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Old Aug 2nd, 2019, 19:48   #1
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Hello folks,

I've just bought my first Volvo, a 2012 '62' S80 1.6 D2 SE Powershift with 97k on the clock. I was a little hesitant to go for this as the engine, on paper at least, looks too small for the size of the car. But a quick test drive and reading reviews helped make my mind up.

I'd appreciate some feedback from real world owners as to what I can expect in terms of refinement, performance and economy.

Many thanks!
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Old Aug 3rd, 2019, 14:20   #2
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I've a 2015 V70 D2 with that engine, and find it fine for most needs. Five up with two roofboxes to the alps with no problem at 55mpg. Two big labradors in the back love the space, loads of extras and has been perfectly reliable.
The engine is one of the most widely used diesels in production, in bmw minis, citroens, fords and so on, and the previous engine, the 16 valve, was very dependent on proper servicing or the oilways could get blocked. I've seen three cases reported of cracked engine blocks after overheating. There may be more, but millions have been manufactured.
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I've heard that these engines can be problematic and I've been advised to disable the DPF.

How on earth do I do that??
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Sounds like the usual "friend of a friend told me".
The older 16v had problems if not serviced properly, and some still get confused between the two engines.
No dpf is an MOT fail.
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Is this engine the little Ford/psa Dv6 ?
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Old Aug 15th, 2019, 14:01   #6
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I have the D2 in my V50.

Decent little engine to be honest. Moves the car well enough for me.

Depending on driving style/roads etc. you can get from late 40's and above mpg wise.

As long as it's well serviced you shouldn't have many issues.

The DPF system is none serviceable, unlike the older/previous 1.6 diesel - 16v with 5 gears - which is serviceable along with Eoyls/DPF fluid top-ups.

The only DPF related issue I've had with the D2 is corroded pressure pipes that come from the DPF and up to the sensor on the side of the battery.
Also had sensor wiring issues, which have been fixed and I've had no further occurrences of limp mode.

I had an injector replaced the other month and everything else has been mechanical stuff really.

As previously mentioned, engine is pretty decent if taken care off and has been used in 1000's of different cars.

The only way to "disable" the DPF is to have it's innards removed and all the software relating to it erased from the ECU. But, if you use the car appropriately, you shouldn't have any DPF issues really.
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Thank you, Petey80. Very helpful
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