Bud’s is here to report in for week 3 of Car of the Week, a 2004 Volvo XC90!
This small SUV came in a bit ago, the initial complaint was “After an oil change at Walmart, vehicle was driven over the pass and started smoking. Makes a whining noise and loses power. Check engine light is also on. Check and advise.” So, the vehicle was brought in for diagnostic (diag) and what our tech found was so sad! The engine was “blown” because of its bad oil. Bud’s uses factory specific oils (unless requested otherwise) to make sure that the vehicles we service are to factory specifications. This vehicle’s, maintenance schedule was either neglected or the oil that was put in the Volvo was not the factory recommended oil, causing the engine to get over heated and damage itself. Our tech recommended that we rebuild the engine. It wasn’t salvageable. The customer, having just purchased the vehicle decided to go ahead with installing the new motor. I’m sure they will be sticking to a strict maintenance schedule to keep their beautiful new car on the road for a long time!
Bud’s recommends that you schedule your oil changes and regular maintenance before leaving the shop at check out. That way you will get friendly reminders from us as to when your service is due.
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This is the old engine's timing belt and internal componants.
This is the new clean engine ready to be installed!