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Volvo chose a very technological way to solve the problem of having a 2ltr Diesel engine perform with emission ratings under the magical 100g mark.

In hindsight it has not worked. And they know it. But will not accept it.

The EGR on the 2ltr diesel engine doesn't perform as designed. So they have attempted various efforts to make it work.

Attempts to make it work have resulted in an engine that runs at higher temperatures than its designed for.

The first recall - A software issue... The only one that doesn't mention heat. Was that allow the car to ignore engine heating over a previous set tolerance?! See if it just goes away? I don't know....

But after this recall all other Recalls are as stated by Volvo UK in their letters related to an engine creating more heat than it's designed to cope with. "Melting Manifold" - "Trapped air resulting overheating and causing damage to engine..."

This is happening on all 2ltr diesels of the same design.

Its world wide.

And we are having to pay for it!

I think if anyone out there is discussed with this i'd like to do something about it.

Please DM me with your thoughts.

Sincerely,

ATB.
Hi,

I was wondering if you got anywhere with volvo. I feel your pain and frustration. The D4 engine and other engines of that period are faulty.

I had been getting the low coolant sign and then got a recall notice from volvo around same time. I have a 2015 v60 D4

It went into Volvo Rybrook in Preston for egr software update and to fit a bleeder hose relating to trapped air. On the drive home my car broke down, it was recovered to volvo who say the engine block has cracked due to head gasket failure, but have said its nothing to do with what they have done and will not take any responsibility.

Volvo customer services have said if Im not happy with their decision that i should go to the ombudsman.

unbelievable tactics by volvo for a known problem!
 

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Hi, had the same problem. Volvo V40 1.6D 2013
Due to faulty thermostat head gasket was damaged.
Firstly I thought to go with the cheaper route, just changed the thermostat and rolled with it. After that I got check engine coolant.
When that dreaded light was seen I knew I was screwed.
Well, I took off the engine head, and sent it to the shop specialised at testing the engine heads where they tested it and leveled it. Fortunatley no cracks. Bought new gasket and put it all together again.
One year and 20.000 km later still going strong. But definatley will sell it soon. Good thing I have a mechanic friend that let me use his shop and tools, so no money lost at the dealerships, which are expensive here in Bosnia. I only wasted time and nerves hah, overall this adventure costed me about 250 euros for spare parts.
 
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