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#1 Ghost Shadow

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

Got another Volvo C70 coupe yesterday. Opened the hood to find the engine cover all melted.

Anyone have ideas on why this happened? Have you seen this before? Was curious what it could be before i tear into it.
Previous owner said there was something up with the radiator. There is no coolant. Oil filter cover plastic thing fell off he said.

I think the car overheated.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Seen it many times. That thing got hotter than three hells.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

so this is a overheated engine? what can i expect to replace when i get in there? this is the first time i seen this.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Head gasket, coils, warped head and probably block since it got that hot. damn,
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

:lol: :lol:

That's going to suck to pull off!
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

oh fun, looks like i know what i will be doing turkey weekend. So many projects so little time.

wonder if i can pull the meter crap off the coils. if it overheated then the block should be toast.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

Does the engine start at all?
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

That's the most unhappy timing belt
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Crap never seen one like that. For the cost and safety just throw another motor and be done
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

Does the engine start at all?

dont know, got the car late last night and took only that one picture. coil wires are all melted when i took a look this morning before work. dont expect it to start since the wires are all fuse together.

That's the most unhappy timing belt


can it be from a timing belt? there is no coolant in the bottle. i drove this car before this crap happened and it had a ETM that was failing with a rough idle. the radiator had a crack in it. the car drove like crap, like no power at all. since it wasnt my car then, i didnt give a shit on how it drove LOL.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Yeah. I'm with the others. Motor swap or waste your time chasing weird problems.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

dont know, got the car late last night and took only that one picture. coil wires are all melted when i took a look this morning before work. dont expect it to start since the wires are all fuse together.


If you remove the head you'll likely find some melted pistons.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Just pull the whole thing an replace. That motor is scrap metal. Not even worth messing with.

Timin belt as in it's probably melted as well..
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

Here is the car....Nautic blue HPT...
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that picture makes it look like a vert, its a coupe
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

:lol: :lol:

That's going to suck to pull off!


I'm wondering if you could remove all the spark plug cover bolts, remove the timing cover bolts if you can get to them, and then try to lift off the meltiness all together? See if you can get the spark plug cover, coils and timing cover all off in one piece. Cold make for some sweet Volvo wall art...
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

use it for CF molds. could be the ballerness.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Wow and I thought my melted plug insulators were bad. I replaced the head only to find the block was cooked.... That thing looks like it got HOT! As others have said, just get a new engine.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Wow. Idk about a C70 but on mine if the Oil filter cover thing fell off I wouldn't have an oil filter either and I would lose all of my oil. And driving with no coolant? I feel sorry for that car. No need for a heater in winter I guess.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:25 AM

Yep
Overheated
Headgasket at best
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:40 AM

What year is it? I have a good motor from a 2000 S70 turbo. Just needs a good cleaning up. Maybe we can make a deal!
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