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POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

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POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by matthew1 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:04 pm

How much do you spend on labor per year on your Volvo P80?

The average over the life of your P80 ownership.

Just labor please.

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by RigsPGT » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:53 pm

rarely pay for any labor except tire installation and alignments.


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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by rspi » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Head surfacing, pressing a bearing or bushing, welding an exhaust, extracting a rusted bolt, etc.


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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by tryingbe » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:40 pm

Just tires...


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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by scot850 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:01 pm

With 3 Volvos and a Kia Sportage, i don't have the tools to do some of the work. The Sportage is under warranty for 5 years so I have the car serviced there. I still have the 06 XC70 serviced at the dealer, although I do some smaller jobs on it. We don't do a big mileage as a family so typically the cars are unlikely to get to an oil change based on mileage! Once a year max oil changes. Kia has free oil changes for 5 years also.

Then there are some jobs where I don't have the experience and if it i complex I'll leave it to the pro's as their work is warranted!

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:03 pm

Never paid for labor on anything on my Volvo. Unless you consider a yearly state inspection labor. :lol:

Otherwise, I really only pay for labor on alignments and tire mounting. I do everything else myself.


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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by benpineapple » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:07 am

i only ever take my V70 in for tires, or for diagnosing if an issue has stumped me.


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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by MadeInJapan » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:11 pm

Agree only labor is wheel alignment/tires. If I could do that myself I would. Plus a lot of places are a rip off- choose your tire places wisely! Many screw things up who sell other services to get you to come back- had it happen more than once.


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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by sleddriver » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:35 pm

Tough to answer with just a "click". Last year I paid for an alignment. First in > 15yrs. Should have done it sooner...much sooner. About 10yrs/70,000mi ago, I paid the indy to do TB, WP, front cam seals, etc. This year I paid ~ $330 to have the blown PS rack replaced: He had a lift, I didn't. Also, the shop warranted the rack. Good thing too because the replacement rack soon began "clunking" within a week!

Last year, I did all the work in my BIG THREAD myself.


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