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S70 or 850 radiator replacement

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S70 or 850 radiator replacement

Post by S70lover » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:00 pm

Core sizes 590,388,32 AND OR 590,388,40
Will my old 32 be compatible with a 40? Thanks in advance
(They look pretty much identical)

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Re: S70 or 850 radiator replacement

Post by scot850 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:08 pm

I don't know the answer to this. I appreciate parts options in Australia are limited, but what is the reason to going to the thicker core?

Is your S70 a non-turbo? It may be less of an issue on a non-turbo, but what you will have to check is if the mounting holes on the radiator to the car are located in the right position. If they are just mounted centrally on the sides the may not align with the mounting nuts which can be fragile.

You will also need to check the mounting end plates for the A/C condenser are located in the correct place.

If the radiator is listed for your model then perhaps it will work but I would like assurances from the vendor to that affect.

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