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While I wanted to say goodbye to our beloved 2000 S70 GLT SE my more beloved wife said no way. In the last year our GLT SE , now with 91,000 miles, has received:

..a new timing belt, new engine belt (if that's what's it's called), new hoses (those items $690),
..2 new batteriers (first one $100, second one n/c),
..new alternator ($500),
..new positive battery cable terminal ($0) which was in-lieu of a new complete cable ($410 dealer)
..now requires a new catalytic converter ($540),
..possibly an ABS sensor (ABS light on and off),
..and last but not least an undetermined SRS problem (SRS light on steady).

After all of this have we paid our pentence or are we throwing good money into a money pit?

..Oh, I almost forgot, our ASE Master Certified Tech (we can't possibly afford the Volvo Dealer's service department) tells us that in the future we may very well encounter reseating the valve cover which is an $800 job.

All opinions, advice and comments are most appreciated!
 

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Re: What's Next Problem or Is This The End? (Calvert)

The frustration factor can overwhelm the actual dollar cost! One way to look at it:

($690 + $100 + $500 + $410 + $540) / 12 = $187

Assuming your car is paid for, can you buy or lease a new car for that much and avoid paying for regularly scheduled maintenance along the way?
 

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Re: What's Next Problem or Is This The End? (Calvert)

About normal at 100K.
OK, maybe not the awater pump but for everything else this is about time
Have Victor repair the ABS unit, $150 and done
http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/
 

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Re: What's Next Problem or Is This The End? (Mk1Racer)

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$500 for an alternator????
Parts and labor, absolutely
 
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