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Scotty's Car Talk Podcast Of Thursday March 15 At 1 PM CST

Scotty's Car Talk Podcast Of Thursday March 15 At 1 PM CST

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 50 years, answers all your car questions LIVE on Saturday mornings at 10 AM CST and Thursday afternoons at 1 PM CST. Join in on the fun then and get your own car questions answered LIVE by a guy who knows cars.

Scotty, I heard the question at the end of the talk about the Volvo. I recently got a 2000 Volvo V70 FWD Non-turbo wagon. Car now has 135,000 on it. What do you think about the older 93-2000 Volvo 850/V70 wagons? Any major mechanical things to watch out for? I've had no problems with mine in the 6 months I've owned it and I've heard they can go 250,000 miles no problem. I was careful to find one with service records that had been well maintained since it was bought lightly used in 2003 so hopefully mine will hold up.

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they were OK, but all the FWD volvos are nothing compared to the old RWD ones. Good luck though

Thanks for the reply. I'm a fan of the RWD Volvos as well. They're slow but steady. Have you found the inline 5 non-turbo engine and automatic transmission to hold up pretty well in those older 93-2000 850/V70 Volvos?

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scotty my car’s smoke is black is that good i have lexus ls 460 2013

yes, the non turbo ones hold up. black smoke in the lexus means it's running rich, which is bad.

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thanks but are cvt automatics good in bus and trucks

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