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What happened to the Built Official Youtube channel?

johna posted a discussion 1 week ago
Built Official (www.youtube.com/builtofficial) is an automotive YouTube channel with over 300,000 subscribers that has been posting regular videos up until three months ago. The last video was...
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2001 Volvo V40 2.0 (non-turbo) auto seen on Gumtree Tasmania

johna posted a discussion 2 weeks ago
2001 Volvo V40 2.0 (non-turbo) auto seen on Gumtree Tasmania. Dark blue in colour and with 189,000 km. https://www.gumtree.com...
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Volvo S40 T4 seen for sale on Gumtree QLD

johna posted a discussion 2 weeks ago
This 1998 S40 T4 is advertised for $6,500 on Gumtree. Although priced pretty high it sounds like it has been well cared for and has has a recent timing belt change. Unusually for the dark blue...
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$3,900 2003 V40 in WA

johna posted a discussion 3 weeks ago
This is the first V40 I've seen in white with body coloured mouldings. It's a 2003 model with automatic transmission and the non-turbo 2.0-litre engine. Mileage is 287,566 km. https://www...
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Cheap 2003 Volvo V40 seen for sale in QLD

johna posted a discussion 3 weeks ago
Seen on Gumtree for $1,200 in Queensland is this 2003 Volvo V40 2.0 non-turbo (B4204S2) automatic. Looking good in silver with body-coloured mouldings. The owner mentions some scratches and...
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Volvo V40 T4 75th Anniversary Limited Edition (5AT)

johna posted a discussion 1 month ago
On sale in Japan from 2 April 2002 was 200 limited edition Volvo V40s sold to commemorate Volvo's 75th anniversary. They have a "75" emblem on the front door, 16" BBS wheels, Xenon headlights, a...
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Yet another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4

johna posted a discussion 1 month ago
This is phase 2 Volvo S/V40 T4 in Australia number 4. On offer for A$1,200 in Victoria, this is a 2001 model automatic in grey. The reason for the low price is that it needs a head gasket and...
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Someone got a bargain - A$1,100 Volvo V40 turbo in NSW

johna posted a discussion 1 month ago
This 2002 Volvo V40 2.0T was advertised for $1,100 or near offer and sold the same day. It had done only 132,000km and had one month of registration. The seller said it had only a few faults...
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Super Tourer Volvo S40 T4

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Not sure when this one was auctioned, but adding this 2000 model S40 T4 automatic to the Super Tourer limited edition register. It was at CarNet Auctions and was listed with 374,914 km on the...
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Super tourer Volvo V40 T4

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
I found this car that was listed for sale in NSW in 2015 but is no longer registered, at least with the same number plates. Adding it to the Super Tourer register. It's a 2000 model silver V40 T4...
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Limited edition Super Tourer Volvo S40 T4 for sale in SA

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Spotted for sale on Gumtree in South Australia is this 2000 Volvo S40 T4 manual with B4194T2 engine. Based on the colour, headlights and wheels, it is likely this is a Super Tourer limited...
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Manual Volvo V40 2.0 T seen for sale in WA

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Seen for sale on Gumtree for $3,500 is this 2000 model Volvo V40 2.0 Turbo with B4204T2 engine. It is silver in colour and has done 190,000 km. Looks to be in good condition and the seller...
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How to remove trim piece from Volvo V50 rear doors?

johna posted a question 2 months ago
Is the circled part on the back door easy to replace or am I best repainting the current one? How do they come...
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2000 Volvo S40 T4 Super Tourer Limited Edition

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Here is another Volvo S40 T4 for the Super Tourer register. It's a black 2000 model (the only year for the limited edition) with manual transmission. The paintwork is in poor condition, but...
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1999 Volvo S40 T4 auto advertised for sale in South Australia

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Dark blue in colour phase 1 S40 T4 advertised on Gumtree for $3,499 with 200,000 km on the clock. https://www.gumtree.com...
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Panama Yellow S40 Super Tourer limited edition

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Adding this car to the Super Tourer register. 2000 model S40 T4 Super Tourer limited edition in Panama Yellow with manual transmission. Listed for sale in NSW in May 2020 as a one owner car...
johna posted a reply 1 month ago 1

