Volvo Creates

At the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo will present a hybrid station wagon V60, which can be recharged from a household outlet. In the near future this car will join the line production models concern. According to the company's V60 – it 'Practically prepared for release in a series of car'. This is not so much a concept as the serial version. Work on the concept of lead together with the Swedish company's largest Vattenfall, known for its large-scale energy projects.

In particular, the company worked on the creation of the modern wind power plants in the UK, which supplies electricity to about 200 thousand homes. Elie Rieder is full of insight into the issues. The car, according to preliminary plans, should cause a sensation. To do this, it seems, already have everything you need. Fuel consumption per 100 km. may not like the novelty of Volkswagen (he claimed 0.9 liters per "hundred"), but also decent. V60 hybrid requires only 1.9 l fuel per 100 km. And carbon dioxide emissions the environment will be less than 50 g / km.

Only on the car battery can overcome up to 50 km. way. Together with Vattenfall created a hybrid system consists of a 5-cylinder diesel power unit volume of 2.4 liters. from Volvo and power of 215 hp, with maximum torque of 440 Nm. This engine is only responsible for front-wheel drive. Rear wheel rotates 70-strong motor ERAD, which is powered by a 12-kilowatt electric batteries. Along with this technical miracle Automatic six-speed runs. General and CEO Stefan Jacoby Volvo Cars (Stefan Jacoby) shared his opinion: "This hybrid car is the next-generation Volvo – a great choice for buyers who need economy and driving pleasure. " Provisional start selling a hybrid V60 is scheduled from March 3, 2012. According to unconfirmed reports, the Swedish government supports the active concern in the development of Volvo electric vehicles and hybrids, and will provide the owners of such cars tax breaks for 7 thousand euros. If this happens, the difference in price (though only for the Swedes) between hybrid and conventional modification of the V60 is less than 10 thousand Euro. According to the statement made by the representatives of Volvo, in the future we will see a couple of hybrid models from the company. Swedes tend to keep up with the premium producers from other countries who have already moved in making this type of car. One of the future models will be 'mikrogibridom', constructed on the basis of a compact car group. The second – will be developed based on the Volvo ReCharge.

Fan Radiator

On the cover of the block fuses are usually shown the icon, which one is responsible for the fan. He may look normal, but simply can not kontachit because of poor landing in the nest. Then it is enough bend contact petals or move a fuse. But if it is blown, the fuse needs to be changed. The second stage – check the temperature sensor. Find it easy: it is part of a radiator with protruding wires.

All these wires disconnected from the sensor and closes with each other, then turn on the ignition. If the fan is then spun, then the sensor is faulty. It can not be repaired – it is molded, but can go further, leaving the fan running, and the wires closed. If such a circuit wire gauge does not work, should be excluded from the scheme of the relay. To do so, remove it from the gearbox and replace a piece of wire, jacks control contact is bridged. What contact managers, to determine easily: under the scheme on the cover of the unit.

If this does not work, still with a conventional light bulbs with wires to check whether there is power to the motor fan. If the lamp when the ignition is not Off – no power, and so – lost contact somewhere in the connectors or harnesses. In such a situation rationally will not untwist harnesses (often they are virtually unavailable), and turn on the fan with a battery, using a piece of wire. The voltage on the fan there, but it does not rotate? Hence, the electric motor has failed. It's rare but it happens. You can continue to move cautiously, but the temperature gauge is the main instrument for you. If hand slightly closer to the red zone – stop, open the hood to cool the engine, and so until you reach the service. Another cause of engine overheating can be a thermostat. This device jams sometimes in closed, then the coolant begins to circulate, bypassing the radiator. This is easy to see – raising the hood, trying to touch the radiator. The radiator is cold, hot engine – the thermostat is closed. Sometimes it is enough knock something on the thermostat housing, so that he has opened. If this does not have to take it off. The process is not complicated, but troublesome. From the thermostat removed any tool to break down all the stuffing, then set it on place. The engine will now be a long time to warm up, but you can move. If the thermostat is jammed in the half-open state, it is difficult to diagnose: the radiator is hot, the fan working properly, but the engine still heated. The problem is that weakened the flow of fluid through the radiator, part circulates in the "small circle". If the diagnosis you are sure, feel free to break the thermostat, if not, turn the stove on high, open all windows and quietly go in repairs. Performance of the stove is usually enough to not overheat the engine completely. The pleasure of riding a little too, but you can get to the place.