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Re: What have you found on CL?

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:29 pm

GlennG2759 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Owner removed it when I purchased it.
Purchased in Northern New Jersey.
That was fast! Off Topic if you don't mind? Son is going to school in Virginia this year.

1) Will short drives on Campus be a problem for the PCV?
2) Or should I let him have an 03 Lexus GS300?
3) Any rust in the engine bay or suspension on your new Volvo (northern cars in general)?

Thanks.


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Re: What have you found on CL?

Post by GlennG2759 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:59 pm

I believe short trips are more taxing on the pcv system. As for the Volvo I just purchased the PO averaged about 8k a year. It passed glove test. I will be giving it a crankcase, combustion chamber, and fuel tank Seafoam treatment along with some highway mileage. Timing belt never done (under mileage 120k, over time 10 yr.), so I do that first. Wagon was garage kept and no noticeable rust underneath.



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Re: What have you found on CL?

Post by MoVolvos » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:53 pm

GlennG2759 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:59 pm
no noticeable rust underneath.
Is that true with all vehicles up north or just your new used wagon? A friend tried to trade his brother-in-laws minivan from Virginia at a CA Chrysler dealership and they wouldn't take in back east vehicles.

Does the cold weather bother the PCV. During the winters in CA (colder East Bay) I noticed that my former 98 S70 T5 would have a waxy type sludge on the dip stick due to short drives. How about even more infrequent short drives in a college town in Virginia. Winters seems to be much colder than NC but perhaps not as Upstate? Thanks.


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