What dou You think?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by kalinka, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. kalinka

    kalinka Guest

    I`m thinking over buying a 2,5 diesel (TDI) Volvo 850.
    I found a beautyfull one, fully equiped, T5-R style.
    Evrything looks fine except total millage - it is 323,000 km.
    This car is from Germany and i think I made this run over the highways.

    But my mechanic says that this engine is an old construction (a bit of
    changes than an old 6-cylinder non turbo diesel from V240; VW LT28 too :)).
    He says that these engines are rather damaged.
    He also says, that cost of repairs are bigger than normal diesels,
    becuase of it`s specific construcion.

    What do You think about that?
    Is he true? Would You buy this type of car (diesel) with so big milage
    if You would know that You will do next 100,000 km in 2-3 years?

    Please help me with that choice!
    kalinka, Sep 6, 2006
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  2. i would listen to my mechanic, esp if they are the mechanic's that
    will be working on the volvo...i trust my mechanic to know a lot more
    about volvo's than i.....
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Sep 6, 2006
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  3. kalinka

    kalinka Guest

    ~^ beancounter ~^ napisał(a):
    OK, so why Volvo install this "shit" in S80 2000 year model?
    Was it really so bad?
    kalinka, Sep 6, 2006
  4. beats me....some volvos are good, some not
    so good...ask your mechanic what he would
    buy and why....
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Sep 6, 2006
  5. I see that you are a Polish resident. The Audi/VW 2.5 Litre 5 cylinder
    diesel engine is as longlived and reliable as the earlier 6 cylinder from
    the same stable. The torque is not quite as strong as it has 1 cylinder less
    than the 2.4 engine, but there are an awful lot of them in use in Europe/UK
    most of them running along without any problems. In UK terms the engine has
    done just over 200,000 miles. In that time it should have had two cambelt
    and fuel pump belt changes, with around 40,000 miles (64,000 km) to go
    before the next one. It should have had 2 injector services and 1 injector
    set replacement with again 40,000 miles (64,000 km) to go before the second
    replacement. Injectors are usually an exchange item. Usually German vehicles
    are typically Autobahn useage with very little wear in the engine. Keep it
    looked after and it should go another 150,000 miles before developing
    trouble. The usual water pump precautions should be taken (change every
    second cambelt change) to avoid problems. Generally front tyres wear much
    more rapidly than rear ones do owing to Front Wheel Drive configuration of
    this car.

    For Technical Queries and other help you may require contact the Volvo
    Owners Club (UK) website forums.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
    Peter K L Milnes, Sep 7, 2006
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