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      I will be buying my warranty in the next 1 or 2 weeks. This is fantastic news. I'm so happy for you !
      Thanks! It is about as good as news can get when you're new-to-you car is burning as much oil as mine was.

      Great news, congratulations! I hope the loaner S60 is the loaded one those are cool!

      -For those with well functioning (So far) pistons S60s what are the precautions to avoid this piston rings saga?

      -Is there a year, chassis or VIN range for the affected S60s?

      -How much did you guys pay for an extended warranty? I checked multiple dealerships and the prices varied significantly.. since it can be purchased online I might just buy it online from the lowest bidder!
      No, it's not loaded. I had a loaded S90 loaner a month ago, so I know what you mean! This is a T6 with a couple more options than I am used to though, so I have enjoyed the past week and I will definitely enjoy it while my new engine is shipped and installed!

      There are no known precautions that will guarantee that your car will not have oil consumption issues. Volvo has essentially acknowledged that the early drive-e engines piston rings were designed poorly enough that they stopped using them. At this point, we don't know enough, so it's just luck of the draw. If I was gifted one of these cars new and knew this was a possibility, I would probably use the 0W-20 Liqui Moly oil and change it every 5,000-6,000 miles. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/special-tec-v-sae-0w-20-5liter-liqui-moly-lm20200

      Affected vehicles are 2015 and 2016s with B4204T11 engines with serial numbers under 1501327. http://australiancar.reviews/_pdfs/Volvo_B4204T11-B4204T12_oil-consumption_TJ-31216_201604.pdf

      I paid $1,750 to Steingold for a 2 year 24k mile powertrain warranty with a $100 deductible. At the time, my car had 77k miles on it and had been in service for 3.5 years.
       
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      Silly question for everybody.

      I'm still under my CPO warranty which expires later this year but the Volvo dealership I usually go to is a bit far for me to travel and they just raised prices a fair amount.

      I had the piston ring repair done about a year ago and know I need to change oil with the OW-20 Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE spec. The first oil change after getting my piston rings repaired was with the Volvo dealership.


      Do I need to have Castrol OW-20 VCC RBS0-2AE oil to keep my CPO warranty? The service bulletin says that I have to use Castrol but this doesn't seem correct.

      "Maintenance or repairs on all model year vehicles with VEP4 2.0L engines requiring the replacement of engine oil must be performed using only Castrol EDGE Pro V 0W-20 oil. As of April 1, 2020, Volvo will not pay any oil maintenance or repairs claims that are performed without using Castrol EDGE Professional V 0W-20 oil. "

      I was going to buy the FCP liqui moly oil which meets the VCC RBS0-2AE spec and have it changed at the local independent shop which is much cheaper and closer. Thanks in advance for any advice!

       
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      Silly question for everybody.

      I'm still under my CPO warranty which expires later this year but the Volvo dealership I usually go to is a bit far for me to travel and they just raised prices a fair amount.

      I had the piston ring repair done about a year ago and know I need to change oil with the OW-20 Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE spec. The first oil change after getting my piston rings repaired was with the Volvo dealership.


      Do I need to have Castrol OW-20 VCC RBS0-2AE oil to keep my CPO warranty? The service bulletin says that I have to use Castrol but this doesn't seem correct.

      "Maintenance or repairs on all model year vehicles with VEP4 2.0L engines requiring the replacement of engine oil must be performed using only Castrol EDGE Pro V 0W-20 oil. As of April 1, 2020, Volvo will not pay any oil maintenance or repairs claims that are performed without using Castrol EDGE Professional V 0W-20 oil. "

      I was going to buy the FCP liqui moly oil which meets the VCC RBS0-2AE spec and have it changed at the local independent shop which is much cheaper and closer. Thanks in advance for any advice!

      I'm pretty sure this was covered on one of the many oil threads but I can't find it. I believe it's still defaulting on your user manual, which is requiring the Volvo spec oil, with Castrol being recommended. I'd call the dealer to be sure though.

      If you read that wording several times, it's very weird. It seems to be a directive to Volvo service centers, not the customers. I interpret it as: Volvo will not reimburse the dealer for oil related warranty work unless the dealer uses 0W20 Professional V. Some dealers were still using the 5W30 Professional V and I imagine the dealer would eat the warranty cost if they still used it against this update.

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