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Old Aug 2nd, 2022, 17:42   #51
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Indeed, the 2.9T6 with the GM400 box is best avoided... I don't think there's too many left now.

The 3.2 N/A engine will likely be more reliable than the 2.5T as turbochargers need control systems, vacuum valves etc. which are often the first things to give trouble on an older car. None of that on the 3.2
So N/A in general is always more reliable ? Compared to my current 500 Nm I hope the 320 Nm torque would not be too bad or I would still need to opt for the D5 200 ..... That Californian 3.2 has done 154 K in miles so should not be too bad

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Such a shame as I thought it would be a straight swap of headunits and that would be it, simple as I am ...... Have you heard of anyone who has undertaken that challenge ? Might try and ask some Xenon specialists in Germany and Netherlands too, I think LED dipped beams are still illegal in both UK and Europe
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Such a shame as I thought it would be a straight swap of headunits and that would be it, simple as I am ...... Have you heard of anyone who has undertaken that challenge ? Might try and ask some Xenon specialists in Germany and Netherlands too, I think LED dipped beams are still illegal in both UK and Europe
There have been some attempts in the past ... have a search on the forums.
Re specialists ... don't forget that Volvo software can only come from Volvo dealers and specialist indies with download subscriptions to Volvo.
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So N/A in general is always more reliable ? Compared to my current 500 Nm I hope the 320 Nm torque would not be too bad or I would still need to opt for the D5 200 ..... That Californian 3.2 has done 154 K in miles so should not be too bad
Don't forget that although the petrol cars have lower torque figures than the diesel versions, the gearing is different (final drive) so the torque at the wheels will be higher per Nm at the flywheel.

A good example is the V8 XC90 has only 10% more flywheel torque than a D5 of the same year.... but it buries it off the block - 0-60 in the region of 30% less.
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I think LED dipped beams are still illegal in both UK and Europe
No, plenty of brand new cars have 100% LED lighting these days

But the headlight and projector / reflector lens system must be designed and certified for LEDs.

Many (smart) countries forbid fitting of LED units into headlamp assemblies designed for halogen or HID lamps. For obvious reasons.
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No, plenty of brand new cars have 100% LED lighting these days

But the headlight and projector / reflector lens system must be designed and certified for LEDs.

Many (smart) countries forbid fitting of LED units into headlamp assemblies designed for halogen or HID lamps. For obvious reasons.
@SwissXC90: you are totally right and that is what I should have mentioned: retrofitted LED dipped beams in halogen or HID units. What an advantage it would be to have the possibility to upgrade halogen units to HID or LED beams, if conforming to the technical inspections.

Totally different question to you: what is the length of the MfK actually ? Is it 3 years from the day taken ? I was told it is even more thorough than the HU/AU in Germany ? Looking at CarForYou from time to time and tempted by some of the offers :-)
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