Turbo lag nasty on my 99 V70R

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by MHF, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. MHF

    MHF Guest

    I find that the turbo lag on my 99 V70R is extreme and perhaps the engine is
    not as peppy as it should be. I get no check engine lights and the dealer
    has gets no codes when scanned but it just doesn't seem right. Anyone have
    any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
    MHF, Sep 9, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    You need to compare it to another car to see if indeed there is
    something wrong with your car.
     
    Mike F, Sep 10, 2003
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    brian Guest

    I recently purchased a W Reg V70 T5, 80k on the clock, not yet
    too familiar with the car but now find turbo lag more pronounced
    at some times than others for no apparent reason.

    Today I put my foot down at about ten mph to nip out into a trafic
    stream and the engine just would not pull or rev for about ten to
    fifteen seconds, giving me quite a nasty moment and some not
    too complementary gestures from the guy bearing down on me
    at a rate of knots.

    Afterwards I tried to reproduce the same conditions and the engine
    seemed to work O.K. An hour later the "thing" let me down
    again when I needed the acceleration it just was not there.

    Anyone else had this experience.

    Regards,
    Brian.
     
    brian, Sep 11, 2003
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    8171 Guest

    I have had this a couple of times on my 99 S70T5, though far not this
    bad (say two seconds, maybe three). I had always thought it was
    either traction control being too clever or the automatic too slow,
    not turbo lag. Maybe I am just finding excuses for the turbo that I
    love.

    -zee
     
    8171, Sep 11, 2003
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    Fred K Guest

    I have an '96 850 turbo, and I get about 2 seconds of lag... just today I
    was merging into a lane of traffic, I was going about 20mph and as I merged
    in I realized there was a car coming up very fast behind me.. I hammered
    the throttle. In the interval of time it takes to sneeze and wipe your
    face, the 850 slung me, guts buried into the seat back to 60 mph in a 35mph
    zone in about 3 seconds... the car behind me a distant memory.

    Later on the freeway, at 70mph I buried the gas pedal into the floor to pass
    a car and the speedometer went .. 70, 80, 90, 100mph in the time it takes
    to say it fast.
    You can have your turbo tested...
     
    Fred K, Sep 11, 2003
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    MHF Guest

    Gee I remember that feeling in my 95 850 Turbo wagon, but it's just not the
    same in the 99V70R. The car is just too heavy for that type of "get up" even
    with the 25 extra hp.
     
    MHF, Sep 12, 2003
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    Peter Guest

    Depends on your revs, if you need to move quickly, drop the car down a cog
    or two ( even if its an automatic) and keep the revs up. Turbo sports cars
    these days get twin turbos to reduce lag.

    Still no substitue for cubic inches though.


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