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Old 10-13-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Help Needed in Florence, SC

My friends from Poland were traveling from New York to Florida and back in my '01 Volvo XC70 and the car broke down in Florence, SC. I will be putting them back on the road in the rental but I have a problem with the car itself. It looks like the timing slipped on it. My mechanic says that it most likely collided. I have it at Europro shop in Florence but they want $570 repair to check whether it did hit the valves or not. At this point I would like to get it started by putting just a new tensioner and see if it runs but reality is I will probably have to get rid of it.

I was wondering if anybody local can offer parking spot I can tow it to and keep it there for a few days. I'm 600 miles away and just trying to figure out what to do.
Option A; Kars for Kids,
Option B If anybody can recommend a local shop that would just put the tensioner for a resonable price to verify if the engine exploded or not it would be a great help.

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:36 AM   #2
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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Good luck. I'm 45min away from Flo if others don't work. I've got a 244DL it can park next to.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Thank you for your responses. I would ideally like to find something within 35 miles from FLO. AMA free roadassistance.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:19 PM   #5
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Yeah I'm too far out for that free towing. If you were closer to me I would check out the engine for you.

Haven't worked on Volvos but have compression tester to check the valves before you spend money on it. Could put it in the yard too.

If you get it closer to exit 41 in NC hit me up.


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Old 10-15-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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Thanks Ray!
I cant understand why the shop wants to put new timing on it to check if valves are bent instead of testing it. It just needs a new tensioner now to test it.

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