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      FS: 2006 Volvo XC90 V8 149k miles - Richmond VA

      *OK, I am bumping this back-up. Our 3rd kid arrived, we bought a new, slightly wider family hauler that fits 3-wide car seats and this is ready to go. I have lowered the price substantially in the hopes someone on this forum will purchase it and give it a good life. This car has been great for us and will be missed. If I can't sell at this price on the forum I'll probably keep it for home depot/dump runs.

      Here's the current status - now at 149k miles, it was just inspected and passed in September. The oil leak is still there, not terrible, but during a recent oil change (again in September) the tech remarked it looks like valve cover gaskets again. If you read below you'll see it was done at 134k miles. It will probably need new tires soon. It passed inspection, but probably has about 6 months / 5k miles in the tires. The trans is still great, engine still pulls really strong. The interior is in solid shape for the age aside from a few scratches/marks in the trunk area from hauling a few larger items back there.

      It has the winter mats in and I have a brand new set of cloth mats (never used, still in the bag). I also have some spare parts - sunroof drain parts (supposedly it clogs on all these cars so I bought it just in case, but no issues yet), tailgate hatch struts, a control arm, and I think I have a spare headlight washer cover.

      Anyway - $2800 takes it. Please give it a good home. As I stated in my original listing below I'm happy to take it for pre-purchase inspection if you're paying - there are plenty of shops within 20 minutes of me. Any questions please ask.





      I am selling my 2006 XC90 V8 with 146k miles for $4,000. VIN#YV4CZ852561234310

      It has the dark interior, aluminum trim, Xenon headlights. I bought this car off a Swedespeed user about 3 years ago (you can see the listing here: https://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...ed-XC90-V8-AWD) and it's served our family really well. We are adding another kid to the mix however, so we're changing up our vehicles. I have priced it based on my assumption of work that needs to be done and to hopefully have a quick and honest sale. Any questions please ask. I will have pictures up this evening.

      I am willing to take it for a pre-purchase inspection (at your cost) at a place local to me. I recommend JMS Volvo (http://www.jmsautovolvo.com) as they did the work on this car for the last 2 years and know their Volvos, however as long as it's a 20 minute or so drive from me I'm fine taking it wherever you prefer.

      The good:

      • No accidents, clean carfax, original glass, no chips, paint in good condition, no dents. It has the normal scratches for a 12 year old vehicle with 149k miles. Rims are in good shape.
      • It has the winter/all-weather Volvo mats in it right now. I also have the unopened cloth floor mats in original plastic wrap as well.
      • Interior is in good condition for its age. No splits in the leather. I've used leather conditioner on it fairly regularly.
      • Transmission is solid, I have had no issues or slippage.
      • It has aftermarket grom stereo thing that allows you to plug in your phone via USB. It renders the CD player non-functional though.
      • It has been maintained and I have the majority of service records. I also have them recorded via "MyCarFax" app.
      • Brake fluid flush @ 140k
      • Alignment @ 140k
      • Coolant flush @ 137k along with replacing coolant reservoir
      • Tensioner and belt replaced @ 134k
      • Power steering flushed @ 134k
      • Valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gask, throttle body gaskets replaced @ 134k
      • Tires replaced @ 115k/123k (2 new each time)
      • Fuel Filter @ 117k
      • Alternator @ 117k
      • Battery @ 117k
      • Control arm bushings/control arms @ 78k



      The bad:
      • There is an oil leak from valve cover gaskets (at least that was what the tech thought a few months ago).
      • Tires should be replaced in the near future
      • The clip for rear wiper broke so the rear wiper works fine, but if you pull it back to clean the wiper the wiper will fall off.
      • The front driver side headlight washer cover is cracked. I got a replacement, had it painted, and two days later it cracked from a pine cone falling in the exact right spot...I have a new unpainted one for new owner or just roll with the cracked one.
      Last edited by jimmybionic; 01-07-2020 at 09:23 AM.
      2006 XC90 V8 - 130k miles

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      Pictures finally here. I tried to capture any imperfections - headlights could use a buff, a few parking lot scratches, but overall paint is awesome. Click the picture for bigger view. Email: [email protected] with questions.

























      Oil leak source:
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      BUMPING this back up. Had a third kid, bought a wider vehcile to fit 3 car seats wide and now finally getting around to selling again. New lower price!
      2006 XC90 V8 - 130k miles

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      Are you getting a low oil light in between oil changes? (Trying to determine how bad the leaking is)

      Side note: Did you guys try 3-across with the Diono's? We've been running 3 rear-facing Diono's without any problem.
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      Are you getting a low oil light in between oil changes? (Trying to determine how bad the leaking is)

      Side note: Did you guys try 3-across with the Diono's? We've been running 3 rear-facing Diono's without any problem.
      Never had a low oil light and the most I've had to top off between visits is about 1 qt (not in one shot, I would check and if a bit low would add a bit more - so probably every 3-6 months 1/2 qt). I only put on 4k-5k miles a year so oil changes are pretty much every year.

