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Ugh, our local dealer just confirmed my fears that the bevel gear in our 05 V8 was going bad and we're just 6 weeks out of warranty, grrr <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> Don't hear much about V8 bevel gears going bad, just my luck to have one of the few. Anyone aware of any recalls or service bulletins about this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>On the plus side, Don Beyer Volvo in Dulles is doing us right, though...they're covering parts and we're covering labor, not too bad for being out of warranty. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (Bobalouie3)

So, is this bevel gear the same one that's been equipped on 03-04 XC90s? I'm trying to find this out to help determine whether I want to re-invest with a V8 version of the XC90.
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (nsany)

I am thinking of obtaining an extended warranty.<br>Question: Will the inspection I get from volvo in order to buy the extended warranty discover this problem or atleast look for it?<br>if not, how can I have the dealer check for it?
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (obiwan)

From what I've been able to gather, bevel gear failures in the V8s are very rare. I believe it is a different bevel gear from what's in the other XC90s or XC70s since the V8 has a different tranny and drive train. <p>Don't know what inspection a Volvo dealer will do nor do I know of anything they can do to determine if a bevel gear is about to fail. In our case, our service rep wasn't sure what was going on, just that the bevel gear was experiencing an internal failure of the gear. I'm also at a disadvantage since I'm away at a 10-week school and my wife is having to deal directly with the dealership. If we get additional info, I'll let you guys know.<p>We thought about going the extended warranty path, but for us, the price didn't make sense given we would only get 3 extra years (it went to 7 years ownership or 100,000 miles) for over $3500 cost. Even with paying $1200 for this repair, I'm ahead of the game (once you add in the per repair deductible) IF this is the only high-dollar repair I have in the next 12 months. And therein lies the rub when making the decision to go with the extended warranty!
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (Bobalouie3)

Odds are most always against coughing up the $$$$ for an extended warranty.<br>Put it in an interest bearing MM and remove funds as necessary. No repairs? You still got your money.
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (1sttimevolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1sttimevolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Put it in an interest bearing MM and remove funds as necessary. No repairs? You still got your money.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That better be one hell of a money market account. My CPO covered thousands of dollars of repairs. Sorry, but the track record of the XC90 seems to validate the idea of the extended warranty with ease. My silly little Sentra, however, hasn't needed anything other than brake pads and oil, and I drive the piss out of it on a daily basis.
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (nsany)

Your particular track record maybe warrants the CPO. Mine does not, and the general XC90 track record is rather good. I think we have covered this topic quite a few times.
 

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Re: 05 V8 Bevel Gear Gone Bad (gascos80)

That's the key consideration, what is the track record of your particular model car. There's a huge difference between a 2004 XC90 T6 and a 2004 XC90 2.5. From what I've observed, so far, the 2005 XC90 V8 appears to have a good track record. I think the fact the Volvo dealership volunteered to cover parts if I covered the labor on my bevel gear repair is testimony to how rare this occurrence is and the fact we were only 6 weeks out of warranty. Our service manager stated this was the first V8 bevel gear his dealership has had to replace.<p>As I said, if there are no more high $$ repairs needed this year, I will come out ahead on not getting the extended warranty. YMMV.
 
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