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      Junior Member brycejleung8221's Avatar
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      Oil Trap Problem? Recall? 2008 Volvo S40

      Storytime:
      Noise from engine, heard it in a parking structure. 2 days later Engine Lights came on. Brought it to a mechanic, diagnosed as oil trap problem.
      Jumped on Swedespeed, learned about Extended Warranty 205, called the dealership, he asked me for my VIN and said, "No recalls are under your vehicle's VIN." Now what? Should i just fork out $500 for the problem, and deal with it with corporate?

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      Actual letter. You can always call Volvo NA with your concerns.
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      thank you very much!

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      If you are handy, you can DIY. I did mine in about 45 minutes. There is one bolt that is a pain to get to.

      https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...0-v50-l5pcvkit
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      I sent a letter to Volvo and this is what they responded

      Good morning, Bryce

      Thank you for your patience. I have researched your inquiry for VIN- YV1MS390X82382693 and confirmed your vehicle engine is B5244S7. The S40 vehicles eligible for the PCV oil trap extended warranty 205 were for engine codes B5244S4, B5254T3 and B5254T7 for model year vehicles 2004-2008 with chassis range 000295 – 377851.

      There was also a recall 202 for the PCV oil trap for S40 vehicles with the engine B5244S7 for model year vehicles 2005-2008 with the chassis range 045000-377851.

      Unfortunately you vehicle was not eligible for either campaign. I hope this information is helpful.

      Best Regards,
      Kathy
      Volvo Customer Care

      And then i brought my volvo to volvo of autonation in irvine and they quoted me $800!!!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by AutoGeek View Post
      If you are handy, you can DIY. I did mine in about 45 minutes. There is one bolt that is a pain to get to.

      https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...0-v50-l5pcvkit
      Im defintely gonna take a look at this. thanks

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      Volvo just quoted me $900 at the dealership to fix it..........What!

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      Hmm. They canned me for being a 2006 (limit is 10 years) built car even though I'm way under the 120,000 mile cutoff. Definitely don't have them do it if they won't cover it. I did mine including the hose (get the new pcv hose. OLD WILL FAIL) and cost me $260 from the dealer. I complained to Volvo North Merica and they gave me a 20% off parts rebate. Just mail the reciept. I learned from experience not to drive far with it leaking as my cam shaft pulley seals failed during this time. Hardest part of doing it yourself is the airbox/ECU. I'd buy a new intake/ECU mount just to free up the space.

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      Maybe we should consider these things a wear-out items because they all go at some time. I had to replace the one on my previous V50 twice in 190K miles. The P1's aren't too bad to replace. The earlier (Nedcar) S40/V40 are a real pain as you have to remove the intake manifold and they recommend replacing the coolant pipe while you are at it which is a real PITA.
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      Remember kids, Speed doesn't kill ... impact does!

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      I love Volvo so much but i hate it LOL

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