Last post on Apr 17, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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Volvo S70, Sedan
#9 of 10 Volvo "sound" or trouble?
Apr 17, 2011 (5:41 am)
just purchased a 2000 S70, 119K miles. I'm hearing a very regular rattle at either the valve or deeper in the engine when i accelerate. It does feel like the power/acceleration is there, and the sound seems to lighten up as the car hits 30-40mph and higher. I don't know if we have a piston/cylinder/head issue (BAD) or is this a tune-up/oil change (and btw, a Volvo 'sound feature")? While on a recent testdrive to listen, it also sounds like a rattly muffler. Concerned.... any thoughts?
Our only previous Volvo was a 1988 Volvo 240 wagon....had a sim
Apr 17, 2011 (5:45 am)
to finish above msg:
Our only other experience w/ a Volvo was a 1988 240 wagon.... (also bought it around 105K miles) but always had a kind of rattly engine sound as it accelerated. Just thought is was a little worn out and that was what Volvos sounded like.
We had a very good indep. Volvo shop inspect it prior to purchase (the S70), and they gave it a thumbs up.
Any thoughts about the best steps?