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    Recondition or scrap ??

    Hi Guys,
    New to the site and my first post,

    I have a 2005 V70 2.4T5 , It has 138,000 on the clock, it's developed a knocking which a mechanic has suggested it could be the Camshaft albeit he's not absolutely 100%, if I remove the oil filler cap it certainly sounds as though its internal, he suggested as it's now 15 / 16 yrs old to sell it for spares / repair as it could cost me more than I paid for it ( 3000, ) 3yrs ago with 112,000 on it.

    I'm more inclined to get the engine re-conditioned, having said that I'm getting a big difference in s and Time spent to do it and there's not much choice.

    One quote was 2678.00 +vat / 2 weeks approx

    another verbal quote was 1500 / 1 week, but the cost could go up depending on what they found.

    I know to some this might be a no brainer, but I love this motor and I think the mileage is too low to just scrap her, she gets used for work ( Gardener Landscaper ) and taxi-ing the long haired general to work

    any feedback would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks

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    You could always get another engine and put it in? Got to be cheaper than reconditioning the current engine, then you could sell the old engine as spares or repair.

    It depends on how much you like your car. Do you love it enough to go through with it all? Or is it just another pile of metal that gets you from A to B?

    I tend to get attached to my cars and being technically able I would do it myself if it happened to me, but not everyone is in a position to do that.
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    Thanks for the prompt reply Dangerous Luv the nick: I do like this motor, I did look at finding a new motor but tbh I could end up with a motor that has a bigger problem than this one, and I wouldn't know that until it's fitted and cost me a wad, I've just taken a 15sec vid with the oil filler cap off. Vid didn't upload,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane45 View Post
    Thanks for the prompt reply Dangerous Luv the nick: I do like this motor, I did look at finding a new motor but tbh I could end up with a motor that has a bigger problem than this one, and I wouldn't know that until it's fitted and cost me a wad, I've just taken a 15sec vid with the oil filler cap off. Vid didn't upload,
    It's best to upload to youtube then post it here, it should embed into the post then.

    Yes it is always a gamble with an engine with unknown history, but if you shop around the cost is way less than a recon job.
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    Can you post a video of the noise?

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    If you want my opinion, then get a second opinion on the noise. If the noise if top end then you could get away with just head removal, investigation, repair or replace. That wouldn't cost more than 1000. If it's bottom end then that's a different story and would need more options weighing up.
    Sometimes it's not uncommon for a hydraulic lifter to become solid because it's gummed up with carbon build up. The absolute first thing I'd do is put some Wynns engine flush in the oil and run it up on a high idle for 20 minutes (after warming up the engine of course). Drop the oil, then replace the filter and just fill it with a cheap synthetic 10W40 and see how she sounds then. If the noise doesn't change then at least you definitely know it's going to need money spent on it and all it's cost you is 40 and a filter.
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