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  1. That's useful thank you - ordered one will see how I get on. I have none of the 'usual' head gasket symptoms at all. Oil is clean, coolant is clean, no steam, coolant smells only of coolant etc...
  2. Hi all, Had an annoying fault with my D5 (163) XC70 with coolant going missing - like a litre over a 5 mile trip. I never let it get low, and when I did get the warning lamp stopped immediately and topped up. Since it started happening it's not been driven other than when trying to sort it out! A new coolant cap seems to have sorted the coolant loss - yay simple fix! But I have noticed a worrying symptom... I'm getting a stream of coolant / small bubbles through the header tank. Google tells me this is undoubtedly HG failure... Here's a video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AQfP3bTQh
  3. I've now stuck a few thousand miles on this, so it's probably time for an update! Good Stuff: Goes well, and a comfortable cabin Looks smart & presentable Plenty of power for commuting / motorway work Only things that physically don't work are both heated seats (control module or something?) Bad Stuff: Engine seems noisy in the cabin - I suspect some auxiliary system / vacuum leak? Autobox likes the occasional slip - much better in geartronic mode Small oil leak which leaves a very small patch every night (about the size of a 10p piece) ri
  4. All I care about is that there are enough people who want to buy a new car, and expect to keep it long enough to make it worth looking after. 10 - 15 year old premium cars which are worth sod all, but have been looked after are where its at.
  5. I have EXACTLY this issue with my D5. Same symptoms, although the water loss is not really noticeable, there's lots of dried coolant around the cap / components near by. I don't think I've got a big issue, she I have a cap on order. We'll see! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. Bertie is now back to "classic car" duties, in that the Volvo has taken over my main mileage. Just covered 500 miles in lovely, wafts comfort. Who needs modern cars, seriously?!
  7. Well no more slipping from the autobox - yay! Just filled up after being very accelerator-happy over the last tank. 40mpg... Go figure... It does seem that the more I use it the quieter its getting as well which is nice. When I had the oil changed I asked the mechanic what he thought of the engine noise - he thought it sounded great for a D5 so I'm satisfied all is well! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Slight update... Had the oil changed the other day as, although it's only done about 2000 miles since it was changed by the previous owner, that was 12 months ago now. Thought it best to have it changed. I've also ordered a new rear wiper assembly, as the plastic cover on the wiper arm of mine is cracked - cosmetically the car will be looking really good soon! In the not so-good news, the gearbox gave me a massive slip on the way to work the other day, which is a tad worrisome! Until now it's been perfect. I checked the colour of the fluid and it's bright cherry red, so obviousl
  9. It's really easy! It just slides / clicks into place. There are two bolts at the front that hold everything together, and where the bumper meets the wing it just slides on and holds it in place.
  10. Day off today, so thought I'd crack on with a couple of jobs on the Volvo. But first, a little jaunt for a photo: Then I thought I'd crack in with taking the bumper off, to replace a seized headlamp wiper motor and a smashed fog lamp. Quite impressed with myself that I managed both jobs with no issues and it all works!
  11. I'm glad I read this - I've picked up a D5 XC70 and that top end rustle (mine isn't really loud enough to be considered 'rattly') just creeps into the cabin enough to be slightly annoying! I'll try the 2 stroke trick - thank you Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  12. I'm still torn. Every diesel I've had has had this top-end rustle - I think it annoys me more in this car, because of how refined it actually is. That said... I have discovered a pool of diesel between some of the injectors so there could be an issue there...? There's no hard starting etc though and plenty of power. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. Gave the car a good wash today & invested in some black trim restorer. Works well, but needs a bit of elbow grease! Pic from earlier when I was half way through... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  14. The Volvo managed to blow another headlamp bulb last night. Funnily enough I’d noticed a set of brand new Osram Nightbreakers in the spare wheel well that the previous owner must have left, there. Duly fitted this morning, so we’ll see how long those last! Off to pick up some trim restorer from Halfords now, so will be giving the car a good clean this afternoon!
  15. I've spent a bit of time on YouTube listening to other D5s and I think it's just a dieselly thing. I can hear the same noise in the other videos, so I'm not going to worry too much. Gave it a good bootful a couple of times today and although it's not hugely powerful it doesn't half give you a shove in the back. Interestingly the fuel economy seems better accelerating briskly up to speed and then holding it there. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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