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Old 03-20-2017, 02:23 AM
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Default Reduced power/misfire on 97 960 Turbo

Just bought a 97 960 turbo with 220k on it. It runs extremely rough and loud and has greatly reduced power almost as if a couple spark plugs are fouled. However, there's a good sized hole in the exhaust right before it hits the cat and I'm wondering if that might be causing the issue?

The guy I got it from said the head gasket was bad and that's why it's running so rough, however every check that can be done without tools tells me it's not a headgasket. It doesn't even get hot! No, I haven't done a compression test or anything like that but I'm thinking this hole in the exhaust may be the issue...thoughts?

Either way, I paid $200 for the car and it's in almost perfect shape so it's just a cheap project for me. Never even owned a Volvo so this is a new experience lol.
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