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98 v70 xc not starting

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98 v70 xc not starting

Post by CIK7 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:12 pm

So sadly i was never able to easily get the title for the v70 xc in my name. The legal side of things is major screwed. So the owner is taking back her car. But i still want one and found one. The ad says the car ran when parked but wont start now. What could be the issue? Screenshot posted. I really want to get away from the post-2000s Volvos. The older ones seem better.
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1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:145K, immaculate, selling electric driver seat, PM me)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, Mi:unknown, dead, is the donor for my black one)

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Re: 98 v70 xc not starting

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri May 17, 2019 9:43 pm

I'd ask for the service history first. Then run a carfax on it and see if it roughly matches... If they didn't keep up on oil changes, they likely neglected the rest of it and no matter how it looks on the outside, the engine and transmission could be screwed.

That said, bring a battery and see what you get while there.


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Re: 98 v70 xc not starting

Post by abscate » Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm

The P2 s are a stronger platform but at that price point the few gems get sucked up quickly by the people here...


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Re: 98 v70 xc not starting

Post by CIK7 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:12 am

abscate wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm
The P2 s are a stronger platform but at that price point the few gems get sucked up quickly by the people here...
Can you please explain the relevance of this to my question? Is that in relation to my opinion about the P80s being better?


1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:145K, immaculate, selling electric driver seat, PM me)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, Mi:unknown, dead, is the donor for my black one)

Future upgrades: 16T, logo/badge delete excl grille

If you have a 98-00 V70, interested in 'interior remodeling' ideas, PM me. My remodel: Satin nickel on Cali Bordeaux Bamboo with shiny gray shag.

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