      Funny you mention Dionos as I have two and then we use a Keyfit30 for the baby. I did try getting all of them in there, but they weren't straight and I couldn't get the middle as snug as I'd like. It was just too tight. If I added a 3rd diono rear facing maybe it would work, but we like the keyfit until our kids are 1ish as its also convenient for running to the store and stuff.

      I ended up getting a great deal on used Merc GL450 (I'm a glutton for repair bills) which gives me an extra few inches of width, which enables all the seats to be secure and facing straight.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jimmybionic View Post
      Never had a low oil light and the most I've had to top off between visits is about 1 qt (not in one shot, I would check and if a bit low would add a bit more - so probably every 3-6 months 1/2 qt). I only put on 4k-5k miles a year so oil changes are pretty much every year.

      Funny you mention Dionos as I have two and then we use a Keyfit30 for the baby. I did try getting all of them in there, but they weren't straight and I couldn't get the middle as snug as I'd like. It was just too tight. If I added a 3rd diono rear facing maybe it would work, but we like the keyfit until our kids are 1ish as its also convenient for running to the store and stuff.

      I ended up getting a great deal on used Merc GL450 (I'm a glutton for repair bills) which gives me an extra few inches of width, which enables all the seats to be secure and facing straight.
      Did the tech/dealer/garage offer any reasoning why the valve cover gaskets would be leaking again after just 10k miles? That seems like WAY too few for that leak to reemerge. I would expect this to be a 100k mile repair.

      Our timing worked out between the 4 y/o and the 2 y/o twins that we had a Diono in RF (rear-facing) before needing the baby seats. I think the twins stayed in those baby seats (the ones with the bases that stay in the car, but seats that come out) for a year or so (can't really remember) and then we swapped them into the Dionos, as well. When you installed the Dionos rear-facing, did you tie the back of the seat to the loops on the front seat rails? That's the only way I've found to make the seats install securely RF. The middle seat is my biggest complaint, too. The "legs" of the seat struggle to get any grip under the seat back and it's made worse because you have to use the seat belt instead of the latch. The solution I came up with to keep the middle seat positioned straight is to connect the rear tie down of the middle RF seat to both front seats using straps. That centers the tension, instead of it being directed towards one side or the other.
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      Quote Originally Posted by R-Pow3R3d View Post
      Did the tech/dealer/garage offer any reasoning why the valve cover gaskets would be leaking again after just 10k miles? That seems like WAY too few for that leak to reemerge. I would expect this to be a 100k mile repair.

      Our timing worked out between the 4 y/o and the 2 y/o twins that we had a Diono in RF (rear-facing) before needing the baby seats. I think the twins stayed in those baby seats (the ones with the bases that stay in the car, but seats that come out) for a year or so (can't really remember) and then we swapped them into the Dionos, as well. When you installed the Dionos rear-facing, did you tie the back of the seat to the loops on the front seat rails? That's the only way I've found to make the seats install securely RF. The middle seat is my biggest complaint, too. The "legs" of the seat struggle to get any grip under the seat back and it's made worse because you have to use the seat belt instead of the latch. The solution I came up with to keep the middle seat positioned straight is to connect the rear tie down of the middle RF seat to both front seats using straps. That centers the tension, instead of it being directed towards one side or the other.
      The tech was just doing an oil change and state inspection. They noted the oil leak and said they felt it was the valve cover gaskets. I told them it was just done 10k miles ago and I thought perhaps it was the PCV issue, but they felt the location meant valve covers. This isn't a volvo shop though. I agree it's WAY too early to have this issue and I wonder if the Volvo shop that did them screwed up (I really hope not) or if it's the PCV issue.

      I am impressed you had two seats with bases (keyfit30 that i use i think is the thinnest) and the diono's in there. Maybe I am doing something wrong...
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      Can you provide the engine serial number. It is on a white sticker on the timing cover and a roll mark stamping on a engine block's surface (it could also look like laser etching).
      Regarding the valve cover gasket which re-failed, why wouldn't the servicer cover it under warranty? I am assuming you had the work performed at your local specialist, JMS.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ShadowDancer View Post
      Can you provide the engine serial number. It is on a white sticker on the timing cover and a roll mark stamping on a engine block's surface (it could also look like laser etching).
      Regarding the valve cover gasket which re-failed, why wouldn't the servicer cover it under warranty? I am assuming you had the work performed at your local specialist, JMS.
      Sure - I will check the serial # at lunch. The valve cover gaskets were done at JMS, but this was August of 2017. There's zero chance they warranty work from 2+ years ago.
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      Serial # is 0010597. Forgive image quality, it's a screenshot from video I took to grab the serial #.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jimmybionic View Post
      Sure - I will check the serial # at lunch. The valve cover gaskets were done at JMS, but this was August of 2017. There's zero chance they warranty work from 2+ years ago.
      May not hurt to ask.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jimmybionic View Post
      Serial # is 0010597. Forgive image quality, it's a screenshot from video I took to grab the serial #.

      No problem. Not interested in image quality, more interested in if the serial is within the CB shaft failure range and if so, was the drain hole ever drilled into the block.

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