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Mine also consuming a non inconsiderable amount of oil. Did anyone do the upgrade and instead the new parts? And most importantly is it really necessary to do this ASAP to avoid any damages?
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Hello all,

My v60 consumes a large amount of oil since I went to a volvo garage on October 2020. Really. I don't know what they did.. But, the aim was to change a belt (recall : THE FRONT SEATBELT ANCHOR POINT) and intake manifold.
I replaced EGR part on January 2021. And today, I have to add 0.25l for 20km. No more.. I have some holes when I accelerate too.

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Hello all,

My v60 consumes a large amount of oil since I went to a volvo garage on October 2020. Really. I don't know what they did.. But, the aim was to change a belt (recall : THE FRONT SEATBELT ANCHOR POINT) and intake manifold.
I replaced EGR part on January 2021. And today, I have to add 0.25l for 20km. No more.. I have some holes when I accelerate too.

Thanks,
Erwann
Wow now thats a massive coincidence. I have never had any trouble whatsoever with mine using oil. I too took mine to the Volvo Dealer for some tweaks and recalls and now exactly the same, mine is now using 1 litre of oil in just under a 1000 miles. V60 D4 2014. Volvo insist it is nothing that they have done, even though it had never used oil before, including 5 trips to Cornwall and back (720 miles return)
 

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OK Leginus.. Is your car in the affected range? Do you know your serial number?

So, dealer said it was nothing to see, and that was the first time they heard about it.. But, what they did is a modification of the cooling system. They added a way to avoid elevation of temperature that would cause a fire. It has accelerated something in the cooling system, for example a larger amount of air in the engine (even though the amount of air is electronically controlled) or the same with more pressure.

I sold my car since I posted because I'm afraid that it costs a lot of money and oil.. The volvo went back to the dealer where I bought it..

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OK Leginus.. Is your car in the affected range? Do you know your serial number?

So, dealer said it was nothing to see, and that was the first time they heard about it.. But, what they did is a modification of the cooling system. They added a way to avoid elevation of temperature that would cause a fire. It has accelerated something in the cooling system, for example a larger amount of air in the engine (even though the amount of air is electronically controlled) or the same with more pressure.

I sold my car since I posted because I'm afraid that it costs a lot of money and oil.. The volvo went back to the dealer where I bought it..

Erwann
Hi. I will check which engine number range mine falls into today. I have been tempted to sell mine too, but I really love the car. If this doesn't get resolved I think it will end up being a strong possibility. I was actually pleased to hear that the same had happened to somebody else as I was begining to think I was losing the plot.

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OK, this is a car ;) So, I really love the car too. But given that I don't know whether the problem can go deeper or not, I prefer to sell it at a correct price or before it is too late..
 

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Just a quick update. It's now asking for half a litre every 700 ish miles.

If it is the pistons and rings, does anyone know the rough cost to get that work done? Other than the oil I do like the V40.
 

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Just a quick update. It's now asking for half a litre every 700 ish miles.

If it is the pistons and rings, does anyone know the rough cost to get that work done? Other than the oil I do like the V40.
You'd need to ask garages for quotes. But if you intended to do the work yourself, it would probably be several hundred pounds for the parts, plus your time. At a main dealer, at £100 per hour or more for labour, I would guess you could add at least another £1K to the parts costs. A smaller independent garage without meet and greet staff or overheads for glossy imposing premises, would likely be somewhere inbetween, but I'd look for an independent Volvo specialist with a good reputation personally.
 

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You'd need to ask garages for quotes. But if you intended to do the work yourself, it would probably be several hundred pounds for the parts, plus your time. At a main dealer, at £100 per hour or more for labour, I would guess you could add at least another £1K to the parts costs. A smaller independent garage without meet and greet staff or overheads for glossy imposing premises, would likely be somewhere inbetween, but I'd look for an independent Volvo specialist with a good reputation personally.
Thanks. If I were to just keep topping up will it get to a stage where it becomes an issue eg blue smoke? So far there's no noticable blue smoke and it's passed its emissions on the mot this month
 

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Thanks. If I were to just keep topping up will it get to a stage where it becomes an issue eg blue smoke? So far there's no noticable blue smoke and it's passed its emissions on the mot this month
It might eventually. How long that would take and if it ever happens are a how long is a piece of string type question unfortunately. As long as you keep topping up as required to ensure there's always sufficient oil in the engine it's not going to do any harm, other than to your wallet!
 

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Is this car still affected? VIN = YV1MV7981J2486971 (https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/check-lookup/YV1MV7981J2486971#)
According to the VIN that is a 2018MY car, so as engines were modified in production from 2015, the short answer is no, it should not be affected by the previous piston ring design issues unless it has had a replacement used engine fitted that falls within the pre-2015 build numbers previously quoted.

But ANY engine can suffer from high oil consumption due to wear or other faults not associated with the 2015 and earlier ring problems.
 

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According to the VIN that is a 2018MY car, so as engines were modified in production from 2015, the short answer is no, it should not be affected by the previous piston ring design issues unless it has had a replacement used engine fitted that falls within the pre-2015 build numbers previously quoted.

But ANY engine can suffer from high oil consumption due to wear or other faults not associated with the 2015 and earlier ring problems.
Thank you!

This is the engine serial number:
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