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Old 26th September 2017, 05:02 PM
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Default Just spotted on my little Volvo.....

Something in common with my big D2 S8.

Now we all know how well insulated etc. our cars are. In particular the double (inner and outer) seals around the doors, which is rarely seen on other models, even from Audi. This not only keeps the sills and door shuts clean but reduces wind noise, other sound intrusion, improves insulation etc.

I've just realised today that my little Volvo V40 has exactly the same arrangement. As well as the seal all around the cabin side of the doors there are seals all around the outer edges, including the sills and between front and rear doors. Never noticed it before.
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Old 26th September 2017, 05:31 PM
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Old 29th September 2017, 11:54 PM
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Living on a dirt road, that's something I particularly notice over summer - dust.
The XC90 is superior to the S8 in keeping dust out of the door shuts! The S8 gets quite dusty in the shuts, the XC90 doesn't!
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Silver with Black interior. All features as the '01, with the 'S' mode auto shifter. Dodgey rear tint (need to find a way to get rid of that).
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Old 30th September 2017, 11:21 AM
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Really? Try some silicone rubber conditioner on the door seals. Something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonax-34000...s=gummi+pflege but there are different products available in different formats. Also you can set HVAC fan to higher speed to keep positive cabin pressure nad prevent air and dust from entering in the gaps.
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Old 30th September 2017, 11:56 AM
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I don't get dust on the interior, just the shuts.

I might give something like that a go, as the rubber has probably aged a bit in the climate here.
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2001 Audi S8 - Brilliant Black with Black interior, C5 RS6 rims (whenever I actually put them on...), Solar Sunroof, Tinted side and rear glass, RNS-D, XCarLink, Bose, clunky old phone in arm rest!
2002 Audi S8 - Project
Replacement head coming arrived thanks to MJ
Silver with Black interior. All features as the '01, with the 'S' mode auto shifter. Dodgey rear tint (need to find a way to get rid of that).
Family:
2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R Design
- has a louder more obnoxious exhaust than the S8, sounds great! Love this thing - Q7 was double the price, and certainly not double the car!

Sold:
1997 Audi A4
- Hamilton's Club Sport, Achat Grey (will miss the old girl)
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