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by pgill
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70
Replies: 18
Views: 2490
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Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

XHeart, Looking at your diagram I replaced 1- Thermostat assembly (including gasket, temperature sending unit with its O-ring) $49.47 11 - Screw for Thermostat $2.20 (for 4 screws) 12 - small coolant hose for oil cooler $23.26 26 - O-ring for small coolant hose $0.63 20 - bolt for small coolant hose...
by pgill
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70
Replies: 18
Views: 2490
United States of America

Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

Very interesting, appreciate the details. Simply it's a very poor design with plastic parts exposed to heat that keep the spring under tension. Normally it should have been the actuator that would fail as mentioned above, but since the housing is this fragile, you guys have a much worse problem on ...
by pgill
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70
Replies: 18
Views: 2490
United States of America

Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

I just pulled my thermostat yesterday and found that one of the tabs circled was broken with the spring and cross member sitting in the block... I also received eng temp warning after sitting with AC off for a while then starting to drive. Nick, That is great feedback!!!! Here is the link that conv...
by pgill
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70
Replies: 18
Views: 2490
United States of America

Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

The Thermostat design is complicated Note: I did heat up the actuator to get it to extend, the shorter measurement was with it at room temperature. (see picture above) This first picture below shows the two paths for the coolant - Recirculating (back to the engine) - Radiator Engine Cold Actuator is...
by pgill
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70
Replies: 18
Views: 2490
United States of America

Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

Oragex, Good discussion Thanks for your input I agree with your assertion that thermostats should fail open but the thermostat in the 3.2 is not your typical thermostat. Hot thermostat - the silver bracket is blocking the recirculating port Note: silver bracket moves up and down as thermostat opens ...
by pgill
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70
Replies: 18
Views: 2490
United States of America

Re: Considering purchase of 2008 XC70

E Showell, I am also thinking about buying a XC70 Currently I have the first cousin (2008 LR2) with the same: engine, transmission, all wheel drive system, power steering, cooling, etc. For the LR2 here are the common problems (I removed anything not shared between the XC70 and LR2 from the list) Ma...
by pgill
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Volvo V70, XC70 2008-2016, Volvo S80 2007-2016
Topic: 2008 XC70 Procedure For Replacing Cooling Fan Assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 1598
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Re: 2008 XC70 Procedure For Replacing Cooling Fan Assembly

1. Remove the intake manifold (replace the thermostat and small coolant hose at the same time) take a look at this link for help http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic32245.html 2. remove and replace the fan assembly cooling fan.jpg It seems really easy....its not Good Luck Paul PS if you get a chance po...