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S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

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S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by ferocity02 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:51 pm

My coolant expansion tank is cracked and leaking. The Volvo part is about $60. Rein and Meyle are about $20. Are these good brands? Since it's not a moving part I feel more comfortable going with a non-Volvo part here. But then again URO Parts is able to fuck up the most simplest of parts.

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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by ecbsykes » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:26 pm

The OEM version should last a long time and is what I would buy, but with FCP Euro I'd also be pretty confident buying any of those aftermarkets. They have a lifetime warranty on all their products and will replace whatever you buy if it fails again.
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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by abscate » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:40 pm

ferocity02 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:51 pm
My coolant expansion tank is cracked and leaking. The Volvo part is about $60. Rein and Meyle are about $20. Are these good brands? Since it's not a moving part I feel more comfortable going with a non-Volvo part here. But then again URO Parts is able to fuck up the most simplest of parts.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... -s70-v70-1

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... -9141095my

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... in-9141095
Please don’t swear on a MVS, I’ve amended your post above..

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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:58 pm

Good one. About to replace one of said company's power steering resv. hoses.

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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:06 pm

You should be able to get 2-3 years from a Meyle tank before it starts to turn yellow... The OE Volvo ones last ten+ years. Replacing the tank is pretty easy on our cars so if you like to play around with your car, get the Rein or Meyle and expect to replace it in 2-3 years.
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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by June » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:16 pm

Your factory tank lasted 20 years, why skimp $40? My 04 factory tank still looks great at 15 years old with no need for replacement in sight. So if I were you, I would buy the genuine Volvo part. June
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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by rspi » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 pm

I tried a Meyle reservoir and it had Uro markings on it. Never again. Replaced it after 2 years, it was cloudy.
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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by cn90 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:42 pm

- Stick to Genuine Volvo. This is a critical part and aftermarket, as mentioned above, are not that good.

- Go to ebay and search "Volvo 9141095".
- On the Left side of the ebay webpage, click brand "Volvo".

- There is a seller right now selling a genuine Volvo tank for $49 with "Best Offer". I guess you can offer the seller $40, which is a fair price for new old stock.

- Here is the link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Volvo- ... 3375585062
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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by abscate » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:22 am

$40 is two hours of labour at my self appointed rate of $25 an hour for car labor. If it fails, it s two hours of Labour and hassle and possible engine overheat.

Critical engine part.

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Re: S70 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

Post by ferocity02 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:36 am

Seems like an even mix of opinions here... I went ahead and bought a Meyle tank from FCP.

Hoesntly, I don't plan on owning this car for most and a few more years. If the tank starts to look like it's going bad I'll just exchange it at FCP for a new one. Also got a new lower coolant tank hose and turbo coolant return hose. I went OEM on these since the aftermarket options seems to swell turn to crap in under 2 years.

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