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Volvo V70 Diagnosing and Fixing Head Gasket Overheating Problem
Symptoms: 1) sucking small amounts of rad fluid for the last 17k (started adding rad fluid ~ 2 years ago (127K) 2) P0305 (misfire, 5th cylinder), P0116 OBDII repeated error code 3) yellow bluish Blok-Chek test (presence of exhaust gases in rad fluid) 4) rad fluid forcing its way out of new 22 psi expansion tank cap after car is off (with cap on) 5) visible bubbles at surface of expansion tank while motor is running (w/ cap off) 6) 215F OBDII reading while idling 7) while driving, the temp reading is always normal – center of temp gauge
Bonus! More on the Volvo V70
Late in 1996, Volvo introduced a new estate car to the market, the V70.
The Volvo V70 was developed from the concept of the successful 850 Estate which had then been on the market since February 1993.
The exterior of the new V70 showed softer styling than its predecessor, but still carried a strong Volvo identity including the typical almost vertical rear end. Inside the car, the dashboard was new, as was most of the interior. As regards safety, a number of important improvements were also made.
An interesting and successful addition to the V70 models was the all-wheel drive XC 70 models.
The Volvo V70 was produced until 2000, when it was replaced by the second-generation V70.
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