my xc60 alternator belt snaps; volvo service replaces it within an hour

I guess with the car now 7.5 years old, I can forgive her this one unplanned event.

BHPian V.Narayan recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

The Brown Mare experienced its first off-schedule repair need last week with the belt that runs the alternator snapping off. Fortunately I was able to call the manager of the ASC and he correctly identified the problem. So without switching off the engine, and as I had time, the car was driven to the ASC, the belt changed for Rs. 8,550 including taxes, and we drove back within the hour. I guess with the car now 7.5 years old I can forgive her this one unplanned event. Maybe the Brown Mare was saying, hey you haven’t patted me or stroked me in a while…let me remind you. Don’t you dare ignore me!!!

These days the car is doing a few longish trips each month from the 125 kms ones to the 500 kms ones due to some outstation projects of mine. Looks like the next service, its 10th, at 90,000 kms will come up in less than four months.

Sadly the Delhi-NCR rule of 10 years for diesels is going to hit this handsome car in little over 2 years. I do not intend to sell it. It will be given to a charitable organization in Maharashtra who need its rugged 4WD diesel pull. And I suspect she will serve on for some more years thereafter.

Photo below taken about a year back. Fresh photos will come with the next service:

my xc60 alternator belt snaps; volvo service replaces it within an hour

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