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Service Bulletin

Volvo Bus Corporation

Gteborg, Sweden Buses
Section Group No. Date
3 38 14 11.97

High-altitude power output, B12

Increased engine power at high-

altitude operation, engine TD123

When driving at altitudes higher than 2000 metres above The new differential pressure sensor replaces the
sea level, the power output of the 12-litre engine may previous sensor and is fitted in the same place. The new
drop. The reason is the lower atmospheric pressure. This connector is spliced together with the existing wiring
causes the absolute pressure sensor (which registers the harness. The joint is made as illustrated in Figure 1.
sum total of turbo boost and atmospheric pressure via
the EDC system) to reduce fuel supply because the Note the different wire colours when making the
sensor indicates low turbo boost. This can produce spliced joint.
symptoms such as low full-throttle power and smoky
exhaust gases.

In the event of problems, the absolute pressure sensor

can be replaced with a differential pressure sensor which
measures the actual turbo boost (P/N 479861) and a
connector (P/N 3915189).

376B 9058B


Absolute pressure sensor Figure 1.

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