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1998 Volvo V70R

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1998 Volvo V70R

Post by GlennG2759 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:06 pm

People I need some input. Is a one family owned 1998 V70R, saffron, 112,000 miles, supposedly in excellent, needs timing belt done worth $2500.
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by tardcart » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:47 pm

definitely. better go see it.
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by erikv11 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:38 pm

Yes.

However this car will not be cheap to own, several things are likely to come up across the next 50,000 miles. If you can DIY, then no problem I am talking about routine and fairly easy jobs, but that cost am arm and a leg for a shop to do.
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'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 286k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by GlennG2759 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:52 pm

I've be doing my own work on my '94 850 NA. I realize this is a totally different beast, not familiar with turbo at all. Never have done timing belt but doesn't look that bad to do thanks to all the how to's on this great site. Is this saffron color rare or considered desiresable? Looks pretty funky to me. Waiting to hear back from owner for time to look at. Thanks for your input

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by abscate » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:48 pm

Bit pricey but if the engine is dry and it drives well go for it. Timing belt is 10 years overdue btw
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by GlennG2759 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:12 pm

Lost it, sold this morning. Oh well, the hunt is half the fun
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by matthew1 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:24 pm

Darn. That sounded like a good car.
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by abscate » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:39 pm

It is , I’m passing it in my T5 right now

Glenn, my take on the T5 and R models is they are either babies or totally thrashed, no in between
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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by GlennG2759 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:41 pm

Where are you?

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Re: 1998 Volvo V70R

Post by erikv11 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:31 pm

Abscate is in purgatory, near Outer Catatonia.

It's a joke - he didn't see the car.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 286k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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