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Old 10-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default 96 850 T5 misfire when warm - Urgent

Hi, symptoms are as follows:

- Car is fine when cold, runs normally, albeit poor MPG
- Car is fine after even 15 - 20 minutes after starting from cold however shortly after this there is a misfire that seems to disappear under hard acceleration.

average mpg is down from about 23 normally to 13/14. It appears to be over fueling, replaced the plugs today and the old ones that are about a year old were badly fouled with sooty deposits.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem is? There are no codes to be read.

Compression is also good- was tested 4 or 5 months ago for an unrelated issue.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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Do you have access to something that can read sensor values? Friend of mine had similar symptoms and his coolant temp sensor was reading in the negative numbers.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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Do you have access to something that can read sensor values? Friend of mine had similar symptoms and his coolant temp sensor was reading in the negative numbers.
^^^^^...have done several *nasty* temp sensors for just the
"symptomology" your car is exhibiting...can't hurt to have a looksee!
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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Relevant thread:

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/for...hp?f=1&t=50124
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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So coolant temperature sensor is likely to be the issue.. Not sure if relevant but in-car temperature gauge appears to act normally? + Seems to start up OK when warm

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So coolant temperature sensor is likely to be the issue.. Not sure if relevant but in-car temperature gauge appears to act normally? + Seems to start up OK when warm
I'm not 100% on this so make sure you double check before you start shotgunning parts at the car. Some models actually had 2 sensors. One was for the gauge, and the other actually sent the signal to the ECM. I don't know if this applies to the 850 or not however.
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I'm not 100% on this so make sure you double check before you start shotgunning parts at the car. Some models actually had 2 sensors. One was for the gauge, and the other actually sent the signal to the ECM. I don't know if this applies to the 850 or not however.
I believe that this is a "twofer"...signal from ECU informs the cluster and
processes the info for the fuel management at the same time...

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Old 10-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #8
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Not sure if relevant but in-car temperature gauge appears to act normally?
never trust Volvo temp gauges. They seem to be designed to stay dead in the middle except when the engine is either ice-cold or red-friggin-cookin'-hot.
Apperantly it's a feature so the gauge doesn't freak out the driver when the engine gets a bit hotter under heavy load.
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