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    • Its not just Volvo, it seems to be SCR’s in general for the US.  At least Volvo had the balls to say something vs all the engine manufacters.  SCR unit on my Cummin engine failed in under 50K miles and Cummins said they where aware of the problem but had no recall, they just recently released a recall.  We are having problems with tractor engine with smog and more.  Its only going to get worse before it gets better.  Reminds me of the days when cats for cars first came out, man what a pile of problems for a long time !!
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