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Ryde just had his 37.5K. No major issues. Had to replace a blown rear speaker (warranty). I also installed a new K&N filter. Seems to accelerate a little more smoothly now, although I haven't noticed any change in power. <p>I had the dealer flush the brakes with ATE Super Blue and install steel braided brake lines as well (IPD). Braking is noticeably more firm and responsive. Brake pads have about 7K left before replacing.<p>I also had them try and replicate the issue where there is a loss of braking power after high boost and engaging the clutch. Of course they couldn't get it to happen...I told the service manager I would go on an extended road test when I bring it in next. The tech, however, did understand what I explained about the problem and they have some ideas but not sure yet.<p>Other than that the car has been incredibly reliable and hasn't had any other problems.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (mlieras)

If you don't me asking, cost for the entire service?<p>Also, FWIW, there are stories on SS about dealers denying warranty claims due to aftermarket brake fluid. I can't find the threads at the moment but I definitely recall this...<p>Glad you're having fun with the car!<p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (bb vign)

Sure, the brakes were $360 (flush and lines) + a couple hundred for everything else. I supplied my own oil too (Castrol Syntec 10W-30). <p>I also had to have a side mirror replaced which added to the total bill. Came to about $930. Again I had a couple of additional things besides the regular service. <p>The fluid is manufactured by ATE, which is the manufacturer of the braking system so I don't think there would be an issue with a warranty claim on that. I think Volvo uses the regular ATE fluid as stock, but not 100% sure<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bb vign</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you don't me asking, cost for the entire service?<p>Also, FWIW, there are stories on SS about dealers denying warranty claims due to aftermarket brake fluid. I can't find the threads at the moment but I definitely recall this...<p>Glad you're having fun with the car!<p>Regards,<p>Derek</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (bb vign)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bb vign</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also, FWIW, there are stories on SS about dealers denying warranty claims due to aftermarket brake fluid. I can't find the threads at the moment but I definitely recall this...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Found the threads on this topic:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=26246" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=26246</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=70635" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=70635</A><p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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let's see ... 37 K mile service...<p>1. reset service reminder idiot light<p>2. done
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (mlieras)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mlieras</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The fluid is manufactured by ATE, which is the manufacturer of the braking system so I don't think there would be an issue with a warranty claim on that. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Someone in 04 has super blue in his R, his COMPLETE brake system was flagged for any possible warranty work on that system in the future
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (mlieras)

Curious.. where did you have it done? I've always used an indy for my service needs, but while my R is under warranty I'd like to take it to a dealership just in case. Figure since you're close by and happy with the service...
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (harderbeats)

McKevitt in Berkeley. I live close by. I've been pretty happy with their service dept. They always forget to stamp my book though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Maybe I'll see you around one day! Where in Alameda are you? I live in North Oakland.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>harderbeats</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Curious.. where did you have it done? I've always used an indy for my service needs, but while my R is under warranty I'd like to take it to a dealership just in case. Figure since you're close by and happy with the service... </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (bb vign)

Interested...thanks for the heads-up. My service adviser didn't mention anything about this. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bb vign</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Found the threads on this topic:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=26246" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=26246</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=70635" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=70635</A><p>Regards,<p>Derek</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (mlieras)

Nice, I've heard hit or miss things about them, I work in North Emeryville, really close to the Berkeley location so I'll give them a shot. I am near the High School in Alameda.<p>Thanks for the heads up!<br>
 

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ATE 200 or super blue is not the required fluid for your car. You should be using ATE SL.6. It gives the proper response times for Traction control and ABS. The ATE 200 or Super Blue will not harm the system other than slowing down its ability to react.
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Someone in 04 has super blue in his R, his COMPLETE brake system was flagged for any possible warranty work on that system in the future</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well considering the dealer put the fluid in, i think the owner has some recourse should volvo black flagg his car. <p>and i don't think my cars book has ever been stamped. good thing i have all the receipts for service though.
 

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Re: Completed 37.5K Service - all good (TGO)

Thanks. I over-looked the SL6 fluid on the IPD site. I must have not noticed it because it didn't have a picture next to it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Wondering if I should have my indep. mechanic flush it again with the SL6 just to be safe???<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TGO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>well considering the dealer put the fluid in, i think the owner has some recourse should volvo black flagg his car. <p>and i don't think my cars book has ever been stamped. good thing i have all the receipts for service though.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Might be a good idea to keep the fluid amber color.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TGO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>well considering the dealer put the fluid in, i think the owner has some recourse should volvo black flagg his car. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>oh, ya... let me see someone else try that. My guess is that the dealer did ATE at the request of the customer. That's not normal service.<p>A Volvo dealer put my springs in. The lengthy conversation I had with Volvo corporate and about my black flag... around the rep was full of brick walls. Volvo's stance will be that we don't support it... your dealer that did the work has to support it. You know what road that leads you to.<p>My guess is the dealer won’t black flag his own work.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mlieras</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Braking is noticeably more firm and responsive. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>ATE Blue is fine. Thinking it creates a more firm feel is in your head. You could have probably just topped off the brake fluid with out the flush and had the same results.<p>The only thing ATE and Motul does is help stop brake fade when consistently braking.<p>The only way it would create a firmer feel is if your brake fluid had moisture in it... or as the brake fluid companies call it (wet boiling point) and you were hitting the brakes to take temps beyond that wet limit. If you flushed the fluid with ATE... you increase the wet boiling point by getting rid of the moisture in the line and increasing the dry limit by putting a performance brake fluid.<p>…but, there isn't any real brake feel difference around town. It's all in the consumers mind... kind of like the famous butt test. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The best thing you can do is keep what ever was left of the ATE fluid or order another pint. As your brake pad wear's thin... top of the fluid. That will also help your braking performance.<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by KillerB at 11:20 PM 9-22-2008</i>
 
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