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Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by E Showell » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:36 am

I need a replacement radiator for a V70. I am considering going genuine Volvo despite the considerable price premium.

I had also thought about harvesting a used one from Harry's for about half the price of new aftermarket. I've never changed a radiator, so I was thinking pulling a used one would give me installation insights.

Plan would be to replace all hose clips & clamps and replace any hoses with new as needed.

Thoughts?


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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by Antoine240bk » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:45 pm

Hi,

You could go for a used genuine Volvo radiator if it is in great condition, and no deposit at the bottom, this will avoid doing the job twice!
I have gone with a new rad Nissen brand on my V70, quite well made for half the price and silicone hoses too. There is a few tricks you will have to do, as support the AC Radiator and the Rad to make it easier. I did drain the coolant first and then blow a good breath through the coolant tank, this as drained more coolant from the heater matrix circuit.

While at it check and change your thermostat coolant seal

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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by SuperHerman » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm

There are write ups on the process on this forum, one of them pretty recent.

The only item I will add is do not twist the radiator when removing and installing. The number one source of leaks is at the edges, where twisting shows its impact. Many have installed new radiators and have them fail w/n a few years because they twisted them during the process. So straight up and straight down - remove anything in the way to avoid twisting.

A used unit with a good warranty on an older car is not a bad idea. After market radiators, the ones I have used, have not been a problem. Nissen is a solid brand.



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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:59 pm

Start hitting the two bolts holding the radiator ears with PB elixir two weeks before attempting to loosen them.

I got 14 years out of the Volvo and 4 out of the Nissens. I think the 4 was my bad install, not the radiator quality

Cost savings of a junkyard is lost in the pulling labor if you give yourself a fair wage for that. I use $25/ hour


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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by E Showell » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:20 pm

You think it will take me 8 hrs. to pull?


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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by crlande » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:40 pm

Harry's Allentown just crushed their only 98. Hazelton has several. Considering the drive time there and back, the time to pull, the snow we are getting now, no good way to verify if good, $25 / hr sounds good as long as you don't have to pay NY taxes!



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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by E Showell » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:48 pm

Yeah, I sold the '98. So, I don't need a radiator for that.


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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:03 pm

E Showell wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:20 pm
You think it will take me 8 hrs. to pull?
FCP with lifetime warranty. $125 Nissens

Harry's. $45

Difference is $80 for labor for brand new part over a used part

For me, no brainer for new.


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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by E Showell » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Genuine Volvo $300, Harry's $45. Big Delta.


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
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'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
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Re: Used Volvo Radiator from Pick & Pull

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:24 pm

I would go new Nissens on this one on my cars, Volvo on yours which are often a nasty tow away from home.

Rethinking. Nissens for you , too,


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