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Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

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Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by GlennG2759 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:59 am

I'm posting this info for anyone interested in buying a used Volvo. My purpose is not to discourage or encourage, but just to put some up to date info out there for them. I bought an '06 V70 NA in 7/19. One owner, garage kept, soccer mom, with 100,100 miles on it for $3k. Sweet car, very good interior and exterior. Still knowing I'd probably have to put another $1500 into it I thought it was a good deal. The following work has been done.
-Front & rear brake pads
-Headlight restoration (has to be redone)
-2 ATF drain & fills (2 more to go)
-IPD PCV kit installed (cleaned TB and injections, new o-rings)
-Synthetic oil & filter change
-New cabin filter
-Replced rear exhaust hanger
-New Meyle HD front endlinks
-New INA timing belt kit (no Wp)
-New Hutchison engine torque mount (trashed), lower trans torque mount (trashed), & right side engine mount ( almost trashed)
-FCS rear shocks (I know cheap, but have used them on my Mazda6 and still going strong with 40k, plus they we $12.21 each closeout from (Rock Auto)
-2 XC 90 anti ping axle bolts yet to be installed.
I think most people would agree this is normal maintenance stuff and nothing unusual for this mileage. I've done this work myself with lots of great input from the folks on this site. The cost so far has been approx. $750. I still have a cooling system flush and front end suspension to go through, Im thinking at worst another $650.00. So in the end I'll have $4400 dependable & good looking vehicle. I have no clue what an independent let alone dealership would charge for this work, but I am sure it wouldn't be worth it. I enjoy working on these cars ( Im used to big block chevys) and know only a fraction of what these forum users know. So if you buy one, join this forum, contribute, learn, ask questions, and get your hands dirty that's the only way it'll be worth it. Just my 2 cents. Glenn
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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by oragex » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:35 am

At $3000 100K miles is a great deal. I like the non turbo, certainly doesn't pull like the 2.5t, but it's fun to drive inside the city where the speed is limited, because you have to push the engine for longer to get up to speed. Just wish I'd had the manual transmission for some extra fun - or at least some steering shifting paddles with the automatic. I often times drive mine in the 2nd or 3rd gears just to have the engine work a little higher - I have the base 5 speed auto

What numbers do you get inside the city ? Mine was doing a depressing 16mpg (actually close to 14mpg when I bought it), now it gets close to 21mpg after quite a few fixes, some of which much less obvious than others.



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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by GlennG2759 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 am

I'd prefer a manual also, I was surprised when I got 29+ mpg on a recent highway trip, doing about 70-75 mph first time I was able to check. It's a comfortable highway cruizer. Thanks for your ver useful videos.



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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:02 pm

You are way ahead of me. I spent 10k on my 2005 with 80k, but didn't have to do anything for three years. With labor rates you are still under 6k for a great stage 0 P2 at 100k, FANTASTIC!!

...but I did get my 5 speeds to waggle and they are dreamy. In city traffic the P2 can run from 10-60mph in 3rd gear so I barely shift it.


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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by GlennG2759 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:08 pm

5 speed, I'm jealous. Hard to find anything (new) with stick. I've owned manuals since I was 18 (too many years ago). What kind highway mileage do you get? Heard you have heavy foot.



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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by oragex » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:05 pm

In Europe (UK) it's rather the opposite, majority stick transmissions. Unfortunately, the slave cylinders are fragile and Volvo put it inside the transmission so the engine needs be removed to replace the slave - and usually the clutch and flywheel get contaminated from brake fluid so it's a nice bill. Those guys in UK almost cry when they get a clean S60 for like £1200 (these cars are really cheap down there) then have to spend another £1000 when the slave fails. Still, a stick will always remain addictive https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=19



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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by abscate » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm

GlennG2759 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:08 pm
5 speed, I'm jealous. Hard to find anything (new) with stick. I've owned manuals since I was 18 (too many years ago). What kind highway mileage do you get? Heard you have heavy foot.
I’m on the other end, never drive above 70 mph, and am usually in the right lane on cruise control

The P2 does 33 mpg Inc this mode, the P80 T5 does 25 mpg

The gearing on the P2 is perfect with the NA motor, peppy in 1-2, tall 3-5


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Re: Up To Speed '06 V70 NA

Post by - Pete - » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:07 pm

You did really great Glenn. And the work you've already done has helped you to circumnavigate the majority of the issues posted here most frequently (timing belt related issues, pcv stuff, suspension, etc.).

I paid a lot more than that recently for an older car with 27k more miles & has required significantly more in my personal labor/parts than yours. Granted it's AWD & 2.5T, but still you did really, really well.

For front suspension, if your strut top mounts are original (and most likely are), not grindy or have any abnormal bearing feel/axial play to them, just leave them there. Chances are the spring seats are in need of replacement, but are very cheap. I think the French Rein's are around $18/side. If it were me, and the top mounts were done dealing, the last thing I'd replace them with are the chinese Lemforder mounts. I was one of the many unfortunate ones to have purchased them back when it showed on FCP's site that they were still made in Germany. Wrong. All 6 of them I ordered were Chinese. Just ordered at a bad time, cuz now it shows their country of manufacture as China.

I got Meyle HD German top mounts recently off eBay. I've been tempted by the Corteco top mounts on FCP, but have not tried them.


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