Volvo S40 2002 ~~must Sell~~ No Reserve ~~ Needs Work, But Is My Daily Driver on 2040-cars
Springville, Alabama, United States
Volvo s40 2002 ~~~~~ New Lower Price~~~~~Must Sell
This car is dependable and gets great gas mileage, BUT with issues.
It's currently my daily driver (70miles round-trip/5 days week). I get 30mpg.
I do not have the time to troubleshoot and fix it. The codes are listed below.
It has a clear title.
The only real issue is an idling issue with the car related to the modules. This causes low idling and sluggish acceleration. (You have to hold your foot on the gas pedal or it quits). I have replaced 2 modules with limited successes, the Idle speed control valve and the boost sensor. I have fairly new tires on the car. It needs minor body work on the driver side rear quarter panel and new paint all over - the hood is primed, but not painted.
The car has 212,000 miles. I had the engine rebuilt that has about 90,000 miles on it. If I had time to fix it, I would keep it. The car still has a few good years left. I've had 2 mechanics tell me 2 different things: bad throttle body and bad turbo.
It has been wrecked:
1. Someone backed into me in a parking deck. Minor - front passenger side quarter panel *see photo
2. The driver side has paint damage and rear quarter panel as a result of hitting a guard rail on an interstate on-ramp (minor). *see photo
3. The other wreck was when I purchased it wrecked and fixed it. The front and rear had been hit. The air bag did NOT deploy. I replaced the hood, one front light and radiator as a result and in the rear I replaced one taillight.)
P0236 (turbo circuit low)
P0508 (idle control sensor)
P0445 (evaporative purge valve)
P0031, P0037 Oxygen sensors
I've been told that these codes are all connected and are the cause of the low idle and sluggish acceleration.
I replaced the P2401 Boost Sensor.
The P0245 (turbo waste gate) was checked & is working
sold "as is" no warranty expressed or implied.
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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:33:00 EST
When Volvo lifted the veil on the new XC90 a little over a month ago, it announced that all versions would be powered by one engine design: a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder to be offered in various states of tune. That would range, Volvo said, all the way up to a high-output version with "around 400 horsepower," but while it wouldn't specify exact output, now it has.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:58:00 EST
The new High Performance Drive-E Powertrain incorporates two parallel turbochargers fed by a third electric turbo-compressor. Instead of feeding the cylinders directly, that third unit spools up the twin turbochargers, working together with a dual fuel pump pressurized to 250 bar.
The result is an output of 450 horsepower - far more than the existing 320-hp version and even more than expected. That also works out to 225 hp/liter, far more than the 177 hp/liter boasted by Mercedes-AMG's high-output turbo four and the 139 hp/liter in the Alfa Romeo 4C. Short of a rotary engine (whose actual displacement is the subject of great debate), you'd have to go up to something like the Koenigsegg One:1 (268 hp/liter) to find a higher specific output than what Volvo's boasting here.
Chris Harris took to a snowy stretch of tarmac to get a fingertips-on-the-wheel feel of the Volvo S60 Polestar concept. Harris says the turbocharged sedan with 508 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque - and a manual transmission - is "a study to see if Volvo can get back into the fast-car market." The Polestar S60 concept, one of which was already purchased for $300,000 by a private buyer, is still making the publicity rounds because even Volvo's Chinese owners realize that, as Harris says, "Volvo sold more cars because it made fast cars" like the old 850 T5 Wagon that stormed the British Touring Car Championship in the 1990s.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:45:00 EST
For reference, Harris compares the blue wonder to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and its 487 hp and 442 lb-ft. The question is, were Volvo to get the price of a production version of the S60 Polestar to climb way down from its 200,000-pound sticker, could it be worthy competition to the established giants?
You can watch Harris divine the answer via a lot of drifting through the snow and a drag race in the video below.
As fuel prices rise and greenhouse gases poke holes in the ozone, big, gas-guzzling sports utility vehicles are becoming less popular as smaller, cleaner vehicles, such as crossovers, gain market share. Volvo is late to the small crossover party, though it wants to build the XC40 crossover to compete with the Land Rover Evoque. The only problem with that, Autocar reports, is that a suitable (read: small enough) platform for it is up to five years away, despite a hopeful photos of it in testing guise.
Volvo is currently developing a new platform, called SPA (Scaleable Platform Architecture), to underpin its next-generation of vehicles, such as the 2014 XC60 pictured above and the S60 sedan, which is likely the smallest vehicle that would be able to use the new platform. Furthermore, there doesn't seem to be a quick fix for the gaping hole in Volvo's lineup, and Geely, the Chinese budget car manufacturer that owns Volvo, is reportedly preparing to launch a mid-market brand that may or may not be sold outside of China.
Can't Swedish car manufacturers catch a break?