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#41 of 88 Re: loses power and then stops [rellim1]
Mar 20, 2008 (10:10 am)
So far we have not had any of these very disappointing and expensive repairs on the three Volvos we have owned, a 1996 850 wgn, a 2004 V70, and a 2007 XC90, all of which were naturally aspirated base models with automatic tranny as the only upgrade.
I would be pretty disappointed to have to pay $1500 for a fuel filter and a distributor cap, but I am spoiled. I think in about 2000 the oxygen sensors on the 850 went out, and this was about $600 P&L which shocked me.
A little less than a year ago I sold my 1991 Dodge Spirit 2.5L 5-spd, which I had had for 16.5 years, and which I was able to do simple maintenance and repairs on myself. A dist cap and a fuel filter would have been about $50 to $100 for the parts, and I would est $100 for labor, but I know that the parts and labor for modern upscale cars is a lot more.
Mar 20, 2008 (11:17 am)
I'm in Florida....recently my car overheated. I had it towed to the repair shop, the mechanic said he believed that it was the thermostat. He changed that, said ran the car for 1/2 hour and it didn't overheat. Before he changed the theromostat I asked if it could be the head gasket. He said he would check it. After doing that he said the head gasket was fine, he put pressure on the system...didn't see any leaks. Yesterday we were coming back from the beach and my car was running hot. I pulled over, waited for it to cool down and the coolant reservoir was almost empty. Any ideas about what could be causing this?
#43 of 88 Re: BMW overheating [swiftriver]
Mar 29, 2008 (7:01 am)
Maybe he didn't top off the coolant properly. Once it was topped off, did the problem happen again?
#45 of 88 turbo oil leak ?
Jul 02, 2008 (9:48 pm)
i have a 1998 v70 awd with 135000 miles it just started smoking it looks like the oil line feeding the turbo is leaking what is the easiest way to change the line ? it just smokes when it is warm
#47 of 88 Check Coolant Light keeps coming on
Jul 29, 2008 (10:25 pm)
My check coolant level light continues to go on and off, my coolant level is full. It does seem like I am topping off my coolant a lot (once a month or two). I recently had the A/C recharged, and the mechanic thought maybe I had a small leak somewhere in the A/C. What is causing this light to keep coming on? Should I worry about it? (I've already put $3000 into the car in the last year)
#48 of 88 volvo v70 10v 2.5 petrol 1998
Aug 04, 2008 (6:10 am)
does this car have self adjusting tappets if not is it a big job to do as my tappets appear to be tapping
#49 of 88 Re: volvo v70 10v 2.5 petrol 1998 [nicholasb]
Aug 04, 2008 (9:43 am)
I don't know for a fact, but I would assume that the lifters are oil filled self adjusting.
How many miles on the engine and what oil have you been using? Your hydraulic lifters may be sticking. By changing to synthetic oil of the right viscosity you might be able to free the lifters.
#50 of 88 Re: volvo v70 10v 2.5 petrol 1998 [jim314]
Aug 04, 2008 (10:05 am)
thanks for replying, engine has 114,000 on clock but no cam belt changre recorded in otherwise full service history, running engine on 10/40 part synthetic oil.