Need a Heater Core Hoses Fix ?
… for 850, S70, V70, XC70, and V70-XC Volvos up to model year 2000.
MVS Volvo Forums member Boxman gives us an outstanding heater core junction block bypass DIY. It’s a concise writeup with good pictures.
As these things get old, the plastic turns brittle. As long as you don’t touch it, it will probably hold up fine. While swapping my engine, the connectors HAD to come out, and in doing so you will usually ruin it. In my case the plastic was brittle and probably cracked internally when disconnecting the hoses. Upon reinstalling my new engine, I could take a shower under my car when I filled it with water for the first time.
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