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1999 v70 xc/AWD engine "dead" 1 year 10 months ago #480

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1999 v70 xc/ AWD 231300 miles:

I was driving yesterday @40-50 mph when I accelerated to 60, all of a sudden the engine started spewing white exhaust and then started sputtering and not idling when I stopped at a red light 5 minutes later. It stalled but it re started and I got it home at 25 mph. I changed the spark plugs this morning, # 3 and # 4 were filled with oil and there was oil covering the whole top of the engine block. After changing the plugs and mopping up all the oil, it didn't even come close to starting.

Got it towed to the mechanic and he said I need a new engine. Starting est. $2500. This is a 99 v70 XC/ AWD with a rebuilt transmission 75000 mi ago and with ok brakes, new tires and new battery.
The mechanic said it was running rich, and that the timing belt was off by one mark. Is it worth repairing or should I cut my losses? Ironically I just ordered the 3rd row jump seat to install to add more room and versatility with the amount of carpooling we do.
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Re: 1999 v70 xc/AWD engine "dead" 1 year 10 months ago #481

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surpata2 wrote:
1999 v70 xc/ AWD 231300 miles:

I was driving yesterday @40-50 mph when I accelerated to 60, all of a sudden the engine started spewing white exhaust and then started sputtering and not idling when I stopped at a red light 5 minutes later. It stalled but it re started and I got it home at 25 mph. I changed the spark plugs this morning, # 3 and # 4 were filled with oil and there was oil covering the whole top of the engine block. After changing the plugs and mopping up all the oil, it didn't even come close to starting.

Got it towed to the mechanic and he said I need a new engine. Starting est. $2500. This is a 99 v70 XC/ AWD with a rebuilt transmission 75000 mi ago and with ok brakes, new tires and new battery.
The mechanic said it was running rich, and that the timing belt was off by one mark. Is it worth repairing or should I cut my losses? Ironically I just ordered the 3rd row jump seat to install to add more room and versatility with the amount of carpooling we do.

If all the repairs are under $3,000 my view would be to fix the car.

George Dill
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Re: 1999 v70 xc/AWD engine "dead" 1 year 10 months ago #483

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Thanks George. It's coincidental that I joined VCOA a week before having car trouble and not having any issues with the ol' V for the first year of having her.

The Mechanic just called and said he found an engine identical to mine with 65,000 miles on it.

Bottom line: $3380 parts and labor. He said it's the whole engine from top to bottom. Sounds like it's worth a try...
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Re: 1999 v70 xc/AWD engine "dead" 1 year 10 months ago #484

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Wonder if I tell the mechanic I'm a new VCOA member he'll give me 10% off the bill. lol.
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Re: 1999 v70 xc/AWD engine "dead" 1 year 10 months ago #485

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surpata2 wrote:
Wonder if I tell the mechanic I'm a new VCOA member he'll give me 10% off the bill. lol.

Look this over...

www.vcoa.org/club-overview/discounts

...and ask your repair people to consider signing up for the VCOA Discount Program (if not already).

Many providers have been listed for many years and have benefited by word-of-mouth and return customers.

Thanks.

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