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    Volvo D-16 problems

    This thread is for owners of Volvo D16 engines. A number of driver's are having problems with this engine. I and several other D16 owners want to gather information as to the problems you may have experienced with this engine for a possible class action lawsuit.


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    I have 335000 miles on my engine and am on my third turbo. The engine recently had an overhead done and is using a gallon of oil every 1000 miles. I get an ECM failure alarm when turbo boost is 45psi and pyrometer is at 600 degrees. Under light loads 10 to 20k lbs between 45 and 60mph I get a vibration. I dont know where it is coming from but it is driving me crazy.

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    More & More Problems

    I have had and still have to many problems to list. We all need to get together and swap info. 2006 D16 600 115,000 miles. In shop at least 20 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vangtransport View Post
    I have had and still have to many problems to list. We all need to get together and swap info. 2006 D16 600 115,000 miles. In shop at least 20 times.
    ####, that is 5750 mile average between shop visit...

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    I know, the real sad part about it is the time that they have the truck. At first I would get the truck back in 1-3 days, now it is going on 2 weeks. Volvo claims to have the problem diagnosed in 2 hours, well I dropped my truck off last Tuesday and I got my answer today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vangtransport View Post
    I know, the real sad part about it is the time that they have the truck. At first I would get the truck back in 1-3 days, now it is going on 2 weeks. Volvo claims to have the problem diagnosed in 2 hours, well I dropped my truck off last Tuesday and I got my answer today.
    gezus.........
    Tell the bank your truck is in the shop again , im sure they will be understanding as to why your not making your payment this month

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    As far as the turbo goes on the D16, the turbo itself isn't failing like a traditional turbo fails, since it's a variable geometry turbocharger, the sliding nozzle turbine can seize up to the point where the actuator can't move it anymore, so it throws a fault and the engine can run like crap, if the actuator is stuck in a certain position. I wouldn't blame it entirely on Volvo, Holset the turbo manufacturer should take some blame, if not all for this design problem. Also the D16 uses the exact same turbo as the Cummins ISX and they themselves are feeling this problem.

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    Actually holset is the builds the turbo the the housing and design are entirely volvo's. Thats why the isx engine dosent have the same problem.

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    Holset should take none of the blame. Cummins owns Holset....try looking it up some time. Holset builds the turbo to Volvo's specs....it isn't their fault.

    I work here at a local Volvo and these new Volvo engines including the D16 are all having turbo, injector, injector sleeves, heads, and piston problems. The minor stuff is egr valves, breaking exhaust bolts, breaking intake bolts, and multiple oil leaks including the cam position sensor, injector harness, valve cover, and oil filter housing.

    I may be bias because I work at Volvo......but I mostly work on Cummins here and I hardly see any major problems with Cummins engines.

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    880 D-16 600 Hp.Lots of problems here too.5 times injector cups(last time got new s/s conical cups+new injectors),new turbo,wire harness,ECU,EGR,jake brakes,fuel pump.Bought Feb 2009,11000mi and in 18 months they had my keys for 5 months.Count me in if there's any lawsuit going on.

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