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Old 06-05-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Anyone in NJ/NYC willing to assist me w/ tuning my 740T? Also a question my dad has!

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I'll start off with the question my father has. He owns a 2006 V50 T5 and it recently died in the most inopportune time. It's got about 300,000 miles on it and he drives it to and from work everyday, 1 hour and 45 minutes each way. Yesterday, the timing belt went on it and he was quoted a $2,000 repair cost. I feel really bad because he doesn't really have the funds to buy a nice, newer used car, so he's in a big bind right now. Is a $2,000 estimate reasonable? That includes parts and labor. If the car isn't really worth fixing that leads me into the next question...

Can I pull the turbo off of it and put it on my 740T? If my memory serves me correctly, the V50 T5 has a 16T turbo on it but I could be wrong. I was previously shopping for a turbo upgrade and then some things happened where I had to use the funds I was setting aside for the turbo. If my dad ends up getting rid of his V50, I have a free turbo at my disposal and don't have to worry about buying a turbo.


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Old 06-05-2018, 11:57 PM   #2
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You’ll need to clock the turbo for rwd and fab up a downpipe. Also a 300k mike turbo is probably nearing the end of its useful life if I had to guess.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:00 AM   #3
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I figured it might be towards the end. If I rebuild it, do you think it will be OK or at 300k its not really worth it
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:45 AM   #4
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Probably not worth it. Nvm

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Old 06-06-2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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Rebuilding a turbo isn’t necessarily for the faint of heart. Perhaps the process isn’t too hard but you’d need to buy a GOOD rebuild kit ($100) and then pay another $60 or so to have it balanced. Bet you could get a good used one for around that price and save yourself time.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:55 AM   #6
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I'd say that V50 has hit the end of it's life. Broken timing belt is bad. Like replace engine bad in most cases.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:58 AM   #7
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$2000 sounds like a low-end estimate. I.e. assuming you can take the head off, replace a few valves, and put it back on.

Spend $2K on something boring, Japanese, reliable, appliance-like. Camry/Accord. I think the V50 is done for.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:20 AM   #8
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If it is a v50, it does not have a 16t. Its a Borg Warner k04 turbo made specific for Volvo and the turbine housing is cast into manifold. So basically useless on a red block.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:45 AM   #9
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$2000 sounds like a low-end estimate. I.e. assuming you can take the head off, replace a few valves, and put it back on.

Spend $2K on something boring, Japanese, reliable, appliance-like. Camry/Accord. I think the V50 is done for.
I think this is probably the unfortunate truth here. I'd hate to spend $2,000 to $3,000 on a motor fix and then have the tranny go, for instance. A Japanese appliance sounds like a better fit for what your Dad is up to, presumably with an automatic. Good luck!
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