Another V40 T4 manual recent sale

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
This 1999 model Volvo V40 T4 with manual transmission recently sold having been listed for sale in Melbourne for a reasonably long time. It is maroon in colour and the mileage is 290,000...
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Another phase 2 Volvo T4 manual in Australia - this time a S40

johna posted a discussion 2 months ago
Despite me saying in the past that there are no phase 2 S40/V40 T4s in Australia, having not seen one for the decade or so I have been watching these models, this is now the third one I've seen for...
johna posted a reply 2 months ago 1

Nice V40 for sale in Sydney

johna posted a discussion 3 months ago
I've seen this car around my area and always admired it. It certainly looks well cared for, as the seller says, and despite having done 300,000km it's looks in better condition than most of the V40s...
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The ups and downs of ownership of my 1983 Porsche 944

johna posted about 1983 Porsche 944 3 months ago
I originally posted this 3 years ago on quora.com as an answer to the question "Have you owned a Porsche (pictures appreciated)? What is the Porsche experience to you?". It describes the ups and...
johna posted a reply 2 months ago 7

There is another Volvo V40 T4 Phase II Manual in Australia!

johna posted a discussion 3 months ago
I've posted previously suggesting that there is only one phase 2 Volvo V40 T4 in Australia, but I just came across a second one that is also a manual. This is a 4/2001 model in an aqua shade...
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1997 Volvo V40 T4 manual for sale in QLD

johna posted a discussion 3 months ago
Seen on Facebook Marketplace: White 1997 model with 200,806 km. Issues mentioned are some clear coat issue, dent on rocker panel. Timing belt replacement 30,000 km ago. Good value for $2,000...
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Non-running V40 2.0T for sale in QLD

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
Someone is selling this 2003 V40 2.0T on Gumtree but have advertised it as a S40 "wagon" with no photos. For $1100 it might be a good project for someone. Advertised as 150,000 km and 3 months...
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Volvo S40/V40 T4 Super Tourer Brochure

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
This brochure is for the Volvo S40 and V40 T4 Super Tourer special edition sold in Australia in 2000. The brochure reads: Packed: *Sun visors with illuminated mirrors *WHIPS (whiplash...
johna posted a reply 4 months ago 1

Volvo V40 T4 manual on offer in Tasmania

johna posted a discussion 4 months ago
These are getting rare, particularly T4 models in manual. This 1999 model is offered for sale in Tasmania for $2,400 and has travelled 180,000km. It looks to be in good condition aside from...
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Found an old Australian pamphlet called Motoring Goes Metric from 1974

johna posted a discussion 7 months ago
I found this interesting old pamphlet titled Motoring Goes Metric, dated 1 July 1974, detailing changes to road signs when Australia changed to the metric...
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1999 Volvo V40 1.8 manual for A$3,450 in Victoria

johna posted a discussion 7 months ago
This green 1999 Volvo V40 1.8 manual was offered for sale at a dealer in Victoria for A$3,450. The mileage was 184,862 km. Date of sale is...
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2002 Volvo V40 T4 on offer in Western Australia

johna posted a discussion 7 months ago
This gold automatic phase 2 V40 was advertised as a T4 but the badge says T and a VIN check confirms it is a T. It was advertised at a dealer for A$4,999 and the mileage is not listed. The car...
johna posted a reply 3 months ago 3

Australia's only (maybe?) Volvo V40 T4 phase 2 is for sale again... And again!

johna posted a discussion 7 months ago
I first saw this V40 for sale through Manheim auctions in 2018. I think it may be the only phase 2 Volvo V40 T4 in Australia, or one of very few, and it is manual! It was later offered for...
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Continuing variable valve timing faults with the Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 7 months ago
In my last update I had ordered a cheap inlet valve timing valve from China. Unfortunately this never arrived and the seller on Aliexpress ended up providing a refund as they weren't able to send it...
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What the BMW E31 8-series might have looked like without popup lights

johna posted a discussion 8 months ago
I found this photo in Sports Car World (Australia) magazine in 1988. It shows a picture of what BMW was calling at the time the replacement for the 6-series but the press was calling the 8-series...
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Nice 2000 Volvo V40 sold at auction in Melbourne for $1,050

johna posted a discussion 8 months ago
Someone got this Summer Green V40 for a pretty good price. It had previously been listed as an online auction with a starting bid of A$1,500 but then went to live auction and after starting for...
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2000 Volvo S40 T4 sold at auction for A$1,880

johna posted a discussion 9 months ago
This black auto 2000 Volvo S4 T4 sold at Gray's auctions in Victoria for A$1,880 on 10 January 2022. It had travelled 101,360 km and was sold...
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How to disassemble the Mercedes 5-speed automatic shifter mechanism

