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by wasaabi
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal
Replies: 10
Views: 257
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Re: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal

Wow, two engine swaps... I did the heater core test in a 5 gallon bucket of water with an old bicycle tube. I was able to pump to about 10 PSI before the tube exploded and didn't notice anything except for a tiny bubble (which was most likely air caught in the fins as opposed to a leak). So my confi...
by wasaabi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal
Replies: 10
Views: 257
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Re: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal

Update: The interior part of the job is complete. I took it slow, a couple of hours here and there, rather than try my patience all at once. The hardest part of the job is really whenever you don't know what to do. I am doing a complete cooling flush and then will connect the core for the real test....
by wasaabi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: '97 960 can't find engine drain plug
Replies: 1
Views: 83
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Re: '97 960 can't find engine drain plug

Well, I seem to be adept at answering my own questions! For the benefit of someone else with the question: I did some research to learn that the oil cooler lines are actually coolant lines that flow into a "pancake" style heat exchanger at the oil filter. So that nipple on the right-angled line comi...
by wasaabi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: '97 960 can't find engine drain plug
Replies: 1
Views: 83
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'97 960 can't find engine drain plug

I am changing the coolant and have searched forums and looked at VIDA pics. Everything says there is a drain nipple on the passenger side of the block. The image I have from VIDA and also the owners manual points to the front of the engine on the passenger side. All I have there is a steel line comi...
by wasaabi
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal
Replies: 10
Views: 257
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Re: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal

Thanks for the support. It gives me a boost to hear from people who have been there before! I did the bypass last winter after I couldn't see through the foggy windshield anymore. The core I got is the Hella/Behr (eBay from Eastern Europe) but it does have plastic connectors. I want to get a decade ...
by wasaabi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal
Replies: 10
Views: 257
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Re: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal

Update: I realized that I misunderstood the instructions and tried to pull out the air distributor to the side, but the center tunnel hump would not let it squeeze through. So I cut each rear duct a few inches back, which I will repair upon reinstallation. I was then able to pull the distributor tow...
by wasaabi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal
Replies: 10
Views: 257
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Re: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal

Since it was simple to do and easily fixable, I did cut the ducts as shown by the pics below. But while the box moves a bit, it will not come out, yet I cannot figure out what is holding it in. Here are pics of the box with the opening "doors" cut into the ducts: https://i.imgur.com/qYpnP0S.jpg http...
by wasaabi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal
Replies: 10
Views: 257
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I'm stuck - '97 960 Heater Core rear ducts removal

I'm finally tackling this job for the first time, trying to be patient. The car is in excellent condition and I would like to keep it on the road for many years. I am stuck at removing the lower air distribution box. There are two ducts that come out of it that go to the rear. I have removed the one...
by wasaabi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: AC Compressor Help (I'm stuck) - '97 960
Replies: 11
Views: 740
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Re: AC Compressor Help (I'm stuck) - '97 960

Yeah, I was going to try the “secret handshake” method but I’m a little chicken. The Volvo guy will do the whole job for 2.5 hours, so I’m going to leave it to him! For future reference for others the compressor removal method is in the PDF in this thread: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/vi...
by wasaabi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: 240, 740, 760, 780, Bertone, 940, 960, V90, S90
Topic: AC Compressor Help (I'm stuck) - '97 960
Replies: 11
Views: 740
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Re: AC Compressor Help (I'm stuck) - '97 960

Thank you, good for future reference! Once I saw that the AC Clutch fuse was blown it confirmed that the issue is a clutch coil short. I’m going to replace the compressor next week. I have a local Volvo guy that’s vintage-oriented and he’s going to do it. I will update once complete with any added i...