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1999 Volvo V70 Question: I have a 1999 volvo v70 xc with a blown headgasket can I use sealant for repair?

 

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theresabarnes, Potwin, KS, December 10, 2012, 19:13
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The top radiator hose broke and caused it to run hot.I don't want to purchase a radiator if the sealant is not recommended for short term repair. I can't afford $2000 for a new motor and installtion.

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    goodguy December 11, 2012, 06:28
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    no you cant

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 11, 2012, 06:44
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    have head gasket repl instead of repl engine.sealer is a wives tail.lol

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    your.mechanic December 11, 2012, 09:52
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    Sealant may be used for short-term repair...

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    theresabarnes, December 11, 2012, 16:46
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    Thanks, cause I only plan to drive it for another 6 months or so then I'll be looking to purchase a 2003 v70.

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    ziptie12 December 12, 2012, 17:06
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    Mechanical failures usually don't fix themselves. Read the label of whatever you get , and keep the number for a tow truck handy. Then if you want reliability with relatively low cost maint. buy a Camry 4Cyl. , easy 300K car IF maintained. Check 'Consumer Reports Used Car Buyers Guide' for more info.

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