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      Serpentine belt replacement...

      Visited dealer yesterday for oil change and filter... a "recommendation" report based on current mileage of 103,000 miles (2010 S80 T6) to replace "auxiliary drive serpentine belts and tensioners." Service manager advised this was recommended by Volve at 10 years or 110,000 miles. Cost was $1460 miles.

      Evil things will of course happen if that belt breaks. Does the timing and price seem reasonable? Will be checking with two indie shops for estimates but of course curious about any member experiences. Did a search for "serpentine belt replacement" on this forum and got nothing back.

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      Looks like timing should be 150k miles from the maintenance guide:

      https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/man...60Warranty.pdf
      Past: '94 854, '99 S70 T5 SE, '99 S70 GLT, '04 S60R M, '12 S60 T5, '13 S60 T5, '15 S60 RD, '05 V70R GT
      Present: '95 854 T-5R, '06 XC70, '15 XC70 T6, '15.5 XC60 T6, '16 V60 P*

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      sounds a bit higher than ive quoted, but within the ballpark and every price will be a little different. is a pretty involved job and is a good idea to replace, ive seen belts, tensioners and idler pulleys all fail and they will lead to a bad day with towing etc.

      @wayne t5, only drive e timing belt is due at 150k. rest of timing belts are sooner, but we arent talking about timing belt, OP aux belts are due for replacement after 10 years, waiting until 150k would put OP closer to 15 years and ive seen plenty fail before then

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      Quote Originally Posted by brich999 View Post
      sounds a bit higher than ive quoted, but within the ballpark and every price will be a little different. is a pretty involved job and is a good idea to replace, ive seen belts, tensioners and idler pulleys all fail and they will lead to a bad day with towing etc.

      @wayne t5, only drive e timing belt is due at 150k. rest of timing belts are sooner, but we arent talking about timing belt, OP aux belts are due for replacement after 10 years, waiting until 150k would put OP closer to 15 years and ive seen plenty fail before then
      So is the manual wrong then?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      So is the manual wrong then?
      no. the drive e engine has a timing belt(2016 only in s80 to my knowledge). the two inline 6 and the v8 are timing chain cars. the op was asking about the t6 auxillary drive belt replacement which is different then the timing belt. auxillary drive belt and associated parts have 10 year 150k replacement interval

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      Its usually the idler or tensioner that fail. 10 years is a good recommendation. The price may include the one way clutch pulley too, so if it does, make sure your other quotes do too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      Looks like timing should be 150k miles from the maintenance guide:

      https://volvornt.harte-hanks.com/man...60Warranty.pdf
      Wayne, thanks for the PDF. That one of my documents has gone missing so I'll be printing the relevant pages for my S80 file.

      And thanks to everyone else that's added a comment. I'd conclude so far that 10 years and 103K miles is a cautious time (and I tend to be cautious on maintenance) but no immediate need to rush out and get it done. Which is pretty much what the service advisor said. So I'll be thinking to have it done by early fall... only driving about 7,500 miles a year these days so that won't mean a ton of new miles.

      Will also check that extra pulley mentioned... probably should start with the original quote person and move along from there.

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      Quote Originally Posted by brich999 View Post
      sounds a bit higher than ive quoted, but within the ballpark and every price will be a little different. is a pretty involved job and is a good idea to replace, ive seen belts, tensioners and idler pulleys all fail and they will lead to a bad day with towing etc.

      @wayne t5, only drive e timing belt is due at 150k. rest of timing belts are sooner, but we arent talking about timing belt, OP aux belts are due for replacement after 10 years, waiting until 150k would put OP closer to 15 years and ive seen plenty fail before then
      Curiosity question... can you quantify "a bit higher than I've quoted"? In other words... how high is the bit?

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