Thursday, February 03, 2011

Another Major Service Done!

Last service was done on June 2010! And the mileage covered from then is just 5,000km. Have it serviced with some parts changed;

a) As usual, get the engine oil and filter changed. Using semi-synthetic oil, original oil filter. This workshop always practice changing the drain plug gasket and engine oil cap rubber seal on each service.

b) Both LHS and RHS wishbone bush have cracked. Changed both. Changing wishbone bush requires hydraulic pressing on it and usually performed at certain workshops who have the facility to push in the bush. Some mechanic even tack weld at the edge of the wishbone bush metal to secure it.

c) LHS ball joint worn out. Tyre loose out under 'grip & shake' test. New Lamforder ball joint installed.

d) Long shaft or the propeller flex disc coupling was also cracked. Get it changed as well. This part is vital as it connect the output shaft of the gearbox to the propeller shaft. It ensure your car move nice!


Good Day all!

PDF Books

If you are looking for PDF resources on our Volvos, I would recommend below pages;

For owners manual copy, in case if you bought a second hand Volvo without these copies, you can always download it direct from Volvo Cars. This copies are essential for every owners, stating operating manual and service intervals checklist as well. Follow below link;
For Volvo repair manuals or we call it as Volvo Green Book, our friend in have a lot of them. Follow his link below;
If in case you require specific pdf books on Volvo, I do also have some. Just email me at [ahmadzhafri at gmail dot com]

Good Day!

Solution for Tickering Speedometer

Hi readers. As I have posted earlier on my speedometer problem, have get my local mechanic here to troubleshoot and fix it for me. It was the rear speedometer sensor wire located at the rear axle which was the culprit. The wires have torn a little bit, however being covered with road grimes. The mechanic clean it up to reveal some part of the wires have worn out.

this is the problem...

old slight worn wire
Very simple fix, rewiring from the socket to the point where it enters rear boot. Done and the meter works perfectly now!