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Post by SantaFe75 » Tue May 26, 2020 8:18 pm

Hello everyone

I was wondering if our community has put together a list of worthwhile engine re-builders.

If not, I think that with the size of MVS we could.

I bring it up because, I am having a beast of a time trying to find a rebuilt engine or someone competent that can rebuild my sons s60 2.4. I trust the MVS community more than anyone I've found around me.

Just a thought
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Re: Known Engine builders

Post by darrylrobert » Wed May 27, 2020 2:57 am

When i blew my V70 motor, it lost compression in two cylinders but no mechanic wanted to touch it. I rang a rebuilder and after i said Volvo the phone went quiet and he never rang me back.

They said it would be cheaper getting a junkyard one put in which is what i did.

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Re: Known Engine builders

Post by E Showell » Wed May 27, 2020 4:30 am

X 2 on junkyard swap.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Re: Known Engine builders

Post by SantaFe75 » Wed May 27, 2020 7:46 am

That was my first thought as well. Unfortunately my nearest yard is 60 miles, which isn't bad. However my yards won't check their inventory for parts.
I have looked, usually the head is gone. The rest have 150K+ on the odo. We don't have rust but, we have scrappers that seem to pick the cars before they get to the yard.

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Post by E Showell » Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm

My preferred yard is 90 miles away. Same issues. They post a computerized inventory, but all that gives you is year, make, model, color and VIN. Doesn't tell you what might be gone when you get to it.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Re: Known Engine builders

Post by abscate » Thu May 28, 2020 7:24 am

It’s not crazy to think about shipping motors.

Add 200 miles of driving to a junkyard and you are arguably spending $150-$200 in time and miles cost, to then face a 5 hour engine removal

If you go to guys like Erie, I think you can get an engine shipped for something near to that?
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Post by E Showell » Thu May 28, 2020 9:07 am

I had an engine shipped from a yard in California to NJ. I think shipping was around $300. It was one of two engines I had found at the time. The other was way closer to me in NJ. Other terms made CA engine more appealing. (Mostly lower mileage).
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Re: Known Engine builders

Post by E Showell » Thu May 28, 2020 12:27 pm

I had my engine shipped from Specialized German in Rancho Cordova, Ca. Not so far from New Mexico. Reach out. They may be able to help. I dealt with Marco. Good guy.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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Re: Known Engine builders

Post by E Showell » Thu May 28, 2020 12:36 pm

The other place I found an engine was Leesville Automotive in Edison? Or maybe Elizabeth, N.J. Leesville had an excellent reputation with my local independent mechanic. But shipping from N.J. could be steep. Leesville was more expensive for a higher mileage engine, but had a better guarantee which included some allowance against labor cost if the engine they supplied failed and needed to be replaced.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)

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