1998 S70 T5 oil cooler

Discussion in 'Volvo S70' started by Michael, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Looking at a complete replacement of ALL cooling system parts because of a
    faulty oil cooler which allowed oil to leak into the system.

    ALL hoses, water pump, radiator, thermostat, etc. All associated parts.

    $1100 parts plus $1200 labor.

    Are there any options?

    I suppose just trying to flush out all the crap and just replacing the
    radiator is a bad idea?

    Thanks for any opinions.

    --M Indiana
     
    Michael, Jan 19, 2007
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  2. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Another question....

    Does the oil cooler cool the transmission fluid or the engine oil?
     
    Michael, Jan 20, 2007
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  3. Michael

    Mike F Guest

    Michael wrote:
    >
    > Another question....
    >
    > Does the oil cooler cool the transmission fluid or the engine oil?


    There's a cooler in each tank, the left side for the transmission, the
    right side for the engine.
    To your earlier post, I would certainly skip replacing the water pump.
    New hoses won't add any labour, and don't really cost that much, so it's
    cheap insurance, although I doubt that even that is necessary.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jan 22, 2007
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  4. Michael

    Michael Guest

    > To your earlier post, I would certainly skip replacing the water pump.
    > New hoses won't add any labour, and don't really cost that much, so it's
    > cheap insurance, although I doubt that even that is necessary.


    Thanks Mike.

    Just had the car towed back to my place and thought I'd do the repair
    myself. I think you're right...as long as the pump is working, it sjould
    clean out ok.

    350 in parts (including new hoses) sounds alot better.

    They say getting the radiator out is a snap but on first glance, I wonder
    about that....looks like the fan and shroud need to come out first?

    Anyway, didn't lose much oil and it doesn't look to bad.

    The coolant is very gummy though....of course I will drain and fill both 2
    or 3 times at least.

    If you have any hints for me on this repair, I sure would appreciate it. !
     
    Michael, Jan 23, 2007
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  5. Michael

    Glenn Guest

    Michael wrote:
    >> To your earlier post, I would certainly skip replacing the water pump.
    >> New hoses won't add any labour, and don't really cost that much, so it's
    >> cheap insurance, although I doubt that even that is necessary.

    >
    > Thanks Mike.
    >
    > Just had the car towed back to my place and thought I'd do the repair
    > myself. I think you're right...as long as the pump is working, it sjould
    > clean out ok.
    >
    > 350 in parts (including new hoses) sounds alot better.
    >
    > They say getting the radiator out is a snap but on first glance, I wonder
    > about that....looks like the fan and shroud need to come out first?
    >
    > Anyway, didn't lose much oil and it doesn't look to bad.
    >
    > The coolant is very gummy though....of course I will drain and fill both 2
    > or 3 times at least.
    >
    > If you have any hints for me on this repair, I sure would appreciate it. !
    >
    >

    Try to find a boat store near you & purchase 2 bottles of bilge cleaner
    this will remove almost of the oil water mix you have now just regular
    flushing will not do the trick have used this in the past with other
    Volvo's that had the problem you had happen to you.
    Glenn K
    ASE Certified Technician
    Volvo Certified Technician

    --
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    Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
    The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
    aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as
    long as I live,
    nor should any American.
     
    Glenn, Jan 24, 2007
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  6. Michael

    Mike F Guest

    Michael wrote:
    >
    > Thanks Mike.
    >
    > Just had the car towed back to my place and thought I'd do the repair
    > myself. I think you're right...as long as the pump is working, it sjould
    > clean out ok.
    >
    > 350 in parts (including new hoses) sounds alot better.
    >
    > They say getting the radiator out is a snap but on first glance, I wonder
    > about that....looks like the fan and shroud need to come out first?
    >
    > Anyway, didn't lose much oil and it doesn't look to bad.
    >
    > The coolant is very gummy though....of course I will drain and fill both 2
    > or 3 times at least.
    >
    > If you have any hints for me on this repair, I sure would appreciate it. !


    How about http://www.volvospeed.com/Repair/Radiator850turbo.php

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jan 24, 2007
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  7. Michael

    Michael Guest


    > How about http://www.volvospeed.com/Repair/Radiator850turbo.php


    Oh man...thanks alot. That's just what I needed.

    Also the bilge cleaner sounds like a great idea...thanks very much.

    I hope I don't have a problem...I was under the impression by some bad info
    I read that the radiator could come out from the top. (98 S70 T5)......but
    it's obvious that you get it out from below.

    Trouble is, I don't have a lift.....so I hope I can get the car jacked up
    high enough to replace it. Do you think I'll be alright?

    Thanks again.
     
    Michael, Jan 24, 2007
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  8. Michael

    Mike F Guest

    Michael wrote:
    >
    > > How about http://www.volvospeed.com/Repair/Radiator850turbo.php

    >
    > Oh man...thanks alot. That's just what I needed.
    >
    > Also the bilge cleaner sounds like a great idea...thanks very much.
    >
    > I hope I don't have a problem...I was under the impression by some bad info
    > I read that the radiator could come out from the top. (98 S70 T5)......but
    > it's obvious that you get it out from below.
    >
    > Trouble is, I don't have a lift.....so I hope I can get the car jacked up
    > high enough to replace it. Do you think I'll be alright?
    >
    > Thanks again.


    Personally, I've never done this job, so I'd trust the words of the guy
    who has. That said, I would have tried to take it out the top.
    However, raising the car up on ramps would give you enough clearance if
    it needs to come out the bottom.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jan 25, 2007
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