This lovely Volvo C70 convertible came into our workshop to get a major service completed. The service was carried out according to the manufacturer’s specifications and log book schedule. This service includes replacing the engine oil and filter, air filter, cabin filter and brake fluid system flush fill and bleed.
Whilst also in our workshop, the vehicle required a replacement water pump and a new timing belt kit as due on the kilometres and time basis.
The replacement of the timing belt kit included: the timing belt, tensioner, idler pulley and oil seals. Over time the tensioners, pulleys and idlers can wear out causing noise so are replaced at this time. A failure of 1 of these items to save money short term can cost a lot more long term. By replacing the kit and water pump at this time, we flush fill and bleed the cooling system at this time also.
Once reassembled, a final road test is carried out and then a final inspection of the engine before preparing the vehicle for client collection.
Awhile back we had a Volvo XC90 in our workshop for a number of repairs including an engine swap and minor service.
For the vehicle upon diagnosis, it seemed like oil was not put in the car where it was last serviced. As a result of this the car slowed down and almost seized.
We performed a compression test on the spark plugs and changed the torn breather hose. It was found that cylinder 3 was failing compression. We then reset the adaption values and diagnosed the surging issues. After that we tested the engine with a vacuum gauge and found the surge at idle was caused by the low compression in cylinder 3.
We swapped the engine of the XC90 which included a transmission service, flush, fill and bleeding the cooling and brake systems. The radiator was blocked and full of oil sludge which we removed for extensive cleaning. We also replaced the left rear tail light assembly as required. After this we performed a minor A type service on the Volvo XC90.
RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Volvo models (see our Volvo Performance work here) including Volvo XC90. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Volvo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Volvo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Volvo maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.
This week a Volvo XC90 came into our workshop at RamSpeed for a scheduled major service. We performed a service B on the vehicle whilst replacing the air, oil and pollution filter. The Volvo XC90 brake fluid was replaced with the additional top up of engine oil.
At RamSpeed we have all the necessary equipment and expertise to meet your needs, call us today to make a service booking or enquire about any repairs required on your European vehicle. We also offer various performance upgrades and accessories for the Volvo XC90 from aerodynamic body kits and wheels to performance exhaust systems.
This week a Volvo XC70 came into our workshop for a repair. We performed a repair by replacing an air conditioning compressor and condenser as it was required on the vehicle. The cooling system was filled and bled, resulting in the air conditioning system being regassed. An engine belt and air conditioning belt was also used in this process.
At RamSpeed we have all the necessary equipment and expertise to meet your needs, call us today to make a service booking or enquire about any repairs required on your European vehicle. We also offer various performance upgrades and accessories for the Volvo XC70 from aerodynamic body kits and wheels to performance exhaust systems.
This time another Volv XC90 in for a comprehensive service as wellas replacement of brake discs, pads and Sensors.
With the workshop full, a simple brake change is swiftly performed on the floor. Original Volvo parts used and brake fluid flushed as paert of the major service on this Volvo XC 90
New brake discs about to be installed together with new pads.
Our qualified techicians love Volvo’s. Great solid cars and relatively inexpensive to maintain.