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Old Sep 12th, 2018, 09:52   #1551
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Heard a scraping noise from rear right so touched the wheel to feel it was rather hot! Pulled it all apart and found the pads were completely eaten and piston very stiff in the caliper.

So new pads and discs on the back end and new caliper slapped on top. Along with new pins of course

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Old Sep 12th, 2018, 20:37   #1552
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Plugged a 20 obd reader in, used a 30 android app, programmed the BMW for all the hidden options and tweaks to my hearts content.
No more super expensive add-ons to get mirrors to fold when you lock the car, not really missing the Volvo right now

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Old Sep 15th, 2018, 20:27   #1553
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Just added a swimming pool to my car.. well, maybe not deep water
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Interesting that so much water could leak in from a failed speaker seal. I wonder, did you also check the drain holes in the bottom of the door?

As you've noted, the window "seals" are never going to provide a perfect solution & the inside of the door is designed to tolerate water ingress and direct it to the bottom of the door shell from where it's meant to drain, hence the membrane layer between the door shell and door card to keep moisture away from the fibre board of the door card.

With that much water (unless the weather has been really serious) I'd expect to find the drain holes at least partially blocked.
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I have tested the front and rear drain holes with a water hose indeed, clear and nicely working

But you are correct about the amount of water - the foam under the carpet started to stink which is what caught my attention in the first place. The water was accumulating there for many weeks for sure, plus we had some heavy rains this season. I also had a rubber winter mat there which hid all the water underneath while staying perfectly dry on top of the carpets. Trouble with this is we almost never are aware there is water accumulating under that carpet for some reason. I bet if all Volvo owners lifted the front carpets, at least one third of them will find the area soaked.
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