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My boss bought a 2007 780 volvo from Arrow. Is has a DD12 motor with auto-shift. This had 487500 miles on when he got it. It has been in the shop more then it has been on the road. Does anyone else have one of these trucks and are you having problems with it.

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If it spends more time in the shop than on the road , Sounds pretty bad to me.

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I'm in the shop again for wiring shorts in less that 4 months. The last visit was two shorts that took the dealership in Breaux Bridge, La. 5 weeks and 4000.00 later to find and fix.

I'm looking at some pre EGR trucks, and I will be rid of this truck ASAP. My luck is I will have it all fixed and some lucky person will reap all my efforts.....I guess that is what keeps me hanging on to these trucks. We have so much invested in them thinking maybe we are getting them straightened out.

It just does not seem to end, and I have tried shops all over, few of them impress me with the technicians knowledge.

My 2006 780 Volvo with the D12 is a great ride and handles great and anyone who sees it asks if it is a new truck. I just wish the engine was up to the task too.

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I delivered an EGR Volvo engine to Pitt Power a few months ago for them to find a fix to them. They were going to start their project in January if I remember correct. Might be worth a phone call to them to see where progress is.

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If this truck has a history of being in the shop you would probably be doing yourself a favor to just keep on looking.''italic text''

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I have a 780 '04 with an ISX. The problem your boss is having is that Volvo doesn't know how to fix their trucks. They only change parts. And it seems like they wait till you order the parts before they make them. But they sure are roomy.

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The problem is EPA 07 getting shoved down Volvo's (and the other engine makers') throats. EPA 07 (EGR+DPF) has screwed up many otherwise good trucks, and this is one of them.

One good truck dealership near where I live is Central Illinois Truck. They sell and service Volvo and Kenworth products exclusively, and they keep parts in stock for most models. If he can't get help from the local Volvo shop, have him look up "Central Illinois Truck- Normal" on Google and get in touch with them. They have done a great job with my current employer's trucks, including a 2006 model with a similar set-up.

In addition, I would suggest a phone call to Pittsburgh Power for additional help and tools with his Vectra D12 on his VN-780.

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First you don't have DD12 just D12. EGR system on this engine is a real nightmare until mechanics find out what was real couse of my problems. After replacing engine harness and EGR harness everything works fine. I have 795xxx miles on my truck

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Yes, it is a nightmare to work on EGR. That's why when I was offered the choice between the 2006 Volvo and the 94 WhiteGMC, I chose the 94- it's much easier to work on a CAT 3406E than to work on a Volvo Vectra D12.

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not all shops are equal,lot of them are just parts changers but there are a couple good shops out there that do fix it right,the shop mentioned above is good an does have a gd parts supply an the dealer in davenport is good also,do most of my work there,the d12 is a decent motor,just not much power,but central illnois dyno can fix that prob some also

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any truck with egr,yours doesn't have dpf on it yet is a bad truck.2000 or older is what you should look for.

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Egr did not start in 2000... If it is in shop more than in the road, unless he only owned it two weeks he better junk it.

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