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Motor Seized? Next steps?

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Re: Motor Seized? Next steps?

Post by IronMike » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:10 am

Ok guys, thanks for all the great advice. Ultimately we needed to get another ride in the family ASAP so we went with a 2012 XC60 T6 w/85k for a solid deal, even on short notice. Have to say Volvo really seems to have hit it out of the park with this car, never been in one and they are very nice!

Donated the 20017 XC70 to Make-A-Wish, easy to do and they get $500.



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Re: Motor Seized? Next steps?

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:52 am

Nicely done Mike

Always a tough call on a swap/rebuild/re-engine.

My better half is eyeballing an XC60 for when her X3 dies, but Im hoping to get the last 2 of 6 out of college before having to do that.


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Re: Motor Seized? Next steps?

Post by IronMike » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:58 am

Funny, we were deciding between a higher mileage X3 and this XC60. Wife loves the Volvos, very different machines in many ways. I think not having a dipstick after what happened concerned me a bit. ;-)



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Re: Motor Seized? Next steps?

Post by abscate » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:02 am

New BMW post 2006 will kill you on service unless you DIY EVERYTHING!

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Re: Motor Seized? Next steps?

Post by SuperHerman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 pm

I have the 2004 X3. Agree that BMW service at the dealer can by bank drying. Then again so are Volvos. The X3 is a fairly easy car to work on and the parts are fairly cheap as the motor is used in countless BMWs. I prefer the M54 over the newer N motors. M54 is old school design but very robust - engines will go 200k without many issues other than the normal valve cover gasket and PCV system (just like the Volvos).

Ride wise the XC60 is much more refined, less sporty, but it is an SUV. The X3 is more harsh.



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