@johna

Joined 4 years ago

Past owner of many BMW 3 series, inexplicably obsessed with the first generation Volvo V40, European car enthusiast, and car magazine collector.

New South Wales, Australia
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

Cheap Volvo V40 2.0 on Gumtree in NSW

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Spotted on Gumtree is this 2002 phase 2 Volvo V40. It's a non-turbo 2.0 with automatic transmission and 192,000 km on the clock, although the odometer has stopped working according to the seller...
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Nice low-mileage manual Volvo S40 2.0T seen on Carsales (ACT)

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Listed on Carsales for $6,800 is this 2000 Volvo S40 2.0T with manual transmission and only 98,000km. It's described as being in immaculate condition and has a service history including a recent...
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Damaged 2002 Volvo V40 at Manheim auctions Victoria

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This phase 2 2002 Volvo V40 non-turbo automatic is being auctioned by Manheim Victoria starting 17 February. Damage is listed as hail damage, light front impact and light rear impact. Mileage...
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I did an oil flush hoping to fix my variable valve timing issues

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 year ago
Since my last post I tried cleaning the oil passageways to the variable valve timing valve with line trimmer cord, and I also checked the wiring from the valve to the ECU, but the check engine light...
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Volvo V40 T4 seen for sale in VIC

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This 1998 manual Volvo V40 T4 was for sale 7 months ago and is now for sale again for A$4000. It is now at 324,000 km and unregistered. https://www.facebook...
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2000 Volvo V40 2.0 sold

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This phase 2 V40 2.0 SE looks to have been for sale back in 2020 at a Volvo dealership in Sydney. At that time it had 156,944 km. It is black with automatic transmission. Price may have...
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Volvo S40 T4 being parted out

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Seen on Facebook - 1998 Volvo S40 T4 manual being parted out in QLD. Has a lot of performance modifications. https://www.facebook...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

1999 Volvo S40 T4 SE Sedan at damaged vehicle auction

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Listed for auction now at Manheim Victoria is this 1999 S40 T4. It's an automatic with low miles - only 104,392 km. The type of damage is "Impact Light - Front", although it is not obvious in...
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Yet another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4 found

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
I saw another phase 2 Volvo T4 mentioned in a Facebook post, this time a white S40 with automatic transmission in Western Australia. This one-owner vehicle has only 91,000 km on the clock and has...
johna posted a reply 10 months ago 3

1997 Volvo S40 T4 turbo Sold

For sale · AUD 8,000.00 · New South Wales, Australia
johna posted a buy & sell 1 year ago
Not mine, spotted for sale on Gumtree (NSW). The ad reads: 97 Volvo S40 T4 MANUAL Low 147 XXX kms Top of the line model and in A1 condition for something this age. Factory grandpa spec sleeper...
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2003 Volvo V40 2.0 Se 5 Sp Automatic 4d Wagon Sold

For sale · AUD 2,000.00 · New South Wales, Australia
johna posted a buy & sell 1 year ago
Not mine - spotted on Gumtree. One owner with log books. In reasonable condition and has only traveled 106 000 km some damage on the drivers rear door. Runs and drives well. Please refer to pics...
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Yet another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4.

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
I saw this one for sale on Facebook, a 2000 model S40 T4 with automatic transmission. It is unregistered and has 241,000 km on the clock. It's listed on Facebook and in Victoria for A$1,800...
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Super low mileage S40 2.0T seen on Gumtree

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Listed for sale for an optimistic $7,700 is this 1999 S40 2.0T with automatic transmission. The mileage is only 83,705 km. It is described as being in immaculate condition. https://www...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

Volvo V40 2.0T with blown head gasket project seen on Gumtree

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This phase 2 automatic Volvo V40 2.0T is advertised on Gumtree NSW for A$1,200. It needs a new head gasket. It also needs a door repaint (or new door) and there are some other parts that look...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 2

Spotted: Volvo V40 T4 for sale in Tasmania on Gumtree

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Seen on Gumtree, a 1999 Volvo V40 T4 with B4194T engine and manual gearbox. Travelled 198,000 km and registered for half a year. Advertised price is $3,500. https://www.gumtree.com...
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Volvo S40/V50/C30/C70 II rear brake caliper piston rewind tool specifications

