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Re: 2004 V70 NA poor running, starting, head gasket?

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Next steps are evaluation of fuel pressure at rail, while we still have the poor running condition present.
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Hi All. Thanks for all the knowledge and advice. I sure have a long homework list!
I will fill you in shortly about all the steps I have taken so far, and what the results were, so we can hopefully eliminate some possibilities.

Be back very soon with results and I really appreciate all the time you have given.

Also...my dogs are getting increasingly concerned that their favorite ride has not taken them anywhere in awhile! :shock:

Elisa.

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Woof woof ...get it fixed!!h
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Post by Spiderland »

Hello all. So here it is...

After going through the suggestions posted on here that we could handle ourselves, we brought it to a highly recommended Volvo shop that determined that we do indeed have a blown head gasket. My fuel pump module is also failing and the coils are at the end of their life span, and I am sure their are a host of other smaller problems but obviously the head gasket takes the cake.

So...not good. We are well aware of our limits, and I think the scope of this work, in my case, is best left to the pros. All said and done, we are realistically looking at at least $3000 (if the block is not cracked that is). With 180k, even though the body is in excellent condition, I am thinking this is not the wisest endeavor to pursue.

With the possibility of it being this worst case scenario, I have been hunting around for our newest Volvo incarnation. I will not be deterred! This is probably best left for a new thread but how serious is a Transfer Case leak on a 2000 XC70 with 109k? Priced to move! My husband thinks I'm crazy but I do tend to adopt the troubled cases.

Thanks for all the help. Volvo Love!

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Thanks for update. I do have a spare used PEM for test purposes that I think will fit.

Im still skeptical of HG diagnosis with even compression numbers and smooth idle.
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