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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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?!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. One thing that is annoying me... And this may well be because I've not had a diesel for ages, but... Does anyone else get that common-rail top end rustle from the engine intruding into the cabin? The engine sounds sweet, and this is also a feature of a friend's diesel Dacia Duster, but I find it really annoying! It's not loud, but it's there... It's like I've got a midget under the bonnet constantly crinkling a crisp packet. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  15. That’s pretty much exactly what mines doing. - both on the OBC and real MPG.
  16. Yeah mine reckons those sort of figures for a full tank. I topped up from half to see what the MPG was looking like. Maybe I'll let this tank run and see what mileage I get from it! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  17. I filled up today to work out exactly what MPG I'm getting... Only over 280 miles so hardly conclusive, but only getting 38mpg. I presume XC70, Geartronic & AWD to blame... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  18. Mine's not getting figures like those! The OBD has settled on 46mpg over a few hundred miles, but we'll see what the full picture is when I fill it up again! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  19. Mini roadtrip today in the Volvo to meet up with Father. His 75 Tourer makes the Volvo look like a Tonka Toy. It's settled at 46mpg for the moment on the OBD. 50mph send to be the sweet spot where you can keep the consumption figures over 70mpg, but at motorway speeds they seem to suffer a bit. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  20. Good news - I have the Volvo back. Seemed to be a bit of a theme with oil leaks, and a few other parts that were noted so quite a lot of work was done in the end. Overall the car is still cheaper than the next cheapest XC70 on Autotrader - still happy. We're now error code free, with no leaks or obvious mechanical maladies. Filled the tank yesterday and it's estimating a range of 700 miles... I think that might be a bit optimistic, but anything over 400 will be better than my other cars (adjusted for tank capacity!).
  21. Well the mechanic has the parts, so I'm just waiting for him to let me know when would be convenient for him to have the car back and sort the oil leak. Despite a sizeable patch of oil under the car, it hasn't lost enough to actually show a loss on the dipstick. I took it out shopping today, just to give it some sort of run and get some juice into the battery. It really does drive nicely although the ride is a touch crashy - nowhere near as bad as the V70 I had previously though! Still can't wait for this to be in daily service.
  22. I will catch up with the mechanic tomorrow and see if he's any closer to getting the parts. If not, I'll give those guys a call. Thank you! Since the Volvo has been parked up, I've been trying to get through some niggly stuff before it is pressed into daily service. I currently have the following on order: Replacement front fog lamp (to replace the cracked one) Replacement front nearside headlamp wiper motor (to replace the seized one) New handbrake gaiter (current one is worn) Today I've been trying to clear down the error messages on the dashboard. I had the dreade
  23. This is still waiting for the parts for the crank seal renewal to be available from Volvo, but in the meantime I've given it a good wash & polish, as well as giving the interior a good clean as well. It wears its miles really well inside: There are a few cosmetic / minor issues on the outside such as a missing centre cap, smashed foglight (I'm guessing a stone was thrown up) and a seized headlamp wiper motor. Despite my mechanic saying the bumper would need to come off to renew the headlamp bulb, it was actually a very easy job without having to remove anything, so
  24. Update! New Volvo joins the fleet. This time it's a 2003 XC70 D5. Really tidy thing which was very cheap on account of an oil leak. It's the dreaded crank seal which means the gearbox has to come out, but my mechanic reckons a days labour which I'm quite happy with. It'll still be cheaper than the next cheapest available once I've paid out on getting it fixed. It drives really well, with no nasty suspension noises, the engine seems really sweet & importantly the Aisin Warner gearbox seems perfect. Unfortunately the bits my mechanic needs for the job are not available through Volv
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