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Old 07-19-2005, 01:02   #1 (permalink)
J.R.Alsop
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Leaking block on 93 960 24valve

I posted a letter a few weeks ago about my 130K 960.
The block is leaking like a sieve, it has been main dealer serviced from
new.
I mentioned to the dealer that perhaps there had been a problem in the past,
he said that there had not been after contacting Volvo.
It now looks as if I am in for paying out loads of money as I love my car to
bits.


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Old 07-19-2005, 01:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Leaking block on 93 960 24valve


"J.R.Alsop" <comet@nildram.co.uk> wrote in message
news:VqmdncD2-Ouwk0HfRVnyiA@pipex.net...
> I posted a letter a few weeks ago about my 130K 960.
> The block is leaking like a sieve, it has been main dealer serviced from
> new.
> I mentioned to the dealer that perhaps there had been a problem in the

past,
> he said that there had not been after contacting Volvo.
> It now looks as if I am in for paying out loads of money as I love my car

to
> bits.
>


The very early 6 cylidners did have casting problems, but it was rare, from
what I understand. Whether regular coolant changes with strong anti-freeze
in it would have helped i am not sure.

Look out for a crashed car with a 'can-be-heard-runnning' motor in it??

Tim..


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Old 07-19-2005, 01:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Leaking block on 93 960 24valve

"J.R.Alsop" <comet@nildram.co.uk> wrote:

>I posted a letter a few weeks ago about my 130K 960.
>The block is leaking like a sieve, it has been main dealer serviced from
>new.
>I mentioned to the dealer that perhaps there had been a problem in the past,
>he said that there had not been after contacting Volvo.
>It now looks as if I am in for paying out loads of money as I love my car to
>bits.
>


Search the group archives on Google. This is not an isolated problem,
and there was a recent post about a service bulliten, I think. They
know about it! Do a Google for Volvo Block porosity or similer. You
will fnd info. This isn't news.

One fellow said he had good luck at his shop by pulling the manifold,
thoroughly cleaning the block with power wire brushes, degreasing with
strong solvent, then sealing with J.B. Weld. Use the original stuff-
not the five minute type. It is specifically made to work on metal
surfaces, and if done properly will not come off. This $200 fix will
save you over $2000.

__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvo
'93 960 Estate [and worried]


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