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#1492 of 1649 2001 C70 convertible
Apr 23, 2007 (5:31 pm)
Local used car dealer (not a volvo dealer) has a '01 C 70 convertible on his lot. 46000 original miles, 1 owner, local car. Asking $14,000 for it.
My quesiton is does anyone have an idea of what a timing belt job on that car might cost either at a Volvo dealership or a good independent mechanic? Car would be a summer toy for my wife. Never had a Volvo before, have owned 4 Audis and timing belt and water pump jobs on those can get pricey.
Thanks for any assistance.
#1493 of 1649 Re: 2001 C70 convertible [jerseyguy1]
Apr 23, 2007 (6:04 pm)
well, good news is that you have about 40k more miles before you need to to the t-belt. Its not a tough job. I'd have to guess $400 (i've done it myself, so i'm figuring a MAX of 3 hours at $95/hr plus $100 for the belt).
#1494 of 1649 Re: 2001 C70 convertible [jerseyguy1]
Apr 23, 2007 (6:20 pm)
Owners manual calls for new timing belt at 70,000 miles, and serpentine belt at 60,000 miles.
#1495 of 1649 Re: 2001 C70 convertible [whec]
Apr 23, 2007 (6:23 pm)
on an '01??
i know my '98 called for it in 75k ... but that's if it was built in the first half of the build year. they upped it to 90k later that year. i assumed it would still be 90k in '01. Why would they lower it again?
in any case, it is still some time before that car needs it.
#1496 of 1649 Re: 2001 C70 convertible [whec]
Apr 24, 2007 (9:12 am)
IIRC, timing belt should be 100k
#1497 of 1649 2001 C70 Convertible
Apr 24, 2007 (9:24 am)
Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. If my wife thinks she wants this for her summer toy I will try and dealer to do a timing belt, water pump and serpintine belt as part of the deal. One less thing to worry about down the road. Also there are 3 Pirelli P6000 tires on the car and 1 P6. Got to get all 4 to say the same thing.
One more thing, is there an important difference in whether the car has the 2.3 or 2.4 liter engine?
Again, I appreciate the wisdom and advice.
#1498 of 1649 Re: 2001 C70 Convertible [jerseyguy1]
Apr 24, 2007 (9:37 am)
2.3L engine is the C70 HT,236hp
2.4L is the C70LT, 197 hp
Apr 24, 2007 (5:10 pm)
VIN # = 56. Makes it the LPT (light pressure turbo)and 197hp.
let's see if the boss wants it.
#1500 of 1649 Re: c70 [jerseyguy1]
Apr 24, 2007 (6:22 pm)
Although the LPT is lower hp and also lower peak torque than the HPT, its torque is developed at lower rpm than the HPT. Thus for most normal/casual driving around, it doesn't feel too much different. In my opinion Volvo made a marketing mistake when they didn't make sure that the LPT had 200 hp, and not 197. (It's probably 200 DIN hp, as spec'd in Europe, but the SAE net hp rating for the US just misses the magic 200 level.)
Apr 25, 2007 (9:29 am)
"Thus for most normal/casual driving around"--is about how she will use it. No test drive today--gray, 45 degrees and raining.