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  1. 11-04-2017 03:27 PM - permalink
    Hi ES6T, I'm writing to you because of the leak-down test thread you had going in this forum. I have a pampered 1995 850 T station wagon with 300K miles on it which I have owned since new. I have performed a leak-down test and the results were inconclusive to my satisfaction.
    Leak-down test = Cylinder #1- 10%, #2 - 30%, #3 - 10%, #4 - 12%, #5 - 10%.
    Compression test = Cylinder #1 - 175 psi, #2 - 100 psi, #3 - 175 psi, #4 - 145 psi, #5 - 175 psi.
    5 Mechanic(s) I trust in opinion, one says do a top end rebuild, another said an aluminium will never seal correctly again, another said replace with a lower mileage engine (100K -150K miles). Two have said the rings will be compromised by the new pressures. I'm inclined to rebuild the head. Based on what you are reading of this situation, what would your council be? I need a relatively reliable car for LA/ CA driving.
  2. 10-04-2017 12:55 PM - permalink
  3. 03-13-2017 09:58 PM - permalink
    Hi ES6T, do you live in Boston area? If so, I'd like to ask your to replace the vent hose of my car. Thanks.
  4. 12-09-2015 02:47 PM - permalink
    I have a question about the fuel system on my 2005 xc70.
    I replaced a cracked fuel pump ring, and now it won't start. Before it started with no problems. Do I have to repressurize or bleed the system ?
  5. 11-12-2015 05:35 PM - permalink
    Hey ES6T. Would greatly appreciate your input on a timing belt question. I totaled my '02 S60 this week and found a potential replacement 2006 with 97K that has not had the TB changed. In your opinion do I need to concern myself with a time element since it is 10 years old, or still just go by miles? Greatly appreciate your input!
  6. 02-28-2015 12:11 PM - permalink
    how to replace the right rear abs sensor on a 2004 volvo xc90
  7. 08-15-2014 08:36 PM - permalink
    Hi ES6T. Would greatly appreciate your input on


  8. 02-15-2014 11:00 PM - permalink
    Where is your shop located? Just curious in case I find a problem that no one in my so has seen and maybe someone outside of California has seen it.
  9. 01-27-2014 10:33 AM - permalink
    hi es6t.....on some post yesterday you mentioned some engines being more reliable than others....made me curious about my 2000 v40, I bought new and have had zero problems...could you look up my engine code and let me know if it happens to be one of the more reliable units? thanks in advance...vid#yv1vw2555yf583169
  10. 04-02-2013 01:34 PM - permalink
    Hey, sorry to bother you through here. Anything you recommend I do before replacing my car's front O2 sensor (2002 S60)? Cleaning the MAF, running seafoam evenly through gas/crank/vacuum, checking the vacuum lines and proper fuses, etc. then clearing the CEL and seeing if performance changes and if the CEL comes back?

    The CEL has been turning on and off lately. I figure I could hold on to the sensor and return it if it turns out it's something else since it can sometimes be another part's/system's fault. Or is it safe to assume it's definitely the sensor?

    The first day I drove the car after like 20 minutes it stopped accelerating at all. I parked at a local Advance using the momentum I had left and when I opened the hood the engine seemed to be hesitating and harshly shaking. After waiting a few minutes I drove off fine and never had the problem since. I've driven over 1.2k miles without that happening again. The CEL never came on when that incident happened.


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