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Why the 1.6 D2 hatred?

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Old May 17th, 2018, 20:38   #1
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Out of curiosity really. I own a v70 d5 but work in a Ford dealerships in the service department and I see tons of these engines on a daily basis.

What makes them such an issue to Volvo owners or is there issues caused due to installation? Every so often a turbo can fail if poor quality oil is used due to crystalisation and the odd injector can go at higher miles, but what diesel doesn't have injector faults?

It's been said previously that sheer weight of numbers can make it seem more unreliable, but in the Ford range it was in 11 or 12 Ford cars and vans sold in 10s of thousands, there will be more faults.

I'm not defending it in anyway, just trying to gauge opinion
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working in a Volvo specialists, I can't say they are unreliable, not the newer versions anyway they seem as robust as long as they are looked after just like most engines?

we've got customers with well over 200k on the 1.6's
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working in a Volvo specialists, I can't say they are unreliable, not the newer versions anyway they seem as robust as long as they are looked after just like most engines?

we've got customers with well over 200k on the 1.6's
Did any of the earlier volvos have the wet DPF which Ford used up to 2010?
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Did any of the earlier volvos have the wet DPF which Ford used up to 2010?
the early ones had the additive system the newer the dry system like in the 5 pot engines, at least I think its the same kind of system....

the ones badged a as a D2 I believe all use a dry DPF system?

Honestly we have both dry and wet dpf 1.6's that have surpassed 200k
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There are a couple of issues I think, none of which are related to the robustness on the engine itself:

- it’s the most economical engine of the range so often bought by customers looking to minimise their motoring spend, hence these people are more likely to spend less on maintenance. Whilst the engine is not fragile, missed oil changes or lower spec oil can caused problems later in its life.

- again whilst it is not an inherently unreliable engine, it’s not a match for Volvo’s own lumps so relatively may look less reliable
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