MVS Moderator donations - happening now! We've blown past $200 in less than 24 hours!

HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.
1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:42 pm
Year and Model: 1995 850 GLT estate
Location: England

HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby chrisk » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:34 pm

I have a 1995 850 2.5 GLT AUTO Estate engine serial/type is B5254S and is fitted witha Wahler thermostat that is stamped "90" and "02 07" but no serial numbers.Can someone please help me out with correct numbers Quinton Hazell etc so I can get back on the road as our motor factors gave me the wrong one

Many Many Thanks
Chris :D
Made the move from a bank disrupting Mitsubishi L300 Delica to my 850 GLT on LPG.....Good move !!

Ozark Lee
MVS Moderator
Posts: 14457
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:24 pm
Year and Model: Many Volvos
Location: USA Midwest
Flag: United States of America

Re: HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby Ozark Lee » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:59 pm

You have a 90 degree thermostat that was manufactured in February of 2007. Any 90 degree thermostat that fits should work. Be sure to get a new sealing ring along with it (Many thermostats don't come with a new ring).

'94 850 N/A 5 speed
'96 Platinum Edition Turbo
'99 V70XC - Nautic Blue
1999 V70XC - RIP - Wrecked Parts Car.
1998 S70 T5
1996 850 N/A
1989 740 GLT
1986 740 GLT
1972 142 Grand Luxe

MVS Moderator
Posts: 14003
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:54 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 T5
Location: Alexandria, VA
Flag: United States of America

Re: HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby jblackburn » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:04 pm

This is something you'll want to spend the extra $4 or something on, and go with an OEM one. Some of the aftermarket ones can fail in the closed position, and your engine will not last long without being able to use the radiator.
'98 S70 T5
2012 Chevy Cruze LT 6MT

A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."

mercuic: Long live the tractor motor!

Posts: 1362
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:23 am
Year and Model:

Re: HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby JimBee » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:28 am

I just priced a t-stat from local Volvo dealership; they want $30.00 for it. Autozone is $12.00 + $1.99 for O-ring. FCP is $12.00 —but add $9.00 for shipping. Hmmm. What to do?

User avatar
Posts: 951
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:43 am
Year and Model: '97 Volvo 855 GLT
Location: RTP, North Carolina
Flag: United States of America

Re: HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby jreed » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:34 am

I can only add "+1" to jablackburn's comments above. A non-OEM thermostat may not be the quality you need for such a critical part, and if it fails it can cause a lot of damage.
1997 855 GLT (Light Pressure Turbo) still going strong. Previous: 1986 240 GL rusted out in '06, 1985 Saab 900T rusted out in '95, 1975 Saab 99 rusted out in '95, 1973 Saab 99 rusted out in '94

Posts: 89
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:27 am
Year and Model: V70 '99, 142 245 740
Location: Canberra, Australia

Re: HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby egads » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:23 am

It really is worth the cash for the OEM t-stat. Cheap one failed closed on my 240 and caused a lotta damage. Extra few bucks on OEM to save possible $1000's is worth it.

Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:15 pm
Year and Model: 98 V70 T5
Location: Oahu, HI

Re: HELP Thermostats which one fits my car ????

Postby volvosurfin » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:36 pm

No rubber ring on thermostat(busted) when I removed, just the flat rubber gasket that stretches over and on to gasket edges. There is a rubber O-ring, with my thermostat kit that fits perfectly into lower thermostat housing. Should this go under the thermostat between thermostat's rubber gasket and aluminum housing below?


Return to “Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70 & V70-XC Forum (1992-2000)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: clifford06, kaneelschep and 35 guests

ViVA performance upgrades for Volvo cars