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Early P2 V70R and S60R, correct condenser

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Early P2 V70R and S60R, correct condenser

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Hi, here are some photos of the correct "Nissens 94525" condenser (sold as part number "Nissens 30676602") for 2004 P2 V70R, and likely the S60R, with two intercoolers. I can not verify fitment to other year models.

The Behr condenser sold both as part numbers "Behr 30676602" and "Behr 351037641" DOES NOT FIT 2004 P2 V70R model.

Nor does it look like the "Valeo 30676602", nor the "Genuine Volvo 30676602".

The problem is twofold. First, the downtube from the top of the condenser to the dryer needs to clear the FMI inlet pipe. Only the Nissens condenser (of the four listed) does this. Second, the uptube from the bottom of the condenser to the dryer needs to enter the fitting FROM THE SIDE, not the rear. Look closely at the differences between the incorrect Behr, and both the correct original condenser and the correct replacement Nissens. Pic 7279.

Pic 7252. I knew this Nissens was correct immediately upon opening the box. Clearance for FMI inlet, and uptube entering the fitting from the side, not the rear.

Pic 7279. Original Volvo condenser at back. Incorrect Behr 30676602 in the middle. Correct Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602 in front. Note the tubing as described above.

Pic 7295. Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602. Perfect fit in 2004 V70R!

Pic 7300. Correct Nissens 94525, again, sold as Nissens 30676602, at bottom. Original mid mount (main) intercooler, in the middle. And a newly installed Do88 aluminum radiator at the top of the photo.

Pic 0120. Original Volvo Condenser. Closeup of dryer and tubing.

Pic 0121. Incorrect Behr 30676602. Showing how it DOESN'T FIT.

Please consider amending your website to indicate that only the Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602, is a sure fit for the 2004 V70R and S60R with FMI, but it may also fit other year models.

I'm hoping this information will be disseminated among P2 V70R and S60R owners so they don't need to endure the frustration of being sold the incorrect parts by retailers who have not yet been made aware of the differences between the various condensers said to fit these models.

Any information or photos contained in this email may be used only if the effort is to inform the public and to differentiate between the condensers mentioned.

All photographs and writings in this email are copyrighted. Any public acknowledgements/credits of the information/photos contained in this email must be made to "Karl Mulligan".
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Incorrect Behr 30676602. Showing how it DOESN'T FIT.
Incorrect Behr 30676602. Showing how it DOESN'T FIT.
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Original Volvo Condenser. Closeup of dryer and tubing.
Original Volvo Condenser. Closeup of dryer and tubing.
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Correct Nissens 94525, again, sold as Nissens 30676602, at bottom. Original mid mount (main) intercooler, in the middle. And a newly installed Do88 aluminum radiator at the top of the photo.
Correct Nissens 94525, again, sold as Nissens 30676602, at bottom. Original mid mount (main) intercooler, in the middle. And a newly installed Do88 aluminum radiator at the top of the photo.
Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602. Perfect fit in 2004 V70R!
Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602. Perfect fit in 2004 V70R!
Original Volvo condenser at back. Incorrect Behr 30676602 in the middle. Correct Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602 in front. Note the tubing as described above.
Original Volvo condenser at back. Incorrect Behr 30676602 in the middle. Correct Nissens 94525, sold as Nissens 30676602 in front. Note the tubing as described above.
I knew this Nissens was correct immediately upon opening the box. Clearance for FMI inlet, and uptube entering the fitting from the side, not the rear.
I knew this Nissens was correct immediately upon opening the box. Clearance for FMI inlet, and uptube entering the fitting from the side, not the rear.
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