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    Sounds like the fun will start very soon!

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    Wow, bet that wasn't cheap to ship....

    Keep the posts coming
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    150 shipped with p4d. They're amazing!

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    Nice, you'd pay that for something tiny shipped from the USA
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    1996 Nautic Blue 850 AWD - Failed its MOT, now it's a donor for the green thing.

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    The car has been standing in a parking lot for 2 months and took it yesterday, still running fine if you ignore the filth and the massive oil leak that leaves a sodden timing belt

    I moved it to my garage and I still don't know where to start... so much to do... Also my RS4 was stolen and I'm not much in the mood of doing anything lately.

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    Oh no, that's terrible news!

    Hopefully you find the passion to get stuck in and sort out the V70
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    1996 Nautic Blue 850 AWD - Failed its MOT, now it's a donor for the green thing.

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    Sorry to hear about your stolen car, awful news indeed

    Hope the insurance covers things quickly and you get the enthusiasm back for the old Volvo.

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    insurance here can't be arsed... they offer 5-7k for the car. That's definitely not RS4 b5 street price and it's miles away from what I paid. If it doesn't show up I will have to fight hard with the insurance company.

    Quick question a bit unrelated: the friend that sold this VR to me snapped the timing belt in his saffron R. He said it's a b5234t4 engine... Is it easy to find another engine to swap? like maybe a b5234t3 is good enough if he fits his ancilliaries, loom and stuff. Or are the b5234 engines very different between them? We searched for info but nothing was clear enough. thanks!

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    I worked a little bit last week with the idea of finding out why the car lacks on power - if it's the engine itself or some external component.

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    I also checked the PCV, because I was having smoke out of the dipstick and a blown crankshaft seal. It turned out to be pretty clean. I used brake cleaner and very little deposits came out

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    I'm afraid the blown crankshaft seal is due to the engine being low in compression.
    Yesterday I drove 3h to pick up some parts from a friend who's breaking a 2007vr. I wanted to take his haldex (gen3) but I don't think it will work on my 04

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    Glad you're making some progress... Have you done a compression test? If so what values came back?

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    105-90-110-105-100 cold with a Chinese compression tester.
    Then repeated with hot engine and returned 115-100-120-115-110

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    Interesting thread good luck with the full refurb, looks like the car needs some serious tlc.....following

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    Among the parts I bought from a friend there's a driver's seat in mint condition, floor mats, fuel rail, injectors, throttle body, a non-shattered airbox, a new MAF, and plenty of small stuff.

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    Also checked the turbo for play or anything strange and it looked pretty good to me:

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    I've got a question, what's this valve at the entrance of the trubo?

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    Also checked the vacuum tubes to this thing which me thinks is the turbo controller? How to check it?

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    The valve before the turbo inlet is part of the crankcase ventilation system (or PCV (positive crankcase ventilation)) and is the PTC valve. It heats up the vapour from the crankcase system (for what reason I do not know)

    Yes that should be the turbo control valve (or TCV). I don't think they fail much, the pipework probably disintegrates before the valve stops working.
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    Just as a note, I replaced the BCS/TCV on my old 850 and it made a huge difference, they are a wear item, easy to replace and not that expensive, if the car has over 100k it's worth changing I think.

    I'll try to find the thread on the topic...
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    Here you go, some reading on BCS/TCV:

    http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthre...light=Pierburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmb View Post
    Here you go, some reading on BCS/TCV:

    http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthre...light=Pierburg
    thanks! I think I will change it. Vacuum lines looked good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    The valve before the turbo inlet is part of the crankcase ventilation system (or PCV (positive crankcase ventilation)) and is the PTC valve. It heats up the vapour from the crankcase system (for what reason I do not know)

    Yes that should be the turbo control valve (or TCV). I don't think they fail much, the pipework probably disintegrates before the valve stops working.
    so that valve that can't block the vapours coming from the crankcase? is just a piece that gets hot? weird haha

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    Just heats up, there is no flap to close off the hole
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    The PTC valve heats up to prevent the vapours solidifying. They do a good job, until overcome by PCV issues then they become overwhelmed and normally crud up. A good clean as well as rectifying the PCV issues and all will be good.

    Make sure you replace ALL the PCV components.

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