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How to Complete a Volvo Drive Cycle

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Drive Cycle

1. Start the engine and accelerate to approximately 1500-2000 rpm. 2. Drive for 6 minutes at 1500-2000 rpm. 3. Stop the vehicle and remain at idle in drive for 70 seconds. 4. Accelerate to at least 45mph and drive for 5 minutes at 1800-2200 rpm. 5. Stop the vehicle and remain at idle in drive for 60 seconds. 6. Accelerate to at least 45 mph and drive for 4 minutes at 1800-2200 rpm. 7. Stop the vehicle and remain at idle in drive for 60 seconds. 8. Park the vehicle and turn off the engine.

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Volvo Drive Cycle

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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2 Comments

Through disconnect /reconnect of battery the same pattern repeated after 6-8min of driving.. All dashboard out but radio fine. Turn of engine, all functions return 3xs and then the check engine light remains lit. Is this the Ecuador, ABS wiring, a system reset or something else???

I have bought a 2004 Volvo s80 & when I Had to change the battery at emissions place. I started 3xs and had running with no issues. After their diagnosis scan, I restarted 2xs. On the 2ND, electric power out and had to unlock manually. When left,within 3min Engine light on, break failure on and all electronic functions are out???? Stop & restart systems on then out again.

I replaced battery in a 2001 s80 2xs in past 6 yrs and I never experienced this issue.

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