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Old Apr 8th, 2021, 14:43   #41
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Next will be glow plug relay and its under front bumper, Ford tdci is using same relay, new at the dealer is a lot of money. The plugs in 1.6 are hard to remove and there is a chance of breaking as is torque only 7nm.
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Next will be glow plug relay and its under front bumper, Ford tdci is using same relay, new at the dealer is a lot of money. The plugs in 1.6 are hard to remove and there is a chance of breaking as is torque only 7nm.
I thought the glow relay was in the ECM behind the nearside wheel arch. Im sure thate what Vida said. I'll have to check again.
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You may have to scratch the surface to get a good earth on the engine

I would clean up the engine earth while you're in there just as a matter of course
Do you know what I didn't even look for an engine block earth lol, is there a specific earth? I just held the prob on the engine block randomly because I thought the whole thing, like the vehicle body could ve used as earth cant it?

I think I got good readings anyway as the numbers were in range. When I wasnt in the correct position I got readings of nothing or sky high lol. So when I thought I had them positioned correctly I got 0.7-1.2 ohms, looks about right I think.
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Ive got quite a bit of oil leaking out from the filter by the looks of it, no notifications on dash though.

Can anyone tell me what that little thing is in the photo, looks like some kind of sensor?
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Old Apr 8th, 2021, 17:52   #45
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Do you know what I didn't even look for an engine block earth lol, is there a specific earth? I just held the prob on the engine block randomly because I thought the whole thing, like the vehicle body could ve used as earth cant it?

I think I got good readings anyway as the numbers were in range. When I wasnt in the correct position I got readings of nothing or sky high lol. So when I thought I had them positioned correctly I got 0.7-1.2 ohms, looks about right I think.
As someone else mentioned, you often need to scratch the head or block with your probe to get a good earth - hence the fact they are pointy!

Did you check the resistance of your leads? Touch the probes together and see what you get, it looks like you may have tow S/Cct plugs.



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Ive got quite a bit of oil leaking out from the filter by the looks of it, no notifications on dash though.

Can anyone tell me what that little thing is in the photo, looks like some kind of sensor?
Your car won't tell you about oil leaks, it expects either the guy in the service bay at your local Volvo main stealer to notice and tell you or for you to inspect and rectify.
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Do you know what I didn't even look for an engine block earth lol, is there a specific earth? I just held the prob on the engine block randomly because I thought the whole thing, like the vehicle body could ve used as earth cant it?

I think I got good readings anyway as the numbers were in range. When I wasnt in the correct position I got readings of nothing or sky high lol. So when I thought I had them positioned correctly I got 0.7-1.2 ohms, looks about right I think.
The earth is located on the gearbox to the front just below the airbox area

I was having some issues and the earth wasn't great so I removed it and cleaned it up and attached it to one of the starter motor bolts
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As someone else mentioned, you often need to scratch the head or block with your probe to get a good earth - hence the fact they are pointy!

Did you check the resistance of your leads? Touch the probes together and see what you get, it looks like you may have tow S/Cct plugs.

Your car won't tell you about oil leaks, it expects either the guy in the service bay at your local Volvo main stealer to notice and tell you or for you to inspect and rectify.

Ye I touched the leads together and got 0.05 ohms.

I'll get onto the oil filter asap, and I assume an oil change would be in order at the same time?
Is an oil change going to be difficult at home without safely raising the car? I had a corsa a few years ago before this c30 and it was easy to do an oil change/service because everything was accessible. Under this c30 there is a plastic cover under the engine that I imagine is going to be quitedifficult to release with the car on the ground. Unless I jack it up one side at a time.... living on the edge lol.

I cant get to the ECM/ECU until some new wheel nuts arrive before taking the wheel off to access it in the wheel arch, as I damaged the nuts on that wheel last time over tightening them. I'll come back to that next week.

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Ye I touched the leads together and got 0.05 ohms.

I'll get onto the oil filter asap, and I assume an oil change would be in order at the same time?
Is an oil change going to be difficult at home without safely raising the car? I had a corsa a few years ago before this c30 and it was easy to do an oil change/service because everything was accessible. Under this c30 there is a plastic cover under the engine that I imagine is going to be quitedifficult to release with the car on the ground. Unless I jack it up one side at a time.... living on the edge lol.

I cant get to the ECM/ECU until some new wheel nuts arrive before taking the wheel off to access it in the wheel arch, as I damaged the nuts on that wheel last time over tightening them. I'll come back to that next week.

Thanks
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25
https://www.halfords.com/tools/garag...ds-657131.html

30
https://www.halfords.com/tools/garag...ds-657149.html

yes its still "lift one side, fit axel stand, lift the other fit axle stand"

Please do Not rely on JUST the jack to hold the car up in the air if you are going under it/taking a wheel off
sadly jacks can and do fail
25-30 for removing the risk of the jack slipping/failing and you being the thing it lands on = Worth it ,,,



Please stick a brick/block/wedge under the Rear wheels when lifting the Front,, and front wheels if lifting the back,,
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Ye I touched the leads together and got 0.05 ohms.

I'll get onto the oil filter asap, and I assume an oil change would be in order at the same time?
Is an oil change going to be difficult at home without safely raising the car? I had a corsa a few years ago before this c30 and it was easy to do an oil change/service because everything was accessible. Under this c30 there is a plastic cover under the engine that I imagine is going to be quitedifficult to release with the car on the ground. Unless I jack it up one side at a time.... living on the edge lol.

I cant get to the ECM/ECU until some new wheel nuts arrive before taking the wheel off to access it in the wheel arch, as I damaged the nuts on that wheel last time over tightening them. I'll come back to that next week.

Thanks
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Alternative to the axle stands :

https://www.aimtools.co.uk/products/...0f4ba41f&_ss=r

They work well and don't skid like metal ones. Don't forget a new sump plug washer when changing the oil.

As for your leads, 0.05 Ohms seems low to me but if that's what they showed then your plugs are 0.15 and 0.45 Ohms, might pay to check they are all the same plugs and the correct ones for your car. A small mirror and a torch would help to read the part numbers and make sure they are the same, usually the last 3 digits only changes so be careful of just reading the first few digits and assuming they're the same. Some don't follow this pattern, particularly more recnt Bosch parts that often start "0986" regardless of product group.
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