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Old 07-14-2018, 08:52 PM   #11
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Funny thing...my son called from Seattle yesterday and told me he had just bought a '98V70. Cool Beans!
My 98V70 died on the road on the way to work in October. For some reason it was oil starved even though the oil level was full and there was no sludge. I took apart the oil filter to see if was plugged but everything was normal.

I bought the car for my daughter so I wouldn't have to get up at 6:30 AM on saturdays to drive her to band practice. I paid $1500 and she and I drove the car for ten years. He will be able to drive that car a long time - what happened to mine is a freak occurrence because those v70's typically go 400 to 500,000 miles if well cared for (mine bought it at 173K). There is an o-ring internally between the pan and engine block that fails and causes what happened to my volvo. I didn't know about it until the car was already kaput.

Suggest that he check out matthewsvolvosite.com. That's where I got the name 98v70dad - I just reused it here. There is a zero time checklist on the website with a lot of suggested maintenance for a long life. I did all of it yet mine betrayed me. The killer o ring wasn't on the list. That's why I got the ranger.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:42 PM   #12
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My 98V70 died on the road on the way to work in October. For some reason it was oil starved even though the oil level was full and there was no sludge. I took apart the oil filter to see if was plugged but everything was normal.

I bought the car for my daughter so I wouldn't have to get up at 6:30 AM on saturdays to drive her to band practice. I paid $1500 and she and I drove the car for ten years. He will be able to drive that car a long time - what happened to mine is a freak occurrence because those v70's typically go 400 to 500,000 miles if well cared for (mine bought it at 173K). There is an o-ring internally between the pan and engine block that fails and causes what happened to my volvo. I didn't know about it until the car was already kaput.

Suggest that he check out matthewsvolvosite.com. That's where I got the name 98v70dad - I just reused it here. There is a zero time checklist on the website with a lot of suggested maintenance for a long life. I did all of it yet mine betrayed me. The killer o ring wasn't on the list. That's why I got the ranger.
Thanks for the info. Very informative site.
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Thanks for the info. Very informative site.
Its a great resource. Post a question like my battery question and you'll get 5 responses in an hour. Often people have done the project took pictures and have illustrated instructions and parts lists for how to DIY. Usually there will be advise on where to get the best deal on parts.

Also, there is a very complete library of common problems and fixes and routine repairs which is easy to overlook if you don't know its there.
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