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- Volvo 850 Engine Life
"I have an 1997 850T wagon and am curious what the average life (mileage) expectancy is for its engine. I am at 140,000 but she has been babied for every one of those miles and consistently maintained. My other car has passed an astonishing 300,000 mile mark and is still running fine but my mechanic just told me that a Volvo turbo engine is blessed if it passes 100K and I should be prepared for the worse."The Question I don't know that we've actually had an MVS forum user say that their Volvo inline-5 met its end without the T-belt breaking, total oil loss, etc. These engines are very robust. I think your mechanic doesn't work on Volvos very often. [500k miles goal]One of Many Answers 850 I can attest to that...even the guy over…
- Cylinder Head Replacement
Cylinder Head Replacement Project - With Photos Timeline: I completed the teardown in about 10 hours. Shipped out the head to Cylinder-Heads.com in Clearwater for rebuild and I just got it back today. In the meantime, I disassembled the intake manifold and completely cleaned it including the throttle body, cleaned up the injectors (replacing both O-rings and seats), sandblasted the exhaust manifold, and have 3 piston tops still to clean before reinstallation (which I hope to begin this weekend). Here are some pics from along the way. Cylinder Head Replacement
- 1800ES Engine Mystery
Yesterday while my 1800es was at idle there was a loud mettalic "ping" from under the hood, and the engine started clattering and running as if it had swallowed a valve. I removed the valve cover to look for the guilty part, but they were all in place. Afterward I could only get the engine restated by spraying a little ether into each cylinder. Here's the dillema: now, without any additional repair or adjustment from me it starts and run's like its never had a bad day in it's life. Any insight to this "Christine" like behavior would be greatly appreciated.