accumulation of pressure in expansion tank from cold, using coolant, sniff test (thanks Stribo)
    *Headlight adjustment - looking pretty low
    *Angle gear, haldex & rear diff oil change
    *4-wheel alignment
    *PCV vacuum check/replace
    *Codes read/software update
    *Check & replace spark plugs
    *Air, fuel and oil filter service
    *Trans fluid flush
    *Inspect & replace vacuum lines and IC piping rubber
    *Upgrade to silicone hoses where possible...hmm, do IPD sell hoses...?
    *Test / replace 02 sensors
    *Verify proper fuel flow using a fuel pressure tester and replace fuel pumps if needed
    *Clean / replace injectors
    *Clean intercooler / intercooler plumbing
    *Compression and cylinder leak down test

    Some from the IPD site, some from this forum (esp. LeeT5). Any advance on the above pls shout up
    That was from a while ago when I briefly owned an S60R - it was a 6-speed auto hence the comment about the ATF

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    If you've only just bought the car then having the garage read the codes is one thing but whether they come back once you drive out the garage...is another!
    With such a short ownership you really won't know anything about the car. Bit like a bird, I suppose.

    Let the garage do their thing and I would ask them to check out anything other than a brief visual inspection to check for any visible leaks.

    Once you're in the driving seat, you really must have the car fully serviced (unless you've a FVSH). Then a "stage 0". Then, as I told BigGreg, you gotta live with the car for about 6 months and learn it's niggles, groans and moans and then start making a list. It won't hurt to have a full wheel alignment done at a reputable garage as this will go a long way in helping you ascertain any drivetrain problems or steering issues. Insure the tyres are the right pressure, cold (35psi on an R) and that you have good tread and no bald spots, bulges in the side wall etc.

    After 6 months you'll know how your car performs and will know how it works, how much oil it consumes etc. Then you should have what will be the start of a never ending long list that will no doubt take you years to get to the end of, LOL.

    Seriously, don't even think about modding your car until after this 6 month period, otherwise you'll be forever chasing your tale and the car will just never be right.

    One more thing.....Have the car booked in at the dealer on it's next service (as per the mileage). Not only will you get a good quality service, 31 point check, vehicle health check including free battery test but you also get a FREE software update on ALL modules! There are some 30 modules on the vehicle and I guarantee that at least 1 will be out of date (unless serviced recently by a dealer). Software is about 30 per module, so having them all updated on a service can potentially be very lucrative and cost saving to you!
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    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list

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    Quote Originally Posted by James evo View Post
    Taking my car in monday (s60r) to garage to get engine management light and abs looked at
    Well??? What was the outcome? Is the car fixed?

    2004 V70R 6spd manual:: Custom JRtuning REMAP @ peak 21psi :: Custom 2.75" exhaust :: TTV SMF + 07 Clutch :: WG 5.0 psi :: Tints :: IPD R gauge Rev.3 :: CFWerks door pod :: Forge CBV + yellow spring :: Windowed stock housing + blue filter :: Powerflex :: Superpro Engine mount :: Brembo Dot 5.1 :: TW FMIC :: Eibach 5mm spacers :: Brembo 330mm drilled discs :: iMiV 'Classic'+ BT :: D2R XENARC 5500k + LED H7 + LED H3 :: VolvoTech CFE OBD-V1 :: See garage for full mod list


 

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