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Rebuild destroyed engine?

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Old 08-28-2008, 12:11 AM
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Hi everyone.
This is my first post, so be easy on me.
I am considering buying a 2002 V70 5-spd whose engine is apparently destroyed due to the timing belt breaking.

How many hours does the Chilton (or some other) labor guide say it would take to rebuild/repair?
Could this be a DIY project or something that only a Master mechanic should attempt?
Any idea on the approximate cost of an entirely new engine?

Thanks for your help.

 
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:38 AM
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It took me about a day on my S70 N/a I got the car for $1.00 and got a head off ebay for $225.00 Ordered new head bolts, and a goetz(oem) brand head gasket. Idler Pulley, belt tensioner, and went ahead and did the waterpump while it was all apart.

Cleaned off the cylinder block and the bottom of the new head ( you should have the cylinder head checked for flatness, aluminum heads do warp over time, and milled if needed)

If you've done work on cars before and don't mind troubleshooting problems its a great experience. I can tear a head off and put a new on on, complete with timing and everything in about 6 hours using hand tools now.

Internal Combustion engines are simple, just make sure with volvo that you re-attach all the vacuum hoses when your done. A shop will more than likely charge you between 8 and 12 hour of labor for this job.

I highly reccomend teh OEM Goetz gasket, I've used an aftermarket one before on the same car and had to replace it.

Expect to spend around $500.00 or so in parts to get her running.
 
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:43 PM
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Rascal2pt0 thanks for your response.

A few more questions.
Can this job be done from on top or would I need to get underneath it (put on ramps etc)?
Does this job require pulling the engine out or can it be done inplace?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:47 PM
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You can do a head swap with the car on ramps and the engine left in.
 
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:56 AM
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Thanks tech.
Another question.
The 2002 V70 that I am considering buying has apparently not moved for about a year.
I am concerned about other components that could have been affected by it sitting for so long.
Should I be worried about other seals etc.?
Thanks
 
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:18 PM
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I would get it running first then take it from there.
 
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:58 AM
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ORIGINAL: tech

I would get it running first then take it from there.
Mine sat for about a year, just a slight musty smell but after driving with the windows down for a few days she was great.
 
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:49 PM
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One thing often overlooked is the price of a running donor vehicle. Vehicles of this era are often dumped cheap by the average suburbanite bear relegated to dealer repair costs (or just facing the next dealer scheduled service bill) - here over $900 for an alternator, $1300 for an ABS module, etc. With a few weeks of searching you should be able to find an engine donor for a thousand, with years worth of future bonus bits that will make the initial purchase virtually "free" over time.
 
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