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by AndyG
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
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Re: $6500 for repairs?

I just ran a bottle of Cataclean with only 4 gallons in the tank and ran it hard on the interstate until empty. Monitored O2 sensors and cat afterwards. Sensors and cat temp are all within spec. Check engine light is off. Going to monitor for a week or two. Fingers crossed!
by AndyG
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
United States of America

Re: $6500 for repairs?

I drove it about 2 miles after engine vibration (just enough to get to the office), then had it towed. There was no rotten egg smell, or any other smell. Since the cheapest option is trying CataClean, i’m going to try that today. If that doesn’t work, I’ll move on to pulling the thermostat, trying d...
by AndyG
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
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Re: $6500 for repairs?

Is it possible that the faulty coil and incomplete spark would have sent fuel back into the catalyst?
by AndyG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
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Re: $6500 for repairs??

This is all so helpful. Thank you, everyone. I’ll keep you posted on my epic saga. Keep the suggestions coming. I’ll try everything.
by AndyG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
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Re: $6500 for repairs??

Just saw your message, Paul. I can try that too.
by AndyG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
United States of America

Re: $6500 for repairs??

Check engine light is back on and the same code (P0420 catalyst efficiency trouble) is coming up. I took it to a local shop and the mechanic says the new plugs/coils could be causing the catalyst to misinterpret the boosted power from new items, making the CEL come on. He suggested simply using a bo...
by AndyG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
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Re: $6500 for repairs??

That’s what I thought about the percentage figures too. I don’t know if the plugs were oily. The codes on Friday were ECM-PO30300: Cylinder #3 misfire, ECM-P227200:B2S2 O2 sensor stuck lean, and ECM-P261086 internal engine off timer performance. I’m hoping the CEL won’t come on again, now that it ha...
by AndyG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
United States of America

Re: $6500 for repairs??

This is helpful. There was no CEL on before the plug work was done on Friday (just the car shaking.) It has 123,000 miles on it and seems to be running just fine. I have a hard time believing yesterday’s CEL is unrelated to the repair work done on Friday. I’ll get a new shop, Rick.
by AndyG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90 Forum
Topic: $6500 for repairs?
Replies: 31
Views: 1018
United States of America

$6500 for repairs?

Hello everyone. I have a 2011 XC90 R-Design. 123,000 miles. Inline 6. Never a problem until March 14 when the car started shaking at idle and acceleration. On March 15 a European specialty shop told me I needed to replace all spark plugs and coils, so I had them do that ($1400 USD.) On March 18 the ...