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#2366 of 2415 major problems check engine light
Apr 02, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I have a 2001 volvo s80 with 187,000 miles on it. On the way home from a trip the check engine light and an emissions error showed on the screen. Since I was on a dark strech of highway and it was an emissions error I kept going to the next exit where the car died and would not restart. I had the car towed to the dealer in my hometown where I waited for 3 days for them to check the car. They have told me the something to do with the timing caused a cylinder to hit a piston and I have big problems. Why was the error that showed an emissions error and not timing? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the dealer or if this problem is even possible, since they won't even give me a complete report and they have been "checking the car out" for the past 5 hours.
#2367 of 2415 Replacement Battery for 2001 S80 2.9 T6
Apr 17, 2010 (1:10 pm)
I need a replacement battery for a Volvo S80 2.9 T6. We haven't been driving the piece of garbage because the suspension has eaten itself several times at an average cost of $1500 each time. Then there's the driver's side window which bound up and destroyed itself twice. The part alone cost $378 dollars not to mention the labor.
So, since we've not been driving the car the battery completely died. I borrowed a friends battery charger, but the battery is truly dead.
Just got back from Walmart. They don' t have one. I've looked on the net and am not really finding anything.
Does anyone know if there is a non-Volvo battery that fits this car? I want to spend the least amount possible. I need only to get the thing started so that I can get it somewhere to sell it as junk (yes, it's in that bad a shape)..
Thanks in advance.
#2368 of 2415 Re: Replacement Battery for 2001 S80 2.9 T6 [volvohater1]
May 05, 2010 (5:54 am)
The only battery you can get for that car comes from a Lincoln dealer or a Volvo dealer, the Lincoln Battery cost $290. Not sure what the Volvo one costs..(the Lincoln LS was based on the Volvo S80 platform & has its battery in the trunk also with a special vent hose which MUST be installed.
#2369 of 2415 2010 S80 3.2 HWY MPG now 27?
May 05, 2010 (7:56 pm)
Any thoughts on why/how the EPA HWY mpg estimate jumped from 25 to 27 for the 2010 model year? Looking to put up to 40,000 miles a year on the car, it would make a difference in my purchase decision.
#2371 of 2415 Re: Replacement Battery for 2001 S80 2.9 T6 [woodinva]
May 08, 2010 (9:31 am)
I have good news for anyone looking for a reasonably priced battery for an S80.
You can get a two year battery at O'Reilly Automotive made by Interstate (the company that makes the battery Volvo and Lincoln sell) for $98 plus tax.
Since all I wanted to do was get the car running so that I could get rid of it that was perfect.
Thanks for your reply though. I wouldn't have know about this, but a friend of mine is a former Volvo mechanic and still works on them. He always knows how to get around Volvo's insane prices where possible.
#2372 of 2415 V 8 engine problems and extended warranties
May 12, 2010 (3:11 pm)
Just curious if anyone with a V 8 has had any problems with the engine and what peoples experience has been re: extended warranties.
I am at 40K miles and 3 years on warranty and am thinking about the future. Since I really love the car and would like to keep it for a good bit I am peering ahead to see if I should consider other options.
Any advice from out there in the ether??
#2373 of 2415 Coolant is disappearing
Jun 01, 2010 (2:24 pm)
I have just purchased 2- 2000 t6's. one with 85,000 & the other with 160.000 miles. Both had very detailed service records. I'm currently "shaking" down any issues needing attention.
The number one problem I'm facing is loss of coolant in both cars under the same driving tests. I have checked the oil dip sticks and can't detect any coolant in the oil (which is fresh).
I am going to do the timing, and accessory belts/pulley's, water pump, thermostat & gasket on both cars just to be safe.
What else should I check to stop these coolant problems?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions....
#2374 of 2415 Warranty warning
Jun 28, 2010 (4:27 pm)
I thought I would be smart when I bought an extended warranty from Warranty Gold for my 2001 Volvo S80. I bought the car used and I didn't want to chance a large repair bill. I love my car and I haven't needed to use the extended warranty until very recently. Well, I apparently waited too long between a slightly early oil change and a slightly delayed oil change (9000 miles) that enabled the warranty to be denied for an electrical part replacement to be paid. I had a failed alarm siren that caused my flashers to engage after I locked the car.
The service department told me that this was the first time that they had needed to send in my service records for any of the 180 extended warranty programs that they work with here in Seattle. And they were as astonished as I was that an electrical part was not covered because of an oil change. I spent $2200 but the $347 was disallowed.
I hope all of you are more careful.
#2375 of 2415 Re: Warranty warning [puzzled13]
Aug 12, 2010 (10:16 pm)
It sounds from your experience that the extended warranty is a real rip-off.
Anyone concerned that Volvo is now a Red Chinese company?
What is that going to do for quality moving forward? I think that just about everything I ever bought that was made in Red China has been the absolute worst junk I have ever experienced from electronics to shoes to dog food and everything in between! Absolute trash!