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 9 months ago
The same shifter mechanism is found in late-model W202 C-Class and some other models, possibly W163 M-Class and W124 E-Class. The symptoms of a fault with these shifter mechanisms is that the...
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Update on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 9 months ago
It's been a long time since I posted about the V50 and it is because I haven't done much to it. It still has the check engine light on due to a variable valve timing fault. I tried changing...
johna posted a reply 9 months ago 1

How (not?) to replace transmission shifter bushing on a Mercedes W202 C-Class

johna posted about 2000 Mercedes C200T 9 months ago
Our year 2000 C200T (wagon) with 722.6 5-speed transmission was having trouble starting. After much frustration, I started suspecting the gear position switch was the cause, as when it wouldn't...
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2000 Volvo V40 2.0 SE sells at auction for A$1,509

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This white 2000 Volvo V40 2.0 SE Phase II automatic sold at Grays auctions in South Australia for A$1,509 on 7 September 2021. Odometer reading was 202,784km and it had two keys and was sold...
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1997 Volvo V40 2.0 sold at auction for A$1,100

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This Pacific Blue 1997 Volvo V40 2.0 automatic sold at Grays auctions in South Australia on 22 February 2021 for A$1,100. Mileage was 221,151 km and was sold unregistered with one key....
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Motor magazine driving around Australia records

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
To celebrate Motor magazine's 50-year anniversary, they took two Holden Commodore's on a non-stop journey around Australia on Highway One, a total of just under 15,000 km. They did the same...
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Volkswagen Golf (Mk.5) 2004-2010 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Many reports of 1.4-litre (TSI) engine failures. This engine has a timing chain but it has been known to stretch so may require replacement. FSI (1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol) engines are susceptible...
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Volvo XC90 2002-2014 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Often suffer frequent minor and some not so minor problems. Can be expensive to maintain and repair. 4-speed automatic transmission fitted to the 2.9-litre model can fail even at relatively low...
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Volvo V70 Cross Country/XC70 1998-2004 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Generally, fairly reliable but electrical problems are common. Automatic transmissions can be unreliable and require expensive replacement. Engine uses a timing belt but replacement intervals...
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Volvo S40 and V50 (P1) 2004-2012

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Many reports of unreliability due to electrical issues, and some reports of automatic transmission problems. All engines have a timing belt which need regular replacement, although Volvo interval...
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Volvo S40 and V40 (X40) 1995-2004 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Engine mounts are a regular fail item. Turbo models can suffer problems with oil feed to the turbocharger. All engines have a timing belt that needs replacement every 120,000 km or 5 years....
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Toyota Yaris (XP90) 2005-2011 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
The Yaris is a reliable vehicle with no common mechanical problems. Some owners dislike the electronic throttle as it makes it hard to maintain speed and controls the engine revs at times....
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Toyota Prius (XW20) 2003–2009) Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
The Prius and hybrid engine have proven to be reliable but not without problems like any other vehicle. If something does go wrong it can be expensive to repair. Battery packs generally live...
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Toyota Echo (XP10) 1999-2005 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Like most Toyotas, the Echo has proved to be reliable with no common mechanical problems. Common owner complaints are only heavy steering and blind spots. All engine options use a timing chain...
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Toyota Corolla (ZZE122R/ZZE123R) 2001-2007 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Basic but reliable transport. Engines have a timing chain that does not require regular replacement. Image credit: OSX, Public domain, via Wikimedia...
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Suzuki Swift 2005-2010 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
By all reports a very reliable model with no major common problems. Some reports of brake and gearbox issues, but these are not common. Engines use timing chains so no regular replacement is...
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Suzuki Kizashi 2009-2014 Review

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
An under-rated car that most owners seem to love. Some issues with CVT transmissions with isolated reports of total failure requiring replacement, and also some criticism of the way the CVT...
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