leaking coolant, and blue smoke coming from tailpipe, 2k s70 glt se, with 130k mles, is it worth fixing

Asked by Jan 02, 2017 at 10:56 PM about the 2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

leaking coolant, blue smoke from tailpipe.  Car has 130k miles. Is it worth fixing?

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That all depends on what is actually wrong, if the engine is totally worn out, and that is unlikely unless it was not maintained properly, then if it is I would say not worth a new engine, maybe a used to sell it as a running vehicle afterwards. Or if your totally in love with the car and will drive till the wheels fall then spend the bucks on a new engine, beats a car payment. Or it could just need new valve guides and seals and that is just a top end overhaul, not near as expensive as a new engine, need to,know more about the coolant leak, could be a water pump, freeze plug or just some bad hoses.

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