Re: *** 960 - blown engine
If you don't mind my asking, how did it blow up - we've got a 960 and I
don't want ours to suffer the same fate, if at all possible. (it's a 1993 as
well... sorry, not selling the engine, ours has only 160K Kms on it)
Can they not rebuild the motor for cheaper? Bore out the cylinders etc.
"zagat" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi Folks,
> Well to make a long story short, I've got a 1993 Volvo 960 sedan
> w/approx 80K miles on it (yea I know I don't drive much) with a blown
> engine. One of the cylinders is heavily gouged.
> My shop is quoting around 3200 to replace the engine.
> If you were in this situation, which option do you think is best:
> 1) Replace the engine. I'll get a one year warrantee but most
> probably an engine with a lot of miles on it. Am I just looking for
> more trouble in a year?
> 2) Sell the car as is. Certainly not goin' get much for it. Maybe
> some shop will buy it for parts or to repair/resell.
> 3) Give it to charity and take the tax write-off
> The car is in good shape, physically, and if it had a new(ish) engine
> I would keep it as a second car or maybe give it to a friend who needs
> some wheels. As is, it is unusable.
> So, if you were in this situation would you replace the engine or just
> get rid of the car? Or, do you have any other ideas?