Let’s talk Heat-Shrink Radiator Clamps
You need the clamp to get really, really hot (~300 degrees), so I’d recommend either having a REAL heat gun instead of a hairdryer, or do what I did and go make the engine really hot on some twisty roads. Once it shrunk to make a good fit, it completely stopped the dripping and the clamp has such a big surface area that it makes a very good seal on the lower hose.
Bonus! Volvo Facts
- Volvo Holds the Record for Highest Mileage Ever Recorded in a Single Car
What’s the longest you’ve ever driven a vehicle? 100,000 miles? 300,000? 500,000? Whatever it is, Irv Gordon’s got you beat with the 1966 Volvo P1800. This vehicle has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as having accumulated the most miles by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle, with over three million miles and counting! That’s more than six trips to the moon and back.
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