2002 Volvo V40 2.0

johna added 11 months ago

I had been looking for a V40 for a while and really wanted a phase one turbo manual. Somehow I ended up with this phase two non-turbo automatic that I purchased sight-unseen.

New South Wales, Australia
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Fun Saturday night project for my V40

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 3 months ago
My auto trans shifter had a damaged shift lock button and the leather surround was badly worn. Thanks to a free part from a fellow V40 owner, I have now replaced my shift lock button and upgraded...
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Fitted aftermarket remote central locking

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 7 months ago
Although my 2002 V40 came with factory remote central locking, I decided to fit a cheap universal remote control as the factory key was in a poor state and didn't always work. It was a bit of an...
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Some overdue servicing for my 2002 Volvo V40

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 8 months ago
My V40 came with reasonably thorough service records and there was no record of a fuel filter replacement so I figured it was time to replace it. I followed the instructions in the Haynes manual...
johna posted a reply 9 months ago 1

Antenna replacement for my 2003 Volvo V40

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 9 months ago
My project for tonight... Replace the antenna gasket. I bought a cheap universal gasket off Aliexpress. The size is a perfect fit, but I don't think the style is the same as the original and they...
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My wheel search is over much quicker than I thought

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 9 months ago
I found a set of 16" BBS wheels about 90 km away and picked them up today. They need tyres before I can fit them but I did a quick mock up and they look awesome. I wasn't sure that they would...
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New wrong grille for my 2002 Volvo V40

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 9 months ago
As much as I would have liked an egg-crate grille, which was what originally came with my 2002/03 model, I couldn't find one at a reasonable price in good condition so I ended up with this early...
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Only a little progress on the Volvo V40

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 10 months ago
So far I have only made a little progress on the new-to-me Volvo V40 2.0. Mostly this has been cleaning and researching problems. The roof was covered in tiny black spots. These came off with...
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Finally picked up and saw my new V40 for the first time

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 10 months ago
It's been over two weeks since I bought this car, and today I finally got to see it and drive it home. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought it sight-unseen and had it towed to a repairer as...
johna posted a reply 10 months ago 2

I bought a 2002 Volvo V40 sight-unseen

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 11 months ago
I saw a post on a Volvo forum for a V40 that had an issue with abnormal noise, possibly coming from the driveshafts. It looked interesting so I sent an email to the seller. I didn't get a reply...
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