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P2 V70 R radiator r/r 31319056, parts review

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P2 V70 R radiator r/r 31319056, parts review

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:13 pm

This one was on a tight schedule so didn’t get pictures

Prep work

Front of car up on ramps

Remove lower air guide , two M6 screws, release clips in front, lift up and pull back to release. 30 cm screwdriver needed

Remove air pipe from air cleaner, 2 M4 /8mm socket o air cleaner, 3 M4/8mm on front frame member, remove pipe

Remove TWONY M4/8mm socket screws from radiator spring damped clamps

Fan shroud
Remove two M6 bolts from top of shroud
Unplug fan harness
Lift shroud up and out

Remove induction hose from turbo, cover turbo
Remove two M6 bolts on hard pipe
Remove turbo pipe from right side of radiator
Remove turbo pipe from left side of radiator
It’s posdible To leave these in place but clearance will be tight

Drain coolant
Remove two radiator hoses
Squeeze clips, pull AT oil Lines back to release from radiator, top and bottom. About 100 ml AT oil drains

Place support under condenser and inter cooler. We used a jack stand.

Release radiatorfom the rad intercoller condemsor sandwich by removing the four m4/8mm screws from the sand which. They are about 10 cm long. You need a wobble to access the top right left one. Unlike the P80s these are good hardware and fasten from back To front, much easier to access.

Release radiator by dropping the TWO M6 bolts screwed up onto the frame member, supporting from above

Remove radiator by dropping right side, the easing to right to clear left mount from AT lines
After radiator is lowered, release overflow pipe by opening Oetiker clamp, upper left side of radiator

Reinstall notes

Reattach and clamp overflow pipe before mount8mg radiator
Attach radiator and starts sand which bolts before bolting radiator in

LeVe hoses off until fan shroud is reinstalled

We spent 30 minutes fussing with the air guide, and were 3.5 hours to wheels up on ramps to starting engine for leak test. A half day job, max


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Re: P2 V70 R radiator r/r 31319056

Post by abscate » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:23 pm

On parts, March 2019

Valeo is OEM for Volvo, other choices are Nissens And Behr.

The VAleo radiator is the only one that has metal inserts inside the rad hose snouts. You want those if you want ten years from your radiator.

It’s a $300 parts vs $150 parts, otherwise.

Valeo $300
Nissens $150
Behr $110

There are lot of reviews on FCP SAYING THE Behr hardware slots and mounts holes need fitment work so add an hour of time to trim or get new hardware to put the Behr one one. Your time, your value.

The Nissens has a lot fewer notes to this effect.

You can see the metal inserts in the snouts here in this FCP picture, and absent in the two aftermarkets

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 0-31319056


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