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About JPittVolvo

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  1. So i worked for a volvo dealership for 5 years and saw the transition from the 5 cylinder and the 6 cylinder to the new 4 cylinder. The 6 cylinder had a lot of oil consumption issues etc. The 5 cylinder was definitely their staple engine for a very long time but still did have some issues of their own. Every manufacture is going with the smaller boosted engines now. Smaller engines with closer tolerances and boosted. I work for Kia now and all the sedans are starting to switch over to a 1.6 liter turbo engine without changing the weight or body style much. Its just the sign of the times in the vehicle manufacturing industry. I know that Volvo did make the statement a year or so ago that no of there model lines will be straight gas engines any more. they will be going with hybrid or full electric drive trains. so the small engines do make sense for hybrid vehicle because the engine will be primarily used for charging the battery or for heavy acceleration in tandem with the electric motor. I am sure the engineers are always discussing different and better ways to get more power with better fuel economy. I do agree with a lot of your points. Only time will tell.
  2. So i have been dealing with the oil cooler lines on my 1998 V70 Awd Turbo for a while. Vehicle has 169,000 miles or so on it now and since i have gotten the car i have put two sets of oil cooler lines on it. I have used the OEM lines each time with new seals etc. Well the second set is now leaking again from the connection at the rubber hose to metal clamping as the usually seem to start leaking at. I dont want to have to do a third set of lines or have these ones rebuilt. I was able to get a hold of the NA motor oil cooler block off plate that it uses instead of having oil coolers. Does anyone know if that would cause a big problem if i decided to put that on instead of new lines? The car is daily driven to work and back about 2 miles on local roads. Never take it on the highway etc, we use the wifes newer mini van for that. I am just worried that iuf i do the block off that the oil might be too high a temperature and burn out the turbo etc. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?