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Should I sell my 2008 C70 after the valve job.

Old 08-11-2018, 01:43 PM
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Default Should I sell my 2008 C70 after the valve job.

I've had a slight oil leak for several years on my c70. It's never really been a lot of oil, but recently starting dripping onto my serpentine belt without my knowledge. This lead to the serpentine belt slipping, then shredding and the timing belt jumping. Needless to say, that is an engine killer and frustrating because I did the timing belt less than 10,000 miles ago, so that was a waste of money. Now I'm facing a $2000-$3000 repair based on how many valves are damaged. I know I have a bad motor mount, so that likely needs fixing at the same time. I can't really say that the car has been a money pit, but I'm starting to question if I should keep it after the valve job. I know in good working condition I can sell it quickly. My question is, at 113,000 am I at risk of some other big repair, such as the roof not working, or the transmission going bad. Assuming none of that happens it makes financial sense to keep driving it with it's almost new tires and new rear brakes/rotors. Anyone here have experience with a c70 in the 115,000 to 200,000 mile range.
Old 08-11-2018, 02:54 PM
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I really don't understand what oil leak caused the serpentine belt to break unless it was power steering fluid. If it was, that should have been fixed long ago. I've seen those rot out the motor mount.

There are cases where a serpentine belt stops the engine very quickly and causes damage like you have. The car is worthless like it is and finding another vehicle will cost more than the repair. So, fixing it is likely the better choice.
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