No more OEM Volvo Radiators for our 850s???


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So I'm going to finally replace my leaky Nissens radiator.  Lo and behold, Volvo has discontinued their radiators?  Part 8603770?

Damn.  The Nissens seem to fail within 5 years, yet the Volvo OEM had a reputation of 10-15 years.

There is the DO88 option, all aluminum, but we're talking $450.

Any NOS Volvo Radiators out there?

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I have had 2 failed, 1 stock, 1 Nissen.  I went all aluminum after that.  My Nissen did last around 7 years.

 

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So did you get a DO88?  I'm willing to spend the extra money, IF it actually lasts like it should.  Not worth the money if it just lasts a couple years more.

Also, will everything still hook up OK?  I've heard it pushes the intercooler out a bit.

 

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I have the DO88, yes.  I have been running it for a year and a half I believe.  No issues.

It is thicker than stock, maybe 10mm or so, and it will extend into the engine bay that far.  If you are mostly stock, no issues.  I had to change my lower intercooler pipe.  I had a 3" pipe and it no longer fit, so I had to adapt to a 2.5" and move to 3" once I cleared the radiator.  The outlet on my intercooler is 2.5", so not a big deal.

 

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ive had the do88 - its a really nice piece... although i dont have too many miles on it (probably 1.5k) its held water for 3 years... 

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