Originally posted by [email protected]:
Isn't that the Greek "Lambda" symbol. Last time I checked, that greek letter has been used by Volvo to refer to the catalytic converter. It may be clogged or something. Judging by the shape of that exhaust, that wouldn't be surprising. Check your manual though, i don't have access to my 850 manual anymore.
As for the exhaust itself, might as well get the IPD upgrade. It's a little less restrictive and sounds a lot cooler without being obnoxious.
On the brakes, I have no idea. Although, I was warping mine all the time, so I opted for slotted rotors for added cooling. Didn't have a prob after that.
Nice car. Good luck with it.
Is yours red? or orange?quote:
Originally posted by Spearzy:
That symbol on the dummy light panel is different than mine but is in the same window as the "check engine" text that lights up. in my owners manual it is called "Malfunction indicator lamp".
"If the lamp comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the engine diagnostic system has detected a possible fault in the emmision control system. Although driveability may not be affected, see an authorized Volvo dealer as soon as possible for inspection."
Well I just looked at my manual for that last post but I just went out to the car and turned the key and it is exactly like yours on the instrement panel. Same green symbol in the amber square. The manual says it is as above so that is what your looking at. Hmm, maybe it is a Canadian model symbol as per some ANSI standard or something along those lines if it different than the American dash lights?quote:
Originally posted by Kaizai:
Is yours red? or orange?
Thanks for the informative response.quote:
Originally posted by Simon Linton:
Your braking problem is probably due to rusted pistons in the caliper - this may need complete replacement.
Don't drive it any more than you have to until this is fixed, for obvious reasons.
The roof strips will need replacing and they're not cheap - sorry.
The bumper scuffs can usually be fixed (mine were) by one of the van-based paint repair people - I assume you must have them in the US too.
The tail trim is shagged so you need a new one unless you're replacing the entire thing.
Up to you, frankly.
If the lambda sensor light goes on during driving it means the engine will be "limping home" and needs a thorough sorting out in the ECU and sensor department, often caused by failed sensors or corroded contacts.
I would contact clean every electrical connection you can find, which will solve many future worries before they happen.