Last summer, we took a long trip in our 1998 V70 and did not change
the oil before or after...To make a long story short, about a month
after we returned we noticed heavy smoking from the exhaust and were
told we had sludge in the engine...Our dealer scolded us for not being
more asiduous with oil changes, flushed out the engine and sent us on
It is important to note that the engine is about 4 years younger than
the car due to an accident that caused us to need to replace it.
Similarly, the turbo went shortly thereafter, so the turbo is also
around 3 years old.
Since then (78,000 miles) we have changed the oil about every 3
months. We had the smoke problem again at 104,000 miles and again had
the engine flushed by the dealer.
The car now has 120,000 miles (the engine about 60,000) and we
started having very severe smoke issues. We tried having the engine
flushed again. albeit at a quick lube not the dealer...but to no
avail. We took it to the dealer who said that we need to replace both
the engine (with a used engine) AND the turbo...close to $7000! He
said that he might be able to just replace the turbo, but the concern
is since the engine is so sludged up, and has a few oil leaks, a new
turbo might "blow it out"... Is there really no way to clean out
the engine and simply replace the turbo (which will be the 2nd on the
car)...or is this just wishful thinking?
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