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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#3021 of 3081 Re: Tires for an 2005 S60 T5 [qbrozen]
Jun 19, 2011 (7:18 am)
Thanks for the response back. After days and days of research including TireRac as well as a couple Volvo Forums, local tire stores etc. The tire that kept coming up was the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. That's what I'm getting an anxious to try them. Thanks again.
#3022 of 3081 Re: New S60 T5 in the garage [poeti18]
Jun 20, 2011 (8:51 am)
Hi poeti18: Thanks for the FYI...someday I hope I can do the Euro-thing!
A couple of other thoughts... I can understand angryvolvoowner's rage over his tire issue, but I agree with gbrozen...not fair to condemn the entire vehicle or the manufacturer for one stupid design flaw. As I suggested in an earlier reply on the tire issue, what if your wife or girlfriend was the one driving the Volvo with no spare, late at night on a deserted road, and flatted? You would lose a lot of points on that one. I would NEVER drive a vehicle with just a can of fix-a-flat...completely stupid idea, and I trust that Volvo will get a lot of nasty feedback and take care of this problem immediately. Otherwise, get a real spare even if it takes half the trunk space!
Finally, wondering if anyone can provide some suggestions for a CEL issue on my 2001 S60 non-turbo. The scan code is "ECM-4201: Three way catalytic converter efficiency, power deterioration". Can anybody decipher this one and let me know what the solution might be? Could the converter
be bad? Thanks to anyone that might have some ideas here. vwdawg
#3023 of 3081 Re: New S60 T5 in the garage [vwdawg]
Jun 20, 2011 (12:48 pm)
it certainly seems to be telling you it is the cat. However, I'm not so sure it can actually test it. I'd be more inclined to replace the O2 sensor first.
#3024 of 3081 Re: New S60 T5 in the garage [vwdawg]
Jun 20, 2011 (6:15 pm)
To each his or her own as to what is a stupid idea. Volvo made a call, and based on probabilities, they are likely right. Yes, who wants to be on a road late at night with a flat? However, flat tires are so improbable these days that, while possible, the chances of having one in your life now is almost non-existent.
And what with cell phones and included auto assistance, the old time flat tire scenario is not the same. My mother tells about getting a flat way out in the middle of nowhere--miles to any town or even house. Some guys driving by stopped as she had gotten the car jacked up, but could not loosen the lug bolts. A big guy came over and said to her, "Mighty lonely out here." Then he changed her tire and wouldn't take a nickel for doing it.
Most times, things work out one way or another. Maybe some day somebody somewhere will gather the data to show whether or not the lack of a spare in this otherwise wonderful car put more lives in jeopardy than justified by the savings of not carrying around an item that in most cases is destined never to be used and will some day be added to a landfill. But of course the spare is an option. For those who want or need one, order it. And bottom line, enjoy the car.
#3025 of 3081 Re: Shift knob trigger broken [debbiered]
Jun 22, 2011 (7:44 pm)
Volvo S60- shifter trigger cracked. Fixed with bike tire inner tube.
Good easy cheap fix. First duct tape broken plastic piece to keep spring from protruding. I used the inner tire tube from my abandoned mountain bicycle. Cut a section about 4 inches long. Turn it inside out, more uniform color, and pull over shifter. If you donít have a bike you can buy an wide inner tube (not 10 speed tube, too narrow) for about $6.00.
#3026 of 3081 Replacement Catalytic Converter
Sep 01, 2011 (7:09 pm)
Hello, I have a 2004 2.4 S60, and am in the need of replacing the catalytic converter. Right after starting the car, theres a rattling noise coming from the bottom of the engine. AA trip to my trusted mechanic revealed that the glass part of the catalytic converter is broken. Luckily there is no warning light coming on yet.
A search on the OEM part returned a price of about $1100 for the part. I was wondering if anyone out there has found a suitable more economical replacement.
#3027 of 3081 Re: Replacement Catalytic Converter [rez]
Sep 02, 2011 (6:09 am)
huh. I wonder why it is so much more expensive than any of the turbo models. Well, best I found in my 5-min search was about $600 from partsgeek.com.
Another option you might want to consider is visiting an exhaust shop like meineke. They might be able to custom fit a generic cat for much less.
Sep 08, 2011 (3:53 pm)
2012 S60 R appears to be getting excellent reviews.,
#3029 of 3081 Re: Replacement Catalytic Converter [qbrozen]
Sep 09, 2011 (11:21 am)
Thanks qbrozen. Any other websites you recommend for Volvo parts? I wonder how these 3rd party converters will hold up. There are many brands on ebay too!
#3030 of 3081 2004 s60r front end clunk
Sep 09, 2011 (1:06 pm)
I have a 04 volvo S60r, when the car is stopped and then on accelaration there is a one time clunk from the front end. Ive had alot of older trucks in the past and this problem is similiar to a u joint going out. I didnt see a u joint on the car, Any ideas? I have checked the sway bar links, all cv axles are new and I just replaced the whole top of the coil springs on the front, barring, spring plate ect...... still pops.