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New member here, have been on TDI Club since 2004, joining here to read and help. Diesel mechanic and enthusiast of all things VW diesel: TDI's, older IDI's, and particularly the more rare derivatives: 5cyl Audis and 6cyl 2.4L Volvos (Volvo calls it the D24 or D24T depending on turbo or not; it's a 1.6L D/TD with two more cylinders and a slightly different layout).

Experienced TDI mechanic and happy to help with TDI advice as well as info/advice on the Volvo diesels. I am the owner and administrator of the Volvo Diesel mailing list at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/info/d24, and an administrator of the Volvo Diesel Forum and website at www.d24t.com . Lots of info in both places that applies to the VW and Audi variants as well as the Volvos so we welcome members from all camps to join and gain from or contribute to our resource, not just Volvo owners.

Thanks for a great resource here.
 

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Welcome! Too bad Volvo doesn't have diesels in North America anymore, VW has pretty much ruled this niche with a few MB and BMWs out there. It looks like you use vbulletin too, feel free to send a PM if you have any webmaster questions.

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Yep, Volvo makes a bunch of fine diesel cars in Europe and it's too bad we don't have them here. They kept using a VW engine (D24, D24T, or intercooled D24TIC) in the RWD cars there for a long time after they stopped selling them here, and then even after they switched to FWD with the 850 (later S70/V70) they kept buying diesels from VW (this time a 5-cylinder TDI mounted transverse). Only 10 years ago or so they finally came up with their own diesel, the D5, but until then it was VW/Audi under the hood... so there is a lot of overlap between Volvo cars and VAG diesel engines, especially on the other side of the Atlantic. They were only sold here from 1980 to 1986 in small numbers, and most of those quickly got destroyed by mechanics who lacked the correct tools, skills, understanding, or all of the above. (Sound familiar? Some things haven't changed... VW diesels still get destroyed this way.) There are not many of the diesel Volvos left now but, in the hands of someone who knows how to care for them, they're great machines.

Thanks for offer of help with vBulletin. It's pretty well-designed software and we haven't run across anything we couldn't figure out yet, but I'll take you up if we do.
 
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