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Volvo V70/S80/XC70/s60/v60/XC90 Aisin Warner TF80 6 speed automatic gearbox issues, problems and solutions


About three years ago I wrote a blog about the earlier Aisin Warner aw50/55 Auto gearbox used in the larger 5 cylinder petrol and diesel engines fitted from 1999 until 2005. It was very successful and many have asked for more information regarding the newer TF80 SC box fitted to cars from 2006 onwards. So [...]

Volvo V70/S80/XC70/s60/v60/XC90 Aisin Warner TF80 6 speed automatic gearbox issues, problems and solutions2018-01-23T06:05:14+00:00

Supertracker Wheel Alignment


We are the only Garage locally to have invested in a Supertracker system for four wheel alignment, and this means we can do tracking and four wheel alignment for you. Four wheel alignment makes sure that your car steers in the right direction, and makes sure your steering is set up exactly as the manufacturer [...]

Supertracker Wheel Alignment2017-11-24T17:25:09+00:00

Volvos’ that just keep going!


There’s a news article today in the Telegraph regarding a high mileage Volvo with a million kilometres, which is impressive in it’s own right, but actually not that uncommon. The Daily Telegraph writes a great article all about a chap who uses his car as a daily workhorse ferrying customers too and from airports all [...]

Volvos’ that just keep going!2017-11-24T17:25:09+00:00

Volvo Auto Gearbox Repairs


Volvo Aisin Warner AW50/55 SN is a great auto gearbox, but can struggle to cover the high mileage most Volvo's normally easily achieve. We would expect a v70 for example to make it to at least 200,000 miles without major issues, but sadly the gearbox can start to give trouble as early as 120,000 miles. [...]

Volvo Auto Gearbox Repairs2017-11-24T17:25:09+00:00

VNT Turbos


Many modern cars employ modern variable nozzle turbochargers known as VNT. These turbos are designed to make engines more powerful with more low down torque, and are particularly good with Diesel engines. Volvo V70 D5's use this system, and it's the main reason why they drive so well and are so tractable. This is an [...]

VNT Turbos2017-11-24T17:25:09+00:00