I took my 2000 S80 Turbo Volvo in for a Timing Belt change yesterday.
It was supposed to be a one day repair but I got a call yesterday
saying they were waiting for a 'gasket' and that to call today. When
I called today I was informed that the Tensioner that they put on
failed damaging the pistons and gasket and they have to take it apart
to see the extent of the damage....
They said to keep my rental car 'that I am paying for' because my car
will not be ready until at least Tuesday
What does this mean to my engine? I know the sever damage that every
mechanic warned me about as a reason to change the belt has now
happened...Is my engine damaged. What should the mechanic do now?
Who is liable for what?? They will take care of this right?
History on car:
-Purchased on February 3, 2007
-112673 miles on it
-Took it to a Volvo specialist to find out when I could expect to fix
what and was told the following:
Timing Belt - IMMEDIATELY
Rear Brakes - within 3,000 miles
Control Arm Bushings - As soon as I can