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Review of Napolex Broadway rear-view mirror

johna posted a discussion 7 days ago
My Volvo V50's rear-view mirror is pretty small and all I can see out of it at most times is what is directly behind me, and not the rear corners like I have been able to see out of most cars I have...
johna posted a reply 1 month ago 2

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

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 4 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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Volvo - Ford - Mazda P1 parts compatability

johna posted a KB article 4 months ago
Putting together a list of Volvo P1 parts and their Ford and Mazda equivalents. Volvo Part Part No. Ford P/N Mazda P/N Coolant tank (2.4i) 30776151 1438913 / 3M5H8K218DG...
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Update #5 on project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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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First update for my project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 5 months ago
My first efforts on the new Volvo were mostly cleaning of the interior to try and make it more presentable and to start getting rid of the cigarette smell. I bought a steering wheel and gear knob...
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My new project Volvo V50

johna posted about 2007 Volvo V50 5 months ago 1 1
I have been looking for a phase 1 or 2 Volvo V40 for a long time, but at the same time keeping my eye out for other options including V50s. Manual Volvos are rare in Australia so not much comes up...
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