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I have never owned a turbo engine before, so I'm wondering if it requires special maintenance. Can anyone answer this question? Also, are Volvo turbo engines <B>reliable</B> ?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I have never owned a turbo engine before, so I'm wondering if it requires special maintenance. Can anyone answer this question? Also, are Volvo turbo engines <B>reliable</B> ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><br>"Special maintenance"??? Change your oil when you are supposed to and if you want to pamper your car, switch to a good synthetic oil.<p>Volvo engines, turbo or non, are SUPER reliable.<p>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Also, are Volvo turbo engines <B>reliable</B> ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Volvo has pretty much perfected their turbocharged engine technology. As far as reliability is concerned, hopefully the engine should be the least of your worries. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Sorry for my ignorance. I had heard that turbo engines require different care, and I just wanted to know if that was the case before making a purchase. I have used synthetic oil on my Accord for the last year, so that is a given for me! <p>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I have used synthetic oil on my Accord for the last year, so that is a given for me!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>You shouldn't have any problems then. Royal Purple, Amsoil, or Mobile-1 would be the way to go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Sorry for my ignorance. I had heard that turbo engines require different care, and I just wanted to know if that was the case before making a purchase. <br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>No extra care. Same maintenance schedule applies for the turbos as for the normally aspirated engines. Just make sure that you use a quality synthetic oil (not required but recommended), change it regularly, if you flog the engine make sure you let it idle for a minute before you shut it off and do not race it when cold. No rocket science!<IMG SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/aircraft/FMSnon.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 
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