Monthly archives: February, 2020

Volvo S80 2.4T New Cream Vinyl Armrest

The old OEM armrest with the phone which I replaced for a new one (without the phone).

It was replaced with a new cream colored vinyl armrest from Aliexpress. Looks like new!

URL: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32843890907.html

Volvo S80 2.4T OEM Armrest

Volvo S80 2.4T New Cream Vinyl Armrest

Volvo S80 2.4T New Cream Vinyl Armrest


Volvo S80 2.4T Diffuser

Added 2 diffusers to the rear bumper of the S80. Looks very nice and makes the S80 less of a Old Man car haha 🙂

URL: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32853258621.html

Volvo S80 2.4T Diffuser

Volvo S80 2.4T Diffuser


Volvo S80 2.4T Turbo Blanket

Decided to take the plunge and tried a T3 turbo blanket for the TD04HL-13T turbo for my S80 2.4T.

It is noticeable especially when shifting gears, the lag is reduced by a tad which is good news.

Bought this unit on Aliexpress.

Update per 28-02: I stopped using this, as I had quality concerns

Volvo S80 2.4T Turbo Blanket

Volvo S80 2.4T Turbo Blanket

Volvo S80 2.4T Turbo Blanket


Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Fuel Pump

Finally did a replacement which was on my list for a long time. I replaced the old fuel pump with a new unit from Meat&Doria.

I needed to wait for the Fuel Ring Locking Ring Tool before I was able to continue as the rings (2!) sit very tight.

Car feels like new again!

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Fuel Pump

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Fuel Pump

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Fuel Pump

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Fuel Pump

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Fuel Pump




Volvo S80 2.4T New Mambatek Turbo Wastegate Actuator

I had a feeling that the Volvo wasn’t making enough power and when I tested the wastegate actuator, it felt loose and sloppy.

Checking the turbogauge showed me that I was running on 0.3 – 0.35 BAR max, whilst it needs to make 0.5 bar aka 7-8 PSI.

I decided to order a new wastegate actuator from Mambatek which is a direct replacement.

It took a little bit more effort than expected, but I was able to get it done and the results are there. The turbo is able to boost to 0.5 BAR aka 7-8 PSI again. Result!

URL: www.ebay.com/itm/262901574044

Volvo S80 2.4T New Mambatek Turbo Wastegate Actuator

Volvo S80 2.4T New Mambatek Turbo Wastegate Actuator

Volvo S80 2.4T New Mambatek Turbo Wastegate Actuator

Volvo S80 2.4T New Mambatek Turbo Wastegate Actuator


Android 9 Pie Private DNS Instellingen

Ben jij net als mij net gebruik gaan maken van Android 9 Pie, dan heb je in de Wifi instellingen misschien ook wel de optie Private DNS voorbij zien komen. Er is standaard niet veel uitleg te vinden, maar een kleine zoektocht laat zien dat het gaat om DNS-over-TLS, waarmee je extra laag beveiliging en privacy toevoegd aan je telefoon (in het specifiek voor DNS verkeer).

Maar welke diensten kan je dan instellen? Dat kan je zelf kiezen, maar het is wel een beetje zoeken. Daarom heb ik een simpel lijstje gemaakt:

  • dns.adguard.com (AdGuard DNS servers)
  • dns.quad9.net (Quad9 DNS servers)
  • 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com (Cloudflare DNS servers)
  • dns.google (Google DNS servers)

De instelling zelf kan je hier vinden: “Settings” ? “Network & Internet” ? “Advanced” ? “Private DNS

Zelf gebruik ik de AdGuard DNS servers, waarmee je standaard ook ads blokkeert, zonder dat je er extra moeite voor hoeft te doen!