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Main dealer cambelt change and major service cost

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Old May 13th, 2022, 23:02   #41
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I use Quinton Hazell and couldn't see any difference between the original Volvo branded pump and the QH replacement. The same applied to the belt, tensioner and idler. The waterpump looked like it came out of the same factory.


Many parts on the V60 are Ford branded.
I have decades more experience than you and seen it all before .
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Many parts on the V60 are Ford branded.
Some suspension and minor electrical and the odd cap but not engine parts...
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Old May 15th, 2022, 00:28   #43
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I bought a Ford Focus diesel fuel tunnel for adding some Miller's cetane booster / cleaner the other week. The same site was selling the (exact, same) V60 part for 40% more which I did chuckle at.

Works beautifully by the way on opening the fuel neck securing plate thing !
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You highly underestimate Volvos engineering and parts quality ... Its not a "normal" car .. thats why you bought one right? Obviously a water pump failure is an engine wrecker so that is why they chose the very best components available on it .
I have been working on volvos professionally since before these water pumps were introduced in 1990 in the 960 , I have not heard of or seen one water pump failure irrespective of mileage .. These pumps continue on the current engines . The only water pumps I change are those non volvo ones which some back street garage fitted previously whilst throwing the perfectly good high quality volvo pump in the bin ! The non volvo pumps have a very short life span just like a "normal" car ....
Would the water pump not show signs before failing outright and wrecking the engine?

Maybe leak from the shaft seal or start whining from the bearings?

I'd hope it wouldn't be an engine wrecking scenario like a snapped belt.

As it happens I'm looking to change to an auto D5 but if I end up keeping the car for more than a year I'll consider getting the cambelt and water pump done again with genuine Volvo parts for peace of mind. I just thought that Gates were a well respected manufacturer of OEM quality parts so hadn't paid it much attention until you gave me something to worry about.
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Old May 15th, 2022, 19:14   #45
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Ok not strictly service related, but on Monday gone I had to call for recovery from work as my right rear caliper parking brake wouldn't release. Recovery guy took off the motor, wound the caliper back and sent me on my way. Got a quote from Waylands In Bristol (where I work) for part only at 270.60 for exchange!!!!!!!

It's a TRW caliper, so I got one from carparts4less for 96 exchange. The irony is, the Volvo stamp is still visible where they've ground it back!. Fitted and bled in less than an hour on the driveway.
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Ok not strictly service related, but on Monday gone I had to call for recovery from work as my right rear caliper parking brake wouldn't release. Recovery guy took off the motor, wound the caliper back and sent me on my way. Got a quote from Waylands In Bristol (where I work) for part only at 270.60 for exchange!!!!!!!

It's a TRW caliper, so I got one from carparts4less for 96 exchange. The irony is, the Volvo stamp is still visible where they've ground it back!. Fitted and bled in less than an hour on the driveway.
Yeah that's what I thought too - that the like s of Gates and others made water pumps and other components for various Manufacturers and sold excess stock with serial nos ground off. So the quality is the same as long as you select supplier carefully.
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