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1999 Volvo s80 T6 turbo replacement

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:38 AM
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Default 1999 Volvo s80 T6 turbo replacement

Driving on the freeway on my way home the car seemed to lose power and there was a high whining noise when I would accelerate. I never drove it for the rest of the day. I go to my step-dads house(not far) to get his opinion and white smoke started coming from the exhaust and soon later the engine. Then there was also a clunking or clicking noise coming from the engine. We believe it might be the head gaskets or the turbo.

I am hoping it will just be the turbo and I will get a refurbish kit for it and do it myself. Also is
this right? The price is ridiculously low....

how difficult is it to replace a turbo on a 1999 Volvo s80?

What tools would I need?
 

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:09 AM
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Diagnose whats actually wrong before you worry about the turbos. A refurbish kit is going to do nothing for the symptions your describe. White smoke is typically related to moisture\coolant which would mean a cracked turbo housing, IF its one of the turbos. In this case you will need a new housing.

To answer your question, they are not difficult to replace just awkard in spots and time consuming.

The clunking\clicking noise concerns me. You might have issues much bigger than turbos such as spun bearings from contaminated oil.
 
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:04 PM
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Thank you. It is getting diagnosed today.
 
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ZellFalcon View Post
Thank you. It is getting diagnosed today.
Cool beans

I replied with some info on the turbos on MatthewsVolvoSite for ya.
 
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:22 PM
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Default Any updates on this post?

Its pretty annoying when people make posts and symptoms, and then never give any update!
We can all learn a lot from you if you post your updates.

SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS VOLVO WITH THE WHITE SMOKE AND THE CLICKING NOISES?
 
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