So, I just picked up 1999 V70R in Chicago on Craigslist.
Red 1999 V70R, 212k miles.
Carfax shows that car was originally sold in IL and no service history until 06/2010 and 124K, after that was serviced by Howard Orloff Imports, Inc. in Chicago, until 08/2013 and 147K and sold to 2nd owner and there is a gap until 06/2016 150K some service was done and next on 11/2019 and 212K by 3rd owner I assume to reprogram ETM
The good: New ETM from XeMODeX (previous owner bought it from IPD 10/2019 and had a dealer reprogram it), interior is on decent shape no rips, no rust and tires and rims are OK, looks like new Volvo battery
Not so bad, I guess:
Paint looks good but some parts were repainted like rear bumper (paint is peeling off in couple areas) and perhaps rear door
The bad: Not sure yet as car starts and dies (rough idle), but runs fine above 2500 RPM,
I could not test drive it so no idea on suspension and AWD no spare tire, TB was done at 120K in 2009, also I see a leak under the engine and I suspect it could rear main seal
Third owner (bought it in 09/2019 and never transferred the title) so Iím the fourth owner.
Timing and Serpentine Belts
and on and onÖ.
Looking to get some advice with this project. Iíve owned few Volvos in the past and my DD is 2016 XC60, so not new to Volvoís and not afraid to tackle a project at my own garage.