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    2004 V70R high miler resto - advice welcome!

    This isn't my first Volvo, but it's the first one that needs major work done.
    I bought this high mileage example last week with the idea of refresh it, keep it and use it. It's done 383.000km (roughly 230.000mi) and has been maintained in the same Volvo service until 350.000km. I'm the third owner and bought it from a Volvo enthusiast who also owned a 240turbo, V70r, etc... These are the photos that were sent to me before going to see the car:
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    Continued
    On the phone seller told me 4x4 isn't working and it isn't the haldex (angle gear it is), airbag and engine check lights had been on for a couple of years, 4c isn't working because of new regular front shocks and it's recently developed a major oil leak through the crankshaft seal, timing side (pcv??).

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    Next steps are fixing the oil leak and angle gear and perform a stage 0, buy 4 Monroes and paint it. I'm also thinking of buying a second hand engine just in case, what do you think? I'm open to suggestions and advice!
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    What a sorry state......

    Good luck with the fix up!!
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    With that many miles on it I'd be looking at rebuilding the engine, at that mileage it's going to have a fair bit of crud in the engine (especially if you're looking for the power). Strip it down and replace all the seals and a cylinder head refurbishment.

    If the engine is out you may as well look at refurbishing the turbo too.

    And a new PCV system to finish it off.
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    Thanks for creating a restoration thread, good luck with the work and keep us informed on your progress.

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    +1 to the above - get a spare engine &/or a full rebuild. Don't forget to shim the liners.
    It must have had a replacement Turbo by now but even if it has the budget for a new one - as the KKK's can be prone to premature failure. Although some.have been known to last over 160k with no major issues. It a lottery!

    Good luck with the restoration.

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    Hi there,

    I recently put a deposit down on a higher mileage ‘06 wil 312k miles on the clock so will be keen to see you progress and equally I will be passing on my story. Mine comes with extensive history and has been converted to lpg at 106k. Turbo was replaced at 280k along with charge pipe. I will be picking it up next week and expecting the worst but work for it’ll be a long term rebuild like yours.

    Good luck


 

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