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Re: radiator damage 1998 V70 T5

Postby enotslim » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:29 pm

New radiator is in. Drove only 20 miles so far. Cold starts without any hesitation, engine runs very smoothly, temp gauge is rock solid, no coolant leak or change in level. I can't tell any difference compared to "before the flood". Test for combustion gases in coolant showed very minimal color change that, so I'm told, can be seen in engines that have never overheated and that run fine. So far so good, I guess.

Thanks for your advice. Hopefully, this will be stable.

Dave
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Re: radiator damage 1998 V70 T5

Postby abscate » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:25 am

Outstanding, red team
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Re: radiator damage 1998 V70 T5

Postby enotslim » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:05 pm

This is partly so I remember. 15 miles highway driving today, including *very* strong acceleration on the onramp (turbo working well!), up to 80 mph for a short stretch and most of the time at 70-75 mph. Seems perfect. All I can say is I'm glad it was 9˚F ambient when the radiator blew. And thanks for all your advice. Still rolling, and not quite 140K yet.

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Re: radiator damage 1998 V70 T5

Postby theWIFES_S70 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:10 pm

This is partly so I remember. 15 miles highway driving today, including *very* strong acceleration on the onramp (turbo working well!), up to 80 mph for a short stretch and most of the time at 70-75 mph. Seems perfect. All I can say is I'm glad it was 9˚F ambient when the radiator blew. And thanks for all your advice. Still rolling, and not quite 140K yet.

Dave
Dave, so glad to hear this. Another one continues to live!
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Re: radiator damage 1998 V70 T5

Postby FLXC90 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:02 pm

enotslim, if you haven't gathered from this threat, the thing is on our cars there isn't a head gasket compression (as an actual physical gasket)...the paint or roll on an anaerobic sealer between the head gasket and the upper engine... same sealer that is used on the cam cover.
That seems misleading. are you saying the head gasket is merely a shim that doesn't compress? or advising to use anaerobic sealant along with the head gasket.

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1998 V70 T5, 112k sat 5 years, slowly coming back to life
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1998 POS70 N/A: training aid, 229k, I think...ABS module


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