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I have a 97 850R that I bought new. Yesterday a spark ignited between the starter and fan which torched the engine compartment from the firewall forward. Behind the firewall is salvagable. Any ideas of how much I could get for it or where to sell it? I have photos of everything. <p>Thanks
 

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$500 max probally less <p>But I am intrested in pics regardless <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (steve s)

This is my favorite car after watching it burn. This happened because the fan motor shorted out according to the fire marshall. I had work done on the car either by myself or a Volvo mechanic I trusted. I'm still in shock that it's gone. Hopefully this will help someone else.<p><A HREF="http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7599/img00842.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7599/img00842.jpg</A><p>
 

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Another image:<p><A HREF="http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2436/img00844.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2436/img00844.jpg</A>
 

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Re: (850RickJ)

Ouch!<p>As a whole the car probably isn't worth much since it is not really rebuildable but I would suggest parting it. If there isn't water or smoke damage behind the firewall, then you could make some more money. I am assuming you did not have full coverage insurance or it would be their problem.<p>Click on the insert pic and then put the link between the IMG tags.<p><IMG SRC="http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7599/img00842.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2436/img00844.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: (Turtlenhs124)

Good God the horror!!!
 

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put it this way if you were closer I would buy it and just rebuilt it for fun lol
 

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I saw it yesterday (or one just like it) at the local pick & pull. Tragic.
 

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You may not have wanted to come off this way but you did: That was a stupid comment you made.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850RickJ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You may not have wanted to come off this way but you did: That was a stupid comment you made. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You have no idea who Chilled Man is, do you.
 

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I don't know what you find offensive about Chilled Man's comment but I would relax.<p>He parts volvos for a living (well almost).<br>He does rebuild a few and eventually sells them.<br>I am sure the comment was that if you were close he would buy it and rebuild it as a challenge since he comes across parts cars all the time.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850RickJ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This happened because the fan motor shorted out according to the fire marshall. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry to see this. IIRC, Volvo had a recall on the fan several years ago. Got mine replaced on my 855 Turbo at that time. If it were mine, I would not put the time and effort into parting it out. Take your insurance claim and run.
 
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