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dave_s13

9,091 posts

149 months

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Wednesday 6th June 2012 quote quote all
My V70 D5 went through the last pair of fronts in less than 13k miles. (Khumo ecsta sports).

simonej

859 posts

60 months

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Thursday 7th June 2012 quote quote all
I reckon I'll be lucky to get 10,000 out of my front tyres that I bought in October last year. They're winter tyres though and they seem to be getting quite scrubbed up in this warmer weather.

soprano

1,353 posts

80 months

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Thursday 7th June 2012 quote quote all
I'm getting much lower wear than everyone else seems to be!

I bought mine with 100,500 miles on and at the time it had 2x Kuhmo Ecsta Sp XL's on the front, one on the rear and a mismatched Michelin on the rear. At that time the fronts were quite heavily worn. After a few thousand miles I switched the fronts and rears around. I changed the full set at around 134,500 for a full set of Kuhmo's (as above) - so by my reckoning I got around 30k out of a set of nearly worn tyres on the rear and the same out of a set of lightly worn tyres on the front - expect to get between 30k and 40k out of the fronts this time round. 4k done and they are not showing any visible reduction in tread.

Mostly motorway driving but even so pretty good I thought.

K321

3,715 posts

98 months

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Thursday 5th July 2012 quote quote all
at 240,000 miles, on 2005 plate, i replaced the d5 with another d5,(same engine) but newer model, 2008 , facelift with indicators in door mirrors,volvo badge on back looks different font, i dont have this satnav i had on the old one where you pressed a button located near the speedo, and i could hear it call up a call centre, and some woman asking me where i want to go, then a voice would appear from nowhere telling me to go left or right and tell me the destination time and traffic report. - anyone know what its called? and can you retro fit it?

£10k for 20,000 miles , feels quicker than the old one
the old one with 240k miles on the clock was using original turbo/gearbox, and passengers and people who saw the car were all shocked when i told them the mileage, the 6cd changer was jammed though , and had this display in the box come up near the dials saying transmission service required' i could sense the gearbox on last legs (auto )

Super Slo Mo

2,879 posts

78 months

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Monday 16th July 2012 quote quote all
I've noticed a slight change with my V70 D5, and wondered if anyone else has experienced it, or has any idea what may have caused it:

In short, the car has always been governed/rev limited to 4,500 rpm throughout the 19 or so months I've owned it. It was serviced about 3 weeks ago, not that a service may have much to do with anything, but on Saturday I noticed it was no longer limited to 4,500 (during a 3rd gear overtake).

I had a little play this morning, and it seems to be able to get pretty close to 5,000 rpm now, although I've yet to hit the limit (mechanical sympathy gets the better of me).

Is this normal? I'm wondering if the 4,500 limit was something the ecu imposes if it detects something not quite to spec (perhaps with the oil, or filters).
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Davie_GLA

2,783 posts

79 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
Someone mentioned much earlier in this thread about some US spec adapter that enabled ipod integration.

Any knowledge still on the thread?

ad551

1,501 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
Davie_GLA said:
Someone mentioned much earlier in this thread about some US spec adapter that enabled ipod integration.

Any knowledge still on the thread?
Yes, I have the USA Spec adaptor to plug my iPhone in with...

Davie_GLA

2,783 posts

79 months

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
ad551 said:
Yes, I have the USA Spec adaptor to plug my iPhone in with...
Excellent, can you elaborate on what it is and where i can get it?

Edit - this looks like the one:

http://www.amazon.com/USA-PA11-VOL-Factory-Interfa...



Edited by Davie_GLA on Wednesday 18th July 14:35

ad551

1,501 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
Yep, that's the one, PA11-VOL.

I got mine from eBay. If you buy from a seller in the US, watch you don't get whacked with customs charges - I did.

Works great and as it uses the dock connector and skips the amp in the iPhone/iPod, it sounds much better than a generic adaptor. smile

JG1971

6 posts

29 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
Hi, i need a towbar fitting to my 2003 S60. Does anyone know if a standard towball interferes with parking sensors? Will i need to opt for a detachable one?
Cheers

y2blade

Original Poster:

52,368 posts

95 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
Super Slo Mo said:
I've noticed a slight change with my V70 D5, and wondered if anyone else has experienced it, or has any idea what may have caused it:

In short, the car has always been governed/rev limited to 4,500 rpm throughout the 19 or so months I've owned it. It was serviced about 3 weeks ago, not that a service may have much to do with anything, but on Saturday I noticed it was no longer limited to 4,500 (during a 3rd gear overtake).

