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Old 11-11-2007, 03:55 PM
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Default Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

Timing belt tensioner pulley failed and the belt slipped.Now I have bent valves. What price should I expect at a Volvo specialty shop to fix the bent valves? Here's the history. Car was running smoothly until just before I shut it down while pulling off the road at 10 mph. Volvo dealer R&R'd the tensioner pulley and installed a new belt,idler roller, and belt protector ($1100) to see if the valves survived w/o damage. No such luck, and the dearler wants an estimated $3500 more to fix the engine. 2000 S80 T6has 103k miles. Oh well, my usual luck with this POS S-80. Thanks,
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:49 PM
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

I would say somewhere close to $2500.00 to $3000.00.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:44 PM
 
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

I have an estimate from four days ago from a local dealer: valves, assorted rings and gaskets, and 14 fairly expensive 'screws'. Roughly $3,800, divided almost equally between parts and labor.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:29 PM
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

wouldnt it be a lot cheaper to put a new "used" engine in?
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:37 PM
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Not really thats more like $6000.00
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

I replaced my engine for $2,200.00 (it was $3,000 by the time it left the shop, but that included new timingbelt, tensioners, water pump, radiatorand replacing all the oil seas - oil pan, oil trap, turbo lines, etc). I picked up an engine with 40K miles for $1500 (plus $700 labor). This was after the dealer quoted me $2,700.00 to fix a burnt valve. After the fact, they told me I could have just bought a new cylinder head from them with valves, etc. for $1,200.00. After spending around $5K on my 99 S80 T6 over the past 3 months or so, I have learned you can negotiate a lot with the stealers (dealers) and they will drop prices. i.e., 2 diagnostics reduced from $98.00 to $50.00, lower strut mounts from $48/ea to $30/ea, 3 coils from $67/ea to $35/ea and the last coil down to $25.00. Speak your mind and remind them that their poor workmanship is costing YOU a ton of hard-earned money. Good luck.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

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After the fact, they told me I could have just bought a new cylinder head from them with valves, etc. for $1,200.00.
Yes, when the pistons hit the valves, the pistons are normally fine,but the more lightly constructed valves are mashed. Soif you're replacing whole components, you would need only the cylinder head,not the head plus engine block replaced. The head will be considerably cheaper in both parts and labor than an entire engine.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

im replacing piston rings,valve stem seals,water pump,timing belt,tention pulley,idle pulley,spurk plugs,gaskets,head gasket,14 head bolts,clean whole motor inside, everythink cost me under $1,000 labor is free because i'm doing everythink my self, i did few japanise cars so i'm not stranger to this, will post pics soon shop or dealer want to much money
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:53 PM
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I'm going the cylinder head replacement route vice a used engine, and doing most of the work myself. Local dealer wanted $4200 for installing a used engine with 69k miles on it.
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Default RE: Cost estimate for valve job after timing belt slip

All this talk of timing belt and tensioner issues has me a bit edgy.. I bought my s80 as a great deal with 97,000 miles.... now im just over 100,000 miles 5 months later and im genuinely worried about the timing belt. I planned to hold off for the reccomended 105,000 miles but is this reccomended... I dont know if it makes a difference, but im a 'spirited' driver to say the least hahah
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