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Old Apr 20th, 2012, 15:45   #21
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A truly horrible job , you should get the modified hand wing nut from the dealer before starting , ( PN 30780788 ) as there is a volvo mod to throw away the 3 small self tapping screws and just use the hand wing nut screw in the centre hole as per current models , it makes life easier next time, that is how volvo got the fitting down from the original 54 minutes ( removing glove box ) to 42 mins then to the current time of 18 minutes I would advise taking all the plugs out and removing the CEM completely AFTER disconnecting the battery .Less of a struggle ..
Anyone wants a new genuine charcoal pollen filter at a reasonable price for S40 V50 C30 C70 PM me, i bought a few .
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A truly horrible job , you should get the modified hand wing nut from the dealer before starting , ( PN 30780788 ) as there is a volvo mod to throw away the 3 small self tapping screws and just use the hand wing nut screw in the centre hole as per current models , it makes life easier next time, that is how volvo got the fitting down from the original 54 minutes ( removing glove box ) to 42 mins then to the current time of 18 minutes I would advise taking all the plugs out and removing the CEM completely AFTER disconnecting the battery .Less of a struggle ..
Anyone wants a new genuine charcoal pollen filter at a reasonable price for S40 V50 C30 C70 PM me, i bought a few .
it had the wing nut lucky Seen a how-to to remove the glove-box, looks like another bugger of a job. Sometimes wonder if I should of just kept my S40 T4 - there glove box is just 2 screws and the whole thing drops out
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How current is 'current' - i.e. which year did the change occur ?
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It sounds to me as though the pollen filter was an afterthought when the design process was near its completion. It seems insane that something that is supposedly done every service is so awkward and time consuming, and no doubt the cost is passed on to the customers, whereas if it had been thought out better the charges for every single annual service could have been reduced.
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about 2007
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It sounds to me as though the pollen filter was an afterthought when the design process was near its completion. It seems insane that something that is supposedly done every service is so awkward and time consuming, and no doubt the cost is passed on to the customers, whereas if it had been thought out better the charges for every single annual service could have been reduced.
you are probably right but this is a directly inherited ford problem .( like most volvo problems today)
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Good show ! Late 2008 ought to be one of the easier (or less hard anyway) models to work on.

Will perhaps have a go at it next month.

Meanwhile, I'd still appreciate knowing if dimensions of the Volvo pollen filter do match my spare Ford ones.
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Old Oct 16th, 2012, 10:47   #28
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Huge thanks for this thread. There is no way I would have found the filter without it - let alone changed it!

I was surprised how little the fuse holder drops, but it doesn't need to as much as I thought - just enough to get the bracket out above the fusebox.

The cover for the filter needs to be pulled outwards by placing a finger just to the left of where the screw came out. Mine is a late 2008 and just had one winged screw.

Thumbs up for Mill garage of Stockton. That was where the previous service had been done, and I'm sure it had been replaced when last serviced.
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Old Dec 21st, 2012, 11:19   #29
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That is why I did it because I couldn't find one, well, I did find one and went off on a huge mission mistakenly following a LEFT HAND DRIVE guide and even got the cover plate off of the Heater Matrix! a FAR worse job than the pollen filter but all in vein.

I hate to say this but I can't help thinking some garages would skip this job if they could get away with it.
It dose look a mission just for a cabin filter....?
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After nearly 6 years of being a volvo tech i can do it in under 5mins.
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