Re: 850 TDI - idle revs
Michael Pardee wrote:
> "Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
>>>I have an 1996 855 TDI with 250000kms. Started a month ago - when idle,
>>>revs go up & down a bit (I'd say less than 50 revs). It happens only
>>>when the engine gains working temperature (after driving for about
>>>25kms). And it doesn't happen every time (?). And few days ago, the
>>>lambda sond light went on for the first time (which on TDI indicates
>>>some problem with electronics, since TDI doesn't have lambdas), but it
>>>didn't happen again. Didn't notice any other problem - car goes well...
>>>Please, tell me what can I expect it to be? And what price range?
>>>Unfortunately, I don't trust any of my 3 local Volvo specialists :-(
>>>Thnx very much.
>>I can't really help you except to say that if the Lambda light came on,
>>then the computer should have a code stored. Get that code read and
>>it'll point you in the right direction.
>>Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
>>Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
>>(But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
> I didn't know diesels had lambda. What does it do?
No - no it doesn't... The warning light on 850 TDI has the same lambda
symbol as a gasoline version, but it only warns about some (could be
many things) electronic failure - problem... I said that already - just
look at the beginning of the post... I learned that from my owners