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Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-23-2020, 02:17 PM
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Views: 1,695
Posted By clivealive44
Hi jpliddy, it's done around 280k, it had done...

Hi jpliddy, it's done around 280k, it had done 110k when I bought it 14 years ago, I've been pretty lucky with it up till now. I'm the same, I do most things on it except the cambelt and pump belt,...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-23-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks ngoma for your interesting reply,...

Many thanks ngoma for your interesting reply, wish I had known about this before!
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-23-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks again v8volvo, for your excellent and...

Many thanks again v8volvo, for your excellent and detailed advice, will definitely bear all that you have said in mind, and keep you updated on any future developments :)
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-22-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks V8volvo for your detailed response. ...

Many thanks V8volvo for your detailed response. Although there is another important external factor which affects my decision as to whether to go ahead with the repair. In the Uk, in all the major...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-21-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By clivealive44
Oil leak on lower Idler/tensioner pulley

Hi, I got my cam and pump belts changed recently by a client of mine who is a Volvo mechanic, and has been for decades. He did it as a favour at his home for a very low price, said he had done them...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-21-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By clivealive44
Carbon Cleaning Engine thru running it hard

Hi, I saw this comment on a thread about the above subject from a 25 year time served mechanic on Quora
"When I do tune ups on Alfa Romeo (especially spiders) after the filters, plugs etc I would...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-22-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By clivealive44
Thanks for the detailed and interesting response....

Thanks for the detailed and interesting response.
I was reading an interesting post on a platform called "Quora", from a 30 year time served mechanic on what causes wear to cam belts, and cam...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 10-21-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By clivealive44
Hi V8VOLVO, "(60,000 miles/7 years, whichever...

Hi V8VOLVO,
"(60,000 miles/7 years, whichever comes first)" I was just wondering where you got this info from, as the official Volvo documentation which came with my car says 80,000 miles, or 8...
Forum: Cars for sale 09-15-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
Will do, thanks

Will do, thanks
Forum: Cars for sale 05-06-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
Good point

Good point
Forum: Cars for sale 05-06-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks, a few unexpected good things came...

Many thanks, a few unexpected good things came out of it as well - before the accident the car was making an awful loud humming road noise for some time, that now seems to have gone - maybe it was...
Forum: Cars for sale 05-05-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks :)

Many thanks :)
Forum: Cars for sale 05-05-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
Well the car has been resurrected :). Apart from...

Well the car has been resurrected :). Apart from the damage to the crossmember, and suspension strut (shown in photos), the right hand side engine mounting bracket/anchor had snapped in two ( the...
Forum: Cars for sale 04-23-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
10 years ago:eek:, I did a write up on changing...

10 years ago:eek:, I did a write up on changing the crossmember, maybe it will save you some time
https://www.brickboard.com/RWD/index.htm?id=957777[/QUOTE]

Many thanks:) , though I get the...
Forum: Cars for sale 04-23-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
One of my clients is a time served Volvo...

One of my clients is a time served Volvo mechanic, he has kindly offered to help me attempt a repair, I have managed to source the cross member and suspension strut from a Volvo breaker, so I will...
Forum: Cars for sale 04-22-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
The front drivers suspension strut is bent and...

The front drivers suspension strut is bent and twisted, the control arm has twisted slightly where it is bolted on to the big cross member so that it is pushing against the steering rack unison...
Forum: Cars for sale 04-21-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,993
Posted By clivealive44
1996 Volvo 940 TDi estate - spares or repair, Edinburgh UK

A car smashed into to mine today, apparently the cross member that the front suspension parts are bolted into is twisted, and the front drivers wing has some damage. The cross member can be replaced,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-25-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,668
Posted By clivealive44
Well, it all worked out fine in the end :) My...

Well, it all worked out fine in the end :) My mechanic put me on to a very nice man who was a Mechanic/foreman for the local Volvo dealer between 81 and 96, he trained on these engines, and has...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,668
Posted By clivealive44
Yes, but I suppose any damage would happen when...

Yes, but I suppose any damage would happen when the engine is first started after the new belt was put on. It seems to run ok once a bit of speed is up, it runs a bit unevenly and is very smokey at...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,668
Posted By clivealive44
You were right, and I was wrong :( , sorry for...

You were right, and I was wrong :( , sorry for doubting you, it must have been a fluke that he got it right last time, but I had already booked it in at the time of posting, and didn't want to risk...
Forum: Diesel Engine and Drivetrain 07-09-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,041
Posted By clivealive44
I used to have a 245 D24 with M47 with ...

I used to have a 245 D24 with M47 with overdrive, i used to get about 29/30 mpg city driving, but the mpg stayed about the same country driving aswell. The gearbox was very reliable. As far as i can...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,668
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks ngoma, and v8volvo for the info and...

Many thanks ngoma, and v8volvo for the info and advice, will bear it all in mind :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,668
Posted By clivealive44
Many thanks for your quick and detailed response...

Many thanks for your quick and detailed response to my question, I will take your advice onboard. Although I am a bit confused,my mechanic is a long-time served mechanic, him and his father have been...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,668
Posted By clivealive44
Hi, New Member from Edinburgh Scotland (and question about pump)

Hi, I am very happy to join this forum, which I only just discovered through the Volvo owners forum.
I am happily the owner of a Right Hand Drive 1996 940 diesel estate which I have now owned for 8...
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