Volvo XC70 This wagon/SUV crossover offers the capabilities of an SUV without SUV size.

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Old 03-22-2017, 08:12 PM
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Neighbor has '99 V70 AWD (turbo I-5) with (probably) a bad valve. Local shop refuses to work on it, best machine shop in 40 miles refused to replace valve if handed the head. So. The machine shop says that that engine is the last year for mechanical valves, 00 and later hydraulic. They have some kind of problem with Volvo shims, or buckets or something.

Was wondering if I could go to pick-n-pull and get a good 00-03 head with hydraulic valves, and just bolt it on. Will all the bolt up stuff bolt up? Head gasket the same? Square vs. round tooth timing belt?

Neighbor fixin' to take the whole thing to pick-n-pull..

Yes, I know I could probably do the same with a '99 mech. head, but why not upgrade when possible?
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