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Deleting Oil cooler lines on a 1998 V70 AWD Turbo

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So i have been dealing with the oil cooler lines on my 1998 V70 Awd Turbo for a while. Vehicle has 169,000 miles or so on it now and since i have gotten the car i have put two sets of oil cooler lines on it. I have used the OEM lines each time with new seals etc. Well the second set is now leaking again from the connection at the rubber hose to metal clamping as the usually seem to start leaking at. I dont want to have to do a third set of lines or have these ones rebuilt. I was able to get a hold of the NA motor oil cooler block off plate that it uses instead of having oil coolers. Does anyone know if that would cause a big problem if i decided to put that on instead of new lines? The car is daily driven to work and back about 2 miles on local roads. Never take it on the highway etc, we use the wifes newer mini van for that. I am just worried that iuf i do the block off that the oil might be too high a temperature and burn out the turbo etc. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated?

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would be preferable to get a pan and waterpipe from a 99 or 00 car with the oil cooler mounted to the back of the pan

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From your references, I'm assuming you're talking about the engine oil cooler lines.  I would definitely NOT recommend deleting them.  I find it very odd you've gone through two sets in 169K miles; these were new OEM volvo lines?

I rebuilt both my engine and transmission oil cooler lines for less than $60 or so total and wasn't that difficult either.  Dry as a bone ever since.

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/173439-damn-oil-cooler-lines/

Full credit to @tuner4life who was my inspiration.

 

Related post about when I did the trans cooler lines:

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/173679-weepy-oil-cooler-line-repair/

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