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Does anyone know what would cause a "whirring" noise that seems to come from the passenger side dashboard? It is intermittant and fairly quiet; it sounds kinda like a hydraulic windshield wiper motor.<p>I seem to recall one of the car review magazine articles mentioning it too.
 

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Yes, I've got it too - although only when the car has warmed up a bit.<p>Whilst quiet, it is a bit off-putting (although resolved by the Dynaudio!)
 

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Re: (tony996)

those are the damper motors opening an closing the vents for the ecc. if you make adjustments to the ecc you will hear them - it's normal but some people describe it as a "yapping dog". the same thing happens in the S40. Volvo came out with software for the S40 which resolved this, but i am surprised it is on this car.
 

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Re: (Greasemonkeyjoe)

I have a C70 T5 and it has the noise too. Changing the ECC does not help. I think it a real dog! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carbonman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I think it a real dog! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>HEHEHE! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: (Greasemonkeyjoe)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Greasemonkeyjoe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its possible you are hearing the electric P/S. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly. It is a noise that is inherent only to the new S40s, V50s and new C70s. It comes from the <i>electrohydraulic</i> steering pump. Most people do not notice but once you notice it (and it bothers you), boy, it is worse than a nagging mother-in-law. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 

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Re: (GrecianVolvo)

Assuming it is the pump, is there a fix? The noise is driving me crazy? Since some cars have it and some don't (apparently), would putting in a new pump work? Any ideas welcome.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>brownt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Assuming it is the pump, is there a fix? The noise is driving me crazy? Since some cars have it and some don't (apparently), would putting in a new pump work? Any ideas welcome.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There is some insulation material that Volvo makes available for S40s and V50s. Not sure if it is compatible with the C70s but I do not see why not. It will not make the noise go away, 100%. Nonetheless, it does offer some improvement. <p>Last, I bet that most service advisors/service managers are not going to even be aware of that item.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: (GrecianVolvo)

I had a noise like this that sounded like a vacuum valve opening & closing. Also had no heat on the drivers side. The dealer upgraded the cars software. This fixed both problems!
 

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I am a current owner of a 03 S80 T6. I was looking at an 06 C70 (red) today and loved it. I just wanted to ask you about your experience with the S80's and what made you buy the convertible. Also, are you happy with the choice?
 

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I had 2 S80s which were both trouble free and I was very happy. I always wanted a convertible. My wife insisted on a four seat vehicle I limited my choices to the Audi, Volvo, BMW, & Saab. After a terrible winter with my rear wheel drive Mercedes, I eliminated the BMW. The Saab and Audi were dated designs and I loved the styling of the C70. <p>Have had some minor issues most of which have been satisfactorily resolved by the dealer. My only real complaint is the lack of satellite radio and I wish a larger engine like the T6 or V8 were available however the car has plenty of power for the type of driving I do. Also paid top dollar and the dealer didn't cut me any slack despite having purchased 2 previous vehicles and sending several friends all of whom purchased vehicles. It's a great car and a lot of fun to drive!
 
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