Considering 2010 XC60 with 74K miles

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Considering 2010 XC60 with 74K miles

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Hi guys,

I am very familiar with Volvos, having owned 1998 S70 GLT (all the way to 190K) and currently own 2004 V70, 2005 XC90.

Considering 2010 XC60 with 74K miles...
- I know this is a 3.0L Turbo...any issues with this engine?
- Trans: any issues with this trans?
- Anything else should I look for?

Thanks!
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Among the first years of production.. these had some possible issues. A decent car otherwise.

Front windshield was not sealing properly and even when replaced by Volvo the problem will be recurring. It seems the genuine glass had a coating on which the sealant would not adhere properly. Some were luckier with aftermarket windshield. Water will leak past the windshield on electronics inside the dashboard, and under the floor mats www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMiTA7z7SDk

These years also used a PCV box - shared with several european car brands - that was poorly designed. Many engines had oil consumption issues because of this even with low miles and several had to get new pistons. If the car is using oil, that's not a good news. Out of warranty it's owner's bill.

Have a look at the sticky topics here https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=187
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The XC60 is marked T6? the XC60 could be 3.2NA or 3.0T that year. The 5th and 6th of VIN are 92 for turbo and 52 for NA engine in 2010.
I've worked around these cars and P3 models with the 6 cylinder are doing well after years in service. Lots of them around with 200K miles and still going strong with few issues.
The trans has few problems and does much better with periodic drain n fills like the rest of them.

Suspension has many fewer issues compared to P2 and 800 platforms.
crankcase vent box is on top of head and takes minutes to get off. The NA engine has the diaphragm that can and does rupture but that is not on the turbo motor.

Plastic bits in cooling system but you won't avoid that on anything built in 2010 (and before). I don't think the pieces have been trouble yet but age will tell.

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Not sure, jimmy could confirm, P3 had a new cabin blower design, it seems the blower doesn't last and it's buried in the center of the dash, www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-9SKu49LBE

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- Thanks everyone and jimmy is always correct!

- Although the car is 2010 XC60 with 74K miles and the badge is "T6 AWD", which I assume is 3.0T engine, the acceleration is pathetic (worse than my 2005 XC90 2.5T). The XC60 drove like a dog with average acceleration.
Steering very heavy.

- Don't understand why the XC60 was sold like hot cake.

- Anyway, the 3.0T engine (wonder if Ford built it) was unimpressive.

- Asking price was $10.5K, a bit too high, so I left the seller (nice person though)...

- So I keep shopping for now...
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The blower is prone to squealing but the failure seems spotty as lots go years with no issue. It does not require the dash be removed to change it.

The T6 models run pretty strong so there is something off with that one.

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I did a bit more research...

- Does anyone know the oil consumption issue?

- Which model is affected?

- What is the root cause of oil consumption?
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Yes, any of them driven pokey, idled too much, remoted started too much, and oil is not changed enough given the use of the vehicle.

Turbo SI6 engines have little problem with this, more likely due to the owners that buy T6 models.

sludged ring grooves on piston that bind the rings. Many can be fixed with chemical soaking treatments.

Industry wide problem. Most makes have some vehicles of some year models affected. Mostly a north American issue as we don't get ideal motor oils here.

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Just picked up a 11 XC60 T6 R-Design and it's anything but slow. Very steady rush of speed that comes on quickly and without any drama. Fastest Volvo i've been in...
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cn90 wrote: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:40 pm - Although the car is 2010 XC60 with 74K miles and the badge is "T6 AWD", which I assume is 3.0T engine, the acceleration is pathetic (worse than my 2005 XC90 2.5T). The XC60 drove like a dog with average acceleration.

My guess here is on that specific car the engine had a problem (perhaps electrical, sensor or alike)

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