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So I am an idiot and I hate Volvos...
Posted 06 March 2009 - 05:45 PM
But here's the kicker. The mechanic calls me up and says it was the spark plugs. Really? I find this hard to believe. They changed the plugs and the oil - no charge. He also tells me I need to drive the car on the highway more and that's why the oil is getting gunked like that? True? B.S.?! I guess I really was born yesterday.
Any opinions or thoughts on this situation?
Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:31 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:43 PM
But I used to do some Volvo's (until I wised up a bit). A common problem was the fuel pressure regulator. This would end up dumping fuel into the oil.
Thinning is out and raising the lever so that it burned it with white smoke that looked like a head gasket.
But if you're not mechanical, or independently wealthy, I doubt a used Volvo is the car for you.
Edited by davebugs, 09 March 2009 - 09:57 PM.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:38 PM
Also, I agree that the mechanic is full of it. The spark plugs were a result of the issue and not the issue. Something is causing excess fuel getting into the engine. I like the fuel pressure regulator idea.
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