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'98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

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'98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by utilityaudio » Sun May 12, 2019 8:41 pm

Hi folks, as the title says, my '98 S70 is currently at 95k, and currently running pretty well and I'd like to keep it that way.
What should I be thinking about having repaired/replaced in the near future?

In the last year, it's gotten new tires, new rear brakes (calipers, rotor, and pads), oil changes, and a couple bulbs, planning on having the front brakes done soon (mechanic said that they had 10-15k left when I had the back done).

Thanks in advance.



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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by abscate » Tue May 14, 2019 5:21 am

Check your PVC for pressure, if your catch that before it gets pressure, you save a lot of money.

Are you a DIY chap/ gal? Many here have picked a wrench for the first time with guidance both online and sometimes just meeting new people
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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by Chuck W » Tue May 14, 2019 6:11 am

When was the timing belt done last?



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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:51 am

Chuck W wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:11 am
When was the timing belt done last?
+1, if it hasn't been done before I would HIGHLY recommend taking care of that. Many people overlook the fact that on low mileage cars, parts still fail due to time. Timing belt should be replaced every 10 years regardless of mileage on low mileage cars.
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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by erikv11 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:51 pm

Chuck W wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:11 am
When was the timing belt done last?
And by timing belt Chuck means if the timing rollers, tensioner and belt have ever been done. Leave the Volvo water pump alone, some people foolishly replace it at the ~100k timing belt job. But the water pump can easily go another timing belt change.

If the rollers were done but the belt is old, see bmdubya's points.
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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed May 15, 2019 6:18 am

I'm just so excited to hear about a sub 100k mile p80 Volvo!
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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:26 am

callahanoffroad wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:18 am
I'm just so excited to hear about a sub 100k mile p80 Volvo!
JRL had one a while back that only had something like 34k miles! It was a crazy clean 2000 S70 GLT SE.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by Clemens » Wed May 15, 2019 8:33 am

There was one for sale locally with under 100.000 km, quite cheap (2.000 or somewhere in that neighborhood), but it had no AC and turbo...


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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by wrybread » Wed May 15, 2019 2:11 pm

I'm just so excited to hear about a sub 100k mile p80 Volvo!
The one I just bought has 102k miles, and I was looking at another that had 98k miles. I don't know if the guy ever sold the 98k mile one, it needed so much work though (new tires, tranny fluid burnt, weird rust spots on the paint, PVC valve, few other things). But yeah, amazing how many miles most of them have. Tough to find one under 200k.



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Re: '98 S70 is at 95k miles - what do I need to save up to fix next?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:29 pm

wrybread wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Tough to find one under 200k.
It really is, and it just seems to be getting tougher. Mine have 191k and 188k, and I consider that low mileage for P80s.


2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 190k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 107k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 158k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1992 Miata Mariner Blue/Black 146k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it


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