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by C30Vehicle
Sun May 09, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: Online sources - 242 DL VOLVOS for sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Online sources - 242 DL VOLVOS for sale.

Hello,

Any recommendations for online sources containing ample listings of 1980s Volvo 242 DLs for sale? The 242 DLs are difficult to find.

Thank-you
by C30Vehicle
Sat May 08, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: Seeking to buy restored 242 DL.
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Seeking to buy restored 242 DL.

I'm seeking to buy a restored 1980s Volvo 242 DL.

I'll list the State of California as a region I would consider to locate a 242DL - as these specific vehicles are very hard to find in the region of CA where I'm located.

What are the price ranges for the 1980s 242 DLs?

Thank-you
by C30Vehicle
Sat May 08, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

I had a second, and third assessment from a Volvo dealer's service department. The second and third assessments found that the engine damage likely went beyond a head gasket. Hence, it would likely cost more to get the C30 fixed than the car is worth. I was able to sell the C30 (as-is) for $750. The...
by C30Vehicle
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

I have not heard any mechanic mention (or speculate) about a warped-head. Again, the mechanic I sought a second opinion (who's had ample experiences with Volvos) was quickly able to assess pretty-much what the first mechanic (with some experiences with Volvos) mentioned - aside from having to consid...
by C30Vehicle
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

Need to sell, or trade-in my 2009 C30. Just had a second opinion from a mechanic who is very familiar with Volvos. Right away, the mechanic found that the head-gasket replacement job was beyond the scope of this mechanic's experience - that is there are quite possibly additional engine problems. The...
by C30Vehicle
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

Is a drop in gas-mileage related or unrelated to head-gasket replacement issues? The C30 mileage dropped from an average of 23 MPG to just over 18 MPG.
by C30Vehicle
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

I had purchased my 2009 C30 six years ago at 52,000 miles. I do not have the vehicle's service history - I had purchased the vehicle as pre-owned from a Volvo dealer. The only major repairs/replacement was the timing belt at around 87,000 miles. As for the engine overheating, this only happened brie...
by C30Vehicle
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

Thank-you for your response! My mechanic did a 'Block Tester' confirming combustion gases in the coolant. In traveling short distances within town (rarely at speeds over 40 MPH) - my C30's temperature remains within a normal range. I monitor the coolant levels, and the vehicle seems to be running no...
by C30Vehicle
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: 2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

2009 C30 - Head gasket replacement at 90,000 miles? Topic is solved

My mechanic noted that the smell of combustion in coolant fluid usually indicates that the head-gasket needs replacement; yet at the same time, my mechanic mentioned that 90,000 miles on a Volvo C30 is normally too early for head-gasket replacement. Is my 2009 C30 one of those exceptions where the '...
by C30Vehicle
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: C30, C70 2006+, S40 & V50 2004 ½ +
Topic: Does the head-gasket in 2009 Volvo C30 need replacement?
Replies: 0
Views: 427

Does the head-gasket in 2009 Volvo C30 need replacement?

Does the smell of combustion in coolant fluid usually indicate that the head-gasket needs replacement - or what are other reasons for why the smell of combustion shows-up in coolant fluid? My 2009 Volvo C30 has 90,000 miles. The coolant level dropped quickly from the 'MAX' fluid level even during mi...