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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 12:02   #11
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So working on the above service schedules you will have a service including aux belt at 3 years then 5 years and so on and on.The dealers are certainly getting their money off you.
considering the repair bill if it fails, I think the dealers are getting money for those who believe the dealers are just getting money from you! Around 3.5k it fails, thats with an Indie, I've seen receipts from dealers in excess of 6k to repair it if it fails.

we've seen lots of these fail. we tend to recommend to change the aux belt & tensioner every 3 years.

mine is coming up to 6 years now, will be getting it done if we are out of lockdown when its due, having the hybrid 2.4 means the kit is really expensive too
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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 12:17   #12
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considering the repair bill if it fails, I think the dealers are getting money for those who believe the dealers are just getting money from you! Around 3.5k it fails, thats with an Indie, I've seen receipts from dealers in excess of 6k to repair it if it fails.

we've seen lots of these fail. we tend to recommend to change the aux belt & tensioner every 3 years.

mine is coming up to 6 years now, will be getting it done if we are out of lockdown when its due, having the hybrid 2.4 means the kit is really expensive too
Yes the D6 aux belt is unique , Very Heavy duty especially developed for the application ,as the alternator does the engine starting via the aux belt in stop/start mode . Belt and tensioner changed at 54000 miles / 10 years , and tension checked/adjusted at EVERY service .
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So working on the above service schedules you will have a service including aux belt at 3 years then 5 years and so on and on.The dealers are certainly getting their money off you.
Surely every 3rd service (so notionally every 54k miles)?
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at end of day aus belt is cheaper to replace than cylinder head
my advice would be have belt changed at 3rd year svc ,but its entirely up too you

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I am a little puzzled by the talk of expensive damage being caused if the aux belt breaks, on other vehicles you would lose power steering, battery charging, air conditioning and possibly the water pump, but none of these would instantly cause damage. What is it that the aux belt drives on the Volvo that causes such expensive repairs to be needed (unless you carried on driving despite the myriad of warning lights and no power steering until it overheats)?
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I am a little puzzled by the talk of expensive damage being caused if the aux belt breaks, on other vehicles you would lose power steering, battery charging, air conditioning and possibly the water pump, but none of these would instantly cause damage. What is it that the aux belt drives on the Volvo that causes such expensive repairs to be needed (unless you carried on driving despite the myriad of warning lights and no power steering until it overheats)?
It is likely to get dragged into the lower crankshaft pulley area and get tangled in the cambelt . There is massive force going on when this happens and in some cases can rip the cambelt tensioner out of the block and damage the cylinder block
In my experience there is a 20% chance of getting away with it !. but following the revised service recommendations 5 years ago will ensure it's ok .
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Can some one attach 3 rd year device scheduled
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Can some one attach 3 rd year device scheduled
There are no paper service sheets anymore since around 2015 , they are generated in VIDA from the cars details when the booking is finalised .
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 11:07   #19
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If you go through the service booking proceedure at the link below it gives you a list of service items included for your car. Very useful for getting anidea of pricing before you go ahead with anything.

https://www.volvocars.com/uk/own/mai...ntenance/book/
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It is likely to get dragged into the lower crankshaft pulley area and get tangled in the cambelt .
Ah I can see that would be bad, other vehicles I have had experience of tended to have a fairly secure cover over the timing belt to stop anything getting caught in it.
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