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ETM - Is there a permanent fix? Anyone heard of xemodex

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The grey C70 within 40,000 miles will have had 3 replacement ETMs.

This week just normal driving along the motorways (M25/A3) has really been annoying at times with surging etc.  Whilst I have a new ETM planned via Tim, I was thinking, has no one created a permanent fix for this yet as IIRC permanent fixes have been found for other marques (Masterati) and surely the technology is the essentialy the same.

Googling returned this USA based company that claims to offer a permanent fix for Volvo ETM's : XEMMODEX Permanent ETM Fix. 

Has anyone any experience with the above or know of any UK based company's that have an permanent fix for the ETM problem? 

I'd be interested in keeping my failing ETM and sending it to this USA based firm or another known firm for a permanent fix, ready for installation when the next one fails.

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Dont you just swap the contacts for a contactless system im sure there are uk based companys doing it or even a DIY thingy available

 

i know had mine given me issues thats what i would have been doing

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I know someone from Estonia or somewhere posted some time ago on Volvo forums about offering a DIY kit.

 

I'm not mechanic and would rather have a bolt off/on job.

 

Well the inevitable happened on the M25. I popped my ETM cherry. (Last 2 ETMs were detected early and car was running ok). But today well... surging, throttle becomes an on/off hyperspace pedal in crawling traffic, not accelerating above 50mph (but reducing pace gradually) and then within a few yards dying out. Re-stated the car after a few attempts and it drove home with the ETS light on without being in limp mode.

 

Tim's going to try and help but I'll be hammering Google tonight trying to find a UK based permanent fix. Failing this when it's repaired I'll keep my knackered ETM and send it to that USA firm.

 

 

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Had a quick look not uk based but better then the states

 

https://ecu.eu/volvo/throttle-body-131

 

Uk based bba reman on ebay doing a repair service rather then DIY (although if you search the internet this company doesnt seam to have a great reputation that may be just limited to the states though?)

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/171954757942?_trksid=p2349526.m2548.l4275&_mwBanner=1

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Thanks Tingy

Will look at these links this evening once I get back to the midlands.


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I emailed the German firm today asking if they have one ready to ship out on the off chance, alternatively will send mine to them once it's replaced.

I don't think Tim will be able to help before the ring trip as Sturgees don't have software availability.

Does anyone know if MRG still has any of the old Volvo mechanics working there?

Hired a Corsa 1.2 until Saturday as I still need to commute but, will need to try and get the C70 running asap.


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On ‎30‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 10:38 PM, DSK said:

Does anyone know if MRG still has any of the old Volvo mechanics working there?
 

You would be best speaking to Tony (former service manager at MRG).  He has some of the MRG mechanics at his own garage not too far from MRG, Kings Volvo specialists.  I know they have VIDA and Volvo system testers.

http://www.kingsmotors.co.uk/

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I didn't know about Kings but, called MRG and learned that Lawrence (whose done some great work on my cars before) and 3 other MRG era Volvo mechanics are still there.

As I'm desperate, I just got the thing booked in for the latter part of next week as I need to arrange leave from work etc etc. 

I'm sure I won't be the last to suffer the ETM bollox but I'm happy to share the current price and stance of the ETM situation as I've been advised today;

PARTS = £234 (ETM, gasket and software)

LABOUR = dependant on ones own garage.  

In this case my bill is £434.

Volvo Cars (old MRG site) advised me that they spoke to Volvo UK and have been advised that Volvo will not entertain any contribution to work as they stopped this deal in 2006. 

In desperation and not being able to afford pissing money down the drain on a rental car I will pay the above and research Volvo's current stance.  I fail to see how they can stop their contribution as the ETM failures will continue to be common place.

I will be keeping the current failing ETM and looking to have that fitted with the contact-less repair option so that its ready to hand when the new one screws up.

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Yep Larry is still there, so was paddy when I last stopped in. Since the change in management, downfall of customer service and raise in prices I won't be supporting the business. Tony and Simon were always very helpful in the past, I still support and deal with Tony having taken over at kings, his parts pricing is cheaper than MRG's and labour for us is at a discounted rate. I know Gary and Paul have joined him at kings and all seem to be happy!


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10 hours ago, s40rch said:

Yep Larry is still there, so was paddy when I last stopped in. Since the change in management, downfall of customer service and raise in prices I won't be supporting the business. Tony and Simon were always very helpful in the past, I still support and deal with Tony having taken over at kings, his parts pricing is cheaper than MRG's and labour for us is at a discounted rate. I know Gary and Paul have joined him at kings and all seem to be happy!


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If time allows, I will definitely swing by Kings to say hi to the guys and its nice to know about Kings now as that way I can split the work between Tim and Kings as needed.

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