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Old 09-23-2006, 05:52 PM
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Does anyone know if a 2000 S80 T6 has an interferance type engine? Last night my son was driving the car and it suddenly went dead. When I picked him up, I tried to crank it and the engine spins without any load, so I'm assuming no compression (I'm sitting here waiting for the tow truck). I had a Porsche 928 that sounded the exact same way when the belt broke on it (32 valves!) Am I totally screwed or is there a chance that he didn't bend the valves? How hard is it to do it yourself? From the outside it looks fairly easy to get to everything, any comments?
 
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:33 PM
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Find a used Head now.
Most if the Intake Valves will be bent.
 
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:58 PM
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How many miles are on your car. I think the timing belt should be changed every 105k miles or every 7 years. I have a 99 2.9 S80 with 103K miles on it. After I read what happned to know I think I should get it changed rather then taking a huge risk.
 
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:02 AM
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How many miles are on your car. I think the timing belt should be changed every 105k miles or every 7 years. I have a 99 2.9 S80 with 103K miles on it. After I read what happned to know I think I should get it changed rather then taking a huge risk.
Volvo says every 105,000 but I have seen them break at 60,000 and 80,000.

I reccomend to change every 70,000 like the earlier cars.
 
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:46 AM
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is ther signs to look for when its necessary to do the change?
 
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:18 AM
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Cracks on the outside of the Belt.(The flat part)
 
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:22 PM
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It only has 66,000 miles on it. That seems waaaaay too early for timing belt problems. Remember when Volvo used to build good cars? Anybody have any lines on where I might find a used head?
 
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