Question about 1998 Volvo S70
I have an early 98 S70 T5. When I start the car in the morning it rattles for about 1 minutes, then goes away. The engine sounds fine after that.
I brought it in to a local (non-volvo) mechanic who said that they couldn't find the source and recommended replacing the engine (sound like a rip-off anyone?)
The car sat for awhile while I was deployed overseas, but was recently serviced. Could it be an oil issue? What is a good product to clean out the engine from gunky oil if this is the problem? Thanks
That's actually pretty normal. It's just the engine warming up. Even my friend with a late model Acura has the same prolem so she warms it up before driving. I've heard experts say that warming up your car is just a waste of gas so I presume that the initial knocks are not to be worried about. Something to email Click and Clack on NPR about but I really don't think it's an issue. When I've had two cars run into the 200,000 mile range it didn't seem to be an issue. I always changed the oil before or at about 4k miles.
Take the car out for a long drive and enjoy it. And don't worry.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
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