IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics Free shipping all USA - Experts in Brakes
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

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

cn90
Posts: 6667
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Omaha NE
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 122 times
United States of America
cn90

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by cn90 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:03 am

No springs, just simple hose. The hose will bend accordingly.

I did this in 2015, 2 years ago, so far so good.
Just get a dremel and cut the crimp, then re-use the barb fitting.
Very very easy mod. Do it and you will see that it is easy.
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

j-dawg
Posts: 1080
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:56 am
Year and Model: 1999 V70 T5
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 19 times
United States of America
j-dawg

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by j-dawg » Sun May 07, 2017 5:36 am

I used a pair of 5/8" hose barb elbows to clear the turbo where the hoses pop out of the firewall.
1999 V70 T5 5-SPD | ~270k mi | burns more oil than gasoline

User avatar
theWIFES_S70
Posts: 1141
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:34 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 base
Location: Queens, New York
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 25 times
Peru
theWIFES_S70

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun May 07, 2017 11:42 am

When I saw these the other day at Advance Auto I imaged they could work to make the bends, too

Image

https://www.amazon.com/Continental-Elit ... +hose+coil

http://www.continental-eliterpm.com/Pro ... px?id=4722
1998 Volvo S70, N/A, 5-speed, 183K
2007 Volvo S40, 2.4i, 5-speed, 97K

cn90
Posts: 6667
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:54 am
Year and Model: 2004 V70 2.5T
Location: Omaha NE
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 122 times
United States of America
cn90

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by cn90 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:31 pm

No need to complicate things. All you need is the Gates heater hose.

- Once you dremel the crimp off, you have the factory barb fittings; no need to buy barb fittings from Hone Depot etc.
- New Gates hose + clamps on, you are done.

Please review the DIY I posted above. Very very simple mod.
2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 19984
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 272 times
Been thanked: 849 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by abscate » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:34 am

rspi wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 11:11 am
If it carries fluid or vacuum don't use URO.
Hmmm. That pretty much covers everything. It’s bad when you can’t make a hose which carries....nothing

My Volvo hoses are made in Czech Republic and Poland for cooling group, Evap hoses recently replaced
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

JimBee
Posts: 1732
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:23 pm
Year and Model: 93 and 2 96 850's
Location: Minneapolis
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 22 times
United States of America
JimBee

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by JimBee » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:01 pm

I think we need a guinea pig. Poor URO (which seems to have gone through a sort of metamorphosis a few years ago) gets so much innuendo. Has anyone actually tried those heater hoses? Are they soft or firm rubber, fabric reinforced or not? Somebody could rig up a fitting to adapt an air hose to a pair of the URO brand hoses, stand back and gradually increase pressure up 100 pounds and hold it there for a while. See what happens. One problem with that approach: you could get a random item that would hold up whereas a sample of 30 or so might reveal some flaws. The price is surely attractive.

User avatar
DeadEric
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:20 am
Year and Model: 1996 850 Turbo
Location: Minnesota
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 11 times
United States of America
DeadEric

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by DeadEric » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:32 pm

I bought a URO elbow the other day, mine was torn. It connects a pcv hose assembly to the air box snorkel. Volvo part is $10 unless you get the assembly then it's $50 plus the dipstick o ring and the intake gasket and probably injector o rings depending on how they look.

In my case, if I'm taking off the intake, I'm replacing it with the NA one with the NA throttle body and the throttle cable change and the throttle body intake tube replacement and the injectors are out so let's upgrade those and well... PO said he did the PCV system 5k ago and this elbow is torn so what else wasn't changed of damaged so let's just redo the PCV system with quality stuff... and he also did the timing belt 5k ago, may as well make sure those are quality parts. Since I'm doing the timing belt, better put the NA cams in with seals and what not...

I spent $3 on a URO elbow shipped. I'm gonna do all of that other stuff in the next year anyway. The wife is happy I didn't spend all the money and time under the hood on graduation week. My car has boost again so I'm happy(ish.)

I guess URO has a place after all?

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 19984
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 272 times
Been thanked: 849 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by abscate » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:50 am

I think their place is redoing the job every 5 k
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

JimBee
Posts: 1732
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:23 pm
Year and Model: 93 and 2 96 850's
Location: Minneapolis
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 22 times
United States of America
JimBee

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by JimBee » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:45 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:50 am
I think their place is redoing the job every 5 k
But is that an ironclad fact :?:

User avatar
erikv11
Posts: 9471
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:03 pm
Year and Model: 850, S/V70, 06 S60R
Location: Iowa
Has thanked: 80 times
Been thanked: 243 times
United States of America
erikv11

Re: Another heater hose thread... (2017) URO Heater Hoses made in Thailand?

Post by erikv11 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm

JimBee wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:45 pm
abscate wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:50 am
I think their place is redoing the job every 5 k
But is that an ironclad fact :?:
It's happened many times. Probably not every time, but definitely many times. Want your car to be the next for it to happen on?

I've got a pair of URO heater hoses that a member sent me when I bought their whole parts stash. I'll never use them, anybody want them? You pay $2 (that's $1 per hose) plus shipping. I don't remember if they are for turbo or NA but can look if someone is interested.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 165k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post