I had a little play this morning, and it seems to be able to get pretty close to 5,000 rpm now, although I've yet to hit the limit (mechanical sympathy gets the better of me).

Is this normal? I'm wondering if the 4,500 limit was something the ecu imposes if it detects something not quite to spec (perhaps with the oil, or filters).
No idea mate sorry, mine revs freely (and pulls hard) all the way round to 5k.

Stedman

5,429 posts

72 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
Is this thread still going on all about boring diesel Volvos? hehe

Super Slo Mo

2,879 posts

78 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
Stedman said:
Is this thread still going on all about boring diesel Volvos? hehe
'Fraid so. At the moment I'm tooling around our capital in a brand new 3 series (no guesses as to why!), and while it's a nice drive, handles well, is reasonably well built etc, the 2.0d engine is a bag of nails compared to the D5.
Yes, it's a little more punchy than my elderly 163 with 185k on the clock, but it sounds bloody awful when extended, at idle, when starting up. It's also only managing to average 32 mpg, despite being in default 'econo pro' mode, auto stop, etc. Mind you, that's London stop-start for you.

Super Slo Mo

2,879 posts

78 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
y2blade said:
Super Slo Mo said:
I've noticed a slight change with my V70 D5, and wondered if anyone else has experienced it, or has any idea what may have caused it:

In short, the car has always been governed/rev limited to 4,500 rpm throughout the 19 or so months I've owned it. It was serviced about 3 weeks ago, not that a service may have much to do with anything, but on Saturday I noticed it was no longer limited to 4,500 (during a 3rd gear overtake).

I had a little play this morning, and it seems to be able to get pretty close to 5,000 rpm now, although I've yet to hit the limit (mechanical sympathy gets the better of me).

Is this normal? I'm wondering if the 4,500 limit was something the ecu imposes if it detects something not quite to spec (perhaps with the oil, or filters).
No idea mate sorry, mine revs freely (and pulls hard) all the way round to 5k.
That's reassuring, as long as mine isn't revving harder than it should be, that's all I'm concerned about.

y2blade

Original Poster:

52,368 posts

95 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
Super Slo Mo said:
y2blade said:
Super Slo Mo said:
I've noticed a slight change with my V70 D5, and wondered if anyone else has experienced it, or has any idea what may have caused it:

In short, the car has always been governed/rev limited to 4,500 rpm throughout the 19 or so months I've owned it. It was serviced about 3 weeks ago, not that a service may have much to do with anything, but on Saturday I noticed it was no longer limited to 4,500 (during a 3rd gear overtake).

I had a little play this morning, and it seems to be able to get pretty close to 5,000 rpm now, although I've yet to hit the limit (mechanical sympathy gets the better of me).

Is this normal? I'm wondering if the 4,500 limit was something the ecu imposes if it detects something not quite to spec (perhaps with the oil, or filters).
No idea mate sorry, mine revs freely (and pulls hard) all the way round to 5k.
That's reassuring, as long as mine isn't revving harder than it should be, that's all I'm concerned about.
smile
As far as I understand it If anything was amiss the ECU would hold it back.

Davie_GLA

2,783 posts

79 months

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Friday 27th July 2012 quote quote all
Just to continue my amazement of how frugal this car can be, i'm at the end of the week.

220 miles done and the needle has moved 1/8th of a tank with a displayed 700 miles left to the tank and 49.0 mpg average.

Adjusting for it's optimism it's still 45-45mpg with a mixture of driving.

D.

soprano

1,353 posts

80 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
Does anyone know how big the fuel tank is on these? I thought they were 70L but I managed to get over 75L worth of fuel in this morning so that can't be right.

Stedman

5,429 posts

72 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
soprano said:
Does anyone know how big the fuel tank is on these? I thought they were 70L but I managed to get over 75L worth of fuel in this morning so that can't be right.
Reserve tank and the tube that goes down to the fuel tank itself are surely the other ~5L?

soprano

1,353 posts

80 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
Stedman said:
Reserve tank and the tube that goes down to the fuel tank itself are surely the other ~5L?
I should have said, I still had a bit of fuel in when I filled up, OBC said 25 miles I think and I've previously run it lower than that. I would guess I could get 80 litres in at a push. Surely not 10 litres in reserve tank and tube?

Davie_GLA

2,783 posts

79 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
You're a braver man than i.

The OBC on my car say 100 miles yet it's well into the red!
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