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2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by jimpierce7 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:36 pm

So replacing the t-stat is replacing the housing too? How about that?!!

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by Georgeandkira » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:29 am

In '03 Volvo combined the t-stat and coolant sensor in one housing.
Many encouraged changing both when doing either. Now you have to.
A few have posted pictures of installing a new stat in the old housing to save a few bucks.
Besides the additional R&R step involved you'd have to make certain you had the correct stat before you began or risk prolonged down time as you hunt about for a stat which fits.

Of all the money saving (savings for the manufacturer-expense for the consumer) things on cars now-a-days, this one is among the least impactful.

However, the old, stand alone thermostats and sensors were very easy to replace.

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by cn90 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:59 am

For combo (thermostat, ECT, housing x2), installation is cumbersome with removal of serp belt, PS Pump etc.

I posted a DIY, where you take only the tstat and ECT and "Transplant it over". This saves a lot of time (not saving money).
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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by jimpierce7 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:59 pm

I'll go with what is there and do it when I take care of the PCV. Although I'll most likely be doing the timing belt and water pump at the same time. Not sure yet how I feel about all that. State tax returns are coming so it's either fix the car I have or get another. Get another would not be frugal at all after putting a new transmission in a year ago (ouch) and new Michelins all the way around.

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by abscate » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 am

Its amazing how many fall into the " buy another car" trap because " the repair costs more than the worth of the car" financial fallacy.
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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by Archer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:17 am

abscate wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 am
Its amazing how many fall into the " buy another car" trap because " the repair costs more than the worth of the car" financial fallacy.
+1...ain't that right!

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by jimpierce7 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:32 am

I'm seeing my repair costs too high only if I don't do it myself. My car is otherwise solid. It is my work vehicle and pretty dang reliable so far. And the more I think about it, I just don't want another payment.

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by EngineeringBloke » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 am

I have a timing belt, some suspension parts, issues with exhaust (possibly catalytic converter, too), and engine mounts to do. But even with a low MPG issue, I enjoy the car enough that I expect to keep it instead of finding a new one.

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Post by jimpierce7 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:10 pm

Mine is working well for me too. My wife would like me to have a larger vehicle so it can be slept in while camping. lol That was the seed....

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Re: 2006 xc70 breather (PCV) system

Post by dlundblad » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:49 am

Where in the heck is the PTC nipple located on these?

Yet another thing I probably should have done..
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