Volvo Cracked headgasket

Asked by Apr 04, 2016 at 04:56 AM about the 2004 Volvo S40 T5 (2004.5)

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I paid $9000 for my 2004 Volvo S 40. It
has 126,000 miles. It now has a cracked
headgasket and the engine is misfiring
from cylinders one, three and five. Two
mechanics have not been able to fix it so
far. Is it worth repairing?

4 Answers

285,665

Depends if you want to keep it for a many more years, and the rest of the car is in nice shape. Find a reputable Independent Volvo garage, as they probably have done a head gasket before.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Thanks Tom. Do you know a price range for a new headgasket plus repairs? Sadly, my Volvo mechanic, who I have taken my 1994 Volvo 940 to for 411,000 miles, said that he does not repair headgaskets. He has so much business because of his great reputation that he does not have time to take an engine apart; plus I think he wants to retire, and stay away from the difficult jobs. I really don't know though why he will not repair one, just guessing. Also, how easy is it to find a used engine at a salvage yard or online? I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

285,665

My guess is around $2K, all labor cost. Hope you find someone to do the work. Ask around, you might have to drive out of your way to find someone in your area.

25,335

I think it is not worth it- these newer Volvos are just kinda "disposacars"- if your mechanic doesn't want to do it, what does that tell you? You must continue alone on your Zen journey to find a "reliable car"- good luck

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