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Now how many miles are on the new engine ?

http://www.v70r.com/forums/index.php?showt...amp;#entry59222

The new motor has 27K on it now.. But the motor didn't fail due to wear; it seems that it failed due to a clogged crank case vent valve sucking oil from the crank case into the intake causing the the cylinders to hydro-lock with oil. After talking with a master Volvo tech it seems that all the Volvo models back to the early 90s have had this problem from sludge build up, usually causing burnt intake valves from small amounts of additional oil entering the intake system. (at first I assumed it was caused by a faulty radiator, or the turbo blowing the seals- but neither really made any sense)- otherwise most of the drive train is original, including the GT5 automagic, the Haldex, and rear diff, all 4 half shafts are original. The Bevel gear was replaced at 130K due to a noise, which happened to be a front wheel bearing after the fact. Struts (one was replaced when it was new for clunking) and sway bar links are original. AC system is blowing cold on its original charge.

The previous owner was a salesman who covered the entire North East, he put 213,000 miles on the car between 04 and 07 - I bought it directly from him and replaced the motor myself. Since purchasing the car we have put 11,000 miles on it in a little over 5 months without any problems. It still looks and drives like a brand new car- the only sign of high mileage is the front bumper and head lights are heavly road rashed- doesn't even wear tires uneven. We have almost 9K on the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 and they aren't cupping at all- I cross rotate front and rear every 5K (non directional tires) thats why I bought the RE760's. I will bring it to a meet one of these days!

So don't worry about 100K -your good to go- maybe change that crancase vent valve sometime in the next 100K?? Its a pain in the @$$ to change, but well worth it! They said the use of Synthetic oil should help due to less sludge build-up.

TM

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Hmm, missed this thread. My '00 has 136k and aside from occasionally noisy QBM endlinks, it's better than new. :angry:

Wife's '04 XC90 just hit 101k today. I don't think it's built as well as the pre-'01 Volvos, but not bad.

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The new motor has 27K on it now.. But the motor didn't fail due to wear; it seems that it failed due to a clogged crank case vent valve sucking oil from the crank case into the intake causing the the cylinders to hydro-lock with oil. After talking with a master Volvo tech it seems that all the Volvo models back to the early 90s have had this problem from sludge build up, usually causing burnt intake valves from small amounts of additional oil entering the intake system. (at first I assumed it was caused by a faulty radiator, or the turbo blowing the seals- but neither really made any sense)- otherwise most of the drive train is original, including the GT5 automagic, the Haldex, and rear diff, all 4 half shafts are original. The Bevel gear was replaced at 130K due to a noise, which happened to be a front wheel bearing after the fact. Struts (one was replaced when it was new for clunking) and sway bar links are original. AC system is blowing cold on its original charge.

The previous owner was a salesman who covered the entire North East, he put 213,000 miles on the car between 04 and 07 - I bought it directly from him and replaced the motor myself. Since purchasing the car we have put 11,000 miles on it in a little over 5 months without any problems. It still looks and drives like a brand new car- the only sign of high mileage is the front bumper and head lights are heavly road rashed- doesn't even wear tires uneven. We have almost 9K on the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 and they aren't cupping at all- I cross rotate front and rear every 5K (non directional tires) thats why I bought the RE760's. I will bring it to a meet one of these days!

So don't worry about 100K -your good to go- maybe change that crancase vent valve sometime in the next 100K?? Its a pain in the @$ to change, but well worth it! They said the use of Synthetic oil should help due to less sludge build-up.

TM

Regardless of the engine stuff, that is amazing to hear :angry: I was expecting you to say that you changed the suspension module, the ABS module, the vacuum lines, the brake lines, the heater core, the A/C evaporator, the fan blower motor, and all things that commonly fail on Volvos ... Amazing...

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The new motor has 27K on it now..

TM

So I hate to ask, but how much did the new engine cost?

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So I hate to ask, but how much did the new engine cost?

