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I feel I experience some problem with my D2. Basically I feel my D2 engine is lazy and have a very poor throttle response.
I have noticed that when parking the car and still keep the engine running, that pushing slightly on the throttle and reach between 1000-1400 rpm the engine is not running smoothly. And I can see the rpm needle in dashboard jumping slightly up/down and also I notice more vibration.
Also I feel I need to give extra throttle when starting to drive otherwise the engine will stop and few times I even experienced that the engine simply stops/dies.

Does anyone experience the same "problem" ??
 

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Haven't experienced that. My D2 starts immediatly but when I let my RPM drop below 2000 and push the throttle it does accellerate slower comparing to 3 or maybe 4. I know that the difference is normal only the difference is larger I'm used to. It also responds a bit slower when under 2000 rpm. But that seems normal.
 

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Older diesel engines seemed to have loads more idle torque...I suspect that for emissions reasons, the idle torque has now reduced so, like most petrol engines, you need to give a little more throttle when lifting the clutch to prevent stalling.

We test drove the D2 and I didn't find this an issue at all, though it did seem to need the right gear at all times - pootling along at 30mph felt better in 3rd than 4th, for example. My own petrol car is perfectly fine in 4th at 30mph, however this may also be down to the 6 speed box in the D2 having different ratio's to my 5 speed petrol.
 

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Older diesel engines seemed to have loads more idle torque...I suspect that for emissions reasons, the idle torque has now reduced so, like most petrol engines, you need to give a little more throttle when lifting the clutch to prevent stalling.

We test drove the D2 and I didn't find this an issue at all, though it did seem to need the right gear at all times - pootling along at 30mph felt better in 3rd than 4th, for example. My own petrol car is perfectly fine in 4th at 30mph, however this may also be down to the 6 speed box in the D2 having different ratio's to my 5 speed petrol.
I think you are right about giving a Little more throttle when lifting the clutch. Which is something I need to learn and accept :).
However the problem with vibration and rpm needle being "jumpy" really feels and looks very wrong.
Anyway I have arranged a check a my local Volvo next week but I guess it can be tricky for them to check as the problem is very periodic. Sometimes it is completely terrible and sometimes you almost cannot see any problem. It seems to be much worse when weather is hot and more dry.
I have been wondering if the problem is caused by the DPF being cleaned but the problem can be seen and felt for ½-1 hours and I do not think the DPF cleaning process takes that long ?!
Is there any way I can upload a small video clip showing the RPM needle jumping ?

Thanks for you feedback...
 

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Just some quick information to you all...

Regarding this problem I had, I visited my Volvo dealer last week and they simply upgraded the engine SW of my car (they found that Volvo already had a newer SW version for the engine). And now it feels much better :)
I still feel it has some vibration around 1200-1300 rpm but throttle response is improved and feels "normal".
So if any of you out there has same symptoms then visit you dealer and ask for SW :p
 

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hi rlfaxe , I have the same issue tha you describe above ( when it is cold have vibration at 1200 - 1300 rpm)
does it realy solved after upgrade S/W ?
i Have MY15 V40 D2

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hi rlfaxe , I have the same issue tha you describe above ( when it is cold have vibration at 1200 - 1300 rpm)
does it realy solved after upgrade S/W ?
i Have MY15 V40 D2

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No SW update really didn't fix it, at that time. Very long story.
In October 2014 I got the whole engine replaced. Volvo said that none of the cylinders had correct compression. That fixed the problem for around 10 months and then it began again. After many discussions with Volvo and another visit at my Volvo garage, they did something which they will not admit. But not having had any problems since, so they must have "touched" something.
Bottom line, never more a French engine in my car ;)
 

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No SW update really didn't fix it, at that time. Very long story.
In October 2014 I got the whole engine replaced. Volvo said that none of the cylinders had correct compression. That fixed the problem for around 10 months and then it began again. After many discussions with Volvo and another visit at my Volvo garage, they did something which they will not admit. But not having had any problems since, so they must have "touched" something.
Bottom line, never more a French engine in my car ;)
Hi
there is something that i can do it in my v40 ? is not admit by volvo ?
 

