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Update #10 on the project Volvo V50 - problem wasn't solved after all but maybe it is now

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 2 weeks ago
In my last post 3 weeks ago I posted that the idle and stalling issue had been solved - one of the greatest days of my life. But 24 hours later the car started acting exactly the same again. I...
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Update #9 on the project Volvo V50 - one problem solved (10 to go)

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 month ago
Some amazing news... The idle/stalling issue has been resolved! I had a new theory about what was causing the problem and was now suspecting the fuel injectors were leaking or blocked, so I...
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Update #8 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 month ago
The new coolant hose arrived and was fitted relatively easy. The cooling system now seems to be leak-free. A set of Bosch spark plugs also arrived so I fitted those as well. During the test...
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Two month update on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 2 months ago
It has now been over two months since I bought this car. In this time I've fixed a few issues but been unable to fix what I considered the major problem which is the idle quality and stalling when...
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Update #6 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
After more research and answers on forums the PTC resistor on the PCV/oil filter housing was introduced as a new suspect. Plan was to disconnect that once the problem starts happening and see if it...
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Update #5 on project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
I tried heating up the electronic throttle module and a few other components and then starting the car from cold to see if the problem happened straight away. It didn't. I also ran the car...
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Update #4 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
Not much has been happening with the V50 because I have been waiting for parts to arrive. Some new wipers came in which I have fitted. I am impressed with the type of wiper attachments Volvo has...
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Update #3 on the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 3 months ago
I am waiting on a new fuel pressure sensor but in the meantime, I tried a few things. First was to try heating some of the suspected components with a hairdryer while the engine was cold to see...
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Update on the project Volvo V50 - not the news I was hoping for

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 months ago
I was hopeful that the new PCV hose would solve my idle/stalling issue but unfortunately it did not. It was fine for the first short test drive, but on a longer test drive the next day the same...
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Not much progress with the project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 months ago
I'm waiting on the new rubber PCV hose to come in to see if it fixes my idle/stalling issue, although the more I think about it, I don't think it will solve that problem. I'm leaning more towards a...
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