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Great S70 to Repair & Get Back on Road

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Great S70 to Repair & Get Back on Road

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The car body and interior are in outstanding condition. (Sliver with Black Interior) Unfortunately, last week the water pump bearing failed which caused the timing belt to disengage. As a result the valves are now bent and the car is temporarily inoperable. There may be further damage but it would require a more thorough disassembly of the engine - and I am not a mechanic. And the air conditioner does not work. So the car is being sold in As-Is condition. Otherwise, as you can see in the photos, the car is in very good shape. Power windows, sunroof, door locks. AM/FM radio, CD player with burl walnut trim. The All Wheel Drive and Turbo run well.
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Sounds like a parts car to me!
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It really is a good car. It just needs a little loving.
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A new head and water pump = $500 for DIY. $1500 for a mechanic in CT. Depending on the miles your car has, the S70 is probably worth about $1500, after repairs... Then there is the potential problem of the bevel gears on an 18 year old car.
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What mileage/ age had that waterpump, Volvo or aftermarket? Guess I'll replace mine when doing the timing belt next time...
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You mention photos, I don't see any ...
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https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/d/1 ... 53232.html

Nice and clean. Until I saw about 3 days of work cleaning the engine bay, just to see whats where. $1200 asking price is quite a stretch for a lawn ornament with close to 200K miles.
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Klausc wrote: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:45 pm $1200 asking price is quite a stretch for a lawn ornament with close to 200K miles.
Well put, Klausc. It's unfortunate but true! It's all too common here in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) to see P80 owners try to get $1K+ for a car with bent valves. I imagine it's because mechanics are so damn expensive over here and owners want to recoup some of those costs...
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Post by Clemens »

A non working AC and a head job: If you sum up just the parts I could buy another one of those, and if you have it done by a shop I could get 2 more. Which would leave me with 4 great P80 lawn ornaments. Too bad he is only selling one...
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Give this car and $1500 bucks to a young kid to get him his first ride and you will live forever.
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