Scrap yard or new engine for my 2007 diesel XC70??
Hi everyone, grateful for your thoughts on whether to scrap our 2007 diesel XC70 with 176,000kms, or pay about $8,000 for a new engine supply and install?
The alternator was replaced 18 months ago by a suburban mechanic (not our Volvo specialist), not sure if the alternator belt was replaced but last week the belt split and hit the timing belt which has then destroyed the engine. The engine stopped while idling and the car can't be started.
If we do the repairs, I am interested in your thoughts regarding other potential major repairs in the next 10 years eg transmission, gear box, suspension etc. Trying to crunch the numbers on the repair cost and the cost to run it, compared to scrapping it and buying another 2nd hand car.
Many thanks, HelllyL