Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > S40 / V50 '04-'12 / C70 '06> / C30 '07-'12 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

S40 / V50 '04-'12 / C70 '06> / C30 '07-'12 General Forum for the S40 / V50 '04> / C70 '06> /C30 '07> models.

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

C30 - Servicing - West Yorkshire

Views : 419

Replies : 7

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jun 11th, 2019, 08:49   #1
benk103
New Member
 

Last Online: Today 00:07
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Halifax
Default C30 - Servicing - West Yorkshire

Hi all,

I have a 2011 C30 R-Design D2. Just ticking round to 68,000 miles so I was thinking about servicing (the dealer I bought it from did a service on it before I bought it around 8,000 miles ago).

Does anyone have any garages they've used in West Yorkshire (as close to Halifax as possible) who they'd recommend? Would it be advisable to use a Volvo specialist? And is there anything I should expect in terms of big bills at this age (car seems to run fine, never had any issues or warning lights etc).

In the past I've either had a car on a PCP with a service plan, or something so old I've just taken it to a local independent who works on anything!

Thanks in advance
benk103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11th, 2019, 20:13   #2
blacklab
Senior Member
 

Last Online: Oct 3rd, 2019 19:23
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Swansea
Default

Just make sure whoever you take it to knows what they are doing and are not head scratchers especially if you intend to keep the car for a long time.
It’s always worth getting a price from a dealer as they can sometimes be similar to an Indi and offer a discount for the older cars which brings it down to similar rates with an Indi.
Good luck finding somewhere.
blacklab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 8th, 2019, 16:33   #3
snowden
New Member
 

Last Online: Oct 1st, 2019 22:08
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Bradford
Default

I took mine to Rawse Motor Technicians in Bradford who seemed to do a good enough job of the engine swap in mine. Initially buggered it up but owned up to their mistake and got it picked up, and fixed on the same day.
snowden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12th, 2019, 14:29   #4
Petey80
Premier Member
 
Petey80's Avatar
 

Last Online: Oct 15th, 2019 16:33
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North East, Teesside
Default

I have the same engine in my V50 and do as much work as I can myself.

Servicing is really easy to do if you're handy with the spanners and I have a number of How To.. guides to help if you want them?

Saves quite a lot of cash doing it yourself as well.

Oil and filter - £30 or so
Fuel Filter - £30 or so
Air Filter - upgrade to a foam filter so can just be cleaned at every service rather than replaced. £30-£50 initial purchase.
Pollen filter - £15 or so

If you have no choice but to take it to a garage I would advise a Volvo specialist so they can reset the oil quality counter when the oil is changed amongst other things.
__________________
2010 Volvo V50 1.6 D2 R-Design



Progress Thread - https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=264890
Petey80 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Petey80 For This Useful Post:
Old Jul 14th, 2019, 21:22   #5
onyourbikenate
Junior Member
 
onyourbikenate's Avatar
 

Last Online: Oct 15th, 2019 12:53
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Leeds
Default

I've been using Craig Rawse in Bradford and never had any problems, guy seems genuine never gave me any reason for concern, only problem is having to go to bradford.
onyourbikenate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16th, 2019, 18:34   #6
benk103
New Member
 

Last Online: Today 00:07
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Halifax
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petey80 View Post
I have the same engine in my V50 and do as much work as I can myself.

Servicing is really easy to do if you're handy with the spanners and I have a number of How To.. guides to help if you want them?

Saves quite a lot of cash doing it yourself as well.

Oil and filter - £30 or so
Fuel Filter - £30 or so
Air Filter - upgrade to a foam filter so can just be cleaned at every service rather than replaced. £30-£50 initial purchase.
Pollen filter - £15 or so

If you have no choice but to take it to a garage I would advise a Volvo specialist so they can reset the oil quality counter when the oil is changed amongst other things.
Thanks Petey - definitely not something I'd tackle myself (changing my dipped beam bulbs on each side is about my limit!)

I've booked it into Craig Rawse next week. Actually took it in a few weeks ago as I thought I had a water leak but all OK. They gave it a quick look over and said there's some cracking in the auxiliary belt so I'll get that done at the same time.

There's a bit of a whining noise too which seems to have got worse in the last week or so but I can't tell where it's coming from. Hopefully they'll be able to sort it and it won't be too expensive!
benk103 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to benk103 For This Useful Post:
Old Oct 4th, 2019, 13:39   #7
superhifi
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Today 12:29
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Hertfordshire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petey80 View Post
If you have no choice but to take it to a garage I would advise a Volvo specialist so they can reset the oil quality counter when the oil is changed amongst other things.
Never heard of this before, and I service my C30 myself. What is this counter used for? Is this something that can be reset through VIDA?

Thanks
superhifi is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to superhifi For This Useful Post:
Old Oct 4th, 2019, 15:16   #8
Petey80
Premier Member
 
Petey80's Avatar
 

Last Online: Oct 15th, 2019 16:33
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North East, Teesside
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by superhifi View Post
Never heard of this before, and I service my C30 myself. What is this counter used for? Is this something that can be reset through VIDA?

Thanks
Neither had I until I was having a look round Vida and found it.

Not sure what the counter is specifically for other than to tell the system fresh oil has been put in.

Here's a picture;

__________________
2010 Volvo V50 1.6 D2 R-Design



Progress Thread - https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=264890
Petey80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:33.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.