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1996-2004 S40 & V40 Buyer's guide - What to look out for?

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Old Nov 28th, 2012, 15:38   #11
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hi iv had my v40 1.6 for about 10 days now and im new to volvos when my car is running its always got alot of steam coming from the exhaust what is that ??
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Try posting in the main section http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=17 and you will get more replies

Could it be because of the cold weather we are experiencing at the moment?
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Great Post. But for the uninitiated in acronyms, what is a PCV please?
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hi iv had my v40 1.6 for about 10 days now and im new to volvos when my car is running its always got alot of steam coming from the exhaust what is that ??
I think it is like the vapour trails on high flying jet aircraft, hot exhaust gases hitting the cold atmosphere, my '98 V40T does the same and I have had mine for 9 yrs.
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Great Post. But for the uninitiated in acronyms, what is a PCV please?
PCV - Positive Crankcase Ventilation
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burn mp3 with windows media player it will convert them to wav. file that the stock CD plays
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I bought a v40 on a 51 plate. I had it 2 weeks when the engine light came on and I limped home. Code of P1221 was displayed on the obdII reader. After purchasing a second hand throttle body and fitting it myself (yes I made sure it was the exact same part number on the replacement as it was on the old one). I fired it up and it shot up to 2000 rpm. Over the course of the following 2 weeks it did settle down to 645rpm. Also the near side rear wheel bearing needs replacing as do both outer cv joints. However since I bought the car the engine has never seemed to have any oomph at pull off. I put my foot down and it seems to be holding back. Also, the brake pedal vibrates when i put pressure on it anyone know why this may be happening? I paid 900 for the car, have I bought a lemon??? Anyone have any idea as to the reason behind the lack of oomph?

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They don`t work either in my SC805 that was using Nero to compile a CD.

I did read that it is something to do with ....codecs!!!! whatever but apparently just plain Windows player will work to make your own CD but i haven`t tried it.

That is why i did the hack to play anything from my iPod or phone etc.
In Nero v6.6.0.12 (ie the last version of Nero before it got really bloated) you can drag and drop MP3 files and it converts them to standard CD audio format for you. Using 'Nero burning rom' and not 'Nero start smart', open Nero, select 'new' and 'audio CD'. Drag & drop MP3 files from explorer (not The nero window as some version crashed when doing this). Then burn it it to a standard one_time_write CDR (not a made_for_audio CD).
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What does the C stand for in CDI if DI is Direct Injection in my petrol 2.0 S40
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I'm pretty sure it's more of a 'CD-i', not sure what CD means though, probably gets lost in translation. I think there were three trim levels for the Phase 1 cars - XS (standard), SE (executive) and CD (luxury). Yours is a CDi - Luxury trim with injection engine. I would like to know what the CD stands for too though.
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