doublebug wrote:Since you've said that particle sensor is new I would say that catalyst sensor is bad. I think it shows temperature higher than it should.
It shows temperatures higher than DPF one almost every time and according to the temperature dynamics comparing to my video.
At a time of CEL you had 140 degrees of difference and DPF temperature is almost not growing that is not normal.
Just compare with my video again looking at the temperature change dynamics.
Hi doublebug, hi everyone,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Small but interesting update from my side.
I took my car to another garage last Friday, who are also specialized in Heico tuning. They went searching for the root cause, and started measuring both sensors. The sensors themselves are good, and react as they should when they get enough voltage, but it looked like the catalyst sensor was not fed 5 Volts. This is in line with what you concluded!
They replaced many cables, removed again old cables with multiple solders. However, when test driving, they told me they still found DTCs. This is where they called me and told me that they had made a summary of all the issues and sent it to Volvo Sweden HQ. In the meantime, they asked if they could keep the car, or if I needed it this weekend. I told them I needed it, so they put everything together again. They billed me CHF 274 (about similar amount in USD, and about EUR 252) for all the work so far. They will call me again after they have heard back from Volvo Sweden HQ, and after they have crafted a nifty plan to get rid of this issue once and for all.
When I got my baby back on Friday evening, there was no DTC or CEL to be seen anywhere. I testdrove it (without hooking in Vida Dice) in Germany with a couple of max acceleration up to 185kmh (115mph) when some limiter kicks in. Still no DTCs or CEL. Overall I had a very nice reaction from the D5, and it is great that I have my 185hp back on demand without going in limp home mode every 10 minutes!! Today I will drive from Basel to Interlaken and back. This 160km trip is 120kmh max, and a nice longer duration test.
I have no idea what the new garage has done, but I suspect that either the replacement of the cables was really the solution, or they programmed the DPF out of the ECU without telling me (because that would be illegal here).
Either way, at this moment I am a very happy XC90 driver. So happy that I triggered the purchase of a Rica iSoftloader, to make a copy of the current ECU programming, just in case....
This iSL then also has some other advantages....