Its funny you ask! I bought the car on the spot because it looked brand new- I was expecting it to be several thousand for the motor. After lots of time on the Internet I found a salvage yard that had a motor with 17k on it for $2500. I figured it was going to be a mess when it arrived because of the price, but it was nicely packaged with the entire wiring harness attached! I have found the companies represened on www.car-part.com have some pretty good used parts with a guarantee! I am going to try and buy anything major that breaks from that website since you get volvo original for 1/4 the cost- they even list the mileage on the parts!

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I have 124,000 and still going excellent, lost track of how many sets of tires. On G3's now they are great in the Florida rain

I have 124,000 and still going excellent, lost track of how many sets of tires. On G3's now they are great in the Florida rain

I will dig up the photos we have going 100 and turning 100,000. I now have 124,000 and the car looks and runs great. Burns about 1/2 quart of oil every 1,000 mile interstate run. Which means steady 85 mph and many bursts to 110 gets me to North Carolina quickly

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126k and still going strong. Runs like a dream. Smooth. Quiet. Powerful. Pulls like a freight train. Love this car!

Nate Courtright

'67 122s 623,xxx miles. Just don't build them like this any more...

'04 V70R 6spd 126,xxx miles.... but I'm hoping they might!

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This thread puts alot of hope in me towards owning a newer R .

So now start blowing engines I need one :P

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139k on my 04

All miles mine, except teaching kids to drive a stick and two days my wife had it.

I have replaced a lot of parts, including but not limited to these things I can think of right now: clutch, angle gear, drive shaft, rear sub frame, front upper strut mounts, front calipers, AC compressor, power steering pump, front hubs, shifter cables. Must have been through 8 sets of brake pads, two sets of front rotors.

40 track days.

Of these items, only the rear sub frame was under warranty.

Now (desperately) needs front struts, and I have trouble shifting again, but I am out of dough.

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139k on my 04

All miles mine, except teaching kids to drive a stick and two days my wife had it.

I have replaced a lot of parts, including but not limited to these things I can think of right now: clutch, angle gear, drive shaft, rear sub frame, front upper strut mounts, front calipers, AC compressor, power steering pump, front hubs, shifter cables. Must have been through 8 sets of brake pads, two sets of front rotors.

40 track days.

Of these items, only the rear sub frame was under warranty.

Now (desperately) needs front struts, and I have trouble shifting again, but I am out of dough.

what happend to your old calipers ? that rear subframe , angle gear drive shaft , front hubs and shfiter cables ?

those all seem insane to already have been replaced.

rest ehh I have done that on 850.v/s/c70 with less milage already.

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Will be there shortly....presently at 99,500 with 500 left on my extended warranty. The car is in the shop for another round of computer module failures (happened three years ago)...just in time to still be covered!

Have had all the known glitches, but on the whole, a great and fun car.

Mike

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101K on the 04, all mine. New front struts, on 3rd set of front discs, just put 2nd set on rears...first lasted 100K; also replaced rear parking brake assemblies just before they were going to explode.

Leaky PS reservoir tank, like everyone else. All the electronics still work just fine. No oil leaks, dry as a bone on the underside. Still only burn about a quart every 3-4 K miles.

Putting in an awesome 4-way Schukra electro-mechanical lumbar support in driver's seat as a present to my back, because I can't afford a new Bimmer with a comfort seat.

Still one of the best-handling big cars I have ever put my foot into......

jersey boy

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WOW, I've been stuck under 32000 mile's for some time now. (on the 06VR) 114500 on the 00VR, the 855R just turned over 140K. I should probably swap more often, but every time I drive the 06 it seems somebody almost hit's me.

............Dave

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Just pulled into the driveway and hit 137,100 miles on the nose. Have had all the typical P2 problems and still have 2 more to fix, but I love this dam car.

Denny G.

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WOW there are some high mileage VR's here. I thought my 06 VR with 108K was a lot. I wont be driving it much with having my 98R and my 91 945T that has 203K and my job is 8 miles from home.

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We finally went over 100,000 miles last Thursday. The R is in great shape but we have replaced parts whenever needed.....

Front bumper 4 times, rotors, clutch, wheels.......and numerous other mechanical recommendations from the dealer.

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