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D5 engines 163bhp unreliable ????

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Old Mar 29th, 2017, 20:48   #21
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Disaster!

Low screenwash.
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Old Mar 29th, 2017, 22:22   #22
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my two-pennorth.

1) *lots* of people buy Volvos because they think they can skimp on servicing them. This seems to be a state of mind in the richer parts of society, whereas DIY fixes are commonly found in the poorer parts. So lots of people here buy volvos cheap, after they have been subjected to ridiculous levels of neglect. What you are reading here are *fixes* for these situations.

2) In the last eleven days I've driven my D5 163 nearly 3,000 miles,climbed 4 alpine passes and sat in traffic from -7c up to +24c in 5 cities across 3 countries. If there was a reliability issue, I'd have found it. And my car is from 2001: we *think* it went at least 40,000 miles without a service, in the hands of some chump who liked the sound of his own opinions on cars and maintenance, much more than he liked silent tappets, working rear brakes, an airtight turbo intake system, working electrics. He must have taken it to Stevie Wonder's garage for the MOT...
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Disaster!

Low screenwash.
I had to open the Bonnet on the new D5 this morning as well. Again Low Screenwash, Jeez the bottle on the XC60 is huge 5l of readymixed stuff went in.

Googled my old 163 & she's still running about.
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Oh no I've got a warning light on the dash.... oops false alarm just need more fuel. Cd's need changing too as I'm bored of them all......
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Oh no I've got a warning light on the dash.... oops false alarm just need more fuel. Cd's need changing too as I'm bored of them all......
Yours uses fuel? Are you sure it's a 163?
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Yours uses fuel? Are you sure it's a 163?
Yes, but it is that time of the year again...
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Looking at the forum topics it would appear that the later 5 cylinder diesel engine in 163bhp form is no where near as reliable as the old 140bhp unit fitted prior to year 2000.

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One of the most reliable diesel engines around how one can draw the conclusion they are unreliable using your methodology strikes me as muppertry of the highest order

Most issues arise through poor maintenance practices.
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I would happily buy a D5 163 with 250k on it. In fact I might do that today.
I would NOT buy a Land Rover Td5 or Range Rover Td6 at the same mileage.
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your methodology strikes me as muppertry of the highest order

Might have to borrow that phrase for future use.
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your methodology strikes me as muppertry of the highest order

Might have to borrow that phrase for future use.
In this case the ignorance displayed was of such magnitude i had no alternative


If the OP wants to find a properly unreliable diesel engine look no further than the BMW N47 unit , They were horrendous, swirl flaps , timing chains ,turbos all failed with catatrosphic results at very modest mileages

Amazing a company that has consistently produced some fantastic engines could make such a hash of things

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