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Cost to replace V70 engine

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Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by Volvodummy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:42 am

2005 v70 dignosed as bad motor, no oil pressure. 300k. I was given price of $3300 total to put a 76k engine in. Still shopping around. I'm in Florida. If anyone could advise on place to get engine? I want to try and get her fixed up. Especially if I can drive a few more years. I could just put the money toward another car, but the body is great and I love the safety and comfort of this car. What other Volvo models and years have the same engone? Should I stick to the same year and model for engine? It is a 2.4 non turbo v70. What is a normal range price for the labor on engine replacement? Thanks for your help!
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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by JRL » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:01 am

A bit high but not ultra out of line
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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by vtl » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:13 am

The engine is B5244S, it was installed in a bunch of models through the whole P2 platform life span: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Mod ... ine#B5244S

The most bulletproof 5-cylinder engine Volvo ever made, but it still requires a regular and quality oil changes.
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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by chrism » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:20 am

The 6th and 7th digits of your VIN number indicate the engine code. For instance, my 2003 V70 NA is 61:

61 = B5244S S60/V70 2.4 FWD

I'm not sure if your 2005 carries exactly the same engine code or not. Hopefully there are a lot of S60's out there with the same engine as yours which would open up the market quite a bit for you to go shopping.

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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:56 am

3 years for $3000 is much cheaper than anything new, and beats a lot of used cars!

The price is about right but there are always uncertainties with a used engine that you can't really 'insure' against

I have that same engine in my 2005 and it is a dreamy, quiet, powerful piece of work that gives me 32 mph highway...insane..
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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by oragex » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:50 pm

I would just keep all sensors and accessories for spare or just in case the computer won't like the sensors coming with the replacement engine.

I feel $3300 is on the steep side, the garage is making good money here but most Volvo specialists are like such. The labor should be under $1000 (not at the main dealer) and the engine under $1000 as well. Given the car mileage, I'd rather try to find an engine off Ebay for under $1000, may also look at some scrapyards near your location on local.google.com. With a replacement engine, I would remove the oil pan and check the PCV system before installing, wouldn't be surprised what killed your engine was a clogged PCV. Keep your transmission if it works well.

I'd keep in mind that at 300k a Volvo starts breaking parts so expenses may go up in the next 100k miles or so so the rest of the car might not go much past 400k.

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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by vtl » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:53 pm

Replace all seals as well, crank/cam, and in the pan too.
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Re: Cost to replace V70 engine

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:59 pm

$1000 for an engine swap? pulling one, replacing another, as well as dealing with engine and shipping - that would be pretty light for a shop rate
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