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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #840 on: February 14, 2021, 10:20:42 PM »
Thanks for reply. No obvious signs of a leak. Will look into the sealant stuff then. Thanks for suggestion 👍🏽

Wouldnít be a fan of the sealant. It can cause more problems than it fixes. When coolant level continually drops it is either leaking out somewhere, mixing with the oil or getting into a cylinder and burning off in the combustion. Best thing is to find out exactly what is happening and fix it appropriately. If you donít know how to do this bring it to someone who does.
Always sound advice.

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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #841 on: March 03, 2021, 09:57:52 PM »
Selling a car at an auction (local machinery sale)
What do you do with the vehicle log book?
Hand it over to auctioneer or send away a part in advance/when sold?

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« Reply #842 on: March 03, 2021, 10:01:24 PM »
Thanks for reply. No obvious signs of a leak. Will look into the sealant stuff then. Thanks for suggestion 👍🏽

Wouldnít be a fan of the sealant. It can cause more problems than it fixes. When coolant level continually drops it is either leaking out somewhere, mixing with the oil or getting into a cylinder and burning off in the combustion. Best thing is to find out exactly what is happening and fix it appropriately. If you donít know how to do this bring it to someone who does.

Sound advice indeed. Mechanic found small leak. Cheap fix. Thanks again.
Always sound advice.

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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #843 on: April 08, 2021, 04:40:40 PM »
Ho all. I have a 2003 volvo s80. If the  car if sitting for a few days/week it wont start. The battery will have drained. If googled it and checked out most of the known causes like lights on vanity mirrors glove box etc but they all look to be ok . Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this on a volvo or any other make. I changed the battery originally when this started. Obviously it hasn't been used much in last while but I plan a big drive tomorrow in it. Any suggestions or advice greatly appreciated. It's so old I dont fancy paying a dealership a few hundred quid for them then to say they cant see an issue. It's a 2.0T petrol automatic. Only just done 100k miles.

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« Reply #844 on: April 10, 2021, 03:32:06 PM »
Ho all. I have a 2003 volvo s80. If the  car if sitting for a few days/week it wont start. The battery will have drained. If googled it and checked out most of the known causes like lights on vanity mirrors glove box etc but they all look to be ok . Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this on a volvo or any other make. I changed the battery originally when this started. Obviously it hasn't been used much in last while but I plan a big drive tomorrow in it. Any suggestions or advice greatly appreciated. It's so old I dont fancy paying a dealership a few hundred quid for them then to say they cant see an issue. It's a 2.0T petrol automatic. Only just done 100k miles.
If itís definitely not the battery get a multimeter from Halfords and check by removing the fuses one by one. Most likely the alarm or alternator.