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looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

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looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by frisky99 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:10 am

Hello, what should I be looking for other than leaks , pcv, head gasket , timing belt, sludge ? I own a 98 v70 na so I am familiar with most problems, but wondered if there were some specific to this year. Thanks for any help. frisky



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Re: looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by MDK » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:59 am

Check everything...



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Re: looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by dj_v70 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:02 am

I always go here when considering new car.
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Re: looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by matthew1 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:42 am

viewtopic.php?t=47641 Get the top 10 or so from there, and check those against the car.


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Re: looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by oragex » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:47 pm

90K miles is when these need PCV ($200 parts) and timing belt ($100 Continental) - we don't touch the water pump. Really replace the PCV at this time, don't let it start to fail. While at the PCV, good to do the thermostat as well ($100) and have piece of mind.

If you are keeping it for another 90K, replace the shocks, spring seats, end links, control arms. Genuine front shocks sell for $100, really not worth going with aftermarket for $10 less. Control arms in Lemforder are ok, but if you have a place that can press in the bushings, buy the genuine bushings from Volvo for $70/side and you will have a car that drives like new.

Usually, no other issues, but some had troubles with the ABS controller and with the Throttle body. Much less frequent that the older S60

Head gaskets and heater cores are as rare as lottery wins on these 2001-2007 (unless the coolant is neglected)


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Re: looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by frisky99 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:52 pm

Thanks to all and Oragex, have done all and more on my 98 v70. Makes me think I would be ahead just addressing a few more problems on my 98/ 193k( though some are quite time consuming, dash removal) I looked at a new VW Golf sportwagen and it had nowhere near the available space of the old v70 .I am going to look at the 2007 knowing I will need to do the timing belt, pcv and trans service, sluudged up would be a deal breaker, though I know it can be remedied. Low miles and lots of short trips on 4-5 k dino changes.



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Re: looking at 2007 2.4 na v70 low miles 93k

Post by oragex » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:15 pm

A 2007 n/a should be a solid choice, especially if you already know these cars. Good mpg on the road (35), decent in city (20+), good enough power and simpler engine than a turbo. Sludge is rarely a problem on the P2 platform, except when the PCV is badly neglected (ie never replaced until it hits 180k miles or so). The oil pan o-rings were also fixed on the P2. Also, I don't know about the P1 Volvos, but on these P2 Volvo used high grade alloy bolts everywhere, removing suspension bolts it's a breeze on these cars, these never get stuck. The timing belt is also a breeze on P2 since with some patience, we pass it around the crank pulley without removing the pulley (there's a video on Youtube for this). As for the transmission, I would do only a repeated 2L refresh (especially the first time, personally I feel draining the pan and replacing a 3.5L all at once is a bit much because it's half the capacity). At 90k miles I would probably do a 2L refresh, then 6 moths later another 2L and so on. The 2007 were supposed to have better solenoids, but who knows.. A good 3309 fluid seems to be Idemitsu from Fcpeuro

The only thing I don't like on these S60 is the driver seating because I'm tall and don't feel comfy on these low seating seats - and also I can't stretch my legs as I wish. But I know many owners appreciate these seats, it's just that I'm getting a bit old and a more upright position like in more modern cars feels better. A new Golf is going to be a better choice in this aspect. I even sat in a Nissan Micra (yes, the tiny nissan) and the seating was awesome for me, with plenty of leg room, very relaxing (not sure about the rest of the car, though)


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