Volvo D13 injector cups fail again !

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by Johny41, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. gurdev

    gurdev Bobtail Member

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    i have volvo d13 2014 while in iowa truck started shaking pulled to the mechanic he told my 6 injector is bad turbo bad and egr cooler leaking and gonna cost around 12k after opening injectors he said rockers need to replaced another 2k expense and my volvo is 450000 miles won't buy another volvo nor suggests anyone buy
     
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  3. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Uh .... With a whopper like that I'd find another opinion first... Wouldn't be the first time a mechanic handed a laundry list of crap that didn't need changed.
     
  4. gurdev

    gurdev Bobtail Member

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    and after doing all this mechanic says problem is still same need to open the head
     
  5. Gvozdik

    Gvozdik Bobtail Member

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    Very true, sometimes they don't know anything about engines, some of them are only a part changers. Have no clue what is going on inside of the engine.
     
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  6. Rob100100

    Rob100100 Light Load Member

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    Pressure test for leaks and get an Oil analysis done first before you do anything to see if there is any coolant in the oil. Before you spend a dime.
     
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  7. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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  8. Aerodyne Trans

    Aerodyne Trans Bobtail Member

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    I have a 2011 Volvo D13. Replaced original injectors and cups at 600k miles. 11 months later, again. 8 months after that, replacement #3. So with less than 800K miles, I've replaced three sets of injectors and cups. Seems like a problem?
     
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  9. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    Not a problem. SOP for Volvo's band aid fix. Did you get it warranty on any of those cups?
     
  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Aldough i feel the D13 is a good engine ,it has 2 weaknesses.
    1° the cups.
    2°the rollers on the camshaft.
     
  11. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Agree. You also have to remember that the other part of the problem is the grease monkey doing the install.... Some are really bad.
    I'll reference the new specific tool Volvo made for installing the cups because so many mechanics weren't doing it right to get them sealed.
    Most of the rest of the valve train is pretty bulletproof as long as overhead is ran as specified and you pm your truck.
    There was a run several years ago that had inferior metal used for the cam and valve guides. Most trucks have been fixed at this point but some are still floating around out there..
     
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