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An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

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

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An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

Post by Golden86 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:45 pm

I am actually in the process of selling my 850, and on the test drive of the would be new owner, the oil cooler line decided to let loose. Obviously I need to fix it before I put it back up for sale. I have searched and there are a ton of how-to's with some even dropping the cradle to get to a single bolt. I looked at it and there is no reason to do any of that.

Here is the offending bolt on the oil thermostat block under the crank pully.
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All you need is a 1/4" T30 torx bit and a 1/4" closed end wrench. There is plenty of room when you remove the oil filter
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Once you break it loose with the torx/wrench combo, build yourself one of these "things" so you can get a straight shot on it.
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Now you have a quick and direct shot at the bolt, it littlerly took me less than 2 min to get it out
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The lines are both out and sent out to the hose shop to be rebuilt.

Hopefully this helps out someone from paying the dealer/shop a ton of money to replace their lines.

Did I mention my car is for sale :)
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Re: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

Post by rguzz » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:08 pm

Make sure you install the metal brackets (clips) on the radiator side of the lines properly, fat side facing rad and use a clamp (not a zip tie) to secure afterwards. I did not note the correct orientation and line popped off, spilling 5 quarts of fresh oil on the driveway in less than 30 seconds. There is a pic somewhere of this properly installed, I think Abscate posted it. Use Volvo oem clips @ 13 bucks a pop.

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Re: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

Post by rspi » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:58 pm

The car pic looks like a V70 but your info says '96 850???
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Re: An easy and fast way to replace oil cooler lines

Post by rguzz » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:38 pm

In his ad he says bumpers, grill from V70, car is 96 850.

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