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by 31years
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Snow chains on an XC90?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Snow chains on an XC90?

Since there hasn't been an answer posted, I'll put one forward: From the manual: All Wheel Drive models: Snow chains should only be installed on the front wheels. Only chains adapted for AWD models should be used. From personal experience: I have put on the chains more than a few times. I haven't bo...
by 31years
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

So, here's what I've found (and I'm not quite done yet, as I'm waiting on a couple of other parts to come in before I put everything back). As you can see by this picture, the Tstat unit failed hard. The metal spring retainer is only held in place by about 1/16" of plastic on either side. The far ri...
by 31years
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

pgill wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:37 pm A link with some pictures

https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic32245.html

Let us know how it goes

Thanks

Paul
Paul, your link is a great resource - thanks for posting it.
by 31years
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

# 1 the outlet the coolant hose attaches to looks to be ribbed . Are these ribs in good condition ? If not replace it . Now I keep spring type hose clamps in stock for most all size heater , radiator hoses . I prefer them over anything else . These maintain CONSTANT tension . I've seen water outlet...
by 31years
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

Thanks to you all for the great tips / direction. I have the following coming to me on Wednesday (should be a nice Thanksgiving in my garage): - Thermostat Unit - Coolant Hose - Water Manifold O-Ring - Hose Clamp - Cap - Genuine Coolant My hope is that simply re-clamping the hose would do the job, b...
by 31years
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

KurtL wrote: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 pm My daughter’s 2001 V70 kept blowing off the top radiator hose. The dealer did a pressure test on the cylinders and it turns out the cylinder was leaking through the head gasket into the coolant building up pressure and blowing the hose off.
Kurt, was that engine a 2.5 or a 3.2?
by 31years
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

Thanks, Oragex. I've added a new cap to my shopping list. I agree that the pressure must have been very high in order to blow the (OEM) hose off the Thermostat. Could a failing T-stat caused that? The coolant looks fine - not oily at all. And the car was driving fine right up until I parked. Finally...
by 31years
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Coolant Hose Blew off Thermostat? 2009 XC90 3.2 AWD, 99k miles

Hi, Folks, Pretty new to the forum, but have owned / wrenched Volvos for 31 years and could use a hand. IMG_20191122_160343.jpg As you can see from the pic, the top end of a coolant hose blew off the thermostat tonight. Thankfully, this happened just as I pulled into my driveway. Yes, I am a lucky g...
by 31years
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2009 XC90 3.2 Serpentine belt
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: 2009 XC90 3.2 Serpentine belt

Tsluder wrote: Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:05 am On FCP euro YouTube video, he removed the wheel on the sedan to make serpentine belt easier to install. Google the tutorial “ Volvo serpentine belt install FCP EURO”
Unfortunately for XC90 3.2 owners, that engine compartment layout is totally different.
by 31years
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Volvo XC90
Topic: 2009 XC90 3.2 Serpentine belt
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: 2009 XC90 3.2 Serpentine belt

FYI, here's the best write-up on Serpentine belt that I've found:

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