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No SW update really didn't fix it, at that time. Very long story.
In October 2014 I got the whole engine replaced. Volvo said that none of the cylinders had correct compression. That fixed the problem for around 10 months and then it began again. After many discussions with Volvo and another visit at my Volvo garage, they did something which they will not admit. But not having had any problems since, so they must have "touched" something.
Bottom line, never more a French engine in my car ;)
Hi, i have a same problem like you on my d2 volvo s60. In volvo service they said all 4 injectors are showing error, i sent them for repair and they said they are working fine and are not broken so now i don't know what may cause this. Do you have any idea how they solved it for you? This is driving me crazy already.
 

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Hi, i have a same problem like you on my d2 volvo s60. In volvo service they said all 4 injectors are showing error, i sent them for repair and they said they are working fine and are not broken so now i don't know what may cause this. Do you have any idea how they solved it for you? This is driving me crazy already.
Injector error doesn't necessarily mean they are broken. Injectors have to be 'coded' to the engine when they are installed. The coding process involves calibrating the individual flow rates into the ECM. The injectors wear over time (particularly in areas with poor quality fuel) and the ECM applies an variable offset value to the original calibration to compensate. Eventually they get so worn or clogged that the ECM can no longer offset enough to compensate and they have to be replaced. The Siemens injectors used on the D4162T are known to be a bit troublesome in this regard.

What is the history of the car - have you had it for a long time, and how many miles/Kms has it done?
 

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Injector error doesn't necessarily mean they are broken. Injectors have to be 'coded' to the engine when they are installed. The coding process involves calibrating the individual flow rates into the ECM. The injectors wear over time (particularly in areas with poor quality fuel) and the ECM applies an variable offset value to the original calibration to compensate. Eventually they get so worn or clogged that the ECM can no longer offset enough to compensate and they have to be replaced. The Siemens injectors used on the D4162T are known to be a bit troublesome in this regard.

What is the history of the car - have you had it for a long time, and how many miles/Kms has it done?
It is 2011 car, it has 112 000 km. I have it from 2013, bought it at 28 000 km. No accidents that i am aware of.
After they read error in service, they took injectors out, check them, cleaned them and returned them in. For like 24 hours car was acting fine, tomorrow morning it started again. Fuel quality is not so good in Croatia i think, where i live.
They also did software update, so that is up to date now, but still the problem persists.
Also sometimes it doesen't catch throttle good at 1200-1500 rpm, after that it goes normally. This only happens ocasionally.
 

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It is 2011 car, it has 112 000 km. I have it from 2013, bought it at 28 000 km. No accidents that i am aware of.
After they read error in service, they took injectors out, check them, cleaned them and returned them in. For like 24 hours car was acting fine, tomorrow morning it started again. Fuel quality is not so good in Croatia i think, where i live.
They also did software update, so that is up to date now, but still the problem persists.
Also sometimes it doesen't catch throttle good at 1200-1500 rpm, after that it goes normally. This only happens ocasionally.
112K km/70k miles is around when the injectors usually start to play up, unfortunately. You can try getting them rebuilt by a specialist (new needles and atomiser tips, new seals etc.) or buy a new set (they are about £170 each). They need to be fitted by a specialist who has the Volvo diagnostic kit to code the injectors though.
 

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Like the OP I have noticed my D2 to be but only when started in warmer weather from cold. A couple of revs and it settles down.
 

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112K km/70k miles is around when the injectors usually start to play up, unfortunately. You can try getting them rebuilt by a specialist (new needles and atomiser tips, new seals etc.) or buy a new set (they are about £170 each). They need to be fitted by a specialist who has the Volvo diagnostic kit to code the injectors though.
First of all thanks for your help.
Where can i buy them for 170 pounds online?
Because in volvo service they told me that each costs 500 euro, so that sounds way too small price.
As i said before i sent them already to a spcialists to rebuild them but they tested them, cleaned them and said they are working perfectly fine.. I doubt that they would do that if they were not ok, they could even tell me that they were fixed and charge me and i would not know so they seem fair.
 

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112K km/70k miles is around when the injectors usually start to play up, unfortunately. You can try getting them rebuilt by a specialist (new needles and atomiser tips, new seals etc.) or buy a new set (they are about £170 each). They need to be fitted by a specialist who has the Volvo diagnostic kit to code the injectors though.
Please pm me with info where can i buy original volvo injectors for my 1.6 drive diesel online, because they are really expensive in my service.
Thank you
 
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