It's been a while, (Staind, circa 2001 running through my head), didn't really lose interest in cars/the volvo lyfe, I started med school so my time perusing forums here is limited but I do miss the shenanigans and trolling.
Picked this up a few weeks ago. Will update things/photos as they get done, bought this for a daily and so I can work on the 850 pretty regularly without worrying about not finishing things when I start them, and so I could sell my coral to my kid brother.
2006 Electric silver/Nordkap V70R M66
I also have about 100 pictures my father and I took throughout the weekend trip, once organized, I'll upload a link should anyone want to see them.
Cannot say thank you enough to Tom, Nick at Re-volv, and celebrity mechanic Brandon for all the help with everything!
Pretty new to the Forums here but they have helped me out immensely with owning a V70 98 Volvo and I can typically rely on the information from these forums to be quite accurate. So let's just get into it I guess.
About a month ago I started noticing smoke coming from the engine bay, it wasn't that much - pretty faint- by this time there was no smell or anything just a little bit of smoke, pulled over, got out, looked under the hood, everything was good. About 2 weeks ago I started noticing a strange smell in the cabin of the Volvo - and this is when I haven't driven it - it's been sitting all night, I get in and BOOM - super bad smell almost like gasoline or oil (I can't tell which). Open up the hood and notice that there is a lot of oil on the top part of the engine. At this point I thought that maybe I had a faulty oil cap - so I bought a new one and continued on. About 5 days ago, I notice the oil from the top of the engine was still present but I don't seem to be LOOSING ANY when I check my dipstick, HOWEVER, there are drops on the ground where I park overnight, the drops are near the very front nose of the engine. I get in my car - I'd say about 28 miles total, Engine starts smoking, I start smelling this horrible smell and it's coming from the engine and smells like it's in the cabin as well. Open the hood, and there is literally oil everywhere. Appears that the smoke is coming from the very very back of the engine - If you can imagine it is CLOSEST to the cabin. The smell is pretty overpowering, and it seems like the only time this happens is when there is a lot of load on the Volvo - like if I am going fast (accelerating) or if I'm taking corners fast, Even getting off the highway and stopping at the first red light there will be smoke coming from the engine and a horrible burning smell.
Among the whole leaking some kind of oil, having a bad smell and smoking everywhere I go, I have a massive amount of P Codes, I've Googled what each of them mean but if any of you mechanically inclined gentlemen could tell me - maybe there is a correlation between the leak and any of these P Codes?
P0108 X'S 2 (MANIFOLD ABSOLUTE PRESSURE - HIGH CIRCUIT)
P0442 - (FUEL EVAP LEAK -SMALL)
P0455 X'S 2 - (EVAP EMISSIONS CONTROL - LARGE LEAK)
I am aware that I need to fix the sensor that distributes the gas ratio to the engine because when the Volvo is on a steep incline up a hill, she can barely get enough power to go up it, and as soon as I put it in 3rd gear the Check Engine light just flashes on and off until I reach the very top of the hill.
Let me know if you guys need any more detail, I hope this was kind of detailed enough - if not let me know. Oh, and by the way, THERE IS NO MILKYNESS IN MY OIL AND THERE IS NO OIL CRUD IN MY COOLANT RESERVOIR! - NO SIGNS OF BAD HEAD GASKET THUS FAR, thank you! :)
Hey all, been a while...
Figured I would reach out here to see if anyone was willing to help. I found a 2006 V70R in Scranton PA decent looking enough and at a price point I would be comfortable paying. Is anyone near this area that they could maybe check it out for me and see if everything is kosher on the vehicle? I would gladly give you gas money and compensate you for your time. I would be looking to go out and purchase it on the 5th of May so this week/weekend would be wonderful. If anyone is interested, please PM me and I will get back to you!