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      Quote Originally Posted by Hounddogger View Post

      20% of them crack... I have 2 cracked blocks from Rs (one mine, one bought for parts) sitting in my garage...

      Get a combustion leak tester...
      Tested positive. $5K later, and I’m a proud owner of a V70R-T5. But I was never sure, until today: tore the head off and Cyl1 has a crack. Anyone in the market for an R head, pistons and crank?

      $5K = 89k donor T5 ($1200), shipping ($300), parts: belt kit, water pump, seals, thermostat, accessory belt kit, gaskets galore, fluids, tons of transmission fluids, diff fluid, Haladex fluid, etc. (~1K), service: pull the old, pull parts from old to install on new, tranny flushes galore, install ($2500). Grin on my face at 120mph (priceless)!

      Pics to follow, on my cell—and the forum is not cooperating 😇
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      Only cylinder 1 seems to have been impacted.....

      Let this be a lesson to others: you're not a snowflake. Listed to what the forum members tell you, they know infinitely more than your local dealer. If you see a low coolant light appear and then disappear, and your cooling system then takes a dump, don;t rule out a cracked block... this created SO much pressure on my cooling system that it eventually let go. $900 later, I had the same issue with the light appearing and then disappearing. My local dealer was super generous and spent tons of company time replacing the water pump, twice. And testing the car for days to try and find the culprit. Thanks SwedeSpeed!

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      TINIEST of cracks, biggest headache ever!

      P.S. As I was pulling in to an indy to do the swap, my floor was wet. He said: "I think you have an AC drain that is plugged--gonna need to pull the carpet." This was my first interaction with the indy, and so I wrote it off as him perhaps trying to upsell me. I passed thinking it was just a tiny dampness atop of my rubber mats. "It will corrode a module, and the smell will never go away" he said, I still felt confident and passed. When I picked up the car two weeks later, I lifted the edge of the carpet just to make sure, and sure enough, still wet--make that SUPER wet. So rather than enjoy the new motor, I set out by removing the carpet and clearing the blockage.

      Two days later, I finally get to put the car through it's paced. I stopped at an appointment and noticed that I was leaking fluid... from my rear bumper, and it wasn't water. Panicked, I call the indy again (he flushed my diff and haldex), telling him the rear bumper was leaking oil.... he said: "dude, check the trunk." Sure enough, I had brought him everything I thought he would need for the swap, including a gallon of brake fluid. Raced back home, and tore out the entire trunk, washed it with tons of water and then proceeded to cover it all with diatomaceous earth to suck out every last bit of fluid. That made an even bigger mess. Today I managed to clean the subsequent mess(es), and can now laugh about it all
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      Glad to see it all worked out man!

      I've been dealing with the same issue for the past week . My coolant tank has been going empty then coolant comes back overnight. Im shimmed too, so not sure if I cracked the block or if I had got gasket separation or lifted the head somehow. Gonna do all the tests I know before I proceed with pulling the head off. Hopefully the block is intact and I didn't drop a shim as I made sure each one of them was .033-.035 when I installed them and had to force some of them in there.

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      It is flaccid in nature, and makes me uncomfortable to talk about.
      Ugh. Story of my life.

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      Quote Originally Posted by khalil_y View Post
      Glad to see it all worked out man!

      I've been dealing with the same issue for the past week . My coolant tank has been going empty then coolant comes back overnight. Im shimmed too, so not sure if I cracked the block or if I had got gasket separation or lifted the head somehow. Gonna do all the tests I know before I proceed with pulling the head off. Hopefully the block is intact and I didn't drop a shim as I made sure each one of them was .033-.035 when I installed them and had to force some of them in there.

      Thank you! I've had great mechanics in LA, Seattle, and now hands down the best I've every worked with--knows our cars like the back of his hand, and he's local to you and I. R & T motors in Hagerty... it's a drive from A2, but Thomas is incredibly knowledgeable, and incredulously modest.

      https://www.yelp.com/biz/r-and-t-mot...merce-township

      Shop floor clean enough to eat off of, sends pictures of the car whilst doing the work, and personally continues to follow up to make sure I'm happy. I'm not, I'm thrilled!

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      Quote Originally Posted by lav70r View Post
      Thank you! I've had great mechanics in LA, Seattle, and now hands down the best I've every worked with--knows our cars like the back of his hand, and he's local to you and I. R & T motors in Hagerty... it's a drive from A2, but Thomas is incredibly knowledgeable, and incredulously modest.

      https://www.yelp.com/biz/r-and-t-mot...merce-township

      Shop floor clean enough to eat off of, sends pictures of the car whilst doing the work, and personally continues to follow up to make sure I'm happy. I'm not, I'm thrilled!
      Oh I know that guy! Isnt he the one with the white painted R swapped S60?
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      It is flaccid in nature, and makes me uncomfortable to talk about.
      Ugh. Story of my life.

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      Does a block tester work with ethanol? Im getting a negative result, but I dont believe it.
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      Welp, here it is guys. 100% lifted the head. Going to start planning my next move once I take the head off and inspect everything. Hopefully the block and head arent trashed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by khalil_y View Post
      Welp, here it is guys. 100% lifted the head. Going to start planning my next move once I take the head off and inspect everything. Hopefully the block and head arent trashed.

