C30 C30 last rights?
howdy. if any of you remember my obscene contactless buy of the 2010 / 2.4i/40000km C30, that arrived undetailed and unserviced and a smokers car. I have spent the past weeks cleaning it amd catching up on overdue servicing. During this time some start up condensation/ white smoke of note. Motor serviced flushed,conditioned,filters cjanged same as brake pads/rotors. The has run really smoothly before and after service...... til now.
i put it in for a coolant flush and it came back f@@#$d. on pickup it blew clouds of white smoke, then motor started rocking a little and rough, white changed to blue smoke quickly. pressure testing okayed coolant and oil pressure was, ,"not bad" but local garage diagnosed valve stem seal leaks. Local volvo mech advised very expensive and not recommended rel to value of car. wreckers have motors but agreed to costly to rotate engines. ahhhhh 12grand in a few weeks.
but why did it suddenly fail on coolant change? why is engine rocking (a little)? Could it be PCV,piston rings, or any chance less serious?
the body is pretty good but not worthy of several grand to fix ) i dont have it. i am trying to arrange a proper diagnosis by a mobile volvo mech. Any thoughts before I resign to wrecking it?