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Metal ring should be on radiator not in radiator hose…brittle old plastic?

Metal ring should be on radiator not in radiator hose…brittle old plastic?

This pipe at the top .on the left above the headlamp..broke..and so bam..coolant in my face. Glad this happened right when I was over at a friends place to do a radiator install. He was going to use his v70 as a winter beater so for now I installed his brand new radiator. I will send my used one back and hopefully get a refund on my 90day warranty. Will add two more photos of the brown radiator hoses I came upon. Glad this did not happen on the road.

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This pipe at the top .on the left above the headlamp..broke..and so bam..coolant in my face. Glad this happened right when I was over at a friends place to do a radiator install. He was going to use his v70 as a winter beater so for now I installed his brand new radiator. I will send my used one back and hopefully get a refund on my 90day warranty. Will add two more photos of the brown radiator hoses I came upon. Glad this did not happen on the road.

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So fun twist to my life. I am like hey man, look at this hose here that we will be taking off on your car.. So i m pointing at cables under my hood, then i tap the small one/slightly tug at it.. and whoosh coolant, hot coolant in my face. It was pretty funny. Ok so the guy goes like i will let you install my new radiator ( strandberg warranty was 90 days so thats good) they may give me a refund, or in store credit.. ( new radiator that is now in my car was $120. They guy says he is now afraid of used ones so he will just buy another. So I maybe owe him like $120 on the day of the install. Also I saw the car that he will give me as payment. It is a white 200 V70 2.4T. Body is banging, but the tires are really worn, and it seems there may be soem steering parts needed or that kind of thing. I did not test drive, but man and his wife say car shakes pretty violently after 40mph. The tires were wire worn on the inside and bald on the outside.Said there is a bit of an oil leak. Still totally worth it. Next saturday, install and pickup

I like her a lot..think she likes me too

Gratful for a great summer! My best to you all! Week one of school…more fun on the way. My best to you all

Gratful for a great summer! My best to you all! Week one of school…more fun on the way. My best to you all

I remember thinking I still had a leak..but it was this super absorbent floor holding onto extra coolant from me having added 5 gal to a 2.5gal system. The bag was dry, but I kept finding a small puddle at my right foot. Turns out my foot was squeezing the spongy floor insulation. In my defense I couldn’t see that it was leaking into the space below the carpet. Now I know..now you know to look there if you’re losing coolant with no drips on the ground. I’ll try write something up some time. Also the smell is not great. Someone joked that its just as bad as drinking coolant. Car is aired out, dried..carpets washed and allowed to stay in the rain for an extra rinse. All is well now. #volvo,#v70

I remember thinking I still had a leak..but it was this super absorbent floor holding onto extra coolant from me having added 5 gal to a 2.5gal system. The bag was dry, but I kept finding a small puddle at my right foot. Turns out my foot was squeezing the spongy floor insulation. In my defense I couldn’t see that it was leaking into the space below the carpet. Now I know..now you know to look there if you’re losing coolant with no drips on the ground. I’ll try write something up some time. Also the smell is not great. Someone joked that its just as bad as drinking coolant. Car is aired out, dried..carpets washed and allowed to stay in the rain for an extra rinse. All is well now. #volvo,#v70

No more of this..coolant stopped leaking and the car has been fine for close to 2000 miles since.. #volvo, #v70

No more of this..coolant stopped leaking and the car has been fine for close to 2000 miles since.. #volvo, #v70

Heater core replaced but still had some slight leakage. The o-tings were not sitting right. Also had to cut and dispose of that grey floor insulation. The underside is a sponge that had soaked in coolant and had some mold, mould.

Heater core replaced but still had some slight leakage. The o-tings were not sitting right. Also had to cut and dispose of that grey floor insulation. The underside is a sponge that had soaked in coolant and had some mold, mould.

Looks pretty cool without the carpet..if you’re into that sort of thing.
#volvo,#v70

Looks pretty cool without the carpet..if you’re into that sort of thing.
#volvo,#v70

Took out the seats. Car was a bit of a mess still. 
#volvo ,#v70

Took out the seats. Car was a bit of a mess still.
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Here’s the culprit..bad heater core. #volvo, #v70

Here’s the culprit..bad heater core. #volvo, #v70