      Anxious to see the condition of the shims. Suspect the head will require significant surfacing to attain flatness.

      Anxious to see.


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      TTY bolts, or studs?

      Curious as I will be doing the head on my T5 swap next spring.

      Edit. nvm, found it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rodtheviking View Post
      TTY bolts, or studs?


      Curious as I will be doing the head on my T5 swap next spring.
      Stock new OEM bolts.


      Well after some research yesterday it looks like the ARP head studs are cracking blocks and heads on these engines lately. I don't know of any other manufacturer that makes upgraded studs for these engines so we're probably sh*t out of luck unless you can find someone that can custom make you a set.

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      Wonderful.

      Stock head gasket too?

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      Quote Originally Posted by khalil_y View Post
      Stock new OEM bolts.


      Well after some research yesterday it looks like the ARP head studs are cracking blocks and heads on these engines lately. I don't know of any other manufacturer that makes upgraded studs for these engines so we're probably sh*t out of luck unless you can find someone that can custom make you a set.

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      Really? I haven’t hear or experienced this. Can you point me to some examples? Need to ensure they are installed correctly to verify proper torque.


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      Quote Originally Posted by khalil_y View Post
      Well after some research yesterday it looks like the ARP head studs are cracking blocks and heads on these engines lately. I don't know of any other manufacturer that makes upgraded studs for these engines so we're probably sh*t out of luck unless you can find someone that can custom make you a set.
      I think I know what you’re talking about now.... people were over torquing ARP’a to 105 ft/lbs instead of 90ft/lbs resulting in water jacket failure. Torque a stock head bolt to 105 and it will fail.



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      Quote Originally Posted by khalil_y View Post
      Oh I know that guy! Isnt he the one with the white painted R swapped S60?
      Not sure what he drives, but a blue s60r arrived when I picked mine up, same issue. I sent pics Oh the block to the service tech at the dealer and suggested this happens to high mileage stock cars, he told me they just serviced a v70r with 302k... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      Question: o took the motor home and apart to find the root cause of my problems (cylinder wall). Is anything from the R motor worth selling? Crank looks perfect, as does the head, pistons are great too (compression test came back solid pre tear down).

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      Quote Originally Posted by Austin V70R View Post
      I think I know what you’re talking about now.... people were over torquing ARP’a to 105 ft/lbs instead of 90ft/lbs resulting in water jacket failure. Torque a stock head bolt to 105 and it will fail.



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      The concern I have heard is not necessarily the torque value used, but rather that the ARP head studs, once tightened, do not enter into the plastic range of deformation and thus don’t flex in the same manner as the OEM do. Thus causes the water jacket to crack. Sharper minds than mine postulated this theory, and it seems a strong argument for using OEM hardware.

      On my current motor build (Darton sleeved block) my builder Aaron (VAST) opted to use VW tdi head studs. They’re a smidge long so they need to be trimmed down, but they’re also a burlier grade bolt than OEM Volvo hardware. These are the same fasteners Matt (Simply Volvo) used on his high hp awd-swapped T5R build. I’ll ping Aaron and see if he can provide the part number. For those who follow Matt’s build on YouTube he details these in one of his videos, including part numbers. In my case these were easier to obtain than OEM Volvo studs, which seem to be backordered right now, or at least they were when my motor was being built.
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      Oil pan with cooler, cylinder head and injectors maybe. All the things for swapping in a T5 motor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Saffron-R View Post
      The concern I have heard is not necessarily the torque value used, but rather that the ARP head studs, once tightened, do not enter into the plastic range of deformation and thus don’t flex in the same manner as the OEM do. Thus causes the water jacket to crack. Sharper minds than mine postulated this theory, and it seems a strong argument for using OEM hardware.

      On my current motor build (Darton sleeved block) my builder Aaron (VAST) opted to use VW tdi head studs. They’re a smidge long so they need to be trimmed down, but they’re also a burlier grade bolt than OEM Volvo hardware. These are the same fasteners Matt (Simply Volvo) used on his high hp awd-swapped T5R build. I’ll ping Aaron and see if he can provide the part number. For those who follow Matt’s build on YouTube he details these in one of his videos, including part numbers. In my case these were easier to obtain than OEM Volvo studs, which seem to be backordered right now, or at least they were when my motor was being built.
      its neither flex or torqued to 105...separation/crack is below the below the insert in the block, they tighten the stud in the block way to tight or they did not lube the washers and nuts properly prior to torquing the stud down to block or block it self was poorly cast...most that chime in never used ARP stud and the ones that did , did it once and faucked up...using VW tdi head studs is a great option though.
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      Properly installed using moly lube on the washers and nuts to reduce friction and torqued to 90 ft/lbs they work great. Many recent builds have used them without issue. 40k miles on this engine with an EFR 7163 at 30 psi.




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      Kinda surprised the dealer didn't eat this since it seems to me they misdiagnosed it and sold lots of parts to try and fix it

      Well maybe not surprised, but it seems a little sketch to me
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      Quote Originally Posted by LukeFlynn View Post
      Kinda surprised the dealer didn't eat this since it seems to me they misdiagnosed it and sold lots of parts to try and fix it

      Well maybe not surprised, but it seems a little sketch to me
      Asking the dealer to replace the motor on a 13 year old car is tough... in just happy I got so much free from them, never expected them to eat it but eh, that would have been great!

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