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
When changing the rear brake pads on a Volvo P1 chassis model (S40, V50, C30, C70 II), you can't just push the piston back into the caliper to make room for the new pads. The pistons on these...
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79th Productions on YouTube

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
I'm sure many Honda fans are already aware of the 79th Productions channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@79thproductions49), but even if you aren't particularly interested in Hondas this is...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

Damaged very low mileage Volvo V40 for auction by Manheim NSW

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This 1998 Volvo V40 is being auctioned by Manheim in Sydney on 23 December 2022. It has done only 51,726 km. It has what looks to be fixable front-end damage and is not on the WOVR, so should...
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Understanding the Volvo S40/V40 VIN

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
From the VIN number you can identify the body style, what engine and gearbox the car had, emissions, and the model year (which may be different from the manufacturing year). Digit(s)...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

Nice S40 T4 on Gumtree Victoria

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
2000 model S40 T4 in silver with automatic transmission. 243,000km with full service history. Looks to be in good condition and well kept from the photos. https://www.gumtree.com...
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Volvo S40/V40: New Car Features 1998

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
(Reproduced from Volvo VIDA) S40/V40 overview S40/V40 T4 The 1998 model year will be dominated by the introduction of the high performance T4 model. The car is equipped with...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

Volvo S40/V40 T4 engine differences - B4194T, B4194T2, B4204T5

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
T4 versions of the first-generation Volvo S/V40 have one of three different engines. This post attempts to clear up any confusion using information gathered mostly from Volvo's VIDA software....
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

Volvo V40 T4 spotted for sale in NSW

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Found on Gumtree NSW is this early model (1998) Volvo V40 T4 with manual transmission for $3,500. It is grey in colour and has done around 167,000 km. It sounds like it is in good condition...
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Another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4 in Australia!

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago 1 1
A post about another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4 came up on the Ozvolvo forums. So that makes five phase 2 S/V40 T4s in Australia. Still quite rare but obviously a lot more were sold here than I...
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1999 Volvo S40 T4 spotted for sale on Carsales

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
This black 1999 Volvo S40 T4 is listed on Carsales for sale in NSW. It is an automatic with close to 300,000 km on the clock and is a repairable write-off due to hail damage. It has some sort...
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Stockholm Agadir race

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Due to my interest in Volvo V40s, I recently heard about another attempt to start a new Cannonball Run style race in Europe this year (2022). This event starts in Stockholm, Sweden and finishes...
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Two Panama Yellow Volvo S40 T4s advertised within a couple of weeks

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago 1 1
I found another S40 T4 Super Tourer limited edition in Panama Yellow advertised for sale. This one is a manual and is in NSW. It is described as having faded paint and worn seats, and a few...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 5

Panama Yellow Super Tourer Volvo S40 T4 spotted for sale

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago 1 1
Spotted for sale on Gumtree and located in Tasmania was this Panama Yellow 2000 model Volvo S40 T4. It is a limited edition Super Tourer model with automatic transmission and 260,000 km on the...
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I was so wrong! Yet another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Another phase 2 Volvo S40 T4 has come up for sale on Facebook in NSW. It is a 2001 model in dark blue with automatic transmission. It is unregistered and has no number plates so there is no...
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Manual Volvo S40 T4 seen for sale in Victoria

johna posted a discussion 1 year ago
Spotted for sale on Gumtree was this manual 2000 Volvo S40 T4. The ad says it is a two owner car with around 190,000 km. Looks like good value for $2,500. https://www.gumtree.com...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

What happened to the BUILT OFFICIAL YouTube channel?

johna posted a discussion 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 1

$3,900 2003 V40 in WA

johna posted a discussion 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...
johna posted a reply 1 year ago 2

Super Tourer Volvo S40 T4

johna posted a discussion 2 years ago 1
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 years 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 years 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 years 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...
johna posted the solution 1 year ago 1 0

How to remove trim piece from Volvo V50 rear doors? Solved

johna posted a question 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 2 years ago 1

Another V40 T4 manual recent sale

johna posted a discussion 2 years 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 years 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 years ago 1

Nice V40 for sale in Sydney

johna posted a discussion 2 years 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 2 years 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...
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